Meditation and Contemplative Practices have been part of human history for thousands upon thousands of years. They are recognized not only as ways to access mental health and wellbeing, but also to connect with higher parts of ourselves and the wisdom of the Universe.

This 8 week, instructor-led, online course is perfect for anyone wishing to learn more about meditation and contemplative practices and how they might feature them as part of a healthful lifestyle. 

From a mind/body perspective, meditation and contemplation have numerous benefits including lower blood pressure, clearer thinking, and lower stress levels. They have been an active part of many traditions the world over, as a means of accessing greater vitality, well-being, and even spiritual connection.

In this course, we will explore various methods of meditation and contemplation so you can find what best suits you. Not sure how to tell the difference between meditation and contemplation? We will be covering that throughout the course. We will practice each week so you can feel the positive effects immediately. This course will benefit you both personally and professionally and is suitable for beginners.

Research suggests that utilizing meditation as a tool for the cultivation of self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-transcendence can be a key component in generating increased potential for resilience and vitality. Dr. Stephanie Shelburne will be your meditation guide as you move through this 8-week, online, interactive course. 

This course is virtual and instructor-led. Participants will be provided with LMS login information and access to the course shell 48 hours before the course begins. 

This course includes:

  • Guided exploration to meditation techniques and contemplative practices
    • Weekly zoom calls
    • Discussion forums and chats
    • Experiential exercises and practices
    • Daily related Soundbytes
  • Audio and video resources
  • Access to learning materials and resources


To ensure the integrity of deep learning and personal transformation, space is limited to 12 people, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.

Tuition for this 8-week hybrid course:

  • $350 (one-time full payment) Register Here
  • $400 (payment plan) Email for payment plan


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Instructor Bio: Dr. Stephanie Shelburne is an Integrative Health Specialist who spends her time as a guide, teacher, researcher, and writer for optimal health and well-being. She began studying meditation and practicing Ayurveda over 25 years ago. She utilizes her doctoral education in Lifestyle Medicine and Holistic Nutrition to guide people to more healthful, harmonious, and balanced lifestyles.  She offers both health education and spiritual guidance in her private practice and has worked with many individuals and groups over the years through individual sessions, group classes and workshops, retreats, and year-long practice programs. You can find more about her at and