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Mindfulness at NOMA
Sat, January 28th at 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Saturday, repeating until Sat, February 11th, 2023
From January 21 through February 11, NOMA presents a four-session mindfulness course with Dr. Jayashree Rao. Mindfulness is defined as experiencing the present moment with open curiosity, without judgment, and with a willingness to be with what is.
Mindfulness training teaches skills to help individuals
- Cope with the stress, pain, and challenges of everyday life.
- Deal with distressing events with grace and composure.
- Be present and alive in the here and now.
About Mindfulness at NOMA
This four-part mindfulness course will be held on Saturdays, 9:30 am–1:00 pm, in NOMA’s Woldenberg Boardroom on the museum’s second floor. Participants sign up for the entire series, and attendance is capped at 30 people.
Participants will learn to develop mindfulness through guided meditation and brief exercises that will help them experience the present moment during everyday activities. Although no specific outcome is promised, participants typically report feeling more “in tune” with themselves and others. In addition, research has shown significant beneficial effects in dealing with stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, depression, chronic pain, and diabetes.
$80 General Admission | $50 NOMA members | $70 Seniors (65+) | $65 University Students
About the Instructor
Dr. Jayashree Rao is a retired pediatric endocrinologist who spent thirty years teaching, researching, and practicing medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center and Children’s Hospital. For the past several years, Dr. Rao has practiced and led others in practicing mindfulness, employing techniques learned in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course offered by Dr. Dave Potter.