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UCLA Mindful Awareness Practices for Daily Living (MAPs I)
Join IMTA certified professional mindfulness teacher Noah Pomeroy for an interactive six-week live online course featuring UCLA's signature evidence-based mindfulness curriculum. Make mindfulness part of your life. Classes are capped at 20 students to maintain a small interactive learning community that really helps your practice grow. This is an introductory course but many experienced students have taken it and found it valuable.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Director of Experiential Learning, Le Jardin Academy
"Noah Pomeroy is an extremely effective and particularly accessible mindfulness guide. His matter-of-fact, practical approach was welcome and refreshing to those of us who previously viewed mindfulness as best defined by “breathy aloofness.” Noah is quite the opposite--he is down to earth, funny, and open. Most importantly, he models a thoughtful vulnerability and a clear-minded intentionality that is absolutely invaluable to our growth as humans. "
Dean and Professor of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
"I am grateful for Noah’s expertise as a Mindfulness Facilitator. I highly recommend his sessions, which are as informative, as they are restorative and healing. Noah has not only immersed himself in the science and literature on mindfulness and meditation but, as a gifted and expert practitioner, he has done so with a particular focus on our profession and community. As such, he has been incredibly thoughtful about increasing our capacities, decreasing stress, and building resilience, both professionally and personally."
Founder, Coach, Consultant
WORK DOT DOT
"Noah is an exceptional mindfulness facilitator and thought leader. He has the ability to meet fellow meditators where they are, for personal and customized growth. Whether you are at a beginner or advanced level in your practice, Noah's approachable insights, vast compassion, and relatable experiences are highly valuable. As someone who integrates mindfulness into daily life and organizational excellence, I highly recommend Noah for both personal enrichment and professional development."
MY GUARANTEE TO STUDENTS
If you join the course, attend all live sessions and put forth a good faith effort to do the recommended daily practices and have not experienced significant benefits in your life, or are not satisfied the end of the course, just let me know and I'll refund your money.
EACH CLASS INCLUDES
evidence-based lecture and slideshow
Q&A and discussion
guided mindfulness practice
breakout rooms (optional)
Class meets live via Zoom for about 2 hours on the scheduled day and time for that course. If you're in a time zone other than Pacific, please confirm the correct time for the course in your time zone with this time zone tool.
ABOUT UCLA MAPS 1
Mindful Awareness Practices classes are the signature evidenced-based educational programs of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. These classes are designed for the public and no experience with mindfulness is necessary to enroll.
Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs 1) lays the foundation for students to understand the fundamental concepts of mindfulness, develop a personal meditation practice, and apply mindfulness in daily life. MAPs 1 is an excellent introduction for those new to mindfulness and is helpful for experienced practitioners that are interested in a structured refresher. The course is taught in a supportive online community with a maximum of 30 students. Each class is a combination of lecture, guided practice, and group dialogue. MAPs 1 is helpful for people of all backgrounds and religions and is suitable for ages 16 and over.
Class meets for a single 2 hour session each week for six weeks. Students are encouraged to complete daily meditation practice starting at five minutes per day and working up to twenty minutes per day by the end of the course. Students may download the free app "UCLA Mindful" smartphone app that includes access to guided meditations.
These mindfulness concepts will be covered: Overview of Mindfulness, Mindfulness of the Body, Obstacles to Mindfulness, Mindfulness to Help with Physical Pain, Working with Difficult Emotions, Cultivating Positive Emotions, Working with Difficult Thoughts, Mindful Interactions.
These mindfulness practices will be guided: Sitting Meditation, Eating Meditation, Daily life Meditations, Relational Mindfulness, Walking Meditation, Standing Meditation, Movement Meditation, Practices to Develop Positive Emotions
This course will be held via Zoom. A laptop or iPad is recommended for the best experience.
Email me with any questions if you're wondering if this course is right for you: firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to practicing with you!
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
MAPs 1 Student
"It is not easy for both students and instructors to have a zoom class for 2 hours. I felt that the classes are totally engaging and relaxing. Thank you, Noah, for the very important and wonderful classes."
Professor of Counseling
“I had the privilege of completing the MAPS 1 training with Noah to reinvigorate my mindfulness practice. I was really happy to see how the class was structured, covering different ways that mindfulness can be used to help with everyday challenges in life. Even though I had studied mindfulness in the past, I learned a lot in Noah’s course. The class was appropriate for beginners and experienced individuals who need a reboot into mindfulness. And now I am back to a daily mindfulness practice!”
MAPs 1 Student
"Noah was an excellent instructor who is well prepared for the classes and very responsive to the comments, questions, and needs of the students. I think the program is thoughtfully developed and is an excellent way to enter into mindfulness and meditation. "
MAPs 1 Student
"I appreciate Noah’s embodiment of the practices of mindfulness and his gentle encouragement to start from where we are. "
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I have no idea what mindfulness is, is this course for me?Yes, total beginners with mindfulness are most welcome.
I have experience with mindfulness, is this course for me?I'm confidant that you will find this course supportive of your existing practice or helpful in refreshing a practice that has lost some steam.
Can I cancel my registration and get a refund?We hope that you don't have to cancel, but if you need to, here is the cancellation policy: 100% refund offered 30 days or more before the start of a course 50% refund offered 14 - 30 days before the start of a course no refund offered less than 14 days before the start of a course 100% refund offered if you attend all sessions of the course, complete the daily practices taught in the course and are not satisfied with the quality of the course If you do request a refund, please do so via email to email@example.com Thank you for understanding that this course
What if I miss a class?I hope you can make it to all the classes, as I am not legally allowed to record them. If you are requesting CEs and you miss a class, please get in touch with me to schedule a review of the content you missed from that class.
Will the classes be recorded?I cannot legally record these classes. Try to make it to the live sessions; they are much more powerful!
How many people will be in the course?We're not sure until the first day of class, but we do cap enrollment at 20 people to maintian a supportive and small sense of community over the course of the weeks practicing and learning together.
Do I have to have my video on or participate in breakout rooms?While having your video on helps create a stronger virtual community learning environment, it's not required. The same goes for breakout rooms - I encourage you to try them even if you're a little uncomfortable. Connecting and sharing with others in this process of learning mindfulness is really helpful.
Is there really a satisfaction guarantee?Absolutely. I want you to know that I do my best to help you learn the powerful practice of mindfulness. If you're not satisfied at the end of the course after attending all the live sessions and putting in a good faith effort to do the daily practices, just let me know and I'll give your money back.
Still not sure if this class is right for you?
Send me an email below with any questions or request a free 15 minute pre-course consultation with me.