Toledo Mindfulness Institute

Toledo Mindfulness Institute

Classes In Session:

  • Introduction to Mindfulness

  • Mindfulness in Education

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The Toledo Mindfulness Institute provides mindfulness training to the greater Toledo area and Northwest Ohio region. As a local resource for mindfulness, our mission is to foster community and connection through education and outreach.

Phone: 567-343-5077


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Mindfulness Course Offerings:

Explore Courses:
  • Intro to Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness in Education
  • Mindfulness Camp for Teens
  • Mindfulness Workshops

All classes hosted at Toledo Mindfulness Institute,
6537 Angola Rd., Holland

Introduction to Mindfulness

Intro to Mindfulness

Part 1: Basic Mindfulness &  Presence

6-week sessions: Tuesdays, 6-8 pm

Only 2 courses/year

  • September 3- October 8 2019

  • January 28, 2020 -- March 3, 2020

  • September 15, 2020 -- October 20, 2020 

Learn how to begin your own mindfulness practice in order to find peace and contentment.  We will harness the mind's ability to skillfully respond to external and internal situations, lessening your overall levels of stress and contributing to your greater happiness.

Jay Rinsen Weik, the founder and owner of the Toledo Mindfulness Institute, will be personally leading this series of classes. Rinsen was recently dubbed Rinsen Roshi, or Zen Master, of which there are less than 100 in all of North America. 

He is a music professor at The University of Toledo, founder and Abbot at Buddhist Temple of Toledo, and founder and sensei at Shobu Aikido of Toledo. 

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Part 2: Extending Mindfulness to Compassion & Kindness

Mindfulness Part 2
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Part 3: Grounding Mindfulness in the Wisdom of Impermanence

6-week sessions: Tuesdays, 6-8 pm

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Session 1: Noticing Impermanence

Session 2: Making Friends with Impermanence

Session 3: Making Impermanence Your Ally

Session 4: Understanding Non-dual Awareness

Session 5: Experiencing Non-Dual Awareness

Session 6: Integrating Non-Dual Awareness


Mindfulness in Education

Part 1:  Mindfulness Basics for Educational Settings

Mindfulness in Education
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  • November 2nd & December 7th, 2019, 8am-3pm

Mindfulness Basics

  • Teachers

    • Why Mindfulness for Teachers?

    • Clarify the need and scope of Mindfulness in school settings

    • General Benefits

    • General Research

    • Personal Practice

      • Self-care

      • Developing a mindfulness practice

  • Students

    • What is Mindfulness from a child’s point of view?

    • Benefits for Children

    • Research in Education

    • Routines

      • Morning Meeting

      • Transitions

      • Getting Attention

Mindfulness Toolbox Starter Kit

  • Teachers

    • Mindfulness Meditation

    • Breathing Techniques

    • Supportive Apps

  • Students

    • Mindful Minute

    • Breathing Techniques

Mindful Movement

  • Yoga poses for calming, grounding, and developing body-awareness

  • Mindful Walking for Children 

Body-Mind Connection

  • Relaxation Techniques

  • Mindful Eating for children

  • Mindful Coloring

Mindfulness, Emotions & The Brain

  • Neurobiology & Mindfulness

  • Feeling, observing, & managing emotions

Mindful Classroom Management

  • Teachers

    • Expectations

    • Engaging Lessons

    • Be responsive

    • A prepared classroom

    • Mindful leadership

    • Mindfulness break area(s)

  • Students

    • Self-directed mindfulness breaks

    • Mindfulness Corner/Area

    • Validate emotions and give tools to work through them

Part 2:  Mindfulness to Develop Compassion & Kindness in  Educational Settings

  • Training Dates for 2019 & Further Details Coming Soon




Mindful Speech & Listening



Part 3:  Mindfulness to Develop Wisdom in Educational Settings

  • Training Dates for 2019 & Further Details TBA


Cause & Effect

Dealing with Emotions

Mindfulness Camp for Teens

Mindfulness Camp for Teens
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  • Week of 8/5/2019, Mon-Fri, 9-11 am

  • $150

  • Teens will learn a variety of mindfulness techniques to improve focus and attention, deal with difficult emotions and stress, create a sense of peace and calm, and develop their sense of interconnectedness and compassion. Activities include mindful movement, various meditation practices, walking a labyrinth, mindful eating, and direct instruction about specific breathing exercises.

  • Instructor: Jenn McCullough

    • Certified Mindfulness Educator, implementing mindfulness programs in various schools in the Toledo area & leading the Mindfulness in Education Curriculum for Toledo Mindfulness Institute

    • Certified Yoga Instructor & Owner of Integration Yoga with Jenn

    • Over 25 years of experience working with children and in the healing arts

    • Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and graduate work in Special Education

Mindfulness Workshops: Mindful Connections, Intentional Conversations

One-time $30 sessions: 6-8pm


Mindful Eating hosted by Jay Rinsen Weik

  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 6-8PM

This workshop will address hunger and craving and how mindfulness can help you tune into your body’s true needs versus desires. 

Mindfulness expert and Zen Master Jay Rinsen Weik explains that there are different kinds of hunger, which he will discuss in depth at the workshop. Open to all--no meditation experience required.

Workshop will include meditation, participant check-in, lecture, and interactive group discussion and Q&A.

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Mindfulness with Money hosted by Michael Hoshi Leizerman 

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 6-8PM


Mindful Embodiment hosted by Jay Rinsen Weik 

  • Tuesday, May 19, 6-8PM

In this workshop, mindfulness expert and Zen Master Rinsen Weik, who has been practicing martial arts since the 1970s, will discuss how to become mindfully aware of your physical structure. 

Rinsen will introduce specific energy movements, or chi kung practices, to encourage mindful embodiment. He will also cover mindful breathing techniques in order to channel the breath for optimal energy flow and vibrancy. Open to all; no experience required. 

Workshop will include meditation, participant check-in, lecture, and interactive group discussion and Q&A.

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Mindful Communications

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 6-8PM

Mindful Relationships Hosted by Wes Bullock

  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 6-8PM 


Jay Weik – Founder and Executive Director
Karen Weik – Associate Director


Wes Bullock – Psychology and Mindfulness: offering specialty classes for counselors, social workers, and therapists.


Jenn McCullough – Education, Yoga, and Mindfulness: offering specialty classes for community organizations, yoga teachers, educators, and students.


Michael Leizerman – Law and Mindfulness: offering workshops for lawyers.


Anthony Fontana – Corporate Mindfulness: offering training and consulting for high-stress the workplace.