MEDITATION & SOMATIC ENQUIRY

Workshops, Retreats and Teacher Training Programs

TEACHER TRAINING

Meditation & Mindfulness

150 HOURS TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM

Somatic Movement

150 HOURS TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM

SELF ENQUIRY

Meditation Retreats

6-Day Residential Retreat at Orere Point

Immersion Workshops

2-Day & 3-Day Courses

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Healthy Life Patterns

WELLBEING RESOURCES FOR BUSY LIVES

Toolkits for sharing

Exciting and innovative skills to offer your clients

The first programs at the new Open Ground School have been developed by Dyana Wells and the faculty to benefit from the synergistic integration of four disciplines:

  • somatic-body investigation

  • meditation and visualisation

  • wisdom teachings with a focus on Tibetan Buddhist teachings

  • applied anatomy and scientific investigation including neuropsychology and epigenetics

See our About page for full details of our program philosophy and values.

November 2-Day Workshop with Dyana Wells

Creating Healthy Patterns for Mind-Body Balance

Integration of Meditation, Mindfulness and Somatic Enquiry

Unlock the magic and mystery of the human body through meditation and movement.

Reconnect with the sense of feeling alive and being engaged with ourselves, others and the earth.

Experience deep relaxation and wellbeing through internal awareness practices.

Saturday/Sunday 9th-10th November 2019

Early Bird Bookings Now Open

DETAILS AND REGISTRATION

Teacher Training Modules for 2020

6

3-Day Weekends

  Meditation & Mindfulness 150 Hours

You can complete the necessary modules over a one-year or two-year period to gain our course certification. Registration for the whole course includes ongoing mentoring, workbook homework between sessions, and individual journaling.   More Details

FIRST MODULE APRIL 24–26 2020

6

3-Day Weekends

Somatic Movement 150 Hours

You can complete the necessary modules over a one-year or two-year period to gain our course certification. Registration for the whole course includes ongoing mentoring, workbook homework between sessions, and individual journaling.   More Details

FIRST MODULE APRIL 24–26 2020

10

Choose from ten 3-Day Weekends

Personal & Professional Development

All modules from either course can be taken as stand-alone training as part of your personal or professional development.   More Details

FIRST MODULE APRIL 24–26 2020

 

 

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Open Ground Principles

CONNECT

Healing is about connecting up the parts in ourselves that have become disconnected –  the many feelings and experiences that have been reduced, denied, judged, and suppressed. 

Connecting is about safely embracing all that we are. In the acceptance, our lives are radically transformed and healed.

 

PARTICIPATE

Learning comes through experience, through direct participation in our lives.

Participation requires us to be present. This is not easy.

Our participation leads to appropriate and creative responses to life. 

EXPERIENCE

We learn through direct experience. It is our experience which changes us. Through attention we become conscious participants in our own lives, we  come to understand our challenges differently and make authentic  choices.

Attention is mindfulness, a friendly dispassionate engagement which leads to clarity and wisdom.

LEARN

We innately love to learn.  This is what humans do best.

The learning mind is bright and curious. It is energetic and happy and at the same time calm and concentrated.

This is a beautiful mind that can investigate deeply and enthusiastically.

SHARE

The work we do on ourselves, and the healing we encounter, is not only for us. It is a gift to be shared with others.

We are interconnected with all life, and without this deeply felt recognition our potential for personal healing and wisdom is very limited.

Real fearlessness is the product of tenderness. It comes from letting the world tickle your heart, your raw and beautiful heart. You are willing to open up, without resistance or shyness, and face the world. You are willing to share your heart with others.” 

― Chogyam Trungpa