• 🌺 Jan. 14 - Mar. 4: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workshop
    A new 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction workshop will be offered Jan. 14 - Mar. 4 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Sundays in Winchester, VA (see details below) SO MUCH MORE THAN STRESS REDUCTION: Mindfulness practice can benefit you in all areas of your life: physical, mental, and emotional… and it’s not something you need to acquire; this powerful internal resource already resides within you, available and patiently awaiting to be re-awakened and used in the service of helping you lead a more joyful, awake, and peaceful life. The science around this has been truly amazing: a flurry of recent scientific research has shown that along with dramatically affecting well-being and relaxation, meditation also helps increase self- kindness, balance the immune system, help the body resist disease, and even heal. The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, which can train you how to access this amazing inner resource, was designed as a complement to conventional medical management, and modeled after the classes offered at the Stress Reduction Clinic developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. This 35-year-old program is highly respected in the medical community, and has been featured on PBS in Bill Moyers’ documentary, Healing and the Mind (seen by more than 40 million), The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC’s Dateline, ABC’s Evening News and Chronicle programs, and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. The Workshop: This intimate and intensive workshop will teach you how to establish your own unique practice, along with techniques in mindfulness meditation and movement that have been clinically proven to reduce, and in some cases eliminate, physical and emotional symptoms that are made worse by stress. The techniques are especially useful in working with: • Stress (Relations, Health, Financial) • Chronic pain/fatigue/headaches • Anxiety/panic/depression • Fibromyalgia and Psoriasis • Sleep disturbances/headaches • High blood pressure • Menopausal symptoms • Cancer; radiation; chemotherapy • Addiction relapse prevention • Age-related brain atrophy • Creativity • Ability to focus • Strength of Self Concept • A host of other things . . . Along with a wide range of mindfulness techniques, the workshop will provide you with a deep, experiential, integrated learning about the many and varied ways in which to harness the power of your mind and body to reduce pain, stress, and illness. Classes will include talks, journaling, mindful eating and communication exercises, as well as detailed instructions in sitting and walking meditation, gentle mindful movement exercises, and relaxing body scans, each of which can be modified to suit different body types and conditions. Classes are highly participatory, practical, challenging, and life-affirming. Students are fully supported throughout the program, which is tailored to meet each individual’s unique goals and needs. The Teacher: Shell Fischer, founder and guiding teacher of Mindful Shenandoah Valley (www.mindfulvalley.com) offers more than 25 years of experience in mindfulness practice and study. She's a full teacher and senior practitioner with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C., trained by guiding teacher Tara Brach in the two-year Meditation Teacher Training Institute of Washington, D.C. She's also a graduate of the MBSR teacher training program led by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR and the Stress Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She teaches in Virginia, West Virginia, and the greater Washington, D.C. area, and is an educational partner with Valley Health, a regional six-hospital system in the Shenandoah Valley. NEW WORKSHOP OFFERED: *This workshop is a part of Valley Health's Integrative Healthcare Program. Ja. 14 - Mar. 4, Sundays 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Dharma Studio, Winchester, VA A 7-hour daylong retreat is included in this workshop, and will be held Saturday, Feb. 24 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Stephens City, VA. The $425 fee includes all eight 2.5-hour classes, a daylong retreat, a class workbook, and four guided meditation and yoga CDs. "Shell’s MBSR class has been a game changer for me. The course gave me valuable tools that I can use the rest of my life to manage stress, pain, illness or just about anything that comes my way. These mindfulness tools have enhanced the moment-to-moment experiences and perceptions of my everyday life. Also, Shell presents the class in a warm and caring environment that facilitates learning and deep exploration. I would highly recommend this course to anyone, regardless of your life situation.” - Christine Mangan, Clear Brook, VA (*See more testimonials at www.mindfulvalley.com) INFORMATION & REGISTRATION Contact Shell Fischer [masked] http://www.mindfulvalley.com

    Dharma Studio Yoga

    160 N. Loudoun Street · Winchester, VA

  • ❀ Sept. 17 & 22: 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workshops
    Two new Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction workshops will begin Sept. 17 & 22 in Winchester, VA (see details below) SO MUCH MORE THAN STRESS REDUCTION: Mindfulness practice can benefit you in all areas of your life: physical, mental, and emotional… and it’s not something you need to acquire; this powerful internal resource already resides within you, available and patiently awaiting to be re-awakened and used in the service of helping you lead a more joyful, awake, and peaceful life. The science around this has been truly amazing: a flurry of recent scientific research has shown that along with dramatically affecting well-being and relaxation, meditation also helps increase self- kindness, balance the immune system, help the body resist disease, and even heal. The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, which can train you how to access this amazing inner resource, was designed as a complement to conventional medical management, and modeled after the classes offered at the Stress Reduction Clinic developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. This 35-year-old program is highly respected in the medical community, and has been featured on PBS in Bill Moyers’ documentary, Healing and the Mind (seen by more than 40 million), The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC’s Dateline, ABC’s Evening News and Chronicle programs, and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. The Workshop: This intimate and intensive workshop will teach you how to establish your own unique practice, along with techniques in mindfulness meditation and movement that have been clinically proven to reduce, and in some cases eliminate, physical and emotional symptoms that are made worse by stress. The techniques are especially useful in working with: • Stress (Relations, Health, Financial) • Chronic pain/fatigue/headaches • Anxiety/panic/depression • Fibromyalgia and Psoriasis • Sleep disturbances/headaches • High blood pressure • Menopausal symptoms • Cancer; radiation; chemotherapy • Addiction relapse prevention • Age-related brain atrophy • Creativity • Ability to focus • Strength of Self Concept • A host of other things . . . Along with a wide range of mindfulness techniques, the workshop will provide you with a deep, experiential, integrated learning about the many and varied ways in which to harness the power of your mind and body to reduce pain, stress, and illness. Classes will include talks, journaling, mindful eating and communication exercises, as well as detailed instructions in sitting and walking meditation, gentle mindful movement exercises, and relaxing body scans, each of which can be modified to suit different body types and conditions. Classes are highly participatory, practical, challenging, and life-affirming. Students are fully supported throughout the program, which is tailored to meet each individual’s unique goals and needs. The Teacher: Shell Fischer, founder and guiding teacher of Mindful Shenandoah Valley (www.mindfulvalley.com) offers more than 25 years of experience in mindfulness practice and study. She's a full teacher and senior practitioner with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C., trained by guiding teacher Tara Brach in the two-year Meditation Teacher Training Institute of Washington, D.C. She's also a graduate of the MBSR teacher training program led by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR and the Stress Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She teaches in Virginia, West Virginia, and the greater Washington, D.C. area, and is an educational partner with Valley Health, a regional six-hospital system in the Shenandoah Valley. TWO NEW WORKSHOPS OFFERED: *These workshops are a part of Valley Health's Integrative Healthcare Program. Sept. 17 - Nov. 5, Sundays 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Dharma Studio, Winchester, VA or Sept. 22 - Nov. 10, Fridays, 9 - 11:30 a.m. Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA The 7-hour daylong retreat for both workshops will be Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Stephens City, VA. (*Per MBSR tradition, former students of Shell’s will always be invited to attend future MBSR daylongs – held 3-4 times/year – as her guest.) *Please also know that because these classes are running concurrently, if for whatever reason you need to miss a class, you are always free to attend the other if you can. The $415 fee includes all eight 2.5-hour classes, a daylong retreat, a class workbook, and four guided meditation and yoga CDs. "Shell’s MBSR class has been a game changer for me. The course gave me valuable tools that I can use the rest of my life to manage stress, pain, illness or just about anything that comes my way. These mindfulness tools have enhanced the moment-to-moment experiences and perceptions of my everyday life. Also, Shell presents the class in a warm and caring environment that facilitates learning and deep exploration. I would highly recommend this course to anyone, regardless of your life situation.” - Christine Mangan, Clear Brook, VA (*See more testimonials at www.mindfulvalley.com) INFORMATION & REGISTRATION Contact Shell Fischer [masked] http://www.mindfulvalley.com

    Dharma Studio Yoga

    160 N. Loudoun Street · Winchester, VA

  • May 21 & 25: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Workshops Begin
    Two new Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) workshops will begin May 21 & 25 in Winchester, VA (see details below) SO MUCH MORE THAN STRESS REDUCTION: Mindfulness practice can benefit you in all areas of your life: physical, mental, and emotional… and it’s not something you need to acquire; this powerful internal resource already resides within you, available and patiently awaiting to be re-awakened and used in the service of helping you lead a more joyful, awake, and peaceful life. The science around this has been truly amazing: a flurry of recent scientific research has shown that along with dramatically affecting well-being and relaxation, meditation also helps increase self- kindness, balance the immune system, help the body resist disease, and even heal. The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, which can train you how to access this amazing inner resource, was designed as a complement to conventional medical management, and modeled after the classes offered at the Stress Reduction Clinic developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. This 35-year-old program is highly respected in the medical community, and has been featured on PBS in Bill Moyers’ documentary, Healing and the Mind (seen by more than 40 million), The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC’s Dateline, ABC’s Evening News and Chronicle programs, and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. The Workshop: This intimate and intensive workshop will teach you how to establish your own unique practice, along with techniques in mindfulness meditation and movement that have been clinically proven to reduce, and in some cases eliminate, physical and emotional symptoms that are made worse by stress. The techniques are especially useful in working with: • Stress (Relations, Health, Financial) • Chronic pain/fatigue/headaches • Anxiety/panic/depression • Fibromyalgia and Psoriasis • Sleep disturbances/headaches • High blood pressure • Menopausal symptoms • Cancer; radiation; chemotherapy • Addiction relapse prevention • Age-related brain atrophy • Creativity • Ability to focus • Strength of Self Concept • A host of other things . . . Along with a wide range of mindfulness techniques, the workshop will provide you with a deep, experiential, integrated learning about the many and varied ways in which to harness the power of your mind and body to reduce pain, stress, and illness. Classes will include talks, journaling, mindful eating and communication exercises, as well as detailed instructions in sitting and walking meditation, gentle mindful movement exercises, and relaxing body scans, each of which can be modified to suit different body types and conditions. Classes are highly participatory, practical, challenging, and life-affirming. Students are fully supported throughout the program, which is tailored to meet each individual’s unique goals and needs. The Teacher: Shell Fischer, founder and guiding teacher of Mindful Shenandoah Valley (www.mindfulvalley.com) offers more than 25 years of extensive experience in mindfulness practice and study. She's a full teacher and senior practitioner with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C., trained by guiding teacher Tara Brach in the two-year Meditation Teacher Training Institute of Washington, D.C. She's also a graduate of the MBSR teacher training program led by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR and the Stress Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She teaches in Virginia, West Virginia, and the greater Washington, D.C. area, and is an educational partner with Valley Health, a regional six-hospital system in the Shenandoah Valley. 2 NEW WORKSHOPS OFFERED: *These workshops are a part of Valley Health's Integrative Healthcare Program. May 21 - July 9, Sundays 9 – 11:30 a.m. The Dharma Studio, Winchester, VA May 25 - July 13, Thursdays, 6:00-8:30 p.m. Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA The 7-hour daylong retreat for all three workshops will be Saturday, July 1 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Stephens City, VA. (*Per MBSR tradition, former students of Shell’s will always be invited to attend future MBSR daylongs – held 3-4 times/year – as her guest.) *Please also know that because classes are running concurrently, if for whatever reason you need to miss a class, you are always free to attend the other if you can. The $390 fee includes all eight 2.5-hour classes, a daylong retreat, a class workbook, and four guided meditation and yoga audio cds. (*Any of Shell’s former MBSR students can register for $195.) "Shell’s MBSR class has been a game changer for me. The course gave me valuable tools that I can use the rest of my life to manage stress, pain, illness or just about anything that comes my way. These mindfulness tools have enhanced the moment-to-moment experiences and perceptions of my everyday life. Also, Shell presents the class in a warm and caring environment that facilitates learning and deep exploration. I would highly recommend this course to anyone, regardless of your life situation.” - Christine Mangan, Clear Brook, VA (*See more testimonials at www.mindfulvalley.com) INFORMATION & REGISTRATION Contact Shell Fischer [masked] http://www.mindfulvalley.com

    The Dharma Studio

    Loudoun Street · Winchester, VA

  • 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workshop - Jan. 15 to March 5
    SO MUCH MORE THAN STRESS REDUCTION: Mindfulness practice can benefit you in all areas of your life: physical, mental, and emotional… and it’s not something you need to acquire; this powerful internal resource already resides within you, available and patiently awaiting to be re-awakened and used in the service of helping you lead a more joyful, awake, and peaceful life. The science around this has been truly amazing: a flurry of recent scientific research has shown that along with dramatically affecting well-being and relaxation, meditation also helps increase self- kindness, balance the immune system, help the body resist disease, and even heal. The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, which can train you how to access this amazing inner resource, was designed as a complement to conventional medical management, and modeled after the classes offered at the Stress Reduction Clinic developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. This 35-year-old program is highly respected in the medical community, and has been featured on PBS in Bill Moyers’ documentary, Healing and the Mind (seen by more than 40 million), The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC’s Dateline, ABC’s Evening News and Chronicle programs, and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. The Workshop: This intimate and intensive workshop will teach you how to establish your own unique practice, along with techniques in mindfulness meditation and movement that have been clinically proven to reduce, and in some cases eliminate, physical and emotional symptoms that are made worse by stress. The techniques are especially useful in working with: • Stress (Relations, Health, Financial) • Chronic pain/fatigue/headaches • Anxiety/panic/depression • Fibromyalgia and Psoriasis • Sleep disturbances/headaches • High blood pressure • Menopausal symptoms • Cancer; radiation; chemotherapy • Addiction relapse prevention • Age-related brain atrophy • Creativity • Ability to focus • Strength of Self Concept • A host of other things . . . Along with a wide range of mindfulness techniques, the workshop will provide you with a deep, experiential, integrated learning about the many and varied ways in which to harness the power of your mind and body to reduce pain, stress, and illness. Classes will include talks, journaling, mindful eating and communication exercises, as well as detailed instructions in sitting and walking meditation, gentle mindful movement exercises, and relaxing body scans, each of which can be modified to suit different body types and conditions. Classes are highly participatory, practical, challenging, and life-affirming. Students are fully supported throughout the program, which is tailored to meet each individual’s unique goals and needs. The Teacher: Shell Fischer, founder and guiding teacher of Mindful Shenandoah Valley (www.mindfulvalley.com) offers more than 25 years of experience in mindfulness practice and study. She's a full teacher and senior practitioner with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C., trained by guiding teacher Tara Brach in the two-year Meditation Teacher Training Institute of Washington, D.C. She's also a graduate of the MBSR teacher training program led by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR and the Stress Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She teaches in Virginia, West Virginia, and the greater Washington, D.C. area, and is an educational partner with Valley Health, a regional six-hospital system in the Shenandoah Valley. WINTER MBSR WORKSHOP: *This workshops are a part of Valley Health's Integrative Healthcare Program. (Registered VA nurses can earn 24.5 CE credits) Jan. 15 - March 5, Sundays 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Dharma Studio, 160 N. Loudoun St., Winchester, VA A 7-hour daylong retreat for all three workshops will be Saturday, Feb. 25 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Stephens City, VA. (*Per MBSR tradition, former students of Shell’s will always be invited to attend future MBSR daylongs – held 3-4 times/year – as her guest.) The $390 fee includes all eight 2.5-hour classes, a daylong retreat, a class workbook, and four guided meditation and yoga CDs. (*Any of Shell’s former MBSR students can register for $185.) "Shell’s MBSR class has been a game changer for me. The course gave me valuable tools that I can use the rest of my life to manage stress, pain, illness or just about anything that comes my way. These mindfulness tools have enhanced the moment-to-moment experiences and perceptions of my everyday life. Also, Shell presents the class in a warm and caring environment that facilitates learning and deep exploration. I would highly recommend this course to anyone, regardless of your life situation.” - Christine Mangan, Clear Brook, VA (*See more testimonials at www.mindfulvalley.com) INFORMATION & REGISTRATION Contact Shell Fischer [masked] http://www.mindfulvalley.com

    The Dharma Studio

    Loudoun Street · Winchester, VA

  • Two Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workshops Start Sept. 22 & 25
    Two new MBSR workshops will begin Sept. 22 & 25 in Winchester, VA (see details below) A free introductory class will be offered Thu., Sept. 8, 6-8 p.m., Winchester Medical Center (This 2-hour class is free, but registration is required by contacting the teacher, Shell Fischer, at [masked]) SO MUCH MORE THAN STRESS REDUCTION: Mindfulness practice can benefit you in all areas of your life: physical, mental, and emotional… and it’s not something you need to acquire; this powerful internal resource already resides within you, available and patiently awaiting to be re-awakened and used in the service of helping you lead a more joyful, awake, and peaceful life. The science around this has been truly amazing: a flurry of recent scientific research has shown that along with dramatically affecting well-being and relaxation, meditation also helps increase self- kindness, balance the immune system, help the body resist disease, and even heal. The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, which can train you how to access this amazing inner resource, was designed as a complement to conventional medical management, and modeled after the classes offered at the Stress Reduction Clinic developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. This 35-year-old program is highly respected in the medical community, and has been featured on PBS in Bill Moyers’ documentary, Healing and the Mind (seen by more than 40 million), The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC’s Dateline, ABC’s Evening News and Chronicle programs, and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. The Workshop: This intimate and intensive workshop will teach you how to establish your own unique practice, along with techniques in mindfulness meditation and movement that have been clinically proven to reduce, and in some cases eliminate, physical and emotional symptoms that are made worse by stress. The techniques are especially useful in working with: • Stress (Relations, Health, Financial) • Chronic pain/fatigue/headaches • Anxiety/panic/depression • Fibromyalgia and Psoriasis • Sleep disturbances/headaches • High blood pressure • Menopausal symptoms • Cancer; radiation; chemotherapy • Addiction relapse prevention • Age-related brain atrophy • Creativity • Ability to focus • Strength of Self Concept • A host of other things . . . Along with a wide range of mindfulness techniques, the workshop will provide you with a deep, experiential, integrated learning about the many and varied ways in which to harness the power of your mind and body to reduce pain, stress, and illness. Classes will include talks, journaling, mindful eating and communication exercises, as well as detailed instructions in sitting and walking meditation, gentle mindful movement exercises, and relaxing body scans, each of which can be modified to suit different body types and conditions. Classes are highly participatory, practical, challenging, and life-affirming. Students are fully supported throughout the program, which is tailored to meet each individual’s unique goals and needs. The Teacher: Shell Fischer, founder and guiding teacher of Mindful Shenandoah Valley (www.mindfulvalley.com) offers more than 25 years of experience in mindfulness practice and study. She's a full teacher and senior practitioner with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C., trained by guiding teacher Tara Brach in the two-year Meditation Teacher Training Institute of Washington, D.C. She's also a graduate of the MBSR teacher training program led by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR and the Stress Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She teaches in Virginia, West Virginia, and the greater Washington, D.C. area, and is an educational partner with Valley Health, a regional six-hospital system in the Shenandoah Valley. TWO NEW WORKSHOPS OFFERED: *These workshops are a part of Valley Health's Integrative Healthcare Program. (Registered VA nurses can earn 24.5 CE credits) Sept. 25 - Nov. 13, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Dharma Studio, Winchester, VA Sept. 22 - Nov. 17 Thursdays, 6:00-8:30 p.m. Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA (*No class Oct. 20) The 7-hour daylong retreat for all three workshops will be Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Stephens City, VA. (*Per MBSR tradition, former students of Shell’s will always be invited to attend future MBSR daylongs – held 3-4 times/year – as her guest.) *Please also know that because these classes are running concurrently, if for whatever reason you need to miss a class, you are always free to attend the other if you can. The $390 fee includes all eight 2.5-hour classes, a daylong retreat, a class workbook, and four guided meditation and yoga audio recordings. "Shell’s MBSR class has been a game changer for me. The course gave me valuable tools that I can use the rest of my life to manage stress, pain, illness or just about anything that comes my way. These mindfulness tools have enhanced the moment-to-moment experiences and perceptions of my everyday life. Also, Shell presents the class in a warm and caring environment that facilitates learning and deep exploration. I would highly recommend this course to anyone, regardless of your life situation.” - Christine Mangan, Clear Brook, VA (*See more testimonials at www.mindfulvalley.com) INFORMATION & REGISTRATION Contact Shell Fischer [masked] http://www.mindfulvalley.com

    The Dharma Studio

    Loudoun Street · Winchester, VA

  • Spring 2016 MBSR Workshops Start May 15 & 19
    Two new MBSR workshops will begin May 15 & 19 in Winchester, VA (see details below) A free introductory class will be offered Thu., May 5, 6-8 p.m., Winchester Medical Center (This 2-hour class is free, but registration is required by contacting the teacher, Shell Fischer, at [masked]) SO MUCH MORE THAN STRESS REDUCTION: Mindfulness practice can benefit you in all areas of your life: physical, mental, and emotional… and it’s not something you need to acquire; this powerful internal resource already resides within you, available and patiently awaiting to be re-awakened and used in the service of helping you lead a more joyful, awake, and peaceful life. The science around this has been truly amazing: a flurry of recent scientific research has shown that along with dramatically affecting well-being and relaxation, meditation also helps increase self- kindness, balance the immune system, help the body resist disease, and even heal. The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, which can train you how to access this amazing inner resource, was designed as a complement to conventional medical management, and modeled after the classes offered at the Stress Reduction Clinic developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. This 35-year-old program is highly respected in the medical community, and has been featured on PBS in Bill Moyers’ documentary, Healing and the Mind (seen by more than 40 million), The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC’s Dateline, ABC’s Evening News and Chronicle programs, and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. The Workshop: This intimate and intensive workshop will teach you how to establish your own unique practice, along with techniques in mindfulness meditation and movement that have been clinically proven to reduce, and in some cases eliminate, physical and emotional symptoms that are made worse by stress. The techniques are especially useful in working with: • Stress (Relations, Health, Financial) • Chronic pain/fatigue/headaches • Anxiety/panic/depression • Fibromyalgia and Psoriasis • Sleep disturbances/headaches • High blood pressure • Menopausal symptoms • Cancer; radiation; chemotherapy • Addiction relapse prevention • Age-related brain atrophy • Creativity • Ability to focus • Strength of Self Concept • A host of other things . . . Along with a wide range of mindfulness techniques, the workshop will provide you with a deep, experiential, integrated learning about the many and varied ways in which to harness the power of your mind and body to reduce pain, stress, and illness. Classes will include talks, journaling, mindful eating and communication exercises, as well as detailed instructions in sitting and walking meditation, gentle mindful movement exercises, and relaxing body scans, each of which can be modified to suit different body types and conditions. Classes are highly participatory, practical, challenging, and life-affirming. Students are fully supported throughout the program, which is tailored to meet each individual’s unique goals and needs. The Teacher: Shell Fischer, founder and guiding teacher of Mindful Shenandoah Valley (www.mindfulvalley.com) offers more than 25 years of experience in mindfulness practice and study. She's a full teacher and senior practitioner with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C., trained by guiding teacher Tara Brach in the two-year Meditation Teacher Training Institute of Washington, D.C. She's also a graduate of the MBSR teacher training program led by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR and the Stress Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She teaches in Virginia, West Virginia, and the greater Washington, D.C. area, and is an educational partner with Valley Health, a regional six-hospital system in the Shenandoah Valley. TWO NEW WORKSHOPS OFFERED: *These workshops are a part of Valley Health's Integrative Healthcare Program. (Registered VA nurses can earn 24.5 CE credits) May 15 - July 10, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Dharma Studio, Winchester, VA May 19 - July 6, Thursdays, 6:00-8:30 p.m. Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA The 7-hour daylong retreat for all three workshops will be Saturday, June 25 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Stephens City, VA. (*Per MBSR tradition, former students of Shell’s will always be invited to attend future MBSR daylongs – held 3-4 times/year – as her guest.) *Please also know that because these classes are running concurrently, if for whatever reason you need to miss a class, you are always free to attend the other if you can. The $390 fee includes all eight 2.5-hour classes, a daylong retreat, a class workbook, and four guided meditation and yoga audio recordings. "Shell’s MBSR class has been a game changer for me. The course gave me valuable tools that I can use the rest of my life to manage stress, pain, illness or just about anything that comes my way. These mindfulness tools have enhanced the moment-to-moment experiences and perceptions of my everyday life. Also, Shell presents the class in a warm and caring environment that facilitates learning and deep exploration. I would highly recommend this course to anyone, regardless of your life situation.” - Christine Mangan, Clear Brook, VA (*See more testimonials at www.mindfulvalley.com) INFORMATION & REGISTRATION Contact Shell Fischer [masked] http://www.mindfulvalley.com

    The Dharma Studio

    142 N. Loudoun St. · Winchester, VA

  • Winter 2016 Workshop Jan. 10 - Feb. 28
    A new Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction workshop will be offered Jan. 10 - Feb. 28 at the Dharma Studio in Winchester, VA. The daylong retreat for this workshop will be Feb. 20. LEARN MORE: A 2-hour introductory class will be offered Sun., Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. - noon at the Dharma Studio. Registration is $15 and available here (http://www.mindfulvalley.com/meditation-classes/april-27-mon-630-830-p-m-an-introduction-to-mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-mbsr-in-front-royal/). SO MUCH MORE THAN STRESS REDUCTION: Mindfulness practice can benefit you in all areas of your life: physical, mental, and emotional… and it’s not something you need to acquire; this powerful internal resource already resides within you, available and patiently awaiting to be re-awakened and used in the service of helping you lead a more joyful, awake, and peaceful life. The science around this has been truly amazing: a flurry of recent scientific research has shown that along with dramatically affecting well-being and relaxation, meditation also helps increase self- kindness, balance the immune system, help the body resist disease, and even heal. The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, which can train you how to access this amazing inner resource, was designed as a complement to conventional medical management, and modeled after the classes offered at the Stress Reduction Clinic developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. This 35-year-old program is highly respected in the medical community, and has been featured on PBS in Bill Moyers’ documentary, Healing and the Mind (seen by more than 40 million), The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC’s Dateline, ABC’s Evening News and Chronicle programs, and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. The Workshop: This intimate and intensive workshop will teach you how to establish your own unique practice, along with techniques in mindfulness meditation and movement that have been clinically proven to reduce, and in some cases eliminate, physical and emotional symptoms that are made worse by stress. The techniques are especially useful in working with: • Stress (Relations, Health, Financial) • Chronic pain/fatigue/headaches • Anxiety/panic/depression • Fibromyalgia and Psoriasis • Sleep disturbances/headaches • High blood pressure • Menopausal symptoms • Cancer; radiation; chemotherapy • Addiction relapse prevention • Age-related brain atrophy • Creativity • Ability to focus • Strength of Self Concept • A host of other things . . . Along with a wide range of mindfulness techniques, the workshop will provide you with a deep, experiential, integrated learning about the many and varied ways in which to harness the power of your mind and body to reduce pain, stress, and illness. Classes will include talks, journaling, mindful eating and communication exercises, as well as detailed instructions in sitting and walking meditation, gentle mindful movement exercises, and relaxing body scans, each of which can be modified to suit different body types and conditions. Classes are highly participatory, practical, challenging, and life-affirming. Students are fully supported throughout the program, which is tailored to meet each individual’s unique goals and needs. The Teacher: Shell Fischer, founder and guiding teacher of Mindful Shenandoah Valley (www.mindfulvalley.com) offers more than 25 years of experience in mindfulness practice and study. She's a full teacher and senior practitioner with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C., trained by guiding teacher Tara Brach in the two-year Meditation Teacher Training Institute of Washington, D.C. She's also a graduate of the MBSR teacher training program led by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR and the Stress Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She teaches in Virginia, West Virginia, and the greater Washington, D.C. area, and is an educational partner with Valley Health, a regional six-hospital system in the Shenandoah Valley. The $390 fee includes all eight 2.5-hour classes, a daylong retreat, and a class workbook. "Shell’s MBSR class has been a game changer for me. The course gave me valuable tools that I can use the rest of my life to manage stress, pain, illness or just about anything that comes my way. These mindfulness tools have enhanced the moment-to-moment experiences and perceptions of my everyday life. Also, Shell presents the class in a warm and caring environment that facilitates learning and deep exploration. I would highly recommend this course to anyone, regardless of your life situation.” - Christine Mangan, Clear Brook, VA (*See more testimonials at www.mindfulvalley.com) INFORMATION & REGISTRATION Contact Shell Fischer [masked] http://www.mindfulvalley.com

    The Dharma Studio

    142 N. Loudoun St. · Winchester, VA

  • Fall 2015 Workshops Start Sept. 27 & Oct. 1
    Two new MBSR workshops will begin Sept. 27 & Oct. 1 in Winchester, VA (see details below) Two free introductory classes will be offered: Wed., Sept. 9., 6-8 p.m., Wellspring in Winchester Wed., Sept. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Winchester Medical Center (Both of these 2-hour classes are free, but registration is required by contacting the teacher, Shell Fischer, at [masked]_ SO MUCH MORE THAN STRESS REDUCTION: Mindfulness practice can benefit you in all areas of your life: physical, mental, and emotional… and it’s not something you need to acquire; this powerful internal resource already resides within you, available and patiently awaiting to be re-awakened and used in the service of helping you lead a more joyful, awake, and peaceful life. The science around this has been truly amazing: a flurry of recent scientific research has shown that along with dramatically affecting well-being and relaxation, meditation also helps increase self- kindness, balance the immune system, help the body resist disease, and even heal. The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, which can train you how to access this amazing inner resource, was designed as a complement to conventional medical management, and modeled after the classes offered at the Stress Reduction Clinic developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. This 35-year-old program is highly respected in the medical community, and has been featured on PBS in Bill Moyers’ documentary, Healing and the Mind (seen by more than 40 million), The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC’s Dateline, ABC’s Evening News and Chronicle programs, and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. The Workshop: This intimate and intensive workshop will teach you how to establish your own unique practice, along with techniques in mindfulness meditation and movement that have been clinically proven to reduce, and in some cases eliminate, physical and emotional symptoms that are made worse by stress. The techniques are especially useful in working with: • Stress (Relations, Health, Financial) • Chronic pain/fatigue/headaches • Anxiety/panic/depression • Fibromyalgia and Psoriasis • Sleep disturbances/headaches • High blood pressure • Menopausal symptoms • Cancer; radiation; chemotherapy • Addiction relapse prevention • Age-related brain atrophy • Creativity • Ability to focus • Strength of Self Concept • A host of other things . . . Along with a wide range of mindfulness techniques, the workshop will provide you with a deep, experiential, integrated learning about the many and varied ways in which to harness the power of your mind and body to reduce pain, stress, and illness. Classes will include talks, journaling, mindful eating and communication exercises, as well as detailed instructions in sitting and walking meditation, gentle mindful movement exercises, and relaxing body scans, each of which can be modified to suit different body types and conditions. Classes are highly participatory, practical, challenging, and life-affirming. Students are fully supported throughout the program, which is tailored to meet each individual’s unique goals and needs. The Teacher: Shell Fischer, founder and guiding teacher of Mindful Shenandoah Valley (www.mindfulvalley.com) offers more than 25 years of experience in mindfulness practice and study. She's a full teacher and senior practitioner with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C., trained by guiding teacher Tara Brach in the two-year Meditation Teacher Training Institute of Washington, D.C. She's also a graduate of the MBSR teacher training program led by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR and the Stress Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She teaches in Virginia, West Virginia, and the greater Washington, D.C. area, and is an educational partner with Valley Health, a regional six-hospital system in the Shenandoah Valley. TWO NEW WORKSHOPS OFFERED: *These workshops are a part of Valley Health's Integrative Healthcare Program. (Registered VA nurses can earn 24.5 CE credits) Sept. 27 - Nov. 15, Sundays 9 – 11:30 a.m. The Dharma Studio, Winchester, VA Oct. 1 - Nov. 19, Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA The 7-hour daylong retreat for all three workshops will be Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Stephens City, VA. (*Per MBSR tradition, former students of Shell’s will always be invited to attend future MBSR daylongs – held 3-4 times/year – as her guest.) *Please also know that because these classes are running concurrently, if for whatever reason you need to miss a class, you are always free to attend the other if you can. The $370 fee includes all eight 2.5-hour classes, a daylong retreat, a class workbook, and four guided meditation and yoga CDs. (*Any of Shell’s former MBSR students can register for $185.) "Shell’s MBSR class has been a game changer for me. The course gave me valuable tools that I can use the rest of my life to manage stress, pain, illness or just about anything that comes my way. These mindfulness tools have enhanced the moment-to-moment experiences and perceptions of my everyday life. Also, Shell presents the class in a warm and caring environment that facilitates learning and deep exploration. I would highly recommend this course to anyone, regardless of your life situation.” - Christine Mangan, Clear Brook, VA (*See more testimonials at www.mindfulvalley.com) INFORMATION & REGISTRATION Contact Shell Fischer [masked] http://www.mindfulvalley.com

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  • SPRING MBSR Workshops: May 17, 18, & 19 in Winchester, Front Royal, Leesburg
    THREE NEW 8-Week MBSR WORKSHOPS will begin May 17, 18, & 21 in Winchester, Front Royal, and Leesburg, VA (see details below) Two introductory workshops will be offered: Mon., April 27, Warren Memorial Hospital, Front Royal, VA, *free, but registration required Thu., May 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun, Leesburg, VA $15, registration is required SO MUCH MORE THAN STRESS REDUCTION: Mindfulness practice can benefit you in all areas of your life: physical, mental, and emotional… and it’s not something you need to acquire; this powerful internal resource already resides within you, available and patiently awaiting to be re-awakened and used in the service of helping you lead a more joyful, awake, and peaceful life. The science around this has been truly amazing: a flurry of recent scientific research has shown that along with dramatically affecting well-being and relaxation, meditation also helps increase self- kindness, balance the immune system, help the body resist disease, and even heal. The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, which can train you how to access this amazing inner resource, was designed as a complement to conventional medical management, and modeled after the classes offered at the Stress Reduction Clinic developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. This 30-year-old program is highly respected in the medical community, and has been featured on PBS in Bill Moyers’ documentary, Healing and the Mind (seen by more than 40 million), The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC’s Dateline, ABC’s Evening News and Chronicle programs, and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. The Workshop: This intimate and intensive workshop will teach you how to establish your own unique practice, along with techniques in mindfulness meditation and movement that have been clinically proven to reduce, and in some cases eliminate, physical and emotional symptoms that are made worse by stress. The techniques are especially useful in working with: • Stress (Relations, Health, Financial) • Chronic pain/fatigue/headaches • Anxiety/panic/depression • Fibromyalgia and Psoriasis • Sleep disturbances/headaches • High blood pressure • Menopausal symptoms • Cancer; radiation; chemotherapy • Addiction relapse prevention • Age-related brain atrophy • Creativity • Ability to focus • Strength of Self Concept • A host of other things . . . Along with a wide range of mindfulness techniques, the workshop will provide you with a deep, experiential, integrated learning about the many and varied ways in which to harness the power of your mind and body to reduce pain, stress, and illness. Classes will include talks, journaling, mindful eating and communication exercises, as well as detailed instructions in sitting and walking meditation, gentle mindful movement exercises, and relaxing body scans, each of which can be modified to suit different body types and conditions. Classes are highly participatory, practical, challenging, and life-affirming. Students are fully supported throughout the program, which is tailored to meet each individual’s unique goals and needs. The Instructor: The Teacher: Shell Fischer offers 25 years of experience in mindfulness practice and study. She's a full teacher and senior practitioner with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C., trained by guiding teacher Tara Brach in the two-year Meditation Teacher Training Institute of Washington, D.C. She's also a graduate of the MBSR teacher training program led by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR and the Stress Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She teaches in Virginia, West Virginia, and the greater Washington, D.C. area, and is an educational partner with Valley Health, a regional six-hospital system in the Shenandoah Valley. THREE NEW WORKSHOPS OFFERED: *These workshops are a part of Valley Health's Integrative Healthcare Program May 17 - July 5, Sundays 9 – 11:30 a.m. The Dharma Studio, Winchester, VA May 18 - July 6, Mondays, 6:30-9 p.m. Warren Memorial Hospital, Front Royal, VA May 21 - July 9, Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m.., Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun, Leesburg, VA The 7-hour daylong retreat for all three workshops will be Saturday, June 27 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Stephens City, VA. (*Per MBSR tradition, former students of Shell’s will always be invited to attend future MBSR daylongs – held 3-4 times/year – as her guest.) *Please also know that because these classes are running concurrently, if for whatever reason you need to miss a class, you are always free to attend the other if you can. The $370 fee ($425 for Leesburg) includes all eight 2.5-hour classes, a daylong retreat, a class workbook, and four guided meditation and yoga CDs. (*Any of Shell’s former MBSR students can register for half-price.) "Shell’s MBSR class has been a game changer for me. The course gave me valuable tools that I can use the rest of my life to manage stress, pain, illness or just about anything that comes my way. These mindfulness tools have enhanced the moment-to-moment experiences and perceptions of my everyday life. Also, Shell presents the class in a warm and caring environment that facilitates learning and deep exploration. I would highly recommend this course to anyone, regardless of your life situation.” - Christine Mangan, Clear Brook, VA (*See more testimonials at www.mindfulvalley.com) INFORMATION & REGISTRATION Contact Shell Fischer [masked] http://www.mindfulvalley.com

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  • Winter 2015 MBSR Workshops Start in January
    Three new workshops will begin Jan. 25, 29, & 30 (see details below) Two introductory workshops will be offered: Fri., Jan. 9, 3-5 p.m., Blandy Experimental Farm, Boyce, VA $12 Fri., Jan. 16, 6:30-9 p.m. Winchester Medical Center, free, but registration is required SO MUCH MORE THAN STRESS REDUCTION: Mindfulness practice can benefit you in all areas of your life: physical, mental, and emotional… and it’s not something you need to acquire; this powerful internal resource already resides within you, available and patiently awaiting to be re-awakened and used in the service of helping you lead a more joyful, awake, and peaceful life. The science around this has been truly amazing: a flurry of recent scientific research has shown that along with dramatically affecting well-being and relaxation, meditation also helps increase self- kindness, balance the immune system, help the body resist disease, and even heal. The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, which can train you how to access this amazing inner resource, was designed as a complement to conventional medical management, and modeled after the classes offered at the Stress Reduction Clinic developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. This 30-year-old program is highly respected in the medical community, and has been featured on PBS in Bill Moyers’ documentary, Healing and the Mind (seen by more than 40 million), The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC’s Dateline, ABC’s Evening News and Chronicle programs, and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. The Workshop: This intimate and intensive workshop will teach you how to establish your own unique practice, along with techniques in mindfulness meditation and movement that have been clinically proven to reduce, and in some cases eliminate, physical and emotional symptoms that are made worse by stress. The techniques are especially useful in working with: • Stress (Relations, Health, Financial) • Chronic pain/fatigue/headaches • Anxiety/panic/depression • Fibromyalgia and Psoriasis • Sleep disturbances/headaches • High blood pressure • Menopausal symptoms • Cancer; radiation; chemotherapy • Addiction relapse prevention • Age-related brain atrophy • Creativity • Ability to focus • Strength of Self Concept • A host of other things . . . Along with a wide range of mindfulness techniques, the workshop will provide you with a deep, experiential, integrated learning about the many and varied ways in which to harness the power of your mind and body to reduce pain, stress, and illness. Classes will include talks, journaling, mindful eating and communication exercises, as well as detailed instructions in sitting and walking meditation, gentle mindful movement exercises, and relaxing body scans, each of which can be modified to suit different body types and conditions. Classes are highly participatory, practical, challenging, and life-affirming. Students are fully supported throughout the program, which is tailored to meet each individual’s unique goals and needs. The Instructor: Shell Fischer offers 25 years of experience in mindfulness practice and study. She's a full teacher and senior practitioner with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C., trained by guiding teacher Tara Brach in the two-year Meditation Teacher Training Institute of Washington, D.C. She's also a graduate of the MBSR teacher training program led by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR and the Stress Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She teaches in Virginia, West Virginia, and the greater Washington, D.C. area, and is an educational partner with Valley Health, a regional six-hospital system in the Shenandoah Valley. THREE NEW WORKSHOPS OFFERED: *These workshops are a part of Valley Health's Integrative Healthcare Program Jan. 25 - Mar. 15, Sundays 9 – 11:30 a.m. The Dharma Studio, Winchester, VA Jan. 29 - Mar. 19, Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA Jan. 30 - Mar. 20, Fridays, 3-5:30 p.m., Blandy Experimental Farm, Boyce, VA The 7-hour daylong retreat for all three workshops will be Saturday, March 7 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Stephens City, VA. (*Per MBSR tradition, former students of Shell’s will always be invited to attend future MBSR daylongs – held 3-4 times/year – as her guest.) *Please also know that because these classes are running concurrently, if for whatever reason you need to miss a class, you are always free to attend the other if you can. The $365 fee includes all eight 2.5-hour classes, a daylong retreat, a class workbook, and four guided meditation and yoga CDs. (*Any of Shell’s former MBSR students can register for $180.) "Shell’s MBSR class has been a game changer for me. The course gave me valuable tools that I can use the rest of my life to manage stress, pain, illness or just about anything that comes my way. These mindfulness tools have enhanced the moment-to-moment experiences and perceptions of my everyday life. Also, Shell presents the class in a warm and caring environment that facilitates learning and deep exploration. I would highly recommend this course to anyone, regardless of your life situation.” - Christine Mangan, Clear Brook, VA (*See more testimonials at www.mindfulvalley.com) INFORMATION & REGISTRATION Contact Shell Fischer [masked] http://www.mindfulvalley.com

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