FAQ2018-10-06T20:21:15+00:00

Questions?

Here’s my most frequently asked…

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WHAT IS MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS?2018-03-31T22:45:37+00:00

Meditation is often referred to as technique to help bring more mindfulness into our lives. Mindfulness is the practice of living in the present moment – where stress can’t flourish! There are many ways to practice both mindfulness and meditation, and classes with Mardi MAY will give you the opportunity to experience different practices – so you can find out what works for you.

WHAT STYLE OF MEDITATION WILL BE TAUGHT?2018-03-31T22:45:37+00:00

The sessions include a range of practices. Some meditations will be simple guided meditation, where you simply follow Mardi’s voice, and some will give your mind a bit of a workout – helping you become more aware of your thoughts and feelings. The teachings are non religious but many stem from ancient traditions, like Buddhism, through to new thought techniques, like guided visualisations. Everyone is welcome.

DO I HAVE TO HAVE EXPERIENCE IN MEDITATION?2018-10-05T18:30:31+00:00

Not at all. Mardi MAY classes are designed with beginners in mind. First time and experienced meditators are welcome to attend any of the classes at anytime. For meditators that are more experienced Mardi MAY also offers a meditation study group recommended for people that have been attending classes regularly for some time – or that wish to go deeper into study. Please contact her for more info.

For more info you can also read the blog: Meditation Practice Guidelines here

DO I HAVE TO GO EVERY WEEK?2018-03-31T22:53:27+00:00

It’s not a requirement – and you are free to attend as you please, but I do recommend weekly attendance. This helps keep up your motivation towards a successful meditation practice that will enhance your life. Over a 10 week term we discuss 2 different topics – and attending all sessions will give you the benefit of a greater way of experiencing different kinds of meditations, and insights about why meditation should be an important part of everyone’s life. Making a commitment to your wellbeing, learning about what suits you, and sharing experiences in a group can enhance your meditation practice.

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND WEEKLY MEDITATION SESSIONS?2018-03-31T22:54:06+00:00

Meditation and mindfulness are said to be the keys to happiness and joy. Building a daily practice can be challenging, and including a weekly group session can help increase your motivation to make meditation a habit – and stick with it, while giving you the opportunity to share your journey with like minded souls.

HOW LONG ARE THE SESSIONS?2018-10-05T18:32:47+00:00

Times will depend on the structure of the session, which may go for approximately 30-45 mins for groups to 50-60 mins for a class, to longer for workshops, but don’t worry, I won’t make you sit still and meditate all that time!

As a guide the sessions may (or may not) include an introduction, 1-2 meditations – to add to your ‘meditation toolbox’, and time for discussion and questions. My aim is to have you leave feeling refreshed and relaxed, and ready to make meditation part of your life for the better.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?2018-10-05T18:35:17+00:00

Prices vary depending on venue costs, differing programs, and overheads but range from $ contributions for community groups to $15/$10 conc or more for classes, workshops and special events. See event links for more info and specific costs.

Concession and class passes are available. And if you are struggling financially please come and see me so we can work something out.

WHAT DO I NEED TO TAKE?2018-03-31T23:04:09+00:00

Chairs are provided but please feel free to bring your own meditation cushion/ stool and yoga mat if you wish (or some may be available). You should also take payment, water, an open mind, and eagerness to learn 🙂

WHAT IS KUNDALINI YOGA?2018-03-31T23:54:13+00:00

Kundalini Yoga, also referred to as the yoga of awareness, was brought to the West back in the late 60’s by Yogi Bhajan. It is a comprehensive collection of yoga technology that includes posture, breath, mantra and meditation to safely stimulate our Kundalini energy for greater health and wellbeing.

HOW IS KUNDALINI YOGA PRACTICED?2018-08-21T11:06:21+00:00

There are many ways to practice Kundalini yoga – and generally a typical class will include ‘tuning in’ with the Adi Mantra chant (Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo) followed by some breath practice, a ‘kriya’ (which is like a prescribed set of body postures and exercises), deep relaxation, and meditation, ending with a projected healing meditation (May the longtime sun – song).

You’ll usually find a Kundalini Yoga instructor dressed all in white (including a head covering) and they will direct the class but won’t single you out, or move around the room and adjust you into a posture. During class you are encouraged to work with your body’s uniqueness, and make the postures your own, closing your eyes when you’re comfortable with the exercise, and turning your awareness and attention into your body.

For more information about attending a class, see my blog – Kundalini Yoga Practice Guidelines here

DO I HAVE TO HAVE EXPERIENCE IN YOGA?2018-03-31T23:55:25+00:00

Not at all. Most of Mardi MAY’s classes are designed with beginners in mind. First time and experienced yogi’s are welcome to attend. Some classes are gentle relaxation classes (great for people that have some minor physical restrictions), while some are a bit more physical to increase your energy. Mardi MAY also offers chair yoga some weeks – for those that struggle getting down on the floor and sitting cross legged. Chairs are also there if you’d prefer to meditate on a chair. Please see class calendar below for more info.

DO I HAVE TO GO EVERY WEEK?2018-03-31T23:55:49+00:00

No you can attend whenever you like when classes are offered. However, it’s great motivation and learning to attend weekly group yoga sessions. There is also a great sharing of energy when doing yoga in a group, rather than home alone. It’s also great for expanding your flexibility – and decreasing stress.

HOW LONG ARE THE SESSIONS & HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?2018-04-01T01:03:22+00:00

Depending on venue sessions go for approximately 50-75 mins and prices vary depending on venue costs, differing programs, and overheads but range from $ contributions for community classes to $15/$10 conc. See class links for more info and specific costs.

Concession and class passes are available. And if you are struggling financially please come and see me so we can work something out.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?2018-03-31T23:59:56+00:00

I do have some props (mats and blankets) available, but I recommend you bring your own – so they can soak up your ‘yoga vibes’. Bring your yoga mat, blanket for relaxation, cushion for meditation if you wish, and some water. You should also take payment, an open mind, and willingness to give it a go – even when it seems a bit kooky :).

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