Mindfulness class offered in Sun City West
If stress is getting the better of you, the Recreation Centers of Sun City West’s EXPLORE! program has an upcoming class that may be just what you need.
“Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction” will begin on Sept. 21 and includes eight weekly classes from 3 to 5:30 p.m., as well as a seven-hour retreat to be held as the final session. The fee for this class is $175.
The class is just one offered through the EXPLORE! program, which offers courses on a broad variety of interests for West Valley adults. The fall catalog may be picked up at any Recreation Centers of Sun City West facility. The class schedule can also be found online at suncitywest.classtrackonline.com.
The “Mindfulness” course is an intensive class meant to relieve stress and improve health for people with chronic illnesses or conditions, based on the teaching and research of Jon Kabat-Zinn. The MBSR program is designed to teach mindfulness skills through meditation, mindful movement exercises, inquiry and lecture presentations.
Research has demonstrated that participants gain the following benefits from using the skills learned and practiced in the MBSR program: improved ability to manage chronic pain; increased sleep, clarity, focus, and sense of well-being; and lowered blood pressure, heart rate, stress levels, and anxiety.
Please note, the instructor will speak with each participant before the class begins to determine if it is a good fit, and to answer any questions. There are only a few slots left so register soon.
Signing up for EXPLORE! classes is simple. Register in person at the R.H. Johnson Rec Center Administrative Office at 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; or check out the complete class schedule at suncitywest.classtrackonline.com and sign up there.
Program coordinator Tamra Stark is available to answer your questions or help you with registration at 623-544-6194 or email@example.com.