The Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy

How to Meditate in 5 Steps

With Filomena Duarte, Lisa Schlotmann, Bob Heath

Learn and develop how to relax your body and breath, focus your mind and sit resting in a place of stillness inside yourself- in 5 easy stages.

Meditation is an inward journey. It’s also a systematic process to calm the mental chatter of our busy everyday life!

This 12 week Course explains and guides you through each step to discover your own inner sanctuary. You will explore and experience how to:-

  • Prepare the body and mind for meditation and choose a sitting posture right for you.
  • Practise smooth, relaxed, effortless breathing with awareness.
  • Use a simple Mantra as a focus and resting place for the mind.
  • Observe yourself and the thoughts that arise as you meditate.

Wednesdays at 6.15 - 7.45 pm starting 18th April 2018

At The Friends’ Meeting House, 17 Woodville Road, Ealing, W5 2SE

  £10 drop-in, £42 for 6 or £84 for 12 (Concessions given)                          

For booking and enquiries contact:

 Lisa 020-85678889 or




with Rolf Sovik PsyD,

President of the Himalayan Institute USA, Honesdale, PA.

4-day retreat at Domus Mariae Convent, Chigwell, Essex (UK).

Date: Dates to be confirmed

      The Bhagavad Gita combines four messages each charting, with unequalled variety and human richness, a pathway from relentless activity to peace of mind & enlightenment.    Clearly, practically, and framed with universal appeal, the Gita’s dialogue opens the way to spiritual self-discovery, with meditation as an essential part of its vision of spirituality.

Join Dr. Sovik and:

  • Practice a deeply satisfying and universal method of meditation.
  • Use silence and stillness to enhance your meditation experience.
  • Explore key roles of Karma-, Bhakti-, Jnana- and Raja-yoga in daily life.
  • Examine the therapeutic qualities of the Gita’s message, &
  • Fully grasp the “Wheel of Karma” as an experience shared by all humans.

Outline daily programme

  6.00am     Prayers, meditation & asana class.

  8.00          Breakfast.

  9.15          Presentations.   [Interval 10.30 – 11.00]

12.15pm     Meditation.

12.30          Lunch followed by free time [walks in Epping Forest etc].

  4.00          Workshops

  6.00          Dinner.

  7.30          Presentation.

  9.00          Prayers & meditation

Comfortable venue.     Vegetarian food.      Bookshop to browse.

Come for all or part of this event.

Fees;   £400 (whole retreat)   or   £110 per 24 hrs.

( deposit £100 , payable by mid-February)