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Mountaineous Landscape

You are enough.

Your heart is the size of the ocean. Go find the gem hidden in your depths.

- Rumi

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 Hello, I'm Yvonne!

My passion is to explore and learn – to explore and learn about the world, life, people, myself – and to support others to do the same.

Life is the “full catastrophe” (Jon Kabat-Zinn) – joys and sorrows. I believe living this full catastrophe, every moment of it, is what it means to be human – experiencing and being with all that life presents to you.

"I cannot make you happy but I can support you in the creation of your own happiness."

Yung Pueblo

Discover Your Own Wisdom

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South Reno Mindfulness – Mindfulness in Daily Life

Every 3rd Saturday - Virtual

This FREE, 1-hour session typically begins with a short Transitioning and Arriving practice and includes a 15 to 20-minute guided meditation. The focus of this session is the practical application of mindfulness in daily life. Yvonne offers a short presentation on a specific mindfulness topic and invites participants to contribute by asking questions and sharing their own insights. The session concludes with a poem specifically selected to align with the session topic.

Cultivating Inner Peace and Self Compassion
2-day Retreat 
Aug 24 - 26, 2024
Bandon, Oregon

This very small retreat is free pf charge. It will be held in Bandon, Oregon, at a beautiful coastal location with private access to the
beach. This retreat is designed to allow participants to pause and step away from the demands of their busy, daily lives by re-connecting with nature.

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Navigating in Woods

2024 Mindfulness Practice Days

Sep 28 /Dec 16

In-Person - Reno, NV

These free of charge half-day retreats are offered without charge to members of the South Reno Mindfulness (SRM) community. Much of the retreat will be in silence and will be focused on mindfulness practices, such as the body scan, mindful movement, and sitting meditation.

Mindful Transitions - Part 2
Repeat Presentation TBD
10:00am - 12:00
In-Person - Reno, NV

This free of charge program addresses the role of mindfulness in the three stages of life changes – separation, transition, integration. Specifically, this course explores life changes and transitions associated with becoming a arent, career changes, and retirement.

Mindfulness for Judges

November 18 - 21, 2024

Santa Fe, NM

 

This four-day program is an opportunity to pause from the many complexities of being a judge and find some space to breathe and reflect. It is a practice of learning to pay attention to our thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations and acknowledging whatever is present and using
that information to respond to the unfolding of our work and lives.

Take a breath and step back so that
you can see clearly.

--- Yvonne Stedham

Women Practicing Yoga Outdoor

What a life changing experience it was!  I, too, have meditated every day since.  Every night at bedtime and most mornings.  The change I have experienced is amazing.  I'm always sharing with people the benefits of meditation and sharing how it has improved the quality of my life.  Priceless!

--- Judges Retreat Participant, 2018

Let's Connect

ystedham@unr.edu | Reno, Nevada 

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