A Live Online Workshop Series with Dan Peppiatt
14th September – 19th October 2021
Do you want to learn to meditate but don’t know where to start? Perhaps you’re struggling with meditation? Or maybe you want deepen your practice and move beyond just concentration techniques?
Join Movement for Modern Life and Dan Peppiatt for a six-week live online meditation course to help you find lasting happiness. This is a chance to develop your meditation practice within the context of a ‘sangha’, which is a group of meditators that come together as a community to support each other.
Dan has a unique and fun approach to meditation and this course will give you the opportunity to ask him questions, discuss issues with your practice and interact with the community.
The one hour sessions will run every Tuesday at 7pm for six weeks from 14th September 2021.
Week 1: In Search of Happiness
In week one, we’ll explore what is mental gardening and the importance of sangha. We’ll also discover why meditation is actually really simple and dispel the confusion surrounding this practice. There will be time to make a start with developing concentration as a precursor to mediation, as well as opportunities for questions and discussion.
Week 2: What is Mind?
In week two, we’ll look at the addiction to mind, attachment to ego and how we seek happiness in the wrong places; the permanent and impermanent. Where can we find the only source of lasting happiness? There will be a group journalling practice and time for questions and discussion.
Week 3: The Magic of Breath – Where Science and Meditation Meet
The third week is all about the breath. Breath can be used as a tool for focus. We’ll discover common poor breathing habits and the practices to remedy them, plus explore some calming breath practices. There will be time for questions and discussion.
Week 4: Concentration Versus De-concentration
In week four, we will step away from doing and into simply being. We’ll learn about the de-concentration of attention, star gazing and the perfect breath. There will be time for questions and discussion.
Week 5: No Mud No Lotus – Working With Our Baggage
In week five we’ll return to the idea of mental gardening as a way of life rather than a separate practice. We’ll discover what is ‘Gom’ and the art of simply being aware. It will be a first look at what we really are. There will be time for questions and discussion.
Week 6: Awareness of Awareness
In our final week, we’ll see how we can find permanent happiness in that which never changes and an end to loneliness. We’ll explore duality in spiritual traditions and ‘I am awareness’ in practice. There will be time for questions and discussion.
Week 7 & 8: Bhakti Club
26 October & 2 November
Join us for two extra weeks of meditation! In these two sessions, we will come together in our dedication to the practice. There will be more insights from Dan, meditation practice and the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences. The price for these two sessions is £20.
All sessions will take place on Zoom and we’ll recording them so you can access them for seven days after the session.
Dan believes that you can’t teach yoga or meditation; you can only facilitate other peoples’ journey to find a perfectly organic way of practicing for them, something that he calls ‘Yoga Like Water’. He is just as likely to be found experimenting with these concepts free-diving; surfing; on a slack-line or rock face as in yoga.
If you’d like to join us for weeks 7 and 8, you can book below:
Terms & Conditions
The live online workshops are for your education and your enjoyment only. You are participating in the live classes at your own risk. You are encouraged to to take breaks when needed and/or when in doubt, don’t do sequences that you are even a little concerned about. If you have any health condition, please seek medical advice before taking any form of exercise. If you have any concerns, please let us know before the workshop starts.
If you feel unwell in any way or if you experience any discomfort during class, please stop the class and consult your health practitioner immediately. Remember that yoga is mostly a journey off the mat and into life, and it is a journey about taking responsibility for our own actions and cultivating self-knowledge. Only choose exercises which will nurture and support you, and please take responsibility for yourself and your current abilities during your practice. Remember that each day is different, and even if yesterday you were able to perform a movement, that is no indicator that the same exercise is possible today. Please move within your comfortable limits and if you’re in any doubt whatsoever, please seek medical advice.
We are not medical practitioners and we do not seek to offer medical advice. Please consult your healthcare practitioner before starting any new exercise. This is particularly important if you have any limiting condition or are, pregnant, nursing, regularly taking medications, or have any existing medical conditions. We do not accept any liability whatsoever for any injury or damage, either during or after this retreat. Your participation in this retreat is entirely voluntary and at your own risk, and you agree to abide by the T&Cs of Movement for Modern Life.
Your secure payment will reserve your place on this very intimate, special online retreat. No refunds will be made.
By signing up to the online retreat, you consent to us adding your name and email address to our marketing database. If you do not wish to receive emails from us outside of this retreat, please do let us know and we will be sure to remove you from our database.