UPDATE: April 7, 2020. As we all adjust to the ongoing challenges and changes associated with the evolving coronavirus situation .. I shall be offering ALL AUTUMN CLASSES online through ZOOM (an online meeting space).
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL to confirm your place and details for entering our online space will then be provided.
Think: Preparation. Transition. Releasing.
Autumn invites us to slow our pace now, to gather what we need in preparation for the stillness and solitude of Winter. Now is a natural time for finding the tools and practices that will ground and support, to reflect and plan, sort and discard, so we shall navigate this time of change and transition.
During this transitional season, nature reminds us that change is inevitable and that everything is in the process of becoming something else; that the leaves will change colour in their own time, over many weeks, and then suddenly will appear bare. This is also our journey .. moment by moment.
Autumn is a wonderful time to begin your meditation and mindfulness journey .. there is much vibrancy in the world around and with us. We have some fun new classes .. all suitable for beginners or those seeking to reconnect with their practice.
AUTUMN WORKSHOPS (now ONLINE)
APR 19th (SUN): EXERCISING YOUR BRAIN
Based on Kirtan Kriya, a meditation rooted in the sixteenth-century spiritual traditions of northern India, that in recent years has been the focus of significant scientific research and funding due to the extremely positive findings in the area of neurodegenerative disease. One study found that neurologically this practice, which integrates breathing, sound and movement, activated a variety of motor and cognition centres in the brain, and after eight weeks of practice, researchers found ‘at least’ a 10% improvement in memory.
Class: 7:00pm to 8:00pm Investment:$25
APR 20th (MON): A TASTE OF MEDITATION & MINDFULNESS
Why are we hearing more and more about meditation? What is meditation (and what is it not)? Where to start and what form might be ‘best‘? JOIN US for this Beginners class where we shall start at the beginning with the ‘how’ and the ‘why’, learn about the power to relax and destress with the breath, and begin a foundational mindfulness meditation practice.
Class: 7:00pm to 8:00pm Investment:$25
APR 26th (SUN): LOVING KINDNESS MEDITATION
Loving Kindness Meditation comes from the Buddhist practice of mettā bhāvanā (Pali word that translates as ‘love’ or more often ‘loving-kindness’). The practise involves the silent recitation of classic phrases that remind us of the deepest truths of love, kindness, and connection. No particular belief is required .. we are simply practising kindness and generosity with ourselves and others, shifting our focus from getting love to creating it, and from fixing life to embracing it.
Class: 7:00pm to 8:00pm online Investment: $25
AUTUMN MEDITATION COURSES
We are hopeful that May will allow us to offer these courses ‘in-person’. Please stay tuned.
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MAY 10th to 31st (SUN) : SEED MEDITATION® METHOD
Four-week course. The SEED Meditation® Method brings together a collection of powerful time-tested meditation practices that are simple-to-do and use every day to help self-manage stress, improve well-being and enhance life. This technique includes Mindfulness, silent mantra, and self-inquiry. This is a beautiful and profound practice, gifting you a well-rounded and well-grounded personal meditation practice. (*There are only three Australian certified SEED Meditation teachers).
Class: 7:00pm to 8:30pm Investment:$165
MAY 4th to JUNE 8th (MON): EXPLORING MEDITATION
In this six-week course, we explore a range of different meditation practices including Mindfulness, Bodyfulness, Mantra, Zen-based Counting, Sense Awareness, Informal Daily Life Mindfulness Exercises, and Silence. Each week builds on our experience and understanding of the key principles of meditation, along with the ‘art and science’. We address some of the common challenges (with suggested antidotes) that revolve around over-thinking, difficult emotions, and how to build a meditation habit etc. Weekly notes are also provided so you can build your own Meditation Practice Workbook.
Class: 7:00pm to 8:30pm Investment:$225