Evidence-based mindfulness training for those who teach, help, and care for others.

Mindful Connections is Awaken Pittsburgh’s proprietary evidence-based curriculum. It is the core of our mission to create transformational change, one individual at a time.

Mindful Connections is available in several targeted programs: for educators, for the classroom, for helping professionals, for workplace wellness, and for anyone who helps others or seeking stress reduction or to increase well-being. In this course you can learn to meditate or continue your mindful training by adding more mindfulness tools to your education. There is also a Mindful Connections program specifically designed to help those in recovery for addiction.

Led by experts in their fields and grounded in the latest findings in neuroscience and cognitive behavioral therapy, Mindful Connections classes are a proven path to powerful and lasting transformation. And now, it’s just a breath away.

upcoming courses


Exploring the Tree of Contemplative Practices series

Join us on Saturday, December 3rd, from 10:00 AM – Noon as we engage with the “Relational” branch, through an interactive workshop on Contemplative Storytelling, led by Britt Dorazio.

This is a hybrid event. Please join us in-person at the Squirrel Hill JCC, or on zoom.


Learn more about the Tree of Contemplative Practices Series here.

We hope to see you there!


In-person and on-line Guided Mindfulness Meditation

Awaken Pittsburgh is offering three monthly guided meditations open to anyone! This is a chance to practice in community together.

Each session follows the same format: introductions, a period of guided meditation, and then a chance to support one another, discuss how our meditations are going at home, and ask any questions we have about practice.

Pre-registration, via the links provided, help us to prepare and ensure that we have room for everyone.
Our schedule is as follows :

1st Tuesday of each month, 1:00 – 2:00 PM – South Hills JCC


2nd Saturday of each month, 8:30-9:30 AM – Squirrel Hill JCC


3rd Monday of each month, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Squirrel Hill JCC


Our in-person venue requires that you are fully vaccinated to enter. Please arrive early with your vaccination card to register on your way in.

There is no charge for attending, but donations to support our work are appreciated.

We hope to see you there!