"Introduction to Mindfulness" will be taught by Joy LeVine Abrams of Fairfield from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at Trinity Church in Southport.

Abrams says mindfulness has been shown to offer support for challenges with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, illness and simply wishing to live a fuller life. The practices explored at the free session will include gentle yoga stretches, meditation and mindful eating. Abrams has been teaching an eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program, created 30 years ago at UMass Medical Center, since fall 2007. She has taught yoga for 16 years, was director of volunteers for Mid-Fairfield Hospice for nine years and has a master's degree in biology and nutrition.

For information, e-mail her at joyoga1@optonline.net, call 203-255-8815 or go to www.mindfulofjoy.com.