Monthly Mindfulness and Meditation Class

A monthly group meditation class, practical and accessible, including instruction, guided meditation, discussion and time for questions. Suitable for beginners as well as for those with some experience of meditation and mindfulness.

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS, 9.45am-11.00am, dates below.

Cost: £10/class (cash or cheque on arrival). No advance booking required but if possible please let us know if you plan to attend.

The classes are taught by Sam May.

2018 DATES: Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 11, May 9, June 6, July 4

 

What is Meditation?

Meditation is the practice of ‘quieting’ the mind, in order to cultivate a feeling of inner peace. It has its roots in a variety of cultural and spiritual settings, dating back hundreds of years, and has more recently been shown to improve both mental and physical well-being in a number of ways. Meditation and mindfulness practice can be undertaken at any time, alone or as part of a group.

Click here to view meditation research articles.

 

What can I expect from a 1:1 session?

Meditation in practice involves focusing on your breathing, posture and concentration in a relaxed setting, guided by an experienced practitioner. Both individual and group sessions are available. You may be asked to focus on an external object, such as a plant or candle flame, and the practitioner will guide you through the process of clearing your mind of all thoughts. Afterwards, you may feel your relaxed state continuous for some time after a session. Daily meditative practice is advised for lasting results.

Please contact Sam for further details.

 

Interesting facts

1. Meditation does not require a religious belief in order to work. It benefits people from all walks of life.
2. Over the past few years, interest in the science of meditation has grown, with NHS practitioners now recommending meditation for various ailments, such as anxiety and depression
3. Several studies have shown that meditation can help with pain relief, blood pressure and life expectancy.