A six-week course that is ideal for those new to meditation or those seeking to reconnect with their practice. Each week will build on your learning, covering the key principles of most meditation practices, including the ‘how’ and ‘why’, while also exploring a range of different meditation techniques .. so that you find the best practice for YOU!
The Exploring Meditation course is designed by Sarah Fletcher, highly qualified and experienced meditation teacher of Quiet Mind Meditation, is to provide a straightforward, practical and non-religious approach to meditation. Meeting weekly gives us a chance to get ‘into the flow’ of meditation, and gain some insight into the benefits found in a regular meditation practice.
What do we do?
The program structure may shift a little depending on the group and individual interests:
*Week 1: a look at some core meditation principles, the ‘how’ and ‘why’, stress and how to circuit-break the habit and an introduction to Mindfulness of the Body Meditation
*Week 2: Mindfulness and Meditation what is the difference?, an introduction to short Meditative Exercises and longer techniques (both invaluable) with a focus on the breath and a Mindfulness of Breath Meditation
*Week 3: the brain on meditation, the process or pathway of meditation, what is Mantra?, some obstacles, and antidotes, and how to measure your progress
*Week 4: the science of meditation and a 12-minute practice shown in current research to greatly improve memory and cognitive function, how to sit a silent practice and the benefits, continuing to build on our understanding and personal practice of meditation
*Week 5: mindfulness meditation as a formal and informal practice. We have fun exploring mindfulness of eating, mindful listening and learn a daily mindful movement routine
*Week 6: Meditation that is self-guided, how to build a longer meditation practice from simple and easy meditative exercises, the art of ‘non-doing’ and resources for ongoing nourishment of your practice
Our classes are conducted sitting in a chair or using a cushion on the floor – and we endeavor to have both options for you to consider over the duration of the course.