Mindfulness: practice and meaning
Time: 12:30 - 14:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Course Code: FJF58
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course is based around meditation and practical techniques for developing mindfulness and awareness.
- Looking realistically at life and it’s challenges.
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 is the body, thoughts, feelings and communication, but the course is also concerned
with specific applications of mindfulness such as walking, listening and eating. Students are 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 it's applications in daily life
- Gain some control over your emotional life
- Manage life challenges more effectively through the practise 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?
Through led meditations, exercises, group discussion, handouts, and practical demonstrations.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No other costs.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Choose other health related courses from the Health and Lifestyle programme at City Lit.
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.