This 6 Week MEDITATION COURSE is designed for anyone with an interest in meditation: complete beginners, meditators with a little experience and intermittent practice, as well as students who wish to deepen their foundation and further their knowledge and understanding of meditation. We will look at different visualisation, concentration and meditation techniques from both the Yogic tradition and the Buddhist tradition. We will study different seated postures and Mudras used for meditation and Pranayama (breathing techniques) and we will explore various sounding techniques. Every week we will increase the time for the actual meditation to reach a 30 minute uninterrupted meditation in the last class.
By joining our regular weekly class, you will start observing yourself becoming calmer and more focused and maybe start including some of the meditation techniques in your daily life. The course is a way to begin your practise and discover meditation in a safe and non-dogmatic space. It is a great way to create a foundation to develop the skills and confidence to continue your own personal meditation practice at home.
April/May 2016 Dates:
Week 1: Sun 03/04/2016 at 3-4pm Week 2: Sun 10/04/2016 at 3-4pm Week 3: Sun 17/04/2016 at 3-4pm Week 4: Sun 24/04/2016 at 3-4pm Week 5: Sun 01/05/2016 at 3-4pm Week 6: Sun 08/05/2016 at 3-4pm
Cost for the 6 Week Meditation Course: £60 per person Booking and Pre-payment required. Minimum 5 people. Mats and other props are provided Wear comfortable, loose clothes and remember to bring socks and a jumper to keep you warm!
Course Teacher: Elena Sanesi
Join Elena on this empowering 6 Week Meditation Course. Elena is the founder of Sanesi Yoga & Co. Studio. She is a certified 500RYT teacher according to US Yoga Alliance standards and continues studying with world famous teachers in London and overseas to learn about the mind-body connection and has studied different methods to help re-balance and recalibrate the physical, emotional and mental layers of the body. Relaxation and meditation are an important part of her teaching, which she combines with the use of sound and breathing techniques. For more information visit Elena's website: www.elenasanesi.com
SOME BENEFITS OF A REGULAR MEDITATION PRACTICE ACCORDING TO RECENT STUDIES:
Physical Benefits of Meditation On a physical level, meditation:
Lowers high blood pressure
Lowers the levels of blood lactate, reducing anxiety attacks
Decreases any tension-related pain, such as, tension headaches, ulcers, insomnia, muscle and joint problems
Increases serotonin production that improves mood and behavior
Improves the immune system
Increases the energy level
Mental Benefits of Meditation Meditation brings the brainwave pattern into an Alpha state that promotes self-healing. With regular practice of meditation:
Emotional stability improves
Meditation sharpens the mind by gaining focus and expands through relaxation
Meditation makes you aware - that your inner attitude determines your happiness.
Other Benefits of Meditation Emotional steadiness and harmony It cleanses and nourishes you from within and calms you, whenever you feel overwhelmed, unstable, or emotionally shut down.
Personal Transformation Meditation can bring about a true personal transformation. As you learn more about yourself, you’ll naturally start discovering more about yourself.
How To Get The Benefits To experience the benefits of meditation, regular practice is necessary. It takes only a few minutes every day. Meditation is like a seed. When you cultivate a seed with love, it naturally starts to blossom.