UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center Classes
Noah Teaches UCLA's flagship six-week introduction to mindfulness class series live online. Noah offers classes that are open to the general public as well as classes for specific organizations, audiences and businesses. These classes are great for total beginners with no mindfulness experience. Jumpstart your mindfulness practice with UCLA's Mindful Awareness Practices 1 (MAPs 1).
TBD Starting Janauary 2020
Overview of 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 free application that you can use to participate from any device. A laptop or iPad is recommended for the best experience.
I look forward to practicing with you!
"Noah Pomeroy is an extremely effective and particularly accessible mindfulness guide. For a week-long backpacking trip in Montana, he served as a backcountry mindfulness guide for four adult leaders (including myself), as well as nine high school students. Under his guidance, our intergenerational team became profoundly grounded in the wilderness, connecting to the natural world, to one another, and to ourselves in ways none of us had previously experienced. 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. "
--Christina Hoe, Director of Experiential Learning, Le Jardin Academy