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Meditation 

Discover how to take care of your emotional and mental well-being.  Learn the basics of posture, breathing technique, self awareness and more.

Meditation Workshops

Now Online 

Crystal Meditation Workshops

See below

Available soon 

Crystals in the Home Workshop


Introduction into Mindfulness Meditation Workshops are usually for 2 hours.  You will be guided through the basics which include:-

posture, breathing, 

concentration and counting breath,

observing breath, awareness of physical self, intention,

home practice, setting your goal, 

and keeping a journal. 

Workshops are done sitting in a chair.  Outside workshops may be done sitting on the ground, where specified (mats will be provided).


***Online Crystal Meditation Workshops

Enhance Your Life with Crystals - Body

Saturday 11th July 2020

10 am - 1 pm.

You will focus on each of the 7 energy centres allowing crystal energy to bring your body into balance. 

During this 3 hours workshop you will learn where the energy centres are located; learn the functions of the energy centres; gain some knowledge on the crystals; meditate/work with a crystal on each energy centre. 


***Enhance your Life with Crystals - Spirit

Saturday 8th August 2020

10 am - 1pm.

Enhance your life with crystals learning how to expand your awareness and higher consciousness using crystal energy. You will understand the mind, body and spirit connection; learn how crystals expand your awareness; meditate/work with crystals to connect to your higher self

***For both Body and Spirit online workshops, an information pack and crystals will be posted to you prior to the date of the workshop. The Zoom log in information is also provided. Full payment of £40 is required by BACS payable in advance to secure your place. Places are limited. 


Postponed - due to Government Restrictions

Crystal Meditation for Beginners Workshop

 2 hours meditation at Batsford Arboretum, 

Moreton-in-Marsh, Cotswolds. 

20th March  2019 

at 11 am -1 pm 

This 2 hour workshop is aimed at those who want to learn how to enhance and deepen their meditation practice.  It is also for those who are interested in crystals and would like to experience meditation for the first time and feel its benefits amplified by crystal energy.

The workshop will take place in the Education Centre where you will:-

Learn how Crystal Energy works.

Meditate with various Crystals.

Understand the importance of Grounding and what Crystals to use.

Be provided with detailed information on the Crystals used in the workshop. 

Choose a Crystal to take home.

The workshop is £30 which includes admission to the Arboretum. 

Please note this is a seated meditation workshop. The group will meet at the Admissions Desk at 10.45 am. 

Pre-booking is essential - to book call Arboretum Admissions Desk 

on 01386 701441. 


Postponed - due to Government Restrictions

Rose Quartz Meditations Workshop

Saturday 2nd May 

10.30 am - 3.30 pm

A workshop dedicated to the Heart centre. 

Rose Quartz is one of the finest meditation crystals as it subtly lifts your heart centre to higher frequencies and reminds us of the importance of self care. 

When a Rose Quartz is used in our meditation practice it can remind us of the love all around us and  brings us into more sincere love towards our self and others. 


Using a Rose Quartz crystal you will meditate to feel its gentle vibration as it focuses on your heart centre.  

Information will be provided along with a Rose Quartz crystal heart to take home.  A non-refundable deposit of £20 to be paid at time of booking. Remainder of £20 to be paid 7 days before workshop. Vegetarian lunch, herbal teas are included.

Numbers are limited.


To be rescheduled. Postponed due to Government Restrictions. "Remember Who You are" Inspirational Painting Workshop

on Thursday 21st May 

at 10 am - 3 pm

An alternative date of Saturday 30th May is also available. 

We will create an inspirational landscape filled with dreams, wishes and desires. A place where we can retreat. 

Join me on this creative journey.....

You will learn; how to create from within from your heart; to connect to that creative inner spirit; to let go, to focus on the process; to layer and make interesting marks; to use/work with crystals in your artwork.

Demonstrations and guidance will be given. 

This will be an outdoor workshop. 

An alternative date of Saturday 30th May is available. 

Includes all art materials, vegetarian lunch, refreshments and healthy snacks. Cost £45. A non-refundable deposit of £25 is required at time of booking. 6 places available. 


Meditation Online

1 hour meditation session, which includes breathing techniques, grounding and guided meditation.


Weekly Guided Meditation 

via Zoom

Mondays 10-11 am

Thursdays 3-4 pm

Contact Karen for more information.


Also 

Fortnightly Crystal Meditation 

via Zoom

Tuesdays 8-9 pm

26th May

every 2 weeks thereafter

Contact Karen for more information


Postponed due to Government Restrictions. 

Meditation Groups are local to Kinver. These are monthly.  You can attend the group whether you are a beginner or you practise regularly, being part of a group encourages regular practice. 


Group practice gives you support and keeps you motivated to continue your meditation at home. 


One to One Meditation is available, by appointment.


Beginners Meditation 

Discover how to take care of your emotional and mental well being

by learning to meditate within a group environment.  Being part of a group gives you added support, increased confidence, assurance and motivation to succeed.

By using breathing techniques and understanding the importance of correct posture you will be able you to practice at home. 

The session finishes with a relaxing guided meditation. 

Tea and biscuits are available to ensure you are fully grounded before you leave.

Monthly Monday Morning Group 

9.30 am at Kinver

These are postponed due to Government restrictions.


Tuesday Monthly Evening Group

7-8pm at Kinver, arrive at 6.45pm

These are postponed due to Government Restrictions.

 

Morning Meditation at National Trust Rock Houses, Kinver 

for 6 weeks starting in 

June 2021. Dates to follow. 

A rare opportunity to learn to meditate with far reaching views of the local countryside. 

This 6 weeks of Morning Meditation will allow you to fully understand what is Mindfulness, the health benefits of meditation, the importance of posture/seating position, breathing techniques, grounding and awareness of the physical self. You will start with short meditations building your confidence and ability to practice at home. (Each session is varied and taken as a single session  will give you an insight into meditation). However, taking more than 1 session or indeed all 6 will give you a greater foundation. 

£10 per session which includes tea/coffee at the café. 

Please call National Trust direct on 03442 491895 or go to 

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events









Benefits of Meditation


Meditation is the tool to renew our mind, body and soul. 

When you meditate you increase self awareness,

increase focus and discipline, 

reduce stress and anxiety, 

increase emotional stability, 

increase memory and helps you think more clearly. 

You also become physically healthier;

lowered heart rates, 

lowered blood pressure. 

Improved sleep. 









Buddha was once asked "What have you gained from meditation?".  He replied "Nothing!  However let me tell you what I have lost: Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Insecurity, Fear of old age and Death". 

Time to Re-Connect

When we meditate we choose to re-connect with ourselves.  

What my Meditation Workshop clients are saying

Workshop was very good.  I believe that today has given me the belief that I can do this.  T

Very well explained and relaxed. S

Thank you, a great incentive to take it further.  K

Understand more about being in the moment.  H.

Good value for an introduction.  K

Wonderful morning.  Feeling calmer and energised.  JF.

Wonderful few hours.  KG. 




How much time should I Meditate?

When you first start to meditate 5-10 minutes per day is a good start.  Then begin to increase to 20 minutes per day if you can.  Shorter regular meditation is more beneficial than 30-60 minutes once a week. 

Try to keep to a regular time if possible.

Incorporate meditation into your daily life as you would eat nourishing food and regular exercise. 


Old Zen Adage "You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes every day - unless your too busy: then you should sit for an hour". 



Myths of Meditation

1.  You do not have to sit on the floor in the Lotus position.

2. You do not have to say "Omm" unless you want to.

3. It is time to re-connect with yourself not disconnect, there is no pressure.

4. No one will criticise or judge you, you can simply sit and breathe.

5. It does not have to be a spiritual practice, it is your choice. 

History of Meditation

The exact date is not known, however it is believed to have been around for about 5,000 years. 


1966 Deepak Chopra and David Simon founded the Chopra Centre for Wellbeing. 


On 8th August 2014  Deepak Chopra was involved in arranging the largest meditation gathering in history when over 100,000 people from nearly every country in the world came together to meditate for peace.