Experiential & Informational Resources-

1. Mindfulness Northwest– A non-profit organization offering Mindfulness & Compassion groups and retreats Online.  Also offering specific Mindfulness programs for healthcare practitioners and extensive programs for professional development–if you’re considering teaching.

2. Mountain Om Meditation Sangha– 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!  Online Sundays 9-10:30 am.Contact: holladayg@me.com

3. iLa Yoga Studio– Wenatchee studio offers On Demand and outdoor yoga classes weekly with Mindfulness and meditation woven into some of the classes.

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

5. 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!

6. Joanna Dunn Yoga– Leavenworth, WA based teacher highlighting restorative, yin, somatic movement and meditation.

7. Wakes- Musicians, yoga teachers, storytellers, and healers– using music & mindfulness to guide you through hardship and toward healing. Sound baths on Insight Timer, Sound Healing album “Journey Through The Chakras.”

8. Health Champion– Health & Wellness Mindfulness Resources.  Great articles and cited research. Mindfulness for Children & Parents Resources are great!

App Recommendations-

1. Simply Being: Meditation For Relaxation & Presence

2. Insight Timer: #1 Free Meditation App for Sleep, Anxiety & Stress

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.