Community Offerings

DBT Skills for Everyday Life

Tuesdays beginning february 26th 12:30-2pm with Dr. Cindy Poster

This is a 10 week group

Dialectical Behavior Therapy teaches a practical approach to better manage emotions. The relationship between acceptance and change is the root concept of DBT, and it promotes an “and” rather than an “either/or” way of thinking. DBT teaches how to cope with and change unhealthy behaviors and thoughts. It provides skills to manage emotions and decrease conflict in these four areas: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance.

DBT Skills for Everyday Life - College Students

Wednesdays beginning April 24th 11am-12:30pm with Dr. Cindy Poster

This is a 12 week group

Class Series (6 weeks for $150, drop in $30)

Midweek Retreat

Wednesdays @ 3pm with dr. tanvi gandhi

Dr. Tanvi Gandhi offers a midweek retreat at Barefoot! Join us for a restorative break. This sacred time will consist of intention setting with a small tea ceremony, followed by breath work and a combination of acupuncture and meditation. You will leave with insight on your experience and a self-care tip for the week.

Classes Under Membership (New 30 days for $30, one month unlimited $60, drop in $25)

Sheng Zhen Meditaton - Standing Form 

Mondays & Fridays @ 9:15am with Dr. MArk

Sheng Zhen Meditation is a system of meditations in motion or in stillness. It draws and circulates qi, the life force, into the body. In the process, the practice pours Love into the heart of the practitioner bringing about a feeling of well-being, harmony with one’s surroundings, and a feeling of divine contentment. One is able to truly enjoy life and experience a sense of ease even in the midst of challenges.

Sheng Zhen Healing

TUesdays & thursdays @ 10:30AM

with DR. Mark and Michelle Quigley

Sheng Zhen Healing, is a restorative form and blends an ancient tradition with gentle, meditative movements performed seated on a chair. Healing Gong is an integration of healing traditions, using the power of Nature to heal oneself. What is the essence of the practice? The practice leads one to the original state that abides in every human being. One comes to experience the opening of the Heart and the stillness of the mind. This form is loved by many for the physical and mental benefits it has bestowed upon them.

Xui Xing Men's Group

first monday of the month at 6:30pm  with Dr. MArk

Xiu Xing means the act of walking a path to enlightenment by applying what one has learned from self inquiry and contemplation. During this meeting we will engage in meditation, contemplation, and philosophical conversation about the challenges and struggles that men experience during these changing times.

Embodied Movement and Breathing Class

Tuesdays at 9:15am  with Doris Pasteleur

Embodied Movement is designed to teach you ways to breathe, move, and be more comfortable in your body. Doris Pasteleur Hall is one of the true master of embodied movement in Fairfield County and we are grateful to have her share her knowledge, wisdom, and joy at Barefoot Living Arts.

Mindful Meditation with Mia

Four 3-week series beginning january 15th with mia tangredi

The first 3-weeks will focus on awareness of breath. This series meets on Tuesday evenings beginning January 15th from 6-7pm and Friday January 18th from 12-1pm. Participants are free to join any time over the 3 week series.

The second 3-week series will focus on mind body medicine. This series will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6-7pm and Fridays from 12-1pm. 

The third series will focus on loving kindness meditation with the same schedule as the previous series. 

The fourth series will occur on the opening days of spring and will center around mountain meditation, which will include outdoor walking meditation. 

 
 
 
 
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