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Yoga: Slow Flow and Restore

Unwind and de-stress body and mind with a delicious combination of slow-flow hatha yoga and restorative postures.

Thursday 18.00-19.15
With: Rita Perakis
£10
Open to All
No booking required

Iyengar Yoga

The Iyengar method, a highly regarded form of yoga, places special focus on developing strength, endurance and correct body alignment in addition to flexibility and relaxation. Classes are sequenced, emphasise precision and include a variety of poses from standing and sitting, forward and back bends, supine balances, inversions and relaxation. Classes are designed to focus on different aspects of the practice promoting overall well-being. Regular practice is energising and promotes excellent body awareness. It helps you feel refreshed and develops your flexibility, strength and improves concentration. A yoga practice for anyone and everyone!!

Thursdays 19.30-20.45
With: Suki Ali
£10
Open to All
No booking required

Iyengar Yoga

The Iyengar method, a highly regarded form of yoga, places special focus on developing strength, endurance and correct body alignment in addition to flexibility and relaxation. Classes are sequenced, emphasise precision and include a variety of poses from standing and sitting, forward and back bends, supine balances, inversions and relaxation. Classes are designed to focus on different aspects of the practice promoting overall well-being. Regular practice is energising and promotes excellent body awareness. It helps you feel refreshed and develops your flexibility, strength and improves concentration. A yoga practice for anyone and everyone!!

Fridays 10.00-11.30
With: Helen Corcoran
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Feldenkrais Method

The Feldenkrais Method is an effective approach for learning to improve our capacity for graceful action. It works by enhancing awareness through gentle exploratory movements in order to increase our sensitivity for comfort and ease. Improvement in posture, breathing, coordination and flexibility are among the many benefits the Feldenkrais Method offers the individual and it is suitable for anyone whether they seek improvement developing a performance related skill, support in recovering from injury or want to cultivate more harmony throughout their daily activities.

Fridays 12.00-13.15
With: Colin Poole
£10/ £6
Open to All
No booking required

Introductory Meditation Lunchtime Drop-in

We introduce two core meditation practices: the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana (loving kindness) practices.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 13.00-14.00
With: The Centre Team
£6/ £2 (concession)
Introductory
No booking required

Hatha Flow

Destress and reinvigoratewith this Hatha flow practice, which flows mindfully from one pose to the next, incorporating breath awareness, attention to alignment and occasional music.

Suitable for all levels.

Fridays 13:30-14:45
With: Sian O'Neill
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Scaravelli Inspired Yoga

A sensitive and intuitive approach to yoga, which cultivates awareness of the breath, spine and gravity. Opening, softening and lengthening we listen, deeply awakening the body's innate wisdom.

Fridays 18.30-20.00
With: Anna Jones
£10
Open to All
No booking required

8-Step Recovery Group

A meeting for anyone in recovery from addiction, habitual behaviours and obsessive tendencies.
Our focus is a text: “Eight Step Recovery Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction” alongside other Buddhist recovery books.

Meetings will be peer led.
All donations go towards the running costs of the Buddhist Centre.

Every Friday 18.30-20.00
start 25 Nov 2016
With: Nikki Lucas, Dharmabandhu, and friends
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Fun And Flow Vinyasa

Looking for a creative, playful yoga class to get energized? This is an upbeat, smooth flowing practice that includes plenty of stretching and some strengthening and balance poses. Whilst the class is geared towards a moderate level, there are alignment cues and modifications, so you're welcome to make the class as gentle or challenging as you like. We end the class in a luxurious savasana and sometimes a guided meditation to keep the good vibes going. Suitable for all levels including complete beginners.

Saturdays 10.00-11.30
With: Shirley Brooks
£12
Open to All
No booking required

Saturday Morning Meditation Drop-in

A morning exploring the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana (loving kindness) practices. The session includes sitting, some gentle movement and walking meditation. Suitable for all levels of experience.

Saturday 10.15-12.45

Please note no class on
15th Apr, 13 May and 26 Aug 2017
With: Karunagita, Sahajamani, Singhashri, Vajramitra, Santva, Abhilasa
£10/ £5 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Young People at NLBC (Sub35)

Are you between 18 and 35 years old and interested in Buddhism?

Are you tired of the stories that dominate our personal and public lives? Do you have a sense that there must be something else, but don’t yet know what it is?

With discussion, exploration and meditation, plus coffee and croissants, we will connect with what is meaningful and ask what Buddhism can offer us to transform ourselves and the world.

Every third Saturday of the month
10.30-13.00
On 15 July, 19 Aug, 16 Sept, 21 Oct, 18 Nov and 16 Dec

With: Sub35 team
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Vinyasa Krama

Krama means a step by step progression. Krama allows the practitioner to either stay at the first posture building strength and creating space or building experience opting to go deeper into more advanced asana making it accessible to everyone. A creative Vinyasa sequence coupled with kramic gradual movements brings fresh light and awareness to your practice.

Saturdays 11:45-13:00.
With: Mary Smiley
£12
Open to All
No booking required

Daoist Yoga: Alchemy of Baguazhang - Sun 20 Aug

This workshop will cover preparatory sequences and circle-walking. The Daoist practice of Ba Gua is a physical manifestation of the ideas of the Trigrams (representations of the eight basic forces of the universe) that combine to make up the sixty-four hexagrams of the I Ching, the ancient Chinese oracle text.

The workshop will cover Alchemical sequences designed to improve the strength and structure of the body. We will do this through study of movement and stillness based around the central 'axis' of the body, the pole that connects Heaven (yang) and Earth (yin) through us. In this way we use the practice to balance the energies and forces within us by deepening the connection of mind and body. In circle-walking, the more dynamic aspect of the practice, our movements create a spiral-type vortex with powerfully transformative effects.

Tea will be provided.

Sunday 20 Aug 2017, 10.00-13.00
With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
Costs,
£30
£20 concession

Open to All
Booking required (8 places left)

Yin Yoga

A precise and gentle form of yoga. Poses are held for sustained periods of time exploring potential and refining awareness.

18:00 - 19:15
No class on Bank Holiday Mondays
With: Julia Caird
£10
Open to All
No booking required

Creative Vinyasa Flow

Gentle to moderately-paced session that builds up to a fluid flow style. Students move through a creative and imaginative sequence of postures, interspersed with strength-building and sometimes challenging holds. The class winds down with an indulgent 10-minute guided relaxation and savasana.

Suitable for all levels from complete beginners to more experienced students.

Mondays 19:30-20:45
No class on Bank Holiday Mondays
With: Shirley Brooks
£10
Open to All
No booking required

Iyengar Yoga

The Iyengar method, a highly regarded form of yoga, places special focus on developing strength, endurance and correct body alignment in addition to flexibility and relaxation. Classes are sequenced, emphasise precision and include a variety of poses from standing and sitting, forward and back bends, supine balances, inversions and relaxation. Classes are designed to focus on different aspects of the practice promoting overall well-being. Regular practice is energising and promotes excellent body awareness. It helps you feel refreshed and develops your flexibility, strength and improves concentration. A yoga practice for anyone and everyone!!

Tuesdays 10.00-11.30
No class 3 Jan
With: Fran Nixon
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Hatha Yoga

A deep and careful yoga designed to extend the spine and strengthen the body. There is a specific focus on long-term spinal health and undo-ing the damage caused by sitting for hours a time.
Movements are slow and precise; influenced by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli, John Stirk, Anna Ashby and Catherine Annis. The class is un-hurried and not predicated on gymnastic ability.

The Thursday class is particularly relaxed and may include one or two long restorative postures and some meditation.

Tuesdays 12.30-14.00
Thursdays 14.30-15.45
With: Tony Marcus
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Yoga for Stress Relief

This gentle, friendly class offers effective, natural ways to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia. We will explore postures and breathing techniques that release physical and mental tension, to prepare us for a deep and nourishing relaxation.

Tuesdays 14.45-16.00
With: Anna Jones
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Hatha Flow

Soothing and relaxing sequence of hatha yoga poses linking movements with the breath. This flowing sequence brings balance and joy to the body.

Tuesdays 18.00-19.15
With: Alison Purchase
£10
Open to All
No booking required

Introductory Meditation Evening Drop-in

The Tuesday night class is one of our most popular weekly events. We introduce two core meditation practices: the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana (loving kindness) practices.

Tuesdays 19.00-21.30
With: Visuddhimati, Kusala, Kusaladana, Satyanathin, Shraddhasara
£10/ £5 (concession)
Introductory
No booking required

Hatha Flow

Soothing and relaxing sequence of hatha yoga poses linking movements with the breath. This flowing sequence brings balance and joy to the body.

Tuesdays 19.30-20.45
With: Alison Purchase
£10
Open to All
No booking required

Iyengar Yoga

The Iyengar method, a highly regarded form of yoga, places special focus on developing strength, endurance and correct body alignment in addition to flexibility and relaxation. Classes are sequenced, emphasise precision and include a variety of poses from standing and sitting, forward and back bends, supine balances, inversions and relaxation. Classes are designed to focus on different aspects of the practice promoting overall well-being. Regular practice is energising and promotes excellent body awareness. It helps you feel refreshed and develops your flexibility, strength and improves concentration. A yoga practice for anyone and everyone!!

Wednesdays 10.00-11.30
With: Aubrey Maasdorp
£10/ £6
Open to All
No booking required

Qi Gong

Qigong practice enhances the flow of qi, our vital energy, calming the mind and energising the body. The gentle and flowing movements can help build strength, stamina, balance and coordination. Classes include both moving and static forms that are easy to learn and enjoyable to practice.

Wednesdays 12.45-14.00
With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Yin Yoga

A precise and gentle form of yoga. Poses are held for sustained periods of time exploring potential and refining awareness.

Wednesdays 15.00-16.30
With: Amanda Wright
£10/ £6
Open to All
No booking required

Circular Flow Yoga/ Vinyasa Flow

A Vinyasa Flow style yoga where the circular aspect of the practice is influenced by Tai-Chi. Through the practice we explore postures working with the breath & investigating the 'elements' and 'energy' through this moving meditation.

Wednesdays 18.30-20.00
With: Sherene Banner
£10/ £7 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Gentle Vinyasa Flow Yoga

An inspiring and softly flowing yoga that mindfully integrates hatha postures with the breath. The class focuses on lengthening, strengthening and stretching to relax the body and balance the mind. Drawing on the precision of Iyengar, energy of Asthanga and the creativity of Shiva Rea's Prana Flow, each session will combine elements of these yogic practices to develop strength, flexibility and stamina. Designed for all levels of experience, we'll finish with a luxurious period of shavasana (corpse pose) to form a deeply restful conclusion to the day.

Wednesdays 20.15-21.30
With: Shirley Brooks
£10/ £7 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Gentle Yoga

Guided by the principles of Vanda Scaravelli this class offers a clear, careful and detailed approach with a calm and steady pace. Promoting ease of movement and comfort in the body by mobilising stiff joints, relaxing tight muscles and revitalizing from the inside out. Appropriate for people aged 17 to 97.

Thursdays 10.00-11.15
With: Anna Jones
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Qi Gong

The focus in this class is on sequences of postures and movements. These include more general forms such as the popular Taiji Qigong Shibashi, but also sequences relating to the development and health of particular aspects and parts of the body. It is not necessary to memorise the movements. Through the regulation of body, breath and mind, qigong practice promotes harmony of the The Three Treasures (essence, vitality and spirit) and so cultivates a deep sense of calm connectedness.

Thursdays 11.30 - 12.45
With: Richard Thomas
Open to All
No booking required

CANCELLED No Saturday Morning Meditation on 26 August 2017

Because of the Triratna International Gathering our drop-in meditation class won't take place.

For more info please click here

With:
Open to All
No booking required

Drumming Workshop

18.00-19.20 African Drum tuition. Suitable for beginners and intermediate.

19.20-20.00 Drum circle open to all.

Every Saturday
With: Shakyasiddhi, Simon & friends
£12/£10 concession. Drum hire £2
Open to All
No booking required

Bank Holiday - Monday 28 August 2017 - Centre Closed

With:
Open to All
No booking required

*** NEW CLASS **** Iyengar Yoga (class starts on Sat 2nd Sept)

The Iyengar method places special focus on developing strength, endurance and correct body alignment in addition to flexibility and relaxation.

Classes are sequenced, emphasise precision, include a variety of poses and are designed to concentrate on different aspects promoting overall well-being.

Regular practice is energising and promotes excellent body awareness.

A yoga practice for anyone and everyone!

Saturdays 13.15-14.45
With: Fran Nixon
£12
Open to All
No booking required

Iyengar Yoga monthly workshop (Sept)

These workshops offer an opportunity to work more deeply on your practice. You will learn and improve your understanding of the highly regarded Iyengar system of yoga with a highly regarded and popular teacher.

All welcome to attend.

Sun 3 Sept 2017, 10:00 - 12:00
With: Aubrey Maasdorp
Costs,
£20 waged
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation (start Thu 7 Sept 2017)

Are you curious about Buddhism?

This 4 week course will introduce the Buddha, his teaching (Dharma) and the followers of his teaching (Sangha).

We will also explore the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana practices including support for beginners and those in the early stages of meditation practice.

4 Thursday evenings
Thu 7 Sept - Thu 28 Sept 2017
19.00-21.30
With: Santva
Costs,
£60 waged
£28 concession

Introductory
Booking required

Women’s class - every second Saturday of the Month

Women’s class with guest speakers:

  • 12 August: Dhammagita will focus on earth as our base element. It is always good to come back home to, and feel it's strength, non-judgemental support and generous nourishment.

    guests TBC for September, October and November.

    *** There will be a Women’s class weekend retreat from 8-10 December ***

  • Every second Saturday of the month,
    14:15-17:00.

    *** There will be a Women’s class weekend retreat from 8-10 December ***
    With: Karunagita and Team
    By donation
    Open to All
    No booking required

    MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) Wednesday evenings start 13 Sept 2017

    For Stress, anxiety, depression, worry, sleep and life difficulties.

    Mindfulness will help you gain more meaning, value, purpose and joy in your life.

    Our Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 8 week course follows the Oxford evidenced based training to prevent depressive relapse.

    Mindfulness is designed to help you handle difficult thoughts, feelings and moods by learning to respond rather than react to life's difficulties.

    You will learn the core skill of 'mindfulness' - a way of of being present in body, mind and the world around you. This enables you to cultivate and increase awareness and offers potential for positive changes in your life.

    This course is not for people who are currently depressed.

    Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: CERT Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness teacher at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behavior, Addiction and Trauma / DIP Trauma / EMDR.

    Wed 13 Sept - Wed 1 Nov 2017
    19.00-21.00
    Practice day Sun 25 Feb 2018
    13.30 -17.30
    With: Pippa O'Connor
    Costs,
    £265
    £215 low income
    £155 concession

    Prices include materials and practice day
    Open to All
    Booking required (11 places left)

    Deep Ecology Day (Sun 17 Sept)

    “We destroy the beauty of the countryside because the un-appropriated splendours of nature have no economic value. We are capable of shutting off the sun and the stars because they do not pay a dividend.”
    John Maynard Keynes

    A day exploring our relationship with the natural world and our spiritual practice and our appreciation, as Buddhists, of the intrinsic worth of the environment.

    Join Sanghasiha and friends for a day of sitting and sound meditation, talks, discussion, poetry, music and puja.

    Sun 17 Sept 2017, 10.00-17.00
    With: Sanghasiha
    By donation. Donations go towards our costs for sustainable cleaning material and fairtrade products.
    Open to All
    No booking required

    Stand Alone Mindfulness Practice Day (Mindfulness for Healthy Living) - Sat 23 Sept 2017

    Come along if you're considering doing a course and would like to experience mindfulness first hand, or if you've already completed a mindfulness course and would like to support your on-going practice.

    There will be an opportunity to ask questions about mindfulness practice and courses.

    With Lokadhi Lloyd, MA, PGDip (Mindfulness), PGDip (Psychosynthesis), BACP.

    Please bring vegetarian lunch to share.

    Lokadhi has extensive experience and training in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. Please click here
    for more about Lokadhi, or click here
    for more about mindfulness training with Lokadhi.

    Sat 23 Sept 2017, 10.30-16.00
    With: Lokadhi
    Costs,
    £50
    £30 concession

    Open to All
    Booking required (23 places left)

    Men’s class - once a month on Saturday

    A chance to explore the Buddhist Vision through meditation, talks, discussion and hanging out together.

    Class starts at 14.00; but do join us for lunch from 13.00.
    Please bring vegetarian lunch to share.

    Once a month on Saturday 14.00-17.00.

    Class on 23 Sept, 21 Oct, 18 Nov and 9 Dec.

    Join us for lunch from 13.00. Please bring vegetarian lunch to share
    With: Kusala, Abhilasa, Akashamitra, Aryajit
    By donation
    Open to All
    No booking required

    Daoist Yoga: Alchemy of Baguazhang - Sun 24 Sept

    This workshop will cover preparatory sequences and circle-walking. The Daoist practice of Ba Gua is a physical manifestation of the ideas of the Trigrams (representations of the eight basic forces of the universe) that combine to make up the sixty-four hexagrams of the I Ching, the ancient Chinese oracle text.

    The workshop will cover Alchemical sequences designed to improve the strength and structure of the body. We will do this through study of movement and stillness based around the central 'axis' of the body, the pole that connects Heaven (yang) and Earth (yin) through us. In this way we use the practice to balance the energies and forces within us by deepening the connection of mind and body. In circle-walking, the more dynamic aspect of the practice, our movements create a spiral-type vortex with powerfully transformative effects.

    Tea will be provided.

    Sunday 24 Sept 2017, 10.00-13.00
    With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
    Costs,
    £30
    £20 concession

    Open to All
    Booking required (11 places left)

    ***NEW *** The Alternative Friday Night (Sub35) - starting Fri 29 Sept

    Are you between 18 and 35 and looking for something new to do on a Friday night? Are you sick of doing the usual thing, or just fancy doing something different?

    Come along to meditate, explore the teachings of Buddhism and connect with like-minded people. Our monthly evening will be a radical approach to Friday night!

    With late night tea bar after.

    Every last Friday of the month
    19.00-21.30
    with late night tea bar after
    On 29 Sept, 27 Oct and 24 Nov (no class in Dec)
    With: Lottie, Annie, Sub35 team, and various order members
    Free. Donations welcome.
    Open to All
    No booking required

    Padmasambhava Day Festival & start of URBAN RETREAT

    This year our Padmasambhava Festival is the first day of our week long urban retreat themed on Meetings with Padmasambhava.

    Programme tbc

    Sat 30 Sept 2017,
    With: Visuddhimati and Friends
    By donation
    Open to All
    No booking required

    URBAN RETREAT: Sat 30 Sept - Fri 6 Oct 2017

    One of the best ways to support our practice is to go on retreat – take a weekend or more to move away from our habitual surroundings and live a simpler live. The Urban Retreat is an opportunity to focus on our practice in the midst of our busy lives and to reduce our exposure to the myriad of distractions in an urban context.

    The Urban Retreat will be launched on Padmasambhava Day on Sat 30 Sept with extra events scheduled during the week including early morning meditations, day retreat, and more. Check our posters.

    Sat 30 Sept - Fri 6 Oct 2017
    With: Visuddhimati and Friends
    Free. Donations welcome.
    Open to All
    No booking required

    URBAN RETREAT: Early Bird Morning Meditation

    During the Urban retreat will be an opportunity to boost your practice by meditating with others at the centre.

    The meditation session will start at 7.30am
    Doors will be open from 7.15am.
    Please be on time because no one will answer the door after the start of the mediation.

    After there will be an opportunity to have coffee/tea together. Please bring your own breakfast if you wish to join.

    Mon 2. - Fri 6. Oct. 2017

    start 7.30am, doors open at 7.15am
    With:
    By donation
    Open to All
    No booking required

    MBCT (Mindfulness for Healthy Living) Thursday evenings starts 5 Oct 2017

    Nine Thursday evenings, including orientation session, plus a practice day, with Lokadhi Lloyd, MA, PGDip (Mindfulness), PGDip (Psychosynthesis), BACP. The course follows the NICE-approved MBCT model and is held in a warm, relaxed setting that combines structure, informality and the highest professional standards.

    For anyone wishing to enhance the quality of their life through deepening awareness of unhelpful patterns of body and mind. Develop skills to manage the ups and downs of everyday life as well as anxiety, depression, addictive behaviours, stress, chronic illness and pain. Suitable for those who are susceptible to depression but who are not actively depressed.

    Lokadhi has extensive experience and training in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. Please click here for more about Lokadhi.

    Please click here for more information about courses run by Lokadhi, and click here for answers to frequently asked questions about the courses she runs.

    **BOOKING DEADLINE Mon 2 Oct 2017** Online registration required before your place can be confirmed ***

    Thu 5 Oct - Thu 30 Nov 2017
    18:45 - 21:15
    Practice day Sun 12 Nov 2017
    11:00-16:00
    With: Lokadhi
    Costs,
    £265
    £215 low income
    £155 concession

    Prices include materials and practice day
    Open to All
    Booking required (23 places left)

    MBCT (Mindfulness for Healthy Living) Friday mornings starts 6 Oct 2017

    Nine Friday mornings, including orientation session, plus a practice day, with Lokadhi Lloyd, MA, PGDip (Mindfulness), PGDip (Psychosynthesis), BACP. The course follows the NICE-approved MBCT model and is held in a warm, relaxed setting that combines structure, informality and the highest professional standards.

    For anyone wishing to enhance the quality of their life through deepening awareness of unhelpful patterns of body and mind. Develop skills to manage the ups and downs of everyday life as well as anxiety, depression, addictive behaviours, stress, chronic illness and pain. Suitable for those who are susceptible to depression but who are not actively depressed.

    Lokadhi has extensive experience and training in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. Please click here for more about Lokadhi.

    Please click here for more information about courses run by Lokadhi, and click here for answers to frequently asked questions about the courses she runs.

    **BOOKING DEADLINE Mon 2 Oct 2017** Online registration required before your place can be confirmed ***

    Fri 6 Oct - Fri 1 Dec 2017
    10:45 - 13:15
    Practice day Sun 12 Nov 2017
    11:00-16:00
    With: Lokadhi
    Costs,
    £265
    £215 low income
    £155 concession

    Prices include materials and practice day
    Open to All
    Booking required (23 places left)

    Iyengar Yoga monthly workshop (Oct)

    These workshops offer an opportunity to work more deeply on your practice. You will learn and improve your understanding of the highly regarded Iyengar system of yoga with a highly regarded and popular teacher.

    All welcome to attend.

    Sun 8 Oct 2017, 10:00 - 12:00
    With: Aubrey Maasdorp
    Costs,
    £20 waged
    £15 concession

    Open to All
    Booking required

    Buddhist Ethics (start Wed 11 Oct 2017)

    What is Buddhist Ethics? How and why is this practice is relevant. We will explore the Buddhist principle that our actions have consequences - both for ourselves and others and how the practice of ethics can benefit our lives.

    Suitable for complete beginners and those in the early stages of their exploration of Buddhist ideas.

    4 Wed evenings
    Wed 11 Oct - Wed 1 Nov
    19.00-21.30
    With: Vajramitra
    Costs,
    £60 waged
    £28 concession

    Introductory
    Booking required

    Daoist Yoga: Alchemy of Baguazhang - Sun 29 Oct

    This workshop will cover preparatory sequences and circle-walking. The Daoist practice of Ba Gua is a physical manifestation of the ideas of the Trigrams (representations of the eight basic forces of the universe) that combine to make up the sixty-four hexagrams of the I Ching, the ancient Chinese oracle text.

    The workshop will cover Alchemical sequences designed to improve the strength and structure of the body. We will do this through study of movement and stillness based around the central 'axis' of the body, the pole that connects Heaven (yang) and Earth (yin) through us. In this way we use the practice to balance the energies and forces within us by deepening the connection of mind and body. In circle-walking, the more dynamic aspect of the practice, our movements create a spiral-type vortex with powerfully transformative effects.

    Tea will be provided.

    Sunday 29 Oct 2017, 10.00-13.00
    With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
    Costs,
    £30
    £20 concession

    Open to All
    Booking required (12 places left)

    Introductory Meditation Day - 29 October

    An ideal opportunity to experience the benefits of meditation in the context of a day retreat.

    Suitable for newcomers and those looking for a refresher in our basic meditation practices.

    You are invited to bring vegetarian lunch to share if you wish.

    Sunday 29th October 2017, 10:00 - 17:00
    With: Lalitaraja
    Costs,
    £40
    £20

    Introductory
    No booking required

    Sangha Day Festival (4 Nov 2017)

    Programme tbc

    Saturday 4th November 2017, 10:00 - 17:00
    With: Visuddhimati and Friends
    By donation
    Open to All
    No booking required

    Iyengar Yoga monthly workshop (Nov)

    These workshops offer an opportunity to work more deeply on your practice. You will learn and improve your understanding of the highly regarded Iyengar system of yoga with a highly regarded and popular teacher.

    All welcome to attend.

    Sun 5 Nov 2017, 10:00 - 12:00
    With: Aubrey Maasdorp
    Costs,
    £20 waged
    £15 concession

    Open to All
    Booking required

    (CMBT) Mindfulness & Compassionate Mind Behaviour Training - starts 15 Nov 2017

    Compassionate Mindfulness Behaviour Training (CMBT); is for anyone wanting to let go of difficult emotions using evidenced based CMBT techniques to train and transform our negative thoughts and feelings.(e.g. depression, stress, anxiety, sadness, anger, loneliness)

    Instead of fighting difficult emotions, critical and judgemental thinking of self and other with CMBT we will learn to accept and lessen reactivity and find new helpful and skilful ways to be with ourselves and others by cultivating kindly awareness.

    CMBT includes the MBCT Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Training for depression, anxiety and worry. The CMBT training is the added component to integrate change, wisdom, joy, equanimity and compassion for transformation in our life.

    Suitable for newcomers and for anyone who wishes to enhance their skills.

    Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: PGCE & Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness Consultant at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behaviour, Addiction and Trauma/ DIP Trauma/ EMDR.

    8 sessions incl. a Sunday workshop:
    Wed 15 Nov - Wed 20 Dec 2017
    19.00- 21.00
    Workshop: Sat 16 Dec 2017
    13.30-18.00
    Catch-up: Sun 25 Feb 2018
    13.30 - 17.30
    With: Pippa O'Connor
    Costs,
    £265
    £215 low waged
    £155 concession

    Prices include materials.
    Open to All
    Booking required (17 places left)

    People of Colour Sangha event - Sun 26 November

    An event for the People of Colour Sangha. For us to come together to meditate and be inspired by the Buddha’s teaching to free our minds.

    Beginners and experienced meditators are all welcomed.

    Please bring vegetarian or vegan lunch to share.

    Sun 26 Nov 2017, 10.00-16.00
    With: Jayakara, Nandaraja, Sujhayini
    Suggested donation £20 / £10 (concession)
    Open to All
    No booking required

    Iyengar Yoga workshop (Dec)

    These workshops offer an opportunity to work more deeply on your practice. You will learn and improve your understanding of the highly regarded Iyengar system of yoga with a highly regarded and popular teacher.

    All welcome to attend.

    Sun 3 Dec 2017, 10:00 - 12:00
    With: Aubrey Maasdorp
    Costs,
    £20 waged
    £15 concession

    Open to All
    Booking required (15 places left)

    Daoist Yoga: Alchemy of Baguazhang - Sun 3 Dec

    This workshop will cover preparatory sequences and circle-walking. The Daoist practice of Ba Gua is a physical manifestation of the ideas of the Trigrams (representations of the eight basic forces of the universe) that combine to make up the sixty-four hexagrams of the I Ching, the ancient Chinese oracle text.

    The workshop will cover Alchemical sequences designed to improve the strength and structure of the body. We will do this through study of movement and stillness based around the central 'axis' of the body, the pole that connects Heaven (yang) and Earth (yin) through us. In this way we use the practice to balance the energies and forces within us by deepening the connection of mind and body. In circle-walking, the more dynamic aspect of the practice, our movements create a spiral-type vortex with powerfully transformative effects.

    Tea will be provided.

    Sunday 3 Dec 2017, 10.00-13.00
    With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
    Costs,
    £30
    £20 concession

    Open to All
    Booking required (12 places left)

    Stand Alone Mindfulness Practice Day (Mindfulness for Healthy Living) - Sat 9 Dec 2017

    Come along if you're considering doing a course and would like to experience mindfulness first hand, or if you've already completed a mindfulness course and would like to support your on-going practice.

    With Lokadhi Lloyd, MA, PGDip (Mindfulness), PGDip (Psychosynthesis), BACP. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about mindfulness practice and courses.

    Please bring vegetarian lunch to share.

    Lokadhi has extensive experience and training in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. Please click here for more about Lokadhi, or click here
    for more about mindfulness training with Lokadhi.

    Sat 9 Dec 2017, 10.30-16.00
    With: Lokadhi
    Costs,
    £50
    £30 concession

    Open to All
    Booking required (24 places left)