‘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 for meditation with Padmadrishti
Mondays 5.30 – 7pm
Qigong is a powerful internal art that involves gentle movements, meditation and breathing techniques.
These sessions are designed with meditators in mind and bring together the aspects of Spiritual QiGong with our experience of Buddhist meditation. Through sitting, standing and mindful movements, we learn how to align the body to promote a relaxed alert state, regulate and calm the mind, meet and let go of blockages to presence and connect with emptiness.
When we reach a ‘Qi state’ we are fully present, connected and receptive to our spiritual potential.
28th October: Supporting the heart
4th November: Supporting the heart
11th November: No class – Padmadrishti on retreat
18th November: Opening and surrendering in the Heart
25th November: Opening and surrendering in the Heart
2nd December: Healing session
9th December: Deep letting go (relaxation)
16th December: Deep relaxation (Lying down)
6th January 2020 onwards: Qi Gong and the system of meditation – details to follow
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.
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 Thursday 10 – 12.00.
No classes 13th, 20th and 27th Feb 2020.
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.