'The Stillness of Movement – 6 -week online Mindfulnes course beginning May 2017
Within Mindfulnes training, one of the primary precepts is mindful embodiment: a continual shift towards reconnecting our minds with our bodies, a measured effort to live our lives more holistically
from a place where we inhabit the whole of our experience: mind and body.
Formally, when training in Mindfulnes, we do this through different means: the body scan and mindful movement. However, we also use our body as a place to rest during
our sitting practice, often focussing the mind on the physical felt sense of the movement of breath in the body as a support to come home to. Our body becomes a place
where we feel and live from the inside out.
Once we begin to live from this place of wholeness, we start to recognize all the ways in which our bodies are communicating with us, we start to become witnesses to
the myriad of emotional residue that is present, tensions, excitements, feelings of peace, as well as the effect that out thoughts have on our bodies. Moreover, it is
through becoming more familiar with the intimate relationship that exists between the mind and the body that we can start to develop the means and skills to respond to
our experience of living in a way that restores and promotes well-being.
This online course will explore the theme of mindful embodiment, both through movement and through stillness. It will be an opportunity to take a fresh new look at Mindfulnes basics,
or for those who are beginners, this is a chance to get a taste of Mindfulnes practice to see if it’s something that you’re inspired to develop further.
Over a 6 week period, this course will provide you with a series of movement based Mindfulnes practice videos as well as classic Mindfulnes sitting practices. These have been
created by Mindfulness Association tutors and will each offer a different approach to mindful movement.
If you find sitting still difficult you might find introducing mindful movement into your practice helpful. Many people feel very restless when sitting, while
others find their body becomes uncomfortable with pain or tension. A lot of people notice that if they do some mindful movement followed by a bit of mindful sitting their
minds settle in a natural way we brings a sense of ease.
Paradoxically, we often find that when practicing mindful movement a profound stillness can be felt, while when we sit in stillness we become aware of all the movement
within the mind. We’ll be exploring these two ways of practicing, in order to discover the stillness in movement and the movement in stillness.
- 5 guided movement videos
- 1 one to one practice reviews on phone or Skype with an experienced tutor
- Videoed lessons on Mindfulnes basics recorded especially for this course
- 2 online tutor groups for sharing experiences
- Online email support available throughout the course
Course runs from 23 May- 27 June 2017
Online Tutor groups 30th May and 27th June 2017 at 7pm
£120 for non-members and £60 for MA members