Time & Location
14 June 2022, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Woodend, 47 Forest St, Woodend VIC 3442, Australia
About the Event
Meditation is one of the easiest and most powerful things we can do to support our physical, emotional and mental well being. It is the ultimate stress management technique – when we meditate, we release tension from the mind by moving our focus away from our scattered thoughts, worries and concerns and gently directing our attention onto our chosen meditation practice.
Traditionally, meditation is practiced as a way of calming the mind, so we can experience the deep sense of inner peace that is within us all but is so often covered over by emotions, thoughts and general busy-ness in the mind, then we can engage in our everyday lives more attuned to our inner sense of calm and ease.
Of course, the benefits of meditation have been experienced for eons, but nowadays, meditation has been researched extensively, and been shown to be beneficial in so many ways, including reducing feelings of stress and anxiety, reducing blood pressure, enhancing our concentration, attention span and memory, helping us manage pain, sleep better, and in general, feel happier and more connected.
What do we cover?
In this four-week course you will learn and experience:
- a number of simple meditation techniques
- how to sit comfortably for meditation
- how to set up a regular 15 minute daily practice
- what to do about common challenges and obstacles
- walking meditation and how we can transform daily activities into meditation practice
This program is suitable for beginners to meditation and anyone wanting a refresher to reinvigorate their practice.
Who will be teaching?
Chitra Stern has been teaching Yoga and meditation since 1989, in Australia, India and the USA. She has trained with the Gita School of Yoga in Melbourne and with Integral Yoga in the USA, and is certified to teach Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced and Pre-natal/post partum Integral Yoga Hatha classes. She has also completed Integral Yoga Stress Management Teacher Training and has trained with Amy Weintraub, completing level 1 and 2 Yoga for Depression teacher trainings. Chitra is also a Level 1 Integral Yoga teacher trainer. Her focus in Yoga is on opening to our natural inner peace, freedom and joy by letting go of competition, accepting and enjoying ourselves as we are, being present in the moment and having fun!
Term 2 Information
Learn to Meditate (June 2022) will run on a Tuesday night between 6:30pm and 7:30pm on the following dates:
- Tuesday 31st May
- Tuesday 7th June
- Tuesday 14th June
- Tuesday 21st June
The cost for the four-week course is $40.