AE22 Clear Mind, Relaxed Body: Developing a Meditation Practice

Thursday February 10

6:00 PM  –  7:30 PM

Clear Mind, Relaxed Body: Developing a Meditation Practice 

ONLINE*  Six Sessions: Thursdays, February 10 - March 17; 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Instructor: Jenne Sluder

$130 Non-member** (**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes. Become an Arboretum Member!)



Regular meditation practice improves mental clarity and emotional well-being while reducing the effects of stress on the body and the brain. In this series, we will cover the fundamentals of developing a healthy relationship with meditation practice. Classes consist of lecture, discussion and practice. Lying-down meditation, walking meditation, and seated meditation (on a chair or on a cushion) will all be explored, as well as brief simple movement exercises to calm the mind and release tension from the body.

Jenne Sluder is a qualified mental health professional and is certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapists as a trauma-sensitive therapeutic yoga instructor. She holds a Master’s in Transpersonal Psychology: Ecopsychology from Naropa University and specializes in mind-body approaches to improving mental and physical health. An Asheville native, Sluder works with individuals and with groups using somatic (body-based), contemplative (mindfulness-based), ecological (nature-based), and compassion-based practices.


*Instructions for joining via Zoom will be included in a reminder email sent to registrants by the day prior to the event. Please add to your contacts to ensure our emails do not end up in your spam folder. A recording of each talk will be made available to registered participants for a limited period following the session for review and to provide access to those with scheduling conflicts.




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