Community Wellness Resources
The Mindful Body The Mindful Body, voted Best of the Bay several years in a row for massage and yoga, is your destination for slowing down and nurturing.
Mindfulness Care Center The Mindfulness Care Center offers a multitude of mindfulness resources, workshops, and ongoing classes at a sliding scale for the Bay Area Community. It is a jewel of a resource.
18 Reasons: A Community Food Space 18 Reasons is Bi-Rite Market’s community food and art space in San Francisco. 18 Reasons hosts cooking classes, food education and overall fun.
Spirit Rock A vipassana-based meditation center, Spirit Rock hosts mindfulness seminars, classes, and overnight retreats for meditation students, from beginners to advanced practitioners.
Awakening Joy Awakening Joy is a five-month Internet and onsite class that focuses on mindfulness principles to awaken one’s joy. Taught by James Baraz, co-founder of Spirit Rock and a meditation teacher with more than 25 years of study and practice.
UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, one of the leading integrative medicine institutes in the country, offers pioneering research, medically-based community classes, and a community clinic.
Playa Viva A beautiful eco lodge on the western coast of Mexico. It is a place I have taught weeklong meditation retreats and integrates wellness, sustainability, community, and the slow life. It is by far one of the most amazing places I have had the gift of teaching and staying.
Savor Your Life Cd
This two hour cd is designed to teach mindful attention and relaxation that you can apply at home or at work, to improve your health and your relationships. The CD’s sampling of wellness practices includes:
- Mindfulness foundations (breathing, body, and feelings)
- Mindful eating
- Mindful walking in nature
- Mindful work meditations
Price- $20, plus shipping and handling
“Savor Your Life is an excellent practical guide that offers simple effective mindfulness practices for reducing stress and being more present for your life.” James Baraz, A Founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and co-author of Awakening Joy