These half days of reflection, meditation and mindfulness are led by an experienced facilitator, trained in mindfulness. Throughout the year these half-days provide an opportunity to nurture and strengthen the energy of mindfulness and the practice of meditation in the company of others.
This is an 8 week course (2.5 hours per week) with one full day (10am-4pm) between weeks 6 and 7. The course aims to assist you in taking better care of yourself and in getting more out of living. Many people completing the programme report lasting physical and psychological benefits including: An increased ability to relax and experience calm and an increased ability to cope more effectively with both short and long term stressful situations.
Beginning on Monday, February 12th from 6.30 to 8.30 pm for 5 weeks.
Mindfulness encourages us to deeply listen to ourselves and develop insight and wisdom and compassion opens our hearts so that we can lean towards our challenges and difficulties with kindness. Compassion fundamentally begins with ourselves and when we feel ready the journey can ripple out in ever-widening circles. During the course we will explore some of the background underlying compassion training particularly for oneself as well as ways in which it can be anchored in everyday life.
Running over four days across the midterm from 15th -18th February, 2018. Please apply and await approval before paying.
The Sanctuary is pleased to offer the Teach .b course. The training will consist of real-time lessons, an exploration of the pedagogy of the .b curriculum, and opportunities to practise teaching the key exercises, in order to leave feeling confident and empowered to teach the curriculum to young people.
With Dominic Cogan, this is an 8-week programme delivered by a trained Mindfulness for Teachers: .b Foundations teacher. It is designed for teachers, staff, and parents who want to develop their own mindfulness practice and enhance their own wellbeing. However it would also enable participants who develop a practice to qualify for further training in order to teach .b or Paws .b to young people. This course will finish on the 24th April as there will be no classes on the 20th March or the 3rd April.
Starting on Wednesday February 21st from 2.30 – 5pm.
Join Mary Jennings for a mix of course practice, input, group discussion and home practice, participants report that they were able to recognise and learn how to deal with their own stress triggers more easily as well as find a greater sense of their own inner strength and resilience.
This is an 8 week course (2.5 hours per week) with one full day (10am-4pm) on 8th April. Please bring lunch for the full day of practice. Please note the final week on this course will be on 18th April as there will not be a class on the 11th April.
Running on Saturday 10th of March from 10am – 4pm.
A mindful way to garden in harmony with nature, to deepen our awareness of our interconnectedness with the earth. This ONE DAY workshop will open up a new, more mindful way of gardening, to allow us nurture ourselves as well as our natural environment. The day will have practical elements and looka t theory of organic gardening principles, and mindful practices.
This workshop is designed to help participants live more compassionately. Each participant will be invited to work towards forming habits that are kinder, gentler, more compassionate and mindful, leading to a lifetime habit of mindfulness and compassion for self and others. Mindful practices and mindful eating will be an integral part of the day.
Running on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of April, from 10am – 4pm.
This creative retreat invites us to take a new path. It assumes that all of us are on a journey charting a direction for our life, whether we are aware of this or not. We will invite you to be conscious of that journey and path you are on. We aim to open you to the possibility of living with greater joy, will, strength and compassion.