June 17, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This workshop will be a live webinar through Zoom. A Zoom link will be included in your registration confirmation email. Can’t make this workshop time? Register to receive the link to the recording to watch at your convenience.

Come learn mindfulness practices to engage your entire family. This workshop will lead you in several mindfulness / contemplative practices that foster connection and awareness, love and imagination, resilience and hope. Explore everyday practices to build a toolbox to navigate normal times and more difficult times and that are appropriate for children and families alike. You will walk away knowing how to guide your family and children in simple, concrete mindfulness / contemplative practices, noticing the inside world and outside world. Practices include breath exercises, the cultivation of gratitude, Christian meditation, mindful practices in the natural world, and awareness of feelings. Each practice can be experienced on its own or can be combined to create a longer practice.

This workshop will be a blend of storytelling from Alyssa’s professional and personal experience, the practice of mindfulness activities (modified for Zoom format), and conversation about how to live mindfully as families this summer.

Alyssa Pasternak Post, mother of two, served for nearly a decade in parish-based family ministry, building upon five years of teaching in Catholic schools. She is a Candidate for Holy Orders in the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania and holds theology degrees from the University of Dayton (MA in Theological Studies) and from Wheeling Jesuit University (BA in Theology). She completed Anglican Studies courses through Lancaster Theological Seminary and Clinical Pastoral Education through Lancaster General Health. Trained in Godly Play’s method, she finds great joy in sharing contemplative practices through story, community, nature and stillness.