Appear as you are. Be as you appear.
Living in a fast paced city can be exciting, but also hectic and challenging, often leaving us feeling stressed and out of balance. Developing mindful awareness helps us to highlight our habitual patterns of thinking and brings more clarity into our life. We learn to step away from the inner critic and life on autopilot, develop a deeper connection with ourselves, and empathy towards others.
In additional to workshops and courses all my yoga retreats explore mindfulness and meditation, too.
Self-Awareness, Inquiry, Connection
Sunday 23 February 2020, 9:30 – 17:00
at yogacampus, Finsbury Park
Our ability to self-reflect is the basis for a committed practice and a sustainable teaching journey. As teachers and educators (whether it’s yoga or a different modality) we are constantly sharing and often from a very personal perspective. This needs to be sustained by a grounding in our own practice.
This one day experiential mindfulness, meditation and self-inquiry workshop weaves together ancient Yogic and Buddhist philosophy with modern psychology and neuroscience. The workshop will combine short lectures, guided meditation, self inquiry exercises and interpersonal dialogue, and will set the basis for sharing these practices with others. We will explore mindfulness practices to deepen self-awareness, and heart-based practices to cultivate kindness and self-compassion.
Meditation and self-inquiry practices bring together mindful attention with a willingness to open up to our inner world. We give ourselves time to explore what we actually feel, and inquire into the patterns that are present in our thinking and the habits that are present in our interactions with other people.
This workshop is open to everyone with an interest in deepening self-awareness and understanding, including those interested in integrating meditation and mindfulness into their own teaching.
You will receive a Certificate of Attendance eligible for CPD points.
Celebrate the end of the year
a meditation class for charity
Saturday 14th December 2019, 17.15 – 18.15
at yogahome, Stoke Newington
Please join me to explore the theme of generosity and letting go as yet another year passes… I’ll give a brief talk, we’ll do some breathing together and I’ll guide through a meditation practice. It’ll be great if you can stick around for a bit afterwards to chat and connect – I might even bring some cake! I’d love to see you all before we immerse ourselves in the crazy and beautiful end of year period.
The class is donation based and I offer my teaching for free, while yogahome kindly provides the space. All donations will go to Mind – the mental health charity. In my family and with friends I have seen how devastating mental health conditions can be. I think it’s essential to recognise the impact they have on those affected and their friends and family and support those who provide direct help and valuable information. Find out more at www.mind.org.uk.
Feel free to bring a friend or anyone you think is interested in meditation. No previous experience required.
Mindfulness and self-compassion course
This course forms a methodical approach from which to live our lives with more openness, kindness, resilience and less reactivity and stress. I regularly teach this six to eight-week course publicly and in corporate settings. It combines experiential mindfulness practices with the latest insights in neuroscience, and group discussion to explore what mindfulness is and how it can be integrated into daily life.
You will leave with tools to
lower stress and anxiety
increase resilience to deal with the unavoidable difficulties of life
improve focus and concentration
enhance your sense of wellbeing through compassion practices
Next 6 week mindfulness and self-compassion course
Wednesdays 19:45 – 21:15
22 April – 27 May 2020
at the Life Centre, Islington
This course will be taught in a small group setting (12 people maximum) to create a supportive environment and allow us to deepen our understanding through self-reflection and group discussion.
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.