Meditation is an incredible and versatile practice: it can help us relax and manage stress, it can make us more resilient to life’s knocks and bumps, it can facilitate inner understanding. But even more than this, with adequate training it can help us gain access to ‘original thought’. This is that wonderful but elusive state of mind where creativity, healing, insight, strategic thinking and problem solving are to be found. Being able to dip into that place at will is, quite simply, life changing.
A meditator herself for twenty-five years, Katya has been facilitating individual and group meditation sessions for more than the past fifteen. These are designed to carry even the most reluctant meditator into a softer and more peaceful inner space of reflection and exploration. She does this using sensory mindfulness and creative visualisation practices that involve both left and right brain activity together with breath awareness and still point reflection.
She has incorporated meditation in her HIV+ work in day centres, hospital and residential retreat settings; she has included it as part of the curriculum when training holistic practitioners; she has offered elements of it in her own therapy practice. She is now involved in teaching classes specifically tailored to the needs of primary age children and has recently joined the teaching faculty of the Special Yoga Centre to train other professionals to work with young children in a similar way.
For further information on how you can bring this practice into your professional or personal life, please contact Katya directly at firstname.lastname@example.org