Mindfulness for Every Body. Mindfulness for You.
A series of Mindfulness Workshops
taught by Cecilia Hazlerigg
Begin where you are: the foundations of a quiet practice
Saturday 24 September 2016
260 Balham High Road
London SW17 7AN
For further information please see below
To book, please contact reCentre
Phone: 020 8672 4455
…About the workshops
This series of standalone workshops is designed for anyone interested in exploring the benefits of mindfulness for themselves and assumes no prior knowledge of mindfulness or meditation. The content of the programme will include sitting practice and mindful movement, safe and suitable for all bodies.
The teaching will comprise a comprehensive introduction to mindfulness practice informed by concepts drawn from Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Yin Yoga.
Mindfulness is a way of living with a full and rich awareness, a way of stepping out of automatic pilot and unconscious mental habits, and coming into the present moment with a skilful and kind attention.
By paying mindful attention to sensations in the body, and to thoughts and feelings as they arise, it is possible to develop a day-to-day awareness that is more balanced and centred, even when circumstances of life may be difficult.
Participants will develop insight into their emotions, thoughts and sensations, becoming less caught up in habitual response patterns. Simple techniques like sitting meditation and gentle movement help us to become more focussed, aware, relaxed and present.
…About Yin Yoga
Yin is a gentle practice that complements our often very upbeat fast paced Yang lifestyles. It can give us the space to slow down, and a chance to remain with our experiences rather than always rushing.
It is a seated practice in which postures are found, settled into, and held. By remaining in the postures for longer we find the space to look within, to soften and relax. In this way, the yin approach is primarily about function over form, as we seek to use the poses to get into our bodies.
Yin is a form of mindful movement and the practice enables us to cultivate greater ease, a deeper sense of balance, feelings of calmness and acceptance.