8 Week Online Mindfulness Meditation Transformation Course with Yoga
Next Start Date: Monday 10th January 2022
This online mindfulness course will run for 8 consecutive Mondays, plus a ‘Gift Retreat Day’ on Saturday 26th February, 9am – 3pm.
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The 8 week programme is an evidence based model of teaching mindful meditation. The aim is to help you become fully present for yourself and your life. This mindfulness training course has clinical evidence for supporting the reduction of anxiety, stress, negative eating habits, lack of focus and depression. It offers a great way to implement mindfulness helping you transform your life into joy, calm and resilience.
The mindfulness course comprises of 8 weeks of 2-hour and 15-minute sessions. Plus, on week 7 the ‘Gift Day’. This is a 6-hour online retreat that helps imbed the learnings of the course. Each session starts with a short Yoga session which can be adapted to any ability including the use of Chair Yoga.
There are a maximum of 10 places so its an intimate small group and we aim to create a space that is calm, safe and open. This is not a therapy session so you would not be asked to share your darkest secrets but we ask for enquiry to how you are finding your experiences in the meditation and exercises. You only share what you wish to and there is never any pressure too.
Each week, you will grow your ability to meditate, practice yoga and become mindful. It is a skill and needs practice, and anyone can do it. We start gently and with compassion but with commitment.
You will receive 3 weekly, complimentary online yoga and an extra meditation evening class throughout each week, plus the 6-hour retreat ‘Gift Day’ on week 7. We will also provide weekly guided meditation recordings and weekly 20-minute Yoga session recordings to help your self practice.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
There is published scientific evidence that mindfulness helps with the following:
Clarity and focus
Improved health and wellbeing
Greater confidence and self-esteem
Ability to have better quality sleep
Reduced anxiety and depression
Improved emotional intelligence
Improved work-life balance
Greater work satisfaction
WEEK 1 – WAKING UP
The first session will introduce you to Mindfulness Meditation, Yoga, fellow students and the course content. You will be encouraged to plan your time for the self practice required between each session. We will cover theory and practice of simple but effective meditations.
WEEK 2 – AWARENESS OF OUR BODIES
An important part of Mindfulness is becoming aware of our bodies and understanding thoughts & feelings. This session will focus on exercises and further meditations to facilitate bodily awareness.
WEEK 3 – FOCUS ON THE BODY MOVING
A deeper dive into Yoga and movement with further meditations and theory to help embody mindfulness and yoga. We will discuss how change can take time but will always happen.
WEEK 4 – CHOOSING HOW TO REACT
As you become more aware and have better understanding of your thoughts and feelings and the sensations in your body, you will learn to apply different meditations that can help with these situations. This session looks at how we can use specific meditations for times of high stress and anxiety.
WEEK 5 – BEING WITH WHAT IS DIFFICULT
Turning towards our difficulties and being with them is a key aspect of mindfulness. You will practice specific meditations that focus on this aspect with discussion and self enquiry.
WEEK 6 – MAKING MEANING OUT OF THOUGHTS & FEELINGS
In this session we will discuss and understand further our thoughts & feelings and learn how our automatic thoughts can disrupt our mood and life in general.
WEEK 7A – ACCEPTING SILENT SPACE & THE ‘GIFT RETREAT’
New meditation, reflection on week 6, self care, mindful poem, using a meditation in a different way, using silence.
WEEK 7B GIFT RETREAT DAY
This a 6 hour guided day dedicated to silent mindful activities including eating, walking, baking a cake, creative writing, meditations, and yoga. Participants are encouraged to book this out with their families so they can be alone or at least remain in silence as much as possible.
WEEK 8 – THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING
The final session discusses what you have learnt, recognises your achievement and how you can continue this way of being for the rest of your life. We will look at implementing mindfulness in your work if that is relevant to you. We will also re list your values and beliefs to see how they might have changed.
Cost: £350 including 60-day COMPLIMENTARY yoga pass worth £80
Duration: 8x 2-hour and 15-min sessions, plus 6-hour retreat ‘Gift Day’
(Maximum of 12 participants for this course)
Earlybird Offer – £25 Off
Book by the 30th November and get £25 off. Use code EARLY8WK.