This 6 week program designed & taught by Heather will introduce you to a mix of ancient & contemporary techniques that are simple, accessible and very effective, provide an opportunity for you to pause and reflect within your day, and which can be easily integrated into your everyday life.
It includes a 60minute group session each week – how to set up comfortably for meditation (sitting on the floor, using props, resting in a chair, laying down on the back), learning & practicing the basics of various meditation concepts & techniques, clear and easy to understand guidance & instructions, self reflection & journaling about the weekly meditation techniques & your experiences, and exclusive access to some guided audio meditations to be practiced between sessions.
By the end of this course you will have gained an understanding of the basics and laid a foundation to continue on from – setting up for practicing meditation in our yoga classes and at home – with benefits including reduced stress, better focus, improved sleep, calmer outlook on life.
Meditation is an innate part of yoga that is available to everyone. You don’t have to be an experienced yoga practitioner to reap the benefits of this profound and time-tested practice. If you are curious to start a meditation practice in 2020 this will provide a brilliant starting point under Heather’s guidance.
Course Dates & Times:
Weds 29th January – Weds 4th March 2020 - 6:30 – 7:30pm
Early Bird £55 before 15th December 2019. £60 after this.
For info and booking please visit: www.heatheryoga.co.uk/beginners-mind-an-introduction-to-meditation-basics/
Last updated Dec. 3, 2019, 2:25 p.m. UTC
Heather Yoga is situated in a beautiful converted Victorian warehouse along with vegan eatery Dandelion Café in Saltaire, West Yorkshire - a historic Victorian model village & Unesco World Heritage Site. A dedicated centre for yoga, vegan food and holistic health alongside a multi-use events space for local community groups and businesses.
Heather has been teaching for over 9 years in UK & India, including being an educator for trainee teachers and is the owner of Heather Yoga – a yoga school & centre based in Saltaire West Yorkshire.
Heather enjoys the exploration of body & mind wellness & sharing her knowledge with others. Her ongoing 14 year practice of yoga has become an integral part of her life. She has practiced & studied with many teachers including her main teacher Jason Crandell who she has also had the opportunity to assist him on his visits to UK.
Heather teaches dynamic Alignment based Vinyasa & Hatha styles, Ashtanga Primary Series, along with Yoga For Sports, Yin & Restorative drawing from her various influences from the different schools of yoga, the philosophical texts & the teachers she has practiced with. Her classes are accessible & authentic, mindful & meditative, supportive & nurturing and inspiring with a focus on correct breathing and posture awareness.
Her training began on a four month trip to India at the end of 2010 which saw her undertaking a 200 hrs Yoga Alliance Teacher Training course in Goa. After qualifying at the start of 2011 she stayed on to work at the yoga school – teaching classes on a regular basis and assisting the main teacher with adjustments in class. She then spent the next 4 years returning to the school as one of the main teachers – teaching asana, posture workshops & specialising in Anatomy for Yoga whilst completing her 300 hrs Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certificate.
She is constantly growing & evolving by practicing various styles of yoga, regularly attending workshops & trainings, and reading books & articles to further her knowledge & understanding. She recently completed another 300 hours training, this time with her teacher Jason Crandell, and also holds a 100 hours Teacher Training certificate in Meditation. Heather loves the fact there is always further to go in yoga and is happy to be a dedicated eternal student on the yoga path.