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Port Sunlight Awareness Meditation Weekend, November 2018

November 3 @ 10:00 am - November 4 @ 5:00 pm

Learn how to observe the natural breath in order to experience inner peace and change the habit patterns of the mind.

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

Learn how to observe the natural breath in order to experience inner peace and change the habit patterns of the mind.

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

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.

The practice is rooted in the traditions from which contemporary models of mindfulness arise and is central to Yoga and Dhamma systems. The method we teach is followed by a compassion based meditation to cultivate love and goodwill. 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.

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.

All Traditional Yoga weekend courses are led by experienced teachers who have undergone extensive training and choose to teach on a voluntary basis. Their support enables us to reinvest funds back into the charity to support our charitable programs and bursaries.

We teach to the highest standards and believe that an awareness of the original philosophical and ethical context is fundamental to a good understanding of meditation practice.

The practice is taught systematically and is supported by explanations, simple theory and group discussion.

“Wonderfully presented, extremely helpful in explaining what we are doing in meditation and why…Inspiring…Thank you for a technique I can now maintain a faithful focus on.”

-Weekend course participant

 

Course Outline

10am to 5pm 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 Lizzie Bhushan and Collette D’Arcy  

Lizzie Bhushan     

Lizzie Bhushan has been meditating for over 45 years and teaching meditation since 2011. She helped establish the Yoga Healing Foundation 10 years ago and is a trustee of the charity. As a result of experiencing profound changes in her life after learning meditation with Dr Kumar, she wishes to help others gain the enormous benefits that this particular technique offers. She has worked in education for 40 years, has taught in a range of settings including Adult Education, the Hospital Education Service, children with emotional and behavioural problems as well as both secondary and primary education. She is based in East London and currently teaching children with special needs in Tower Hamlets.

 

Collette D’Arcy

Collette has lived in Liverpool all her life. With a career that began in Local Government, she now manages a company providing advice in property development. The benefits gained from this method of meditation has given her the passion and commitment to make teaching it a growing part of her life. “ This method of meditation can be practiced to improve concentration, which is an asset for everyone, especially those in pressured work and business. It is good for those who want some peace, relaxation and restful sleep well. A regular practice helps to develop insight, a greater understanding enriches life. A regular meditation practice is also a benefit to all those you come in contact with.”

 

All Traditional Yoga weekend courses are led by experienced teachers who have undergone extensive training and choose to teach on a voluntary basis. Seva, translated as selfless service is an important principle in the yoga tradition. Their support enables the charity to offer courses at a low cost and to bring the benefits of meditation to as many people as possible.

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: Thursday 16th September 2018

 

Payment

We divide payments into a compulsory Course Fee and a voluntary Suggested Minimum Donation. To understand why, please read on.

Dana, translated as ‘giving’ is the virtue of unconditional generosity and unattached giving through donation to a good cause. Seva, translated as selfless service is an equally important principle in the yoga tradition, based on the value of working for others without expectation of personal reward.

The teaching of yoga has for thousands of years been offered on this basis, to allow students the opportunity to cultivate dana, and teachers the opportunity to cultivate seva.  Traditional Yoga is committed to following these principles and so we do not charge a compulsory fee for the teaching. All our weekend course teachers are volunteers which allows us to run the weekends on a donation basis and we rely on your donations in order to continue.

Donations are used to sustain the charity, offer bursary places for UK students and support our charitable projects in India. For more information about the charity please click here. In addition to the suggested minimum donation we charge a nominal course fee to cover the costs of running the course.

 

How 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:
November 3 @ 10:00 am
End:
November 4 @ 5:00 pm
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Venue

Old School Room, The Lyceum
Bridge Street, Port Sunlight
Wirral, Merseyside CH62 4UJ
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