Mindfulness for Beginners

Mindful Movement and Awareness

We are no longer taking registrations for this class/event.
Jan 30 (Mon) - Feb 13 (Mon)
6:00pm - 7:30pm (3 weeks)
Santa Monica
Mindful Movement and Awareness with Karen Cryer is a special 3-week class that focuses on the opening and deep connection to one's heart, body, and mind.

Through the practices of Taoist Qigong, gentle Hatha yoga, mindfulness meditation, and various healing practices and self-care, Karen teaches students how to use the body to connect and open the heart and create a rejuvenating spaciousness, improve concentration, and promote overall well-being.

These practices along with mindful awareness promote healing, mobility, strength, and connection to your body for increased vitality.

This course provides specific takeaway techniques that students can do at home to relieve stress and become more grounded in daily life.


Some of the practices will include:

- Taoist Qigong
- Gentle Hatha yoga
- Neuromuscular self-care
- Understanding and working with the Five Elements
- Using the body scan meditation for greater awareness
- Seated Insight meditations

Other Class Notes:
The overall flow of this class engages awareness of the body in movement and in rest, bringing energy and release to areas of tightness or injury.

This is NOT an "exercise" class yet there is motion (joint opening, some stretching, energy cultivation) and people can get stronger with continued practice.

Though this is a healing practice, we are not guaranteeing specific individual results. If you have a significant injury we ask that you check with your physician and contact us to discuss the possibilities.

Location Details:
InsightLA 14th Street
1826 14th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

*This location has a handicap accessible ramp.
Contact teacher:
Contact by email (expect responses Monday - Friday, only)

Sliding scale from $60 to $90 per person.

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This helps us make sure those who pay less can attend.

Whatever you pay above the lowest end of the sliding scale is a tax-deductible donation to InsightLA.

Please note: There are many ways to attend InsightLA classes and events. If you are unable to pay the suggested registration price, please contact us by emailing programs@insightla.org.

Enrollment Limit:
20 | There are still openings for this program.
Items to Bring:
Comfortable clothing, Yoga mat. Please no jewelry during class.
Contact Information:
programs@insightla.org or 310-450-1821
We are no longer taking registrations for this class/event.