Photo by Jennifer Unver, granddaughter

Photo by Jennifer Unver

granddaughter

For fast – acting relief, try slowing down.

- Lily Tomlin

Mindful Wow

Workshops & Retreats

I will be teaching meditation and mindfulness at a variety of upcoming community events. Take a look at the listing and check back often for additions. Please feel free to contact me for more information.

Upcoming Workshops and Retreats

Survival Skills for Interns: Remember, You're a Person Too!

The quality of care you give to your patients is related to the quality of care you give to yourself.

Personal and Professional Development Workshops for University of Connecticut Health Center, Department of Internal Medicine 


This is a private event

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR the Classic 8 Week Series)

We can't stop the waves, but we can learn to surf. ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

Foundational course developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Supported by research. Implemented internationally. Develops the inner capacity to deal with bumps in the road that life inevitably brings along the path. 


Information Orientation: Monday, January 24, 2022 6:30PM - 9:00PM


8 Mondays, January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21, February 28, March 7, March 14, and March 21, 2022   6:30PM - 9:00PM


Sunday March 6, 2022  MBSR Day Retreat: 9:00AM - 3:00PM


Online via Zoom


For more information and to register, please visit:

Copper Beech Institute

Living Your Best Life Mid-Life and Beyond

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are? ~ Satchel Paige

While the aging process involves losses and challenges, this time of life can also be a pathway to profound wisdom and satisfaction.


Thursday, March 10, 2022,  10:00AM - 11:00AM


Location: Newington Senior & Disabled Center


For more information and to register, please call Newington Senior & Disabled Center at 

860.665.8778




Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR the Classic 8 Week Series)

We can't stop the waves, but we can learn to surf. ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

Foundational course developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Supported by research. Implemented internationally. Develops the inner capacity to deal with bumps in the road that life inevitably brings along the path. 


Information Orientation: Monday, March 28, 2022  9:30AM - 12:00Noon


8 Mondays, April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, and May 23, 2022  9:30AM - 12:00Noon

Sunday May 15,  2022  MBSR Day Retreat: 9:00AM - 3:00PM


Location: Copper Beech Institute


For more information and to register, please visit:

Copper Beech Institute

Living Your Best Life Mid-Life and Beyond

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are? ~ Satchel Paige

While the aging process involves losses and challenges, this time of life can also be a pathway to profound wisdom and satisfaction.


Saturday, April 9, 2022,  9:00AM - 12:00Noon


Location: Copper Beech Institute


For more information and to register, please visit:

Copper Beech Institute



Living Your Best Life Mid-Life and Beyond

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are? ~ Satchel Paige

While the aging process involves losses and challenges, this time of life can also be a pathway to profound wisdom and satisfaction, and a sense of community. These can be the wonder years.


4 Thursdays, April 21, April 28, May 5, and May 12, 2022, 7:00PM - 8:00PM


Location: West Hartford Elmwood Senior Center


For more information and to register, please call:

860.561.8180

Living Your Best Life Mid-Life and Beyond: A Day Retreat

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are? ~ Satchel Paige

While the aging process involves losses and challenges, this time of life can also be a pathway to profound wisdom and satisfaction, and a sense of community. These can be the wonder years.


Wednesday April 27, 2022, 9:00AM - 3:30PM 

(For Women Recreating Retirement Members only)


Location: Mercy By the Sea Retreat Center, Madison, CT


Cultivating Your Own Self Compassion

Are you as kind to yourself as your are to others? 


We will explore ways to loosen the reigns of self judgements, impossible expectations...especially during challenging times.


Monday, May 16, 2022, 2:30PM - 3:30PM


Middlewoods of Newington


This is a private event

Cultivating Your Own Self Compassion

Are you as kind to yourself as your are to others? 


We will explore ways to loosen the reigns of self judgements, impossible expectations...especially during challenging times.


Tuesday, May 17, 2022,  2:00PM - 3:00PM


Jerome Home and Arbor Rose


This is a private event

The Labyrinth Walk

By walking slowly and calmly we can find joy and inner peace.


Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 10:30AM - 11:15AM


Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center

303 Tunxis Road West Hartford, CT


Register at West Hartford Senior Center

860.561.7583

Mindfully Stressed Less

What are you thinking right now? Dwelling on past regrets or worrying about the future? 


Learn how mindfulness and meditation can relieve stress and anxiety, and cultivate health benefits.


Saturday, June 4, 2022, 1:00PM - 3:00PM


Online via Zoom


For more information please contact tremorsupportct.org (CT Essential Tremor Support Group)

Interns Orientation: Survival Skills for Interns: Remember, You're a Person Too!

The quality of care you give to your patients is related to the quality of care you give to yourself.

Personal and Professional Development Workshops for University of Connecticut Health Center, Department of Internal Medicine 

Emergency Medicine Interns Orientation: Survival Skills for Interns: Remember, You're a Person Too!

The quality of care you give to your patients is related to the quality of care you give to yourself.

University of Connecticut Health Center, Hartford Hospital Emergency  Department


This is a private event

Navigating Transitions

Surfing the space between then and now with meaning, purpose, and skill.

The reality is we all encounter transitions daily. We will take a look a look at research and personal experiences to explain how to navigate the "space inbetween".


Saturday, July 23, 2022,  9:00AM - 12:00PM


Location: Copper Beech Institute


For more information and to register, please visit

Copper Beech Institute

Recent Workshops and Retreats

Gaining a Foothold When Things Fall Apart

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness Training for Probation Officers

Self-Care Training for Community Protectors the Crisis Intervention Team

Survival Skills for Hartford Hospital Emergency Medical Interns

​Mindfulness & Resilience Training for Police Officers: CT Police Academy

Unstuck! Easing the Grip of Habits offered at Holistic Holiday at Sea, West Hartford Yoga, Copper Beech Institute

An Invitation to Mindfulness for St. Francis/Trinity Managers: a 3-part series

5-time Presenter on the cruise Holistic Holiday at Sea

Inviting Change by Letting Go~ Moving from Impossible to Possible Copper Beech Institute

St. Joseph University School of Pharmacy Faculty Development Mindfulness Workshop

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Copper Beech Institute

Survival Skills for Interns Remember, You're a Person Too! Hartford Hospital Emergency Medicine Dept.

Mindfully Stress-Less Is Burnout the Cost of Caring? Connecticut Children's Emergency Department

Survival Skills for Physician Assistant students St. Joseph University

Natural Living EXPO: Largest Holistic Gathering of Presenters and Vendors in New England

St. Francis Medical Center: Classes for the OB/GYN Residents

Connecticut Children's Medical Center: Survival Skills for Resident Pediatricians

Mindfully Stress-Less! Workshop for Shop Rite managers

The Joy of Living Mindfully in the Second Half of Life

Bristol Community Organization: Mindfully Stress-Less!

Women in Business Summit: Invitation to Mindfulness

Newington CT Middle Schools: Mindfully Stress-Less!

Comcast Sales Team Conference

Northwestern Regional School District No. 7 The User's Guide to Mindfully Stress-Less!

Immersion in Mindfulness at West Hartford Yoga

Loomis-Chaffee School Mindfully Stress-Less!

Bristol, CT Town Hall Mindfully Stress-Less!

Mindfulness in Education Conference: Sponsored by CREC and Central Connecticut State University

Introduction to MBSR at Copper Beech Institute: A Weekend Retreat

Mmm...Mindful Eating Eat, Drink, and Mind Your Middle at Wisdom House