Online Meditation Courses
& Workshops

LEARN TO MEDITATE

A 6 WEEK BEGINNERS MEDITATION COURSE  

A 4 HOUR BEGINNERS WORKSHOP, 

- OR A GUIDED MEDITATION / iREST 6 WEEK COURSE

Learn to Meditate 6 Week Beginners Course

 

Sept 10th - Oct 22nd, Thursdays 7.30pm - 8.45pm

In person venue TBC or online via zoom

 

A 6 week course to train you in a wide range of meditation techniques & including pranayama (breathing practices / movement of Prana) & mudras (which can support your meditation practise)

Week One: Using the breath to overcome distractions.

Week Two: Creative visualisations

Week Three: Mantras for meditation

Week Four: Heart Focused & Expansiveness meditation

Week Five: Candle Flame & Walking Meditation

Week Six: iRest Yoga Nidra guided meditation.

What will this course with Simon do for me?

People who meditate regularly report benefits including - ​Feeling more energised, Improved focus and concentration, Increased creativity, productivity, performance , Reduced levels of anxiety and stress, Reduced feelings of being overwhelmed, Being less reactive and more responsive, Increased patience, intuition and empathy, A clearer mind, Improved decision making, A greater perspective in life, Becoming more resilient to challenges in relationships and life, Feeling more centred and happy, Improved self awareness, Expanded consciousness, More balance in life
improved self-discipline and encourages other positive habits i.e. exercise, diet changes, reading).

 

In addition - people practising yoga nidra / guided meditation experience: Decreased stress, anxiety, fear and depression, Improved sleep and decreased insomnia, An ability to better manage chronic and acute pain, Healthier interpersonal relations, Heightened energy levels
Improved sense of control, More confidence and joy in their lives, A greater sense of peace and well-being.

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There are so many different meditation techniques that it can be confusing. We will explore a number of the key practices so that you can find the right one for you. 
Once you find the right practise, meditation practise becomes easier too sustain and when you practise regularly, you start to reap the many benefits.

"I was looking for a short introduction on how to meditate and Simon's " Learn to meditate workshop" was wonderful. I learned a lot with 6 other lovely people. The location was lovely. Simon was very thorough in his approach. I'd highly recommend the workshop to anyone starting out on their meditation journey" Gerard D


"The meditation workshop was the perfect escape and antidote to today's busy life. It was a great way to deepen my knowledge of meditation and try some new forms of meditation, and learn how to better practice meditation at home. I came away feeling refreshed, revived and absolutely centered" Talya S

 

Do you have difficulty sitting still to meditate?
I will share posture secrets as well as practices that can help to quieten our mind prior to meditation i.e. pranayama practices (breathing & the movement of prana) and the use of mudras too.

 

Have you tried to meditate previously and then given up?
...or have you meant to start but haven't managed to yet? 
I will share with you the tools, hints and tips that can help you overcome the many obstacles that can stop us from meditating.


We will be sitting on chairs or the floor on cushions / supports, whatever you prefer.

There is also an online resource to support you after the afternoon and there will be time for group reflection, questions, discussions, stretching

Suitable for? Anyone, of any age, background or religion. 

Price £TBC
What to bring: Just yourself.

Learn to Meditate - 4 hour afternoon beginners workshop 

"I was looking for a short introduction on how to meditate and Simon's workshop was wonderful. I learned a lot with 6 other lovely people. The location was lovely. Simon was very thorough in his approach. I'd highly recommend the course to anyone starting out on their meditation journey" - Gerard D

"The meditation workshop was the perfect escape and antidote to today's busy life. It was a great way to deepen my knowledge of meditation and try some new forms of meditation, and learn how to better practice meditation at home. I came away feeling refreshed, revived and absolutely centered" 

- Talya S

Next learn to meditate Beginners Workshop -

Saturday afternoon Oct 24th 2pm - 6pm

In person at Yogaloft or online via zoom 

£TBC

About this meditation workshop / course :

We are delighted to offer this Beginners "Learn to meditate" workshop, suitable for anyone interested in learning about meditation, or for those with some previous experience, seeking a refresher.

"The meditation workshop was the perfect escape and antidote to today's busy life. It was a great way to deepen my knowledge of meditation and try some new forms of meditation, and learn how to better practice meditation at home. I came away feeling refreshed, revived and absolutely centered" Talya S

During this workshop we will experience a range of different meditation practices : including how to use the breath to overcome distractions, meditation using mantras, visualisations, expansiveness meditation plus iRest yoga nidra (which includes body scanning and breath sensing - which is a 30 minute lying down guided meditation at the end).

Do you have difficulty sitting still to meditate?

We will explore different gentle exercises that can help us sit more comfortably to meditate, practices that can help to quieten our mind prior to meditation i.e. pranayama practices (breathing & the movement of prana) and the use of mudras too.
Have you tried to meditate previously and then given up?
...or have you meant to start but haven't managed to yet? 
I will share with you the tools, hints and tips that can help you overcome the many obstacles that can stop us from meditating. We will be sitting on chairs or the floor on cushions / supports, whatever you prefer.
There is also an online resource to support you after the afternoon.

Guided Meditation / iRest 6 Week Course - Ideal for everyone whether you are a beginner to meditation or more experienced.

"A practical and meaningful meditation course which gives you the tools to remain both calm and focused in response to life's challenges. I particularly liked the insights I gained into the connections between my physical and emotional responses and how being aware of this can be helpful"    Sara D

"This guided meditation / iRest course provides you with tools to help you relax deeply, release stress, increase resiliency, improve your interpersonal relationships and provide you with greater mastery and control in your life" 

 

Oct 29th - Dec 3rd, Thursdays 7.30pm - 8.45pm

Online via zoom or at my home studio in West Hampstead, your choice.

Book a course here

 

This guided meditation course also known as iRest is a research backed practise that teaches tools that can be used to to deeply calm the nervous system, develop a strong sense of well being, peace and skillfully deal with challenging situations throughout daily life including: coping with daily stress, resolving trauma, decreasing depression and anxiety, relieving chronic pain, improving sleep. 

Check out the latest research here https://www.irest.org/irest-research

 

At the beginning of this practise, you are actively encouraged to lie down, (but you can sit if you wish to) and get as comfortable as you can. What follows is then a guided process of relaxation and self inquiry where you become increasingly aware of your physical body including your breath and inner world. You will likely experience yourself in a level of consciousness somewhere between being fully awake and sleeping and it is possible to lose the sense that one is separate from others and to tap into an unshakable sense of interconnectedness to all of life.

 

Through its practise, it teaches you to carefully investigate the nature of the beliefs that you hold about yourself, as well as to integrate feelings, emotions and thoughts both positive and negative in order to recognise your true nature, your underlying peace of mind and equanimity that is always present amidst all the changing circumstances of life. This meditative practise shows that finding inner peace is not some closed secret but open to everyone who is interested in finding it.


There are 10 steps to this meditation practise and each week we focus on key elements building up to a full practise in the 6th week. At the beginning of each session we will explore different aspects of the practise in more detail and there will be time for discussions and questions and every week there will also be a practise.

People who practise iRest yoga nidra report:

*reduced depression, fear and anxiety

*greater ability to relax and enjoy life

*reduced insomnia and levels of stress

*improved interpersonal relations

*reduced chronic and acute pain

*increased inner peace and well being

Cost = £70

*Includes the 6 week course

*iRest Manual 

*Six mp3 meditations recorded in class for use at home or on the move

Teacher : Simon Hoten

Suitable for? 
Everyone is welcome, including beginners and those more experienced in meditation. This is not a physical yoga class. All participants either lie on the ground, on a yoga mat and blanket ( with optional bolster cushions /support under your knees and / or a blanket under your head) or you can sit in a chair on the sofa.

Location : Online via zoom

Meditationwithsimonhoten

West Hampstead

London

simon@yoga360.co.uk

 

Tel: 07984 613826

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