‘Sensitive to the whole body’ is one of the Buddha’s ‘pith instructions’. What might it mean to us? How can we become more sensitive to the life of our body and breath?
In these classes we learn to integrate yoga and other body based practices with our meditation practice.
All the classes listed are suitable for everyone and are taught by qualified body work practitioners with experienced meditation teachers who are members of the Triratna Buddhist Order.
Part of the generosity economy. Please wear comfortable, loose clothing for these sessions.
No need to book – just come along
QiGong class with Padmadrishti – NEW SESSIONS
starts Monday 16 Sept 5.30 – 7pm
Qigong is a powerful healing art that involves gentle movements, meditation and breathing techniques.
We will be learning about different aspect of our physical and energy body such as grounding, alignment, connection, movement, relaxation and energy.
Together we will explore how the practice of QiGong and Meditation can flow into and support each other in view of deepening our Dharma practice.
Padmadrishti is a trained QiGong teacher and has practiced QiGong and meditation for over twenty years. She also brings her experience of the mind-body integration through over ten years of working as a hypnotherapist.
These sessions are offered as an eight-week block, but you are welcome to drop in at any time.
QiGong is suitable for complete beginners and is meditative and gentle in its approach, helping to cultivate and rest into an energised calm. Please wear comfortable, loose clothing.
Body Dharma with Advayamati Now on Thursday
10 – 12.00.
These popular classes restart September 5th (no classes 3 – 24 Oct)
Body-dharma yoga is a ‘still flowing’ form of Hatha yoga that incorporates Vinyasa flow, Scaravelli inspiration, somatic approach with a ‘practical’ mindfulness. These aid the integration of mind, body and spirit using the yoga of curiosity and letting go.
Trained yoga teacher Advayamati brings his experience of many years practice, leading workshops and retreats that combine shiatsu and energy work with teaching Buddhism and embodied mindfulness.
Plus Day Retreat Sat 23 Nov 10-5pm
NEW CLASS starts Tuesday 10th September for 8 weeks.
6 – 7 before Sangha Night class.
Mindfulness in Movement: Tai Chi/Qi Gong with Tim Mason
The ‘Shibashi’ sequence of eighteen movements is a form that links mindfulness of breath to movements which develop strength, flexibility and a sense of well being. It can be used as a support to formal meditation practice. It will be introduced sequentially over several sessions, along with other Qi Gong practices, to enable participants to practice at home. This You-tube link shows the form https://bit.ly/2yNHK4B
The intention is to approach our practice with a playful and creative mind, using imagery and movement to raise our energetic awareness. This clip of Chungliang’s ‘Five Forces’ practise illustrates the approach https://bit.ly/2kpGv8j
Tim has trained in Qi Gong teaching with the Shiatsu College and has a Diploma in Mindfulness Based Approaches from University of Bangor.