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4 week meditation course – live on Zoom, 4 x 70mins
The Life Centre online
Tuesdays 11 January – 1 February 2022
20:00 – 21:10 (UK time)
Over the course of 4 weeks, we will look at the foundational principles of meditation, different approaches and where they originate, why we should bother in the first place, and general myths and facts around meditation.
Meditation brings together mindful attention with a willingness to open up to our inner world, so that we can live our lives with more calm, clarity and care.
We’ll explore some of the central elements of meditation, such as:
- what meditation is and isn’t
- how we benefit from meditation in our modern lives
- typical obstacles to practice
- different approaches to meditation including concentration, mindfulness and heart-based
- different meditation techniques
- different postures and how to work with them
- reflection through self-inquiry and deepening understanding through group discussion
There will be short talks and guided meditations, and some time to deepen our understanding through sharing and discussion in a small group.
You will receive recordings of talks and practices to download. You can work with these should you need to miss a session, and they can also become a basis for your own continued home practice.
We will work in a small group of 6 – 14 people to create a safe and inclusive space to explore and practice.
Mindfulness workshop – in person, 2 hours
An introduction to mindfulness
Saturday 15 January 2022
14:00 – 16:00
This introduction to mindfulness workshop combines guided practice with an overview of the theory and science of mindfulness, and an understanding of how it can lead to positive and sustainable change. There will also be time to discuss and ask questions.
There’s an ever-growing body of empirical evidence showing that mindfulness helps us to make better choices in life, be more productive and respond to challenging situations with more resilience. We live with less stress and anxiety, and more clarity, appreciation and contentment. Mindfulness is a skill that keeps our minds healthy and balanced – just like exercise helps to take care of the body. This is an active process, which requires just the right motivation and effort to direct us a certain way – and it has an agenda: a clearer and deeper understanding of ourselves from which to act and live.
4 week mindfulness course – in person, 4 x 90mins
Mindfulness to manage stress
yogahome, Stoke Newington
Thursdays 27 January – 17 February 2022
18:30 – 20:00
In this course we will explore simple and effective tools and techniques to help us live our lives with more openness, kindness, resilience, and less reactivity, frustration, anger and stress. It combines experiential mindfulness practices and short lectures on the science and psychology behind it, with self-inquiry and group discussion.
We will explore:
- What mindfulness is and why we should be interested
- How thoughts, emotions and feelings influence us
- What to do when things get difficult and how to lower stress and anxiety
- How we can increase resilience to deal with the unavoidable challenges of life
- The neuroscience of happiness
- How to integrate mindfulness into daily life
You will receive recordings of talks and practices to download, and these can become a basis for your own continued home practice.
We will work in a small group of 6 – 12 people to create a safe and inclusive space to explore and practice. You will receive recordings of talks and practices to download, and these can become a basis for your own continued home practice.
It’s really mind blowing how just after the first week I began to use some of the really valuable tools throughout my day from the course. Everything was made so accessible that it so easy to take and use in a way that worked for me. The sessions felt like we were part of a community and I’m sad to see them go!4 week online course: Building resilience and managing stress
I found the whole course and the interactions with others incredibly supportive, uplifting and very powerful. In that short space of time, I was able to reflect on a lot and I came away with an enhanced mood and a desire to pause a little more and be kind to myself. What a wonderful gift to be able to offer myself. Thank you.4 week online course: Building resilience and managing stress
Lots of immensely useful advice on building resilience and guided practical sessions. Works very well as an online zoom course. Isabell has a fabulous voice for leading mindfulness.4 week online course: Building resilience and managing stress
Isabell’s calm, patient and welcoming manner ensured that every class was a truly safe space, and that every contribution was valid. I felt there was just the right balance between theory and practice.6 week mindfulness and self-compassion course participant
Isabell is very well organised and the structure of the 6 week course is well planned and thoughtfully put together, including meditation downloads and further reading available on her website, which is extremely helpful.6 week mindfulness and self-compassion course participant
Isabell's approach to the body is so intuitive and supportive. I would recommend her yoga and meditation courses as part of a daily practice. Her sessions offer ideas and exercises that allow for a deeply felt sense of connection.Meditation class participant
Mindfulness at work
Busy work lives often include a lot of challenges and pressure to perform and achieve. Mindfulness can help to reduce stress, anxiety and conflict, and supports better communication. It increase resilience and emotional intelligence. And mindfulness is the best way to not only enhance our well-being but also to improve our efficiency and productivity, supporting increased focus, memory and creativity.
I teach 6 – 8 week courses at your workplace which can be tailored to the needs of the group. I offer FREE taster sessions, so that teams can get an idea of what to expect.
Isabell's passion for meditation shines through. The depth of her experience and knowledge makes the meditation classes a unique experience. My personal meditation practice wouldn't be what it is without her calming, considered jewels of wisdom. Hearing her talk about the subject of mindfulness and meditation makes the ambiguity diminish. The task is clear and the benefits come to light.James
For years I practised yoga thinking meditation as a separate practice was not for me. Realising I might be missing something I fortuitously booked a meditation class with Isabell. I absolutely love her warm, open-minded, creative and generous approach. I always connect with her words, her energy, and ability to guide us so beautifully in the here and now through each class.Amanda
Practice mindfulness and self-compassion one to one
I create bespoke sessions tailored around your individual needs. They can run as individual sessions, but usually come as a series of four to eight, so that practices and teachings can be introduced sequentially and you can establish a home practice in between sessions. Apart from formal practice sessions I will also highlight how and where to integrate mindfulness and self-compassion in your daily life.
This is a chance to begin this journey from the comfort of your own home (or mine), or deepen your practice to truly let it inform your life. Private sessions usually work best for one to one tuition, but can also be adapted to small groups.
Please email me for available times and prices.