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Flow and Restore ***New class starts 11 Jan***

This class combines hatha yoga with more specific focus on alignment, breath and connection. It is open and friendly for all levels and helps alleviate stress both mentally and physically.

Saturdays 13.15-14.30
With: Sara Wookey
£14
Open to All
No 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

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

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/ £8 (concession)
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
***new from 8 Jan *** also on Wednesdays
13.00-14.00
With: The Centre Team
£6/ £3 (concession)
Introductory
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/ £8 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Mandala Afternoon (Sat 7 Mar 2020)

If you come regularly to the North London Buddhist Centre, you are part of this Sangha, and the mandala afternoon is a time to practise together, and to connect. Engagement :: inclusion :: connection :: intensity :: meditation :: ritual :: open discussion.

You can meet members of the governing council (trustees) of the Buddhist centre, bringing ideas and questions and concerns, and listening to each other.

Sat 7 Mar 2020; 14.00-17.00
With: Ratnaprabha, Karunagita
Free event. Donations welcome.
Going Deeper
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/ £8 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Meditation for Regular Meditators - Lunchtime Drop-in

Meditation practice session for those with experience of our basic meditation practices.

Wednesdays 13.00-14.00
With: The Centre Team
£6/ £3 (concession)
Going Deeper
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/ £8 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Healing Sound Bath (Sat 7 Mar 2020)

Using Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls, chimes and other instruments, you will be lead through some gentle movements of the breath and body before laying down to be immersed in some sonic sound healing.

There will be a sound bath in Feb, Mar and Apr, and each sound bath will have a different feel and quality to it due to the theme and intention in mind for each session.

Please note: The frequencies from a sound bath may not be suitable for people with epilepsy or who are pregnant. If you are unsure, please seek professional medical advice.

Sat 7 Mar 2020; 15.20-17.00
With: Sherene Banner
Costs,
£24
£20 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Women's class - every second Saturday of the month

11 Jan - "Touching Compassion" with Vajraghanta. At the start of a new decade we will take the opportunity to reflect on our lives and set intentions with compassion. Vajraghanta has many years of experience facilitating communication workshops. All welcome.

8 Feb - Reflections on Amoghasiddhi, the mysterious archetypal Buddha of the North' with Shraddhasara. The archetypal Buddhas communicate a message about our potential, this message is communicated through symbol, sound, myth and poetry.

14 Mar - An afternoon with Singhashri marking International Women’s Day: As Buddhist women and gender non-conforming people, how might we respond to the current social, climate and ecological crises we face in the world today? What is the unique contribution we can bring to collective efforts to find new ways forward that honour all people, animals and the planet? What is the middle way between anger and apathy?

11 Apr - The class coincides with Easter weekend so Karunagita will pick up on topical themes of spiritual death and rebirth, including experiential exercises, discussion and ritual.

every second Saturday of the month:
14 Mar, 11 Apr, 9 May, 13 June, 11 July & 8 Aug
14:00-17:00
With: Karunagita and Team
Free event. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Deep Rest (Sat 21 Mar 2020)

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 (14 places left)

Spring Equinox with Puja (Sat 21 Mar 2020)

We will celebrate the Equinox with meditation, chanting and puja. The suggestion is to bring seeds - actual or conceptual - to be blessed as part of the puja.

The word blessing comes from the Old English blædsian meaning to make sacred, so we'll bring our 'seeds' whether they are flowers for the garden or intentions for our life to make them sacred so that as they take root and grow into our life they do so with our best intentions.

The Spring Equinox was celebrated as Ostara in pagan times with it's associations with the rebirth of the year and with fertility. It is a time of preparation for farmers and the tradition of bringing their seeds for blessing.

Saturday 21 March;
16.00-18.00
With: Lalitaraja
Free event. Donation welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

CMBT (Mindfulness & Compassionate Mind Behaviour Training)
Wed eve start 25 Mar 2020

Without compassion we can not be aware, nor transform our intimate, personal and impersonal relationships. The need is greater than ever before, to be able to be present with our compassionate self by stabilizing, managing these challenging, frantic and difficult times.

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.

Wed 25 Mar - Wed 13 May 2020 (8 weeks)
19.00-21.00
Practice day: Sun 17 May 2020
13.30-17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
Costs,
£265
£215 low income
£155 on benefits

Prices include materials.
Open to All
Booking required (14 places left)

Healing Sound Bath (Sat 4 Apr 2020)

Using Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls, chimes and other instruments, you will be lead through some gentle movements of the breath and body before laying down to be immersed in some sonic sound healing.

There will be a sound bath in Feb, Mar and Apr, and each sound bath will have a different feel and quality to it due to the theme and intention in mind for each session.

Please note: The frequencies from a sound bath may not be suitable for people with epilepsy or who are pregnant. If you are unsure, please seek professional medical advice.

Sat 4 Apr 2020; 15.20-17.00
With: Sherene Banner
Costs,
£24
£20 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Yoga for Spring- Transitioning through the Seasons (Sat 18 Apr 2020)

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

Healing Sound Bath (Sat 2 May 2020)

Using Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls, chimes and other instruments, you will be lead through some gentle movements of the breath and body before laying down to be immersed in some sonic sound healing.

There will be a sound bath in Feb, Mar and Apr, and each sound bath will have a different feel and quality to it due to the theme and intention in mind for each session.

Please note: The frequencies from a sound bath may not be suitable for people with epilepsy or who are pregnant. If you are unsure, please seek professional medical advice.

Sat 2 May 2020; 15.20-17.00
With: Sherene Banner
Costs,
£24
£20 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Deep Rest (Sun 10 May 2020)

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.

Sun 10 May 2020; 15.00-18.00
With: Anna Dorman (Jones)
Costs,
£36
£24 concession

Open to All
Booking required (17 places left)

Follow up day/ Taster Day and Mindfulness Catch Up - Sun 17 May 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.

Sun 17 May 2020
13.30-17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Healing Sound Bath (Sat 6 June 2020)

Using Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls, chimes and other instruments, you will be lead through some gentle movements of the breath and body before laying down to be immersed in some sonic sound healing.

There will be a sound bath in Feb, Mar and Apr, and each sound bath will have a different feel and quality to it due to the theme and intention in mind for each session.

Please note: The frequencies from a sound bath may not be suitable for people with epilepsy or who are pregnant. If you are unsure, please seek professional medical advice.

Sat 6 June 2020; 15.20-17.00
With: Sherene Banner
Costs,
£24
£20 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Intensives (Sun 14 June 2020)

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 14 June 2020 - 15.00-18.00
With: Anna Dorman (Jones)
Costs,
£36
£24 concession

Open to All
Booking required (18 places left)

Yoga for Summer Workshop

Reset from the sizzling summer with a calm and cooling yoga practice.

According to Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, in summer, the pitta dosha can be aggravated, leading to imbalances such as skin problems, anger and impatience. There are, however, practices and tips to help stay cool.

Join Sian for an afternoon's exploration of yoga and Ayurveda in the summer consisting of a gently flowing yoga practice and a cooling meditation, finishing with a long and luxurious relaxation.

Accessible to all and with variations and modifications where appropriate.

Sat 4 July 2020
15.00-17.00
With: Sian O'Neill
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Deep Rest (Sun 12 July 2020)

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.

Sun 12 July 2020; 15.00-18.00
With: Anna Dorman (Jones)
Costs,
£36
£24 concession

Open to All
Booking required (18 places left)

Healing Sound Bath (Sat 18 July 2020)

Using Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls, chimes and other instruments, you will be lead through some gentle movements of the breath and body before laying down to be immersed in some sonic sound healing.

There will be a sound bath in Feb, Mar and Apr, and each sound bath will have a different feel and quality to it due to the theme and intention in mind for each session.

Please note: The frequencies from a sound bath may not be suitable for people with epilepsy or who are pregnant. If you are unsure, please seek professional medical advice.

Sat 18 July 2020; 15.20-17.00
With: Sherene Banner
Costs,
£24
£20 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Healing Sound Bath (Sat 5 Sept 2020)

Using Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls, chimes and other instruments, you will be lead through some gentle movements of the breath and body before laying down to be immersed in some sonic sound healing.

There will be a sound bath in Feb, Mar and Apr, and each sound bath will have a different feel and quality to it due to the theme and intention in mind for each session.

Please note: The frequencies from a sound bath may not be suitable for people with epilepsy or who are pregnant. If you are unsure, please seek professional medical advice.

Sat 5 Sept 2020; 15.20-17.00
With: Sherene Banner
Costs,
£24
£20 concession

Open to All
Booking required