wellbeingWelcome to our Wellbeing course schedule

These courses focus on cultivating physical, emotional and mental balance and wellbeing. They include authentic traditional and modern psychological approaches to health and lifestyle. They are suitable for everyone.  For more information about our Wellbeing Centre please click here

 


 

Weekly Yoga and Pilates Classes at the Wellbeing Centre

Thursdays 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm yoga with Sarah

Sarah has been practicing yoga for 12 years and teaching internationally for 8. She teaches Bikram, Vinyasa and most recently Yin yoga giving her a combination of strength, fluidity, flexibility and awareness.   She continues to learn and discover herself through practicing yoga.

What to expect from my Thursday classes: Each week we will explore and open different parts of the body. There will be breath work, deep soothing stretches and slow relaxing cool down. We’ll bring our focus inwards with mindful movement to experience a sense of stillness and deep renewal, tapping into our inspiring surroundings and the rhythm and flow of nature.

$12 per class

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Book your yoga or pilates class by clicking here and choosing the date of the class you want.

 

Fridays 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm Pilates with Andreas

Andreas has been teaching pilates since 2004 and has 17 years of yoga experience including teaching internationally. With his passion for enhancing the physical experience and his deep awareness of  human anatomy, including personal experience of invasive surgery, Andreas helps people overcome their physical and mental challenges using a safe and gentle approach.

What to expect from my Friday classes:  Each week we’ll strengthen the bodies powerhouse of core muscles working with a mindful intention to create deeper awareness and balance. Creating long strong muscles we’ll focus on natural movement patterns that allow us to avoid physical stress and strain and feel healthier and happier in our bodies.

$12 per class

 


 

 

 

 

Edible Gifts to Share with Lek in the Big Love Cafe 

Do you absolutely adore Baking? Want to make some Christmas treats and homemade gifts for the ones you love? Finding Gluten Free Baking a challenge? These classes are for you!

Classes are small, interactive and hands-on designed for those with a passion for baking or those who would like to build their confidence in the kitchen. We’ll show you some great Gluten Free tips and share our unique no soy, no dairy flour blend.

Join this fun, creative and rewarding class and learn the tricks of the trade that will reduce the hard work and have you really enjoying your cooking.

Best of all we end the class with a shared tasting plate, so your lesson will be a delicious culinary adventure!

Week One: Edible Gifts to share. Create beautiful treats to share with your community and take the challenge out of end-of-year book nowthank you gifts!

Wednesday the 13 December 9:30 am – 12:30 pm in the Big Love Cafe at Chenrezig Institute.

Facility Fee $60

Please wear closed in shoes to protect your toes and comfortable clothing you for this interactive session.


Art Therapy for Wellbeing with Shanna McLeod

Join art therapist Shanna McLeod as she creates a warm and welcoming space to address psychological, emotional and spiritual needs. Shanna shares art mediums and creative processes to foster self-expression, enhance coping skills, manage stress and strengthen identity.

The Art therapy for wellbeing workshop covers

  • Perspective work and reflective practices
  • Self-expression and Self – resourcingbook now
  • Self-Working with metaphor
  • Exploring art mediums and their qualities

Saturday 16th Dec 9 am – 4:30 pm, at the Wellbeing Centre at Chenrezig Institute.
Facility fee $75 
All art materials are provided. Wear clothes you are happy to create in.

Shanna  received her diploma in Transpersonal Art Therapy in 2014.  She works as a mental health recovery support worker sharing her passion for transformation and  healing.


Christmas Party Baking with Lek in the Big Love Cafe

Do you absolutely adore Baking? Want to make some Christmas treats and homemade gifts for the ones you love? Finding Gluten Free Baking a challenge? These classes are for you!

Classes are small, interactive and hands-on designed for those with a passion for baking or those who would like to build their confidence in the kitchen. We’ll show you some great Gluten Free tips and share our unique no soy, no dairy flour blend.

Join this fun, creative and rewarding class and learn the tricks of the trade that will reduce the hard work and have you really enjoying your cooking.

Best of all we end the class with a shared tasting plate, so your lesson will be a delicious culinary adventure!

Week Two: Christmas Party Baking. Spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying yourself with fabulous end of year food.

Wednesday the 20 December 9:30 am – 12:30 pm in the Big Love Cafe at Chenrezig Institute.book now

Facility Fee $60

Please wear closed in shoes to protect your toes and comfortable clothing you for this interactive session.


Create your own Thai Banquet with Lek in the Big Love Cafe

Are you in love with Thai food? Want to create a delicious and authentic Thai Banquet to delight your friends and family? This is the course for you!

Over four fun mornings Lek will introduce you to the fresh flavours of Thailand, straight from her garden. She’ll show you what to do with a range of exotic ingredients so that you can create a banquet for friends with ease and confidence.

Classes are small, interactive and hands-on designed for those with a passion for cooking or those who would like to build their confidence in the kitchen. We’ll show you some great tips for preparing these delicious recipes – for vegetarians and vegans and without soy. Join this fun, creative and rewarding class and learn the tricks of the trade that will reduce the hard work and have you really enjoying your cooking.

Best of all we end the class with a shared tasting plate, so your lesson will be a delicious culinary adventure!

January 15 Week 1 : Entrees such as spring rolls and curry puffs
January 22 Week 2: Green or Red curry from scratch including authentic curry paste book now
January 29 Week 3: Desserts, sticky rice with mango and tapioca pudding
February 5th Week 4: Dinner party plans, finger foods and Thai style food decoration.

Facility Fee: $60 per lesson or whole course for $240

Please wear closed in shoes to protect your toes and comfortable clothing you for this interactive session.

 


16 Guidelines Level 2 Training with Wendy Ridley

from the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom.

Chenrezig Institute is pleased to present Level 2 training for the 16 Guidelines program. This is a rare opportunity for students who have already studied level one to access this training that has not been offered in Australia since 2010.

Level 2 will  enable participants  to explore and reflect more deeply on the 16 Guidelines and Four Wisdom Themes.  This workshop  also provides participants with  knowledge, familiarity and experience with a range of tools and methodologies for sharing the 16 Guidelines with others. Connect with  a network of like-minded people who can act as a source of advice and support.  If you have come to appreciate the 16 Guidelines and their capacity to shift old habits and attitudes, and to open up new possibilities for your relationships and engagement in the community, this is your next step.

Level 2 is open to anyone aged 16 and upwards who has attended the 16 Guidelines level one workshop – run at Chenrezig Institute as How to be Happy. If someone does want to follow the 16 Guidelines Training Pathway to become an accredited 16 Guidelines facilitator then there needs to be 6 months integration between Level 1 & Level 2. Ideally potential facilitators will have done a Building on the Basics or equivalent such as prior learning, integration & use of 16 Guidelines in family or community settings.

Wednesday 17 Jan 9.00 am to Thursday 18 Jan 5.00 pm.book now

Facility Fee $108. In the Wellbeing Centre at Chenrezig Institute. Accommodation and meals available separately.

Ordained FPMT Sangha are invited to this training at no cost. Due to the logistics associated with this course there are a minimum of participants required.  Please book as soon as possible to ensure this training can go ahead.

Having met Lama Yeshe in 1977 Wendy was inspired by his vision of Universal Education (UE). Wendy has over 30 years experience working in education – as a teacher, university lecturer, education department advisor and consultant specialising in religious education, philosophical enquiry and diversity issues. This has provided her with skills and passion to develop, deliver and oversee training programmes. Wendy has been involved in the development of FDCW as a Board member since 2004. As a Senior 16G Facilitator she thrives on running 16G workshops and editing UE materials. Wendy has worked in 5 very different FPMT centres and was the director of Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds for over 7 years.

 


Cultivating Emotional Balance 2018 with Corey Jackson

A happy and rewarding life is within our grasp and achieving it is a skill we can learn. Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) is an evidence-based training that blends ancient techniques for developing mindfulness, empathy and compassion with ground breaking scientific understanding of emotions. The course has been shown to reduce people’s destructive emotional episodes, improve professional and personal relationships and develop resilience in the face of adversity. Focusing on both theory and practice, CEB aims to give a genuine experience of ancient techniques made relevant to a modern lifestyle and world view.

This unique program is the brainchild of Dr. Paul Ekman, a world renowned psychologist within the field of emotions and Dr Alan Wallace, a highly respected meditation teacher and scholar of contemplative traditions. It was developed in response to the year 2000 Mind and Life conference that became the subject of Daniel Goleman’s best-selling book, Destructive Emotions.

Introductory weekend: Saturday 20 January 9.00 am – Sunday 21 January 3.30 pm, at the Wellbeing Centre at Chenrezig Institute.

The course continues February 3-4 and February 17-18 for those who have attended the introductory weekend (making a total of six sessions to complete the training).

Facility fee $150 for the introductory weekend, $420 for the whole course.

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CEB Full Course

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CEB Introductory Weekend

Corey Jackson left his career as a jazz pianist in Toronto to study Buddhist philosophy and Tibetan language in India. He holds a degree in Psychology and Sanskrit from the University of Sydney, where he was awarded the Khyentse Foundation award for excellence in Buddhist Studies. The Cultivating Emotional Balance project perfectly facilitates his passion for using ancient wisdom in a thoroughly modern context.

 

 


 Restorative Yoga to Relax and Re-energise –  Extended Retreat

with Annie McGhee 

Stay cool and calm as summer approaches, taking time to slow down, nurture yourself and surrender to a deeper sense relaxation for your body and mind. We’ll use props to support the body into safe and comfortable positions to facilitate deep relaxation and ease. Resting in each pose you’ll be able to calmly observe your thoughts arising and fading, meeting them with kindness and acceptance.

Restorative yoga emphasizes relaxation and stillness and is appropriate for everyone. Most poses are done on the floor and held from five to fifteen minutes.

Thursday 25th Jan, 6.30pm – Saturday 27th Jan, 4.30pm. Held at  the Wellbeing Centre at Chenrezig Institute.  Facility fee $120.

We expect this course to sell out. Please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Annie McGhee is a registered yoga teacher who has been practising for more than five decades . She has been a student of Tibetan Buddhism for 20 years.book now

 

 


Yoga for Anxiety and Depression with NeLi Martin

Learn to manage stress and be open to life. Yoga has some powerful techniques for affecting the nervous system. Through Yoga Asana, Pranayama and Meditation, you can learn to re-wire your anxiety through activation of the relaxation response and re-framing the stress response.

During this one day workshop you will learn and practice:
Asana and Pranayama for calming the nervous system and activating the relaxation response deep in the body at a cellular level.
Asana and Pranayama for energising the nervous and vital systems of the body.
Meditation approaches to set intentions and connect to your purpose whilst cultivating calm, alert states of mind.

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Sunday 28 Jan 9.00 am – 4.00 pm at the Wellbeing Centre

Facility fee $75 Book www.chenrezig.com.au

NeLi Martin is a  Buddhist psychologist who integrates mindfulness, yoga and dance practices into her work with people from all walks of life.