In mindfulness, one is not only restful and happy but alert and awake. Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.

|| Thich Nhat Hanh

Nourishing Resilience is a 5 week mindfulness program open to anyone who is interested in cultivating a personal practice of meditation that is aimed at supporting them in moving through life with greater awareness and ease.

In this program, we will draw on insights from the Buddhist tradition along with modern understandings of neuroscience and nervous system health. In particular, we will be exploring the Buddhist concept of the Four Immeasurables, or the Brahma-Vihara, as states of being that support inner resilience and well-being. 


A Bit About Me


My name is Natalie Rousseau and I will be your guide in this program. I began my practice of meditation in the late 90's when I was introduced to Zen Buddhism. Since then I have studied various approaches to meditation from Buddhist & Tantric lineages as well as modern mindfulness schools. Mindfulness & self compassion form the foundation of my own personal practice and I love to share these practices with others.

What to Expect

This program is ideal for anyone who is interested in the practices of mindfulness and who is curious to learn practical tools to support greater resilience in daily life

Program Includes -

  • 5 weekly pre-recorded video lessons: each week you will get a new lesson that introduces our focus for the week along with your guided meditation practice.
  • 4 live classes: this course also includes 4 x 1 hour live Zoom classes where I will guide you in a practice and answer any questions that are coming up. These classes will also be recorded in case you cannot make it live.


Dates & Program Details

May 8th- June 5th 2022

Weekly lessons will be published on Sundays.

Live classes will be held on -

Thursdays May 12th & 19th 5:30-6:30 pm PST

Thursdays June 2nd & 9th 5:30-6:30 pm PST



FAQs



Do I need to have experience with meditation to take this program?

No, you do not. This program is open to anyone who has an interest in learning more about the practices of mindfulness.


Will the classes be recorded?

Yes. All classes will be recorded for later viewing. The class recordings will be housed here on Teachable and you will have forever access to them.



Do I need to sit on the floor to practice?

No, you do not. You can meditate sitting in a chair, standing, or even walking. Information about posture choices will be provided in the program.




What type of personal support will be offered?

This program includes 4 live classes in which you can receive real-time support from me and have your questions answered. You can also reach out via email with questions at any time.




Are these practices trauma-informed?

Absolutely! All of my offerings are trauma-informed and I have taken specific training programs on the topic of trauma-sensitive mindfulness. I know firsthand how powerful the practices of mindfulness can be in managing the impacts of trauma and will provide info to support all practitioners in this regard.

Scholarships


Scholarships are available to BIPOC, single parents, and those who self-identify as transgender or non-binary and are facing financial hardship. To apply for one of these scholarship spots please email me directly at [email protected] & let me know why you are interested in this program. This year I am offering 6 scholarships at the Self Guided level and two full scholarships at the Guided Level.