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Mindfulness is open, embodied and kind awareness of present-moment experience. It is a particular way of paying direct and sustained attention to our inner world and the world around us, in order to engage fully with our life while remaining balanced and steady. It helps us look behind our negativity and reactivity and relax deeply into ourselves, uncovering kindness and compassion towards ourselves and others.

Mindfulness is a proven way of increasing our happiness and reducing stress.

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Relax & Find Calm Within

Wednesday 16th Jan- 20th Feb 7.30-9pm £90 for 6 weeks BOOK NOW

Relax and Find Calm Within – a 6 week course with Sophie Carr

Yin yoga, restorative yoga and mindfulness.

Suitable for all.

Are you tired, stressed, burnt out, in need of recharge? Is your mind busy, are you running to catch up all the  time?

Come and unwind deeply held tensions in the body, and foster a pervading sense of calm and spaciousness using these quieter styles of yoga. Each week we will explore aspects of mindfulness while lying in restful postures. We will also develop our capacity for mindful communication, experiment with mindful walking and learn other techniques to use in everyday situations or times of stress. There will be relaxed discussions and opportunities to support one another in our practice.

  • train your attention and focus with mindfulness of the breath
  • be present and embodied through mindfulness of the body
  • learn the 3-minute breathing space
  • develop a loving, grateful heart with compassion practice
  • explore emotions and develop more emotional intelligence
  • be aware of thought-patterns and diminish self-judgment
  • learn how to quieten the ‘inner critic’
  • reduce our tendency to be over-reactive
  • explore techniques to use in times of stress and anxiety

To truly benefit from this course, you will need to commit to about 20 minutes daily home practice.

Sophie Carr is co-owner of the Stables and is a yoga and mindfulness teacher with many years experience. She is a qualified and registered member of the Mindfulness Training Institute.

“Sophie is a gifted teacher. Her classes are always fun and engaging, her teaching technique clear and practical. I highly recommend this course!”

“Sophie is so open and warm, she is brilliant at making people feel at ease. Her explanations are clear and personal. I have benefited from the course in many areas of my life and really enjoyed it.”

“Thank you, Sophie. A game-changing experience! I have learnt so much about how I experience emotions and the present moment.”

“I found the course interesting, informative, and very inspiring. Sophie was an excellent teacher. I looked forward to each session with enthusiasm, it was a lovely space to work in and a special group to work with. I benefited and continue to do so, on many different levels.”

“Sophie’s class was warm, genuine and nurturing – much better than other more corporate offerings.”

Living Mindfully Alumni Sitting Group – with Sophie Carr MTI and Stuart Frost

Sundays  6pm – 7.30pm (not running at the moment, sorry)

Evening sessions for the alumni of the 3 SIT mindfulness courses we have run at the Stables, and for anyone else who has a regular mindfulness practice. The aim of the session is to support you to continue, or re-ignite, your mindfulness practice.

We will spend plenty of time sitting, some time doing mindful communication, and some time in conversation. We will look at ways of maintaining a nourishing ‘formal’ practice and a lively connection with your ‘informal practice’, which is effectively your whole life!

Suggested donation £5

 

Introduction to Mindfulness Course      NEW DATES COMING SOON

‘Living Mindfully’ - a practical and participatory course

with Sophie Carr MTI

‘If you want to conquer the anxiety of life—live in the moment, live in the breath.’ Mindfulness is a proven method of reducing stress, increasing focus, regulating emotions and cultivating one’s sense of wellbeing. We can reduce unhelpful thought patterns, and develop self-acceptance and inner calm. The course is suitable for anyone who is interested in establishing a mindfulness practice suitable for everyday life.

A willingness to commit to a daily home practice of 15-30 minutes is a prerequisite of the course.

Entry to the course is by application. Please download and complete the application form and return it to Sophie Carr at info@yogaco.co.uk. All information disclosed is strictly confidential.

Application Form for SIT Mindfulness Course

 Session One

  • train your attention and focus with mindfulness of the breath
  • be present and embodied through mindfulness of the body

Session Two

  • learn the 3-minute breathing space
  • practice mindful walking and movement
  • develop a loving, grateful heart with compassion practice

Session Three

  • explore emotions and develop more emotional intelligence
  • be aware of thought-patterns and diminish self-judgment
  • learn how to quieten the ‘inner critic’

Session Four

  • reduce our tendency to be over-reactive when we are triggered in family life and relationships
  • learn mindfulness strategies for work situations
  • explore techniques to use in times of stress and anxiety

Cost    £95   book here

There is one bursary place available in exchange for practical assistance at the sessions.

During each session we will explore aspects of mindfulness using guided meditations, inquiries and talks. We will develop our capacity for mindful communication. We will also support one another in our personal practice—please be aware that a prerequisite of acceptance on to the course is a commitment to a daily home practice.

Course materials provided are a journal and 6 guided meditation mp3s, and additional support via email.

Sophie Carr is co-owner of the Stables and is a yoga and mindfulness teacher with many years experience. She is a qualified and registered member of the Mindfulness Training Institute.

“Sophie is a gifted teacher. Her classes are always fun and engaging, her teaching technique clear and practical. I highly recommend this course!”

“Sophie is so open and warm, she is brilliant at making people feel at ease. Her explanations are clear and personal. I have benefited from the course in many areas of my life and really enjoyed it.”

“Thank you, Sophie. A game-changing experience! I have learnt so much about how I experience emotions and the present moment.”

“I found the course interesting, informative, and very inspiring. Sophie was an excellent teacher. I looked forward to each session with enthusiasm, it was a lovely space to work in and a special group to work with. I benefited and continue to do so, on many different levels.”

“Sophie’s class was warm, genuine and nurturing – much better than other more corporate offerings.”