Learning to meditate is a fascinating process. One that has to be experienced for anyone to be able to even begin to try and ‘teach’. The thing is, it’s impossible to ‘teach’ someone how to meditate. We can be taught some tools and techniques, and given some guidelines but almost like describing a dream to another person. So much of that dream gets lost in translation. To learn to meditate, you just have to try. You have to commit, and have the willpower and discipline to chosse to sit with your practice every day. No matter what. That can’t be taught.
The terms “meditation” and “mindfulness” are tossed around quite a bit these days, highlighted in studies touting their health benefits, or yoga studios declaring new ways for you to find inner peace in your busy life. The terms are often used interchangeably, and sometimes, in their simplified forms, refer to the same general thing — the idea of calming your frenzied mind.
There are so many schools and styles of meditation and mindfulness practices. Each valid and effective in their own way. Just like we all have different tastes in food, or in exercise regimes, different meditation techniques will suit different people.
Not one size fits all, the key with all of them is consistency and the discipline to make your practice a priority.
In my own life, mindfulness techniques and a regular, consistent meditation practice have bought my quality and experience of life to a whole new level.
Mindfulness is the act of focusing on being in the present. We practice becoming present and aware of how we’re feeling and what we’re thinking at any given moment. It’s simple way of relating to our experience, which can have profound impact on painful, negative experiences we encounter.
Mindfulness practice can be incorporated into every aspect of our lives and day and with these tools we can begin to live from a place of peace, power and contentment.
For me meditation is the consistent, daily practice of sitting in stillness, and turning my focus inward – to breath, to sensation, to mantra. It’s the process of becoming the observer of your thoughts and feelings. Eventually you start to train yourself to shift into a different state of consciousness. Meditation is the most important part of my day.
Over the years I have trained and studied with some incredible meditation and yoga teachers. I have learned various styles and techniques, however it is through my own personal experience that I try and teach from. I have learned tips and tricks that have made my practice simple, resilient and effective.
Mindfulness & Meditation Offerings
The key to finding peace, isn’t stopping your thoughts or changing who you are but in fact understanding the difference between your thoughts, and you.
- Mindfulness 101 is a beginners mindfulness and meditation course that will teach you simple and straightforward techniques to guide you towards becoming more calm and content in your life.
The course consists of 4x 1 hour sessions. During these sessions you’ll learn:
- The difference between mindfulness and meditation practices
- How to meditate
- Mindfulness for daily life
- How to incorporate these techniques into a busy life and make the ‘habits’ stick.
- The benefits of the practice
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for upcoming course dates.