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Come and enjoy Yoga & Mindfulness practices ... cultivating the powers of awareness and kindness for living mindfully, at peace with self, others and all life. There's something for everyone whether you seek a self awareness, wellbeing, a resilient heart, a strong and flexible body and mind, or recovery from illness. Studio Mt Pleasant & Mackay City Heart.
Details of yoga and mindfulness classes & retreats below.
Mindfulness, A path to emotional resilience
Cultivating presence ... awareness deepens, clarity arises, wellbeing increases and our hearts awaken in compassion.
Being present and truly aware of our thoughts, feelings and actions we witness how these shape our life ... our work, relationships, home life and day to day experiences. But are we truly aware and do we take the time to cultivate awareness and crucial skills to live wisely and deeply.
You may find yourself moving from task to task, distracted at times, You may yearn for more meaning in life, more closeness with others. You may feel tossed about on the seas of life, emotions up and down, accepting this as "normal".
It has been said of this human condition that life contains 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows. It's understandable we can be sorely challenged navigating difficult life circumstances.
If this is your experience you may benefit from learning valuable skills to increase awareness and transform your life, skills to centre yourself, cultivate clarity and emotional resilience.
How Mindfulness Can Benefit Your Life
By becoming more aware we enhance our capacity to cope with life's challenges with greater dignity and grace. You will learn to nurture the following:
Deepening awareness of thoughts, you will cultivate consciousness, uncover insight, explore your values, find meaning, cultivate loving kindness thereby strengthening skills and confidence for living.
Cultivating a mindfulness practice enables you to let go focusing in unhelpful ways on past matters, future matters, desires, fears and expectations, returning to focus on being with 'what is' in the present.
This does not mean you stop reflecting and learning from the past or stop planning for the future, rather it enables greater clarity and a capacity to become present to the richness of each moment you are alive.
Mindfulness: Mindful Living Program & Retreats
You might like to learn and explore valuable Mindfulness practices in one or more of the following ways in a small group: (Details further below)
Enjoy coming together in a small group.
Mindfulness Retreats: Half & Full Day
Enjoy a rare and precious opportunity to have some time to yourself free of the pressure of responsibilities, demands and expectations, immersing in mindfulness:
Half Day: 7am - 11am. Fee: $85 inc vegan B'fast
Dates: 1st Sunday of the month
Full Day: 7am - 3pm. Fee: 165 inc vegan B'fast & Lunch
Dates: Winter: 2 June; Spring: 1 Sept; Summer: 1 Dec
Payment: Prepayment reserves a place for you.
Location: Mt Pleasant, Mackay, Qld
Mindful Living Program
A comprehensive program in Mindfulness, the guiding philosophy, of mindful meditation practices and living mindfully. Each session focuses on a different theme; opportunity for personal reflection and group discussion on integrating mindfulness into everyday life.
When: 5.30-7.30pm Tuesdays
Dates: 8 weeks commencing 6 August; 8 October
When: 2-4pm Saturdays
Dates: 8 weeks commencing 10 August; 12 October
Fee: 8 weekly sessions including manual and small group mentoring $350.
Payment: Deposit of $150 reserves a place for you. Balance payable first session. Payment Options.
Location: Mt Pleasant, Mackay, Qld
Introductory Workplace Sessions
There is a revolution sweeping the world and that revolution is mindfulness. The concept of mindfulness, the practices, the tools for living are being introduced in government and community organisations, from schools to business, to the army.
"I have learned mindfulness techniques before and your sessions have provided a depth which has enabled me to now use mindfulness more constructively. I appreciate your attentiveness and interest in people." Terry
"The program was very useful to help me re-evaluate my thinking and perceptions. It has given me tools to continue with into the future. A heartfelt thank you." Olivia, Teacher
"Every session was helpful, the information, the reflection, the discussion and the meditation practices and I use it in the classroom." Melissa, Teacher
"The program was excellent and very relevant to my needs. I found the various meditation practices very useful." K, Allied Health Worker
"I now accept myself." Sharon, Mother
"The program opened my eyes to how my mind functions. I have gained great insight into how my mind works and great tools for becoming more mindful in everyday life to find peace." anon
"Mindfulness has saved me. It was the best part of my recovery. I'm now working and life is on track. I continue the practice." anon
Others report: "As my practice develops and strengthens I experience deepen awareness, increasing personal insight, am less reactive, manage pain and stress, let go to more acceptance, have greater compassion for myself and others as well as feel generally more peaceful and happier."