Mindfulness and Meditation Practitioner Course

Our mindfulness and meditation practitioner course is designed for both those who are new to the practices and for those who have some experience.  All are welcome, not just yoga teachers.

You will spend 2 days being gently guided through various mindfulness and meditation practices.  These may include working with the breath, sound, visualisations, body scan (yoga nidra), mindful movement and meta as a few examples.  We also seek to understand the practices and why they work, exploring the science as well as the philosophy behind them.

During the practices you either sit, stand or lie depending on the exercise.  And in between the exercises there is the opportunity for discussion, sharing and questions.  Please contribute as much or as little as feels right for you.

In addition to learning about mindfulness and meditation, you’ll also experience a relaxing and restorative weekend.

Mindfulness and meditation weekends take place in the Cotswolds in Cirencester and from 2018 we’ll also be in London and Scotland.

 

“Amanda you are a lovely teacher and bring practical yet spiritual light to your teaching, easy to follow and fun too.  I really enjoyed the whole experience.”

 

What is mindfulness & meditation and how does it help me?

Mindfulness is being in the moment (or being present) and knowing what’s happening while it’s happening.  Bringing non-judgemental awareness to the present moment.  So, we can be mindful in all aspects of our lives.  In order to meditate we must be mindful, aware of mind and body.

Mindfulness and meditation have been scientifically proven to have many benefits and we’ve included a few below.

  • Reducing stress and anxiety
  • Improving our ability to focus and concentrate
  • Managing anger and difficult situations
  • Teaching us to respond rather than react
  • Managing pain
  • Improving our communication
  • Creating feelings of calmness and relaxation

 

 

Course Dates

 

 

Cotswolds Autumn Weekend dates:- Fully Booked

Saturday 28th October and Sunday 29th October 2017

Saturday 9.30am – 3.30pm

Sunday 10am – 4pm

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Weekend course costs £145

Cotswold Academy, Cirencester

 

Cotswolds Spring 2018 Weekend dates:-

Saturday 24th March and Sunday 25th March 2018

Saturday 9.30am – 3.30pm

Sunday 10am – 4pm

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Weekend course costs £145

Cirencester University Campus

 

Scotland Summer Weekend dates:-

Saturday 9th June and Sunday 10th June 2018

Saturday 10am – 4pm

Sunday 10am – 4pm

Weekend course costs £145

Near Kirkcudbright, Southern Scotland

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Cotswolds Autumn 2018 Weekend dates:-

Saturday 27th October & Sunday 28th October 2018

Saturday 9.30am – 3.30pm

Sunday 10am – 4pm

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Weekend course costs £145

Cotswold Academy, Cirencester

 

How to book

To reserve your place e-mail training@wakingmindsyoga.co.uk  and we’ll send our bank details to you.

 

If you’d like us to call you to discuss the course, please leave your telephone number in your message and let us know when would be the best time to call you.

 

What to bring

If you have a meditation cushion or stool please bring it along with you.  And if you’d like to bring a small blanket along, then please do.

There is a kitchen at the centre in Cirencester which we can use for refreshment breaks.  Please bring some lunch with you.  There is a fridge in the kitchen if you need to store anything.

The London venue has its own cafe or you can bring lunch with you.  Please only bring vegetarian food to this location.

If you’re staying over in Scotland, then lunch can be included with your accommodation.  If you choose to bring lunch with you, please only bring vegetarian food to this location.

 

We look forward to welcoming you at our mindfulness and meditation practitioner course.

There will be certain circumstances when this type of course is not suitable for you, such as a recent bereavement.  Please do get in touch if you’re not sure, we’re here to help.

If you are a yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance USA, please let us know.  This course qualifies as continuing education and you can receive a certifcate of attendance.

 

What previous participants say about this course.

“Amanda you are a lovely teacher and bring practical yet spiritual light to your teaching, easy to follow and fun too.  I really enjoyed the whole experience.”

“A weekend of calm, stillness and gentleness.  I feel I have been kind to myself and this will reap rewards going forward.”

“It has been a very interesting, wise, poetic and heartfelt presentation.  I have enjoyed practicing more and deepening my meditation practice.  I liked learning of other inspiring teachers, books, poems as well.”

Please share what you have enjoyed most about this course? “Finding something that will and has changed my conception of life.”

“Uplifting to body and mind.”

“More relaxed, happier, able to deal more kindly with myself.”

“Varied, deeper meditations than I had done before.  Wise, inspiring quotes.”

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider - mindfulness and meditation practitioner course

Mindfulness and meditation in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds, London and Scotland.  If you’d like to join us, please e-mail training@wakingmindsyoga.co.uk

For more information on the benefits of mindfulness and meditation, follow the link to the NHS Website page on mindfulness.  NHS Website (Opens in a new page)