Half Day Meditation Retreat

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Date: Sunday Feb 9th, 2020
Time: 1:00pm to
Location: The Float Training Academy
Price: £45 or £85 for both retreats
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About the event

These half day retreats are dedicated to spending time with your own meditation practice and are the perfect opportunity to work on your own new or developing practice in a safe, supportive space.
We will cover the three main forms of meditation: concentration, consciousness and awareness from Eastern and Western traditions, as well as some physical exercises to encourage effective postures in meditation and to be able to sit for prolonged periods.  You will also be guided in breathing exercises (pranayama) to prepare the body for meditation.  There will be discussions covering daily practices and we will explore the use of guidance from the yoga traditions such as the yamas and niyamas to enrich one’s practice even when we are not on our cushion.  
You will leave feeling centred, grounded and inspired to either create your own daily practice, or with some new practices to try out in your existing one. 
Sunday 9th February 2020 1-5pm
Sunday 13th September 2020 1-5pm
Meet your instructor
Helen Forester

Helen Forester

An ex-secondary English teacher, Helen now runs her small business, Meditate with Helen, from her garden workspace in Hove, UK, creating beads for meditation as well as teaching meditation and nature-based creativity workshops, retreats, courses. She is Mama to her two littles and can be found playing with them in the woodlands of the South Down or by the sea. Helen has been practising yoga and meditation for eleven years, teaching yoga for six and meditation for one, having trained with Swami Saradananda (in the Sivananda lineage) and Claire Missingham (in the Krishnamacharya lineage) in 2018 and 2012, respectively, and is deeply committed to creating spaces to inspire you to spend more time on yourself, in meditation, nature and/or nurturing your own creative spirit. Her classes and workshops are guided by yogic principles and draw on both Eastern and Western meditation traditions, including Mindfulness, Vedanta and Celtic practices. Her ultimate goal is to empower you to begin or re-ignite your own meditation practice, creating safe spaces for experimentation and questioning. She is also the founder of successful local business Chant Malas, creating beads for your meditation practice for six years and running workshops in mala-making around the country.

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