Mindfulness Journeys offers classes and workshops on meditation, Tibetan yoga and yoga. Most of these take place in Brussels. Explore our calendar to discover our rich array of offerings. Add the class of your choice directly to google calendar by pressing the GOOGLE CALENDAR button, or add to your computer's calendar by pressing ICAL IMPORT, located below the event of your choice.
No time for yoga practice today? Tibetan yoga is a series of 20 vigorous exercises done on your feet. They are an ideal yoga for busy life styles, travellers and those on the move. These ancient movements originating with one of Tibet’s foremost scholars and yogis, Khenpo Rinpoche, enable you to stay very strong and healthy, and bring the deep benefits of meditation into movement. This is a rare opportunity to train in the best of the Tibetan yogic traditions.…Find out more »
“Refine and refine, completely refine. Meditation is refining out thoughts of attachment and anger. They are replaced with kindness, love, and compassion, which are what we are born with. Then our whole existence becomes an island of gold.” - Brian Hilliard Brian Hilliard draws from a lifetime of experience practicing in the wisdom traditions of Shambhala and Tibet. Guided meditation practice for the Brussels yoga community. Inspire a deeper understanding of yoga practice through expert instructions on settling your mind…Find out more »
These classes involve restorative and yin yoga practices and long-held postures designed to balance, calm, recharge and repair. Supported by props including bolsters, blankets and straps these poses allow your entire body to stretch gently and release deep-held physical and mental blockages. Classes perfectly complement the more rigorous yoga styles and are enhanced by mindfulness and deep breathing. It’s a must for everyone. Shannon van Staden's deep connection with Buddhist meditation practice will permeate instructions on yin and restorative yoga…Find out more »
Meditation practice is a wonderful way for yoga practitioners to enhance their practice. While yoga strongly emphasises working with the body, meditation works directly with the mind. Mindfulness and awareness practice helps us to overcome problems with thoughts and emotions, and sets the stage for liberation from suffering and confusion. If you can practice meditation and yoga together, you are very fortunate. Brian Hilliard presents the practice of shamatha, dwelling in peace, through lively and dynamic guided meditation and mini…Find out more »
A Workshop transmitting the teachings of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, an extraordinary meditation yogi from Tibet. Lujong is a series of 20 exercises easily adaptable to daily life. The emphasis is on movement expressing one’s presence of mind. It is meditation in movement, as fast as you like! Of course, we will sing the famous song from the Lord of Yogins, Milarepa, called the "18 Kinds of Yogic Joy". Some of the benefits of lujong include: – Increased vital energy…Find out more »
An intimate group setting at one of Brussel's secret jewels, Tenku-an, a center for contemplative arts. Zen style meditation inspired by the Buddhist tantric tradition. Evening includes meditation instruction when necessary, readings, sitting and walking meditation. Sitting meditation is led by Brian Hilliard, Shannon van Staden or the Director of Tenku-an, Jozef Prelis. To register for an evening of sitting meditation, please email us. Best to register early as groups are limited to 8 persons.Find out more »
These classes involve restorative and yin yoga practices and long-held postures designed to balance, calm, recharge and repair. Supported by props including bolsters, blankets and straps these poses allow your entire body to stretch gently and release deep-held physical and mental blockages. Classes perfectly complement the more rigorous yoga styles and are enhanced by mindfulness and deep breathing. It’s a must for everyone. Shannon van Staden teaches yoga with the in-depth understanding of meditation practice for the ultimate benefit of…Find out more »
In this introduction to meditation class, we will cover the fundamentals of meditation: posture, breath, mindfulness & awareness. Drawing on the special instructions on the four foundations of mindfulness, each class will provide new and inspiring teachings that help you to develop the well being that you deserve. €10 First Class | 4 Class Pass (2 months) – €50 | 10 Class Pass (6 months) – €110 | €15 Drop-in To register, please send an email to Brian.Find out more »
Meditation and Yoga in London | 42 Acres Shoreditch In yoga and meditation, we rouse our energy and then relax into open spaciousness. Brian Hilliard and Shannon van Staden will offer many techniques employing body, mind and breath. These bring you to the vital energy point where profound relaxation can occur. There will be a strong emphasis on how yoga and meditation is mixed with daily life for ultimate emotional and physical well being. Our workshops with meditation and yoga…Find out more »
"“Peaceful abiding” describes the mind as it naturally is. The word peace tells the whole story. The human mind is by nature jouyous calm, and very clear. In shamatha meditation we aren’t creating a peaceful state--we’re letting our mind be as it is to begin with." Meditation in Everyday Life in Brussels This 5 class series with Brian Hilliard presents an introduction to the practice of shamatha, the development of peace. The practice is based on cultivating our inherent…Find out more »
Hatha refers to the practice of physical yoga postures or asanas. The word “hatha” can be translated as “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha), the yoga of balance. Hatha yoga, as taught by Shannon van Staden, creates strength and stability, through ease and balance. By connecting deeply to our bodies through the breath we bring our mind into peaceful alignment. Shannon van Staden teaches yoga with the in-depth understanding of meditation practice for the ultimate benefit of complete well-being. To register…Find out more »
Yin yoga postures are designed to balance, calm, recharge and repair. Supported by props including bolsters, blankets and straps these poses allow your entire body to stretch gently and release deep-held physical and mental blockages. Yin yoga perfectly complements more rigorous yoga styles and is enhanced by mindfulness and deep breathing. It’s a must for everyone. Shannon van Staden's approach to yin yoga comes with the profound wisdom of meditation practice. Meditation practice is the foundation for ultimate well-being. You…Find out more »
A day dedicated to the practice of sitting meditation at Tenku-an — Zen style practice in the spirit of tantra. Brian Hilliard will provide meditation instruction. Lunch is included. Half day participation may be possible, with sitting from 9:00 - 12:00 or 14:00 - 17:00. To reserve your place, send an email to Shannon. Please register early as space is limited.Find out more »
"Brian Hilliard and Shannon van Staden are leaders in their field when it comes to mindfulness and meditation. Brian is an expert guide - soft spirited, practical, full of empathy, tips and appreciation for the challenges of modern life. Shannon stylishly holds the space and ensures everything runs smoothly. Together they are a dream team on the wellness scene."
– DAISY FINER, Spa and Health Writer
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