Pause & Breathe CIC

Community Wellbeing Sessions - Free to All

Tuesdays
10:30 AM
Larbert Library, 22 Hallam Road, Stenhousemuir, Larbert, FK5 3BF, United Kingdom
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We are delighted to let you know that we have 2 Free Wellbeing Sessions coming to Larbert Library. These have been funded via Community Choices.


These sessions will be run by Susie from Pause & Breathe.


Both sessions are held in Larbert Library, on Tuesdays, from 10.30am-12.30pm. They include a break with a hot drink and snack. Our sessions look like this:

7th February What is mindfulness, and why is it useful? How to bring mindfulness into everyday life.

14th February: Mindfully attending to our bodies, and responding differently to thoughts and emotions.


It's possible to come along to just one, or to both. Everyone is welcome.


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

We are delighted to let you know that we have 2 Free Wellbeing Sessions coming to Larbert Library. These have been funded via Community Choices. These sessions will be run by Susie from Pause & Breathe. Both sessions are held in Larbert Library, on Tuesdays, from ...

Emerging from Winter: Yoga Nidra & Sound Bath - On Zoom

Sun 12 Feb 2023
7:00 PM
Online
£0.00
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This evening falls just after the Celtic festival of Imbolc which traditionally marks the end of winter and the forthcoming spring - moving from darkness to light. Just before Valentine's Day, it's time to give ourselves the love that we need, coming out of hibernation after winter, with nurture and care, treating ourselves gently.


Susie from Pause & Breathe and Morag from Sound Balance Scotland are delighted to collaborate again for a relaxing evening on Zoom. You don’t need to do anything, just lie back and listen to a soothing yoga nidra (relaxation-style meditation) followed by a sound bath. Our theme for the night is “Emerging from Winter”. We will be bringing in themes of self-care as we move forward towards the lighter nights. Susie will guide the yoga nidra aimed to allow the body to start to unwind, and to decompress. Morag will share some beautiful gentle sounds to aid our relaxation further. 


Our session will be held on Sunday 12th February 7-8.30pm on zoom. It’s £15 to attend (£12 for Pause & Breathe online subscribers). If that feels too much just now, get in contact – we have some donation spaces available - if you select these, we'll be in contact to let you know how to make payment.


Any questions, get in contact: susie@pauseandbreathe.co.uk 


About Us:

Susie Hooper has been teaching mindfulness for several years, in her local community and online. More recently, she has been exploring a yoga nidra practice herself, and has been delighted to undertake training to deliver this. The benefits of a yoga nidra practice are diverse and, in the current climate, much needed.


Morag Wylie holds a Diplomas in Integral Sound Healing (1 to 1 clients and groups) with the Sound Healing Academy and a Certificate in Creative Therapeutic Sound with the ANSU School of Sound. She has a wide range of experience in working with individuals and groups as a Transformational Breath® Facilitator/Co-trainer and Laughter Yoga teacher.

This evening falls just after the Celtic festival of Imbolc which traditionally marks the end of winter and the forthcoming spring - moving from darkness to light. Just before Valentine's Day, it's time to give ourselves the love that we need, coming out of hibernation after winter, with nurture and care, ...

How to Start Loving Yourself Workshop - on Zoom

Wed 15 Feb 2023
8:00 PM
Online
£0.00
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How To Start Loving Yourself: How did you feel when you read that sentence? Maybe it felt a bit icky. Maybe you thought "it's just not possible".


In this month of love - a social construction - can we start to learn to love ourselves? Instead of waiting to hear "I love you" from someone else (or on a shop-bought card), can we start to learn to give ourselves what we need? To tell ourselves the words we long to hear?


In this workshop we learn to do just that. We'll have a beautiful practice to tune into what it is that we truly need, and we'll work out how we can offer this to ourselves.


This workshop will include some journaling, and a meditation. So bring paper and pen, and be somewhere that you can meditate in comfort.


Susie will be your facilitator for this workshop.


It's £10 to attend, or it's possible to make a donation if this is unaffordable. This workshop is included in the cost of our monthly online membership.

How To Start Loving Yourself: How did you feel when you read that sentence? Maybe it felt a bit icky. Maybe you thought "it's just not possible". In this month of love - a social construction - can we start to learn to love ourselves? Instead of waiting to hear "I love you" from someone else (or ...

Emerging from Winter - Yurt Evening Session

Sun 19 Feb 2023
7:00 PM
The Yoga Social, The Foundry, Iron Mill Bay, Charleston, Dunfermline, KY11 3DP, United Kingdom
£35.00
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Join us for a nourishing evening session in the Nurture Yurt, held by Susie and Lindsey Porter from YogaNuU.


Our theme for the night is "Emerging from Winter". Susie will be sharing a mindfulness meditation and some movement, to help us stretch out of winter and toward Spring. Lindsey is offering movement to inform yoga practices, focusing on somatic strengthening activity - helping us to better enable understanding and movement in our bodies on the mat, off the mat and to get us ready for Spring. We'll end with a relaxation practice.


The Nurture Yurt is warmed by a wood burning stove, helping us to stay cosy. Props are provided for the evening.


In the break, hot drinks and home-made cakes will be provided.


Spaces are limited, and booking up fast - so be quick.


Our Evening Retreat will be held on Sunday 19th February 7-9pm. The cost is £39 / £35 for Pause & Breathe subscribers. If this puts attending out of reach, get in touch - we do have a subsidised space: susie@pauseandbreathe.co.uk 

Join us for a nourishing evening session in the Nurture Yurt, held by Susie and Lindsey Porter from YogaNuU. Our theme for the night is "Emerging from Winter". Susie will be sharing a mindfulness meditation and some movement, to help us stretch out of winter and toward Spring. Lindsey is offering ...

Relaxing into Self-Love: Yoga Nidra - on Zoom

Wed 22 Feb 2023
9:15 PM
Online
£0.00
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Relaxing into Self-Love Yoga Nidra: If you came to the workshop on 15th February, bring with you the words you long to hear. We will use these in our Yoga nidra practice. Don't worry is you didn't attend this, we can help you to come up with some words before we go into the practice.


This deep relaxation practice will encourage us to welcome all aspects of ourselves, to open up to ourselves with love and forgiveness. 


This session is being held by Susie. It's £7 to attend, or it's possible to make a donation if this is unaffordable. This session is free for those who subscribe to our online monthly membership.

Relaxing into Self-Love Yoga Nidra: If you came to the workshop on 15th February, bring with you the words you long to hear. We will use these in our Yoga nidra practice. Don't worry is you didn't attend this, we can help you to come up with some words before we go into the practice. This deep ...

Qi Gong - Stirling - 7-8pm: 6-Week Block (Full Bock)

Thu 23 Feb 2023 - Thu 30 Mar 2023
7:00 PM
The Yoga Tree, First Floor, 4 King Street, Stirling, Stirling, FK8 1AY, United Kingdom
£0.00
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These 6 weeks will be a great introduction to Qi Gong for anyone who is new to this practice, and also will suit those with some experience.


Over the 6 weeks, Phil will be covering the Five Taoist Yin. These exercises promote and enhance the flow of qi energy thought the meridians.


Within the course, we will be working and exploring the connection of the 5 elements and the meridians and their effects. This set of movements is an excellent way to be introduced to Qi Gong.


Working with the 5 yin, it will help with breath work, balance, improve mobility, and much more  


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. These 6 sessions will be a great introduction, or a refresher for those with experience.


Joining for the full block gives a discounted rate (£8 per session), or it's possible to book for individual sessions for £10.


We do have donation spaces available. If you choose this option, I'll be in contact to let you know how to pay.

These 6 weeks will be a great introduction to Qi Gong for anyone who is new to this practice, and also will suit those with some experience. Over the 6 weeks, Phil will be covering the Five Taoist Yin. These exercises promote and enhance the flow of qi energy thought the ...

Qi Gong - Stirling - 7-8pm: 6-Week Block (Pay As You Go)

Thursdays
7:00 PM
The Yoga Tree, First Floor, 4 King Street, Stirling, Stirling, FK8 1AY, United Kingdom
£0.00
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These 6 weeks will be a great introduction to Qi Gong for anyone who is new to this practice, and also will suit those with some experience.


Over the 6 weeks, Phil will be covering the Five Taoist Yin. These exercises promote and enhance the flow of qi energy thought the meridians.


Within the course, we will be working and exploring the connection of the 5 elements and the meridians and their effects. This set of movements is an excellent way to be introduced to Qi Gong.


Working with the 5 yin, it will help with breath work, balance, improve mobility, and much more  


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. These 6 sessions will be a great introduction, or a refresher for those with experience.


Joining for the full block gives a discounted rate (£8 per session), or it's possible to book for individual sessions for £10.


We do have donation spaces available. If you choose this option, I'll be in contact to let you know how to pay.

These 6 weeks will be a great introduction to Qi Gong for anyone who is new to this practice, and also will suit those with some experience. Over the 6 weeks, Phil will be covering the Five Taoist Yin. These exercises promote and enhance the flow of qi energy thought the ...

Mindful Walk - 11am-12pm

Sun 26 Feb 2023
11:00 AM
Callendar House, Callendar Park, Falkirk, Falkirk, United Kingdom
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We'll meet outside Callendar House and walk slowly and mindfully, led by Susie. Mindful walking is undertaken in silence. Dogs and children welcome.


We take the same route every time, so that we can witness the changing seasons. These walks run most months.


The walk is free. If you'd like to make a donation, this would be very welcome. You'll be sent details of how to in the joining email.


There's an open invitation to go for a cuppa afterwards - we can sit outside for this and order from the food van. Hopefully you'll join us for this.

We'll meet outside Callendar House and walk slowly and mindfully, led by Susie. Mindful walking is undertaken in silence. Dogs and children welcome. We take the same route every time, so that we can witness the changing seasons. These walks run most months. The walk is free. If ...

Restival Replay

Tue 28 Feb 2023
9:00 AM
Online
£20.00
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Did you know there are 7 types of rest? Not many people did until they attended Restival. Susie shared this in her welcome session, and we incorporated many of the different ways of resting into Restival.


But maybe you missed Restival? Well, we have some incredible news... Restival Replay is now available.


Rest should not only be done on a Sunday or when you are ill. Rest should be a part of your life. Restival Replay will show you how you can change your relationship with rest and, most importantly, how to implement it into your life.


At Restival, we had an incredible line-up of speakers, including Scott Moore, Author and Founder of Waking Up with The Yoga of Sleep Yoga Nidra training, Karen Brody, Founder of Daring To Rest, Shelagh Lenon, Founder of 1912 Aromatherapy and our very own Susie and Phil.


You will receive the link for the recording via email and will get access to all the sessions, apart from the listening space. There are additional resources, and access to this course will be ongoing in the long-term. You might choose to take a day out and create your own mini-retreat, or listen to the sessions individually. You'll also be joining an online community, dedicated to rest. 


If you have any questions, contact Susie at susie@pauseandbreathe.co.uk.

Did you know there are 7 types of rest? Not many people did until they attended Restival. Susie shared this in her welcome session, and we incorporated many of the different ways of resting into Restival. But maybe you missed Restival? Well, we have some incredible news... Restival Replay is now ...

Wellbeing Book Club - 8-9pm on zoom

Wed 01 Mar 2023
8:00 PM
Online
£5.00
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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 "Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World" by Sharon Salzberg.


Fancy joining us? This is free to everyone who pays for a monthly subscription in our online community. Otherwise, it's just £5 to join us.

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 "Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World" by Sharon Salzberg. Fancy joining us? This is free to everyone who pays for a ...

Marching into Spring - Morning Retreat in the Nurture Yurt

Sat 11 Mar 2023
10:30 AM
The Yoga Social, The Foundry, Iron Mill Bay, Charleston, Dunfermline, KY11 3DP, United Kingdom
£44.00
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Marching into Spring - a Morning Retreat, held by Susie and Lindsey Porter from YogaNuU in the beautiful Nurture Yurt.


We'll be sharing a morning of practices together designed to energise us for the beginning of Spring.


Our morning contains a variety of practices to encourage the opening up to the newness of Spring through our breath, body and mind: mindfulness meditation and journaling, Hatha yoga based practices, Yoga Nidra and a Gong Bath.


We'll have a break for a hot drink and homemade cake.


Spaces are limited, and booking up fast - so be quick!


Our Morning Retreat will be held on Saturday 11th March 10.30am-1pm. We will have a break during this time. The cost is £49 / £44 for Pause & Breathe subscribers. If this puts attending out of reach, get in touch - we do have a subsidised space: susie@pauseandbreathe.co.uk 

Marching into Spring - a Morning Retreat, held by Susie and Lindsey Porter from YogaNuU in the beautiful Nurture Yurt. We'll be sharing a morning of practices together designed to energise us for the beginning of Spring. Our morning contains a variety of practices to encourage ...

Embracing Change: Yoga Nidra & Sound Bath - Reddingmuirhead

Fri 14 Apr 2023
7:00 PM
Reddingmuirhead Community Hall, Sheildhall Road, Reddingmuirhead, Falkirk, FK2 0DT, United Kingdom
£0.00
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Embracing Change - often the weather in April is changeable, perhaps this mirrors the changeability of our emotions. During our time together we can embrace however we feel, and allow it to be.


Both Yoga Nidra and Sound Healing practices embrace mindfulness - accepting what's going on in our bodies, mind and emotions without judgement - just being and going with the flow.


Join Morag and Susie for another evening of relaxation combining a Yoga Nidra meditation (no yoga postures involved) with a relaxing sound bath.


After the sound bath, there’s an invitation to stay for a hot drink and some cake – a chance to further unwind and relax.


Our session will be held on Friday 14th April 7-9pm at Reddingmuirhead Community Hall (FK2 0DT). It’s £25 to attend (£22.50 for Pause & Breathe online subscribers). If that feels too much just now, get in contact – we have some donation spaces available - if you select these, we'll be in contact to let you know how to make payment.


Any questions, get in contact: susie@pauseandbreathe.co.uk 


About Us:

Susie Hooper has been teaching mindfulness for several years, in her local community and online. More recently, she has been exploring a yoga nidra practice herself, and has been delighted to undertake training to deliver this. The benefits of a yoga nidra practice are diverse and, in the current climate, much needed.


Morag Wylie holds a Diplomas in Integral Sound Healing (1 to 1 clients and groups) with the Sound Healing Academy and a Certificate in Creative Therapeutic Sound with the ANSU School of Sound. She has a wide range of experience in working with individuals and groups as a Transformational Breath® Facilitator/Co-trainer and Laughter Yoga teacher.

Embracing Change - often the weather in April is changeable, perhaps this mirrors the changeability of our emotions. During our time together we can embrace however we feel, and allow it to be. Both Yoga Nidra and Sound Healing practices embrace mindfulness - accepting what's going on in our ...