Sat, 21 Jan|
SOLD OUT :: Men's Clothes-Free Meditation - Beginners Course (Online)
An amazing opportunity to learn the basics of meditation and establish your own practice!
Time & Location
21 Jan, 09:00 GMT – 11 Feb, 11:30 GMT
About the event
Men's Clothes-Free Meditation - Beginners Course (Online)
Our world moves ever faster each day, and many people have lost a connection with themselves and find it almost impossible to relax. More and more people are looking for ways to develop a calm and relaxed experience of their lives; to discover a deeper sense of peace and well-being within themselves; to reduce stress, to feel healthier and to feel more grounded.
The everyday, increasing stresses and strains of our world has left many of us feeling lost, detached from our experience of life, and with no deep connections to ourselves or each other.
The ancient art of meditation is one that addresses these issues of life. With techniques rooted in tradition that encourage us find our way back to ourselves, we can learn to cultivate the lasting experience of peace and inner calm that so many of us desire.
Who Is This Course For?
This 4-week online course, taking place on consecutive Saturdays, is ideal for men who are interested in learning about the art of meditation and who wish to establish their own practice within a safe, welcoming and inclusive clothes-free environment.
It’s no problem if you haven’t practiced meditation before, or if you’re an experienced practitioner - the practice of meditation is available to everyone and all are welcome.
The course will take place over Zoom, so there's no need to travel away from home and you can enjoy all of the benefits that come from being within your own personal space.
The art of meditation is one of deepening our understanding of ourselves, the world around us, and our place in that world. Without the physical shield of clothes it's much easier to connect with that sense of self as we can more easily put aside the mental shield we all have in our daily lives. We're all on the same level, so no judgement can be made about who we are by the outward signs we choose to cover ourselves with.
Meditating whilst naked as a member of a group of other naked men is a life-affirming and deeply liberating experience.
Alongside being a teacher of the physical aspects of Hatha Yoga, I am also a fully qualified and dedicated teacher and practitioner of meditation.
I completed my training as a meditation teacher with the Yogi Ashokanada School in 2017 and since then meditation has been part of my daily life. Continual professional development has seen me delve deeply into the ancient art of meditation, not just from within the yogic tradition but also the tradition of the Zen Buddhists.
For me, meditation is life itself - a pure, uncomplicated, non-judgemental practice of simply being with ourselves in kindness and compassion.
There is a famous quote widely attributed to the Buddha (He never said it, but the sentiment sums up why I meditate perfectly!)
"One day, the Buddha was asked: “What have you gained from meditation?”
He replied: “Nothing.”
“However”, Buddha said, “let me tell you what I lost : anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of old age and death."
The course is composed of four online sessions of 90 minutes taking place on four consecutive Saturdays beginning on the 14th January 2023, with the online sessions taking place on:
- Saturday 14th January 2023
- Saturday 21st January 2023
- Saturday 28th January 2023
- Saturday 4th February 2023
Participants of this course will receive world-class instruction and guidance in the art of meditation, alongside weekly handouts* providing lots of information about the history, science, philosophy and practical application of the art of meditation.
Participants will be also be sent a meditation log* in which to record your personal practice during the course.
Upon receipt of the balance for this course, participants will received a recurring Zoom link which will be used for each session of this course.
*All handouts and meditation logs will be sent by email.
A WhatsApp Group will be created for participants of this course to share their experiences, communicate, ask questions and share answers with each other between the weekly sessions of the course.
All participants that complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion.
What Will I Need For This Course?
For this course, you need yourself and willingness to be open to what is taught and shared.
A comfortable seating position is a must and this means something different for everyone. If you are not accustomed to sitting in a cross-legged posture for long periods, then you may wish to purchase yourself a yoga block or meditation cushion on which to sit to alleviate pressure from your hips
For those whom sitting cross-legged just isn't possible, then a comfortable chair with a straight back and no arms is perfect - just so long as your feet can touch the floor!
Should your home environment be cold, a blanket will be useful to have drapped over your shoulders and to regulate your body temperature.
You may also wish to have a journal in which to write your thoughts, impressions and experiences as we move through this course together.
This course is being offered at the amazing price of just €149, payable in one instalment.
There is a strict limit of just 10 places available.