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Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

May 24 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

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One event on April 26, 2019 at 7:30 am

One event on May 10, 2019 at 7:30 am

One event on May 17, 2019 at 7:30 am

One event on May 24, 2019 at 7:30 am

One event on May 31, 2019 at 7:30 am

Six Week Course with Dr Olivia Thrift
6 Fridays in April and May from 2.30pm-4.30pm

(19th April,  26th April, 10th May, 17th May, 24th May, 31st May.) *Each week builds on the next so ideally you should try and attend all the sessions if possible)


There is growing scientific evidence that supports ancient wisdom that mindfulness meditation can stabilize the mind and body and it is a foundational tool for managing stress and cultivating lasting states of happiness and ease.  By learning to be present to our moment to moment inner and outer experience in a wise, nonjudgmental  and non-reactive way, we can bring about many potential benefits including;

 -enhancing emotional, psychological and physical wellbeing

-gaining confidence in managing emotions like anxiety, anger and low mood

-lowering stress levels

-discovering how to manage the inner critic and ways of increasing self compassion

-enhancing the quality of our relationships

-improving concentration, productivity and creativity

-developing a more balanced life and enjoying an increasing inner sense of stability,    peacefulness and calm.

Who is it For: Everyone is welcome, whether you are new to meditation or are an experienced meditator who would like a refresher. All ages, religions and backgrounds welcome.

*Each week has a different theme and will involve both understanding the theory of mindfulness along with practicing guided meditation and mindfulness techniques. It promises to be interesting, insightful, challenging  and potentially life changing!

 Teacher Details:  Dr Olivia Thrift is a UK licensed Psychologist who moved to California in 2017. She has been practicing and teaching mindfulness since 2008. She works as a Psychologist, providing  online psychological therapy to UK based clients and is currently in the process of getting her qualifications recognized by the California Board of Psychology. This course is part of her Mindfulness Teacher Training with the Mindfulness Training Institute in Berkeley, accredited by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA).


Cost: Suggested donation of $20 a session, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Space is limited.  To reserve your spot, please email


May 24
7:30 am - 9:30 am


Urban Retreat Center
1227a Folsom Street
San Francisco, 94103 United States
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