A long time dream has been birthed.
Background: when I started sharing meditation as a teacher, way back in 2009, I met the wonderful teacher Matthew Young from Melbourne Meditation Centre, and I was an instant ‘YES’ to help with a regular meditation gathering called Simply Silence. We had classes twice a month in Elwood, and the group grew rapidly and offered a great space for different teachers and techniques. I was so sad to hear the group had closed last year.
Roll forward: I have always wanted to offer a space for regular group meditation ‘this side of the Yarra‘ and late last year, when a friend opened a new space in Sandringham and offered Sunday nights for meditation .. I knew the time had come. And so I am delighted to introduce ..
The Meditation Collective
a weekly guided meditation gathering, providing a warm and friendly space for:
*regular Sunday night group meditation
*visiting guest teachers and facilitators sharing their meditation practice, knowledge and support
*a focus on calming, relaxing and effortless meditation
*providing an opportunity (and encouragement) to start a regular meditation ‘habit’
SUNDAY’S 7PM – 8PM. As a guide, you can expect two 20 minute guided meditations with some short instruction, and an opportunity at the end for some general Q&A.
This will be a space to step away from the noise and busyness of the outside world, and be supported and guided to a place of inner peacefulness and calm .. so that you leave feeling relaxed, entered, refreshed and reconnected.
Each month there will be a new theme and a bio of the teacher, along with any special requirements or considerations. We are working on a three-month schedule, and in time there will be a dedicated website with articles, and a directory of teachers.
We encourage you to bring a cushion or bolster to sit on, and a blanket or shawl to ward off any chills (when we deeply relax we can get cold). We do have some chairs and meditation cushions available – depending on numbers.
How To Join
BOOK AT SEAT – you will be able to choose either:
Collective Monthly Membership: $60 per month (that is $15 per class for a four-week month)
Class Visitor: $20 casual weekly class
WE START 19th FEBRUARY 2017 with SPECIAL OFFERS
I shall be leading the first two gatherings – 19th and 26th February – and welcome all those in the Bayside (Melbourne) and surrounding suburbs who are new to meditation or seeking to find a local, regular meditation group.
You can also find out more about upcoming monthly themes, teachers and special membership offers by SIGNING UP for our Meditation Collective alerts HERE.
Come along to both classes (25% discount) only $22
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