Category Archives: Mindfulness

Introduction to Meditation 4 Week Series

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm October 9 – 30, 2018 alleyCat Yoga Center, Columbia, MO Meditation is a timeless practice with a wide spectrum of benefits. Put simply, meditation is a practice in which we train our minds to maintain a steady focus in order to strengthen our attention, deepen our awareness, and cultivate happiness, well-being, and

Yoga and Meditation Retreat: Mindfulness In Action

Saturday, October 6, 9 am -4:00 pm Daylong Retreat at Unity Center, 1600 West Broadway, Columbia, MO “Know yourself so well that you will grow into your wholeness and greatness.” Catharine Larsen “I have always been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to

Mindful and Intuitive Eating –Ending the Struggle with Food and Your Body

In a couple of weeks, I’ll begin meeting with people from around the world (online) to begin a ten week journey of mindful and intuitive eating. This journey is not just about food, but it’s about your entire life. Who you are as a person shows up at the dinner table, so when you learn

Celebrate Life: A Kripalu Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat

There is no better time to go to Costa Rica than February and there is no better reason to go than to experience your best self emerge from the spiritual practices of yoga and mindfulness. This year will be my fifth year of retreating at the Pura Vida Spa in the mountains outside of Alajuela,

Mindfully Moving into the Heart

Mindfulness meditation and yoga have both given me lots of practice at slowing down and paying attention to the effects of being too busy, in a hurry, and striving too hard. These mindfulness practices have also given me tools for shifting my relationship to the present moment so that I can include within it the

Eat, Move, and Live Mindfully – Live Online Ten-Week Class

Tired of dieting?  Confused by messages about what to eat and what not to eat?  Find yourself eating when you’re stressed, bored, unhappy, happy, tired? If you want to discover what you’re really hungry for, then I have good news for you! When working for the wellness program at the University of Missouri, I discovered

Managing Your Emotions With Care

Mr. Rogers is making a comeback in the new documentary about his life—“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” I never watched Mr. Rogers as a child because he wasn’t around yet, but I have gotten to know him as an adult. As far as I can tell, adults need Mr. Rogers as much now as little

Mindful Yoga Makes You Smile – Join Me On the Mat!

This February after I completed a week-long Kripalu yoga retreat in Costa Rica, I was on cloud nine. This was my fourth time attending and co-teaching this retreat and the combination of yoga, companionship, sunshine, and beautiful flora were a cocktail of endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin—all hormones that lead to greater happiness.  Back home, I

Wake Up Your Heart With the Heart Practices – REGISTER SOON

Greetings!!! I wanted to share this practice opportunity with you. I met Heather at Cloud Mountain in the summer of 2016 and had a lovely retreat experience. If you are ready to dive a little deeper into your practice, this would be a great opportunity. The Awakened Heart of Practice: Metta, Compassion, Joy, & Equanimity

March is for Mindfulness: Sign Up Now!

There will be three great opportunities to practice mindful living and eating with me in March at some great destinations. These professional trainings would be helpful for any health or wellness professional who is interested in improving their knowledge of mindfulness and mindful eating. I hope you can attend one of them. And, if you