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The Mindfulness Connection Albuquerque

Join a secular mindfulness community and practice with supportive instruction. Open to all, beginner or long time meditator. Every Tuesday evening starting at 6:30 PM. One of five experienced mindfulness teachers will provide mindfulness instructions and focus on a particular mindfulness, life balance, health and wellbeing theme each Tuesday evening. 

Mindfulness Practice in a Supportive Community

Find support with secular mindfulness instruction from experienced mindfulness teachers. Sit with a group to support your mindfulness practice. Find the right mindfulness practice and method that works for your lifestyle and gain the mindfulness health benefits.

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Stress Reduction

Reduce life stress & increase life balance and health

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Neuroscience of Mindfulness

Empirically supported benefits of mindfulness: Less emotional reactivity, Boosts to working memory, Stress reduction, Reduced rumination, More cognitive flexibility

Mindfulness Sitting Practice

Daily Life Practice

Create a daily mindfulness practice and find support, answer questions, and be inspired in a safe and supportive community every Tuesday Evening starting at 6:30 PM.

Come and make the Mindfulness Connection your home for support, friends, learning, and bring the many benefits of this practice alive in your daily life.
Reduce stress, improve sleep, increase focus, reduce anxiety, respond more effectively to life stressors.


Every Tuesday Evening Starting at 6:30 PM and ending at 8:00 PM

At sponsor Remedy Day Spa – In Nob Hill – 113 Vassar Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 


Upcoming Tuesday Events

Below is the Tuesday night Mindfulness Connection schedule. The evening date and name of the teacher will be listed. Click below the listed event for more information about the Tuesday night topic/theme and additional information.

February 18, 2020
  • The Mindfulness Connection-Mark

    February 18, 2020  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    113 Vassar Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA

    Click here for tonights topic: Releasing the Anxious Mind

    This evening is part of an ongoing series on mindfulness practices that support the release of mental anxiety.  

    This is an experiential workshop that will present simple step-by-step researched based mindfulness methods to ground the mind and make contact with present awareness.
    These mindfulness practices are designed to release mental stress and anxiety when caused by situational conditions or chronic anxiety that gets stuck in closed loops of obsessive thinking.
    For more severe anxiety, these practices are one method that can be used in alignment with other necessary treatments and support. 

    You can join this evening workshop during any point in the series. New to mindfulness or experienced, all are welcome to attend this workshop open to the Albuquerque community.  

    This workshop will include handouts and resources as part of this ongoing series to practice and experiment with between workshop meetings.

    This series will take place about every five weeks (see calendar) at the Remedy Day Spa on Tuesday evenings starting at 6:30 PM. 

    You can join this workshop at anytime during the series. An introduction will be included each workshop.

    Find dates of this series with Mark Pugsley at:


February 25, 2020
  • The Mindfulness Connection-Jose

    February 25, 2020  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    113 Vassar Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA

    Click here for tonights topic:


March 3, 2020
  • The Mindfulness Connection-Kimberlee

    March 3, 2020  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    113 Vassar Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA

    Click here for tonights topic:


March 10, 2020
  • The Mindfulness Connection-Randi

    March 10, 2020  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    113 Vassar Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA

    Click here for tonights topic:


Mindfulness Connection Teachers


Mark Pugsley, PhD, LCSW, CSAT

A licensed psychotherapist since 1996 with a specialty in Gestalt Psychology. Mark has practiced mindfulness for over 20 years. He studied with S.N. Goenka and spent many years practicing at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and completed the Community Dharma Leaders Program at Spirit Rock in Woodacre, CA. He is a co-founder of the Center for Relationship and Sexual Recovery (CRSR) in Albuquerque. Mark teachers and leads retreats in secular based mindfulness that integrates Western Psychology theory and practice.


Kimberlee Maresma, MA, LPCC

A licensed professional clinical counselor. She holds her undergraduate degree in exercise physiology and holistic nutrition. She began studying Mindfulness Meditation 20yrs ago as a student of Ayurvedic Medicine/Yoga with Dr. Lad. She teaches Mindfulness in the Albuquerque community, provides Professional Development to other clinicians/organizations and leads several support groups including Mindful Partnering/Mindful Parenting, Birth Trauma and Grief and Loss Circle. She helps her clients to ease anxieties and depressive traits by teaching them present moment awareness, client strengths-based, humanistic, somatic, with emphasis in Psychodynamic, Positive, Eco Psychology and Integrative Health.


Tony Sager, MA, LPCC

Tony began practicing meditation and mindfulness at age 19. He has practiced and taught in the United States and internationally, including 21 years as a fully ordained Buddhist monk. He lived and worked in Buddhist community for 27 years. He is a senior teacher of an international school of Zen. Tony currently works as a psychotherapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. One of his professional interests is the incorporation of meditation and mindfulness in psychotherapy. Tony is experienced in working with depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, spiritual issues, relationship issues and addictions.


Randi Schweitz, MA, LPCC

Randi Schweitz became curious about mindfulness in her early twenties through the practice of yoga. For the past 25 years she has been a dedicated practitioner of yoga and Buddhist meditation. Randi is passionate about studying how mindfulness of the body and mind connects us to our wholeness and increases our capacity for clarity and compassion. Randi teaches how to incorporate mindfulness practices into daily life to foster joy and ease as well as manage life’s daily stressors. Randi is a licensed psychotherapist (LPCC), specializing in mindfulness based Body-Centered psychotherapies to support individuals in healing and growing through trauma, anxiety, depression and grief.


Jose Maresma

Jose has been a practicing exercise physiologist and human potential coach for over 28 years. He was the former Director of Programs & teacher at The Mindful Center in Albuquerque, the largest provider of mindfulness training in the Southwest.He is trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and has also received training in Unified Mindfulness Practice-the preferred technique used at most major research institutions such as Harvard & The University of Wisconsin Center for Healthy Minds. Over his career, Jose has worked with a varied population form Olympians and professional athletes to children, educators, Federal Law Enforcement and Special Forces.​

All Welcome

All Faiths are Welcome​

Questions? New to Mindfulness Practice, Want to join a weekly secular mindfulness sitting group, Learn a daily mindfulness practice and benefits, Need a little inspiration and support – come join us!

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