Get your weekend off to a great start with a soothing 2 hour session of gentle Yoga (done as Mindful Movement - bringing together the body and mind in the here and now), plus some periods of Mindfulness meditation. All under the expert guidance of Pete Anderson, a popular local Mindfulness teacher and professional Yoga practitioner... and all at a great price too - approximately 1/3 off usual Yoga session prices!
Learning to bring the mind home to the body - and to stabilise it there, as a relaxing type of concentration for a period of time - is one of the key skills of Mindfulness... but it's often overlooked, and it can be tricky to do.
Under Pete's expert tuition, we will gradually re-learn and re-build our capacity to connect with the body - learning to thereby come home to rest in the here and now, in full Presence.
Yoga is a fantastic way to improve your health, tone your body and to de-stress, as well as providing many other benefits, which can include sleeping better and increased energy levels. And Yoga practice has been a central and important part of the 8 week therapeutic Mindfulness courses (both in the MBSR and MBCT formats) since their original inception by Jon Kabat-Zinn some 30 years ago.
In these sessions Pete will use Yoga in the Kashmir style. In this form of Yoga we work in a dynamic, flowing way that is in tune with our body. (Unlike going to the gym - which depletes the body - we will be working in a way that nourishes, rejuvenates and "gives" to our body.)
These sessions are suitable for all, whatever your age or physical condition. No previous Yoga experience is necessary. (If you have back or joint problems, or any form of significant medical condition, please let Pete know on the day before the session begins.)
A series of four of these Saturday morning sessions is planned through November and December, beginning on 19th November. (You don't have to attend all four sessions, and you can dip in and out as suits you.) The sessions each begin at 10am and they will run through to approximately 12 noon.
Yoga mats are provided (although you're welcome to bring your own if you have one) but please wear loose fitting clothes. You might also want to bring along a bottle of water.
Although Pete's Yoga classes usually cost £15 for two hours (which is typical of professional Yoga tuition), these Mindful Yoga sessions are being made available to members of the Nottingham Mindfulness Group for just £10 per person, per session - a saving of 1/3 on normal prices.
The Mindful Yoga sessions will take place in the heart of the city centre (just off the Old Market Square) at:
The Om Centre
19 Greyhound Street
Nottingham NG1 2DP
(Greyhound Street is the alleyway that runs between King Street and Long Row behind the Clarks shoe shop - for a map Click Here)
When arriving, please use the red door and press the buzzer for the top floor. (Note: the Yoga studio we will be using is on the second floor of the Om Centre and this involves climbing two flights of wide, spacious, airy stairs. There is no lift.)
It is strongly recommended that you reserve your place in advance or check with Shaun before coming (email: [masked] or mobile:[masked]) as places are strictly limited. However, you are free to just turn-up and chance it if you wish to.
Our open meetings and events are designed to share information about Mindfulness and to offer the opportunity to experience and practice Mindful meditation.
These meetings and events are not structured to form a progressive course or formal training in Mindfulness, and they do not constitute a "Mindfulness-Based" therapy (such as MBSR or MBCT). The Nottingham Mindfulness Group publishes and promotes full details of the formal classes and courses in Mindfulness and "Mindfulness-Based" therapies that are available in Nottingham and the wider East Midlands - please ask us for a free copy of this information if it would be of interest to you.
Mindfulness and other forms of meditation are safe and appropriate practices for the vast majority of people and they are proven to offer a wide range of benefits, including the lowering of stress and deep levels of relaxation. However, current research indicates that all forms of meditation (including Mindfulness) may be unwise for people with bipolar vulnerability or those who are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) unless it is undertaken under clinical supervision. If you are currently receiving treatment for any form of mental health issue (or have received such treatment in the recent past, or have reason to believe that you might need such treatment), you should consult your doctor or health care professional before engaging with Mindfulness or any form of meditation.