Mindful Awareness Practices for Daily Living

at UCLA - Westwood

Course Details
$200 25 seats left
Start Date:

Thu, Mar 05, 7:00pm - Apr 09, 9:00pm (6 sessions)

Westwood, Westside
740 Westwood Plaza C8-201 (Level C)
Near Charles E Young Dr S
Los Angeles, California 90024
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 20
Teacher: Vivian M. Hermiz

What you'll learn in this meditation class:

Each class is a combination of lecture, practice, group feedback and discussion. MAPs is taught in a context of a supportive community environment with classes no larger than 30-40 students. Classes are six-weeks long and meet once per week for two hours. Students also practice meditation at home starting with five minutes a day and working up to 20 minutes a day by the end of the course. Students attending an in-person Maps I class receive a complimentary home practice CD.

Students learn Mindful concepts that include:
  • Overview of Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness of the Body
  • Obstacles to Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness to help with Physical Pain
  • Working with Difficult Emotions
  • Cultivating Positive Emotions
  • Working with Difficult Thoughts
  • Mindful Interactions
Practices taught include:
  • Sitting meditation
  • Eating meditation
  • Daily life meditations
  • Relational mindfulness
  • Walking meditation
  • Standing meditation
  • Movement meditation
  • Practices to develop positive emotions
Students do not have to bring anything to class. Wearing comfortable clothing is recommended.

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Refund Policy
Refunds requested prior to two weeks before the first day of class will be assessed a $25 administrative fee. We regret that we cannot give refunds after this date. There will be a $25 administrative fee to process refunds. Refunds should be requested by emailing: [email protected] MARC reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified in advance if this occurs.
  • No refunds or credits are given to registrant “no-shows.”
  • Missing or postponing a class: If you miss a class, you may make it up during a current series offered through MARC or the series immediately following. No refund or prorate will be issued for missed classes. Students may postpone a class series. In this case, credit towards a future class series will be provided if a registrant notifies us by phone or email in advance of 5 p.m. on Friday of the first week of the class series. Future classes must be made up on the class immediately following the missed class series. (For example: If postponing a May/June class series you will have to use your credit and enroll in the July/August class series) No exceptions.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
7:00pm - 9:00pm Vivian M. Hermiz 6 $200
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, Mar 12 7:00pm - 9:00pm Vivian M. Hermiz
Thu, Mar 19 7:00pm - 9:00pm Vivian M. Hermiz
Thu, Mar 26 7:00pm - 9:00pm Vivian M. Hermiz
Thu, Apr 02 7:00pm - 9:00pm Vivian M. Hermiz
Thu, Apr 09 7:00pm - 9:00pm Vivian M. Hermiz

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