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.
Level 1 - Relaxation Explorer Course 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.
Level 1 - Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training Course Comprehensive training in progressive muscle relaxation, supported by elements of active relaxation, mindfulness and positive emotion training.
Level 2 - Autogenic Training Course Comprehensive autogenic training, supported by elements of active relaxation, mindfulness and positive emotion training.
Level 2 - Flow Training Course (Feldenkrais & Yoga Nidra) Training in two relaxation pathways that emphasise flow and play: yoga nidra and gentle somatic movement exercises from the Feldenkrais tradition.
Level 3 - Going Deeper Course Taking relaxation practice further based on progressive muscle relaxation, autogenic training and yoga nidra (prerequisits): advanced, meditative deep relaxation practice exploring dimensions of consciousness/the unconscious in more depth.
Upcoming courses Level 1 - Relaxation Foundations, online - 13 September to 18 October, Mondays 5.30-7pm Level 2 - Flow Training, online (Feldenkrais, Yoga Nidra) - 18 October to 13 December, Mondays 5.30-7pm Level 1 - Relaxation Explorer Course - 10 January to 14 February 2022, Mondays 5.30-7pm Level 3 - Going Deeper Course - 14 January to 11 February, Fridays 5.30-7pm Level 1 - Relaxation Explorer Course - 28 February to 4 April 2022, Mondays 2.30-4pm Level 1 - Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training - 28 February to 25 April 2022, Mondays 5.30-7pm Level 1 - Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training - 9 May to 27 June, Mondays 2.30-4pm Level 2 - Autogenic Training - 9 May to 27 June 2022, Mondays 5.30-7pm Level 3 - Going Deeper Course - 10 June to 8 July, Fridays 5.30-7pm
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.