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 suitable to introduce as a new intervention during any kind of mental health crisis, when individual support from a mental health professional would be more appropriate.
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.
If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be delighted to answer any questions that you may have. The emotional and physical welfare of everyone in my classes is very important to me.
Yes, you can add multiple classes and courses into your shopping cart, enabling you to plan ahead over a few weeks.
The weekly Mindfulness for Wellbeing classes can either be booked online or paid for in person on the day, whichever is easiest for you. All classes will be available to book until the advertised start time, if there are still spaces available.
Ticket sales for Mindfulness Courses usually close a week before the course is due to begin, so that we have time to meet each other on Zoom before the first session.
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 for Wellbeing 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.
No! You have complete freedom to choose a meditation posture that suits your mood or any physical limitations that you may have. Please take full responsibility for adopting a position that is safe and comfortable for you. This could be sitting, standing or lying down. Most 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 and are participating in an online course, 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.
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.
At first, you could even just listen to the meditation without actually trying to meditate if this makes you feel more comfortable.
Each event will include a teaching section containing ideas for mindfulness in everyday life, followed by one or two guided meditations or mindful movements.
You will be given the opportunity to ask questions as part of the learning process, but this is entirely optional.
You will also be given opportunities to jot down any thoughts or reflections you may have in your notebook, if you would like to do so.