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Mindful Living

Life can be pretty challenging at times, and it’s hard to find balance in an imbalanced world. Nearly three decades of practicing yoga and mindfulness have brought me enormous rewards, allowing me to navigate some pretty rough waters, ultimately emerging stronger and lighter from each challenge.

I am pleased to share this experience by offering a nine-session mindfulness course, called Mindful Living, which is modeled on the format of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, and strongly influenced by the tradition and teachings of my teacher, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.

This course is an invitation to move towards greater balance, peace and participation in life through a more conscious awareness of our attitudes, feelings and impulses. Our sessions may involve working with stress, burnout, pain, illness and the many other challenges and demands of everyday life, according to the needs of the group.

Through this course you will be introduced to a variety of simple meditation and movement practices designed to cultivate presence and awareness. Practices include sitting meditation, body awareness, yoga and the ten mindful movements, as well as group discussions and a range of informal meditation exercises.

The classes are ecumenical, and appropriate for people of all ages and backgrounds, including those coping with stress, chronic pain and illness, mild depression, anxiety and panic disorders, sleep disturbances, digestive problems, fatigue, heart trouble, high blood pressure and headaches. Mindfulness supports us as individuals, and also supports and benefits the work of teachers, therapists and other caregivers.

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DATES:

Free Information Session & Orientation – Thursday 4 December (19:00 – 20:30)

Evening classes on Thursday 11, 18 December, 2, 9, 16 January 8, 15, 22, 29 from 19:00 – 21:30

Saturday 7 February – Half-day mindfulness retreat 12:30-18 (bring a picnic lunch)

and the final session will be on Thursday 12 February from 19:00 – 21:30

INFO SESSION & COURSE VENUE: Inspiration Yoga Centre – 55 Rue Alphonse Renard, 1050 Brussels

COST: 260 euro, which includes:

– Eight classes of 2.5 hours
– Course and additional reading materials, selected poems
– Audio recordings with guided meditations
– A 5.5 hour (half-day) mindfulness retreat

* Concessions available for students and the unemployed

For more information or to register, please contact susan.hopkinson@me.com or 0473 26 99 90