My first informal introduction to meditation, about 10 years ago, was pranayama (breath control exercises) which formed part of the exercises in a remedial yoga class I was taking to aid in the rehabilitation of a slipped disc in my lower back. I was using the pranayama techniques together with gentle asanas (postures).
Although I didn’t recognise it as meditation at the time, the high concentration and single‑pointed focus required, would prove to be my introduction to formal meditation.
I was so intrigued by the personal changes taking place within, that I booked myself into a yoga and meditation retreat at the Satyananda Yoga Ashram. The person who left that retreat one week later would never be the same again.
In 2007 I completed the Meditation Facilitator’s Certificate at Nature Care College on Sydney’s north shore under the guidance of Louise Gilmore.*
Since then I have explored and practiced many techniques from various traditions:
- from mantra workshops,
- drumming circles and vipassana (silent retreat),
- to sufi dancing and walking the labyrinth!
I have received meditation instruction and teachings from wise Rishi’s of the Yogic traditions, Western teachers such as Jon Kabat-Zinn and Tibetan masters such as Sogyal Rinpoche and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
I regularly attend meditation retreats and workshops to keep connected with the wisdom teachings and practices. I also attend conferences and seminars such as Happiness and its Causes, and Mind and its Potential, to keep myself informed in the latest meditation research coming out of both the East and the West.
Meditation has been a profound gift in my life and it is my privilege to be able to share my experience with you.
If you would like to know more about Meditation or have questions you would like answered, please Contact Me, I will be very pleased to speak with you.