I hope that the variety of mindfulness events listed here provides you with the type of mindfulness inspiration or support that you are looking for.
If you have questions that aren’t answered below, or are looking for a type of mindfulness event not listed here (including 1:1 mindfulness support or mentoring) please feel free to email me directly.
All events are displayed in UK time.
Mindfulness can be very nourishing for people; however, it also needs some stability of psychological health and is not appropriate to introduce as a new intervention during any kind of mental health crisis, when individual, face-to-face support from a mental health professional would be more helpful.
If you are currently under the care of a mental health professional, or have experienced significant trauma or psychiatric illness within the last year or so, please discuss your potential attendance with your medical or mental health team before booking any of these mindfulness events. The emotional and physical welfare of everyone in my classes is very important to me.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me
Yes, you can add multiple classes and courses into your shopping cart, enabling you to plan ahead over a few weeks.
All classes will be available to book until 5 minutes before the advertised start time, if there are still spaces available.
Courses close a couple of days before they are due to begin, so that we have time to meet each other on Zoom before the first session of the course.
If you cancel a Mindfulness Course booking at least 7 days before the start of the course I will refund your full course fee minus a £15 administration fee.
If you cancel your booking less than 7 days before the start of the course I will issue a 50% refund of the course fee.
Once the course has started, I’m sorry but no refunds will be issued.
For the weekly Mindfulness Drop-In Classes, no refunds can be issued but you can transfer your ticket to another week.
Please email me with any queries about refunds or transfers on firstname.lastname@example.org – thank you.
All classes and courses are designed for adults, but older teenagers are also welcome.
If you have children in your household, you are welcome to have them meditating alongside you if they would like to join in with one of the weekly Mindfulness Drop-in Classes, as long as you stay on mute! If there is likely to be a lot of movement it might be best to have your camera off to avoid distracting others, but if everyone is peaceful then you could prove to be an inspiration: the decision is yours!
No! You have complete freedom to choose a meditation posture that suits your mood or any physical limitations that you may have. As I can’t necessarily see you clearly even if you keep your camera on, you must take full responsibility for adopting a position that is safe and comfortable for you. This could be sitting, standing or lying down. Meditations will be led as though you are seated, but feel free to adapt them to whatever position is most comfortable for you.
If you become uncomfortable during a meditation, please open your eyes if you have closed them, and move to a more comfortable position.
If you choose to sit, ideally you would be on a dining or kitchen chair rather than a sofa or armchair, because a hard chair with a straight back makes it easier for you to sit with a straight but relaxed spine, so that you can breathe more easily.
If you have a meditation cushion, meditation stool or yoga blocks, you could kneel or sit cross-legged, ensuring that your knees are lower than your hips in order to protect your back. Only adopt this kind of posture if it is comfortable for you to do so.
If you are lying down it is best to lie flat on your back with your hands, palms upwards, resting a little way away from your sides: or with palms down on your lower abdomen. You may want to put a low pillow behind your head, and maybe some cushions under your knees if it is more comfortable for your lower back to have your legs slightly bent, keeping your feet flat on the floor.
You may wish to have a blanket nearby that you can pull over yourself if you feel cold at any point.
Please note: all classes will begin with a teaching section, after which you will be given time to adopt your chosen meditation posture (and turn your camera off if you wish), before being led through a guided meditation relevant to what has been taught. You are therefore welcome to join the class seated much less formally!
No, you can keep your eyes slightly open but resting gently with a slight downwards gaze if this feels more comfortable.
Some people find it helpful to have a visual anchor such as a favourite object to look at, whilst others find it easier to focus on the meditation with their eyes closed.
The whole experience should be as enjoyable as possible, so be kind and gentle towards yourself, and play around to discover what suits you best.
Whilst it is easier to build a sense of community if everyone joins with their cameras on, you don’t have to do this: and everyone will be given the opportunity to turn their cameras off for the actual meditations.
If you prefer to have your camera off throughout the whole class you are very welcome to do so.
Please join the class with your video screen titled to match the name under which you booked and paid, so that we can double check you against our list of attendees. You can do this by using the “Rename” option, usually found in the top right of where your image displays on Zoom. You will be held in a Zoom Waiting Room for a short while to allow us time to take this register, at which stage nobody else except the Host can see your name.
As soon as you are admitted to the main session you are welcome to rename yourself, for example using just your first name.
Each event will include a teaching section containing ideas for mindfulness in everyday life, followed by a guided meditation.
You will be given the opportunity to respond to one or more questions as part of the learning process by typing into the Chat Box on Zoom, but this is entirely optional. At first, you could even just listen to the meditation without actually trying to meditate if this makes you feel more comfortable.
The default setting will be for everyone to be on mute to avoid any background noise interrupting the classes.
Your microphone will automatically be set to mute and you won’t be able to change this, to avoid any mistakes that might disturb the class. So you can relax, listen and meditate peacefully without needing to worry about this.
If you have any questions during the event you will be able to type them into the Chat Box on Zoom, as the intention is only to silence your background noise, not you!
Mindfulness Courses are priced individually, so the ticket price is for just one person: but naturally if you need a carer with you in order to participate, then they can attend alongside you.
For weekly Mindfulness Support Drop-in Classes, as long as one of you has paid for the class and you are sharing one computer screen, this is absolutely fine to attend as a household. If you have children you are welcome to have them meditating alongside you if they would like to join in, as long as you stay on mute! If there is likely to be a lot of movement it might be best to have your camera off to avoid distracting others, but if everyone is peaceful then you could prove to be an inspiration: the decision is yours.