These dates don't work for me! When are the next classes starting?
New classes open every 6 weeks or so. You can get on the waiting list to be notified when new classes open for registration.
I don't meditate everyday and when I meditate, I don't meditate for 40-60 minutes. Can I still join this course?
Yes! The depth of your mindfulness practice cannot be measured by minutes or days. If you feel you have a good understanding of the fundamental concepts of mindfulness, you have developed your concentration to some extent, and you can find presence much easier than before, please feel free to join this course and explore deeper topics with us. If you are hesitating, write to me, I'll be happy to help you assess!
Is there an info session where I can meet you and get more info on the course?
You can treat the first class of the course as the info session. You can register, pay your deposit, and come to the first class. If at the end of the first class, you'd like to discontinue the course, I'll be happy to refund your deposit.
What happens if I have to miss a class?
The six classes build on top of each other and I strongly recommend you do your best to be there for every class. If you need to miss a class due to other commitments, you will have the readings, handouts and meditation recordings to practice with at home and I will work with you individually to catch you up on what you missed. In rare occasions, I might be able to share a recording of the teachings with you (I am working on recording my teachings).
Why is there a sliding scale?
Wellness practices are often not financially accessible. When we go through difficult times (losing a job, health problems, refugee status) or when we have less disposable income (student, low income status), wellness becomes even less accessible even though we may be needing it more. This becomes a vicious cycle. Strongly believing in equity, I try to make my courses accessible to everyone, by offering financial support to those in need. Sliding scale means participants can pay for this course the highest amount they can afford to pay, based on their specific situation and needs.
How can I use the sliding scale?
Please indicate your financial situation and need for support in the registration form. I kindly ask that you consider the full amount you can pay (as opposed to the amount you want to pay). By paying the highest amount you can pay, you are helping others be there, and you are honoring and sustaining the costs and efforts of preparing this course.
Can I use the sliding scale even though I can afford to pay the full price?
This course is very fairly priced based on the costs and efforts that go into it, as well as the price of similar wellness practices. By paying the full amount, you are helping others be there, and you are helping me continue teaching mindfulness. Thank you so much for this. :)
Can I benefit from the 10% early registration discount if I also ask for financial aid?
If you need financial aid, the amount you pay will be based on what you can afford to pay within your financial circumstances. The early registration discount will not apply.