Mastering Mindfulness: How do you Meditate Retreat (1/2 Day)

Following the successfully held retreat held here in Fontainebleau in November 2017, the next retreat will be:

Saturday 12 May 2018 13h to 17h

Although there is a large body of research on the benefits of meditation and many of us have tried it before, why have so many people given up on their meditation? This half-day interactive workshop will allow time for both practice and time for questions and answers (Q&A) from participants to ask the teacher difficulties they are (or had) encountering with their practice.

The outcomes from this interactive half day workshop will be:

  • finding your best sitting posture for meditation (whether on cushion or chair)
  • finding balance and stillness in this posture while learning techniques to minimise discomfort
  • following and attending to the breath – developing concentration and awareness
  • gaining an introduction into insight (vipassana) meditation
  • learning walking meditation
  • gaining an introduction into loving-kindness (metta) meditation
  • how to handle common problems typically encountered in your practice
  • tips and techniques of practically applying and INTEGRATING your meditation into your everyday life and work.

The overall objective of this workshop is to provide you with the necessary tools you need to start and maintain an essential daily mindfulness practice both at home and at work.

This half day workshop is appropriate for:

  • people who have little or no meditation experience but would like to learn
  • for those who are independently doing meditation through various phone apps but need some guidance on how to maintain their practice,
  • for seasoned meditators who do not have the time to do a long term retreat, who would like to deepen their practice and meet a network of meditators in the community.

About the teacher:

This workshop will be led by Ed Niembro. Ed is an accredited meditation teacher with International Meditation Teachers Association (IMTA) and accredited yoga teacher. Ed is currently INSEAD’s resident meditation instructor running the mindfulness meditation sessions for staff and students.

Ed has been practicing insight (vipassana) meditation for over 20 years. Ed has seven years of targeted experience of bringing mindfulness meditation and yoga into a corporate environment across Asia and Europe. Having worked as a Principal sustainability specialist on challenging and contentious large projects across the world, Ed now works with staff (both within corporate and community organisations) on bringing mindfulness into their workplace to improve mental health and working relationships with colleagues and clients.

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