This is an experiential course exploring a variety of techniques to meditate, to relax and to enhance awareness of the present whilst quieting the mind.
Successful students will learn how to:
1) Sit in a posture suitable for meditation
2) Develop an awareness of breathing and the body through a variety of mindful exercises, including relaxation.
3) Use visualisation, inner listening and breath awareness to develop meditation
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Tamar Hirshfeld
Tamar has been a qualified Tai Chi and Qigong teacher since 1998. Her teacher was one of John Kells’ first disciples in London in the 1970s. She is a member of the TCUGB (the British Tai Chi Union) and teaches the Cheng Man-Ching Yang style, which focuses on softness and relaxation of body and mind through Tai Chi.
Tamar has spent her career exploring ways of adapting Tai Chi to make it accessible, enjoyable and effective for people of all levels, abilities and needs.
As such, she delivers Chair based sessions, uses Tai Chi techniques for depression and stress management, and works with children and young people on the autistic spectrum. The sessions follow the Tai Chi way and philosophy and focus on using aspects of this art and adapt them to best suit the individual. Classes focus on Tai Chi as meditation in movement, and involve breathing exercises and soft flowing movements that work as tools to connect awareness of body and mind.
“(On the first class) we went through some very simple relaxation techniques, and I left feeling almost lighter in body and soul. I used to suffer from excruciating tension headaches and since (I started Tai Chi classes) I haven’t had one.”
“… the utmost patience, understanding and respect of individuals-to hold group sessions that make each student feel as if they have been especially tailored for him or her. An inspiration.”
(Carey, 46, London)
How will I be taught?
You will be taught and experience for yourself a variety of mindful and meditation practices which will include relaxation techniques, breathing exercises and visualisation, this is a course of self-discovery but you may also have opportunities to make notes and discuss your thoughts amongst the group.
What do I need to have with me?
Bring a notebook and pen.
What can I do next?
Further such course with Adult Education..
What do I need to join the course
Everyone is welcome.
Those interested in experiencing the benefits of a mindful approach to life and in developing meditation practice.
Joining your course
If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/110402/K/NC.
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