Pause & Breathe CIC

Qi Gong - Monday Nights - on Zoom

Mondays
7:00 PM
Online
£4.00
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These Qi Gong sessions are suitable both for those who have some experience and for complete beginners.


Qi Gong has a powerful effect on the whole of the body and mind. Every exercise has an effect on the whole energetic system, allowing energy (qi) to flow freely. It is possible to practice Qi Gong with mobility difficulties – each posture can be adapted, and it is feasible to practice whilst sitting on a chair.


Join Phil as he shares some Qi Gong moves, for physical and emotional health. Phil might end with a meditation too.


Everyone is welcome - whether or not you've practised Qi Gong before.


It's £8 to join the session. We do have a reduced rate if this isn't affordable. Just select the price that best fits your circumstances, no questions asked.


Meet your facilitator:

Phil is a well-recognised Martial Arts teacher, specialising in Japanese Ju-Jitsu. Phil is a 7th Dan, and has been inducted into the World's Martial Arts Hall of Fame as National Instructor of the Year (2023). Phil has over 45 years experience in Martial Arts. He has his own club, Kuroyaki-Ryu, which is part of Pause & Breathe. Phil has been teaching Qi Gong for Pause & Breathe since 2019, he specialises in energy and is a Reiki Master.

These Qi Gong sessions are suitable both for those who have some experience and for complete beginners. Qi Gong has a powerful effect on the whole of the body and mind. Every exercise has an effect on the whole energetic system, allowing energy (qi) to flow freely. It is possible to practice Qi ...

Little Samurai - Junior Ju-Jitsu: FREE Trial Session

Tuesdays
6:30 PM
The Place to Pause & Breathe, 83 Broomhill Road, Bonnybridge, Bonnybridge, FK4 2AT, United Kingdom
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These are Ju-Jitsu classes Bonnybridge for Juniors (aged 5-11). Our Little Samurai programme aims to teach children emotional control and how to respect physical boundaries. We do this in a fun way, helping our participants to build their confidence through learning the skill of martial arts.


All children are welcome - complete beginners, as well as those that may have practiced some martial arts in the past.


Please note each child can only benefit from one FREE trial session. After this, places are £30 per month - we do have some concessionary rates available. To continue after the first session, email: pause@pauseandbreathe.co.uk


Phil is the lead instructor for these sessions. Occasionally sessions may be covered by another facilitator. All of our instructors are fully trained, insured and have DBS checks in place.


Phil is a well-recognised Martial Arts teacher, specialising in Japanese Ju-Jitsu. Phil is a 7th Dan, and has been inducted into the World's Martial Arts Hall of Fame as National Instructor of the Year (2023). Phil has over 45 years experience in Martial Arts. He has his own club, Kuroyaki-Ryu, which is part of Pause & Breathe.

These are Ju-Jitsu classes Bonnybridge for Juniors (aged 5-11). Our Little Samurai programme aims to teach children emotional control and how to respect physical boundaries. We do this in a fun way, helping our participants to build their confidence through learning the skill of martial arts. All ...

Qi Gong: Free Trial Session

Thursdays
7:00 PM
The Place to Pause & Breathe, 83 Broomhill Road, Bonnybridge, Bonnybridge, FK4 2AT, United Kingdom
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We are delighted to hold regular Qi Gong sessions to Bonnybridge. If you'd like to give it a go, we're offering everyone a free trial for one session. After that, the monthly rate is £30 - £24 for concessions (those in receipt of their pension / on lower incomes).


These Qi Gong sessions are suitable both for those who have some experience and for complete beginners.


Qi Gong has a powerful effect on the whole of the body and mind. Every exercise has an effect on the whole energetic system, allowing energy (qi) to flow freely. It is possible to practice Qi Gong with mobility difficulties – each posture can be adapted, and it is feasible to practice whilst sitting on a chair.


Everyone is welcome - whether or not you've practiced Qi Gong before. 


If you would like to book in following a free trial, please email: pause@pauseandbreathe.co.uk


Phil will be your instructor for these sessions. He is a well-recognised Martial Arts teacher, specialising in Japanese Ju-Jitsu. He has his own club, Kuroyaki-Ryu, which is part of Pause & Breathe. As well as Qi Gong, Phil is trained to offer complementary therapies: Reiki, EFT and TFT and Acupressure. He specialises in energy work, helping people to move stuck energy around the body to heal both physically and emotionally.

We are delighted to hold regular Qi Gong sessions to Bonnybridge. If you'd like to give it a go, we're offering everyone a free trial for one session. After that, the monthly rate is £30 - £24 for concessions (those in receipt of their pension on lower incomes). These Qi Gong sessions are ...

Little Samurai - Junior Ju-Jitsu: FREE Trial Session

Fridays
6:30 PM
The Combat Zone, Bo'ness Recreation Centre, Gauze Road, Bo'ness, EH51 9QB, United Kingdom
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These are Ju-Jitsu classes Bo'ness for Juniors (aged 5-11). Our Little Samurai programme aims to teach children emotional control and how to respect physical boundaries. We do this in a fun way, helping our participants to build their confidence through learning the skill of martial arts.


All children are welcome - complete beginners, as well as those that may have practiced some martial arts in the past.


Please note each child can only benefit from one FREE trial session. After this, places are £30 per month - we do have some concessionary rates available. To continue after the first session, email: pause@pauseandbreathe.co.uk


Phil is the Senior instructor for these sessions. We also have other instructors who may be taking the class. All of our instructors are fully trained, insured and have DBS checks in place.


Phil is a well-recognised Martial Arts teacher, specialising in Japanese Ju-Jitsu. Phil is a 7th Dan, and has been inducted into the World's Martial Arts Hall of Fame as National Instructor of the Year (2023). Phil has over 45 years experience in Martial Arts. He has his own club, Kuroyaki-Ryu, which is part of Pause & Breathe.

These are Ju-Jitsu classes Bo'ness for Juniors (aged 5-11). Our Little Samurai programme aims to teach children emotional control and how to respect physical boundaries. We do this in a fun way, helping our participants to build their confidence through learning the skill of martial arts. All ...

Senior Ju-Jitsu: FREE Trial Session

Fridays
6:30 PM
The Combat Zone, Bo'ness Recreation Centre, Gauze Road, Bo'ness, EH51 9QB, United Kingdom
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These are Ju-Jitsu classes Bo'ness for Seniors (anyone aged 12+).


Everyone is welcome - complete beginners, as well as those that may have practiced some martial arts in the past.


Please note everyone can only benefit from one FREE trial session. After this, places are £30 per month - we do have some concessionary rates available. To continue after the first session, email: pause@pauseandbreathe.co.uk


Phil is the Senior instructor for these sessions. We also have other instructors who may be taking the class. All of our instructors are fully trained, insured and have DBS checks in place.


Phil is a well-recognised Martial Arts teacher, specialising in Japanese Ju-Jitsu. Phil is a 7th Dan, and has been inducted into the World's Martial Arts Hall of Fame as National Instructor of the Year (2023). Phil has over 45 years experience in Martial Arts. He has his own club, Kuroyaki-Ryu, which is part of Pause & Breathe.

These are Ju-Jitsu classes Bo'ness for Seniors (anyone aged 12+). Everyone is welcome - complete beginners, as well as those that may have practiced some martial arts in the past. Please note everyone can only benefit from one FREE trial session. After this, places are £30 ...

Core Strength Vinyasa - Yoga with Audrey (Drop-In Sessions)

Wednesdays
7:00 PM
The Place to Pause & Breathe, 83 Broomhill Road, Bonnybridge, Bonnybridge, FK4 2AT, United Kingdom
£10.00
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Core Strength Vinyasa yoga is a style focused on transition between poses with mindfulness to be kinder to your body and help you enter each pose in a way that works best for you.


Suitable for all levels, the classes are informal and fun, and designed to have you leave feeling empowered and present. It's a Vinyasa flow with heart and meaning woven in.


What to bring - blocks for adjustments, anything that makes you feel cosy and comfy in Savasana, a blanket, cosy socks.


You can book in for the 5-week block, or attend classes on a drop-in basis. This is the link for drop-in classes. These classes will be run by Yoga with Audrey.


The block starts on Wednesday 28th February, running 7-8pm. There will be five weeks in this block, with a discount if you're attending all five.


Attend for the full block for £42.50, or any individual session for £10. If you'd like to come but the cost is prohibitive, email: pause@pauseandbreathe.co.uk to discuss a reduced rate.


Audrey will be your facilitator for these sessions. Audrey is a Mum (Teenage boy, a German Shepherd and a Ginger cat) Wife, Events Manager, and Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga Teacher. She teaches yoga because it's helped her through tough times, and she wanted to share the empowering and calming beauty of CSV yoga with you, to help you find strength on and off the mat ??

Core Strength Vinyasa yoga is a style focused on transition between poses with mindfulness to be kinder to your body and help you enter each pose in a way that works best for you. Suitable for all levels, the classes are informal and fun, and designed to have you leave feeling empowered and ...

Coming Home to the Body - An Introduction to Mind Body Healing

Fri 01 Mar 2024
6:30 PM
The Place to Pause & Breathe, 83 Broomhill Road, Bonnybridge, Bonnybridge, FK4 2AT, United Kingdom
£20.00
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Join Louise at this introductory workshop about the mind body approach for healing chronic symptoms and learn how to drop out of the thinking mind and into the feeling body.


Chronic stress, trauma and unprocessed emotions can cause physical symptoms in the body, and learning to speak the language of our body through emotional embodiment and somatic practice can help us reduce these physical symptoms and bring us back into regulation.


During this introductory workshop Louise will share:

  • Her own story of recovery from 8 years of severe chronic symptoms that had left her housebound and using a wheelchair
  • The ways in which the brain and nervous system can be stuck in survival mode and how this can cause pain, fatigue and other symptoms
  • A practice you can start using straight away for emotional embodiment (a writing based somatic practice)
  • Resources to support you to learn more if you would like to.


This workshop is for you if you would like to build a deeper connection with your body and learn the ways in which our emotional landscape directly affects our physical health. You may be suffering from chronic symptoms yourself, or feel disconnected from your feelings or feel like your nervous system is stuck on hyperdrive. We will look at the link together and learn real, practical techniques to bring us back into alignment and regulation.


The workshop will be relaxed and you will be encouraged to make yourself comfy with time for a cuppa.


The session is being held on Friday 1st March 6.30-8.30pm. It's £25 to attend, with a reduced rate of £20 for those on lower incomes.



Get in touch with any questions: pause@pauseandbreathe.co.uk


Meet your facilitator:

Louise is a mind body health practitioner and recovery coach who brings 10+ years of experience in mindfulness and somatics as well as deep compassion and understanding to her work. Her approach is informed by her own recovery from ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, PoTS, chronic migraine, functional seizures/FND and a range of other symptoms and diagnoses which had left her housebound and using a wheelchair for over 8 years. She is motivated by building communities of support in both the experience of ill health and in the journey of recovery and her approach is about simplicity and keeping it real- demystifying the mind body approach to keep things accessible for everyone. You can find out more about Louise at www.louisemcallan.com

Join Louise at this introductory workshop about the mind body approach for healing chronic symptoms and learn how to drop out of the thinking mind and into the feeling body. Chronic stress, trauma and unprocessed emotions can cause physical symptoms in the body, and learning to speak the language ...

Exploration of the Senses - Free Wellbeing Session

Fri 01 Mar 2024
10:00 AM
The Place to Pause & Breathe, 83 Broomhill Road, Bonnybridge, Bonnybridge, FK4 2AT, United Kingdom
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Our FREE Wellbeing session this week is "Exploration of the Senses" with Susie from Pause & Breathe and Lindsey from Yoganuu.


Exploring the senses through movement and mindfulness. In this session we lean into our senses of sound and touch. We'll share some meditations, some activities and some movement to help us be truly present. 


Our Free Wellbeing Sessions are held every Friday morning in The Place to Pause and Breathe, Bonnybridge. These have been funded via Falkirk Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund. These sessions are held on an ongoing basis by Pause & Breathe, and we are delighted to welcome a range of guest facilitators throughout the year. You can come to all of them, or drop in and out. Please do book though, so we know how many people to expect.


The session takes place from 10-11am, with an open invitation to stay until 11.30am for a hot drink and a snack.



Get in touch with any questions: susie@pauseandbreathe.co.uk


Meet your facilitators:

Susie worked as a Social Worker within Criminal Justice for 20 years, and is passionate about helping people to make difficult changes. Since the beginning of 2017, Susie has been delivering mindfulness within her local community in Falkirk. She co-founded Pause & Breathe CIC with her husband, Phil Blackburn and is delighted to have opened The Place to Pause & Breathe in Bonnybridge - bringing people together in community. Susie is a Mindfulness Coach and a certified Daring to Rest Facilitator. Her approach is trauma-sensitive, and she is an advocate of giving participants choice in everything she offers.


Lindsey has been teaching yoga since 2006 after studying Yoga in India and supporting others on their journey to teaching yoga as a Tutor on the Yoga Scotland Foundation course since 2018. She is a qualified and experienced NLP Practitioner, Reiki Master and Holistic therapist. Based in Falkirk where she lives with her family, she is a SEN parent.

Our FREE Wellbeing session this week is "Exploration of the Senses" with Susie from Pause & Breathe and Lindsey from Yoganuu. Exploring the senses through movement and mindfulness. In this session we lean into our senses of sound and touch. We'll share some meditations, some activities and ...

Morning Mindfulness - Friday Mornings - on Zoom

Fridays
7:30 AM
Online
£5.00
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Join us for a Mindfulness Meditation - a perfect way to start a day. These meditations are held by Susie.


Everyone is welcome - whether or not you've practiced Mindfulness before.


It's £5 to come along.


Susie will be your facilitator. Susie worked as a Social Worker within Criminal Justice for 20 years, and is passionate about helping people to make difficult changes. Since the beginning of 2017, Susie has been delivering mindfulness within her local community in Falkirk. She co-founded Pause & Breathe CIC with her husband, Phil Blackburn and is delighted to now be opening The Place to Pause & Breathe - to bring people together in community.

Join us for a Mindfulness Meditation - a perfect way to start a day. These meditations are held by Susie. Everyone is welcome - whether or not you've practiced Mindfulness before. It's £5 to come along. Susie will be your facilitator. Susie worked as a Social ...

Muay Thai - Thai Boxing - Juniors: FREE Trial Session

Mondays
6:30 PM
The Place to Pause & Breathe, 83 Broomhill Road, Bonnybridge, Bonnybridge, FK4 2AT, United Kingdom
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These are Muay Thai Boxing classes Bonnybridge for Juniors (aged 5-11). Thai Boxing, the art of the 8 limbs  is a combat sport that combines stand up striking, sweeps and a variety of clinching techniques.


All children are welcome - complete beginners, as well as those that may have practiced some martial arts in the past.


Please note each child can only benefit from one FREE trial session. After this, places are £30 per month - we do have some concessionary rates available. To continue after the first session, email: pause@pauseandbreathe.co.uk


Stuart Campbell is the lead instructor for these sessions. Occasionally sessions may be covered by another facilitator. All of our instructors are fully trained, insured and have DBS checks in place.


Stuart has an impressive 20 years of experience in the ring. He's a champion amateur fighter, winning the title for best in his category. You won't find a more passionate and skilled instructor.

These are Muay Thai Boxing classes Bonnybridge for Juniors (aged 5-11). Thai Boxing, the art of the 8 limbs  is a combat sport that combines stand up striking, sweeps and a variety of clinching techniques. All children are welcome - complete beginners, as well as those that may have ...

Muay Thai - Thai Boxing - Seniors: FREE Trial Session

Mondays
7:15 PM
The Place to Pause & Breathe, 83 Broomhill Road, Bonnybridge, Falkirk, FK4 2AT, United Kingdom
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These are Muay Thai Boxing classes Bonnybridge for Seniors (anyone aged 12+). Thai Boxing, the art of the 8 limbs is a combat sport that combines stand up striking, sweeps and a variety of clinching techniques.


Everyone is welcome - complete beginners, as well as those that may have practiced some martial arts in the past.


Please note everyone can only benefit from one FREE trial session. After this, places are £35 per month - we do have some concessionary rates available. To continue after the first session, email: pause@pauseandbreathe.co.uk


Stuart Campbell is the lead instructor for these sessions. Occasionally sessions may be covered by another facilitator. All of our instructors are fully trained, insured and have DBS checks in place.


Stuart has an impressive 20 years of experience in the ring. He's a champion amateur fighter, winning the title for best in his category. You won't find a more passionate and skilled instructor.

These are Muay Thai Boxing classes Bonnybridge for Seniors (anyone aged 12+). Thai Boxing, the art of the 8 limbs is a combat sport that combines stand up striking, sweeps and a variety of clinching techniques. Everyone is welcome - complete beginners, as well as those that may have practiced ...

Wellbeing Book Club: Online or In-Person

Wed 06 Mar 2024
8:15 PM
The Place to Pause & Breathe, 83 Broomhill Road, Bonnybridge, Falkirk, FK4 2AT, United Kingdom
£7.00
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Our Online Book Club meets every 6 weeks, usually to discuss a book based around wellbeing.


In this meet-up, we're going to be discussing "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle.


Fancy joining us? It's just £7 to come along. Everyone is welcome. We're holding this both online and in-person, so you can do whichever suits you best.


If you're joining in person, there will be hot drinks and snacks available for a small donation.

Our Online Book Club meets every 6 weeks, usually to discuss a book based around wellbeing. In this meet-up, we're going to be discussing "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle. Fancy joining us? It's just £7 to come along. Everyone is welcome. We're holding this both online and ...

Myofascial Release Taster - Free Wellbeing Session

Fri 08 Mar 2024
10:00 AM
The Place to Pause & Breathe, 83 Broomhill Road, Bonnybridge, Bonnybridge, FK4 2AT, United Kingdom
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Our FREE Wellbeing session this week is "Myofascial Release Taster" with Lindsey from Yoganuu.


In this session Lindsey of Yoganuu will be bringing myofascial release techniques into an accessible chair based yoga practice. Helping us connect deeper into our muscles and tissues. Props will be provided and there will be a guided relaxation at the end. No experience necessary and options will be offered. 


Our Free Wellbeing Sessions are held every Friday morning in The Place to Pause and Breathe, Bonnybridge. These have been funded via Falkirk Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund. These sessions are held on an ongoing basis by Pause & Breathe, and we are delighted to welcome a range of guest facilitators throughout the year. You can come to all of them, or drop in and out. Please do book though, so we know how many people to expect.


The session takes place from 10-11am, with an open invitation to stay until 11.30am for a hot drink and a snack.



Get in touch with any questions: susie@pauseandbreathe.co.uk


Meet your facilitator:

Lindsey has been teaching yoga since 2006 after studying Yoga in India and supporting others on their journey to teaching yoga as a Tutor on the Yoga Scotland Foundation course since 2018. She is a qualified and experienced NLP Practitioner, Reiki Master and Holistic therapist. Based in Falkirk where she lives with her family, she is a SEN parent.

Our FREE Wellbeing session this week is "Myofascial Release Taster" with Lindsey from Yoganuu. In this session Lindsey of Yoganuu will be bringing myofascial release techniques into an accessible chair based yoga practice. Helping us connect deeper into our muscles and tissues. Props will be ...

Face Yoga - Free Wellbeing Session

Fri 15 Mar 2024
10:00 AM
The Place to Pause & Breathe, 83 Broomhill Road, Bonnybridge, Bonnybridge, FK4 2AT, United Kingdom
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Our FREE Wellbeing session this week is "Face Yoga" with Lindsey from Yoganuu.


In this session Lindsey of Yoganuu will be guiding us through releasing tension and building better awareness of the part the muscles in our face, play in to our overall wellbeing. Introducing us to face yoga practices and tension releasing techniques. Props will be provided and there will be a guided relaxation at the end. The practice will take place on chairs. No experience necessary.


Our Free Wellbeing Sessions are held every Friday morning in The Place to Pause and Breathe, Bonnybridge. These have been funded via Falkirk Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund. These sessions are held on an ongoing basis by Pause & Breathe, and we are delighted to welcome a range of guest facilitators throughout the year. You can come to all of them, or drop in and out. Please do book though, so we know how many people to expect.


The session takes place from 10-11am, with an open invitation to stay until 11.30am for a hot drink and a snack.



Get in touch with any questions: susie@pauseandbreathe.co.uk


Meet your facilitator:

Lindsey has been teaching yoga since 2006 after studying Yoga in India and supporting others on their journey to teaching yoga as a Tutor on the Yoga Scotland Foundation course since 2018. She is a qualified and experienced NLP Practitioner, Reiki Master and Holistic therapist. Based in Falkirk where she lives with her family, she is a SEN parent.

Our FREE Wellbeing session this week is "Face Yoga" with Lindsey from Yoganuu. In this session Lindsey of Yoganuu will be guiding us through releasing tension and building better awareness of the part the muscles in our face, play in to our overall wellbeing. Introducing us to face yoga practices ...

Qi Gong: a 5-Week Introduction

Wed 20 Mar 2024 - Wed 17 Apr 2024
10:00 AM
The Place to Pause & Breathe, 83 Broomhill Road, Bonnybridge, Bonnybridge, FK4 2AT, United Kingdom
£25.00
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A 5-Week course, introducing Shibashi Qi Gong moves. During the course of the 5 weeks, two 5 Element sets will be taught by Susie.


Qi Gong is a beautiful practice, which brings breath and body together. It's possible to practice sitting down, adaptations for movements will be shared to accommodate this.


The block starts on Wednesday 20th March, running from 10-11am. This is designed to be attended as a course - it's not possible to drop in for individual sessions.


Attend for the block of 5 sessions for £40. There is a 20% discount for anyone in receipt of their pension, on a lower income or a student. There is also a reduced rate for anyone who would not otherwise be able to attend. Please pick the rate that best fits your circumstances.


Meet Your Facilitator:

Susie worked as a Social Worker within Criminal Justice for 20 years, and is passionate about helping people to make difficult changes. Since the beginning of 2017, Susie has been delivering mindfulness within her local community in Falkirk. She co-founded Pause & Breathe CIC with her husband, Phil Blackburn and is delighted to have opened The Place to Pause & Breathe in Bonnybridge - bringing people together in community.

A 5-Week course, introducing Shibashi Qi Gong moves. During the course of the 5 weeks, two 5 Element sets will be taught by Susie. Qi Gong is a beautiful practice, which brings breath and body together. It's possible to practice sitting down, adaptations for movements will be shared to ...

Welcoming Spring Yoga Nidra - on Zoom

Wed 20 Mar 2024
8:30 PM
Online
£3.50
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Spring is the time of New Beginning and rebirth. We think about winter as a time for reflection, and spring is the season where we put the ideas that we’ve been formulating into action. Spring can be a time of great energy – but often in this season we forget to rest, we’re so impatient to get things done. Yoga Nidra can bring in a sense of balance for us during this season of increased energy – helping us to rest and rejuvenate, and then after the practice we might be brimming with energy again, ready for a beautiful, Spring day.


Yoga Nidra is a deep relaxation meditation, designed to get you to that place between being awake and being asleep - where the magic can happen.


This session is being held by Susie. It's £7 to attend, we have a reduced rate if this is unaffordable. If you would like access to the recording for 30 days after the session, to listen to again as many times as you'd like to, select the £10 option for this.

Spring is the time of New Beginning and rebirth. We think about winter as a time for reflection, and spring is the season where we put the ideas that we’ve been formulating into action. Spring can be a time of great energy – but often in this season we forget to rest, we’re so impatient to get things done. Yoga ...

Full Moon Circle

Fri 22 Mar 2024
7:00 PM
The Place to Pause & Breathe, 83 Broomhill Road, Bonnybridge, Bonnybridge, FK4 2AT, United Kingdom
£20.00
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The Full Moon is a time for reflection and setting intentions for the month to come. Full moon is a time of completion and culmination when the Earth is bathed in moonlight and our seeds are anchored and seen, celebrating small (or big) successes. The moon has always been present in world mythology and her waxing and waning forms patterns in our lives: new crescent to full to old crescent, as we go from maiden to mother to crone. Her cycles have been called “Earth’s breath reflected in the sky”.


Within these sessions we'll have the chance to share our reflections, and set intentions. Each Full Moon has a different name, we'll discuss the symbolism behind this, and how we can take the energy of this specific full moon into our lives. Within each session there will be a themed Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation meditation), which enables us to turn more fully toward the symbolism of the moon.


In March, the moon is a "Worm Moon", it's seen as a time of renewal and rebirth. It's associated with the start of Spring, and the awakening of new life after the cold winter months.


We will also turn towards the New Moon to come: a New moon happens at the beginning of the lunar cycle when the sun does not reflect solar light onto the earth. This is a time to turn inwards, to rest and dream. This circle group will look at the next new moon intentions for 8th April in the sign of Aries and with Willow tree energies.


Susie will hold these sessions alongside Karen. Karen has a curiosity about the ways of the moon and planets and feels that the wonders of the night skies give her some comfort beyond her day-to-day living. She will give the main astrological message for each new and full moon month ahead and introduce a storytelling aspect about the moon through the names given to “Lunar” by different cultural groups, relevant to each, with no hard and fast rules.


Maybe you wish to be the leader of your own life, feel less scattered by constant change and find simple practices that help you live more heartfully. If your wish for yourself is to be more curious, playful, brave but gentle allowing your creativity to flow, without judgment or outcome, then we’re hoping that this could be the space for you to come and journey with us … and the moon!


The full moon circles will be held in The Place to Pause & Breathe, Bonnybridge. This circle is taking place on Friday 22nd March. The cost is £20 to attend. It's possible to attend three circles for £50 (let me know which ones you'd like to attend), or to book for the remainder of the year for £155. I can offer a reduced rate, get in contact if you'd like to take this up.


Here are the dates of the circles for the rest of 2024. They are all Fridays, and will take place from 7-9pm: 19/4; 24/5; 21/6; 19/7; 16/8; 13/9; 18/10; 15/11; 13/12


Get in touch with any questions: susie@pauseandbreathe.co.uk


Meet your facilitators:

Susie worked as a Social Worker within Criminal Justice for 20 years, and is passionate about helping people to make difficult changes. Since the beginning of 2017, Susie has been delivering mindfulness within her local community in Falkirk. She co-founded Pause & Breathe CIC with her husband, Phil Blackburn and is delighted to have opened The Place to Pause & Breathe in Bonnybridge - bringing people together in community.


Susie is a Mindfulness Coach and a certified Daring to Rest Facilitator. Her approach is trauma-sensitive, and she is an advocate of giving participants choice in everything she offers.


Karen worked within a range of different educational settings for many years around Inclusion and Health Education to support children, young people, parents and adults from a diverse range of community groups. She also trained as a Counsellor in 2010 and has been an advocate for young people in schools to help them find a voice for their worries. Since retiring Karen has been involved in health and wellbeing initiatives supported by the library service and is a supply assistant librarian.


She is now enjoying a healthy (small) work and (big) life balance and hopes to stay curious, playful and brave enough to dream greatly. She looks upwards to the stars and planets at night walking her dog Mollycoddle, a great teacher and healer, at the end of each day. 

The Full Moon is a time for reflection and setting intentions for the month to come. Full moon is a time of completion and culmination when the Earth is bathed in moonlight and our seeds are anchored and seen, celebrating small (or big) successes. The moon has always been present in world mythology and her waxing ...

Dru Yoga for The Spring Equinox - Yoga with Margaret

Sat 23 Mar 2024
10:30 AM
The Place to Pause & Breathe, 83 Broomhill Road, Bonnybridge, Bonnybridge, FK4 2AT, United Kingdom
£7.50
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A time set aside for us to re-balance and re-set as we move from the dark of winter into the light of spring.


In this session, which is suitable for all, we will have some fun Activations, an Energy Block Release Sequence, Postures, and a lovely Relaxation.


The aim is to leave you feeling refreshed and restored.


This session is being held on Saturday 23rd March from 10.30am-12pm in The Place to Pause & Breathe, Bonnybridge. Margaret from Yoga with Margaret will be your facilitator for the morning. The session cost is £15, with a concessionary rate for those in receipt of a penion / on lower incomes / students. We also have two spaces at a reduced rate. Please pick the price that best reflects your circumstances - no questions asked.



Please bring:

  • Water
  • Yoga Mat
  • Blanket
  • Cushion


Please Note:

If you wish, you can let Margaret know, in complete confidence, about any health challenges by emailing margaretmalcolmson@live.co.uk


If you have specific injuries, illness, or are pregnant it is best to consult with your health practitioner before starting a new programme of exercise. There will be a Health Disclaimer Form to sign on the day of the event. Margaret is a member of the Dru Professional Network



Get in touch with any questions: pause@pauseandbreathe.co.uk


Meet your facilitator:

Margaret and her husband moved to Kilsyth from the Manchester area in 2014 to be near their daughter and her family. That same year Margaret began to train with Dru Yoga Scotland and qualified in 2016. She has experienced many schools of yoga, but Dru has been her mainstay since 2010. Margaret’s approach is down to earth, relaxed and encouraging.

A time set aside for us to re-balance and re-set as we move from the dark of winter into the light of spring. In this session, which is suitable for all, we will have some fun Activations, an Energy Block Release Sequence, Postures, and a lovely Relaxation. The aim is to leave ...

Opening to Spring Day Retreat

Sun 24 Mar 2024
10:30 AM
Trossachs Tryst, Invertrossachs Road, Callander, Perthshire, FK17 8HW, United Kingdom
£80.00
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Join Susie and Phil from Pause & Breathe for a day retreat to open up to Spring. There will be a mix of Mindfulness, Qi Gong and Yoga Nidra (Rest) practices to help us get ready for the change in season.

Perhaps we feel ready to leave Winter behind. Perhaps we still feel the need to be cosy and to hibernate. Just because Springtime is starting, it doesn't necessarily mean that our energy increases. During this day we can take time to tune in to how Spring is resonating for us, how able to feel to welcome it this year.


In Qi Gong, Spring is linked to the element Wood. Our Qi Gong movement will focus on this element, helping us to open to Spring. Wood – and Spring can link with increased energy – but often in this season we forget to rest, we’re so impatient to get things done. Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation meditation) can bring in a sense of balance for us during this season of increased energy – helping us to rest and rejuvenate, at the end we can feel brimming with energy again, ready for a beautiful Springtime.

Our day will include some journaling, identifying a sankalpa (intention) for Spring. We will tune into the energy of Spring, through both meditation and Qi Gong movement. A beautiful vegetarian lunch will be provided, along with hot drinks and snacks. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

The day will run from 10.30am-4pm at Trossachs Tryst in Callander. Weather dependent, we may be able to hold some of our sessions outside. There is also an open invitation to join us for a dip in Loch Venachar at the end of the day. Please note that any swimming or dipping is at your own risk.


The cost of the day is £80 per person. We do have two reduced rate spaces, please get in contact if these would best fit your circumstances.  


Testimonials from our Welcoming Winter Day Retreat in the same venue:

  • The day was lovely, very welcoming and relaxing, with beautiful surroundings.
  • It was a beautiful space, and I felt super relaxed during and after.
  • Susie led some beautiful meditations and journalling which I really enjoyed, followed on from some gentle Qi Gong.
  • A perfectly balanced day in a stunning setting with a range of activities reflective, relaxing & restoring!!! 
  • I left with a deep sense of peace & feeling that my day had been worthwhile. 


Meet Your Facilitators:

Susie worked as a Social Worker within Criminal Justice for 20 years, and is passionate about helping people to make difficult changes. Since the beginning of 2017, Susie has been delivering mindfulness within her local community in Falkirk. She co-founded Pause & Breathe CIC with her husband, Phil Blackburn and is delighted to now be opening The Place to Pause & Breathe - to bring people together in community.


Phil is a well-recognised Martial Arts teacher, specialising in Japanese Ju-Jitsu. He has his own club, Kuroyaki-Ryu, which is part of Pause & Breathe. As well as Qi Gong, Phil is trained to offer complementary therapies: Reiki, EFT and TFT and Acupressure. He specialises in energy work, helping people to move stuck energy around the body to heal both physically and emotionally.

Join Susie and Phil from Pause & Breathe for a day retreat to open up to Spring. There will be a mix of Mindfulness, Qi Gong and Yoga Nidra (Rest) practices to help us get ready for the change in season. Perhaps we feel ready to leave Winter behind. Perhaps we still feel the need to be cosy and ...

Mindful Walk - Friday Morning Wellbeing Session

Fri 05 Apr 2024
10:00 AM
Canada Wood, Lochgreen Road, Falkirk, Falkirk, FK1 3AZ, United Kingdom
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Although our funding for our FREE Friday morning sessions has now come to an end, we will continue to hold a session every Friday morning, and we hope that donations will be made to help pay for these.


Our Friday Morning Wellbeing session this week will be a Mindful Walk, guided by Susie.


We will walk round part of Canada Woods, a lovely circular route. Mindful Walks take place in silence, and we walk more slowly than usual to really be present while we walk. If you're able to get there yourself, we'll meet outside the cafe.


There is the opportunity to come together in the cafe afterwards - so please book in, so I know how many people to book the table for for. Let me know if you need a lift - we can easily arrange lifts from the Place to Pause & Breathe.


Please bring some cash for a donation. There's no set amount, and if you cannot afford to donate anything at all you're still very welcome to join us.


Get in touch with any questions: susie@pauseandbreathe.co.uk


Meet your facilitator:

Susie worked as a Social Worker within Criminal Justice for 20 years, and is passionate about helping people to make difficult changes. Since the beginning of 2017, Susie has been delivering mindfulness within her local community in Falkirk. She co-founded Pause & Breathe CIC with her husband, Phil Blackburn and is delighted to have opened The Place to Pause & Breathe - to bring people together in community. 

Although our funding for our FREE Friday morning sessions has now come to an end, we will continue to hold a session every Friday morning, and we hope that donations will be made to help pay for these. Our Friday Morning Wellbeing session this week will be a Mindful Walk, guided by ...

Restful Sunday

Sun 07 Apr 2024
2:00 PM
The Place to Pause & Breathe, 83 Broomhill Road, Bonnybridge, Bonnybridge, FK4 2AT, United Kingdom
£10.00
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Sundays are made for chilling! But why not chill in company?


Our bi-monthly Restful Sundays are a chance to get together for some chill out time. Bring your duvet, wear your pj's - the plan is to do very little, so be as comfy as possible.


We'll have a welcome meditation together, some chance for a chat before heading into quiet time together. You can use this time however you'd like to - maybe you bring a book to read. There will be some suggested journal prompts which you might like to journal on. Perhaps you bring something that you're making, or crafting. Some colouring in maybe. This is quite time, together. We'll end with a yoga nidra - a deep relaxation meditation. The invitation is to lie down and do nothing - to allow yourself to be taken on a journey through the meditation.


We all need a little more rest in our lives.


This Restful Sunday will be held on Sunday 7th April from 2-4.30pm. During the afternoon there will be hot drinks and snacks provided. The cost of the afternoon is £20 / £16 for concessions (those in receipt of their pension / students / on lower incomes). We have two reduced rate places at £10, for anyone who could not otherwise afford to come along. Please pick the price that best reflects your circumstances.


Do get in contact with any questions: pause@pauseandbreathe.co.uk



About your facilitator:

Susie worked as a Social Worker for 20 years and is passionate about helping people to make difficult changes. Since the beginning of 2017, Susie has been delivering mindfulness within her local community in Falkirk. She co-founded Pause & Breathe CIC with her husband, Phil Blackburn and is delighted to have opened The Place to Pause & Breathe in Bonnybridge - bringing people together in community.

Sundays are made for chilling! But why not chill in company? Our bi-monthly Restful Sundays are a chance to get together for some chill out time. Bring your duvet, wear your pj's - the plan is to do very little, so be as comfy as possible. We'll have a welcome meditation ...

Silent Retreat Day: Leaning into Joy

Sun 26 May 2024
10:00 AM
The Place to Pause & Breathe, 83 Broomhill Road, Bonnybridge, Bonnybridge, FK4 2AT, United Kingdom
£25.00
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How much silence do we truly have in our lives? Our silent day retreat allows us to rest from the busyness in our everyday lives. Silence gives our minds and bodies a chance to recuperate and settle. We can take away the worrying about what to say and how to say it and enjoy the peace that this can bring.


Our day will focus on joy - leaning into the things that bring us joy. There will be time to explore this in different ways - and with inward introspection, instead of discussion. This way we can truly find the things that bring us joy, without worrying about other's expectations or judgments. Expect this to be an uplifting day, with space for some creativity as well as some teachings, some guided meditations, and some movement.


Please either bring your own lunch, or some vegetarian food to share. Tea and coffee and snacks will be provided.


The cost of the day is £50. For concessions (those in receipt of their pension, on lower incomes and students) this price is £40. Please only select this rate if you fall into one of these categories. I also have two spaces at £25, please only take one of these if you would not otherwise be able to attend.


Our day will be held on Sunday 26th May from 10am until 3.30pm.


Yoga mats, meditation cushions and chairs will be provided. Please bring your own blanket for additional comfort, and bring along thicker socks or slippers as we will have our shoes off. People often find a notebook helpful, for personal journaling throughout the day.


Please feel free to email me with any questions - susie@pauseandbreathe.co.uk.


The retreat is taking place in The Place to Pause & Breathe, 83 Broomhill Road, Bonnybridge, FK4 2AT


Testimonials:

• I have had the most peaceful day and learned so much

• A positive day, which helps rejuvenate mind and body

• I would highly recommend Susie’s retreats as a safe space to take your mindfulness practice further

• A very warm space to connect with one’s self and others and take time to stand back

• The perfect introduction to mindfulness with a teacher with a lovely energy

• It was great to be away from the busyness of everyday life 


Meet your facilitator:

Susie worked as a Social Worker within Criminal Justice for 20 years, and is passionate about helping people to make difficult changes. Since the beginning of 2017, Susie has been delivering mindfulness within her local community in Falkirk. She co-founded Pause & Breathe CIC with her husband, Phil Blackburn and is delighted to have opened The Place to Pause & Breathe in Bonnybridge - bringing people together in community. 

How much silence do we truly have in our lives? Our silent day retreat allows us to rest from the busyness in our everyday lives. Silence gives our minds and bodies a chance to recuperate and settle. We can take away the worrying about what to say and how to say it and enjoy the peace that this can ...

Using Art & Creativity for Mindfulness Workshop

Fri 07 Jun 2024
7:00 PM
The Place to Pause & Breathe, 83 Broomhill Road, Bonnybridge, Bonnybridge, FK4 2AT, United Kingdom
£15.00
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An intimate workshop created to explore how you can inject art and creativity into your mindfulness practice, which is great for your own mental wellness, health and wellbeing. You will be walked through a creative mindfulness journey, learning what mindfulness is and how we can use it in our everyday lives. The workshop will end with a guided meditation and an open discussion about your feelings and what you will take away from the experience of creating your piece of abstract art.


If you are looking for a little bit of calm, this workshop is for you! You don't need to be a skilled artist, or "good at art" to attend this workshop - creativity and mindfulness is for everyone!


This workshop will be held on Friday 27th June from 7-8.30pm. The cost is £25 per person, which covers all materials provided and hot drinks and snacks. You will have created something that you can take home with you. We do have two reduced cost spaces, for anyone who could not otherwise afford to attend.


Please note that as he lives in Manchester, Mark will be joining us from zoom - this worked really well for our last session, and we're looking forward to having him with us again.


Do get in contact with any questions: pause@pauseandbreathe.co.uk


Meet Your Facilitator:

Mark Ratcliffe is a certified meditation coach and has a diploma in mental health first aid and Art Therapy. Mark is an abstract artist and creator based in the North of England, United Kingdom. Mark has his own channel on YouTube under the name of Mark J Ratcliffe Art where he creates free tutorials on fluid art.


Mark draws a lot of his inspiration from his Art from the places he visits, nature and the people that he meets along the way. Mark says “abstract art is subjective and the one thing I really enjoy is when people look at a piece of art and see different things; we are all unique individuals and our interpretation reflects that”.

An intimate workshop created to explore how you can inject art and creativity into your mindfulness practice, which is great for your own mental wellness, health and wellbeing. You will be walked through a creative mindfulness journey, learning what mindfulness is and how we can use it in our everyday lives. The ...

Fibre Art Fun Workshop

Sat 14 Sep 2024
1:00 PM
The Place to Pause & Breathe, 83 Broomhill Road, Bonnybridge, Bonnybridge, FK4 2AT, United Kingdom
£48.00
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Enjoy a fun and relaxed afternoon learning the basics of wet felting and create a wool fibre bowl to fill with your treasures.


Felt making is the most ancient form of fabric creation and harnesses the fabulous natural qualities of wool along with water, soap and friction to make soft, tactile yet sturdy objects.


It’s very forgiving and endlessly inspiring to work with, and once you have learned the basics you imagination is your only limitation.


In this workshop, you’ll be guided to lay out colourful wool fibres in layers over a resist to create a 3 dimensional bowl which you can later embellish at home.


This workshop is being held on Saturday September 14th from1-5pm. It's £48 per person to attend, this includes all materials and everyone gets something to take home that they've made.


No experience needed, all supplies, tools, references and printed take home instructions are provided


Your instructor, Shirley Torrance, is a textile artist and expressive arts facilitator with 20 plus years experience who loves sharing the magic of felt making.

Enjoy a fun and relaxed afternoon learning the basics of wet felting and create a wool fibre bowl to fill with your treasures. Felt making is the most ancient form of fabric creation and harnesses the fabulous natural qualities of wool along with water, soap and friction to make soft, tactile yet ...