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MBSR, Workshops, RI, Seventh Element, Priscilla Szneke

We can apply mindfulness principles to all areas of life,
such as eating, socializing, exercising
-- even to the words that we speak.

Mindfulness is an antidote
to the unconscious, reactive
way of living.

Welcome to
Workshops 2018


Combining the concepts of modern cognitive science with ancient mindfulness techniques, Seventh Element, located in Rhode Island, offers programs, such as MBSR, and a variety of workshops to help you decrease stress and develop mindful awareness practices. I will continue to offer relevant and interesting opportunities to the community in 2018, as well as continue to teach in corporations, research settings and to private groups.



Unplug and restore as we spend the afternoon doing sitting and walking meditation to cultivate present-moment awareness. We will explore what nourishes us and what doesn’t and you will leave with some simple mindful awareness practices that you can incorporate into your daily life.

The workshop is scheduled for Sunday, September 30th from 1 pm to 4 pm. We will meet at Innerlight Center for Yoga and Meditation  located at 850 Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown, RI. There is a cost for the use of the studio which will be posted soon. Priscilla will be accepting dana as payment. The practice of dana is an ancient Eastern tradition and can be described as a donation done in the spirit of generosity. The understanding is that the teacher directly supports your practice and you, in turn, have the opportunity to support the teacher. You can place your dana in the container that will be placed at the door. To sign up please go to the Innerlight workshop page.


THE HEART PRACTICES, or Brahma Viharas, as they are referred to are also known as abodes of the divine, heavenly abodes, or abodes of the heart. Other translations are the Four Immeasurables or Boundless Ones. These Heart Practices are a set of four qualities that when cultivated lead to a calm, joyous mind.

They consist of friendliness or kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity. In this series we will explore the lessor explored practices of joy and equanimity. Joy is the result of friendliness and good fortune, which we tend not to notice and celebrate. Equanimity culminates the connected heart’s journey as it unifies and balances both compassion and equanimity.

Our exploration of these two heart practices reminds us of the good in our lives and that we can handle the difficulties that might arise. We will explore how joy and equanimity can play a positive role throughout our day and practice the meditations that cultivate these heart practices. The workshop is open to both beginners and experienced meditators. You should have some familiarity with the first two Heart Practices.

The program is 4 weeks long; dates are Thursdays, May 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 2 pm to 3 pm. The studio cost is $30 and Priscilla accepts dana. We will meet at Innerlight Center for Yoga and Meditation  located at 850 Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown, RI. Please contact Priscilla at if you have questions and to sign up, please go to the Innerlight Workshops page.

Sitting meditation, mindful movement, and loving kindness, are powerful for me. They help me focus and realize what is important and rather than focus on the negative, explore the positive, the possibilities.
D.E.O – student 2015


I am much more aware of my thoughts, feelings, and responses. With awareness I’m making better self-care choices. Priscilla is a great facilitator because she embodies what she teaches.
S.R.C. – student 2015


The Fall MBSR program will be held at All That Matters in South Kingstown, RI.

Sessions begin September 13, 2018.

There is a mandatory Orientation scheduled for Thursday, September 13 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. The eight week program begins on Thursday, September 27 through November 15 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. The mandatory Full Day of Mindfulness is scheduled for Sunday, November 4 from 10:30 am to 6 pm, which will be held at All That Matters’s East Greenwich, RI studio.

For more information about MBSR, please go to the MBSR page by clicking here.


Based on the Eat Right Now Program.

The Eat Right Now program will help you rewire your brain to identify stress and emotional eating patterns, reduce cravings and build sustainable, healthy habits, naturally. The program is designed to fit into your life with app-based daily lessons, craving-specific tools to use when they happen, supportive community and expert coaching. Priscilla is a Qualified ERN (Eat Right Now) Facilitator having completed the training at the Center for Mindfulness under the direction of Judson Brewer, MD, PhD.

Sessions begin July 25, 2018. We will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at at Temple Torat Yisrael on Middle Road in East Greenwich. Contact me at for more information.

For more information about Mindful Eating and the Eat Right Now program, please go to the Mindful Eating page by clicking here.