This course will examine what meditation is, why we do it and how to do it, from a variety of viewpoints: from Eastern Yogic and Buddhist views to Western Psychotherapeutic understanding. The course will include personal, one-on-one training in Deep Meditation (practiced in silence with mantra), as well as group instruction, to give the student an experiential basis for the practice of meditation. Students will be expected to meditate twice daily by themselves. Knowing why meditation works, and the range of benefits we can receive from meditation, helps to motivate us to establish and keep a regular daily practice. Knowing the obstacles that may arise during the practice will help us to be more vigilant, and to take things as they come. This course will be a balance of theory and practice helping you to establish a solid meditation practice.
The course is open to all students regardless of whether they have never meditated before or already have a regular practice, even if it is not in the Deep Meditation tradition. However, we do request that all students, even experienced students, for the duration of the course, use the Deep Meditation technique so that everyone can share in the common experience, which will assist in group discussions and personal feedback. While various styles of meditation will be discussed, we will only practice this one style of meditation.
THE MEDITATION REVEALED COURSE WILL INCLUDE:
- Personal Instruction in Deep Meditation
- A Historical Overview of Meditation
- Understanding the role of Meditation in Various styles of Yoga
- The Differences in Intention of Various Styles
- The Anatomy of the Mind: Eastern and Western Views
- The Benefits of Meditation – Physically, Psychologically and Spiritually
- Triggering the Relaxation Response
- Creating Sacred Spaces and the Time to Meditate
- Dealing With Obstacles
- The Importance of Praxis
- A Meditation Revealed Workbook
- A Certificate of Completion
- Follow-up Meetings After the Course
Personal Instruction is limited to 20 students.
For 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified teachers the credits of the course can be applied towards the 500 hour certification, and is eligible for 40 hours CEU with Yoga Alliance. Continuing Education Units are required to maintain your status as a Registered Yoga Teacher.
Sunday, June 9th: Introduction 7:15 to 9:15 pm at Sea Studio
Monday, June 10th – Tuesday June 11th: A one on one; 1 hour personal instruction with Nathalie to be scheduled. Location TBC.
Wednesday, June 12th – Friday June 14th: 7:00am-9:00am & 11:00am-4:00pm at Sea Studio
Saturday & Sunday, June 15th and 16th, 12:30 – 5:30pm at Sea Studio.
Follow Up with Nathalie:
A 2 hour follow up meeting in person in Vancouver. Approximately 2 weeks after course ends or 1 month after on Skype Details to be determined.
- Start:June 9 @
- End:June 16 @
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