Meditation Classes & Courses

MEDITATION CLASSES & COURSES

Meditation classes and courses for all levels available in studio and online. 100 hour meditation and mindfulness teacher training online and in studio events.    

AUTHENTIC METHODS

We draw on authentic tantric and sutric systems and traditions, while making them accessible for all levels. We apply the sutric philosophy of the eight limbs of yoga alongside tantric methods such as visualisation and mantra.     

WHY MEDITATE?

Research is showing that by directing our attention and thoughts we can significantly impact and change the brain’s development.

The brain contains billions of neurons that are constantly rewiring themselves depending on how you interact with our environment.

The concept of self-directed neuroplasticity means that we are in control of your own evolution, and responsible for the shape and function that the brain takes on.

During sustained concentration we exercise the attentional networks of the brain which strengthens those neural networks, explaining the findings mentioned above that show meditation’s ability to change your brain’s structure.

Meditation will produce some immediate changes, but re-wiring of states into more permanent traits takes consistent effort.

PRANAYAMA-BREATH CONTROL

Yoga states that the breath fires the mind, and by controlling the breath we control the mind. If the mind is agitated it becomes impossible to hold it still enough to focus it at will, and learning to control and suspend the respiration is a major step towards taking control of the mind.

PRATYAHARA-MENTAL CLEANSING

The next step on the path of yoga meditation is understanding that subconsciously the senses are being constantly bombarded with information through sound, sight, smell, taste and touch. If we are not aware of this process our attention is always being distracted by the mental impressions left by previous memories attached to the senses, such as a memory triggered by a smell.

DHARANA

Dharana is the sixth limb of the eight limbs of yoga, and is the ability to hold the mind steady for prolonged periods. Without the previous steps we would lack the self control to achieve this level.

DHYANA

Dhyana means to meditate and is the culmination of the ability to hold the mind still for long periods. It can be expressed as no distinction between the act of meditation and the meditator. The meditator is unaware of the act of meditation which will happen spontaneously. It is usually only recognised once the meditator emerges of out this state.

SAMADHI

Samadhi is surrendering to and being fully absorbed into an object which shines back unmodified. This means the object of meditation is free from mental modifications, or our concept of what the object may be based on past thoughts.

MEDITATION CLASSES

We have meditation and pranayama classes throughout the week for all levels and abilities. The classes use traditional techniques including visualisation, mudras, bandhas, mantra etc, and are a staged process which enables the student to reach deep states of concentration.

Martin Thompson.

CONTACT MARTIN

  • Call Martin on: 07787357306
  • Email: askyogadharma@protonmail.com

COURSES AVAILABLE

Pocket Yoga Teacher

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