Free Summer Programs at the Center for Mindfulness

Free Summer Programs at the CFM
Join us this summer for free courses and workshops designed to bring greater balance, ease, and peace of mind to your life. Whether you are new to mindfulness or a regular practitioner, make time for yourself and engage with us and with your fellow participants.  Find out what mindfulness is all about, connect body and mind through mindful yoga, explore poetry, or just join us for a sit.  Register now and make a difference in your own life and of those around you.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

All programs are free and filled on a first come, first served basis.

Worcester County Food Bank

Help to create a hunger-free community
We will be accepting non-perishable food item donations for these programs to benefit the Worcester County Food Bank.

Monetary donations will be accepted for the Center’s scholarship fund, Hearts Open Wide, for those in need of financial support during these uncertain times. 
Click here to make a donation.

An Introduction to Mindfulness and Being Well Even When Sick

July 10 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM | In-Person | Shrewsbury, MA

Mindfulness and Chronic Illness: Being Well Even When Sick

Yes, it is possible to be well even when you’re sick! Maintaining a state of well-being and equanimity in the midst of serious disease is a challenge, but mindfulness can help make it possible. Come and experience three different mindfulness practices that you can integrate into your life now. The only requirement is your openness to learning and self-care.

Elana Rosenbaum

Margaret Fletcher


July 10, 17, 24  | 9:00 - 10:30am  | Online

Meeting Stress with Skill and Wisdom: An Introduction to Mindfulness

A gentle introduction to mindfulness for accessing the wisdom, well-being, and wholeness that reside within each of us. This 3-course class introduces the body scan, sitting and walking meditation, as a means for discovering greater ease and increased enjoyment in everyday life.
Please note the first class on July 10 will run 9:00 - 11:00am.

Margaret Fletcher

Mindful Yoga for Everyone

July 9 – August 20 | 5:30 – 6:50pm |8 Week In-Person Course | Shrewsbury, MA

Mindful Yoga for Everyone

Learn and explore mindful yoga in a gentle, accessible way. This eight-week course will build on the principles used for yoga in MBSR, emphasizing awareness and self-care in the processes of yoga movements and positions. Each session will include a guided mindful yoga practice and time for discussion of the practice. Please wear clothes suitable for ease of movement and layers for adjusting your temperature. Bring a yoga mat if you wish, and we have plenty on hand if not. You have the option to stay for the community sitting afterward if you wish!

Éowyn Ahlstrom

Rebecca Eldridge, MFA, MA

August 5th | 9:00am -1:00pm EDT | Online

Poetry and Practice: Truth-telling and the Practice of Mindfulness

In this 4-hour workshop, we will practice to recognize within our body, mind, and heart what feels true, then offer that truth as poetry. No experience with meditation or poetry is required; you don’t even have to like poetry to participate. The only thing you must bring is a childlike willingness to explore, wonder, and engage with each other and the written word.

Rebecca Eldridge