Meditation.

Whether you’re stressed, anxious or just wanting to learn how to build concentration and focus join us to learn simple, powerful meditation techniques for the modern world.

No matter what tradition you train in the universal goal of meditation is to study the mind and sustain attention on any chosen target.

As you start to interrupt the habitual procession of thoughts you will start to have space to see first hand the mechanics of your own thinking, of your habits patterns and biases and gain a deeper understanding into who you really are and your relationships the environment.

In this hour long class we will be focusing on three types of mindfulness meditation - mindfulness breathing, walking meditation and loving kindness.

Zen Meditation.

Zen Buddhism is a profound philosophy that counters much of what we’re taught in the west.

In western society, we tend to think that we’ll find happiness once we reach certain goals. However, Zen says that happiness doesn’t come from any outside achievements. True inner peace comes from within.

The key, according to Zen, is to let go of attachments and embrace living fully in the present moment.

It’s certainly an outlook on life that we all could benefit from, no matter your religion or race.

The Science behind Meditation.

Recent studies show that during meditation brain scans see increased activity in regions directly correlated to decreased anxiety and depression and increases in pain tolerance. Further more the studies show reduced activity in default mode network; this is network used in self related thinking and mind wandering and has been found to improve memory, self-awareness and goal setting.

Meditation reduces feelings of negative mood, tension, sadness and anger. It also “physically changes” our brain shape and size. Studies found that after eight weeks of a meditation program grey matter of a brain is more dense in areas associated with learning, memory processing and emotional regulation and decreased in areas which deal with stress, blood pressure and fear.

Commonly Asked Questions:

If you haven’t practiced before please come 15 mins prior to class for an introduction.

We have no specific dress code, however we suggest wearing something you feel comfortable to sit in whether jeans or workout clothes. Since we ask you to remove your shoes at the door, bring some cozy socks or feel free to go barefoot. Suits or skirts are also welcome.

We exist to make meditation accessible to everyone. With that in mind, we have chairs, cushions for you to choose from. If you are concerned about being comfortable during the session, please call us to discuss further options.

We sit for 3 blocks, each 15 minutes long with a walking meditation in between. You will be guided though a mindfulness meditation to start the first block.

Introductory Class for Free.

Book an Appointment Call (02) 9907 9687