Just sitting very quietly, erect and wakeful, we feel calmer and more at ease. We understand things more clearly, and our appreciations and empathies grow. Sitting with others greatly enhances this experience. Stillness Groups provide regular opportunities to do just that
What to expect: Sitting sessions last one hour. Participants usually sit on chairs, though some prefer floor cushions. They face one another in a circle. A session is divided into three periods of sitting. After the first and second period, participants walk single file clockwise once around the room to stretch their legs and refresh their wakefulness. One sitter, often the person who has organized the group, keeps time and signals the beginning and ending of periods with a bell or clap of hands. Participants should feel free to lie down or leave early as desired. Before and after the session participants have an opportunity to socialize or ask for help with difficulties they may be having with their practice.
Current Stillness Groups:
Platteville Stillness Group
Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 pm
Park Place Wellness Room
(Basement level; take first left from
main entrance to stairway/elevator; from base of
stairs go right.)
1075 N. Elm St.
Saturdays, 8:30-9:30 am
Platteville Farmer's Market at City Park
July 27; August 3, 24, 31; September 7
Dubuque Stillness Group
Tuesdays, 6:15-7:15 pm
Body and Soul Wellness Center and Spa
2728 Asbury Rd.
Dubuque, IA 52001
Jeff Wright MA, E-RYT500
Way of Stillness