The Art of Well-being & Community Programs at WCFA

Still Together Mindfulness Meditation Community

FREE MEDITATION PRACTICE SESSIONS – no experience necessary, all welcome

In-Person Meditation Sessions are held on the first & third Monday of each month, 6:30-7:30pm, at Warwick Center for the Arts

Virtual Online Sessions, via Zoom, are held every second, fourth and fifth Monday of the month from 6:30pm-7:30pm, and every Thursday morning at 7:30am-7:50am.

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More about the Still Together Mindful Meditation Community

BENEFITS:

Although the benefits of mindfulness meditation on stress reduction and other health-related issues are well-founded, the practice may enhance resilience by strengthening the innate ability to cope, make wiser and kinder decisions, and make the world a better place. Practitioners should trust their own experience.

FORMAT:

Paulette Miller, group founder, facilitates the sessions with the help of other practitioners. Sessions often include breath meditation, movement meditation, and loving-kindness meditation. From time-to-time, we use music meditation, videos, and almost always a poem. The meditation exercises are guided. It’s a quiet, friendly time together. 

The sessions offer a westernized, secular version of Vipassana, also known as insight, open-hearted, and analytic meditation. The design of the practice is in a style similar to Jon Kabat Zinn’s (creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine – University of Massachusetts Medical School) and other recognized and popular teachers (Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Tara Brach, Joseph Goldstein, et al). 

PLEASE NOTE:

Mindfulness meditation practice may not be appropriate for persons experiencing serious mental or physical health challenges, chemical dependencies or suicidal feelings. Please discuss any of these concerns with your healthcare provider.

ACCOMODATIONS & ACCESSIBILITY:

*We welcome people of all cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, racial identities, socio-economic class, sexual orientation, gender, age, education, and abilities. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact 401-737-0010 or email meditateforwellbeing@gmail.com.

ABOUT Paulette Miller

Paulette has been studying and practicing versions of meditation and yoga her entire adult life. Now retired from a business career, Paulette volunteers her time as a meditation group facilitator and has been teaching meditation for many years. The lessons learned while earning her master’s degree in education (adult training and development) are put to good use. At the same time, she believes group sessions strengthen her own meditation practice, introduce her to many wonderful people, and just make life better.

QUESTIONS:

For questions regarding mediation or the sessions, contact: meditateforwellbeing@gmail.com; or learn more by reading the Still Together Mindfulness Meditation Community newsletters.

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Arts Access for Adults with Disabilities

Every Thursday, from 1:00 – 2:30 pm, in our first floor classroom

The visual arts hold special significance in all of our lives, and greatly so in those with
intellectual or developmental disabilities. Through participation in art-making, individuals of
all ages and abilities can use their skills and talents to express themselves and communicate
their internal experiences. Pre-registration is required, class fee is on a sliding scale between $10-20

 Yoga in the Gallery

Every Friday 10am to 12pm

All levels are welcome for drop in yoga led by Elaine Hardman every Friday, in the gallery. Class fee is $12 or $10 for WCFA members, payable at the beginning of each class.

Community Contra Dances

LIVE MUSIC!! We dance to the fiddle tunes of Ireland, Scotland, England, France, and Appalachia and we often switch partners after every dance so there is no need to bring a partner, and no experience is needed to have a fantastic time!!

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Community Engagement has been at the core of what WCFA does every day, every year for the past four decades. Through our volunteer board of directors and small staff we are proud to maintain WCFA as an important arts & culture resource for our community! 

Just a note to let you know how happy I am to have discovered WCFA. I have visited several
times for art exhibits, and in the past few months I have been participating virtually with
Paulette Miller’s Mindfulness Meditations. Thank you for providing these opportunities and
programs–such wonderful gifts! They are much appreciated and thoroughly enjoyed.
Looking forward to staying connected and seeing what’s new. PK

Interested in presenting a community program at WCFA?

programs@warwickcfa.org