The day begins in silence within our beautiful ocean view shala set amidst the trees. Participants are guided through a 45 min session of practice which includes both seated and walking styles. Techniques will be introduced that work with the breath, body and mind.
For many, long periods of seated meditation can be intimidating. At BetterLife we aim to gently ease you into a meditation practice. Our class begins by settling you into one of our large comfy meditation cushions, making sure the body is supported in any way it needs. We also have chairs available. Our teacher will guide you into presence through first focusing on relaxing the body and bringing attention to the breath.
After a short time we will switch to a period of walking. Walking meditation can be done in a variety of ways and you will experience differences in each of our classes. Sometimes we will walk slowly and guided. Participants will be encouraged to focus on the movement of their feet and legs or the contact with them on the floor, sounds nearby or those caused by the body. Other sessions will involve a more natural pace of walking, bringing awareness to whatever surfaces in the mind.
The class will end with another short session of seated mediation. Each of our experienced teachers will bring their own flavor to this class and students will be exposed to a variety of easily accessible meditation techniques.
In Buddhist philosophy, the ultimate benefit of meditation is liberation of the mind from attachment to things it cannot control, such as external circumstances or strong internal emotions. In our modern lives we are constantly confronted by situations which trigger us to react. Cultivating more awareness in your life, whether through meditation or any other contemplative practice will give you the choice and space to respond rather than react. This enables us to lives with more with more balance and clarity.
At Loyfa BetterLife through our approach to mediation, one learns to integrate meditation into every aspect of daily life.
BetterLife offers two different packages, BetterLife Yoga and Meditation and Inner Walk Meditation Package.
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