Mindfulness meditation is a way of paying attention to, and seeing clearly whatever is happening in our lives. It helps to reduce stress as well as to develop more focus and mental clarity. It has a beneficial effect on our working practices and relationships.
What is it?
Combining non-religious meditation, breathing techniques, paying attention to the present moment, as well as developing positive thinking and clarity of mind, mindfulness helps people change the way they think, feel and act.
What are the benefits?
Meditation and mindfulness can help bring about a natural sense of peace and well-being that can extend to every aspect of our lives. People who meditate regularly tend to sleep better, handle the ups and downs of daily life with more clarity and ease and relate to others with more compassion and warmth.
The Mindfulness Based Living Course
The Mindfulness Based Living Course has been developed by the Mindfulness Association to give a comprehensive introduction to mindfulness by developing it as a practice for daily life.
The course consists of eight classes, which are typically two hours long, preceded by an introductory class before the eight week course begins and concluded by a follow-up class after the eight week course ends.
The weekly themes are:
Introduction – What is Mindfulness and Why Practise it?
Week 1 – Start Where We Are
Week 2 – The Body as a Place to Stay Present
Week 3 – Introducing Mindfulness Support
Week 4 – Working with Distraction
Week 5 – Exploring the Undercurrent
Week 6 – Attitude
Week 7 – Self – Acceptance
Week 8 – A Mindfulness Based Life
Follow up – The Rest of Your Life
Home practice between classes can greatly enhance the benefits derived from the course. Participants receive a course manual, notes and guided audio downloads to support this.
The course is suitable for beginners or those who wish to deepen their practice in the support of a group.
The Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) – is starting at Yorkshire Yoga on Tuesday 5th February 7- 9pm with an introductory class which is only £15.
Come along to this class to find out how mindfulness can benefit you.
The rest of the eight week course then runs every Tuesday evening throughout February and March – see below for more information.
The eight week course is £160 which is payable in advance but can be paid for in two installments if required.
Please contact the Yoga Centre on 01423 864343 to register your interest or to book below as soon as possible as places are limited to 8.
For further enquiries or to book onto the course please call us on 01423 864343 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org