Meditation and the Five Elements

Pink Lotus Flower

The mind is our most powerful tool. In a practice of meditation, we learn to engage the mind, harnessing its power in the direction of peace and harmony. 

Meditation is not only about quieting the constant chatter of the mind. It can also be a spiritual practice, and in this course, we look at it from the perspective of the five elements in nature: earth, water, fire, air, and space. Working with the five elements as a framework enhances our capacity for deepening our self-insight, self-awareness, and mental equipoise.  

Course outline:

Week 1: Earth element, why meditate, what is meditation, what is the mind, posture and movement as preparation for meditation

Week 2: Earth element continues, breathing and meditation, learning to observe

Week 3: Water element, feelings and emotions, how to breathe for meditation, observing and witnessing

Week 4: Air element, thoughts and awareness, disengaging with thoughts, focusing the mind

Week 5: Fire element, the light of the Soul, connecting and grounding with the true Self

Week 6: Space element, bringing it all together​

This course is ideally suited to:

  • Beginners and those with little to no experience with meditation.

  • Individuals wanting to explore a different style or form of meditation.

  • Individuals exploring what it means to be spiritual.

  • Individuals wanting to develop a spiritual practice that is reflective of their values.

  • Individuals ready to go deeper in knowing themselves.

  • Educators who want to include or expand more of their work to include meditation practices

Course details

Class Schedule:

  • Start Date: April 16th, 2022 / End Date: May 21st, 2022

  • Class Length: 6 weeks

  • Time: 9 am to 10:30 am Eastern Time, U.S.

  • Day of the week: Saturday

 

Class Format: Class will meet virtually, using Google Meet. Students will be provided with a meeting link for each session.

 

Class Fee: $180

 

Students will receive:

  • Recordings of the meditations for home practice

  • Handouts and reading assignments where applicable

Course policies

  • Students registering for the course understand that the course is six weeks. There are no refunds or credits for students that miss a class or classes.

  • There are no refunds once a student has registered and paid for the course.

  • If the course is full, students will be placed on a waiting list. If there is an opening before the course begins, students on the waiting list will be contacted in the order in which their inquiry was received.

  • Only class lectures and meditations will be recorded. Discussions and Q&A will not be recorded to protect students' privacy.

  • All registered students will receive the course material, including all recordings, even if they were unable to attend a class.

Course registration

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