Somatic Mindfulness Meditation
Time: 12:30 - 13:30
Location: Keeley Street
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- Course Code: FJF98
- Dates: 12/01/24 - 15/03/24
- Time: 12:30 - 13:30
- Taught: Fri, Daytime
- Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
- Location: Keeley Street
- Tutor: Bram Williams
Course Code: FJF98
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Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
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What is the course about?
A practical class to help meditators of all traditions, both beginners and those with experience, to truly feel the sensations and textures of movement, and gestures that form our embodiment in the world. The natural result of fully experiencing this felt presence is mindfulness.
What will we cover?
- Different, somatic meditation practices.
- Intention in meditation and movement.
- Thorough relaxation though a variety of practices.
- Healthy and productive approaches to embodied movement and stillness.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- To use sensation to relax.
- Discover and practice useful and practical somatic meditation techniques.
- Work with common challenges to practice (distraction, sleepiness etc)
- Explore practical ways to bring mindfulness and practice into daily activities.
- Thoroughly relaxation.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitable for all. For beginners, those returning to meditation, and those with meditation experience who wish to explore a way to deepen their practice.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Practical exercises with verbal instruction.
You can practice the exercises between class times as little or as much as you like. Handouts can be provided for those who wish and some practices are recorded for your use.
Reading can be recommended.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Wear clothes you’re happy to move in for the exercises. Bring a willingness to explore and an open mind.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Yoga classes, Meditation and Mindfulness, Tai Chi or Chi Kung.
Bram Williams has been a yoga teacher at the City Lit for 10+ years. He holds a British Wheel of Yoga Teaching Diploma. His own daily yoga practice has evolved over the years into a subtle, meditative approach to asana (yoga posture) with a large emphasis on pranayama (breath control) as a lead into seated meditation. Studying in mindfulness, and both Shamatha and Vipassana meditation in Northern India means he is very fortunate to have contact with his teacher there, as well as studying with teachers from the Himalayan Institute in America. Having trained in many styles and forms of yoga over more than 18 years, Bram’s teaching approach is flexible and adaptable to the needs of a particular group (or individual). he emphasis of his teaching vocabulary stresses breath release, so awareness is directed to the 'sensation' of the posture, rather than on a body aesthetic or idealised end result. A Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals, a Yoga Elder with the Independent Yoga Network as well as Diploma Course Tutor with the British Wheel of Yoga, Bram is also a qualified Lip Reading Tutor.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.