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Weekly Mindful Awareness Practice for 

Well-being and Compassion




Who we areWe come together to meditate and share the practices of mindful living.  Mindfulness is our capacity to be truly present in our own lives, to be more fully aware of what we are doing as we are doing it. As we develop our awareness, an inner stillness naturally grows, lowering our fear and calming our anxiety.  We practice mindfulness in order to take care of ourselves, to nourish happiness, and to build a more compassionate society.

What we do…We practice sitting meditation and walking meditation, listen to a mindfulness teaching, and spend time in a peaceful and supportive group.  We offer days of practice, mindful families & friends meetings, tea meditation, gentle stretching and yoga for meditators, mindful movement qigong, mindful eating meditation, family hikes, and other social events.

Practicing mindfulness with us…Roanoke:  Our weekly gathering is each Sunday morning at EmPower Pilates & Yoga in Roanoke, Virginia, from 9:15 until 10:40 a.m.  Ferrum College:  On Thursday evenings the Blue Ridge Mindfulness Practice Group meets at Ferrum College Stanley Library room 205 from 7:00 to 7:45 pm on the 1st & 3rd Thursday (the Ferrum College group does not meet over the summer months).  There is no fee for attending our meetings.

You Can Do It…We are always happy to welcome new friends and you don’t need to have any previous meditation experience.  Each one of us brings our unique practice and life experiences, and our diversity enriches us.  We are happy to answer any questions and help you get started with a meditation practice.  Join us!

EmPower Pilates & Yoga, 3555 Electric Road, Suite M.  Located in the Shoppes at West Village near the intersection of Electric Road (Rt. 419) and Colonial Avenue.  Upper/back parking lot, above Elderberry’s.  

Time: 9:15 – 10:40 am Sundays