Feb
2
Dec 25

Meditation Group

There is a regular meditation group meeting every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at the Scout Den in Devonport

Cost $20 casual

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May
30
Jul 11

Four Foundations of Mindfulness Course

 

This Six week course will explore the foundatios of mindfulness practice: mindfulness techniques, attitudes introduction to mindfulness meditation and integration of mindfulness into the everyday life.

1.         The first foundation of mindfulness

is our body. Through the practice of mindfulness of breath and the four postures of the body(sitting, walking, standing and lying down) we can gain more awareness of the five senses and our innate capacity to connect with the present moment through breath and the grounding of awareness in the body.

2.         The second foundation of mindfulness

is mindfulness of sensations and feeling tones in our body. It is so easy to develop a knee jerk response to the feeling nature of our experience which manifests as the aversion towards the unpleasant feelings, craving towards the pleasant and zoning out and boredom towards the neutral. The second foundation of mindfulness has at it’s heart the development of equanimity.

3.         The third foundation of mindfulness

is about awareness itself, the knowing quality of the mind and the exploration of consciousness. Everything that arises in the mind – a thought, an opinion, a memory, a belief, feelings of anger of fear or desire – all these mental objects can be experienced calmly, with awareness and clear perception.

 4.   The fourth foundation of mindfulness

Is awareness of mental factors. They can be positive or negative, leading away from or towards the suffering. We will look at hindrances as well as the factors of awakening.
 

The course will take place on Six consecutive Tuesday evenings and each moduel will be 1 1/2 hours long

During the six week course you will :

·  Learn the foundations of mindfulness practice

·  Learn mindfulness meditation techniques: Mindfulness of breathing, body scan, and others

·  Learn to access present moment and body awareness

·   Improve concentration

·  Improve health and well-being

·  Sleep better

·  Stabilise emotions

·  Find inner peace and clarity

·   Integrate mindfulness into your everyday life

·  Improve your relationships

Cost for this course is $250 and includes a comprehensive course workbook.

May
21
9:00 am09:00

Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop

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  • Does your life feel, chaotic, madly busy? Is your mind over-full, do you feel like you are juggling too many things at once?
  • Are your thoughts creating peace and a sense of wellbeing, or stress? Are your thoughts creative and productive and encouraging or do they drag you down?
  • Would you like to have a bit more peace, clarity and joy in your life?

Take this Sunday morning to see how mindfulness can help. So many things are out of our control but you can choose how you respond.

Join me for this workshop. You will:

  • Create some calm and clarity for your self
  • Learn the tools to quieten the mind and relax the body
  • Learn the foundations of mindfulness practice
  • Learn how to let go of stressful thoughts
  • Rediscover the joy that comes from being present and available to life in the present moment.

Cost: $70

This was my first workshop. It was a chance to stop and revisit what I love. I can sit, breathe and observe and appreciate myself. Maya has a presence and an aura, her delivery is calm and perfect for me. She feeds your soul.
— Charlotte
May
14
6:30 pm18:30

Mindful Soundscapes

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" There is a voice that doesn't use words. Listen."   Rumi

Mindful Soundscapes is a collaboration between mindfulness and meditation teacher Maya Nova and musician George Edgar (Molly and the Chromatic, Lakes).

Join us on this mindful co-creative exploration of music and meditation at the foot of Mt Vic in Kerr Street Artspace in Devonport to enjoy sweet sounds , deep relaxation and magnificent views of Auckland Skyline. This space is cosy and warm but please bring a blanket, a yoga mat if you have one and some cushions. Herbal tea will be served.

Both music and meditation have the capacity to open and expand our minds and hearts and let our spirits soar free.

Maya will be guiding the meditations and George will be layering the sounds - we will dive deep into presence, joy and creativity together - come play with us!

Cost: $20 - we want to be as inclusive as possible for this event so if price is the problem just contact us.