Benevolence is like a gentle rain, a true friend.
Always patient. Always kind.
A benevolent mind stands gracefully, guarding our peace of mind
This term we will continue to explore concepts of neuroplasticity and compassion, and exploring ‘the benevolent mind’.
Our upcoming ‘Compassion’ retreat will explore this in great depth.
Training the mind with loving, altruistic feelings is of the highest importance. Seeking happiness for oneself alone is doomed to fail, as self-centeredness is our very source of discontent.
Research in neuroscience also indicates that among all kinds of meditations, those focussing on unconditional love (maitri) and compassion (karuna) give rise to the strongest activation of brain areas related to positive effects.
In fact, those who volunteer and practice altruism report lower rates of depression and are even found to live longer.
As we transform ourselves through yoga therapy we become whole heartedly better at serving others in a wise and efficient way.
CLASS TERM starting soon…
Currently we are on a two week break.
10 week term begins 21st April
TERM Focus “Developing a Benevolent Mind”
- The Neuroplastic Brain-Body in Yoga Therapy
- Biology of Empathy
- Mind Full of Compassion
- The Altruistic Gene: Selfless or Selfish?
- Compassion techniques in Yoga, Theravedic Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism
- Empathy or Compassion?
- Mindfulness or Compassion? Which is better for our health?
- Brain changes in the Benevolent Mind
Information & Bookings: celiaroberts.com.au/yoga-and-meditation-classes-brisbane/
Looking forward to a truly wonderful day.
Please draw your heart back here….to the mountains, to the birdsong, the aging pines and perhaps to hear the gentle rain.
19th April $108
Information and Bookings: https://celiaroberts.com.au/retreats/
- Teachers trainers welcome to book for classes and retreats via email at no cost.
With a benevolent heart,
Celia Roberts BSc
Yoga Australia State Coordinator, AAYT Committee