The Art of Wellbeing: Coming Back to Your Senses

Sponsored by Health Improvement Program


Thursday, June 27, 2013
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Andy Goldsworthy’s Stone River, Museum Way at Lomita Drive; the park at Terman Engineering; and Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden

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650 721-6003

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Enliven your senses and reduce your stress by enjoying music, art and soothing fountain waters during three summer evenings.  In this class you will deepen your experience of the arts as a form of mindful contemplation; quieting the thinking mind and engaging the senses to promote resilience and wellbeing.  Resilience arises through mindful, sensory perceptions. Sound starts the series when we gather at Andy Goldsworthy’s Stone River on Museum Way to listen to nature, live saxophone and clarinet music and to the sounds within. Touch, Taste and Smell are nourished while savoring summer fruits beside the soothing fountain at the center of “the park at Terman Engineering.” Delight in Sight experiences while sketching in the Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden at Santa Teresa and Lomita Drive.  Class materials and activities (including gentle movement, sketching, deep listening, and mindful savoring of summer fruits) will help you to extend the benefits enjoyed during class.

Please bring a yoga mat, blanket or folding chair and wear comfortable layered clothing for warmth as needed.  Bring a folding chair if you will find it more comfortable than sitting on the yoga mat or blanket.

Instructor: Tia Rich, PhD, a psychotherapist and mindful yoga instructor, has been integrating mindfulness, compassion and meditation into stress management programs for Stanford University and Medical Center since 1984. Sam Priven, Musician

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3 Thursdays:

6/27(Sound); 7/18 (Touch,Taste and Smell); & 8/1(Sight)

Class Fee: $45 Class code: senses-01, STAP/EA Funds: no

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