About These Workshops
on 4th Saturday (11am – 1pm EST)
This last year has tested us all in so many ways. The new normal has taken its toll on our relationships with those we work with, live with and play with. Life is busier than ever as we navigate endless zoom calls, home schooling, work deadlines and maintaining some sense of normalcy with our loved ones. Perhaps your new norm found you in front of the refrigerator or pantry more often than ever before. Perhaps you’ve put on a few extra pounds. Or maybe it’s all just so exhausting and you’ve thrown in the towel! Does any of this sound familiar? Spring is just around the corner and there is a new way to be in this new normal.
Would you like to change your life through a better understanding of how tiny habits can lead to big changes?
Together, in these monthly workshops, we’ll cultivate awareness of and discover how to renew our relationship with a specific topic. This begins with a focused attention on tiny habits and how you can make big changes in your life. You’ll come away with new tools and a better appreciation of yourself and your habits.
May 22: Stress
June 26: Sleep
July 24: Movement
Aug 28: TBD
What You Can Expect
Each class will consist of a guided meditation, journaling, small group sharing, and a brief talk or reading followed by a group discussion.
- Learn the value of paying attention internally to guide habit changes
- We’ll focus on a specific topic – or whatever else arises for YOU.
- Experience guided meditations, group sharing and a mindful practice
About Your Instructor
Tara Cassidy, MA, NBC-HWC earned her masters degree from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach who works with women to overcome their fatigue from living such busy lives through changing their relationship to food.
Tara has observed many forms of spiritual practice over the years, before she discovered Vipassana meditation in 2011. She’s an alumni and mentor of Jonathan Foust’s The Year of Living Mindfully program (YLM), and co-facilitates both Jonathan Foust and Tara Brach’s post-dharma talk Discussion Groups. She has attended Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW) day-long and weekend retreats taught by Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, Sharon Salzburg and Stan Eisenstein. Tara has also been part of the same Spiritual Friends Group for three years and co-lead another in her mentor role with YLM. She attended her first week long silent meditation retreat through the YLM program in February 2020. She has been inspired by her formal and informal studies of psychology, nutrition and exercise science. Some of these include positive psychology, functional medicine, and yoga.
Tara has had her own long and winding health journey through the years. She sees herself as her own laboratory, bringing her curiosity, self-compassion and insights from her own journey to her clients. She is inspired to share her varied wisdom to help others discover their own inner wisdom.