a weekly guided meditation gathering, providing a warm and friendly space for:
*regular Sunday night group meditation
*exploring a range of different meditation practices with a contemporary, inclusive and practical approach
*visiting guest teachers and facilitators to share 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’
Time: SUNDAY’S 7PM – 8PM
Venue: 281 Inkerman Street, Balaclava
*LIMITED PLACES: BOOK ONLINE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT*
As a guide, you can expect two x 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, centered, refreshed and reconnected. We provide some meditation cushions and chairs but suggest you bring along your own meditation cushion as the group continues to expand. We also suggest that you dress comfortably, and warmly, with a shawl or light blanket as the body cools when relaxed.
*BOOKINGS CLOSE 3.00pm on NIGHT OF EVENT*
Spring Practice: Moving Into Stillness
Transitioning through the body to the breath, to stillness, and beyond
Spring is the season that symbolizes growth and upward momentum, it encompasses the starting of new projects and the renewal of energy. It’s a wonderful time to bring your focus to your health and well-being, as the hibernation and Yin aspects of Winter come to an end and we are called to take charge and move forward.
In traditional Chinese Medicine, Spring is represented by the Wood element, this has two aspects, the development of strong and deeper roots, along with the burgeoning of the new. Branches, leaves, buds, and blooms, in nature and within ourselves.
Spring seeks that we improve our flexibility, cleanse our body and mind so that we ready ourselves for the outward expression of energy and demands of Summer.
SUNDAY 9, 16, 23 and 30 SEPTEMBER
This September at The Meditation Collective we bring together the ancient practices of Qigong and Meditation to provide a complete personal Spring Practice that you can use for daily self-care.
Starting with a short sequence of postures and flowing rhythmic movements, based on the meridians and organs of the Spring season in Chinese Medicine, we shall find our awareness naturally shifts to a deeper sense of inner stillness in preparation for our seated seasonal meditation.
Nicole Lee from Chi Space and Sarah from Quiet Mind Meditation have crafted this flowing Spring Practice that you can learn and develop each week, and take home for your continue wellbeing and practice.
Casual Visitor $20
BOOK: 9 September: led by Sarah, Quiet Mind Meditation
BOOK 16 September: led by Nicole Lee, Chi Space
BOOK 23 September: led by Sarah, Quiet Mind Meditation
BOOK 30 September: led by Nicole Lee, Chi Space
REGISTER YOUR PLACE (LIMITED):
STEP 1: BOOK your PLACE (before 3.00pm on evening)
STEP 2: BRING your cushion
You can follow the Meditation Collective and find out about upcoming themes, teachers and special offers on our
Previous events have included:
Sarah Fletcher, Quiet Mind Meditation: Meeting Your Breath In Meditation
Nicole Lee, Chi Space: Mindfulness Through Movement
Sarah Fletcher, Quiet Mind Meditation: Meeting Your Body In Meditation
Nicole Lee, Chi Space: Exploring Presence Through The Body
Jen Bishop, Mindful Life Training: What You Think, You Create, Mindfulness
Emma Krause, Pneuma by Emma: Meditation for a Busy Mind
Jen Bishop, Mindful Life Training: Mindfulness & Monkey Mind
Jennifer Ellinghaus, Yoga For Travellers: Yoga Nidra
Jennifer Ellinghaus, Yoga for Travellers: Yoga Nidra
Matthew Young, Melbourne Meditation Centre Meditate: Like No One is Watching
Matthew Young, Melbourne Meditation Centre: Meditating with Trust and Freedom
Sarah Fletcher, Quiet Mind Meditation: Gratitude = Happiness
Fleur Chambers, Harvesting Happiness: But Really, “How Are You?”
Fleur Chambers, Harvesting Happiness: “All Is Well”
Sarah Fletcher, Quiet Mind Meditation: Cultivating Loving Kindness
A four-week meditation and mindfulness course for beginners with Sarah from Quiet Mind Meditation. This one month course (x4 classes) is for those new to meditation.