Meditation and mindfulness
Time: 17:30 - 18:45
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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What is the course about?
Many studies have shown that the ancient Buddhist techniques of mindfulness can help people who feel that their lives are out of control, or that they are too busy to really savour their lives. Mindfulness has also been found to be effective in dismantling ‘bad or sad’ moods, and helpful in controlling overwhelming feelings. The course is based around meditation and practical techniques for developing mindfulness and awareness.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
A variety of meditation techniques from the Buddhist tradition will be practised, including sitting and mindfulness in movement. The main focus will be the body, thoughts, feelings, and communication, but the course will be also concerned with specific applications of mindfulness such as walking, listening, eating and more. Students will be expected to commit to practising between classes.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Recognise the principles of mindfulness and its applications in daily life
- Gain more control over your emotional life
- Manage life challenges more effectively through the practice of mindfulness
- Deepen your meditation practice through mindfulness.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for beginners to meditation and those who want to renew or refresh their practice. You are required to read sentences, follow verbal instructions and extract information from handouts.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This course is delivered online via Zoom. You will be taught through led meditations, exercises, group discussion, handouts, and practical demonstrations. Students will be expected to commit to practising between classes.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no other costs.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Choose other health related courses from our Health and Wellbeing programme.
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.