Classes

PLEASE NOTE OUR STUDIO IS CURRENTLY CLOSED AS OF MAY 27th till JUNE 2020 – We are still hosting Yoga teacher training and workshops. Please see our home page for all our upcoming events. In the meantime you can visit Monique at Meditation.Live as she travels for the next 12 months overseas with her family for on demand video’s, audio meditations. Or book a private session with Monique via Zoom Room. 

Monique is a trained International Yoga/Pilates and Mindfulness teacher. Monique’s studio is now closed for next 12 months as Monique and her family take some time out to travel. Monique is still available for online classes at Meditation.Live. Please feel free to join this wonderful global community anytime. You will find Monique teaching Yoga movement and meditation along with other amazing international teachers. You can also book Monique for private zoom room classes for movement and mindfulness. Get in touch by sending an email to synergyyogapilates@gmail.com

Mindfulness and Meditation  – Visit me at meditation.live for live zoom rooms, on demand video’s, yoga and courses at https://meditation.live.com

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Monique is also a qualified MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) International Trainer, offering live meditations, private and corporate workshops and courses. 

WHAT IS MINDFULNESS??

Mindfulness is a spiritual or psychological faculty that according to the teachings of Buddha. Mindfulness invites us to become aware of the reality of things, the present moment, you may have heard is a focus of this reality, so that we may gain clarity over the nature of reality and our thoughts. Since before the time of Buddha man has been curious about our mind/body connection. So it continues, into the 21st century with Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity being a focus of many research based studies to better understand the workings of the mind. Research and science has been able to measure and prove that meditation and present moment awareness practices, have a direct impact on our health and well being. If we are to re-learn how to connect to present moment experiences we are better able to increase the connection and workings of this part of our brain known as the pre-frontal cortex and its response. Living in a ‘fast’ paced world means we are constantly struggling with the “fight or flight” response that is inherently part of our brain system. This means our “response’ system goes offline and our “reactive” system in Online. Over time if there is less time for Rest and Digest we begin to feel as though we are constantly on edge or some may even begin to feel Anxious and restless, less able to cope, rushed, reactive and frankly just exhausted all the time?
Does this sound familiar?
Monique works as an International teacher training for meditation.live app and teachers regular meditation, movement classes for meditation.live. She also narrates and writes scripts for meditation.live. You can join Monique for audio and on demand classes here Meditation.Live

ABOUT MONIQUE your FACILITATOR
Monique Leverington has spent last 4 years studying in Australia and Overseas to qualify as a mindfulness/meditation teacher. Enhancing her own daily practice and connection with mindfulness through yoga and meditation practices. Completing 200 hr International qualification that is endorsed by Yoga Alliance UK, Bangor University and University of Massachusesetts Medicine as Gold Standards. Monique also has a background in Behavioural Sciences, Mental health, Addictions, Cognitive Behavioural counselling and Adult Education. Qualifying in Social Sciences, Addictions and Health Promotion, as well as a Post Graduate degree in Adult Education.

This is a certified course, run over a 8 week duration. 2.5 hours per week with a 1 day silent retreat during week 7. Total of 27 hours contact time.
Each week we will discover a little more about ourselves, building on our understanding of mindfulness, mind, body and formal, informal practices. Workshops include didactic group work, meditations, gentle yoga movement, open forum discussions and exercises.
By the end of the course you will have covered and explored the following topics:
Session 1 – What is mindfulness
Session 2 – Gathering the scattered mind – senses
Session 3 – What is stress? – becoming aware of our patterns and habits
Session 4 – Coping with Stress – practicing Mindfulness and our responses
Session 5 – Mindfulness of Thoughts – where am I now? Thoughts are not facts
Session 6 – Mindfulness of Emotions – cultivating compassion
Session 7 – Cultivating Compassion – How can I best take care of myself
Session 8 – Creating a mindful life – One breath at a time

The course is offered each Thurs evening from 6-8:30 pm for 8 week duration – Session 7 we will also include a 1 day workshop/retreat (date to be advised) beginning August 16th 2018
You will be provided with a course manual, podcasts, weekly workshops and guidance, 1 day retreat which includes refreshments (you will need to bring your own lunch)

***Prerequisites – Introduction to Mindfulness for stress and anxiety” – With Monique
IMPORTANT – Mindfulness is not always suitable for everyone. Depending on the circumstances, if currently working with a mental health professional or Dr it is necessary to ensure you have a chat and gain clearance from your professional prior to attending the course. Please discuss with Monique prior to enrolling/registering if there are any concerns or clarifications.

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