Philosophy Workshops & Courses

**4-Week Intensive Introduction to Mindfulness Course**

Spring into Spring in our 4-week intensive Introduction to Mindfulness course. In this evening class, we will explore mindfulness from three key perspectives:

  1. its Buddhist ethical and philosophical roots,
  2. the development of a Western, scientific, secularized practice, and
  3. our own personal experience with a variety of well-known practices

7pm–8:30pm (with an optional 30-minute meditation time from 8:30-9pm) on Tuesdays, April 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th in the Reeder’s Alley Interpretive & Convention Center.

Classes will be led by Justin Whitaker — Founder of Mindful Montana & Philosophical Advisor and Mindfulness Practitioner for Merlin CCC. Meditation cushions and chairs, workbook, & hot tea provided.  $79 per person. Register now…space is limited. 

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**June 16th Evening Grief Workshop**

Grief can manifest for a number of reasons — the death of a loved one, loss of a job, a change in status, issues related to personal health and the environment, and more. It can also include numerous emotional components — sadness, loss, angst, frustration, anger, and despair. How do we deal with these feelings? What sorts of things can we do to stay afloat and/or dive in?

Building on feedback received from our December 2016 Grief, Loss & Heartbreak Workshop, we will be offering another Grief, Loss & Heartbreak Workshop on June 16th (5:30pm-9pm) in the Reeder’s Alley Interpretive & Convention Center.  This gathering will incorporate elements of philosophy, psychology, yoga/stretching, mindfulness meditation, group/individual activities & a nature walk aimed at providing individuals with both “space to grieve” and “tools for navigating grief.” 

Location:  Reeder’s Alley Interpretive & Convention Center (101 Reeder’s Alley, Helena MT 59601)

Date:  Friday, June 16th from 5:30pm-9pm

Cost:  $65 per person

What Else?  Healthy Light Snacks & Hot Tea included & yoga mats, meditation cushions and chairs provided.  On-Line registration available soon.

A unique evening workshop for individuals struggling with grief, loss & heartbreak incorporating elements of philosophy, psychology, mindfulness meditation, yoga/stretching, activities, and a nature walk. Workshop facilitators include Troy DaRonco, Justin Whitaker, Ph.D., Marisa Diaz-Waian, M.A., and Yoga Practitioner (TBD).  For more information please contact Marisa at [email protected] or #406-439-5788.


**”Finding Your Balance” Workshop(s) for Teens: June 17th (Morning & Afternoon)**

Are you having trouble finding your balance?  Feeling “off” due to anxiety, anger, depression, or other life experiences?  Let us give you some tools to help you find your footing!

 Location:  Reeder’s Alley Interpretive & Convention Center (101 Reeder’s Alley, Helena MT 59601)

Date:  Saturday, June 17th from 8am-1pm (High School Girls 15 – 19 years in age)

Date:  Saturday, June 17th from 2pm-7pm (High School Boys 15-19 years in age)

Cost:  $85 per person (scholarships available through our community sponsor,  Awareness Network)!

What Else?  Healthy Light Meal & Snacks included & yoga mats, meditation cushions and chairs provided.  On-Line registration available soon.

Two unique workshops for high school teens incorporating elements of philosophy, psychology, mindfulness meditation, yoga, activities, and a nature walk. Workshop facilitators include Troy DaRonco, Justin Whitaker, Ph.D., Marisa Diaz-Waian, M.A., and Yoga Practitioner (TBD).  For more information please contact Marisa at [email protected] or #406-439-5788.

***Scholarships Available***

For scholarships for the high school boys or girls workshop(s), please visit our community sponsor the Awareness Network: http://www.awarenessnetwork.org/finding-your-balance-scholarships


Want to learn more about some of our other philosophy-based community events & socials?  Click on one the applicable link(s) below:

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