Pause & Breathe CIC

Morning Mindfulness - every Monday - 8-8.30am on zoom

Mondays
8:00 AM
Online
£5.00
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Join us for an early morning meditation. You are more than welcome to be in your pj's. This meditation is guided by Annabelle or Lorna.

Join us for an early morning meditation. You are more than welcome to be in your pj's. This meditation is guided by Annabelle or Lorna.

Evening Mindfulness - Every Wednesday 6.30-7pm - on Zoom

Wednesdays
6:30 PM
Online
£5.00
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Join us for an evening mindfulness session, which will consist of a mindfulness meditation.


A variety of facilitators take this session.


Please note that on the third Wednesday of every month there will be an optional listening space afterwards, and the session will finish at 7.30pm.

Join us for an evening mindfulness session, which will consist of a mindfulness meditation. A variety of facilitators take this session. Please note that on the third Wednesday of every month there will be an optional listening space afterwards, and the session will finish at ...

Morning Mindfulness - every Wednesday - 8-8.30am on zoom

Wednesdays
8:00 AM
Online
£5.00
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Join us for an early morning meditation. You are more than welcome to be in your pj's. This meditation is guided by Kareem or Jasmine.

Join us for an early morning meditation. You are more than welcome to be in your pj's. This meditation is guided by Kareem or Jasmine.

Face Yoga & Meditation with Lindsey Porter - on Zoom

Thu 06 Oct 2022
7:00 PM
Online
£0.00
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Guest facilitator Lindsey Porter is offering Face Yoga & Meditation.


Experience a session of practical movements to help release tension from your face and facial areas along with techniques to support the health and appearance of your skin. We'll have some fun along the way too!


This session is online and things you will or may need are: a pc screen, in a comfortable seat, you may like tie your hair out of your face, have a mirror nearby so you can also see your own face, a spoon (tea or desert or bring both!), a favourite moisturizer which may help with gliding your hands over your face. Sanitise your hands before we start. Wear clothing you are comfortable in. You may also like to have a glass of water for comfort and tissues.


A guided meditation will complete the session.


Lindsey is a Yoga Teacher and Tutor. She has been delving in to Face movement and Yoga practices over the past few years and thoroughly enjoys sharing these practices with others. You'll be surprised how many simple and effective tips you can pick up!


It's £8 to attend, or it's possible to make a donation if this is unaffordable.

Guest facilitator Lindsey Porter is offering Face Yoga & Meditation. Experience a session of practical movements to help release tension from your face and facial areas along with techniques to support the health and appearance of your skin. We'll have some fun along the way ...

Morning Mindfulness - every Friday - 8-8.30am on zoom

Fridays
8:00 AM
Online
£5.00
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Join us for an early morning meditation. This is usually guided by Susie or Annabelle.


On the first Friday of every month it will include an optional listening space, and finish at 9am.

Join us for an early morning meditation. This is usually guided by Susie or Annabelle. On the first Friday of every month it will include an optional listening space, and finish at 9am.

Qi Gong - Mondays on Zoom

Mondays
7:00 PM
Online
£0.00
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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.


Much like Tai Chi, Qi Gong uses slow movement, tied in with the breath, to help move energy around the body.


This session is £8 to attend, or you can come along for a donation.


Any questions, please email: susie@pauseandbreathe.co.uk

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 ...

Letting Go - 2 Hour Mindfulness Workshop - Stirling

Sat 15 Oct 2022
10:30 AM
The Yoga Tree, First Floor, 4 King Street, Stirling, Stirling, FK8 1AY, United Kingdom
£0.00
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A two-hour Mindfulness Workshop focusing on letting go - which goes perfectly with the season of Autumn. When we tune into nature, it can help us to embrace change - rather than resisting it. Autumn teaches us about dropping our resistance to letting go.


We run a Mindfulness workshops every month in the Yoga Tree. During the two hours there will be some teaching, chance for discussions, mindfulness meditations and we end with a yoga nidra (deep relaxation) practice.


Want to learn more?


This session will be held on Saturday 15th October 10.30am-12.30pm. The cost is £20, but there are some spaces to attend on a donation basis. Please only take these spaces if you would be otherwise unable to attend.


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

A two-hour Mindfulness Workshop focusing on letting go - which goes perfectly with the season of Autumn. When we tune into nature, it can help us to embrace change - rather than resisting it. Autumn teaches us about dropping our resistance to letting go. We run a Mindfulness workshops every month ...

Mindful Walk - 11am-12pm

Sun 16 Oct 2022
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 ...

Doodle Downtime with Tracy - Workshop - on Zoom

Wed 19 Oct 2022
8:00 PM
Online
£0.00
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Tracy Clark from Doodle Downtime is our guest Facilitator for this workshop.


She says:


My name is Tracy Clark and I lived in Glasgow with my family. I have always doodled throughout my life for fun and usually never to share.


However, since 2020 and lockdown I found that I needed some form of self-care to help with my mental wellbeing. So, doodling became a big part of my life again, and I also found that I wanted to share doodling with others that told me “Can’t draw”, “no art experience” or “wanting to try something different”. Possibly things you have heard or said to yourself before also. This doodling workshop is a space when you get to be creative, leave with something unique that you have created and giving yourself a space just to slow down.


If this sounds like something you want to try, please come along, and give it a try. No fancy materials needed, just plain paper, pencil, or pen. Eraser although no mistakes are made on the workshop, just happy accidents where a doodle can be created from. A cuppa of your favourite drink, something nice to nibble on and yourself. That’s all. I do hope you can make it and give yourself the space just to be creative.  


It's £10 to attend, or it's possible to make a donation if this is unaffordable.

Tracy Clark from Doodle Downtime is our guest Facilitator for this workshop. She says: My name is Tracy Clark and I lived in Glasgow with my family. I have always doodled throughout my life for fun and usually never to share. However, since 2020 and lockdown I ...

Community Wellbeing Sessions - Bonnybridge

Thu 20 Oct 2022
7:00 PM
Bonnybridge Community Centre, Bridge Street, Bonnybridge, Falkirk, FK4 1AA, United Kingdom
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Monthly sessions to focus on your wellbeing - for free!


We have secured funding from Community Choices to bring wellbeing directly to those who need it most. The aim of the sessions are to improve health and wellbeing. The sessions are open to everyone, and everything that we offer can be adapted to suit differing abilities.


All 4 sessions are bring held at Bonnybridge Community Centre, from 7-8pm. You can attend all four, or come to whichever suit you - all the sessions stand alone.


There are 4 sessions in the block, which look like this:

  • Session 1 - 21/07/22 - Facing into Self-Care: Susie and Lindsey - including Face Yoga and discussions and ideas about how to tune more into self-care
  • Session 2 - 18/08/22 - Soaking up Summer Vibrations - Susie & Lindsey - a Gong bath and Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
  • Session 3 - 15/09/22 - Moving Beyond the Comfort Zone - Susie & Lindsey - Advanced Chair Yoga & discussions and practices to help us move out of our comfort zones
  • Session 4 - 20/10/22 - Qi Gong - Susie & Phil - an Introduction to Qi Gong - a Mindful Movement Practice.


The sessions are completely free. However, we have a limit on the numbers that can attend due to hall space, so please do come if you book in (or contact us to cancel). If you'd like to come with someone that's fab - but could you make sure that they book in too.


Any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch: susie@pauseandbreathe.co.uk 


Facilitators:


Susie - from Pause & Breathe - teaches mindfulness, self-compassion and rest


Lindsey - from Yoga-Nu-U - is a popular local yoga instructor and Yoga Tutor for the Yoga Scotland organisation.


Phil - from Pause & Breathe - teaches Qi Gong, meditation and is a Reiki Master.

Monthly sessions to focus on your wellbeing - for free! We have secured funding from Community Choices to bring wellbeing directly to those who need it most. The aim of the sessions are to improve health and wellbeing. The sessions are open to everyone, and everything that we offer can be adapted ...

Study Group - Online

Sat 22 Oct 2022 - Sat 17 Dec 2022
9:30 AM
Online
£0.00
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Join us for an online Study Group. This is where we take more time to read a book, meeting regularly to discuss what we've read (and perhaps to put the teachings into practice!).


We will be reading "Don't Worry: 48 Lessons on Achieving Calm" by Shunmyo Masuno. This is broken down into 5 chapters, and so we will meet 5 times to discuss it. We will be meeting fortnightly.


Our study group starts on Saturday 22nd October 9.30-10.30am, and meets fortnightly until 17th December. Please note that it is not weekly. sessions will be: 22/10; 05/11; 19/11; 03/12; 17/12.


The study group costs £25 to join (£20 for our online subscribers). If this is too much, we have some donation spaces. If you take one of these, I'll be in contact to let you know how to make payment.


Susie will be your leader for this study group. Any questions, please email her: susie@pauseandbreathe.co.uk

Join us for an online Study Group. This is where we take more time to read a book, meeting regularly to discuss what we've read (and perhaps to put the teachings into practice!). We will be reading "Don't Worry: 48 Lessons on Achieving Calm" by Shunmyo Masuno. This is broken down into 5 chapters, ...

Yoga Nidra: Inner Wisdom - on Zoom

Tue 25 Oct 2022
9:15 PM
Online
£0.00
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In this Yoga Nidra, we’ll be tuning into the heart and the gut – listening for any messages they contain. However, we also know that emotions and memories are stored in the body – so we’ll be focusing on the body as a whole. I’m also going to suggest a sankalpa we can use – which is an intention, which can guide us through our practice. For this practice, the one I’m suggesting is “I listen to my inner wisdom” - although you are always welcome to use one of your own.


You don't need to do anything for Yoga Nidra, except lie down and listen to the guided meditation. You may find that you drift in and out of sleep, and this is perfectly OK.


This session is being held by Susie Hooper. It's £7 to attend, or it's possible to make a donation if this is unaffordable.

In this Yoga Nidra, we’ll be tuning into the heart and the gut – listening for any messages they contain. However, we also know that emotions and memories are stored in the body – so we’ll be focusing on the body as a whole. I’m also going to suggest a sankalpa we can use – which is an intention, which can guide ...

Qi Gong - Stirling - 7-8pm (full block)

Thu 27 Oct 2022 - Thu 24 Nov 2022
7:00 PM
The Yoga Tree, First Floor, 4 King Street, Stirling, Stirling, FK8 1AY, United Kingdom
£0.00
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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 5 sessions will be a great introduction, or a refresher for those with experience.


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


This is to book in for the full block of 5 sessions, from 27th October - 24th November, 7-8pm.

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 ...

Qi Gong - Stirling - 7-8pm (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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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 5 sessions will be a great introduction, or a refresher for those with experience.


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


This is to book in for any of the sessions in the block of 5 sessions, from 27th October - 24th November, 7-8pm.

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 ...

Wellbeing Book Club - 8-9pm on zoom

Tue 01 Nov 2022
8:00 PM
Online
£5.00
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Our Online Book Club meets every 6 weeks to discuss a book based around wellbeing.


This time, we're talking about "Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention" by Johann Hari.


Fancy joining us? It's just £5 for non-subscribers.

Our Online Book Club meets every 6 weeks to discuss a book based around wellbeing. This time, we're talking about "Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention" by Johann Hari. Fancy joining us? It's just £5 for non-subscribers.

Community Wellbeing Sessions - Free to All

Thursdays
10:00 AM
Larbert Old Church, 19 Denny Road, Larbert, Falkirk, FK5 3AB, United Kingdom
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We are delighted to let you know that we have 4 Free Wellbeing Sessions coming to Larbert.


These sessions will be run by Susie from Pause & Breathe and Lindsey from Yoga-Nu-U.


All sessions are held in Larbert Old Church Community Hall, from 10-11.30am. They include an hour-long session, followed by a hot drink and snack. Our sessions look like this:

3rd November: Self-Compassion: Meditation and face Yoga

10th November: Overcoming Overwhelm - Discussion, meditations and techniques

17th November: Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone - Chair Yoga

24th November: Letting Go - Yoga Nidra - deep Relaxation and Gong Bath


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


Please let us know if you have accessibility issues, as we are planning to hold the sessions in an upstairs room.


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

We are delighted to let you know that we have 4 Free Wellbeing Sessions coming to Larbert. These sessions will be run by Susie from Pause & Breathe and Lindsey from Yoga-Nu-U. All sessions are held in Larbert Old Church Community Hall, from 10-11.30am. They include an ...

November Wellbeing Evening

Fri 18 Nov 2022
7:00 PM
Beechbrae, Blackridge, West Lothian, EH48 3SW, United Kingdom
£35.00
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November Wellbeing Evening - a Magical Evening of Practices, held by Susie and Lindsey Porter from YogaNuU.


Join us in a stunning venue in Blackridge, West Lothian, for an evening of practices to boost your wellbeing. These will include: meditation, a night-time labyrinth walk, a yoga nidra and gong bath. We will be serving hot chocolate and a warming snack.


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


Our Wellbeing Evening will be held on Friday 18th November 7-9.30pm. 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 

November Wellbeing Evening - a Magical Evening of Practices, held by Susie and Lindsey Porter from YogaNuU. Join us in a stunning venue in Blackridge, West Lothian, for an evening of practices to boost your wellbeing. These will include: meditation, a night-time labyrinth walk, a yoga nidra and ...

Mindful Communication - 3-Week Course - Online

Thu 24 Nov 2022 - Thu 08 Dec 2022
7:00 PM
Online
£0.00
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This 3-week course will focus on mindful communication - how we can bring a mindfulness focus into our relationships. If we practice mindfulness, what effects might there be on those around us? We look at mindful speech and deep listening, and consider how to bring these into our daily lives.


Our three weeks look like this:

Week 1 - Communication with Self - learning to listen to ourselves more deeply, which helps us to better connect with others

Week 2 - Deep Listening - listening is such a fundamental part of our communication with loved ones - but how often are we distracted, or trying to formulate our response? In this session, we learn to truly listen

Week 3 - Speaking Truly - when we speak from the heart we speak mindfully


The course is £25. Our Online Pause & Breathe Members get 20% off this price. Please don't let cost put you off, there are donation spaces if paying the full price is unaffordable.


This course is suitable both for beginners and experienced practitioners, although having some understanding of mindfulness will be useful.


You may wish to have a yoga mat handy to sit or lie down on for practice and a blanket and cushion for additional comfort. People sometimes find a notebook helpful, for personal journaling.


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


Testimonials:

  • It was a gentle and heartfelt exploration of the art of communication
  • Some simple ideas which can make a massive difference
  • Susie held the space safely and knowledgably for the exploration of mindful communication
  • It was good to take the time to myself and learn to express some repressed feelings
This 3-week course will focus on mindful communication - how we can bring a mindfulness focus into our relationships. If we practice mindfulness, what effects might there be on those around us? We look at mindful speech and deep listening, and consider how to bring these into our daily lives. Our ...

Winter Wellness - Yurt Evening Session

Sun 04 Dec 2022
7:00 PM
The Yoga Social, The Foundry, Iron Mill Bay, Charleston, Dunfermline, KY11 3DP, United Kingdom
£31.50
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Winter Wellness - a cosy evening session in the Nurture Yurt, held by Susie and Lindsey Porter from YogaNuU.


We'll be sharing an evening of yoga and mindfulness practices, in front of a wood-burning stove.


Our evening will contain different practices, like gentle yoga, mindfulness meditation, a gong bath and a restorative yoga nidra. 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 4th December 7-9pm. We will have a break during this time. The cost is £35 / £31.50 for Pause & Breathe subscribers. If this puts attending out of reach, get in touch - we do have a subsidised space: susie@pauseandbreathe.co.uk 

Winter Wellness - a cosy evening session in the Nurture Yurt, held by Susie and Lindsey Porter from YogaNuU. We'll be sharing an evening of yoga and mindfulness practices, in front of a wood-burning stove. Our evening will contain different practices, like gentle yoga, ...