Mindful Yoga & Shiatsu for Every Body
Holistic Treatments and Classes Since 1997

Mindful Yoga & Shiatsu for Every Body

Holistic Treatments and Classes since 1997

Mindful Meditation 

"Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt." 
St Francis De Sales
Men and women of all ages, abilities and spiritual beliefs are welcome to join this friendly, relaxing class. You don't need to have any experience with mindfulness, meditation or the peaceful Chi Gong exercises to enjoy and benefit from this course. Practice how to do less and be more; be more aware, more accepting, more compassionate; kinder to yourself and others. Learn how to let go of physical, mental and emotional tension and worries and stay with yourself in the present moment. You'll soon feel the benefits :-)
"As well as practising mindfulness in daily life, it can be helpful to set aside time for a more formal mindfulness practice.  Mindfulness meditation involves sitting silently and paying attention to thoughts, sounds, the sensations of breathing or parts of the body, bringing your attention back whenever the mind starts to wander.  Yoga and Tai-chi can also help with developing awareness of your breathing."  www.nhs.uk
Meditation in Movement

This calming class begins with gentle Chi Gong stretches and flowing movements to warm us up, slow us down and turn our attention inwards. We practice being truly aware and mindful of each breath and every movement: however small or seemingly easy. This helps us feel relaxed but alert and prepares us to get the most out of the meditation in stillness.
Meditation in Stillness

After choosing a comfortable posture (sitting on a chair or floor cushion or lying down if you prefer) we turn our attention to the chosen focus of meditation, such as actively listening to the continously changing field of sound in each moment, following the breath in the torso or the nostrils or tuning into bodily sensations etc. Each technique helps to keep us in the present and let go of any concerns about the past or future. It's fine to either close your eyes or have them slightly open, gazing gently towards the floor if you are sitting. You can always decide what's best for you.

We work through a carefully designed programme so you will learn a wide range of simple and highly effective techniques to greatly deepen your experience of formal meditation but also to encourage mindfulness throughout your daily life.
Simple but not always easy! 
Practice helps

I gently guide you during each meditation. Courses can vary depending on the participants' wishes but we generally start with a couple of shorter meditations lasting 10 minutes and gradually lengthen them each week until we can comfortably meditate for 20-30 minutes.

We also have time to chat about our experiences and swop tips so you can perfect your own techniques and develop your home practice.

Monday 11.15am-12.30pm in Arkholme VIllage Hall, LA6 1AT

Bookings currently being taken for the autumn term

Monday September 3rd - December 10th, 1/2 term break on October 22nd

The cheapest and easiest option is to pay £119 for the full term, which lasts 14 weeks from September until we pause for Christmas. Alternatively, you may pay for the first half term of 7 weeks for £63 (do please remember there is no guarantee that a place will still be free for the 2nd half term, which is again 7 weeks long for £63).

You may join the group at any point in the term, as long as there are still places available, and simply pay for the remaining weeks. Courses do often full up so please book soon.

"One conscious breath in and out is a meditation."  Eckhart Tolle

Each time you book a course, you receive a loyalty card entitling you to 10% off any treatment and gift vouchers :-)

Shorter guided Meditations are also offered as part of the weekly Mindful Yoga, and Chi Flow courses. Meditation is also practiced in the popular Saturday Workshops (please book early to secure a place). Click on course dates for the calendar of current classes and workshops. Feel free to contact me for more information and to receive a booking form.

Be still, be silent, simply be...and smile !

"Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and 
become something better, it’s about befriending who we are."  
Ani Pema Chodron