Welcome! Thank you for visiting us, and for your interest in pursuing mindfulness in the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. These offerings are available for those new to mindfulness, as well as more experienced practitioners who want to deepen their practice. All are welcome.
Along with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) workshops, we offer personal mindfulness coaching and workshops for both individuals and businesses, as well as a variety of classes, workshops, and retreats throughout the valley and at the regional hospital in Winchester – all designed to help you reduce stress and pain (emotional and physical), and discover your deepest self through the practice of mindfulness.
Mindful Shenandoah Valley’s founder, Shell Fischer, offers more than two decades of experience in mindfulness practice. She’s a Vipassana teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C., trained by founder and guiding teacher Dr. Tara Brach in the Meditation Teacher Training Institute of Washington, D.C. She is also a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction instructor trained by Dr. Jon-Kabat Zinn, founder of MBSR and the Stress Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Along with Insight Meditation, she teaches MBSR as an educational partner with the Foundation of the State Arboretum of Virginia, and Valley Health, a regional 6-hospital system in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. *Listen to Shell talk about mindfulness on the Valley Today Show.
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
Mar. 22: No Self, No Problem: Discovering the Peace of Anatta
May 3: Planting the Seeds of Joy
May 24: Living With Lovingkindness
Aug. 2: Facing Fear, Finding Freedom
Oct. 25: Full Surrender: Riding the Waves of Annica (Impermanence)
Sept. 26-28: 3-Day Women’s Retreat: “Nurturing Self-Compassion”
FREE “INTRODUCTION TO MBSR” CLASSES
April 10, Thu., 6:30-8:30 p.m
May 1, Thu. 6:30-8:30 p.m.
May 8, Thu., 6:30-8:30 p.m.
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION CLASSES & WALKS
June 4, Wed., 7:30-9 p.m.: Guided Walking Meditation at Blandy Experimental Farm, Virginia Arboretum in Boyce, VA
July 31, Thu., 7-9 p.m.: An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation at Blandy Experimental Farm, Virginia Arboretum in Boyce, VA
TUESDAY NIGHT VIPASSANA MEDITATION GROUP
7-8:45 p.m. in Stephens City, VA