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Exeter Awareness Meditation Weekend Course

Saturday, January 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am - Sunday, January 28, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

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

Meditating on the natural breath has the power to bring balance and harmony to the mind.

This technique, referred to by Patanjali as Prana Samyama is central to Yoga and Buddhist systems.

The teaching is supported by audio recordings by Dr Kumar.

A home practice recording is available to all students who complete the course.

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

Regular practice of this technique will cultivate

  • The release of deep stress
  • Mindfulness in the present moment
  • Greater concentration and focus
  • An increasingly balanced, positive and contented mind
  • Increased will power, independence and compassion
  • Transformation of unhelpful tendencies of the mind (e.g. negative rumination, anxiety and anger)
  • Subtler awareness of self and others

 Feedback from previous weekend courses

“My practice has made a big difference in my life and relationships with others.  I’m calmer, have better concentration and my perception is greater”

“I find the weekend courses invaluable. The content of the course and explanations, life changing.”

“Through practicing this meditation on a regular basis I feel that my anxiety is becoming less and less an issue and that I deal with my anxiety in a more positive way.”  

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.

What to Bring

  • A meditation cushion if you have one. Otherwise, two ordinary cushions or pillows. Alternatively, specially designed Meditation cushions can be ordered in advance though our website, please click here.
  • A Yoga mat or rug or blanket to lie down on for the ‘Yoga nidra’ relaxation session.
  • A blanket to cover yourself during the Yoga nidra session, as the body temperature tends to cool down.
  • A bottle of water.
  • An eye pillow if you have one.
  • Please bring a packed lunch.

Chairs will be available for those who wish to use them.

Course led by Steve Braund and Anna Sadler  

Steve Braund     

Steve Braund is based in Cornwall and has been practising meditation and yoga with Dr. Kumar for eight years, having meditated in Eastern traditions throughout most of his adult life. Steve says that the benefits of practising this meditation cannot be understated. ‘It enables you to realise that source of inner illumination and deep peace that can help us to be less dependent upon the ever changing and impermanent things we seek happiness through in the external world.’ Outside of meditation Steve is an illustrator and educator by profession, running a Master’s course in Authorial Illustration at Falmouth University and is managing director of the independent publishing company Atlantic Press.

 

 

Anna Sadler     

Anna Sadler has an established yoga and meditation practice and teaches mainly in an around Cornwall and the South West.
In addition to teaching adults, Anna is also a kids yoga teacher offering age appropriate breathing, chanting, movement and relaxation techniques to all ages and abilities. She also offers classes for mothers with newborns and infants. Whatever the person’s age, background or belief, Anna has witnessed the positive changes in those who have practiced meditation, including peace of mind, happiness, increased awareness and emotional stability.

Anna has been working with Dr. Kumar since 2013.

 

Bursaries

We have a limited 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, please contact us for an application form for review by our committee. We encourage bursary students to still make an appropriate donation.

Bursary Application Deadline: Thursday 11th January 2018

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 for both days.

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.


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Details

Start:
Saturday, January 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am
End:
Sunday, January 28, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
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Venue

Exeter Community Centre
17 St David's Hill
Exeter, EX4 3RG
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