Classes and Workshops

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction ~ Next Course Begins
February 9, 2020

Blue Heron Wellness, Silver Spring, MD.

Join Rebecca for eight classes, Sundays, 2:00–4:30 pm, (2:00–5:00 pm on first/last day), February 9-April 5, plus a full day retreat, March 22, 2020. For questions, please email us at:

  • Evidence-based eight week course to learn skills that reduce physical and emotional stress and enhance ease and well-being.
  • Powerful methods for reducing stress and learning to actively participate in your health and well-being.
  • Learn to mobilize your mind and body to take charge of your life and cope more effectively with life’s stressors.
  • Click here for a one page flyer – and here for background on MBSR.
  • Cost is $550, and includes all course supplies and the full day retreat.
  • A deposit of $250 is requested at the time of registration.  You are welcome to spread out the cost of the course into multiple payments. When you register, select the “Flexible Payment” option and reduce the deposit.

Sunday Morning Meditation with Hugh, 10:30am to noon

The Center for Mindful Living, Tenleytown, NW DC.

Hugh’s Sunday morning meditation group in Tenleytown, Washington, DC is for many an oasis in a busy week. It includes two periods of guided meditations, mindful movement between sittings, and time at the end of the session to focus on a particular area of sitting or daily-life practice.

Insight meditation cultivates our natural wisdom and compassion. Meditation practice develops concentration, which allows us to calm and steady the mind.

  • Newcomers to meditation and long time practitioners are welcome to attend IMCW classes. Chairs are always provided or you may bring your sitting gear.
  • No registration necessary – offered on a donation basis.

Tuesday Evening Meditation with Rebecca, 6:30-7:30 pm

Blue Heron Wellness, Silver Spring, MD.

Rebecca offers instruction and guidance in the practice of mindfulness meditation and teachings of awareness and compassion.

  • We focus on practices that support opening to life and finding freedom in the midst of daily life.
  • Brief gentle movement also included to reduce tension in the body.
  • Suited for beginners to meditation as well as offering support for experienced practitioners wishing to deepen their practice.
  • All are welcome. Offered on a donation basis.

Monday Evening Meditation in Takoma Park, 7:00-8:30 pm 

with Geoff Maxson, Linda Naini and Rebecca Hines
Seekers Church, 276 Carroll Street, NW, Takoma Park, 20012

Visit IMCW’s website for rotating teacher schedule.

Learn to meditate or deepen your meditation practice in a warm, kind, and supportive community. We meditate together and explore diverse aspects of insight (vipassana) meditation and related practices. The weekly group is drop-in (no registration) and donation-based. Led by a rotating group of teachers as well as occasionally peer-led sessions.

This class serves as an introduction to the practices of awareness and compassion that are the heart of the IMCW community. It also offers support and ongoing teachings to students.

Newcomers to meditation and long time practitioners are welcome to attend IMCW classes. Chairs are always provided or you may bring your sitting gear.

This venue is accessible for those with mobility impairments.