In this busy World where spare time can be short, I have something suitable for everyone. Come and dip your toe into mindfulness at my fortnightly, drop-in, 'Mindfulness and Tea' session at a cosy, vintage coffee house, in Westbourne held on Thursday evenings. Alternatively, 'Wake up and meditate' on Wednesday mornings is an intimate, women's group held at Shiva Shakti studio. I also hold a monthly workshop at The Amethyst Cave studio, which allows you to delve a little deeper into the practice.
Each monthly session has a unique theme and includes 15-minutes of gentle yoga stretches followed by a longer, lying down guided meditation, allowing you to let go of stresses and strains into the heated floor beneath you. We finish with a warming tea and yummy vegan treat. My retreat afternoons and whole day retreats allow you to immerse yourself fully in the core mindfulness practices and totally shift gear from the constant doing mode, into a day of SIMPLY BEING! Scroll down to read more about sessions currently available.
This 6-week Mindfulness course will teach you how to shift gear from the constant, fast-paced doing mode to a calmer, more present ‘being’ mode. It will show you how to practice the skills of mindfulness of breath, mindful communication, mindful eating/drinking and mindful movement.
Mindfulness of breath
Simple breathing techniques to ground you in the present when you are becoming anxious or overwhelmed.
How to become more aware of your hard-wired, reactive habits, opening up a possibility of an alternative = responding mindfully.
Increase awareness of how you are fuelling your body and how it really makes you feel.
How to drop down from the whirlwind of your mind and to step into your body and listen to its messages.
I will bring all necessary equipment and come to you, in the comfort of your own home. Reading materials and recorded mindfulness practices will be provided with this course to help you on your journey to begin 2020 with a new mindset.
Fortnightly. Suitable for all levels. £8 per session
The vintage café provides a cosy space for our meditation. We sit in a circle in comfy armchairs. I guide the group through an hour of mindfulness practices,consisting of a grounding practice to arrive with the breath, 10 minutes gentle seated or standing mindful movement (stepping into our bodies and down from the whirlwind of the mind) and a longer, 35 minute, guided sitting meditation in which I direct your focus towards the breath, sensations in the body, sounds, thoughts, feelings etc.
We then have half an hour to absorb the benefits of our practice with a delicious herbal tea and a friendly chat.
Fortnightly Workshop. Suitable for all levels. £10 per session, 1.5 hour session with mini spicy tea and sweet vegan treat. BOOK HERE
These monthly workshops aim to immerse you a little deeper into mindfulness practice. We start with a grounding practice, setting our intention for the session, followed by some mat-based mindful movement (very gentle, tension releasing, yoga stretches), The final 40 minutes is spent lying down feeling the warmth of the heated floor beneath you, whilst being bathed by healing sounds as I guide your awareness to focus on sensations in diﬀerent parts of the body to ground you in the present. Visualisations are also often used in this final meditation. Each Workshop has a theme the next session's theme is Self Love.
Suitable for all levels. £55 for full day of guidance, including healthy homemade lunch, afternoon treat and herbal teas. BOOK HERE
My next full day retreat will be held on the 8th March at Gaunt's House, Wimbourne. from 10am to 4pm.
Coming on a retreat day offers you the chance to let go of your responsibilities and just BE you, to shift gear from the constant doing and striving and to ground in the present and connect with your inner self at the beautiful house and grounds of Gaunt's. This day is suitable for all. As an introduction to the main mindfulness practices if you are new to mindfulness, or an opportunity to deepen your practice if you already have some experience.
You can see some of Stuart’s Qigong videos on his instagram page nourishingmoves (or facebook Nourishing Moves).
This full day of Mindfulness and gentle Qigong will include
You will leave the day with warm hearts, happy tummies, chilled minds and energised bodies. Spaces are limited to 12 so please email me if you want me to save you a space or BOOK HERE
“Linda’s weekly mindfulness sessions in Westbourne are a wonderful gathering. Linda expertly leads us through several guided meditations. I find them hugely beneficial to relax, de-stress and recentre and would highly recommend them to anyone.” Emma Moon