Courses & Workshops

Emotional Intelligence: 3-Month Meditation Course on Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30am

In invite you to explore and experience the transformative power of somatic meditation in a safe space and compassionate container.  Learn practical, accessible and deep techniques, as well as life skills, to grow in resilience and liberate yourself from limiting beliefs.  Experience the peace, aliveness and joy of your real self.

A body-orientated process to:

  • deepen in self-awareness,
  • facilitate bodymind healing,
  • cultivate emotional intelligence, 
  • access the messages and wisdom of the body and
  • support the momentum of your awakening.

Everything we experience is felt in our bodies.  When we experience traumatic situations, these experiences and overwhelming feelings get stored in the body’s cellular memory or nervous system.  When we do not allow ourselves to fully feel what we are feeling, it affects our physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.  Processing our emotions in this way, perpetuates physical dis-ease; leaves us feeling limited and isolated and unconsciously distorts many of the decisions we make in life.       

Drawing on the wisdom traditions of Yoga, Tantra, Ayurveda and Buddhism, as well as psychology and nearly 20 years of therapeutic and personal experience, I use mindful movement, enquiry, meditation, focussing and facilitation. 

Components of this course include:

Sitting in Circle and in Presence: connection, authenticity and compassion

Cultivating Receptivity and Sensitivity: listening and feeling

Giving and Receiving: vulnerability and feeling met

Nervous System: self care and resourcing

Meditating with the Body:

  • relaxing the body
  • establishing a relationship with the ground beneath (earthing)
  • awakening the lower belly space
  • locating and releasing inner tension
  • bringing energy (prana) to a cellular level
  • accessing inner stillness of the body

Time:              9:30 – 11:30am        

Dates:             September 2nd, 16th & 30th; October 14th & 28th; November 11th & 25th

Venue:          TBC – depending on numbers

Cost:               R2 800 which includes recorded guided meditations and weekly support; R1 000 non-refundable deposit secures your place; payment options available
To book:         Space is limited to 12 people, please email wendy@wise-living.co.za to book

 

Monthly Master Class on Sundays from 9:30am – 12noon

This master class will include movement, breath work, chanting and meditation.  It will be centred on a theme to facilitate deeper self-enquiry, transformation and awareness: 

10th September

8th October

12th November

Please email wendy@wise-living.co.za for more information and to book.

 

Cooking Workshop for Emotional Healing on Saturday 7th October from 10am – 1:30pm

In this workshop, we will explore the 5 tastes (sour, salty, sweet, bitter, pungent, astringent) and their effects on our emotions.   We will also cook simple vegetarian meals that will help you to make peace with food, eating and your body.  Email wendy@wise-living.co.za for more information and to book – space is limited to 6 people.

 

Yoga & Ayurveda Workshop for Summer Living – Saturday 21st October

Ayurveda is a study of nature. Our busy city lives have disconnected us from nature’s wise rhythms. By realigning to the rhythms of nature, we access our inherent state of vitality and harmony.  Yoga, a Sanskrit word meaning ‘to unite’, is humanity’s original system of inner exploration and personal growth. Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences.  Please join me for a morning workshop on the wisdom and wonders of these ancient sciences to learn empowering life skills for summer living.  For more information and to book email karin@akashahealing.co.za.

 

Summer Cooking Workshop on Saturday 18th November from 10am – 1:30pm

This vegetarian cooking workshop is inspired by the principles of Ayurveda and focuses on food and spices as medicine: learn how to keep your immunity strong, treat inflammation and cool the effects of the summer heat.  Email wendy@wise-living.co.za for more information and to book – space is limited to 6 people.

 

Summer Solstice on Thursday 21st December from 6 – 8pm

Thursday 21st December is Summer Solstice.  Please join me for movement, mantra and meditation to celebrate and honour the Light: in ourselves, and in everything, and to reflect on our journey in a way that helps us connect with all that Is.  Please email wendy@wise-living.co.za for more information and to book – space limited to 9 people.

Twists and Curls of Life

 

 

“We do not practice mindfulness in Buddhism in order to repress our feelings, but as a way of looking after our feelings, being their sponsor in an affectionate, non-violent way. When we are able to maintain mindfulness, we are not carried away by or drowned in our feelings or in the conflicts within ourselves. We nourish and maintain mindfulness through conscious breathing and try to become aware of our internal formation and conflicts as they manifest. We receive them with love as a mother takes her child in her arms.”

— Thich Nhat Hanh, Extract from ‘Transformation and Healing’