There is no denying the many benefits of meditation. This ancient mindfulness technique helps restore the mind and body to a state of calm awareness. Committing to a regular meditation practice can help you reduce stress levels, improve patience, develop a stronger sense of empathy, become more accepting, and feel happier and more content, even when things go wrong.
If you are looking to start or develop your meditation practice, you’ve landed in the right place. We asked the region’s locals to share their top picks for meditation classes and courses. And now, the results are in.
In this article, we’ll reveal the top three meditation experts in Canberra. Ready? Let’s get started right away.
What makes an excellent meditation specialist?
Not quite sure what, exactly, you are looking for in a meditation specialist? No worries. We recommend looking out for the following must-have traits:
- Years of experience. The best meditation specialists have years of experience – both practising meditation themselves and teaching meditation to their students.
- Compassionate, understanding approach. Meditation can be difficult. As you learn to quiet your mind, you may experience feelings of vulnerability and discomfort – this is totally normal. An excellent meditation specialist will take a kind and compassionate approach.
- Convenient time and place. Convenience is critical. If you are looking to join a weekly meditation, look for a studio or centre that’s close to your home or workplace.
- Welcoming of all types of people. Meditation is for everyone. Your age, gender, appearance, and experience are irrelevant. The best meditation specialists know this and make all types of people feel welcome and valued.
Anything else you’d add? Let us know below.
The top meditation specialists in Canberra according to you
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Without further ado, it’s time to introduce the top meditation specialists in the Canberra region – according to the locals.
The dedicated team behind the Syandra Health Centre make you their top priority. Their goal is to make meditation approachable to people from all walks of life. With more than 25 years of experience teaching meditation, the team at Syandra Health Centre have formulated the ‘Meditation Made Easy’ course, a six-week program for small groups of up to 12. This in-depth, intimate course is the perfect way to kick-start your meditation journey.
Combining the ancient skills of mindfulness with the latest in Western psychology, medical knowledge, and neuroscience, the team behind Simply Mindful have created innovative meditation programs for people living in Canberra. The classes offered are based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. Simply Mindful is the only place in Canberra that offers this renowned course in its completion. Simply Mindful offers multi-class programs for total newbies and continuing students.
If you are looking for casual meditation classes in the Canberra region, pay a visit to Flourish Yoga. Alongside their regular yoga timetable, they offer ‘Meditation and Mindfulness’ classes. Their qualified, passionate teachers will cover various meditation techniques, including meditation on the breath, mantra meditation, walking meditation, and Yoga Nidra. The team behind Flourish Yoga truly believe in what they do, and with a kind, compassionate approach, beginners and seasoned meditators alike will leave feeling cool, calm, and utterly blissed.
Who did you pick?
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