Retreats at Gaia House with various teachers from different traditions.
The teachings have been of great value in managing my mind/emotions amidst the challenges and have enhanced my appreciation of this life and the interconnected world. Having spent many years practicing and learning this ancient knowledge it feels like a natural progression to pass it on and find it infused through my yoga classes.
Mindfulness practice and meditation practice/retreats in the Theravada (Buddhism) Thai Forest Tradition have infused my attitude towards life for over 20 years as they continue to now. This practice preceded my introduction to and subsequent teaching of yoga. In fact, the teachings have always influenced my approach, particularly around the qualities of compassion, allowing and spaciousness.
Mindfulness provides perspective and creates possibilities of viewing situations differently, enabling us to respond more effectively. Furthermore and most importantly it teaches a sense of holistic caring/compassion.
The use of Mindfulness in the professional/health community is still relatively new and as such a consistency of quality and content will benefit the recipients of the teachings and help to engender a positive reputation towards the courses themselves, thus creating fertile conditions for continued growth in helping humanity at large.