Mitra Manesh will be teaching the following class at UCLA:
MAPs Special Class: Mindfulness & Intimacy by Mitra Manesh
This class is for students who have taken MAPs I and wish to go deeper.
True intimacy with another begins with knowing one’s self. Self-intimacy, intimacy with life, and intimacy with another are interconnected. Mindfulness by essence–awareness, presence and acceptance–is a kind of moment-by-moment intimacy, a way of becoming one with ourselves and our own experience.
In this 6-week class, we will examine our existing beliefs and behavior and explore fresh and more mindful ways of connecting and communicating with ourselves, friends, colleagues, family, and of course, romantic partners. Sense awareness, body connection, emotion acceptance, storytelling, and mindful communication are some of the tools we’ll use to potentially open the doors to our inner intimate world–a world that can become a sanctuary once the barriers of fear and conditioning are released. Intimacy is an everyday affair; it is special, but it does not have to be rare.
Pre-requisite: MAPs I, or permission from instructor. If you have not taken a MAPs I class at MARC, please email us a brief description of your equivalent experience to firstname.lastname@example.org before the class start date.
Note: You do not need to be in a romantic relationship to partake in this class. Couples, as well as individuals interested in cultivating intimacy as a way of more deeply relating to everyday life, are welcome to join.
Wednesdays, March 14 – April 18, 2018 – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
UCLA Semel Institute – Room C8-201 (Level C) – 740 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles