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Sep
14
Mon
Meditation in Strange Times with Will Medd
Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Meditation in Strange Times with Will Medd

6 week on-line course

Starts Monday 14th September for 6 weeks

8.00 – 9.30 pm, on Zoom

 Living in these strange times, meditation offers a simple, powerful and timeless practice that has become an inner haven for many people. In cultivating awareness of groundedness, connection, aliveness and compassion, people have been able to nurture a sense of clarity, purpose and possibility in this uncertain world.

Where to start though? This course offers both an introduction to fundamentals of meditation, including mindfulness and loving kindness, while inviting you to explore how you can bring the insights of meditation into your everyday life.  This will include exploring how to be with the more difficult situations and emotional challenges you encounter, as well as to experience more fully the beauty of life.

While working online isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, there is the advantage of being able to practice within your own space. If needing to cut out noise, headphones are recommended!

Suitable for beginners and for those who want to take their meditation further, the focus over six weeks will be exploring how to develop your own practice, including:

  • cultivating an inner sanctuary – a place of groundedness and connection
  • mindfulness of the body, breath, thoughts and emotions
  • nurturing loving kindness, joy and compassion
  • being with difficult situations, emotions and thoughts
  • the role of observation and awareness in everyday life

As well as the weekly class, participants will be encouraged to join morning meditations on Tuesday and Thursdays and will also have access to recordings of the practices from the classes.  There will also be the possibility of a 1-1 session.

Given the difficult economic situation for many people, there is no charge for this course. For those that feel able you are invited to contribute a donation to Will.

To register your interest please email Will and let him know (willmedd@gmail.com). During August you’ll get an out-of-office reply.  He will then make contact in the first week of September to answer any queries and confirm arrangements and Zoom details.

About Will

Will first began meditating as a student over 25 years ago, learning mindfulness and loving kindness meditations. After a long gap, and revitalised by yoga practices, Will came back to meditation as an important practice to both navigate and celebrate all that life offers.  As a professional life coach his passion is in enabling people to feel fully alive and at peace – while also of course trying to do that himself!

He is trained as a mindfulness teacher and is a Certified iRest Teacher.  As such, the course builds on various traditions of meditation, particular building on the teachings of the meditative heart of yoga though a practice called iRest®.   iRest has been developed over 40 years by Dr. Richard Miller and associates, drawing on the ancient tradition of Yoga Nidra (the meditative heart of yoga) and adapted to the conditions of modern life.

As an experienced teacher will likes to create a relaxed atmosphere that is invitational, experiential and experimental. He’s worked on Zoom for the past 6 years hosting groups and is happy in creating a comfortable mode of working online.

More about Will at www.willmedd.com and links to some recorded meditations on youtube via www.rebeccayoga.org.uk

Feedback from previous courses

 “I looked forward to coming each week. I use the breathing exercises and do short meditations which are extremely relaxing.  I am more aware of myself in the world which is interesting!..  I found it addictive! The 1:1 was really good.  It was interesting to delve into your thoughts, something I hadn’t done. Thank you it was all fabulous.”

“I loved the course. The 1:1 was an excellent way to focus on the process and really allowed me to get it in a very personal and real way at my own pace with my issue …I would say it’s a unique comprehensive meditation experience that offers a range of tools that can to use to help maintain a healthy balance of perspective to respond to life”

“I enjoyed the course and found it very supportive and engaging. It was well-organised and the booklet and the emails with the sessions was so useful with the meditation at home.”

“You will not be the same person who walked in the door on the first day. You will be a better, happier, functioning you, when you walk back out”

“Thoroughly enjoyed the course and the highlight for me was the 1-1 … The quality and quantity of my sleep has improved and my anxiety levels are much improved”

Sep
21
Mon
Meditation in Strange Times with Will Medd
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Meditation in Strange Times with Will Medd

6 week on-line course

Starts Monday 14th September for 6 weeks

8.00 – 9.30 pm, on Zoom

 Living in these strange times, meditation offers a simple, powerful and timeless practice that has become an inner haven for many people. In cultivating awareness of groundedness, connection, aliveness and compassion, people have been able to nurture a sense of clarity, purpose and possibility in this uncertain world.

Where to start though? This course offers both an introduction to fundamentals of meditation, including mindfulness and loving kindness, while inviting you to explore how you can bring the insights of meditation into your everyday life.  This will include exploring how to be with the more difficult situations and emotional challenges you encounter, as well as to experience more fully the beauty of life.

While working online isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, there is the advantage of being able to practice within your own space. If needing to cut out noise, headphones are recommended!

Suitable for beginners and for those who want to take their meditation further, the focus over six weeks will be exploring how to develop your own practice, including:

  • cultivating an inner sanctuary – a place of groundedness and connection
  • mindfulness of the body, breath, thoughts and emotions
  • nurturing loving kindness, joy and compassion
  • being with difficult situations, emotions and thoughts
  • the role of observation and awareness in everyday life

As well as the weekly class, participants will be encouraged to join morning meditations on Tuesday and Thursdays and will also have access to recordings of the practices from the classes.  There will also be the possibility of a 1-1 session.

Given the difficult economic situation for many people, there is no charge for this course. For those that feel able you are invited to contribute a donation to Will.

To register your interest please email Will and let him know (willmedd@gmail.com). During August you’ll get an out-of-office reply.  He will then make contact in the first week of September to answer any queries and confirm arrangements and Zoom details.

About Will

Will first began meditating as a student over 25 years ago, learning mindfulness and loving kindness meditations. After a long gap, and revitalised by yoga practices, Will came back to meditation as an important practice to both navigate and celebrate all that life offers.  As a professional life coach his passion is in enabling people to feel fully alive and at peace – while also of course trying to do that himself!

He is trained as a mindfulness teacher and is a Certified iRest Teacher.  As such, the course builds on various traditions of meditation, particular building on the teachings of the meditative heart of yoga though a practice called iRest®.   iRest has been developed over 40 years by Dr. Richard Miller and associates, drawing on the ancient tradition of Yoga Nidra (the meditative heart of yoga) and adapted to the conditions of modern life.

As an experienced teacher will likes to create a relaxed atmosphere that is invitational, experiential and experimental. He’s worked on Zoom for the past 6 years hosting groups and is happy in creating a comfortable mode of working online.

More about Will at www.willmedd.com and links to some recorded meditations on youtube via www.rebeccayoga.org.uk

Feedback from previous courses

 “I looked forward to coming each week. I use the breathing exercises and do short meditations which are extremely relaxing.  I am more aware of myself in the world which is interesting!..  I found it addictive! The 1:1 was really good.  It was interesting to delve into your thoughts, something I hadn’t done. Thank you it was all fabulous.”

“I loved the course. The 1:1 was an excellent way to focus on the process and really allowed me to get it in a very personal and real way at my own pace with my issue …I would say it’s a unique comprehensive meditation experience that offers a range of tools that can to use to help maintain a healthy balance of perspective to respond to life”

“I enjoyed the course and found it very supportive and engaging. It was well-organised and the booklet and the emails with the sessions was so useful with the meditation at home.”

“You will not be the same person who walked in the door on the first day. You will be a better, happier, functioning you, when you walk back out”

“Thoroughly enjoyed the course and the highlight for me was the 1-1 … The quality and quantity of my sleep has improved and my anxiety levels are much improved”

Sep
28
Mon
Meditation in Strange Times with Will Medd
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Meditation in Strange Times with Will Medd

6 week on-line course

Starts Monday 14th September for 6 weeks

8.00 – 9.30 pm, on Zoom

 Living in these strange times, meditation offers a simple, powerful and timeless practice that has become an inner haven for many people. In cultivating awareness of groundedness, connection, aliveness and compassion, people have been able to nurture a sense of clarity, purpose and possibility in this uncertain world.

Where to start though? This course offers both an introduction to fundamentals of meditation, including mindfulness and loving kindness, while inviting you to explore how you can bring the insights of meditation into your everyday life.  This will include exploring how to be with the more difficult situations and emotional challenges you encounter, as well as to experience more fully the beauty of life.

While working online isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, there is the advantage of being able to practice within your own space. If needing to cut out noise, headphones are recommended!

Suitable for beginners and for those who want to take their meditation further, the focus over six weeks will be exploring how to develop your own practice, including:

  • cultivating an inner sanctuary – a place of groundedness and connection
  • mindfulness of the body, breath, thoughts and emotions
  • nurturing loving kindness, joy and compassion
  • being with difficult situations, emotions and thoughts
  • the role of observation and awareness in everyday life

As well as the weekly class, participants will be encouraged to join morning meditations on Tuesday and Thursdays and will also have access to recordings of the practices from the classes.  There will also be the possibility of a 1-1 session.

Given the difficult economic situation for many people, there is no charge for this course. For those that feel able you are invited to contribute a donation to Will.

To register your interest please email Will and let him know (willmedd@gmail.com). During August you’ll get an out-of-office reply.  He will then make contact in the first week of September to answer any queries and confirm arrangements and Zoom details.

About Will

Will first began meditating as a student over 25 years ago, learning mindfulness and loving kindness meditations. After a long gap, and revitalised by yoga practices, Will came back to meditation as an important practice to both navigate and celebrate all that life offers.  As a professional life coach his passion is in enabling people to feel fully alive and at peace – while also of course trying to do that himself!

He is trained as a mindfulness teacher and is a Certified iRest Teacher.  As such, the course builds on various traditions of meditation, particular building on the teachings of the meditative heart of yoga though a practice called iRest®.   iRest has been developed over 40 years by Dr. Richard Miller and associates, drawing on the ancient tradition of Yoga Nidra (the meditative heart of yoga) and adapted to the conditions of modern life.

As an experienced teacher will likes to create a relaxed atmosphere that is invitational, experiential and experimental. He’s worked on Zoom for the past 6 years hosting groups and is happy in creating a comfortable mode of working online.

More about Will at www.willmedd.com and links to some recorded meditations on youtube via www.rebeccayoga.org.uk

Feedback from previous courses

 “I looked forward to coming each week. I use the breathing exercises and do short meditations which are extremely relaxing.  I am more aware of myself in the world which is interesting!..  I found it addictive! The 1:1 was really good.  It was interesting to delve into your thoughts, something I hadn’t done. Thank you it was all fabulous.”

“I loved the course. The 1:1 was an excellent way to focus on the process and really allowed me to get it in a very personal and real way at my own pace with my issue …I would say it’s a unique comprehensive meditation experience that offers a range of tools that can to use to help maintain a healthy balance of perspective to respond to life”

“I enjoyed the course and found it very supportive and engaging. It was well-organised and the booklet and the emails with the sessions was so useful with the meditation at home.”

“You will not be the same person who walked in the door on the first day. You will be a better, happier, functioning you, when you walk back out”

“Thoroughly enjoyed the course and the highlight for me was the 1-1 … The quality and quantity of my sleep has improved and my anxiety levels are much improved”

Oct
5
Mon
Meditation in Strange Times with Will Medd
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Meditation in Strange Times with Will Medd

6 week on-line course

Starts Monday 14th September for 6 weeks

8.00 – 9.30 pm, on Zoom

 Living in these strange times, meditation offers a simple, powerful and timeless practice that has become an inner haven for many people. In cultivating awareness of groundedness, connection, aliveness and compassion, people have been able to nurture a sense of clarity, purpose and possibility in this uncertain world.

Where to start though? This course offers both an introduction to fundamentals of meditation, including mindfulness and loving kindness, while inviting you to explore how you can bring the insights of meditation into your everyday life.  This will include exploring how to be with the more difficult situations and emotional challenges you encounter, as well as to experience more fully the beauty of life.

While working online isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, there is the advantage of being able to practice within your own space. If needing to cut out noise, headphones are recommended!

Suitable for beginners and for those who want to take their meditation further, the focus over six weeks will be exploring how to develop your own practice, including:

  • cultivating an inner sanctuary – a place of groundedness and connection
  • mindfulness of the body, breath, thoughts and emotions
  • nurturing loving kindness, joy and compassion
  • being with difficult situations, emotions and thoughts
  • the role of observation and awareness in everyday life

As well as the weekly class, participants will be encouraged to join morning meditations on Tuesday and Thursdays and will also have access to recordings of the practices from the classes.  There will also be the possibility of a 1-1 session.

Given the difficult economic situation for many people, there is no charge for this course. For those that feel able you are invited to contribute a donation to Will.

To register your interest please email Will and let him know (willmedd@gmail.com). During August you’ll get an out-of-office reply.  He will then make contact in the first week of September to answer any queries and confirm arrangements and Zoom details.

About Will

Will first began meditating as a student over 25 years ago, learning mindfulness and loving kindness meditations. After a long gap, and revitalised by yoga practices, Will came back to meditation as an important practice to both navigate and celebrate all that life offers.  As a professional life coach his passion is in enabling people to feel fully alive and at peace – while also of course trying to do that himself!

He is trained as a mindfulness teacher and is a Certified iRest Teacher.  As such, the course builds on various traditions of meditation, particular building on the teachings of the meditative heart of yoga though a practice called iRest®.   iRest has been developed over 40 years by Dr. Richard Miller and associates, drawing on the ancient tradition of Yoga Nidra (the meditative heart of yoga) and adapted to the conditions of modern life.

As an experienced teacher will likes to create a relaxed atmosphere that is invitational, experiential and experimental. He’s worked on Zoom for the past 6 years hosting groups and is happy in creating a comfortable mode of working online.

More about Will at www.willmedd.com and links to some recorded meditations on youtube via www.rebeccayoga.org.uk

Feedback from previous courses

 “I looked forward to coming each week. I use the breathing exercises and do short meditations which are extremely relaxing.  I am more aware of myself in the world which is interesting!..  I found it addictive! The 1:1 was really good.  It was interesting to delve into your thoughts, something I hadn’t done. Thank you it was all fabulous.”

“I loved the course. The 1:1 was an excellent way to focus on the process and really allowed me to get it in a very personal and real way at my own pace with my issue …I would say it’s a unique comprehensive meditation experience that offers a range of tools that can to use to help maintain a healthy balance of perspective to respond to life”

“I enjoyed the course and found it very supportive and engaging. It was well-organised and the booklet and the emails with the sessions was so useful with the meditation at home.”

“You will not be the same person who walked in the door on the first day. You will be a better, happier, functioning you, when you walk back out”

“Thoroughly enjoyed the course and the highlight for me was the 1-1 … The quality and quantity of my sleep has improved and my anxiety levels are much improved”

Oct
12
Mon
Meditation in Strange Times with Will Medd
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Meditation in Strange Times with Will Medd

6 week on-line course

Starts Monday 14th September for 6 weeks

8.00 – 9.30 pm, on Zoom

 Living in these strange times, meditation offers a simple, powerful and timeless practice that has become an inner haven for many people. In cultivating awareness of groundedness, connection, aliveness and compassion, people have been able to nurture a sense of clarity, purpose and possibility in this uncertain world.

Where to start though? This course offers both an introduction to fundamentals of meditation, including mindfulness and loving kindness, while inviting you to explore how you can bring the insights of meditation into your everyday life.  This will include exploring how to be with the more difficult situations and emotional challenges you encounter, as well as to experience more fully the beauty of life.

While working online isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, there is the advantage of being able to practice within your own space. If needing to cut out noise, headphones are recommended!

Suitable for beginners and for those who want to take their meditation further, the focus over six weeks will be exploring how to develop your own practice, including:

  • cultivating an inner sanctuary – a place of groundedness and connection
  • mindfulness of the body, breath, thoughts and emotions
  • nurturing loving kindness, joy and compassion
  • being with difficult situations, emotions and thoughts
  • the role of observation and awareness in everyday life

As well as the weekly class, participants will be encouraged to join morning meditations on Tuesday and Thursdays and will also have access to recordings of the practices from the classes.  There will also be the possibility of a 1-1 session.

Given the difficult economic situation for many people, there is no charge for this course. For those that feel able you are invited to contribute a donation to Will.

To register your interest please email Will and let him know (willmedd@gmail.com). During August you’ll get an out-of-office reply.  He will then make contact in the first week of September to answer any queries and confirm arrangements and Zoom details.

About Will

Will first began meditating as a student over 25 years ago, learning mindfulness and loving kindness meditations. After a long gap, and revitalised by yoga practices, Will came back to meditation as an important practice to both navigate and celebrate all that life offers.  As a professional life coach his passion is in enabling people to feel fully alive and at peace – while also of course trying to do that himself!

He is trained as a mindfulness teacher and is a Certified iRest Teacher.  As such, the course builds on various traditions of meditation, particular building on the teachings of the meditative heart of yoga though a practice called iRest®.   iRest has been developed over 40 years by Dr. Richard Miller and associates, drawing on the ancient tradition of Yoga Nidra (the meditative heart of yoga) and adapted to the conditions of modern life.

As an experienced teacher will likes to create a relaxed atmosphere that is invitational, experiential and experimental. He’s worked on Zoom for the past 6 years hosting groups and is happy in creating a comfortable mode of working online.

More about Will at www.willmedd.com and links to some recorded meditations on youtube via www.rebeccayoga.org.uk

Feedback from previous courses

 “I looked forward to coming each week. I use the breathing exercises and do short meditations which are extremely relaxing.  I am more aware of myself in the world which is interesting!..  I found it addictive! The 1:1 was really good.  It was interesting to delve into your thoughts, something I hadn’t done. Thank you it was all fabulous.”

“I loved the course. The 1:1 was an excellent way to focus on the process and really allowed me to get it in a very personal and real way at my own pace with my issue …I would say it’s a unique comprehensive meditation experience that offers a range of tools that can to use to help maintain a healthy balance of perspective to respond to life”

“I enjoyed the course and found it very supportive and engaging. It was well-organised and the booklet and the emails with the sessions was so useful with the meditation at home.”

“You will not be the same person who walked in the door on the first day. You will be a better, happier, functioning you, when you walk back out”

“Thoroughly enjoyed the course and the highlight for me was the 1-1 … The quality and quantity of my sleep has improved and my anxiety levels are much improved”

Oct
19
Mon
Meditation in Strange Times with Will Medd
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Meditation in Strange Times with Will Medd

6 week on-line course

Starts Monday 14th September for 6 weeks

8.00 – 9.30 pm, on Zoom

 Living in these strange times, meditation offers a simple, powerful and timeless practice that has become an inner haven for many people. In cultivating awareness of groundedness, connection, aliveness and compassion, people have been able to nurture a sense of clarity, purpose and possibility in this uncertain world.

Where to start though? This course offers both an introduction to fundamentals of meditation, including mindfulness and loving kindness, while inviting you to explore how you can bring the insights of meditation into your everyday life.  This will include exploring how to be with the more difficult situations and emotional challenges you encounter, as well as to experience more fully the beauty of life.

While working online isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, there is the advantage of being able to practice within your own space. If needing to cut out noise, headphones are recommended!

Suitable for beginners and for those who want to take their meditation further, the focus over six weeks will be exploring how to develop your own practice, including:

  • cultivating an inner sanctuary – a place of groundedness and connection
  • mindfulness of the body, breath, thoughts and emotions
  • nurturing loving kindness, joy and compassion
  • being with difficult situations, emotions and thoughts
  • the role of observation and awareness in everyday life

As well as the weekly class, participants will be encouraged to join morning meditations on Tuesday and Thursdays and will also have access to recordings of the practices from the classes.  There will also be the possibility of a 1-1 session.

Given the difficult economic situation for many people, there is no charge for this course. For those that feel able you are invited to contribute a donation to Will.

To register your interest please email Will and let him know (willmedd@gmail.com). During August you’ll get an out-of-office reply.  He will then make contact in the first week of September to answer any queries and confirm arrangements and Zoom details.

About Will

Will first began meditating as a student over 25 years ago, learning mindfulness and loving kindness meditations. After a long gap, and revitalised by yoga practices, Will came back to meditation as an important practice to both navigate and celebrate all that life offers.  As a professional life coach his passion is in enabling people to feel fully alive and at peace – while also of course trying to do that himself!

He is trained as a mindfulness teacher and is a Certified iRest Teacher.  As such, the course builds on various traditions of meditation, particular building on the teachings of the meditative heart of yoga though a practice called iRest®.   iRest has been developed over 40 years by Dr. Richard Miller and associates, drawing on the ancient tradition of Yoga Nidra (the meditative heart of yoga) and adapted to the conditions of modern life.

As an experienced teacher will likes to create a relaxed atmosphere that is invitational, experiential and experimental. He’s worked on Zoom for the past 6 years hosting groups and is happy in creating a comfortable mode of working online.

More about Will at www.willmedd.com and links to some recorded meditations on youtube via www.rebeccayoga.org.uk

Feedback from previous courses

 “I looked forward to coming each week. I use the breathing exercises and do short meditations which are extremely relaxing.  I am more aware of myself in the world which is interesting!..  I found it addictive! The 1:1 was really good.  It was interesting to delve into your thoughts, something I hadn’t done. Thank you it was all fabulous.”

“I loved the course. The 1:1 was an excellent way to focus on the process and really allowed me to get it in a very personal and real way at my own pace with my issue …I would say it’s a unique comprehensive meditation experience that offers a range of tools that can to use to help maintain a healthy balance of perspective to respond to life”

“I enjoyed the course and found it very supportive and engaging. It was well-organised and the booklet and the emails with the sessions was so useful with the meditation at home.”

“You will not be the same person who walked in the door on the first day. You will be a better, happier, functioning you, when you walk back out”

“Thoroughly enjoyed the course and the highlight for me was the 1-1 … The quality and quantity of my sleep has improved and my anxiety levels are much improved”

Nov
7
Sat
“Mindful Yoga, Meditation, Chi Gong & Shiatsu – Slow Down Saturday” with Zoë Pirie
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Slow Down Saturday with Zoe – River Room, Halton Mill, LA2 6ND

7th November, 11am-2.30pm; each workshop £35 including tasty treats 🙂

​The Saturday workshops offer a great opportunity to practice Mindful Yoga, Meditation, simple breathing and relaxation techniques, Chi Gong (like Tai Chi, often done in parks in China and Japan) and self-Shiatsu, learning how to treat key acupressure points for health and happiness. There’s time for movement and stilness; chatting and silence; taking notes and trying new things out in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Mats, bolsters and blankets etc. are provided so you don’t need to bring equipment unless you wish to. The yoga session includes a range of poses and movements including restorative yoga poses where we can be still for longer than usual, supported by various props to feel blissfully relaxed. We will also hold and deepen stretches to release tension in muscles and fascia (connective tissue) significantly releasing tightness and pain, leaving us refreshed and re-energised. The flowing Chi Gong movements can be done in standing or sitting and you may sit or lie down to enjoy the calming meditations. Breath and move at your own pace, doing as much or as little as you wish all day.

So, join in the fun to stretch out, tone up and slow down. All ages, abilities and spiritual beliefs welcome – no experience necessary. Limited places so please book soon.
Dr. Zoë Pirie 07483 214210email@yoga-shiatsu.co
www.yoga-shiatsu.coFacebook: ‘Mindful Yoga & Shiatsu’