Join Brass Tacks Collective for a two-hour workshop on Mindfulness Meditation, led by Poonam Desai!
Learn how to incorporate mindfulness meditation and practices into your daily and professional life. Life moves at warp speeds, and it often feels as though we must move just as fast to keep up and feel productive. It is often so difficult to stop and that we compulsively multi-task and worry. Finding time to yourself and for yourself may be a far-reaching goal. Mindfulness has been shown by research to have significant positive benefits for individuals, including decreased stress, improved focus, and increase feelings of well-being. In this workshop, we will explore how our minds and bodies are connected and impact our daily life. We’ll work to increase our awareness and gain insight into our own behavior and mental patterns. You will have the opportunity to learn about the latest science on mindfulness and practice techniques to begin or develop your own mindfulness practice.
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR: POONAM DESAI
Dr. Poonam Desai is a Certified Instructor of Mindfulness, with more than 300 hours of training completed. She has maintained a practice of Vipassana Meditation, as taught by S.N. Goenka, for over 10 years and has completed six 10-day meditation retreats in addition to several other shorter retreats. Dr. Desai is a licensed psychologist and a licensed specialist in school psychology in the state of Texas. She has worked in the fields of education and mental health for the past nine years, and is currently a Psychological and Social Services Provider with Dallas ISD, as well as a clinician at Carewright Clinical Services. She believes mindfulness and compassion are the two things that will change the world, but also that the first revolution is always internal.
TRANSPORTATION: Driving is one option, but if you’re looking for public transportation, there is a DART rail stop less than one block from Thanksgiving Tower. You will exit the train at Akard Station and walk approximately 500 feet down Pacific Ave toward Thanksgiving Square. You may enter Thanksgiving Tower on the Pacific side.
PARKING: You have a few parking options: (1) There is a public parking garage nextdoor to Thanksgiving Tower, just past the light at Stone Place crosswalk, for $5/day on weekends. This is our recommendation. (2) There is metered parking on Elm Street and on every adjacent street downtown. (3) There is also a parking garage directly underneath Thanksgiving Tower for $8/hr or a max of $20/day. (4) There are a variety of other public parking lots throughout downtown Dallas at a variety of rates generally ranging $5-$15.
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