Relaxation courses are about experiential learning that is supported by guided exercises during meetings and at home, handouts and suggestions for home practice, as well as sharing and learning together. For most people, the small-group context of a course is the most appropriate context for learning about the pathways to relaxation I teach. Regularly meeting with others can support your motivation, and also offers inspiration and a broader perspective on experiential learning as you hear from others about how they are practising and their experience.
I offer regular courses at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre; and some private courses. At the moment the courses take place online due to covid-19.
Relaxation Foundations Introducing a range of relaxation traditions through specific exercises and background information, the course offers an experiential learning environment where you can find out what type of practice might suit you. Includes active relaxation traditions (gentle movement relaxations), autogenics, breath relaxation, progressive muscle relaxation, relaxation-oriented meditation, yoga nidra, as well as ways of using mindfulness and your imagination to support your practice.
Intermediate Course: Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training Comprehensive training in progressive muscle relaxation, supported by elements of active relaxation, mindfulness and positive emotion training.
Intermediate Course: Autogenic Training Comprehensive autogenic training, supported by elements of active relaxation, mindfulness and positive emotion training.
Intermediate Course: Flow Training Training in two relaxation pathways that emphasise flow and play: yoga nidra and gentle somatic movement exercises from the Feldenkrais tradition.
Upcoming courses Relaxation Foundations, online - 13 September to 18 October, Mondays 5.30-7pm Flow Training, online (Feldenkrais, Yoga Nidra) - 18 October to 13 December, Mondays 5.30-7pm Relaxation Foundations - January to February 2022 Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training - February to April 2022 Autogenic Training - May to July 2022
Individual Training I also offer one-to-one training, for people who
cannot participate in small group settings;
benefit from highly individualised training, for example, because of complex ill-health, long-term experience with Buddhist meditation or somatic awareness practice;
want to explore more individualised or upper-level exercises in autogenic training or yoga nidra.
Please email me if you want to book individual training.