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Mindful Living Course with Susan Hopkinson

Renowned author Susan Hopkinson (Teacher Yoga in an Upside Down World - ) will be leading our 8 week Mindful Living Course.


Rue Fernand Neuray 14b, Brussels BE 1050

Type of Event

  • Workshop

Yoga Styles



Nov 3
19:30 pmto21:00 pm

3 Nov 7h30-9h00 - Free intro
10, 17 Nov 7h30-9h30
1, 8, 15 Dec 7h30-9h30
12 Jan 7h30-9h30
18 Jan mini retreat 12h30-5h30
19, 26 Jan 7h30-9h30


325 €

Full Description

Renowned author Susan Hopkinson (Teacher Yoga in an Upside Down World - ) will be leading our 8 week Mindful Living Course.

Life can be pretty challenging at times, and it's hard to find balance in an imbalanced world. Susan's decades-long practice of yoga and mindfulness have brought her enormous rewards and allowed her to navigate some pretty rough waters, emerging stronger and lighter from each challenge.

She is pleased to share what she has learned over the years by offering an eight-week mindfulness course, called Mindful Living. Modelled on the format of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, the sessions are strongly influenced by her long-time teacher, Vietnamese Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, who lives in France.

This course is an invitation to move towards greater balance, peace and participation in life through a more conscious awareness of our attitudes, feelings and impulses. Our sessions may involve working with stress, burnout, pain, illness and the many other challenges and demands of everyday life, according to the needs of the group.

Many people discover that the practices they learn in the course help them to:

o regulate their emotions
o increase concentration and focus
o develop confidence and wellbeing
o improve their quality of sleep and feel more relaxed and calm overall
o discover a deeper self-awareness and self-acceptance
o improve their physical/mental strength and flexibility
o feel more kindness and compassion towards themselves, others and the world around them.
Through this course you will be introduced to a variety of simple meditation and movement practices designed to cultivate presence and awareness. Practices include sitting meditation, breath and body awareness, yoga, and the ten mindful movements, as well group discussions and a range of informal exercises.

The classes are ecumenical, and appropriate for people of all backgrounds and ages (from 16 and up), including those coping with stress, chronic pain and illness, mild depression, anxiety and panic disorders, sleep disturbances, digestive problems, fatigue, heart trouble, high blood pressure and headaches. Mindfulness supports us all as individuals, and especially supports and benefits the work of teachers, therapists and other caregivers.

Dates for the workshops:

+ 3 November 19h30-21h00 - Free introduction session
+ 10 November 19h30-21h30 - Session 1
+ 17 November 19h30-21h30 - Session 2
+ 1 December 19h30-21h30 - Session 3
+ 8 December 19h30-21h30 - Session 4
+ 15 December 19h30-21h30 - Session 5
+ 12 January 19h30-21h30 - Session 6
+ 19 January 19h30-21h30 - Session 7
+ 26 January 19h30-21h30 - Session 8

More about Susan
After discovering yoga in Toronto in 1985 and practicing with outstanding teachers like David Swensen, Esther Myers, and Mary Stewart as well as many lesser-known but excellent teachers around the world, Susan began teaching in 1998 following her first yoga teacher training with the late Derek Ireland in Goa, India, in 1997. She qualified as a yoga therapist with the Yoga Biomedical Trust in London (now organised through Yoga Campus) and with Mukunda Stiles, both in 2007. Susan has also studied Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy with David Frawley, Mohan and Vasant Lad, and for over a decade updates her knowledge in the field of Yoga Therapy via Yoga U Online, a great resource for teachers.

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