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Introduction to Embodied Meditation in Edinburgh

February 16 - February 17

£50 – £90

Alistair is teaching embodied meditation in Edinburgh. 

Following the big success of his anxiety course, Alistair Appleton is back in the Scottish capital running a course on embodied meditation in Edinburgh. 

Based on his work as psychotherapist and his studies with the American Dharma teacher, Reggie Ray, Alistair is leading a weekend introduction to the field of ‘embodied meditation‘. It will be suitable for all levels: beginners or practitioners wanting to explore this new paradigm of meditation. 

The feeling  of bodily well-being can be a shock

Often, meditation gets stuck in the head and we end up ‘thinking’ a lot about peace and ease. But the practices of embodied meditation give us a direct experience of a profound inner space and groundedness. This bodily sense of well-being can be really shocking if we’re used to being stuck in our head. 

These simple but powerful practices can open up a whole world of aliveness and rootedness. 

What you’ll experience on this weekend of  Embodied Meditation in Edinburgh

  • a general overview of body-based meditation vs. traditional practice
  • polyvagal tuning (based on Stephen Porges’ work) to relax the body
  • experiencing ‘awareness’ in the body using the 3 levels of breath
  • working with the deep energy of the Earth
  • breathing into the lower tantien  or hara

What you can expect on a Mindsprings weekend course

  • We aim to provide a safe, friendly and tolerant space to explore the benefits of body-based meditation
  • There’s a good mix of teaching, experiential practice, and discussion. Talking helps make sure we’ve got it.
  • Some practices are done lying down, some sitting up. Weather permitting, we may work outside too.
  • Alistair’s training as a therapist is always available for one-on-one support when things arise during practice
  • We start at 10am and finish at 5pm each day – with an hour’s break for lunch and some tea/pee breaks
  • You’ll receive electronic notes and a recording of the teaching and guided meditation after the course.
  • After the weekend, we will try and keep the group together online and with email updates


How to book and financial support

Mindsprings tries to offer good quality instruction at a reasonable cost. We offer a concessionary rate to anyone who is struggling financially, to students and to the unemployed. We never want to turn someone away because they can’t pay. However, the full-price tickets help subsidise these cheaper places, so we ask people to use their discernment when buying a concession.



February 16
February 17
£50 – £90
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Salisbury Centre Edinburgh
2 Salisbury Road
Edinburgh, EH16 5AB United Kingdom
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0131 667 5438


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