Meditative Yoga : Meditation & Mindfulness Workshop with Ian David Chapman

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Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for everyone interested in learning meditation or deepening their existing meditation practice, whether you are a total beginner or have been meditating for years you are welcome to join.

This is also especially good if you suffer from stress or stress related illnesses or if you have difficulty concentrating or staying focussed.

Next Workshop Dates

There will be a new date for september, if you are interested in joining, please email to bornholmyoga@gmail.com

 

Learn how to Meditate and bring Mindfulness into your daily life

You will learn simple, practical techniques that you can use in any situation to bring calm and balance to your mind.

At the beginning we will explore simple stretching and yoga exercises that loosen the body up making it easier to sit in meditation for longer periods of time.

You will learn how to use cushions and supports to help you get the correct meditation posture while keeping your back straight and spine aligned.

As your meditation develops you will start to discover what is happening at the deepest levels of your mind and how you can begin to break your repetitive patterns of negative thought and emotional disturbance.

During the course you will learn the technique of Anapana breath meditation

We will be developing the quality of equanimity, allowing everything to be exactly as it is without trying to change it.

We will explore ways to bring meditation and mindfulness into your everyday life.

Meditative Yoga can be used to enhance concentration, help to cultivate a sense of well-being, as well as significantly reduce stress.
Gradually, through practice, you learn to creatively respond to yourself and the world as opposed to habitually reacting to it.

What is Meditative Yoga?

Yoga has traditionally always been a preparation for meditation. Only in the past 3o years have the two disciplines become separated with many yoga practitioners only concentrating on their physical exercises and many meditators ignoring the needs and mechanics of their physical body. Meditative yoga is gentle way to prepare the body for meditation and to learn about the interconnected nature or your mind, body, emotions and breath.

This kind of yoga is suitable for everyone young and old, no matter how stiff or inflexible you may be.

 

Workshop Dates & Timetable

The workshop will start at 11.00 and finish at 16.30 please arrive at least 15 minutes before the workshop begins so we can start on time.

There will be two short breaks during the day where you will be served tea or coffee. Please bring your own packed lunch if you need to eat during this time, try to eat only lightly. If you eat a big meal it will make it more difficult for you to meditate.

Booking Information

The cost of each workshop is 550 DKK

2nd of July 2017 – Book Now

5th of August 2017 – Book Now

Bring a Friend and Save 200 DKK:

Book together with a friend and save 200 DKK. total cost for two people 900 DKK (just purchase two places and pay by banktransfer or mobilepay as 1 payment

(concessions available if you are unemployed or on a low income please email bornholmyoga@gmail.com us)

Please note, these are two separate workshops, and you can attend either of them. You are also welcome to join both (Many times you understand things on a deeper level when you repeat the same workshop again and the break between the workshops gives you time to integrate and practice what you have learned)

 

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

Q. I have never meditated or practiced yoga before, is this suitable for beginners?

A. Yes, this course will give you a comprehensive introduction to meditative yoga and no previous experience is necessary. Ian teaches in a progressive step by step way based on direct experience and practice.

Q. I have practiced meditation for many years do you think I can still benefit.

A. Giving yourself a day entirely devoted to meditation can deepen and strengthen your existing practice or help you re-establish a practice that has weakened over time due to neglect due to your busy life. Most of the time will be spent in silence and you are free to ask any questions related to your practice. We start each meditation with a beginners mind. Often when you have a regular practice it may become stale or mechanical. This course will help you bring life and energy back to your practice again.

Q. Is this meditation tied to any particular religion or tradition? 

A. The technique of Anapana meditation originates from the Buddhist tradition but is a universal technique that can be practiced by anyone no matter what religion or belief you may have. We will be using the breath as our object of concentration and observing reality as it actually is, free from any ideas, beliefs or dogma. We will develop the qualities of love and compassion towards ourselves and towards others.

Q. I suffer from backache and and find it very difficult to sit on the floor can I still attend.

A. Yes, it’s not compulsory to sit on the floor to learn meditation. You will learn how to sit using supports like a backrest, meditation bench or chair so you can find a comfortable posture that suits you while still maintaining an erect spine.

Q. I find it impossible to concentrate for any length of time will this cause a problem for me.

A. Accepting that your mind has a tendency to wander and not reacting to this is the first step. Concentration is a quality that develops over time. Once you understand the true nature of your mind and you learn to stay present with reality as it actually is you will find your concentration improves greatly. This workshop is an ideal way for you to begin to change the habit patterns of your mind at the deepest level.

Q. I have a certain medical condition, is it safe for me to practice meditation?

A. For most people meditation is entirely safe, if you have been diagnosed with any specific mental illness or are on any prescription medication you may want to seek your doctors advice before attending. Please email me to discuss your particular condition.

Q. I would like to bring my teenage son/daughter is there and age limit for this course?

A. You are very welcome to bring your teenagers to this course if they are interested in learning meditation and have a good command of English. It’s important that you don’t try and force them to come because you think it would be good for them. They have to have their own motivation to learn and attend this course and if this is lacking it’s better for you to wait for this to develop. It may be better to first bring them to a shorter 2 hour meditation class rather than a full day workshop.

About Ian David Chapman

Ian David Chapman

Ian David Chapman is an experienced yoga teacher and has been practicing meditation for over 20 years. His calm and insightful teaching will help you discover the true nature of your mind and give you a solid foundation to continue your meditation practice on your own.

Ian teaches in a progressive step by step method allowing you time to deepen and sharpen your awareness and develop a balanced equanimous state of being that brings mindfulness in your daily life.

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