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Mindfulness Meditation Classes
Experience The Transformative Power Of Mindfulness First Hand
Take 60 minutes off together with like-minded people to deepen the contact with yourself and come in contact with your natural intelligence and intuition.
Mindfulness Meditation Classes in Auckland
Give Yourself a Break to Relax & Rejuvenate
Deepen the contact within together with like-minded people in a beautiful setting
DURATION: 1 Hour
FOR BOTH BEGINNERS & MORE ADVANCED: Yes
SUITABLE FOR ALL AGE GROUPS: Yes
WHEN: Starts Monday 5 June 2023 and then weekly
WHERE: Auckland CBD
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DESCRIPTION: Four Mindfulness classes with guided gentle mindfulness meditation exercises in accord with current poly-vagal and neuroscientific findings.
In the sessions we are sitting on chairs in a air-conditioned comfortable room. If you prefer to sit on a mat or a cushion, just bring your own.
Mindfulness helps us develop a new relationship to ourselves and our inner lives. It is a way of being, bringing increased awareness to all aspects of our lives; more presence, increased curiosity and acceptance of life circumstances.
Mindfulness trains us to recognise we have a choice of where to put our attention and to recognise when we are becoming trapped in unhelpful thinking.
There is no right or wrong in mindfulness. You bring to the practice your intention, attention and the attitude of giving it your best shot.Your inner life of thoughts and feelings is the material you have to work with so there is no comparing or striving to get it right.
Allowing everything to be as it is
The more you cultivate the awareness of allowing everything be as it is, the quicker you come to a state of calm acceptance, free flow of your life experiences and begin to observe thoughts and feelings as a curious scientist rather than judging good or bad.
In turn, the more you drop expectations and allow yourself to come in contact with simply being, you will automatically begin to relax more mentally and physically.
When we give up striving, grasping and trying it is enormously freeing. More spaciousness opens up inside of us to be present to each and every moment in a new and vivid way. Over time, with regular practice we find we are more aware of the sensations in our bodies and thoughts and feelings as they naturally arise, shift and change all throughout the day. We become more anchored in the body and more present in the moment.
Be open and curious and kind to yourself
Mindfulness isn’t about not thinking, it’s about observing our thoughts and feelings and over time, becoming more aware of underlying patterns that are often fixed and robotic.
Give up knowing anything about mindfulness or meditation and come to the practices with a beginners mind. This way you will be receptive to whatever experience arises in the moment without referencing the past or the future. if you have never done this before. It is a refreshing approach to life and brings you more fully into the present moment in a vivid way. It cultivates a curiosity about life itself.
If you’ve never been to a mindfulness meditation class before, this is an ideal place to start. There will be guided instructions suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners.
The classes are held by Rita Riccola who is one of New Zealand’s leading mindfulness trainers.
Including an Eight Week Mindfulness Online Course
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“Thank you, this wonderful experience, which is now forever a regular practice in my life”.Susan H
About Being Present
Being present releases us from the grip of anxious thinking, worrying, telling ourselves often scary stories about what might or could happen. Being present brings us in contact with a vibrant state of being engaged and connected to life itself and we recognise how much of our life we have missed with the endless habit of thinking. It is a deeply satisfying and balancing feeling to be fully present.
Mindfulness ‘teaches’ us how thoughts and feelings affect our state of being and how we are able to train ourselves, intentionally, to observe the activity of the mind without becoming entrapped and start believing every thought the mind produces or be swept away by every emotion felt.
It doesn’t matter if you never meditated or done one mindfulness exercise in your life, these classes are for anyone who are moved to start learning meditation and mindfulness to improve focus, mental resilience and find more emotional and mental balance in their life.
Benefits such as:
- Decreased stress and anxiety
- Better sleep
- Better self-management
- Less reactivity
- Improved mental resilience
- Increased self-awareness
- Better memory
- Increased attention and focus
- Better conflict resolution skills
are common and expectable result from regular mindfulness practice.
“Thank you for offering this course, it has been a blessing in my life.”Nicky M.
Cost for 4 classes is $120 NZD including the 8 week online course (value $39 USD).
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“With Mindfulness training you are not adding to your knowledge in the
traditional sense – you are in fact removing some of the mental clutter
that is holding you back from being naturally mindful and in a state of
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About the Trainer
Rita Riccola is one of New Zealand’s leading mindfulness trainers with 28 yrs experience of meditation and mindfulness. She is regularly running courses in mindfulness for professionals and anyone who want to learn these empowering techniques.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY ABOUT RITA’s 2 DAY COURSE
“Rita is a fabulous facilitator – she made us feel extremely comfortable, was open minded and encouraged us all to share from our diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. I came away with many very practical, easy to use exercises …Thank you Rita for gifting me such a wonderful and enjoyable afternoon of learning”.Louise Dore, Auckland
“I found Rita’s expert and gentle facilitating a wonderful way to explore mindfulness personally, whilst also guiding me to share mindfulness with others”.Suzanne Henwood, Auckland
“ Thank you for offering this course, it has been a blessing in my life.”
Nicky M, Gold Coast
“ I’ve learnt that you can choose to change. The interaction between participants was especially valuable”
Evidence based results from around the world continue to show that the regular practise of Mindfulness has ongoing benefits for physical and mental health. Research over the past few decades has found that Mindfulness training helps to;
Relieve Anxiety & Stress
In our fast paced lives, where we rush from one demand to another, there is very little time or space to stop and pause. Mindfulness offer the tools needed to connect with our inner intelligence, where we can access natural calmness beneath the busy minds.
Let go of Anger & Frustration
Coming in contact with your direct experience in the mindful state allows us to become familiar with the patterns that direct our lives; our thoughts, emotions and reactions.
& NEGATIVE THINKING
Pain is an inevitable part of being human but suffering is optional. In Mindfulness we learn how to manage our thoughts and emotions instead of letting emotions and thoughts manage us.
STOP INNER CHATTER
Aimless thinking and inner chatter is draining our energy and clouding over the present moment. One of the most common benefits from regular Mindfulness training is greater mental clarity and a new sense of inner peace.
Have Better Sleep
To be able stop incessant thinking and worrying is one of the great benefits of Mindfulness and it makes it easier to sleep in and have unbroken sleep throughout the night.
STOP LIVING IN THE PAST
Mindfulness practices increasingly bring you more into the present with the growing awareness that going over the past keeps you stuck in the past.
ALL CLASSES – DATES AND LOCATIONS
If you want to shift a class just find a date and location that suits you and show up or email email@example.com if you have any questions,
AUCKLAND CBD (100 Greys Avenue)
Monday 7 November 7.00pm
Monday 14 November 7.00pm
Monday 21 November 7.00pm
Monday 28 November 7.00pm
No dates at the moment
NORTH SHORE (Albany Community Hub, 575 Albany Highway)
Tuesday 8 November 7.00pm
Tuesday 15 November 7.00pm
Tuesday 22 November 7.00pm
Tuesday 29 November 7.00pm