More and more people worldwide are recognizing the need for meditation, as stress levels continue to rise and individuals seek alternative options to take charge of their own wellness. By incorporating a regular meditation practice into your daily routine, you will start to notice some positive changes in your life.
Here are just a few of the benefits that regular meditators experience:
• Stress and anxiety reduction
• Improved sleep patterns
• Improved focus and concentration
• Increased creativity
• Increased productivity
• Greater patience and tolerance
• Enhanced overall health and well-being
There are various types of meditation sessions that you can attend:
Introduction to Meditation – Introductory Workshop
In this Introductory Workshop you will learn the following:
• The benefits of meditation
• Practical considerations (how, when, where, timing, what to expect during meditation, establishing a regular practice, etc.)
• Breathing techniques (preparation for meditation)
• A basic mantra meditation technique
• How to practice the basic mantra meditation
The workshop will conclude with:
• Question & Answer
• Final relaxation
After this introductory workshop (approximately one and a half hours), you will be ready to start practicing on your own at home, and you will be on your way to experiencing the benefits that this time-honored technique has to offer you.
Meditation Refresher Workshop
…set the intention of a regular meditation practice…
This workshop is similar to the introductory session mentioned above. We will look at some of the latest research findings in regards to the benefits of meditation, discuss any difficulties people are having in establishing a regular meditation routine, learn/review/practise several breathing techniques, review mantra meditation and examine several other meditation techniques. We will practise one of the meditation techniques, followed by a question & answer session, and finish with everyone’s favorite … a relaxation technique!
This workshop is suitable for people who are new to meditation as well as those who have practised before.
Primordial Sound Meditation
In this 3 part series you will receive your own personal mantra and learn how to use it during your daily meditations at home. This course was developed by the Deepak Chopra Center for Wellbeing.
More details about Primordial Sound Meditation
Primordial Sound Meditation is a time-tested meditation technique dating back thousands of years to the Vedic traditions of India. Drs. Chopra and Simon have revived this ancient process and made it available in a format that is easy for anyone to learn.
Our certified meditation instructors have the knowledge and skills to teach Primordial Sound Meditation, the most powerful tool we have for experiencing the profound peace and expanded awareness that lies beyond the mind’s noisy thought traffic.
You can easily learn Primordial Sound Meditation in three sessions spaced over a period of just a few days. The process unfolds as follows:
Session One: Your Chopra Center–certified meditation instructor will introduce you to the basic principles of meditation, including its history and the importance of your mantra. You will receive personal instruction in your Primordial Sound mantra and learn how to use it. You will also experience your first meditation practice using your Primordial Sound mantra.
Session Two: In this session you will learn more about the healing benefits meditation creates for the mind and body. You will have an opportunity to share your experiences and get answers to any questions that have come up for you so far in your new meditation practice. The session concludes with a meditation guided by your instructor.
Session Three: In the final session, you will learn more about the higher states of consciousness that can be achieved with regular Primordial Sound Meditation practice. Your instructor will share Deepak Chopra’s vision of these higher states.
Primordial Sound Meditation is recommended for anyone who wishes to enjoy deeper peace, greater freedom, and mastery of life.
- Workshops are offered at various locations in the Ottawa area (posted in this website).
- Private sessions can be booked upon request.
- Organize your own group at a location of your choice.
What the students are saying:
I wanted to start by thanking you for the course last Saturday. It was a good course. I already have a fairly well established meditation practice that I developed on and off for about 18 years now. The big reason I took the course last weekend was because in all this time meditation has always been between me, books and the Internet, never other people. Most people don’t understand why I do this. Anyways it was good to get another person’s perspective and to reassure me I was on the right track. We may meet again some day, for now I’ll stick to the practice. Thanks again.
Martin – Embrun, Canada
I was happy to attend Marjorie’s meditation workshop. It was very informative and motivating. Marjorie created a calm and safe environment for everyone in the class. I am looking forward to attending her future classes.
Pinar – Istanbul, Turkey – ‘Intro to Meditation’ workshop offered at Yama Yoga Studios, Doha, Qatar
I was pleasantly surprised to learn how a few simple meditative techniques could slow down my day and help me to focus. Marjorie guided me in a process that was personally comfortable and ultimately so portable that I can incorporate it into my routine every day. Thank you!
Heather – Almonte, Canada
Meditation workshop at Planet Botanix, 301 Bank St., Ottawa, Ontario
Meditation Refresher Workshop (as mentioned above) suitable for new or returning students
Thanks to all who attended the workshop on Friday. I really enjoyed your presence, interactions and participation – it was a special evening with a special group!