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out of balance?
totally stressed out with no real reason?
absolutely not focused and can't concentrate?
sleepless and can't stop the mind chatter during the night?
angry without reason?
If you answered just one of those questions with “YES” it's time to make some changes.
How about you join us online Monday night 7.30pm (NZ time) for a calming and revitalising meditation? And you will get access to the recordings afterwards, so you can meditate whenever and wherever you like? How does that sound to you?
Do you also lead a stressful life?
Do you find many people wanting something from you? ... your time, your money, your attention, your energy?
We all sometimes feel so overwhelmed, we don't know where to go and what to do to find peace of mind or even just a bit of time for ourselves.
We would love to change that ... for you ... together.
Join us in our monthly Membership for "Start Making Sense" ... enjoy the Monday live Meditation, the
clear your mind chatter
sleep deeply again every night,
wake up refreshed,
start the day full of energy,
use various breathing techniques to help your mind and body relax,
deal with emotions and get rid of the overwhelming effect they may have on you,
stay calm in every situation,
find the joy in everything you do,
lead a balanced life,
be at the centre of your life and therefore able to fulfil your (and maybe also somebody elses) dreams.
- You learn how to calm your mind and balance your thoughts, so your mind can stop much faster with its constant chatter
- Calming down your mind and body will make you sleep easier and better
You will have a much calmer attitude in general, so you can respond in critical situations rather than re-act.
- You get to know yourself better and find out where your imbalances are, so you are able to your true self
- You get to know different styles of Meditations and Meditation techniques, so that you have clarity about what type of Meditation is for you
You will be able to build up a regular Meditation practise with the help of our library which contains all the meditations that we have done so far
This is your perfect opportunity to dive into the world of Mindfulness Meditation and find out whether it is something for you. Even if you don't have too much time or have a busy always changing schedule.
Become a member of “Start Making Sense - The Live Sessions” - Sandra's online class. Enjoy live meditation from the comfort of your home or come to the live class when we are in Tauranga. And because you will get access to the recordings, you are able to spend as much time per week as you like or are able to.
This is a weekly online class and is taking place every Monday 7.30pm (NZ time) for about 45 minutes.
I guide you into deep relaxation, followed by breath or body awareness to let go of the day and calm down the mind. Then we go either on a little journey or visualisation, or do some mantra or affirmation work. In this way you will get to experience different types and techniques of meditation.
Shortly after the live meditation you will receive access to the recording of the session. From then on you can dive into it as often and as deep as you like.
The access to ALL recordings is available in your Student section as long as you are a member of 'Start Making Sense'.
The monthly membership renews itself on the date of your start and will cost you just NZD 34.50 per month. You can leave anytime, just flick us an email and it is done. Even if you decide to pause and come back at another point in your life, you will again have access to all the Meditations on the platform.
A HUGE warm welcome and congrats.
I am so happy you found us and this course.
We have set up this Academy and the courses for you to learn, relax and grow. To share our path, the experiences, and the knowledge we have collected on the way.
All of what you find here is what we have been doing over the last two decades to find a better way of living, to heal, and to find OUR way in life. A balanced way, nourishing and leading to contentment and peace of mind.
We regard ourselves as German born citizens of the world, living in New Zealand since 2009. After I left a VERY demanding Consulting job, which brought me burn outs and different health problems, I needed to heal my "society wounds". It took me a lot of trial and this and that to finally recognise Meditation to be THE healing tool for me and it became the tool of hundreds of my clients too. After a few years in my (our) new life I can say now it was the right decision and I am absolutely sure it will help YOU on your path as well.
What I found out is that our wounds are our greatest wisdom. Our scars remind us of the path that we have already gone in the past and how far we have come. They are a gift to show us the way.
Let me show you how you can learn from your past to create a better future by simply becoming fully and completely aware of what IS in and around you … Right NOW
Regular Meditation Practise
Freedom to create
Enhance Mindfulness without being a "Hippie" experience
Being Kinder to Myself
We commit to delivering high class service at an affordable level.
- Because we want you to start meditate - NOW
- Because we want you to experience the extremely positive effects it can have on you and your life.
- Because Your life will change in a very positive way.
This is why we are there for you and love to improve our services with and for you.
Why order today?
The price for this program is only NZD 34.50 per month and it will stay valid for you personally for as long as you stay a member – guaranteed. You can always upgrade to other opportunities to come.
Have a taste, this is one of my most popular Meditations, enjoy ...
This monthly subscription gives you access to our weekly live meditations but there is much more ...
All of our live meditations get recorded and you have access to all of our recordings. There are currently over 60 meditations available ...
- Affirmation Meditations
- Chakra Meditations
- Healing Meditations
- Mantra Meditations
- Meditation Journeys
- Personal Growth Meditations
- Pure Mindful Meditations
available for you at your finger tips ...
In total we have more than 40 hrs of different meditations available for You ... right now and after you signed up. And these numbers will increase
Are you keen?
Oooh, wait .... I nearly forgot about that ....
All of our recorded meditations are downloadable as audio files. Meaning, you can download them on your phone and have your favourite meditation(s) anytime available where ever you are ... How does that sound for You?
What if I can't sit cross legged for the whole Meditation?
You don't need to sit cross legged if that is not comfortable for you. You feeling comfortable is most important. Whichever position feels right for you that is the position to choose. You should be able to sit comfortably and breathe unhindered for the time of the meditation. Best if you sit upright (for most Meditations) your spine being straight, but still in a natural position, so that your energy can flow from head to toes and from toes back to your head.
Should I meditate with my eyes open or closed?
I personally prefer to meditate with my eyes closed, as it feels much more relaxed to me. If you feel more comfortable when you still see the light, then feel free to do so. Have a gaze on an object or on a point in front of you on the ground. Some Meditation techniques work completely and only with that gaze. Completely up to you how you can relax better. Ultimately that is paramount.
I always have thoughts coming in. I find it hard to have no thoughts.
That is probably one of the greatest misconceptions of modern Meditation. Especially for a beginner it is not important to have no thoughts to start with. It is more important to not attach to your thoughts. Thoughts may come, but they also go. Just like your breath comes and goes and you don't hold on to it. When a thought comes, just acknowledge it … and then let it go … like a cloud in the sky … bring your attention back to the next breath or whatever it is you are exercising with. The more you exercise this letting go, the sooner the stillness will come to you.
Can my children meditate?
Absolutely yes. Most children enjoy the Meditations. It seems to come more natural to them. Even if they have problems sitting still for a certain time, they get used to it more and more every week.
How do I learn to meditate?
Well, the best way to learn it is to do it. Meditation is one of those things, you can read thousand books about it, but all that is nothing compared to actually experiencing it. And to master it you have to go through the motions. Just like an athlete, you will exercise and enjoy every single time more and more, because it becomes more and more effortless. It becomes your second nature.
When should I meditate?
That depends on your time schedule and your nature. Sometimes I meditate in the morning, sometimes in the evening. If you are a beginner it probably is helpful to start a daily routine at the same time. Maybe your lunch break? Your commute home (NOT when you're driving a car or a bike) or to work? Whenever you can integrate it naturally into your life, that is the way to do it. It shouldn't feel coerced, that would be against it's nature.
How often should I meditate?
Well, how often would you like to meditate? I recommend to meditate on a daily basis, just because it then can be integrated into your daily routine. If you don't have a daily routine or your days vary too much, than look how you can integrate it into that. Again, it should come naturally and with joy.
How long should I meditate?
Most books recommend 1 hour per day. If you are able to do that, congratulations, you are on a fabulous way. For most people 20 min per day is more realistic. You can find 20 min per day. And if you have a really hectic day, then you should even more find 20 min (maybe in the bathroom?) somewhere. If you manage to find 20 min every day, you are fast ahead of most other people. Even if on some days you only find 5 min is ok. But aim for 20 min, that is more effective. You will feel the difference. And again, if it comes natural and with joy, you will automatically begin to meditate a bit longer from time to time.
What is the best Meditation?
Well, the best Meditation is the one that works for you. We are all different and we have different preferences, different routines and different lifes. We live differently and have different backgrounds. This is why there are so many different types of meditation. Find the style that works for you, this is the best for you.
How do I get started? Do I need my own room?
If you have your own room to meditate in, how wonderful, that of course is great. If not, then find a routine, a place, a surrounding that calms you down naturally and nourishes you. You can work with incense, with music, with symbols, to get you into a meditative mood. But ultimately, you can also just sit down, close your eyes, and … start meditating … and enjoy the whole process … with candles or without them.
What do I do when the body posture feels wrong in the Meditation or I have some itching or some flies in the room?
When you have a distraction, there are always two ways to deal with them. First, accept them as they are and surrender to them. If you feel you can't (yet) do that, then change the posture or wipe the fly away and then just carry on. It is a bit like the thought coming in. Don't cling to it … accept it or change it … and then go back to your original task. You can choose wether to re-act to the distraction or not … that can become a Meditation on it's own.
I always fall asleep when I meditate.
Check your posture. The more you slouch, the more likely you will loose concentration and fall asleep.
Check your sleep as such. Are you sleep deprived? Then maybe practise some Meditation first that get you into a better sleep mode.
What sometimes happens in the first sessions is that at some point your head will start nodding, because your mind can't grasp what you are doing. It thinks 'oh, silence, we are sleeping', head nodding, 'oh, no, we are not. What are we doing here?' Your whole body has to get used to this 'new' state of mind. And also, our postures are not very good most of the day, so that the muscles are tight in the neck and around. We are not used to holding a straight posture anymore and the more you relax, the more likely your head will develop a 'mind of it's own'. That will disappear in most cases after just a few session.
Depression / Anxiety:
JAMA Internal Medicine found that Meditation helps heal depression and anxiety about as effectively as antidepressants.
Meditation is the single most powerful stress relieving tool available by natural means.
Just a few minutes Meditation per day can diminish stress and enables you to perform at your best level.
Meditation will give you techniques and the relaxation to fall naturally asleep more easily.