8 Week Online Mindfulness Course

8 Week Online Mindfulness Meditation Transformation Course with Yoga

Next Start Date: Monday 10th January 2022
Times: 6.30pm-8.45pm
This online mindfulness course will run for 8 consecutive Mondays, plus a ‘Gift Retreat Day’ on Saturday 26th February, 9am – 3pm.

Earlybird Offer – £25 Off

Book by the 31st October and get £25 off. Use code EARLY8WK.

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Course Overview

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.

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:

Stress reduction
Clarity and focus
Greater resilience
Enhanced creativity
Improved relationships
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

Course Content:

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.

Pricing:

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 31st October and get £25 off. Use code EARLY8WK.

Recent Reviews

I recently completed the 8 week Mindfulness course and can highly recommend it for those looking to be more calm and present in their lives; it has had a really positive impact on mine. Zach and Gosia are fantastic teachers and will take you on a journey of Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness. If the course looks interesting to you, just do it – everyone needs this in their lives!”

Matt M.

Just finished my mindfulness, meditation and yoga course with Zach Fairbanks, it was a fantastic course over 8 weeks with a bonus “retreat day” thrown in – I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested.  A big thank you to both Zach and Gosia for their input and expertise 

stephanie P.

I highly recommend this course. Zach and Gosia are great teachers who give you practical ways to apply what you learn in the sessions to your life. I feel much more present and am able to better identify areas of my life that are causing stress.

clare m.

I have enjoyed the sessions on mindfulness with Zach, learning more about what it is and understanding how I can use it to find a bit of space in my busy everyday life. It complements what I practice in yoga. I particularly enjoyed the group sessions learning with and from others.

Helen R.