The 8 week Mindfulness & Meditation courses are held in a variety of locations in West London, particularly the Twickenham, Isleworth, Richmond and St Margarets areas.
Upcoming Courses & Events in 2019
Course content & prices below
All events need to be pre-booked by email or phone
Date : 05 Jan 2020 Retreat Day in North Sheen (see link below) £50 pp 13 spaces left
Date : 06 Jan – 24 Feb 2020 8 week course Meditation & Mindfulness for Wellbeing 1930 – 2100 10 places left £160pp
Date : 1 Mar 2020 Retreat Day in North Sheen (see link below) £50 pp 15 spaces left
Date : 16 Mar – 4 Apr 2020 8 week course Meditation & Mindfulness for Wellbeing 1930 – 2100 10 places left £160pp
Date : 10 May 2020 Retreat Day in North Sheen (see link below) £50 pp 15 spaces left
The 4 and 8 week courses and taster sessions are held at South Street Cafe, 2 Shrewsbury Walk, South Street, Old Isleworth, TW7 7DE
The Day Retreats are held upstairs at The Pavilion Hall at North Sheen Recreation Ground. Dancer Road, Richmond, TW9 4LB
The 8 week courses include a day retreat which consolidates what we have covered.
For more information on retreats please click here
On this course you will look at ways of moving from stress (psychological, emotional & physical) towards greater relaxation, elevated function and well-being. It is about simplifying things and becoming more comfortable with your life.
The course will run from 19:30 to 21:00 and include group discussion, meditation instruction and information on the principals and benefits of practicing Mindfulness and Meditation. The 8 week course is intended to increase your well being and covers basic orientation, dealing with stress, relating to pain, dealing with emotional challenges, role stress & time pressure, self-care, elevated function and changing your life.
You will learn 5 different types of meditation, and ideas about how to incorporate what you learn into a daily home practice.
The cost per person is £160 which includes all instruction, course materials and 4 guided meditations to keep. It also includes a full day retreat at the end of the course. I also provide a recording of each session.
On this course you will learn practices that are good for your general well-being but the main aim of the course goes far beyond that. The meditations focus on personal insight, discovering your true nature and accessing your internal happiness.
The course will run from 19:30 to 21:00 and has more of a zen flavour. It includes group discussion, meditation instruction and information on the principals and benefits of practicing Mindfulness and Meditation. The 8 week course will include a look at dealing with stress, physical and emotional pain (a partial revision of the topics covered in the well-being course), some examination of the history of meditation, particularly in the zen tradition, and a look at how we can boost vitality and energy through breathing and movement. I will be telling some zen stories and we will also look at issues of identity and getting underneath the roles we play in life.
This course includes some of the meditation practices from the well-being course and some new meditations, and ideas about how to incorporate what you learn into a daily home practice.
The cost is £160 pp which includes all instruction, course materials and 8 guided meditations to keep. It also includes a full day retreat at the end of the course. I also provide a recording of each session.
This course is suitable for beginners, and for those who wish to do some revision and have a further look at the history and practice of zen meditation and mindfulness.
4 week Meditation Course
This course runs from 19.30 to 20.30 and is a brief introduction to meditation and a chance to practice as a group. If you have done one of the mindfulness courses this is an ideal refresher course. We will examine the benefits of different styles of meditation and practice these in the class. The course will cover both concentration and insight practices as well as zen meditation for grounding in the body and working with a mala. We will also explore the cultivation of compassion, loving kindness, equanimity and joy. The price is £45 payable in advance.
Additionally … Introduction to Mindfulness Taster Sessions (Refresher Sessions)
If you are unsure about what mindfulness actually is, I run ‘taster’ sessions which aim to introduce and demystify the subject. These generally last between 1 and 2 hours and include a couple of guided meditations, some ideas on how to be mindful and a look at the background science that shows why mindfulness can be so effective.
These can be a great way of getting started & motivated. They are also a great way to re-connect with Mindfulness if you have not practiced for a while. Please contact me for group rates or 1-2-1 tuition.
If you are unable to attend any of these courses I can come to you if you have a minimum of 5 people who would like to learn mindfulness & meditation. Please enquire about prices. I am happy to teach in your front room.
I also offer one-to-one personal meditation coaching and support for those who would like the benefits of individual sessions. Please enquire for prices.
These courses are based on the Mindfulness for Well-Being program & The Mindfulness for Insight program as taught and run by Zenways. Zenways is an IMTA (International MINDFULNESS Teachers Association) accredited school.
Please note that in general mindfulness and meditation isn’t typically helpful for people with mental conditions such as paranoia or schizophrenia, and may make such conditions worse. If you have any doubts about this please consult your GP.