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Northern Ireland Awareness Meditation Weekend

Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - Sunday, March 18, 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.
  • Please bring a packed lunch or there is a large supermarket 5 Minutes drive away.

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

Course led by Natasha Curran and Lisa Lavery  

Natasha Curran   

Natasha has practised yoga regularly for over ten years. She qualified as a teacher with Sivananda in 2012 and from yoga asana practice became interested in meditation. She attends Dr Kumar’s meditation retreats twice a year and began teaching meditation in 2014. Professionally, Natasha is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at University College London Hospitals and believes in an approach which integrates “Western” (or allopathic) medicine with other therapies to provide truly holistic patient-centred care. She is currently completing a Masters in Nutritional Medicine.
Natasha is based in Central London.

 

 

Lisa Lavery        

Lisa Lavery is based in Belfast and is looking forward to sharing Dr Kumar’s teachings with the people of Northern Ireland. Lisa discovered yoga when she was pregnant with her first child. The practice had such a positive effect on Lisa and her baby because for the first time Lisa began really ‘listening to her body’. In a quest to know more Lisa trained as Hatha Yoga teacher and has studied under Helen McBroom, Parasmani from the Satyananda Ashram. Lisa became a teacher with Traditional Yoga in 2016. Lisa believes that Yoga can be found anywhere, you don’t need a mat or a 90 minute class. Yoga is in the breath, it’s in seeing the positive, it’s in listening and being present. Lisa is also a Costume Designer in TV and Film and a Mum.

 

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 1st March 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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Start:
Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am
End:
Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
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Venue

The Temple Studio
The Temple Shopping Centre, 88 Carryduff Road
Lisburn, Northern Ireland, Ireland
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