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Cardiff, Meditation on the Natural Breath Weekend Course

September 21 @ 9:30 am - September 22 @ 4:30 pm

INSOLE COURT, CARDIFF- Spend a weekend meditating in the lovely surroundings of Insole Court. Enjoy the grounds and have lunch in the potting shed cafe.

 

The meditation we teach involves observation of the natural breath. It is simple and very beneficial.

The practice is supported by explanation, Q&A and basic theory.

Leave the course with a guided meditation app for home practice.

 

Suitable for beginners and as a refresher for those who have already learned. 

Meditation is an ancient science, structured and precise. Rooted in the traditions from which contemporary models of mindfulness arise, the techniques we teach are secular and yet grounded in the values and ethics that underpin strong practice. We value the preservation of standards in meditation teaching and our courses ground students in a clear understanding of what they are practicing and why, in order to gain maximum benefit. When practiced regularly, these techniques can help to change the way we respond to life’s events and bring balance and harmony to the mind.

Meditation on the natural breath

Our mental and emotional state is always reflected in the breath.  When we observe the breath, we are observing the fluctuations of the mind.  When we are agitated so is the breath.  When we are at peace, so is the breath.  Through meditating on the natural breath we strengthen the conscious mind and cultivate its ability to be aware. Without awareness we cannot bring about change.

Over time in observing the natural breath, we notice our breath calms as does our mind. By bringing ourselves to a state of calm awareness, we can then work to transform the deeper-rooted habits patterns of the mind that may be blocking our full potential and our full happiness.

Audio recordings guided by Dr. Kumar connect us to the origins, traditions and the fundamental principles of the technique. A home practice App is available to all students who complete the course.

 

Course Outline

9.30am to 4.30pm with morning and afternoon breaks.

Places limited to 20.

The course involves a sequential series of meditation sessions that introduce the technique. Between each session there will be an opportunity to ask questions, have a short break and stretch. We will have a morning and afternoon tea break, serving herbal tea and an hour lunch break. There will be a ‘yoga nidra’ relaxation session after lunch. Theory will be covered through introductory talks and group discussions about the meditation practice will take place throughout the weekend.

The course teaches the progressive steps of the technique that can be continued as a daily practice or used as a basis for working with the mind more deeply on a residential course.

 

Course led by Anna Bhushan & Louise Thomas

 

Bursaries

We have a number of bursaries available to cover the course fee for those who are unable to afford this amount. If you would like to apply for a bursary, you are very welcome to contact us for an application form.

Bursary Application Deadline: 28th August 2019

 

To Book

We divide payments into a compulsory Course Fee and a voluntary Suggested Minimum Donation, this is a two step process.
The Course Fee covers the basic costs of running the courses. All Traditional Yoga teachers are volunteers. The Donation recognises the value of the teaching and supports our charitable work in the UK and India. For more information about the charity please click here.

Course Fee: £40 

Suggested Minimum Donation: £50

STEP 1.  Course Fee

Please click below to make a payment of the course fee.

STEP 2. Suggested Minimum Donation £50

Please make a donation in recognition of the teaching and to support our charitable projects in India and the UK.

Please note that confirmation is made manually during office hours. 

 

Details

Start:
September 21 @ 9:30 am
End:
September 22 @ 4:30 pm
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Venue

Insole Court
Fairwater Road, Llandaff
Cardiff, CF5 2LN United Kingdom
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Website:
http://www.insolecourt.org

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