Its one of those terms that is pretty ubiquitous right now, but what does it mean?
Mindfulness is a state of being, that allows us to be receptive to our experience in each moment. This state arises through regular practice of mindfulness meditation techniques, both formal sitting
Mindfulness is so much more expansive than working with the mind.
It encompasses our emotions, our relationship to self, others and our place in the world. In my experience of mindfulness, self-compassion and non-judgment are the jewels of the practice. The ability to sit with open curiosity, with presence, whilst the mind does its thing, and still stay in a loving attitude towards yourself, is a beautiful benefit of mindfulness.
I really enjoy facilitating the Mindfulness courses. The discussion time is the best part for me, I love to hear people share their insights,
What happens in a mindfulness meditation & relaxation class?
It varies class to class, and is a combination of some of these elements,:
– Seated guided meditation using a variety of techniques (mindfulness, Yogic, compassion).
– Relaxation lying on the floor, this could be a Yoga Nidra or body scan.
– Gentle mindful movements from a chair.
– Breathing practices such as abdominal breathing, three part breath, counting breaths.
– Sharing of underpinning knowledge/theory of practices, benefits and tips for practice.
– Discussion. No such thing as a silly question!
You can just turn up on the day if you want to, though its really helpful if you just text me before class some time to let me know.
Even an hour before is ok.
As there is a big mix of experience in the group, it helps me adjust my class plan to meet everyone’s needs.
Mindfulness Meditation weekly classes
This weekly class is an opportunity to experience simple and effective mindfulness meditation practices. Beginners will get a sense of the techniques and benefits of meditation and more experienced meditators will deepen their practice and boost motivation for home practice.
Each class includes meditation in a chair, one longer practice to start the class and then a shorter practice at the end. Sometimes a relaxation practice is included. There is also discussion on a weekly theme, technique or learning point to develop your understanding of meditation and time for you to ask questions.
Classes are ongoing Tuesday 20th October, 2020
Bega Tennis Club with Covid safe precautions
Tuesdays 5.30 -6.30pm
$20, or $90 for 5 classes
It’s important to please text to attend, on the day is ok.
Tuesday meditation classes also available on zoom, please contact me for details
Get in Touch
If you have any questions, you can contact me.