Quiet Mind Meditation

This is a quiet space .. designed to inspire, nurture and support your meditation practice so that you might find your own quiet mind

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

New Meditation Classes

Over the summer break, moving between home and the beach (most days) I noticed this amazing new studio in a local street .. in fact I couldn’t miss the dramatic black and red brick exterior, smoky glass doors and palms. 

I immediately went and checked out their website .. and in recent weeks have been thrilled to meet both Darren and Teisha, two totally passionate health professionals that aim to educate and support their clients through the ‘holistic’ journey of Total Reformation ..

from the inside, out

There are so many synergies about what we do .. working from the inside, out which is what meditation is all about ,so I am super excited to share that we are holding two meditation events at this fantastic space:

Total Reformation Health & Wellbeing
212 Bay St Brighton (entry via Outer Crescent)

Fitness and well-being is all about building a strong body and a strong mind. Using strength and cardio training, and a focus on nutritional needs, we build our bodies and improve our fitness .. with awareness and meditation we provide weight training for the mind, making our brain more efficient and effective in tolerating and managing stress, improving focus and awareness, and developing a greater resilience to the constant changes and challenges that naturally occur in life.

So, I am super excited to introduce two new classes (booking essential):

A Taste of Meditation
Saturday 21st February
Cost: $40

A workshop designed to give you a taste of meditation, providing a clear, straightforward and practical understanding of what meditation is, and isn’t, and a review of the ‘how’ and the ‘why’. 

We introduction the power of Meditative Exercises .. brief and immediately beneficial exercises that come from traditional meditation practices but are also grounded in basic human physiology, activating the calming nervous pathways of the parasympathetic system to reduce stress and initiate the relaxation response. These exercises may take only a few minutes but are excellent circuit-breakers to rising stress, can bring an almost immediate sense of ease and calmness, and are an excellent starting point for building a regular meditation practice.  We shall also explore a longer more traditional guided meditation practices that focuses on a deeper sense of inner stillness based on Mindfulness of Breath and Body Awareness.

Exploring Meditation
(4 week course)
Tuesday 3rd to 24th March
Cost: $150

A four week course ideal for those new to meditation or those seeking to reconnect with their practice. We review some of the key principles of most meditation practices, introduce Meditative Exercises for daily stress relief, identify the key benefits and challenges in starting a regular meditation practice and explore of a range of different techniques so that everyone finds a practice that best suits them.  Research clearly shows that when you select a meditation practice that YOU are most comfortable with, you are likely to increase your chance of sticking with it!

Meeting weekly gives us a chance to get into the flow of meditation, and gain some insight into the benefits found in a regular practice. Each weekly class is designed to build on our understanding of meditation with time for instruction, discussion and PRACTICE with notes provided each week:

Week 1: core meditation principles, the ‘how’ and ‘why’, stress and how to circuit-break the habit and an introduction to Mindfulness of Body meditation
Week 2:  introduction to short Meditative Exercises and longer techniques (both invaluable) and Mindfulness of Breath meditation
Week 3: the brain ‘on meditation’, Mantra meditation, measuring your progress through biofeedback
Week 4: Mindfulness and how to build a daily mindfulness practice, listening/ eating and movement practices, resources for ongoing nourishment of your practice (what's nex) and the art of 'non-doing'.


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