Moment by moment real awareness of our sensory state is part of Mindfulness. Ordinarily, we act as though our “self” is what the mind does. So we’ll have a cup of coffee but 10 minutes later, we wonder if it is time for a cuppa. Because the mind can conceptualise so easily, we may feel as though the body drags on us instead of keeping up. Or we might have a disconnect between how the body truly is – older than “we” would like, fatter, less strong, etc. Yet the truth may be that “we” are a psycho-physiological organism and our notion of being a mind that rules a body separate from itself is fanciful. If anything, the mind’s notion of what “we” are is the fancy, that finds no footing in a realist experience of self. Read more at Spiritual Body by Mataji.
Some ways of developing sensory awareness are offered through our body-mind classes, which are small and intimate.
General Yoga, done Mindfully
Small, mindful classes. Working at the level that suits you, becoming aware of sensory shifts and shifts of inner state as you go.
Resumes 8th January 2018, start whenever you like. Single class or 10 week pass
Time: Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:00pm to 9:30pm Teacher: Danni Brown, B.Ed.(Deakin) Dip Classical Yoga, Dip Meditation and Mindfulness Location: The Blackburn Room
RELIEF FOR YOU BODY - Moving mindfully to rediscover the feeling of ease - experience your body in a way you haven't before
Somatics Workshops 2018
Monthly workshops to fine tune your body and sensory awareness
When: First Sunday of every month - Starts March 4
Time: Sunday 10.00 am - 12 noon Teacher: Jani Jamieson B Graphic Design (Swinburne) Dip Classical Yoga, Dip Meditation and Mindfulness Location: 6A Main St Blackburn
Seniors Stretch and Smile
Maintaining suppleness throughout life. Work at the level that suits you, whether stronger or adapted
There are no stairs at this venue.
Starts: Resumes 8th January 2018, start whenever you like Length: 6 weeks Time: Tuesday 5.pm, Thursday 11.15 am Teacher: Danni Brown Dip Ed (Deakin) Dip Classical Yoga, Dip Meditation and Mindfulness Location: 6A Main Street.
A one day retreat to experience explore and practice stillness in your life. Stillness meditation isa way to peacefulness and self-awareness - which then brings a better understanding of our impact on others and theirs on us. Little by little we get the capacity to see the mind creating its sense of self, with profound outcomes.
Learn Still-Mind Meditation and Mindfulness
Find out ways to keep yourself steady in awareness rather than reaction - learn the methods of still-mind meditation, and mindfulness in every day life. 6 week program. Morning session at 10.00am or evening session at 6.30pm
Learn Resilience Flexibility and Problem solving Pt 1
Part 1 of a two-part, 8 week program that gives you insight into why we are un-resilient and problem-maintaining, and the means to make a difference. 10.00 am - 12.30 pm or 6.30 pm -9.00 pm
Learn Resilience Flexibility and Problem-solving, Pt 2
A whimsical glossary of terms related to Meditation, Mindfulness, and Yoga. Get the skinny on what these words and terms really mean. If there's something you'd like explained that's not on here, drop us a line and we'll update it and let you know.