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Mindfulness Monday

November 7, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2016

How to Hack Your Brain with Mindfulness and Meditation 

1st Mondays of every month!


Networking from 11:30 am – 11:55. Lunch is served promptly at noon and the mindfulness training also starts at that time.

Fee (lunch included):

$10 for members of Flywheel

$15 for non-members

Join us the first Monday of each month, enjoy a super-fresh, locally-sourced lunch, learn mindfulness techniques practiced at Google and M.I.T., and experience a guided meditation with Cheryl Schirillo. She designed this event for scientists, designers, entrepreneurs and other business folks who tend to perk up when they hear about how meditation increases the gray matter in your hippocampus, boosts your memory and extends the length of time you can stay in the creative flow with focus.

During lunch Cheryl will share current research on why meditation can feel so good and how three-minute mindfulness exercises are effective for boosting innovation and creativity, improving sleep and reducing stress, scattered thinking and the dangerous long-term health consequences of being in a chronic state of flight or fight.

Cheryl Schirillo began her mostly-daily mediation practice 11 years ago when she launched her first start-up. Her stress levels were off the chart and she was in critical need of a fix that would allow her to be at the top of her game when she was pitching investors and getting to the finals in business plan competitions throughout the southeast. By incorporating mindfulness into her day, she found she could more fully enjoy the wild ride she was on and be more present and peaceful when interacting with family and co-workers.

Today, Cheryl meditates for 10 – 40 minutes in the morning — and creates moments of mindfulness throughout each day — because she has found it is the best way to live an authentic, connected and joyfully-creative life.

Cheryl Schirillo is President/CEO of the marketing company Bridges Connecting Communities, Inc. and Founder of the Imagination Installations Project.  She has worked with a wide-range of mindfulness, Buddhist meditation and nature practices for over 15 years. Her Mindfulness Consulting Practice was inspired by Otto Scharmer, Senior Lecturer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management, and Co-Founder of the Presencing Institute and U.Lab. For the past two years Cheryl has studied with Otto and a local group of community innovators participating in U.Lab, a global movement to build a new economy by co-sensing and co-creating with the emerging future.

FREE PARKING and driving directions to Flywheel:

Flywheel is located directly behind Biotech Place in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. Free Parking in lot “P2” lot in the WF Innovation Quarter which is between Patterson Ave and Vine Street, stretching between 6th and 7th Streets, on the north end of Wake Forest Biotech Place. When you get to the gate, press the buzzer and tell security you are attending a meeting at Flywheel. Street parking is also available. Walk in the wide alley-street behind Biotech Place, take your first left and go up the wide, outside stairway. Flywheel is on your left.




November 7, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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450 Design Ave
Winston-Salem,NC27101United States
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