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African Mindfulness

Mindfulness has become something of a buzzword in recent years with the practice now being rolled out as a secular enterprise in schools, corporate organizations and even prisons and hospitals – to reduce stress, improve performance and aid the healing process. Mindfulness is often misrepresented as a relaxation technique, when really it is about focused attention on the present moment, leading to a heightened awareness of one’s self and the world around us. Stilling the mind and connecting fully with the ‘now’ enables perspective and clarity to arise. The practice of mindfulness is derived from Buddhism, but is at the heart of many spiritual teachings.

John is unique in being initiated in three timeless traditions: African Shamanism, Yoga and Zen Buddhism, and also holds an honours degree in Clinical Psychology. His wealth of experience has given him a valuable insight into the benefits of mindfulness and he teaches a dynamic form of the practice using drumming, dancing and chanting to ground people in their bodies, and the body of the earth.

Listen to John speak about dynamic mindfulness.