July 29th – Qi Gong Taster
6:15pm – 7:15pm
Phil welcomes you to this Qi Gong taster session. Maybe you’ve heard of this form of movement, but have never had the chance to try it. Maybe you’re interested in booking into our 5-week course, but you want to see what it’s like first. Maybe you’re a regular practitioner, and this session could help you keep up your practice. Maybe, maybe maybe….
This hour long session is a perfect way to see whether the gentle mindful movement practice of Qi Gong is something you could benefit from. Qi Gong has a powerful effect on the whole of the body and mind. Every Qi Gong 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.
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Please don’t worry if you haven’t read the book being discussed. As well as sharing our thoughts, there will be some readings from the book which everyone can join in with. Sometimes coming along can help you decide whether or not you do want to read the book!
7th August – Little Book of Life – Rumi
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Email Susie with queries, or suggestions of future books. Also, get in contact to book directly to avoid the booking fee: firstname.lastname@example.org
August 10th – Monthly two hours of Mindfulness
10:00am – 12:00pm
Two hours really gives us an opportunity to sink into a mindful practice. What better way to start a weekend?
These sessions are open to everyone, but having some understanding of what mindfulness is is beneficial. Over the two hours there will be a variety of mindfulness practices shared, with some space for discussion and exploration of the practices. Each of these two-hour sessions will have a theme, to help us to broaden and expand our practice. If you’re unsure whether this would be the right session for you, please do get in contact with Susie. The theme of this two-hour practice is yet to be decided – so if you want to come along, and there’s a particular topic you’re interested in, do get in touch.
This is our regular extended slot – the second Saturday of the month from 10am-12pm – so pop it in your diary, to make it a regular practice.
Meditation cushions and yoga mats are provided, although if you have your own you may wish to bring them for extra comfort.
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August 11th – Summer Restore and Nidra with Carly
4pm – 6pm
Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. Mindfulness is any step taken to be more conscious of how your surroundings are affecting you.
We will start of this session with a mindful breathing meditation, spend 75 mins in Restorative yoga postures.
Held for 8 minutes or more, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends, you will be fully supported by blocks, bolsters and plenty of blankets.
We will finish the session with a Yoga Nidra practice
Yoga nidra, a Sanskrit term also sometimes known as “yogic sleep” is a deep relaxation technique and a form of meditation. Yoga Nidra takes you to a a state between sleeping and waking, where the body is completely relaxed and you can take your awareness inward by listening to a set of instructions.
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