Akanista Mindfulness in partnership with Cushman & Wakefield, London
Nicola, CEO Maia Luxury.
“I felt fantastic. So much more grounded and this was a massive lesson in dealing with stressful situations. They have something really special about them.”
Whether wanting to learn meditation, finding more calm, happiness and resilience to face new challenges; ability to concentrate and enjoy tasks at hand, this course will introduce you to the practice of mindfulness, meditation and art of living.
Mindfulness has been scientifically proven to help boost satisfaction, efficiency and overall performance at work. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Reduce stress and anxiety
Increase productivity and creativity
Recharge your body and mind
Improve sleeping/waking patterns
Develop a better understanding of yourself and others
Re-discover a positive mindset
DATES & TIMES
6-week course: Tuesdays, 14 May, 21 May, 28 May, 4 June, 11 June, 18 June
Time: 17:30 – 18:30
Suzy, Editor of Psychologies Magazine.
“I have been meditating every day since we met Karuna!”
The course is led by Karuna Priya, a former Buddhist monk and Nitima Priya, a Holistic Counsellor and Meditation teacher. Both of them have collectively over 30 years of meditation experience in various branches of Buddhism. Before moving to London, Karuna had spent 15 years in monasteries in Thailand and Sri Lanka.
The course is developed from the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, inspired by the works of Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn of University of Massachusetts Medical School with MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) and Dr Mark Williams of Oxford University with MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy). It combines secular and traditional mindfulness practices. It is perfect for anyone wanting to learn mindfulness techniques from a practical point of view and set up a daily regular meditation. Suitable for all background and levels.
Michael, Footballer, England, Arsenal & Liverpool FC.
“I would encourage anybody who is going through stuff in their lives to come to this course to find peace of mind and connect with their being and bloom like a flower.”
6 weekly live meditation classes
Recordings provided each week to deepen experience
Handouts to improve knowledge
A day of mindfulness retreat
Gentle Yoga movements to help posture
E-mail support during course
WHAT TO BRING
Bottle of water (optional)
Comfortable cloths to sit on floor; alternatively chairs are also provided
We provide cushions and blankets, so simply bring yourself if you are coming straight from work
TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS ATTENDEES
Laura Simpson, University College London.
“I would recommend doing a mindfulness course with Nitima and Karuna in a heartbeat. From the very first moment they inspire calm and well-being and create an atmosphere in which meditation and mindfulness seem to come naturally. I started the 6 week course with insomnia and difficulties in dealing with the stresses of undertaking a challenging masters programme. By only the third week I was sleeping much better and was more relaxed and focused. Thank you Akanista!”
Nikki Chivers, Choices 4 All.
“You provided me with an amazing experience of well-being. The provision of tools enable me to develop a coping strategy. This has been so empowering.”
Bhargav Dave, MEC Global.
“Akanista mindfulness classes have shown me a simple yet highly effective way of becoming calmer and focused in my day to day life. The recordings that are provided at the end of each class are helping me practise the techniques on a daily basis. All in all, very useful class and I strongly recommend it to anyone who wishes to bring more calmness in their lives”
Natalie Nolte, Sothebys.
“Karuna’s teachings were profound and his meditation training was a life changer for me.”