7 Classes | 01Hr 17Mins
Your life is unfolding right now, revealing secrets of beauty and truth, offering you gifts of freedom and vitality.
But where are you?
Are you enjoying its full richness or are you in a trance, haunted by past shadows and future fantasies?
This course will teach you how to get out of unconscious living and acting out behaviors, patterns and habits driven by long suppressed fears and insecurities. You will learn to feel the peace of the present moment, so that you can realize the endless possibilities of health, happiness and growth that are rightfully yours. Internalizing the practice of Mindfulness will enable you to respond with courage, compassion and clarity to life’s situations. It will help you get unstuck and apply your innate wisdom to enjoy good relationships with the ones you love, with the world and most importantly, with yourself.
Taking this course can help you :
Mindfulness can be cultivated by anyone, no prior experience is necessary. The sessions are short, practical and created in easy-to-manage sequences.
Session 1: What is Mindfulness?
Please bring a small food item to this session (e.g.: a small fruit, a nut, a piece of chocolate, or a raisin). Here, you’ll be introduced to the definition of mindfulness and then have the opportunity to experience it for yourself.
Session 2: Awakening out of Autopilot
As humans, we are often running on autopilot; going through activities in our day, without much awareness of what we are doing. This can feel very numbing, like we are sleepwalking through life. In this session, we will be introduced to the practice of Awareness of Breathing. This is one way to start training our minds to be more present. Awareness gives us choice - choice about what and how to attend to things in our lives.
Session 3: Dropping into the Body
We’ll explore another meditation practice called the Body Scan. It helps us develop presence through cultivating awareness of sensations. When we drop our attention into the body, we will be less carried away by thoughts that so often can be unhelpful and exhausting. You’ll also experience what it feels like to be more relaxed and more comfortable in your own skin.
Session 4: Mindful Moments
Spicing our days with moments of mindfulness can help wake us up to the richness of life and help us manage difficulties with more ease. Here we are introduced to two short mini-practices that can easily be incorporated into daily life when we start feeling overwhelmed or just need time to pause.
Session 5: Mindful Walking
Mindfulness can be practiced anytime, anywhere, and in any position. It’s about being present and awake to all our experiences as we go through the day. Walking is something we do every day and the intention of walking meditation is just to walk and enjoy the walking. The only place to arrive is in the present moment. It’s a great way to shift away from our worries and anxieties, not thinking of the future, not thinking of the past, just enjoying the present moment.
Session 6: Cultivating Wellbeing & Happiness
Thanks to neuroplasticity, we know that happiness and wellbeing can be cultivated. Here are two practices that can help us be more awake to the pleasant, joyful and uplifting moments in our lives.
Siri was born and raised in Bangkok, to Californian parents. She is a Thai & American citizen and spent 15 years teaching in international schools in Thailand and Bolivia.
She first started practicing Mindfulness in 1988. Having experienced its benefits and realizing the need for it in our increasingly stressful, busy and technologically distracted society, she decided to bring Mindfulness training to children, teens and educators. From 2012 to 2017, she spent most of her time teaching Mindfulness courses at a variety of schools in Bangkok and Bali.
In the summer of 2017, she moved to Pranburi, Thailand where she continues to teach in retreat settings to small groups, privately and online. Her course participants include corporations, university students, athletes, parents and their children, and the general adult population. Her genuine kindness and personal experience of the benefits of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) infuse her courses with a special touch.