A perfect introduction to the basics of meditation. Taste the inner peace and spaciousness of a simple guided meditation in the peaceful oasis of the meditation room at Akanishta. Stay around afterwards to find out more about meditation and the classes and courses available at the centre.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
“Meditating here is like a turbo boost compared to when I am just doing it by myself. And so different to being guided by an app. It’s like going to a mental spa. I feel refreshed and energised and ready to take on the week.”
“When I meditate, I experience an inner warmth and a connectivity with what's around me. Very calming and empowering.”
“When I have meditated, everything is much less of a drag. My day doesn’t feel like wading through treacle. I feel both relaxed and energised at the same time.”
“When I meditate, my busy thoughts go away and my mind is calm and quiet. Also, after meditating I feel so relaxed it’s like I’ve had a nice warm bath.”
“Since learning to meditate, I take the world much less seriously and I don’t worry about things so much.”
“I cannot find the same clarity when meditating anywhere else, whether it be at home or with an online zoom group. There’s something special about the whole class setup. The meditation room, the people and the teacher all help to generate an atmosphere that really helps me meditate better than I have ever been able to do on my own.”
Frequently Asked Questions
What Shall I wear for the class?
Wear Normal clothes, seating on chairs or cushions is provided. We ask you to remove your shoes before going into the meditation room.
Do I need to bring anything?
Everything is provided that you will need, including refreshments,. Some people like to write notes.
Does it matter if I have never meditated before?
Every level from complete beginners are welcome. The teacher will explain everything and guide you through the meditation step by step.
Do I need to book in advance?
We recommend booking, but you’re welcome to just turn up and pay on the day. We can take card payments at the centre in Cheltenham - but cash only as the branch venues.
Is there parking at the centre?
We have a car park to the rear of the building - please take care as you enter as the gateway is quite narrow