Meditation for beginners – A One Day Workshop

18 Mar 2017
Studio 17, Egerton Road South, Heaton Moor, Stockport, SK4

Have you ever stopped not to think?

Reduce stress, anxiety and mental tension. Increase peace of mind,calm & mental clarity

A one day workshop in Meditation

with Dr Elliot Cohen

About Meditation

In meditation we learn to still and focus the mind.

Meditation may be used to enhance concentration, help to cultivate a sense of well-being, as well as significantly reduce stress.

Gradually, through practice, one learns to creatively respond to oneself and the world as opposed to habitually reacting to it.

About the course

In the day’s workshop you will learn:

  1. Preliminary practice: Finding balance and stillness in posture
  2. Preliminary practice: Following and attending to the breath – building the bridge between the mind and body
  3. Enhancing Awareness through Mindfulness
  4. Mindfulness of breathing
  5. Watching the mind within the mind (the Metacognitive and Transcognitive)
  6. How to just sit

About the teacher

Dr Elliot Cohen is a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist and Psychotherapist. He is a senior Lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University and Director of the Manchester Academy for Transpersonal Studies. He has been practicing meditation for over 20 years .

Student Testimonials

“Absolutely loving the meditation course.I’m finding it to be of huge benefit and I’m recommending the course to everyone – from my GP to family & friends. I’m practising every day.” – J. Boughey

“I didn’t know what to expect from this meditation course or even what meditation would actually achieve for me, but having now done the course, things are far clearer. In fact, clarity is exactly what you get from meditation; think of the mind as a glass of muddy water being constantly stirred by our thoughts and resulting in the water always being murky, but if you can slow down or even stop the stirring, then the water begins to clear and the light can shine through.” – D. Pugh

“Yoga Manchester’s mediation course was truly inspiring. A 50 / 50 mix of accessible theory and practical methodology, it was a great introduction for the complete novice, but, as someone who has been practicing for some years, I found it both stimulating and reaffirming.” – S. Hall

“Elliot’s gentle, simple and thoughtful instruction provided a great start to an essential daily practice of mindfulness.” – J. Farrell


Saturday  21st January 2017  12pm- 5 pm. There will be a lunch break and a couple of tea breaks – please bring your own lunch with you.


Studio 17  Egerton Road South Heaton Moor SK4 – the studio is just past the end of Langford Road-From Heaton Moor Road, drive towards the A6/Stockport Road. Look out for the train station (on left) and Mary’s Flowers (on right) shop, take the right turn onto Egerton Road South just over the pedestrian crossing. Continue down this road, there are houses on your left and the railway line on your right. Drive straight down, passing Langford Road on your left. Look out for the double grey gates on the left about 50m further on. If you get to Lawton Road you have gone too far. The grey gates are the entrance for Studio 17.

Please call 07983 605 295 should you need more precise directions.


Cost £65 for the 1 day workshop- this price includes tuition in meditation and mindfulness techniques and a Zafu (meditation cushion worth £25)

Please contact us to organise payment by bank transfer.

Please note that cancellations within 4 weeks of the event will be subject to a 50 % loss of payment. Total refunds will only be considered in special circumstances. Refunds given outside of the 4 weeks period will be subject to a 20% administration fee.


Info & Bookings

Please contact us for more information.

Profits from the course will go to Charity