In this 3-hour experiential workshop we will focus on bringing our attention into the present moment, accessing the healing intelligence of our body and experiencing awareness that is beyond our thinking mind. The participants will be guided through a mixture of sitting and movement-based (body-based) meditation techniques and there will be multiple opportunities to ask questions that come up during the practice. This workshop is not religious and is not centered around any specific tradition or guru.
The workshop is open to both complete beginners and experienced meditators. For complete beginners this workshop offers an opportunity to have their first meditation experience and to begin exploring the spiritual dimension of their life. For experienced meditators this workshop offers an opportunity to explore a different modality of meditation techniques and to use the focused group environment to go deeper. The exact contents of the workshop will be tailored to the needs of the participants.
The workshop is offered by Valera Koltsov, a certified Tai Chi instructor with 10 years of teaching experience, in his home studio in Laingholm on a non-commercial basis. Koha is optional ($15 suggested).
Time: 2:30pm – 5:30pm on Saturday 28th of March 2015.
Registration: Register using the form below. Limited to 12 participants.
Current Bookings: All 12 places are booked. Registrations will now go on the waiting list (to be notified if one of the participants cancels).
Location: 11 Laingholm Drive, Laingholm (close to Titirangi), West Auckland.
Getting There: 40 min car drive from the city. Or use the 171 bus:
1:40pm – New Lynn Interchange, 1:50pm – Titirangi Shops, 2:00pm – Laingholm Drive.
6:00pm – Laingholm Drive, 6.26pm – Titirangi Shops, 6.36pm – New Lynn Interchange.
- This workshop is not suitable for people who have a mental illness or take psychiatric medication.
- Wear clothing that is comfortable for movement. Wear socks.
- Do not use any essential oils or scented products – perfume, cologne, deodorant, aftershave, hair products – on the day of the workshop to ensure that we have fragrance-free air in the room. This is important for breathing techniques.
- Do not smoke, drink alcohol or take any drugs on the day of the workshop.
- No cell phones or electronic devices in the building.
Food recommendation: start the day with a good breakfast and have a filling lunch before the workshop, to see you through until dinner. Optional suggestion: making your lunch vegan can strengthen your receptivity in meditation practice (ex: a base of rice, pasta or potatoes with cooked vegetables, beans or lentils).
All you need to bring is yourself. There will be filtered rain water to drink during the workshop, and a cup of tea afterwards for those who want to stay and chat. Taking written notes during the workshop will be impractical – focus on the experience and write after the workshop if you want to record some ideas.
Thanks everyone, it was a great day.