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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
£12/ £7 (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
£12/7
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/ £3 (concession)
Introductory
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
With: Mike
By donation
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 Dorman (Jones)
£12
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
£14
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


With: Karunagita, Vajramitra, Maitrisambhava, Akashamitra, Amalayodhin
£10/ £5 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Under 35's Buddhism and Meditation Morning

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.

Saturday
10.30-13.00
On 16 Nov and 21 Dec 2019
With: Under 35s team & guest speaker
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Saturday Morning Meditation and Buddhism Drop-in class

We start with meditation at 10:15. After the tea break, you can continue to explore meditation, or alternatively you can join the Buddhism option. Our new theme is URBAN BUDDHISM.

On the second Saturday of each month there is a talk on one of these themes (click here), and on the other Saturdays we get together to explore the topic further. All are welcome, and you don't need to come each week.

Saturdays 10.15-12.45
With: Ratnaprabha & Sat morning team
£10/ £5 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Dynamic Yoga

A class with a focus on strengthening, stretching and alignment. A full body workout that helps develop an understanding of asana/posture and yoga practice in general. This practice can be incorporated into our daily lives and helps us to relax.

All levels.

Saturdays 11:45-13:00.
With: Seamus Casey
£14
Open to All
No booking required

Iyengar Yoga

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
£14
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

Sangha Day Festival (Sun 17 Nov 2019)

Please join Ratnaprabha and Shraddhasara for our Sangha Day Festival.

Programme as follows:
11.00 Meditation and Poetry sesshin
13.00 Shared veggie lunch
14.00 Sangha talk and workshop
16.00 Tea
16.30 The mirror of compassion puja

Sun 17 Nov 2019
With: Ratnaprabha, Shraddhasara
Free event. Donations welcome.
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.

Monday 13.00-14.15
With: Colin Poole
£12/7
Open to All
No booking required

Yin Yoga

An opportunity to become friends with your body. Yin yoga uses floor-based postures to help us soften and wake up, staying in shapes for sustained periods.

Mondays 18:00 - 19:15
No class on Bank Holiday Mondays
With: Julia Caird
£12
Open to All
No booking required

SANGHA FESTIVAL CONTINUED

Continuing from the Sangha Day festival, tonight we explore the Sangha, the community of the Buddha’s followers and look at how it can be of benefit in our lives today.

Monday 18th November 2019, 19:00 - 21:30
With: Khemananda, The Monday Night Team
Open to All
No booking required

Sangha Night

Lalitaraja, Santva, Manjumitra, Khemananda and guest Order Members take turns to lead evenings, practising and communicating Buddhism.

A Sangha evening might include a talk, meditation, discussion, workshop, devotional practice, and tea.

It is helpful if you have had an introduction to the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana meditation practices. All welcome.

Every Monday 19:00 - 21:30 (except Bank holidays).
Some evenings start with a shared meal at 18:30
With: Khemananda, Lalitaraja, Manjumitra, Santva, and various order members
Free. Donations welcome.
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
£12
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

With: Fran Nixon
£12/ £7 (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
£12/ £7 (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 Dorman (Jones)
£12/ £7 (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 18.15-19.30
With: Alison Purchase
£12
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, Satyanathin, Shraddhasara, Abhilasa, Maitrisambhava
£10/ £5 (concession)
Introductory
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
£12/ £7
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
£12/ £7 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Yin Yoga

An opportunity to become friends with your body. Yin yoga uses floor-based postures to help us soften and wake up, staying in shapes for sustained periods.

Wednesdays 15.00-16.30
With: Maitripushpa
£12/ £7
Open to All
No booking required

Dynamic Hatha Yoga

Strength in alignment with flow. Build inner and outer strength with an Alignment based sequence anchored in traditional Hatha yoga root using modern mobility techniques.

Tuning into the breath to centre the mind and cultivate determination endurance and flexibility. This class leans to a more athletic style of yoga practice developing a positive body consciousness through breath.

Wednesdays 18.30-20.00
With: Seamus Casey
£12
Open to All
No booking required

Careful Hatha ***new class*** starts 4 Sept.

Designed to extend the spine and strengthen the body. Movements are slow and precise. We work progressively to create the strength and flexibility that makes postures do-able. We mainly do one posture at a time and take care not to hurt the back. Alternative postures will always be given (but no sun salutations, Vinyasa or headstand).
The class is suitable for all levels including beginners. Come and enjoy clear, focused work and move towards inner peace.

Wednesdays 20.15-21.30
With: Tony Marcus
£12
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 Dorman (Jones)
£12/ £7 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Are you curious about Buddhism and Meditation? (start 21 Nov)

This 4 week course will introduce the Buddha, his teaching (Dharma) and the followers of his teaching (Sangha). We will focus on the historical Buddha including key stories about his life and enlightenment as well as exploring Buddhist practice - the Buddhist path laid out in his teaching.

The course is open to all and will include space for questions and discussion.

We will also explore the 'Mindfulness of Breathing' and the 'Metta Bhavana' meditation practices.

4 Thu evenings
Thu 21 Nov - Thu 12 Dec 2019;
19.00-21.30
With: Karunagita
Costs,
£60
£28 concession

Open to All
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 18.15-19.30
With: Alice Knowelden
£12
Open to All
No booking required

SANGHA EVENING: Bodhicaryavatara series: The Guarding of Awareness

'How not to make a mess of things'

Verses from the Shantideva's Bodhicaryavatara on the guarding of Awareness
This is the most fundamental instruction for not causing harm or not making a mess of things.

5.49 When the mind is inflated or derisive, full of arrogance and vanity, exceedingly jocose, evasive or deceiving,

5.50 When,seeming to advance oneself, it is only deprecating others,contemptuous and scornful, one should remain like a block of wood.

Monday 25th November 2019, 19:00 - 21:30
With: Santva, The Monday Night Team
Open to All
No booking required

WATER - an elemental Qigong workshop (1 Dec 19)

Water is our deep potential to develop and change. It is essential to life, and in a very real sense we are water. When the Water Element is healthy it can affect the whole balance of yin and yang forces in the body and bring about deep vitality. Water is fluidity and flow, and these aspects, as well as its connection with the Kidney and Bladder organs and meridians, will be explored in both moving and static forms.

These forms will include some inspired by the Bear, the animal associated with Water in the Five Elements system.

The day will be gently paced and will be perfectly suitable for the beginner.

Sun 1 Dec 2016, 10:00-14:00
With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
Costs,
£44 waged
£32 concession

Open to All
Booking required (15 places left)

Open Weekend Retreat: Turning to the nature of experience

A weekend retreat on Buddhism and Buddhist meditation.

We'll draw on a pithy summary of Buddhist teachings from the life of Padmasambhava. It is the advice he gave to Queen Ngang Chung in response to her request for a teaching that would take her to Enlightenment – which, we are told, it did. He tells her to “Lay bare whatsoever arises, good and bad thoughts alike”, in other words, turn towards experience with curiosity and acceptance, including thoughts and feelings, as a way to disclose their true nature.

Story-telling, meditation, talks and discussion will reveal the relevance of Buddhist teachings to our lives now, whether we are new to meditation and Buddhism or have been practising for years.

The retreat will be held at the beautiful Suffolk retreat centre ‘Vajrasana’, the place of the Thunderbolt.

Fri 6. - Sun 8. Dec 2019
With: Ratnaprabha, Karunagita
Costs,
£175
£145 low income
£95 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Under 35's Alternative Friday Night

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!

Upcoming speakers and topics:
6th Dec - Sagarasila - The ideal of friendship
10th Jan - Devamitra - Responding to Craving and Desire
24th Jan - Moksadhi - Peace is a fire
7th Feb - Prajnaketu - How to fall in (and out of) love: a Buddhist perspective
21 Feb - tbc
6th Mar - Vajragupta - Time

With late night tea bar after.

Friday evening (fortnightly)
19.00-21.30
with late night tea bar after
On 6 Dec 2019, 10 Jan, 24 Jan, 7 Feb, 21 Feb, 6 Mar
With: Under 35s team & guest speaker
Free event. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Iyengar Yoga monthly workshop (Dec 2019)

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 Dec 2019 - 10:00-13:00
With: Aubrey Maasdorp
Costs,
£30
£20 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Live Budcasts: Urban Buddhism

A new series of the monthly Saturday morning Budcast talks and podcasts starts 8 June at 11:30.

All welcome. Free event. Suggested donation £5. You can listen to the podcasts of the talks Please click here

8 June - Ratnaprabha "A Buddha in London"

13 July - Akashamitra "An awakened imagination: Buddhist practice in the city."

14 Sept - Kusala "The Art of Loving"

12 Oct - Karunagita "Going Forth"

9 Nov - Dhammamegha "Fear comes from arming yourself"

14 Dec - Ratnaprabha "Urban Dharma"

In the weeks between, do come to a discussion group around themes from the talk as part of the Saturday morning class starting at 10:15.

Every second Saturday of the month:
Sat 14 Sept, Sat 12 Oct, Sat 9 Nov and Sat 8 Dec
11.30-12.45
With: Ratnaprabha & Sat morning team
Free event. Suggested donation £5.
Open to All
No booking required

Women's class - every second Saturday of the month

14 Dec - "Discipline and Freedom" with Dhammamegha
We will spend the afternoon exploring a deep paradox in the teachings of the Buddha - between striving and the ease of peace; the path and the trackless.

Drawing on some of the verses of the Dhammapada, we'll look at right effort, wise attention, inspiration and receptivity in our own lives and practice.

Please join us for an afternoon of body practices, meditation, reflection and poetry.

every second Saturday of the month:
10 Aug, 14 Sept, 12 Oct, (9 Nov no CLASS), 14 Dec
14:15-17:00
With: Karunagita and Team
Free event. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Intensives (Dec 2019)

A chance to focus in more detail on the depth and scope of this style of yoga, guided by the pioneering work of Vanda Scaravelli.

Suitable for students with some experience, we will dive into some more dynamic sequences and explore some stronger poses such as backbends and inversions to discover the joys and benefits that they can bring.

With time to break down the progression towards more demanding poses so that the journey becomes accessible and enjoyable for all.'

Sun 15 Dec - 10.00-13.00
With: Anna Dorman (Jones)
Costs,
£36
£24 concession

Open to All
Booking required

New Year's Evening - Meditation and Ritual (Tue 31 Dec 2019)

A meditative evening with ritual.

20.30-21.00 Arrive: Doors open
21.00-21.50 Readings and meditation (doors closed)
21.50-22.00 Arrive: Doors open
22.00-22.45 Readings and meditation (doors closed)
22.45-23.15 Arrive: Doors open
Festive tea break
23.15-00.00 New Year's Puja (doors closed)

Open to all.

Tue 31 Dec 2019, 20.30 - midnight
With: Khemananda, Santva, and friends
Free event. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Deep Rest (Saturday afternoon workshop)

A unique and deeply relaxing blend of simple practices to rest, restore and nourish.

Including gentle floor-based exercises to help release muscular tension (Hanna Somatics) as well as Pranayama (breath focus) and quiet time for meditation, these workshops will focus primarily on supported, restorative yoga poses using bolsters and other props.

This way of working is designed to calm the nervous system, boost the immune system and promote balance for busy lives.

Sat 11 Jan 2020; 15.00-17.30
With: Anna Dorman (Jones)
Costs,
£32
£21 concession

Open to All
Booking required (18 places left)

Introductory Mindfulness and Compassion Course (start 16 Jan 2020)

This short course is for you if you would like to experience mindfulness or compassion training and don’t feel ready, or able, to commit to a longer Mindfulness for Healthy Living or Compassion for Healthy Living course. A great way to dip your toe in the water!

There will be home practice for you to do between classes – course costs include materials, including pre-recorded guided meditations.

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

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.

**BOOKING DEADLINE Mon 13 Jan 2020** Online registration required before your place can be confirmed ***
Thu 16, 23, 30 Jan 2020 (3 weeks)
19.00-21.00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£90
£60 on benefits

Introductory
Booking required (25 places left)

Iyengar yoga: brushing up on the basics

A general workshop for those looking to get to grips with the fundamental elements of their yoga practice.

Sat 18 Jan 2020 - 15.00-17.00
With: Alice Knowelden
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Stand Alone Practice Day 'Ageing Mindfully' (Sun 19 Jan 2020)

From the moment of birth, we experience the effects of change - not all of them welcome! Come along - whatever your age - and explore how we can turn towards the inevitability of change that comes moment by moment, year by year: and which affects us all – and our loved ones – sooner or later.

This workshop is suitable for any adult wanting to experience mindfulness for the first time, or looking to refresh your mindfulness practice. Equally, it is an ideal introduction to the 9-week February-April Ageing Mindfully course.

We will practice mindfulness and compassion-based practices together, with space for questions. Please bring vegetarian/vegan lunch to share.

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.

Sun 19 Jan 2020, 10.30-16.00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£50
£30 on benefits

Open to All
Booking required (24 places left)

New Year Yoga Workshop

Welcome the new year with an uplifting, intention-setting yoga practice!

Take a couple of hours out for yourself as we start the new year to set and imbed your sankalpa, your deepest heart’s desire, for 2020.

In this workshop, we will lead you through pranayama for better breathing; we’ll create the conditions to set your sankalpa and move into flowing sequences to detox, open your heart and set your yoga practice on the right path for the year ahead. We’ll conclude with restorative postures so you’ll leave feeling fully relaxed and recharged.

This workshop is suitable for all levels including beginners.

Sat 25 Jan 2020 - 15.00-17.00
With: Sian O'Neill
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Compassion for Healthy Living (start Thu 6 Feb 2020)

Mindfulness and compassion training can help us be less affected by stress, anxiety, criticism of ourselves and of others.
Compassion grows from mindfulness and helps free us from destructive thoughts, behaviours and emotions. The course is suitable for newcomers to mindfulness, but you are best advised to do a 3-week Introductory Course or full length mindfulness course first. It is important that you are able to attend all nine classes, including the orientation session, as well as the practice day.

There is home practice of up to an hour a day for you to do between classes – course costs include materials, including pre-recorded guided meditations.

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

**BOOKING DEADLINE Mon 3 Feb 2020 ***Online registration required before your place can be confirmed ***
Thu 6 Feb - Thu 2 Apr 2020 (9 weeks)
18:45 - 21:15
Practice day Sun 15 Mar 2020
11:00 - 16:00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£265
£215
£155

Prices include materials and practice day
Open to All
Booking required (25 places left)

Ageing Mindfully (start Fri 7 Feb 2020)

Change is inevitable, and one of the biggest challenges is how to meet the inescapable fact that we all change with age, as does our experience of life. Ageing affects us all – and our loved ones – sooner or later.

This 9-week course is for any adult: whether you’re coming up to a ‘milestone’ birthday (25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 …); finding it hard not to be adversely affected by media images of youth, beauty and physical prowess; caring for an elderly relative; struggling with the constraints of getting older yourself; or simply want to look forward to advancing years with a sense of wonder, adventure and acceptance.

The course closely follows the established MBCT model, with a specific emphasis on compassion and self-compassion in relation to the ageing process.

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 3 Feb 2020 ***Online registration required before your place can be confirmed***
Fri 7 Feb - Fri 3 Apr 2020 (9 weeks)
10:45 - 13:15
Practice day Sun 15 Mar 2020
11:00 - 16:00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£265
£215
£155

Prices include materials and practice day
Open to All
Booking required (24 places left)

Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Intensives (Saturday afternoon workshop)

A chance to focus in more detail on the depth and scope of this style of yoga, guided by the pioneering work of Vanda Scaravelli.

Suitable for students with some experience, we will dive into some more dynamic sequences and explore some stronger poses such as backbends and inversions to discover the joys and benefits that they can bring.

With time to break down the progression towards more demanding poses so that the journey becomes accessible and enjoyable for all.'

Sat 15 Feb 2020 - 15.00-17.30
With: Anna Dorman (Jones)
Costs,
£32
£21 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Follow up day/ Taster Day and Mindfulness Catch Up - Sat 29 Feb 2020

Practice session for those who have completed an MBCT or CMBT course and an introduction for those who wish to find out more about this approach.

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.

Sat 29 Feb 2020
13.30-17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Under 35's Day Retreat: From reactivity to creativity

In order to change the world, we start by changing our minds. Through transforming our habitual thought patterns we enter into a realm of creativity and freedom.

Join the sub35 team for a day of meditative practice, reflection and discussion. Suitable for newcomers and regulars.

Please bring a vegetarian lunch to share.

Sun 1 March 2020; 10.00-17.00
With: Moksadhi & the sub35 team
Free event. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Deep Rest (Saturday afternoon workshop)

A unique and deeply relaxing blend of simple practices to rest, restore and nourish.

Including gentle floor-based exercises to help release muscular tension (Hanna Somatics) as well as Pranayama (breath focus) and quiet time for meditation, these workshops will focus primarily on supported, restorative yoga poses using bolsters and other props.

This way of working is designed to calm the nervous system, boost the immune system and promote balance for busy lives.

Sat 21 Mar 2020; 15.00-17.30
With: Anna Dorman (Jones)
Costs,
£32
£21 concession

Open to All
Booking required (18 places left)

Iyengar Yoga monthly workshop (Apr 2020)

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 Apr 2019 - 10:00-12:00
With: Aubrey Maasdorp
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Yoga for Spring- Transitioning through the Seasons

Join us for a morning's exploration around the theme of transitioning smoothly into Spring.

Following a brief overview of Spring through the Ayurvedic lens, we’ll lead you through an active and detoxifying practice of yoga to help clear any heavy qualities from winter for you to emerge reset and ready for the new season.

Accessible to all and with variations and modifications where appropriate, we’ll finish with a long and luxurious relaxation.

Sat 18 Apr 2020; 15.00-17.00
With: Sian O'Neill
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required

WOOD - an elemental Qigong workshop (Apr 2020)

Wood is the power of growth and is associated with the season of Spring. In the body it manifests as the Liver and Gall Bladder organs, responsible for planning, decision-making and the free flow of Blood, Qi and the emotions. The Liver in particular is said to house our 'wild inner spirit' and its vitality governs the healthy expression of this aspect of us, including our sexuality.

The expansive and spiraling qualities of Wood and its connection to these organs and their meridians will be explored in both moving and static forms. The Deer is the animal most associated with the Wood Element and we will use several Deer forms that embody the animal's power and grace. The day will be gently paced and will be perfect for the beginner.

Tea will be provided.

Sun 19 Apr 2020; 10:00-14:00
With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
Costs,
£44
£32 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Intensives (Sunday morning workshop)

A chance to focus in more detail on the depth and scope of this style of yoga, guided by the pioneering work of Vanda Scaravelli.

Suitable for students with some experience, we will dive into some more dynamic sequences and explore some stronger poses such as backbends and inversions to discover the joys and benefits that they can bring.

With time to break down the progression towards more demanding poses so that the journey becomes accessible and enjoyable for all.'

Sat 26 Apr 2020 - 10.00-13.00
With: Anna Dorman (Jones)
Costs,
£36
£24 concession

Open to All
Booking required