Events

MLP Training Year 2019-20 Retreat in Auburn, CA

Teachers Mark Molony, John Bruna, and Laura Bartels are grateful to lead this 5-day retreat for those beginning the 2019-20 MLP Mindfulness Training Year. There are three pathways for participants –

  • MLP Mindfulness Teacher Certification
  • Mindfulness in Recovery® Teacher Certification
  • Personal Development Program

We begin the year with a 5-day retreat at Mercy Retreat Center in Auburn, CA. Participants who are accepted into our year-long training will join us for two retreats held June 23 – 28, 2019 and in June 2020. 

Applications for the program are due March 22, 2019. 

Please see our Teacher Training Program page for information on the two teacher pathways and the Personal Development page for that pathway. 

Mindfulness Foundations Course

Mindfulness Foundations Course, June 18 – July 23 in Durango, CO

Join the Mindful Life Program Foundations Course, June 18 – July 23, 2019 in Durango, Colorado. Give yourself the gift of this lively and engaging opportunity to learn to live mindfully, with attention and intention, cultivating genuine happiness and a meaningful life. The course teaches the practice of meditation and the practical application of mindfulness in daily life. Empower yourself to integrate the four key areas of mindfulness – attention, wisdom, values, and an open heart – into your life in practical, accessible and universal ways.

Concentration – Developing attention skills through meditation training.

Wisdom – Understanding one’s biases, labeling, projection and pre-judgment. Increasing emotional intelligence and learning to respond rather than react.

Values – Living a meaningful life. Developing healthy habits and responses that are in alignment with one’s personal values.

Open heart – Developing healthy relationships and connections. Cultivating skills of compassion, loving-kindness, empathic joy and equanimity.

“Taking the MLP  Foundations Course with Mindy helped me to cultivate better attention and presence, establish a more consistent meditation practice and understand better my patterns of skillful and unskillful behavior. My meditation practice is more of a priority now and I’ve acquired the skills to lead a more connected and meaningful life. Mindy’s kindness and sincere best intention for all people shines through in her teaching and she creates a container of safety that allows people to feel safe in their vulnerability.” -Brigid, recent participant 

Enrollment includes:

  • 20 hours of engaging in-person class 
  • Foundations Course Companion Journal
  • Downloadable guided meditations
  • Daily practice guide

Read the full description for the course under the Programs tab, and read more feedback from recent participants here.

Dates: Tuesday evenings, 6:00-8:30 p.m., June 18th – July 23rd & Saturday July 20th, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cost: $250. Inquire about group discounts. Payment plans and scholarships are available. Our mission is to help everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. To apply for a payment plan or scholarship, please email Mindy (see organizer information).

Facilitator and Registration Information: Mindy Meiering  

MLP Training Year 2018-19 Final Retreat in Auburn, CA

Teachers Mark Molony, John Bruna, and Laura Bartels will lead this 5-day retreat for those concluding the 2018-19 MLP Mindfulness Training Year.

Our next year-long program begins in June, 2019.Applications for the program are due March 22, 2019. 

There are three pathways for participants –

  • MLP Mindfulness Teacher Certification
  • Mindfulness in Recovery® Teacher Certification
  • Personal Development Program

Please see our Teacher Training Program page for information on the two teacher pathways and the Personal Development page for that pathway. 

Mindfulness Foundations Course

Mindfulness Foundations Course, June 11- July 30, 2019 in Durango, CO

Join the Mindful Life Program Foundations Course, June 11 – July 30, 2019 with MLP Certified Teacher Cindy Schmidt in Durango, CO.

Give yourself the gift of this lively and engaging opportunity to learn to live mindfully, with attention and intention, cultivating genuine happiness and a meaningful life. The course teaches the practice of meditation and the practical application of mindfulness in daily life. Empower yourself to integrate the four key areas of mindfulness – attention, wisdom, values, and an open heart – into your life in practical, accessible and universal ways.

Concentration – Developing attention skills through meditation training.

Wisdom – Understanding one’s biases, labeling, projection and pre-judgment. Increasing emotional intelligence and learning to respond rather than react.

Values – Living a meaningful life. Developing healthy habits and responses that are in alignment with one’s personal values.

Open heart – Developing healthy relationships and connections. Cultivating skills of compassion, loving-kindness, empathic joy and equanimity.

The course has dramatically improved my life.” – Recent participant

Read the full description for the 20-hour course under the Programs tab and read more feedback from recent participants here.

Dates: Tuesday evenings from 6 – 8:30 pm June 11 – July 30

Facilitator: Cindy Schmidt

Cost: $250. Inquire about group discounts. Payment plans and scholarships are available. Our mission is to help everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. To apply for a payment plan or scholarship, please see contact information below.

*Continuing Professional Development (CPDs) credits available for social workers, therapists, and substance abuse counselors.

*Continuing Education Units (CEUs) may be available for teachers.

For more information on this course, please call Cindy Schmidt at 970-985-2416 or email her at [email protected]

Testimonials specific to Cindy:

“My experience of the Mindful Life Foundations Course as taught by Cindy Schmidt, was exceptional. The information and guidance provided by Cindy is something that I wish I had found years ago. The effect that mindfulness has had on my life has been profound and I have so much gratitude for having found and participated in the course. I highly recommend this class as mindfulness is now one of the primary tools for that I use in this living, breathing, and changing body. I am also more present in my everyday world and practice meditation daily. Cindy is a patient, profound, heartfelt guide and does not hesitate to give of her knowledge freely to you for the purpose of bettering your own life and understanding. Five Stars, six stars, seven stars.” ~ Jason Martinez

“What an incredible experience!  I feel as if my life has new meaning and direction guided by principles of Mindful Living!  For years I have been intrigued by meditation but too intimidated to try.  Cindy’s gentle, guiding techniques made my introduction into meditation practice so easy and fruitful!  Each week I looked forward to reviewing the reading materials and having a small group of thoughtful, supportive class participants made coming to each session something to truly look forward to. I look forward to being a part of the Mindful Living Community, gaining more inspiration and support through the readily available resources.  For others looking to find their way into Mindfulness, I highly recommend this class!” ~Deborah Sussex