Local Resources-

1. As of January 2019, Join a New Practice Group in Cashmere, WA.  Click here for details.

2. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) & Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) in Wenatchee!  Offered by Mindfulness Northwest.

  • MBSR: Thursday evenings, 6 – 8:30 pm, Jan 17th March 14th, with an extended day Saturday, March 2nd, 9 am – 4 pm.
  • MSC: Friday mornings, 9:15 am–12 Noon, Jan 18th-March 15th, with an extended day Sunday, March 3rd, 9 am – 2 pm.

Where: Wenatchee Community Center – Veteran’s Hall 504 S. Chelan Avenue, Wenatchee, WA

How Much: Sliding scale fee $290-$450. Scholarships available.  Click here for details.

3. Stone Blossom Sangha– A Buddhist group offering Zen & Tibetan formal practice of meditation in Wenatchee.

4. Leavenworth: Join Ginger Holladay and Dean Marson for Mindfulness Meditation instruction & practice.  This meditation practice is offered by donation and open to all, no experience necessary!

Location: River House at Wenatchee River Institute 347 Division Street, Leavenworth

When: Sundays beginning Dec. 30th 9-10:15 am  Cost: Donation only
Contact Information: holladayg@mac.com

5. NCW Wellness Circle Meetup: A north-central Washington social networking group providing mutual support, knowledge, and resources promoting personal and interpersonal wellness.

6. Cloud Mountain— A residential Meditation Retreat Center in SW WA.  Great for a weekend retreat for beginners or anyone wanting to dive into the practice!

7. iLa Yoga Studio: Wenatchee studio offers two yoga classes weekly with meditation and occasional workshops and classes focused on mindfulness meditation.

8. Evolve Local Yoga: Leavenworth studio offers two weekly meditation classes plus many workshops and retreats with mindfulness focus.

Mindfulness/Meditation App & Podcast Recommendations-

1. Simply Being: Meditation For Relaxation & Presence

2. Meditation Oasis: By Mary and Richard Maddux

3. Headspace: An app for your personal use anytime, anywhere

Book Resources-

1. “Wherever You Go, There You Are” by John Kabat-Zinn– A great beginners guide with short vignettes, very approachable and practical.

2. “Who Dies?: An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying” by Stephen Levine– Written for those suffering, especially relevant for those living with chronic disease and illness, for those dying, or caring for a loved one.  Wonderful guided pain meditation exercises.

3. “Meditation for the Love of It: Enjoying Your Own Deepest Experience” by Sally Kempton–More of a spiritual journey into the heart via the practice of meditation.  Very well written and full of practical exercises for the beginner and more advanced practitioner.

4. “Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation” by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.– A scientific understanding of why Mindfulness works and how it works, an excellent read for everyone, especially those working in the healthcare field.

5. “Living Well with Pain and Illness” by Vidyamala Burch–Oriented towards people living with chronic pain and illness but applicable for any and all interested in the practice of Mindfulness.