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Meditation Essentials: A 5 Week Course with Sarah Fletcher


The Exploring Meditation course is designed to provide a straightforward and practical  approach to meditation. Each weekly class is designed to build on your understanding of meditation, and provide time and focus for group meditation practice. There is a period of instruction, discussion and PRACTICE. A weekly handout is also provided so that you can build a meditation workbook, a resource to continue to dip into as your practice develops; along with sharing insights, tips and tools that might support your ongoing interest and engagement with your own personal meditation practice.

The program:

Week 1: core meditation principles, the ‘how’ and ‘why’, stress and how to circuit-break the habit and an introduction to Mindfulness of Body Meditation

Week 2: the impact of stress, introduction to short Meditative Exercises and longer techniques (both invaluable), introduction to Mindfulness of Breath Meditation

Week 3: the brain, the process of meditation, Mantra, obstacles and antidotes, measuring your progress

Week 4: the science of meditation and a 12-minute mantra based practice shown in current research to greatly improve memory, and a silent practice, continuing to build on our understanding and personal practice of meditation

Week 5: Mindfulness meditation both as a traditional seated meditation and as a daily life exercise, we take a look at mindfulness of touch, eating, listening and movement practices *Meditation that is self-guided, how to build a longer meditation practice from simple and easy meditative exercises, the art of ‘non-doing’ and resources for ongoing nourishment of your practice Class aim To provide you with all that your need to meditate. Anytime. Anywhere.

Class Structure: Our classes are conducted sitting in a chair or using a cushion on the floor – we provide both options for you to consider over the duration of the course.

 

About Sarah Fletcher:

Sarah first experienced meditation as a senior school student .. and inspired from that first experience has continued with a daily practice for more than 30 years. Her meditation journey has led her to a wide range of meditation retreats, classes and teachers, and in 2009 she left her corporate career to establish Quiet Mind Meditation.

Sarah first experienced meditation as a senior school student .. and inspired from that first experience has continued with a daily practice for more than 30 years. Her meditation journey has led her to a wide range of meditation retreats, classes and teachers, and in 2009 she left her corporate career to establish Quiet Mind Meditation.