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A Place of Mindfulness – An Exploration of Self and Art

Mindfulness plays a key role in the enjoyment of art and place. To deeply appreciate art and the places we inhabit, we must be present and open to taking in colors, textures, and shapes. Equally important is an awareness of the feelings that these images and places evoke. Through gentle movement, deep breathing, and brief meditations, participants will practice present-moment awareness and will engage with art and place. These same skills of presence, acceptance, and awareness are requisites for living life fully. Take home simple mindfulness strategies designed to enrich your life each day. The series is suitable for all adults. Participants need not have any previous experience with mindfulness or movement to benefit from the series.

Debra Alvis, Ph.D., C-IAYT is a licensed psychologist, mindfulness teacher, and therapeutic yoga educator. She has a personal mindfulness practice of over three decades and has taught mindfulness for more than twenty years. She has offered Morning Mindfulness at the Georgia Museum of Art for the last ten years and has served as a mindfulness consultant and leadership trainer for the National Association of Art Educators. Debra finds joy in sharing mindfulness and gentle movement with others.

Event Information

Event Date June 23, 2022 9:30 am
Event End Date June 23, 2022 10:30 am
Capacity 12
Available place 0
Cut off date June 22, 2022 4:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Instructor Debra Alvis, Ph.D., C-IAYT
Categories Classes & Workshops, Lectures & Seminars, Adult

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