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'There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.' Mahatma Gandhi

Change your pace of life. Take time to get to know, to really feel, and nourish your body. Take it slow!

This Meet Up in West Hampstead, NW6 is for anyone who wants a slow, gentle yoga practise. It will include weekly yoga classes and also restorative classes & workshops.

(West Hampstead is on the Jubilee line, Overground, Thameslink & serviced by 139, 328, C11 bus or Hampstead on the Northern Line is 15 mins walk away)

All equipment i.e. mats, props ( blankets, bolsters, eye pillows etc) provided.

Walk Slowly - by Danna Faulds

It only takes a reminder to breathe,

a moment to be still, and just like that,

something in me settles, softens, makes

space for imperfection. The harsh voice

of judgment drops to a whisper and I

remember again that life isn’t a relay

race; that we will all cross the finish

line; that waking up to life is what we

were born for. As many times as I

forget, catch myself charging forward

without even knowing where I’m going,

that many times I can make the choice

to stop, to breathe, and be, and walk

slowly into the mystery.

Upcoming events (5+)

Gentle Hatha Yoga class

Health Town

Gentle hatha yoga class every Friday morning 9.30am - 10.30am This class is perfect if you are looking for a slow, gentle, breath centred yoga practise. We move through simple movements, taking our time - everyone is welcome and it is suitable for beginners. All mats are provided. You can turn up and pay at Health Town when you arrive or book in advance via https://www.healthtown.co.uk/ Your first class is £6.50. After that you can pay as you go or buy a 5 or 10 class pass.

Gentle Hatha Yoga class

Health Town

Gentle hatha yoga class every Friday morning 9.30am - 10.30am This class is perfect if you are looking for a slow, gentle, breath centred yoga practise. We move through simple movements, taking our time - everyone is welcome and it is suitable for beginners. All mats are provided. You can turn up and pay at Health Town when you arrive or book in advance via https://www.healthtown.co.uk/ Your first class is £6.50. After that you can pay as you go or buy a 5 or 10 class pass.

Gentle Hatha Yoga class

Health Town

Gentle hatha yoga class every Friday morning 9.30am - 10.30am This class is perfect if you are looking for a slow, gentle, breath centred yoga practise. We move through simple movements, taking our time - everyone is welcome and it is suitable for beginners. All mats are provided. You can turn up and pay at Health Town when you arrive or book in advance via https://www.healthtown.co.uk/ Your first class is £6.50. After that you can pay as you go or buy a 5 or 10 class pass.

Beginner's Meditation Workshop Saturday May 18th 1.30pm - 5.30pm

I am delighted to offer this meditation workshop, suitable for anyone interested in knowing more about meditation, or for those with some previous experience, seeking a refresher. "The meditation workshop was the perfect escape and antidote to today's busy life. It was a great way to deepen my knowledge of meditation and try some new forms of meditation, and learn how to better practice meditation at home. I came away feeling refreshed, revived and absolutely centered" Talya S About this meditation workshop This workshop is for anyone looking to take time out and tune in with their experience in a quiet, supportive, small-group environment. It is suitable for beginners with no previous meditation experience, as well as those looking for a refresher or to explore new practises / deepen an existing practise. During this workshop we will experience a range of different meditation practices : including how to use the breath to overcome distractions, meditation using mantras, visualisations, yoga nidra (which includes body scanning and breath sensing - which is a 30 minute lying down guided meditation at the end) & walking meditation. We will explore different gentle exercises that can help us sit more comfortably to meditate as well as have a discussion on the effects of diet and lifestyles on meditation. There will be time for group reflection, stretching and tea breaks. Price £40 early bird price before April 27th £50 thereafter To book / more information - https://bookwhen.com/yoga36035 Suitable for? Anyone, of any age, background or religion. We will be sitting on the floor on cushions / supports or on chairs for those who prefer. All that is required is an openness and willingness to the process. Our setting is our home studio in West Hampstead. Exact address given on booking. All mats, cushions, chairs, blankets are provided. To book / more information - https://bookwhen.com/yoga36035 What to bring Just yourself. Tea’s & cold drinks provided. Number of students: A maximum of 7 students will be allowed on this meditation workshop. About Me - Simon Hoten I first started exploring meditation in 2003. I was 40 years old with a busy life, and I was a merchandise manager in a very fast paced retail head office environment which included travelling a great deal. I enjoyed my job, but was stressed a lot of the time with erratic sleep patterns, and felt “off” (like something wasn’t quite right) regularly. I had also experienced anxiety and panic attacks. I had read that meditation might help, so i booked myself onto a 10 day silent meditation retreat. Talk about throwing myself in at the deep end! It certainly was a life changing experience, but even though i tried for a number of weeks afterwards, the meditation technique that i learnt, wasn’t sustainable for me back in everyday life. So i explored other practices until i found the one that worked for me. Since the start of my meditation journey i have learnt and practiced a number of individual techniques to find the one(s) that particularly resonated with me including Mindfulness, Vipassanna, iRest yoga nidra, concentration on the breath and mantras. I found the practice that works for me and have a daily seated meditation practise and i also practise iRest Yoga nidra. With a regular meditation practise I have experienced many benefits including improved focus and energy, reduced symptoms of stress and improved sleep patterns. With a regular meditation practise I have experienced many benefits including improved focus and energy, reduced symptoms of stress and improved sleep patterns.

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Gentle Hatha Yoga class

Health Town

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