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Mindfulness Essentials

  • Chrysalis Institute 213 Roseneath Road Richmond, VA 23221 (map)

You read about mindfulness in magazines and have a meditation app on your smartphone, but what is it, what are its proven benefits, and how can you integrate it into your everyday life? Our experienced facilitators will help you better understand the basics of mindfulness and establish a practice that effectively fits your life. Develop awareness of sensations, feelings, and thoughts as they arise, and learn to accept yourself just as you are, moment-to-moment.

This is for you if you:

  • Are curious about mindfulness

  • Have too tight a schedule to attend a longer program

  • Already have a mindfulness meditation practice but want a refresher

Facilitators: Sandra Tan, LCSW, and Kristina Aschenbach LAc

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Sandra Tan, LCSW works as an oncology supportive counselor in a hospital in Richmond VA. Her clinical interest is in integrating mainstream psychotherapy interventions with complementary therapies such as mindfulness, self-compassion, guided imagery, and expressive arts to enhance the body mind connection for healing and self-care. Sandra has been meditating and exploring multiple body-mind practices since the 90s and studied with different teachers in Europe, Asia and USA. She is a trained Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher
through the UCSD School of Medicine.


Kristina Aschenbach, M.Ed., MAcOM, L.Ac., owner of Essential Acupuncture, PLLC, is a licensed practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She earned her Masters of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas.  Additionally, she holds Master of Education degrees in Special Education and School Counseling and has 10 years of experience working in middle school education. Over the past seven years she has been deeply engaged in the study and practice of Mindfulness including attending silent meditation retreats and completing the Year of Living Mindfully Program in Washington, D.C.

$45/Chrysalis members
$90/General public

Saturday, March 9

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