Wollongong Beginners Meditation & Mindfulness Courses & Classes
Course times & dates below
Meditation and mindfulness are scientifically PROVEN to change the structure and functioning of the brain. The brain is plastic. Much like we can change the shape of our bodies through workout and stretching we can also change the brain - both the nerve pathways and the grey matter. The development of new technology has enabled scans to be done on brains before and after meditation to prove what yogis and eastern sages have known for 1000’s of years - that meditation can CHANGE your life.
This means that YOU can affect your thinking patterns to create the life you want and to be no longer held captive by negative, untrue and outdated thoughts that can lead to anxiety and depression.
Our classes will give you the skills you need to begin this journey of transformation helping you to become aware of YOUR thinking and emotional patterning and giving you the steps to bring about positive CHANGE.
And even if your life is just GREAT meditation can make it BETTER. It helps you think more clearly, increases memory retention and helps you step back from unruly emotions making you calmer and less reactive. It can help you sleep better too.
It's just overall pretty amazing. Experience meditation for yourself. Find some peace in our frantic world! Rediscover how to hold on to your sanity and re-connect to your calm, creative self.
Meditation classes incorporate Yoga Nidra (or yogic sleep). Nidra is a method that cultivates very deep relaxation while remaining awake. The instructor guides you into the relaxation while you are lying on the floor (or seated) with bolsters behind your knees for comfort and blankets in Winter. It is very simple and effective and can be done by anyone of any age. More information on Yoga Nidra can be found HERE
Do I have to be a follow a religion to do mindfulness meditation?
No. Meditation has no religious beliefs – it is open to everyone.
The next scheduled Beginners Mindfulness Meditation courses are Monday 8th April & Weds. 8th May @ 7.00pm You can securely register your place online using the red register now here link below. Otherwise drop by the Wellness Centre or phone 02 42263777
Currently MEDITATION DROP-IN CLASSES are available depending on availablity via our Free APP or LIVE BOOKING PAGE. Casual, intro passes (Illawarra residents only) & class passes securely available online. Otherwise call the Centre on 42263777 for date forward registration.
6 Week Course PRICING: $120 or $99 for Blue Concession Card holders & full-time students
Next beginners Meditation & Mindfulness 6 week Courses
|7.00pm||Mond.||13th March 2020|
Receive a 10% discount by bringing a friend or family member to the Beginners Course. Just ad the promotion code 2FRIENDS at check out then reply to the registration email that you both receive with your friends name to confirm your place. Otherwise you can register in person at the Wellness Centre.
Why meditate and practice mindfulness? When you understand and experience the profound proven benefits .. why on earth not?
Would you like to:
- stay relatively calm in stressful situations
- have increased self-confidence
- develop feelings of compassion, gratitude and love
- improved sense of inner peace and calmness
- increased intuition and perception
- improved learning and retention
- increased productivity
- reduced irritability and mood swings
- increased creativity
- lower levels of stress and anxiety
What You Will Learn in your 6 week course & classes
|What is meditation?||What happens when I practice meditation & mindfulness?|
|Effects of the of mindfulness||How stress affects people|
|Why do I suffer?||What can I do with disturbing thoughts?|
|Why do I sometimes feel restless and uneasy?||How do I stop my mind from worrying?|
|Steps to successful practice||How stress affects people|
|Learn how practice at home||Which techniques should I use?|
|How to stop worrying and enjoy life.||Progressive deep relaxation|
These classes are not religious per say but will draw on examples in all traditions including the non-traditional. They are not aligned with any wider organization, religious group etc.
Dwelling on the past and worrying about the future are recipes for stress and anxiety.
It is through mindfulness that we can experience greater awareness, leading to wisdom and the opening of the heart from where compassion and loving-kindness appear.
We have some great informative Video's and articles on meditation & mindfulness Here
Yoga, Pilates, Meditation & Mindfulness or other Wellness Centre classes are not a substitute for medical attention, examination, diagnosis or treatment.