FUNDAMENTALS FOR A MEDITATION PRACTICE
MEDITATION SERIES 2
4 WEEKLY SESSIONS
Embark on a path of personal mastery in this meditation series that will give you different tools to strengthen your yoga practice.
Series 2 is a 4-week programme that consolidates on the fundamentals of Series 1 and explores in more detail the psycho-somatic phenomenon within each of us.
In the first two sessions, students will learn to confidentially recognise and investigate challenging emotions and persistent negative thoughts arising from their ‘shadow side’.
Through proven body-sensing meditative methods, students will gain an embodied understanding of how to organically transform personal (challenging) habits that will help develop new traits and, in the process, create new neuron pathways in their brain circuitry.
The last two sessions, students will explore the antidote to some of these challenging emotions and thoughts. Students will be guided with compassionate and self-care practices that will nourish their inner-self and provide the necessary grounding to stand on your own two feet.
SERIES 2 is offered in four weekly sessions:
- Session 1: Neuroscience & mindfulness meditation – learn specific tools to demonstrate
how mindfulness meditation sculptures the architectural features of the brain with specific
meditation practices. Learn how to transform challenging habits into positive, embodied
- Session 2: Working with R-A-I-N meditation practice – discover an extension to vipassana
meditation (from Series 1), the RAIN meditation practice is a process of learning to work and
release unworthiness, fear, insecurity through mindfulness and self-compassion.
- Session 3: Cultivating Happiness – learn how to transform suffering into happiness by
nourishing our happiness daily, underpinned by the work of the Buddhist monk Matthieu
- Session 4: Compassion: universal responsibility – learn how to apply the Medicine Buddha
meditation for healing and purify negative karma by focusing on both giving and receiving
Ed Niembro, Senior Mindfulness Meditation Teacher (Vipassana lineage)
Ed is a trained sustainability specialist & managed large infrastructure projects across Asia & Europe for over 20 years. However, he has been a practitioner of Vipassana meditation since 1998 and received training as a mindfulness teacher, under the Vipassana lineage of Jack Kornfield & Tara Brach. He is now a certified senior mindfulness teacher since 2018. Ed worked as a mindfulness consultant in Australia & France, introducing mindfulness into the corporate workplace, and became INSEAD Business School’s resident mindfulness facilitator from 2016 to 2019. Ed ran his own meditation & yoga centre in France before moving to Barcelona in 2019.
Sonia Banyuls, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
Sonia Banuls began her meditation journey with Vipassana meditation in 2006 and received certification to teach mindfulness meditation in 2006, London. She worked as a meditation specialist on international cruise ships for a major corporation for 2 years. Sonia has worked for government and non-government sectors promoting global mindfulness initiatives in disadvantaged communities across Washington DC. Recently, she spent the last 3 years living and working in Indonesia, Bhutan and India learning specialised spiritual practices by recognised lamas, masters, sadhus and gurus from different lineages.
WHO IS THIS PROGRAM SUITABLE FOR?
This workshop is open to meditators who have either done Series 1 or who have a solid
meditation practice. Ideally, students can sit comfortably for a 30-45 minute meditation.
From January 14 to February 4
Held at Jivamukti Yoga Barcelona Studio on Thursdays @ 19h30 (60min duration)
You can reserve a place for 8 weeks or attend on a ‘drop-in’ basis via Zoom or in-class.
WHAT IS THE COST?
In-person 50€ (4 weeks) or 13€ (per drop-in);
On-line 40€ (4 weeks) or 8€ (drop-in)
Sessions will again be audio recorded and summary notes will be provided.
WHO ARE THE FACILITATORS?
The programme will be facilitated by experienced meditation teacher, Sonia Banyuls & Ed Niembro, Senior Mindfulness Meditation Teacher (Vipassana lineage).