This is to book in for any of the sessions in the block of 7 sessions, from 16th September - 28th October2021. Join Phil as he shares some Qi Gong moves, for physical and emotional health. Phil usually ends with a meditation too.
Join us for an early morning meditation. You are more than welcome to be in your pj's. This meditation is guided by Lorna
Join Phil as he shares some Qi Gong moves, for physical and emotional health, there'll probably be a meditation shared at the end of the session too
This is a deep relaxation practice, helping us to get ready for sleep. There is no movement required. The suggestion is to be as cosy and comfy as possible - people often join us from their beds, ready for sleep. You won't be brought back at the end of the session, so if you have drifted off, there's no need to worry about having to chat. Your facilitator will either be Susie, Lorna or Joe.
Join us for an early morning meditation. You are more than welcome to be in your pj's. This meditation is guided by Louise
Join us for an early morning meditation. You are more than welcome to be in your pj's. This meditation is guided by either Lyndsay or Susie
Join us for an early morning meditation. You are more than welcome to be in your pj's. This meditation is guided by either Kareem or Jasmine
This is for a block of 7 sessions, from 4th November - 16th December 2021. Join Phil as he shares some Qi Gong moves, for physical and emotional health. Phil sometimes ends with a meditation too.
This is to book in for any of the sessions in the block of 7 sessions, from 4th November - 16th December 2021. Join Phil as he shares some Qi Gong moves, for physical and emotional health. Phil might end with a meditation too.
Join us for an early morning meditation, which is followed by an optional listening space. This is guided by Veronica.
Join Phil as he shares some Qi Gong moves, for physical and emotional health.
A mindful writing workshop: As the year draws to a close Joe will guide us with a reflection practice of the year passed. Holding our themes of forgiveness and letting go we'll look at our journeys of 2021 and what stepping into 2022 may mean
Join Susie for our 5 day mindfulness challenge. She introduces a different topic every day, helping you to bring mindfulness into daily life. She invites you to ease your body, to calm your mind and to be more compassionate! The 5 days look like this:
Monday - You'll learn what mindfulness is, and what the benefits are
Tuesday - We tune into the messages of the body, and bring some ease in
Wednesday - How busy is your mind? Today we look at how to unhook from our busy, thinking minds.
Thursday - We look at how to respond differently to emotional triggers
Friday - We bring in some compassion and kindness to ourselves
The nights are drawing in, and all we really want at this time of year is to be warm and cosy. To put the fire on, and snuggle in front of it, or to get under a warm blanket for the evening.
If this sounds right up your street, we have an evening planned that will be perfect for you. Mindfulness mediation, gentle hatha yoga, a relaxing yoga nidra and a gong bath. All taking place in from the sanctuary of your own home.
Join Susie from Pause & Breathe and Lindsey from YogaNuU for this nurturing evening.
The film we will be showing is "Prison Dogs."
The films depicts a ground-breaking programme, which allows prison inmates to care for and train puppies as service dogs for injured veterans. Filmed at Fishkill State Correctional Facility in New York, the documentary follows three inmates serving long-term sentences for murder and armed robbery. Gloria Gilbert Stoga, is a feisty, brilliant dog expert with a tough love, no-nonsense attitude and a firm belief in second chances. Gloria runs the program, Puppies Behind Bars, which teaches a select group of inmates to train puppies to become service dogs for disabled veterans, whether suffering from PTSD or physical injuries that render them immobile.
Prison Dogs captures in detail how the powerful relationship between humans and animals can restore the lives of those deemed impossible to save. Lives are saved both behind bars and at home for those newly returned from the battlefield. It is a story of hope, one that not only posits that people can change, but illustrates a very real way in which it can be done.
You can watch the trailer for the film here: https://filmsforchange.stream/programs/prison-dogs
Hot drinks will be provided, and we'll have time for a chat after the film too.
The word surrender has often had a bad press particularly when connected to conflict where surrender is seen as submission or losing – think of waving the white flag. I much prefer the definition that speaks of surrender as a gentle yielding, a letting go into the present moment. Sounds much easier, doesn’t it? And that’s what we’re going to do together as we awaken our hearts using our Heart Intelligence practices and then learn to surrender into each and every precious moment of our lives exactly as it is. Facilitated by Louise
We will be discussing "Wintering" by Katherine May.
Yarnfulness - it's mindfulness, but with yarn. Weave a meditation cushion whilst practising mindfulness - complete novices are welcome
Yarnfulness - a brand new event, which combines the art of weaving with a mindfulness practice . Two therapeutic practices, combined together over the course of an afternoon.
Over the four hours you will be introduced to zen weaving on beautiful hand-weaving looms. Full instruction will be given for the weaving, and for the mindfulness, so you can be a complete beginner at one or both, although those with experience are also welcome.
The looms will be set up for you in advance, you'll be able to choose from a range of yarns - wool, organic cotton or Tencel (the vegan alternative to silk) - and will be able to see which colours you feel inspired to work with. Weaving is a mindfulness practice in itself, and we will also have the chance to stop and tune in with our breath, and bring all of our senses into play whilst we're weaving. The mindfulness practices will engage with the gentle rhythm of hand-weaving, adding to the feeling of relaxation and being at one with the loom.
By the end of the session you will have produced a piece of beautiful cloth to sew up and use as a meditation cushion.
There are only 6 spaces for this workshop, so our advice is to book quickly! We have a subsidised space - no questions asked, just offer what you can - please only take this if you would not otherwise be able to come.
Refreshments are included, please let us know of any dietary requirements.
This workshop is being offered by Mairi Breslin of Coorie Creative and Susie Hooper of Pause & Breathe.
This is a course all about the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. He has written so many books, and taught so widely about mindfulness - this course aims to bring together some of his core teachings, helping us to bring mindfulness more into our daily lives.
This is a course that you work through at your own pace, it's been designed to be completed over a 6 month period, spending around an hour a week on each session. The topics covered are: Mindfulness; Mindfulness in Daily Life; Difficult Emotions / Suffering; True Happiness; Interbeing and Engaged Ethics.
Signing up for this course also gives you access to the Pause & Breathe online community, with live sessions and lots of resources.
As we start to approach Christmas, which can be such a busy time of year, it's good to make time to really relax. A little space in a jam-packed diary to rest, release any tension that pops up during the festive season and to let go. Can you give yourself permission to have a night off from it all, to carve some time just for you - to allow yourself to rest.
Susie from Pause & Breathe and Morag from Sound Balance Scotland are delighted to collaborate again for a relaxing evening – 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 “Relaxing into Winter”. We will be bringing in themes of resting, releasing, letting go and allowing. 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 December, 7-9pm via zoom. The cost of the session is £25, for the full evening (with discounts for The Heart Movement online subscribers). If this feels too much currently, please get in contact. We have subsidised spaces available - just let us know what you can afford, no questions asked.