By tuning into nature in we can discover how connected we are to the rest of the world. This session will focus on the element of Water.
Why practice self-compassion - isn't it selfish? As Ruby Wax points out: "if we don't learn to be compassionate to ourselves first, we can't feel it for anyone else".
he way we live our lives in our technological world often leads us to feel as if we have no links to nature. However, we can start to appreciate this connection by noticing how everything is interrelated. In this week’s session we will focus on the element “fire”.
Learn the basics of mindfulness meditation and find out how mindfulness can be useful in our daily lives. The course will run Thursday nights, starting on 2nd May for 5 weeks from 7-8.15pm.
In recognition of how mindfulness is more than just sitting and meditating, some of the practices in this session will be active – mindful movement, mindful walking, mindful eating. Also, a practice around being able to accept physical discomfort (including pain) and perhaps starting to react differently to this.
The session is entitled "calming the mind". Considering the negative bias we all have – we can learn to respond to thoughts differently – to notice without reacting. Being able to calm the critical inner voice. Practices in this session will focus on learning to observe thoughts non-reactively.
We think about how important it is to be kind and compassionate to other people, but we often forget about ourselves. In this session, we will discuss why self-compassion is so important, to enable us to be compassionate to others.
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.
The Heart Connection Retreat: A weekend of rejuvenating yoga, meditation and nourishing Lomi Lomi massage
Yoga and mindfulness are the perfect pairing, why not come along to find out more. The session ends with a relaxing gong sound bath - if you haven't experienced this before, you're in for a treat.
Focusing on nature can help us to appreciate impermanence and can help us improve our ability to let go. In this session we focus on the element Earth.