It’s very common to feel both curious and nervous about your first meditation class. First of all it’s important to do some research before to ensure that you choose a style that resonates wth you in principle. Meditation comes in a huge variety of forms, from traditional lineages like Buddhist and Vedic to more modern styles like guided and movement meditations. A bit of research on YouTube may help give you a flavour before you commit time and money to a course.
All meditation classes will be different depending on the style taught and of course the teacher. Here I summarise the top 5 things you can expect from an AM wellness course or workshop.
5 things to expect from a meditation course with us
A warm and supportive environment
Learning to meditate or honing your practice with a community of others can be extremely powerful, not to mention fun and enjoyable. As you and others discuss your experiences and learnings, you get a far deeper understanding of the practice and the multiple experiences that meditation gives you access to. Having a regular support group means you are far more likely to continue with the practice because you will have people to hold you accountable and offer support and encouragement along the way.
Insights backed by credible research
Backed by credible scientific research, you will learn techniques to help you manage stress, increase focus and awareness and effectively settle an overactive mind; providing a sense of clarity and calm
Its for busy, time poor people just like you
Let’s face it, we’d all like more hours in the day to sit under a tree and meditate for hours on end. However we must be realistic that modern life is busy and for new skills to stick they must be easy to integrate into daily life. Expect to learn tips and tricks that can provide calm in less than a couple of minutes.
Makes meditation fun and enjoyable to learn
Each class/workshop breaks down the key concepts and principles into bite sized pieces and is packed with exercises and meditations so you can discover the benefits directly from your own experience in a fun and supportive environment.
You will develop skills to…
- Quickly and easily relax your body
- Calm your mind and improve focus
- Rest deeply and fall asleep
- Think clearly and creatively
- Understand your thought patterns and develop a deeper sense of self
- Effectively monitor and manage emotions
- Integrate meditation and mindfulness easily into a busy schedule
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