A Friend in Me
May
7
to Jun 25

A Friend in Me

  • Memphis Center for Mindful Living (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This 8 week formal mindfulness program is designed to develop self-compassion, empathy, and resilience in children ages 7-12. The program is a fun and engaging way for children to develop important social-emotional skills to better handle the daily challenges and stress that come with being a kid. Brief videos, games, art, mindful movement, and mindfulness meditation practices are all built into the weekly classes. This program can benefit any child, but especially those who struggle with self-acceptance, connection with others, feelings of overwhelm, and low frustration tolerance.

There is a free parent and child orientation on April 30 at 6 pm.

The class will be led by Amy Balentine, psychologist and mindfulness meditation teacher.

The cost is $295, with $95 due by the first day of class. Some Health Savings Accounts may be used to cover the cost.  Insurance may be used if there is a mental health diagnosis. Some plans accepted.

To begin registration, click on the button below and sign up. Registration is not complete until intake forms and a phone interview with Amy Balentine has been completed. You will be contacted via email once you sign up.

View Event →

Saying Yes to What Matters: An All Day Retreat
May
25
8:30 AM08:30

Saying Yes to What Matters: An All Day Retreat

This all day retreat at nearby Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park will allow you reconnect with yourself and your deepest values in a peaceful forest setting. You will practice gentle yoga, meditate, take relaxing walks in the forest and savor your surroundings, and learn more about how to listen and be guided by your deepest values. A light breakfast and lunch is included in the retreat fee of $85.

Bring a yoga mat and meditation cushion. There will be extra on hand for those who don’t have their own mats and cushions. Be prepared to walk outside if the weather permits.

Ride sharing is available. A certificate of attendance for 6.5 contact hours will be given.

Retreat Schedule

8:30 check in, tea/coffee/water & fruit/mini muffins

9:00 orientation, pebble drop meditation

9:15-10:30 yoga led by Karla Ingram from Block and Bolster

10:30-11:10 Connecting to Our Values lesson with journaling exercise

11:10-11:40 guided breath meditation

11:40-12 mindful eating preparation

12-1 lunch (silent 20 minutes)

1-2:30 forest bathing

2:30-3 Saying Yes to What Matters lesson

3-3:30 guided breath meditation

3:30-4 Sharing Circle

4:00 Preparation for ending retreat and closing meditation

Any one who attends and refers another person who attends the retreat will be given a $20 Amazon gift card as a thank you.

20% off for educators and mental health professionals.

View Event →
Self Compassion Teen Group
Mar
5
to Apr 30

Self Compassion Teen Group

  • Memphis Center for Mindful Living (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Adolescence is a time when we often struggle with self acceptance and feel alone with our struggles. By learning to bring compassion to ourselves with the realization that we aren’t so different from everyone and that everyone struggles at times, we can bear whatever challenges come our way.

This 8 week therapy group can benefit teens who struggle with self criticism, perfectionism, insecurity, self doubt, dissatisfaction with life, anxiety and depression. Drawing on mindfulness and self compassion practices, this group will offer teens an opportunity to support each other while learning and practicing skills together.

The cost per session is $50. Some insurance plans accepted. Health Savings Account cards are also accepted.

Click the button below to begin registration or ask a question to learn more. Then, click on the Intake Form button to complete the forms and return via email or fax.

This group is led by Amy Balentine, licensed clinical psychologist and mindfulness teacher.

View Event →
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Classes
Feb
11
to Apr 15

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Classes

  • Memphis Center for Mindful Living (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This 8 Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course offers a highly effective approach to reducing the negative impact of stress on our health, relationships, and peace of mind, while increasing our capacity to handle daily challenges with confidence and ease. Mindfulness meditation techniques are taught and practiced in a supportive class environment. This program has been taught and researched for over 35 years in top medical centers. It has been found to provide benefit for a number of stress-related issues, notably chronic pain, several health conditions, and symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

Orientation begins  Monday, February 11 and classes beginning Februay 18 will be held from 6-8 pm on Mondays. In addition, an all-day retreat on Saturday, April 6 will be held from 9:30 am  to 4 pm. We will not meet March 11 due to Spring Break.

Participants must commit to the entire 8-week program. Practice outside of class is an important part of the program's effectiveness. The cost is $300 by the first day of class. Payment plans are available.  Some Health Savings Accounts will cover the cost of the class. Check with your insurance plan. Mental Health professionals qualify for a $100 discount.

If you would like to learn more, call Amy Balentine at 901-537-2900 or email her at amy.balentine@memphiscenterformindfulliving.com.

Once you have registered, then click the second link above to access the intake forms. After completing the forms, they can be scanned and emailed to amy.balentine@memphiscenterformindfulliving.com or faxed to 901-537-2901. Once you have signed up for the class and turned in the required forms, you will be contacted by Amy Balentine to confirm your registration.

Amy Balentine is an MBSR qualified teacher who completed her training through UCSD Center for Mindfulness.


View Event →
Balance, Breathe, Bliss
Jan
29
to Mar 5

Balance, Breathe, Bliss

Balance, Breathe, Bliss session runs 6 weeks and is progressive, building on strength, flexibility and balance week-to-week. All levels of experience are welcome. We will focus on precise postural alignment and learn how to listen non-judgmentally to our bodies. Each class will conclude with a ten minute mindful, breath awareness meditation. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one and wear comfortable clothing that allows the instructor to see your feet, knees and posture.

DATES: January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26 & March 5 from 6:00 - 7:15 pm

$90 for full session / $20 drop in

For Information contact Karla Ingram at (901) 233-9955 or yogi@blockandbolster.com

Information on the instructor Karla Ingram:

“At the age of 51, in January of 2012 I took my first Iyengar yoga class with Lou Hoyt, owner of Eastern Sun Yoga in Memphis, Tennessee. Lou helped me fall in love with the beauty, art and science of the Iyengar yoga method and she is mentoring me toward a certification later this year. To date I have accumulated over 100 hours of training toward that goal.

In 2013 I was diagnosed with cervical spondylosis and also discovered that two of my lumbar disks were fused together with my sacrum. The constant pain had me living on pills and heating pads. Long car rides were out of the question. Doctors suggested a frightening surgery that might not even get rid of all the pain. I am proud to say that it has been years since I took a pain pill, long car rides don't bother me at all and I can now do a five minute headstand! All thanks to Iyengar Yoga.

It is my sincerest hope that I can pass along to my students the health benefits of a peaceful mind and fit body through the moving meditation of yoga.”

View Event →
21 Day Mindfulness Challenge
Jan
11
to Feb 3

21 Day Mindfulness Challenge

From Friday, January 11 to Thursday, January 31, the 21 day mindfulness challenge will be underway. Each day participants will be asked to meditate for 15 minutes. Each Sunday a Weekly Mindful challenge will be issued as well.

Ways to earn entries into the drawing for the $20 Amazon gift card:

  • 15 minutes of daily meditation

  • Complete the Weekly Mindful challenge. This is using mindfulness in daily life, like mindfully drinking coffee. It’s a good way to get your children or teens involved.

  • Get a family member or friend to do the challenge with you one day. Amy will give tips for making the Weekly Mindful challenge fun for kids.

  • Give us permission for your email to be added to our newsletter. And if you are already subscribed to the newsletter, we’ll give you an entry as a way of saying thanks.

  • Like and Follow us on Facebook. If you’ve already done that, you’ve earned an entry.

You can meditate on your own or use the guided meditations Amy will share the day before. You just need to report in each day when you do the challenge. Go the Facebook Page for Memphis Center for Mindful Living to see the challenge each day. That’s where you will post “Did It” when you complete your meditation each day.

https://www.facebook.com/MemphisCenterforMindfulLiving/

View Event →
New Year's Day Retreat
Jan
1
10:00 AM10:00

New Year's Day Retreat

  • Memphis Center for Mindful Living (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Live with intention in 2019 by attending this half day retreat on New Year's Day. The retreat will include mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, mindful walking and mindful eating. Lunch is included in the $35 cost. Reserve your spot by 12/30/18.

Follow this link to reserve your spot:

If you have any questions or difficulties with signing up, please contact Amy Balentine at 901-537-2900 or amy.balentine@memphiscenterformindfulliving.com

View Event →
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class
Sep
17
to Nov 19

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class

This 8 Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course offers a highly effective approach to reducing the negative impact of stress on our health, relationships, and peace of mind, while increasing our capacity to handle daily challenges with confidence and ease. Mindfulness meditation techniques are taught and practiced in a supportive class environment. This program has been taught and researched for over 35 years in top medical centers. It has been found to provide benefit for a number of stress-related issues, notably chronic pain, several health conditions, and symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

Orientation begins  Monday, September 17 and classes beginning September 24 will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm on Mondays. In addition, an all-day retreat on Saturday, November 10 will be held from 9:30 am  to 4 pm.

Participants must commit to the entire 8-week program. Practice outside of class is an important part of the program's effectiveness. The cost is $300 by the first day of class. Payment plans are available.  

Call Amy Balentine at 901-537-2900 if interested or email her at amy.balentine@memphiscenterformindfulliving.com.

Amy Balentine has a Provisional Certificate of Qualification in MBSR.

View Event →
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children with Anxiety
Jun
4
to Jul 30

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children with Anxiety

  • Memphis Center for Mindful Living, LLC (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This 8-week anxiety reduction group for children in the 4th-6th grades runs June 4 through July 30 on Mondays from 3:30-5. Caregiver orientation is Wednesday, May 30 from 4-5 pm. The group will not meet the week of July 4th.

Children with all types of anxiety disorders can benefit from this integrative therapy which teaches them to respond more skillfully to their anxiety. If you know a child who might benefit from the group, please contact Amy Balentine at 537-2900 or amy.balentine@memphiscenterformindfulliving.com.

Some insurance plans accepted

View Event →
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Classes
Apr
30
to Jun 25

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Classes

  • Memphis Center for Mindful Living, LLC (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This 8 Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course offers a highly effective approach to reducing the negative impact of stress on our health, relationships, and peace of mind, while increasing our capacity to handle daily challenges with confidence and ease. Mindfulness meditation techniques are taught and practiced in a supportive class environment. This program has been taught and researched for over 35 years in top medical centers. It has been found to provide benefit for a number of stress-related issues, notably chronic pain, several health conditions, and symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

Orientation begins  Monday, April 30 and classes beginning May 7 will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm on Mondays. In addition, an all-day retreat on Saturday, June 16 will be held from 2:30pm to 8pm. 

Participants must commit to the entire 8-week program. Practice outside of class is an important part of the program's effectiveness. The cost is $270 by the first day of class. Payment plans are available.  

Call Amy Balentine at 901-537-2900 if interested or email her at amy.balentine@memphiscenterformindfulliving.com. The last day to call and register is Friday, May 4.

Amy Balentine has a Provisional Certificate of Qualification in MBSR.  

View Event →
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Anxious Children
Jan
23
to Apr 24

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Anxious Children

  • Memphis Center for Mindful Living, LLC (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This 12-week anxiety reduction group for children in the 4th-6th grades runs January 23-April 24 (Tuesdays from 4-5pm)

Children with all types of anxiety disorders can benefit from this integrative therapy which teaches them to respond more skillfully to their anxiety. If you know a child who might benefit from the group, please contact Amy Balentine at 537-2900 or amy.balentine@memphiscenterformindfulliving.com.

Some insurance plans accepted

 

View Event →
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Classes
Jan
9
to Mar 6

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Classes

  • Memphis Center for Mindful Living, LLC (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This 8 Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course offers a highly effective approach to reducing the negative impact of stress on our health, relationships, and peace of mind, while increasing our capacity to handle daily challenges with confidence and ease. Mindfulness meditation techniques are taught and practiced in a supportive class environment. This program has been taught and researched for over 35 years in top medical centers. It has been found to provide benefit for a number of stress-related issues, notably chronic pain, several health conditions, and symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

Orientation begins Tuesday, January 9 and classes beginning January 16 will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesdays. In addition, an all-day retreat on Saturday, February 24 will be held from 2pm to 8pm. 

Participants must commit to the entire 8-week program. Practice outside of class is an important part of the program's effectiveness. The cost is $240 by the first day of class. Payment plans are available.  

Call Amy Balentine at 901-537-2900 if interested or email her at amy.balentine@memphiscenterformindfulliving.com. The last day to call and register is Friday, January 5.

Amy Balentine has a Provisional Certificate of Qualification in MBSR.  

View Event →
New Year's Day Retreat
Jan
1
10:00 AM10:00

New Year's Day Retreat

Live with intention in 2018 by attending this half day retreat on New Year's Day. The retreat will include mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, metta meditation, journaling, mindful eating, and mindful sharing. Lunch is included in the cost. Reserve your spot by 12/30/17.

View Event →
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Classes
Oct
24
to Dec 12

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Classes

  • Memphis Center for Mindful Living, LLC (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This 8 Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course offers a highly effective approach to reducing the negative impact of stress on our health, relationships, and peace of mind, while increasing our capacity to handle daily challenges with confidence and ease. Mindfulness meditation techniques are taught and practiced in a supportive class environment. This program has been taught and researched for over 35 years in top medical centers. It has been found to provide benefit for a number of stress-related issues, notably chronic pain, several health conditions, and symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

Classes begin Tuesday, October 24 and will be held from 5-7 pm on Tuesdays (note that the Tuesday, October 31 class will be moved to Wednesday, Nov 1). In addition, an all-day retreat on Saturday, Dec 2 will be held from 9am-3:30pm. 

Participants must commit to the entire 8-week program. Practice outside of class is an important part of the program's effectiveness. The cost is $240 by the first day of class for the 8 weeks of classes, plus day long retreat or $40 per class, if paying session-to-session. 

Call Amy Balentine at 901-537-2900 if interested. A short phone interview/orientation is required prior to participation. The last day to call and register is Friday, October 20.

Amy Balentine has a Provisional Certificate of Qualification in MBSR.  

View Event →