Yoga is a traditional spiritual practice for uniting body and mind, through the practice of physical postures known as 'Asanas' combined with awareness of the breath.
Regular practice of Yoga releases tensions in the body and can lead to overall improvements in health and well-being including increased flexibility, strength and sensitivity; improved functioning of bodily systems; mental clarity and confidence.
Tai Chi is a mindful movement system that sets up conditions for deep relaxation. The flowing sequences give a strong sense of being grounded, centred and poised.
The style taught at The Buddhist Centre is the Mindful Tai Chi from the Yang family forms. The classes have an emphasis on posture, flow and authentic connection through the body.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
MBCT for Depression, Stress and Anxiety is a 9 week Mindfulness course adapted for people working with difficult life circumstances.
This course works with the mechanisms underlying these mind states, so that they can be caught earlier, while we have more choice over how to respond to them, and prevent them from escalating.
Mindfulness for health course : Living well with Pain, Illness & Stress
The mindfulness for health course is a course in living well with pain, illness & stress. It will introduce you to mindfulness practices, strategies, and gentle exercises that develop awareness of how we habitually respond to ongoing pain, illness & stress. This allows the possibility of bringing to ourselves a more emotionally positive view of our situation, reducing distress and helping us open more fully to the world around us.
Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living Courses (MBCL)
MBCL is a mindfulness-based programme in the form of an 8-week course that supports the development and training of compassion and mindfulness to enhance mental and physical health. MBCL supports individuals to cultivate a friendly and compassionate attitude toward themselves and others. MBCL exercises help individuals to experience key aspects of emotional wellbeing including warmth, security, acceptance and connectedness with oneself and others.
Mindfulness Drop in Classes
For people who have completed MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy or MBCL Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living or Mindfulness for Health Living Well with Pain, Illness & Stress Courses at the Brighton Buddhist Centre or elsewhere.
Drop in classes every Monday 7.30pm - 9.00pm Suggested donation £5 / £3