The group begins with greetings and an exploration of traditional meditation postures, before settling into stillness for about 30 minutes of guided mindfulness practice. Following the practice, participants are invited to process their experience with the group. While mindfulness has foundations in Buddhism, this group is secular and all paths are welcome. No special materials are needed as we have access to the studio equipment including mats, blocks, bolsters, and blankets; chairs are also available. The studio provides hand-blended hot tea and local spring water to enjoy before and after class.
Jamie Johans Crosier is a licensed clinical social worker with over ten years of experience in the mental health field, including work in trauma therapy and chronic pain management. She completed the year-long VA CALM training program in 2019, during which she developed a personal mindfulness meditation practice and learned how to lead mindfulness groups in the clinical outpatient mental health setting
Establishing a personal practice on the foundations of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and the vipassana Buddhist path has been transformative for Jamie both personally and professionally. She is offering the group at our studio not as a teacher, but as a fellow mindfulness practitioner seeking to build a practice community
Jamie has lived in Lewisburg on and off for much of her life, returning in 2009 to raise her son in this special community. She enjoys shopping local, supporting area arts and humanitarian nonprofit organizations, and spending time in WV's abundant outdoor recreation areas.