• How to Cultivate a Mindfulness Meditation Practice

    When: Saturday 27 May 2017 @ 1pm - 4pm
    Where: Kindred Movement | Rear of 96 Nicholson St Abbotsford 
    Investment: $60 drop in rate | $55 KM member rate
    Bookings: http://bit.ly/mindfulness0517

    Join Hugh Lee on a 3 hour introduction on how to cultivate a mindfulness meditation practice. Hugh has over 15 years experience and has personally used Meditation to heal from depression and manage anxiety (full bio below). 

    Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.

    While mindfulness is innate, it can be cultivated through proven techniques, particularly seated, walking, standing, and moving meditation; short pauses we insert into everyday life; and merging meditation practice with other activities, such as yoga or sports.

    When we meditate it doesn’t help to fixate on the benefits, but rather to just do the practice, and yet there are benefits or no one would do it. When we’re mindful, we reduce stress, enhance performance, gain insight and awareness through observing our own mind, and increase our attention to others’ well-being.

    Mindfulness meditation gives us a time in our lives when we can suspend judgment and unleash our natural curiosity about the workings of the mind, approaching our experience with warmth and kindness—to ourselves and others.

    What you'll explore:
    - ways to create and sustain an ongoing personal Mindfulness Meditation practice.
    - ways we can work with the mind to cultivate self awareness and learn to be in the present moment 

    What you'll come away with:
    - practical life skills/tools you can easily incorporate daily to manage anxiety, stressful situations and challenging emotions 

    All are welcome, no experience is necessary just an openness to learn and grow. 
    Hugh is an experienced Yoga Teacher who started teaching in 2008, he is a graduate of the Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching, 2 year, 1000 hour course founded by Leigh Blashki, Melbourne. He began assisting and co-teaching with his mentor Andrew Mournehis on Yoga retreats overseas and locally. In 2013, Hugh trained in Yin Yoga with Paul and Suzee Grilley, and in 2015 trained with Sarah Powers “Insight Yoga” Yin Teacher Training

    Hugh takes a therapeutic Chinese Medicine and Mindfulness meditative approach in his teachings. He has used these as tools for healing from depression, adrenal fatigue, and digestive issues.
    Hugh says…”I came to Yoga and Meditation in 2002 through personal crisis suffering from depression and anxiety. I’m a life-long student of Yoga and Meditation which I believe are inspiring tools for cultivating self awareness of our habitual mental patterns. Yoga & Mindfulness provide us with practical skills to manage anxiety, mental and emotional imbalances…” 
    You will find Hugh specialising in teaching Yin Yoga and Meditation classes, he facilitates Yin Yoga & Meditation workshops, overseas & local retreats and Yin Yoga teacher trainings in Australia