14:30-15:45 毎月第二日曜日2nd Sundays: 10/13, 11/10, 12/8
David Thomas France
David Thomas France
David is a Movement Therapist, researcher, and senior yoga instructor with over 25 years experience. David has practiced Zen since 1992 primarily with Reb Anderson and Yvonne Rand. And supplemented his practice working with Jaya Ashmore and Christopher Titmuss from the Thai Theravada tradition. He is a certified practitioner of Body-Mind Centering®, a form of physical and sensory education that encompasses all the body systems and developmental aspects of human experience. David has studied yoga with masters throughout the world, particularly influenced by Rodney Yee, Donna Farhi, and Erich Schiffmann, and now focuses on personal research and deep listening to his guide practice. In tandem with his movement studies he has studied the Ayurvedic and Osteopathic traditions of healing and bodywork. Uncompromisingly eclectic and interdisciplinary, he brings to his lessons a broad range of experiences from athletics, martial arts, contemplative arts, dance, and healing arts. Originally from from the San Francisco Bay Area, David teaches internationally, and has lived in Japan since 2007.
Mindfulness meditation means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment with openness and curiosity. It has a variety of research-backed impacts, including reduction in stress, and improvements in job satisfaction, emotional regulation, and focus.
Meditation Fundamentals classes introduce you to mindfulness meditation and the cultivation of wisdom. Both beginners and those with significant experience find these classes extremely worthwhile.
The basics of mindfulness meditation and Secular Buddhist Meditation
How to work with an overactive mind and rumination
Techniques for meeting and navigating difficult emotions
Developing awareness and sensitivity to the body
Practices that cultivate positive states of mind like gratitude, kindness, joy & compassion
The role meditation plays in communication and interaction
Support for developing a daily sitting practice
Current language support is mainly English, with some limited Japanese available.
Connect with other meditators by joining the FSM Meditation Circle or using the Insight Timer App to join the Kansai Meditation Network group: https://insighttimer.com/
2nd Sundays Meditation Program
【 日時 schedule 】
毎月第二日曜日 2nd Sundays every month, 14:30-15:45: 9/8, 10/13, 11/10
【 持参するもの bring 】
Comfortable layered clothing for easy movement, hydration, personal hand towel
【 受講料 fees 】
【 予約 reservations 】
Space is limited, please pre-register to insure your place.