This 4-part program is designed to provide comprehensive understanding, techniques, and guidelines to ensure a sustainable practice yielding greater work/life balance and ease over time. Every class is substantive with multiple components and includes a comprehensive, yet practical review of simple, mindful practices based on science and classical meditation techniques — proven methods for reducing stress, deepening connection, and building more stable peace of mind.
Current discoveries in brain research indicate that we can change the brain through mindful movement, breathing, and meditation. Regular practice reinforces healthy patterns of feeling and thinking that can reduce stress plus enhance life quality.
Each class includes tips for adapting mindful awareness into everyday living. Appropriate for all levels – beginners to more seasoned participants.
Introduction to Mindful Balance: A 4-Part Series
- Class 1 – The Mindful Body: Body/Mind Connection – Understanding & Application
- Class 2 – Mindful Breathing: Scientific Breath Techniques – Value & Use
- Class 3 – Minding the Mind: Mental Focus & Control – Methods & Outcomes
- Class 4 – Total Integration: Guidelines & Review to Optimize Practice
Note: Classes build sequentially and should be taken in their entirety for optimal benefit. They can be divided into four individual classes or one 4-section training.
About the Facilitator
Rev. Alan Pritz is an Interfaith Minister who has trained in and taught mind/body sciences for 40+ years. Author of the award-winning book, Meditation as a Way of Life: Philosophy & Practice (Quest: 2014), he’s been selected by the US Army Reserves and Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN as a designated Meditation & Life–Balance Provider. His Minneapolis practice, Awake In Life (www.Awake-In-Life.com), provides personal, couples, and organizational meditation training, executive / life coaching, and spiritual counseling.
Testimonials: From a 2016 St. Paul MetCouncil Training
- “I really liked the classes. They were very informative and for me were the right amount of information to take away from the class and use. The instructor provided good information and you could tell that he knew what he was talking about. I can’t think of areas of improvement.”
- “It was excellent and very helpful in understanding and beginning to practice mindful balance.”
- “Thank you for providing this opportunity to learn about managing stress. After our 1st class I wasn’t sure I’d ever use this technique but, Wow! Was I wrong! I encountered a few situations that were very stressful and I thought what the heck I’ll give the new technique a try and it work wonderfully. I plan to use this whenever I need to re-center the craziness that surrounds my life and work.’
- “I thought the class was terrific! I was amazed at how much better I felt at the end of each session. I can’t think of anything that could be improved, although I have to admit there were times that I couldn’t conceive some of what he was trying to convey to us, and toward the end of each session I was nearly asleep. Maybe a got a little too relaxed. These methods definitely work, but my problem is that with such busy days, it’s hard to remember to take time to practice them. Thanks so much for setting this up.”
- “I loved the class. Well worth my time. Is it possible to sit in on one of the next sessions?”
- “The classes and handout materials were excellent. I have already incorporated many of the practices into my regular day, and hope to continue to deepen my practice in the future. I very much appreciated having a class like this offered here at work, and do hope we can continue to offer more mind-body balance experiences into our wellness program.”
- “Yes, the consensus is that you’re awesome!” – Jody Jacoby, Contracts Manager | Procurement Department, MetCouncil
Contact Alan Pritz at 612-721-4100 or [email protected]