- Mindful Chocolate Meditation
September 14, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Take some time out to breathe, taste and get body connected during this belly calming session of meditation – and chocolate!
This workshop is a gentle session focussed on soothing your body and helping you feel connected with your senses. It’s very easy to get swept up in the busyness of life so this is an opportunity to slow down. Chocolate is a beautiful ingredient full of aromas and tasting it slowly and with awareness is a delicious way to explore mindfulness.
During this workshop I’ll share ways that you can extend some of the breathing and mindfulness techniques we’ll practice into everyday living.
Not sure if this session is for you?
This meditation workshop is suitable for new and experienced meditators. Meditation is a very personal experience and there’s no right or wrong way to feel about it! We won’t be aiming to transcend to any higher planes or tap into different states of consciousness; this workshop is about grounding, connecting and calming.
What can you expect?
– A gentle introductory meditation to calm your system and help get you body-connected (as with the final meditation, I will vary this from month to month)
– Guided mindful eating meditation with a selection of single origin dark chocolates that engages all your senses (using the chocolate that I use in my own chocolate making from beautiful bean-to-bar brand, Pump St Chocolate)
– A short closing meditation to help you leave the workshop feeling calm and soothed (I will vary this from month to month, to cover different types of meditation such as a body scan, loving kindness or guided visualisation)
There will be time for discussion and questions if there’s anything you’d like to know more about.
You’ll also receive a special chocolatey treat to take away and taste (mindfully!) using some of the techniques we’ll explore in the workshop.
You’ll be most comfortable if you wear loose clothing, but wear whatever feels best for you. I’ll provide yoga mats and supports, but please do bring your own mat if you prefer. Most of the meditations are done seated, but there’s will also be an option to lie down for the final meditation.
Please note if you are suffering from certain diagnosed mental health conditions (including clinical depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) you should always seek support your supporting clinician before taking part in meditation. I’ll provide a form to complete ahead of the workshop to help you identify any information or support you should seek before taking part in the session.
Medical disclaimer – as a meditation guide I’m not qualified to diagnose or treat any medical conditions. I will not recommend any changes in medication or attitudes that could potentially worsen your condition.