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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.
A Day of Mindfulness with Sophie Carr
Sunday 28th July 10.00am – 4.00pm | £50 (one work-exchange place available, please email) | BOOK NOW
What exactly is mindfulness? And why is it so popular? What’s the evidence for its usefulness? How do you actually ‘do’ it? How can we lead more mindful and meaningful lives? Is it really possible to be less exhausted, less reactive, more resilient? Can mindfulness make us more calm and relaxed? In this day-long workshop we will answer all these questions and more. We’ll unpack the ‘foundations’ of mindfulness – breath awareness, embodied presence, mindfulness of emotions and mindfulness of thoughts. We’ll explore mindful communication, and look at techniques we can use in our daily lives, such as the 3-minute breathing space, mindful walking, and even mindful queueing! There will be meditation, relaxation and informal discussion. The workshop will be a fun, down-to-earth, thorough instruction in the basics of mindfulness, and is suitable for everyone regardless of age, experience or lifestyle. Sophie Carr is senior teacher and co-owner of the Stables. She is qualified and registered with the Mindfulness Training Institute.
For more details please email email@example.com
Yin/Yang Yoga with Mindfulness
Tuesday 30th April- 21st May | 6.00pm – 7.30pm | £36 for 4 week course | BOOK NOW
Tuesday 4th June 0 9th July | 6.00pm – 7.30pm | £54 for 6 week course | BOOK NOW
A course which combines the classical elements of a contemplative, transformative yoga practice – dynamic flow (yang), passive floor poses (yin), seated mindfulness meditation and deep relaxation. Each week we will explore an aspect of mindfulness: breath awareness, embodied awareness, mindfulness of emotions and mindfulness of thoughts. We will finish the course with metta practice (lovingkindness). This course is suitable for anyone with basic experience in yoga who is interested in maintaining a strong physical practice while deepening their meditation practice. It’s also an opportunity to work with Sophie Carr, senior teacher, mindfulness trainer and co-owner of the Stables.
Relax & Find Calm Within
Wednesday 5th June – 10th July 7.30-9pm £100 for 6 weeks BOOK HERE
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.
**After booking, please email firstname.lastname@example.org – we would like you to complete a simple questionnaire, and will send you more details about the course**
Please note, there are no refunds given if you withdraw from the course once it has started.
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.”