Teaching & Training


Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness?

 

Mindfulness is the awareness that is cultivated by paying attention in the present moment to our thoughts and feelings, without judgment. (taken from Jon Kabat-Zinn, 2013)

 

Why Mindfulness?

  • Better regulation of your emotions.
  • No more auto-pilot! Improve your ability to realize what you’re feeling and thinking in the “here-and-now”, without necessarily reacting to those thoughts or emotions. (For example, you can feel the need to smoke a cigarette or look at your iPhone, but don’t automatically do so.)
  • Distance yourself from difficult emotions or thoughts (For example, you can feel offended by something that someone said, but not react in that moment. Instead, you can become more immediately aware of it, understand how it made you feel, and choose how to respond.)
  • Strengthen your self-reflection skills
  • Strengthen your concentration
  • More inner calmness and stability
  • Become less judgmental (toward others and yourself)
  • Strengthen your empathy toward others and self-compassion

Trainings:

1. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

(MBSR) (Jon Kabat-Zinn) for English Speakers

 

MBSR just for ENGLISH-SPEAKERS!

 

8-week group course. Cost = 350 EUR per Person for entire course. 

 

  • MBSR is an 8-week program that uses mindfulness to help people manage stress.
  • Originally developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in the 1970’s by Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn.
  • MBSR uses formal and informal exercises, such as meditation, body exercises, etc., to teach and cultivate mindfulness. 
  • MBSR has been widely studied in controlled clinical research and has been found to be highly effective for stress reduction, and physical and psychological well-being. 

 

Interested? Please contact me for a preliminary, non-binding meeting at no cost to you. This MBSR class will be a completely English-speaking MBSR group. Required group size: 5-10 participants! 

 

Next course start (minimum 5 participants): please contact me for more information!


2. Mindfulness Training for Children:

 

Mindfulness training for children involves informal and formal exercises that are adapted to children and youth. 

 

Mindfulness training sessions include: An introduction to the concept of mindfulness, and why it is helpful. I will introduce the kids to the various exercises including body scan, meditation, yoga, as well as teach them valuable informal mindfulness exercises that they can easily practice in their everyday lives. 

 

  • One session lasts 60 min.
  • Cost = 10,- € per session
  • A 10-session ticket can be purchased at a discount for 90 EUR
  • Next class start: coming soon!

3. Yoga Training

 

I am a certified Kundalini yoga teacher and offer classes to both adults and children/youth.

 

What is Kundalini Yoga?

“The primary objective [of Kundalini] is to awaken the full potential of human awareness in each individual; that is, recognize our awareness, refine that awareness, and expand that awareness to our unlimited Self. Clear any inner duality, create the power to deeply listen, cultivate inner stillness, and prosper and deliver excellence in all that we do.” -Kundalini Research Institute

 

The typical class is 60-90 minutes, structured as follows: 

 

  • Warm-up 5-10 minutes
  • Yoga workout 30-45 minutes 
  • Relaxation 5-15 minutes 
  • Mantra meditation 11–31 minutes

Note: If you google Kundalini Yoga you will find a lot of people in white turbans. Although I was certified by 3H0, you won’t find me in a turban. Kundalini Yoga doesn’t follow strict dogmas, and I personally prefer to skip the turban while still experiencing and passing on to you, the fantastic benefits of Kundalini Yoga!


4. Meditation Classes

 

Meditation Basics: Curious about meditation, but have no clue where or how to start? In this group class, I will take you through the different kinds of meditation, introduce you to the benefits of meditation, as well as the empirical evidence on the benefits of regular meditation. We will also practice various kinds of meditation. (planned) 

 

  • This course lasts 3 weeks, once a week for 60 min.
  • Cost (for 3-week course) = 100 EUR
  • Maximum number of participants = 10
  • Next course start: Dates will be posted soon! Or, feel free to contact me for more information!   

Beginner Meditation Class (Adults): Do you understand the basics of meditation (either through my Meditation Basics course or through other experience) and want to start a regular practice? In this group class, we will learn the basics of mindfulness meditation and meditate together, both with guided meditations and practicing silent meditations in a group. The benefit of going to a group meditation class is you have the opportunity to ask questions, and exchange experiences with other class participants.

  • Each class lasts 60 min.
  • Cost (per class) = 10 EUR
  • Maximum number of participants = 10
  • Next course start: Dates will be posted soon! Or feel free to contact me for more information!

 

Regular Meditation Groups: Do you regularly (or not regularly) meditate at home and wish to strengthen your practice in the company of other like-minded people? MINDBAR offers the perfect space to meditate! Joining a meditation group, you will benefit from the group energy, and have a community of like-minded individuals to practice with. These groups can be done either as a silent group, or one where time is reserved at the end of the meditation for discussion. 

 

  • The regular meditation groups are limited to 8-10 people per group.
  • Cost = 5,- € p.P. per meeting.
  • When? Dates will be posted soon!  Or, feel free to contact me for more information!

    

Interested? Sign up!


Teaching:

Seminars

 MindBar also offers classes, seminars & lectures (including guest lecturers) on a variety of topics! (coming soon!)