Unlike other animals, human beings spend a lot of time thinking about what is not going on around them, contemplating events that happened in the past, might happen in the future or will never happen at all!
In fact, ‘stimulus-independent’ thought our ‘mind wandering’ appears to be the brain’s default mode of operation.
‘I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.’ – Mark Twain.
This is where mindfulness and meditation can help, understanding that the mind can be our greatest ally or our ruthless destroyer. Formal ‘meditation practice’ lays the foundation for getting in control of thoughts, working and toning the muscle of focus and concentration. The ‘real thing’ is taking this practice into our lives, living moment by moment, showing up in our body and in our mind – this is mindfulness.
Join us for this workshop to see how combining meditation and mindfulness can be used as a powerful tool. You can participate online via Zoom or in-person at the studio.
- Understand the difference between mindfulness and meditation
- Look into the history of meditation and mindfulness practices
- Try them out and see how they might fit into your life
- Bring a new dimension to your physical practice
- Discover new tools for dealing with the ups and downs of life
- Leave the workshop feeling calm, grounded and present
Katie is a Lumi trained yoga teacher and draws her passion for Baptiste power vinyasa yoga into her classes, workshops and trainings whether it be power, yin or pregnancy.
Baptiste yoga keeps inspiring Katie on the mat and in her life. Whilst the asana practice and inquiry provides a roadmap for her life, there is also the meditative part of the methodology, the turning in, that cultivates a deeper listening. This has become a strong practice for Katie, particularly over the past 18 months, a practice of getting in touch her inner dialogue, creating a relationship with the present moment and treating herself with compassion and without judgement.
‘My mindfulness practice gives me emotional resilience and a feeling of peace when I’m dealing with all that life throws my way.’