Be mindful: Faculty field trip offers Nov. 1 retreat


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — People can learn mindful practices to last a lifetime during a Nov. 1 mini-retreat offered by the University of Louisville’s College of Arts and Sciences.

    The “A&S Faculty Field Trip: Mindfulness Mini-retreat” will run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Horine Conference Center, 11311 Mitchell Hill Road, in the Jefferson Memorial Forest.

    Paul Salmon, a psychological and brain sciences associate professor, will introduce the group to the foundations of mindfulness. Quiet sitting meditation, gentle yoga-inspired movement, mindful eating, body scan and related practices will give participants an opportunity to experience a day devoted to slowing down and focusing on the present.

    Salmon’s research and teaching center on mindfulness, and he also is a yoga instructor.

    Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is a program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn to help people manage pain and stress. Salmon is practitioner of MBSR.

    Retreat participants should wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle and any yoga equipment (mat, block, blanket) that they already have. The event includes a vegetarian lunch.

    Space is limited and registration is required at The cost is $25 for the general public; $20 for UofL employees and alumni; and $15 for UofL students.

    For more information, contact Lindsey Ronay at 502-852-3252 or

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