Introduction to

Mindfulness Programme

Overview:

 

The practice of meditation and mindfulness can be wonderful tools in supporting the development of self-awareness, increasing focus and concentration, improving relationships, reducing stress and enhancing wellbeing.

This 5 Week Online Programme will provide you with a practical introduction to what meditation and mindfulness is all about and how it can be applied in your daily life to obtain the benefits.

​​Together we will explore:

  • What Mindfulness is and why it matters

  • Different meditation and mindfulness tools and techniques

  • How with time and practice these tools can positively influence the health of the body and the mind

  • Some of the research demonstrating the effects and benefits of meditation

  • Opportunities to establish a daily practice

What you will need:

  • Access to zoom

  • A chair

  • A quiet space

  • Warm and comfortable clothing

Mindfulness, Stress Resilience, Yoga, Nutrition and More!
Mindfulness, Stress Resilience, Yoga, Nutrition - and More!

Gentle Yoga and Yoga Nidra Fusion

Overview:

Suitable for all levels of practitioner including complete beginners, this session is a great opportunity to explore a more gentle style of yoga or simply to relax and rejuvenate.

A fusion of yoga and yoga nidra will work to eliminate tension from the body, relive achy joints, balance the nervous system and regulate a number of the body’s systems. This style of practice is also great at teaching you how to move from busy to calm.

We begin with a gentle yoga practice that will work from the top of your head all the way down to your toes removing tension from the whole body. Utilising gentle and restorative postures, the breath and relaxing music to induce a meditative quality throughout, decelerating and supporting your body in returning to its optimal state of functioning.

We polish this session off with a delicious yoga nidra practice which is the practice of yogic sleep. Whilst you lie fully conscious in Savasana, you will be guided through this style of meditation invoking a state of awareness that elicits ultimate relaxation.

This fusion of gentle yoga and yoga nidra will leave you feeling fully relaxed and rejuvenated, both inside and out.

What you will need:

  • A Yoga Mat

  • Warm and comfortable clothing

  • An optional cushion or pillow and blanket for relaxation 

 
 

Stress Resilience

Overview:

Stress is a very normal response that every one of us experiences.  A bit of stress can be a good thing, for instance in helping you to get out of bed in the morning and to get stuff done.  It’s only when we get too much stress for too long that we might start to feel its negative aspects.  Here we might for instance start to get a bit of short fuse, repeat illnesses, or feel a little anxious and overwhelmed.

The causes of stress are many and when you understand your triggers and what the stress response is all about, you will be much better placed to manage it effectively.   The goal of this programme is to better equip you with the knowledge and skills to do just that.      

 During this session we will explore:

  • What stress is and why we get stressed

  • How to recognise it in yourself and others

  • Tools and techniques on how to manage it effectively

  • Practical ways you can build your personal resilience

  • Some of the flawed techniques

  • Relaxation techniques

  • And More!

What you will need:

  • A notepad and pen if you would like to take notes

 

Yoga, Mindfulness and Stress Getaway

Overview:

Leave behind the busyness of the modern world, your routine and responsibilities and join like-minded people to relax and enjoy a few days of mindfulness, yoga and stress awareness.

 

Suitable for all levels of ability and experience, from those with a regular yoga and meditation practice to those wishing to simply discover what these are all about.

 

The getaway includes yoga practices, yoga nidra, mindfulness and meditation, stress awareness and a talk and meditation focused on getting a good night’s sleep. 

The atmosphere is welcoming and friendly and the schedule is relaxed and casual - you are welcome to do as much or as little as you like! 

What you will need:

  • A yoga mat

  • Warm and comfortable clothing

  • An optional cushion or pillow and blanket for relaxation 

  • A notepad and pen if you would like to take notes

Payment and and bookings via Dillington House.​

 

Yoga for Beginners Programme

Overview:

This programme is for anyone who would like to give Yoga a try but not felt confident or flexible enough to venture into a general class.

Over 6 weeks you will have an opportunity to learn or to refresh the fundamentals of Hatha Yoga in a safe, supportive and fun environment with an experienced teacher.

What you will need:

  • A yoga mat

  • Warm and comfortable clothing

  • An optional cushion or pillow and blanket for relaxation 

  • A notepad and pen if you would like to take notes

Sun Salutation Workshop

Overview:

Learn more about this key component to many yoga classes, often used as a link from warm-ups to other poses to fully prepare the body, mind and breath.

There can however be a few trouble spots that can make performing sun salutations safely and effectively a little tricky and get in the way of obtaining the full range of benefits they provide.
 
This workshop will provide you with the knowledge and tools to enable you to refine, modify or develop your sun salutation practice to enhance your overall experience.

What you will need:

  • A yoga mat

  • Comfortable Clothing

  • A notepad and pen if you would like to take notes

Payment and and bookings via Dillington House.​

 

Foundations of Hatha Yoga

Have you ever wondered what Yoga is all about but not felt confident or flexible enough to commence general classes?

 

Or have you had a break from Yoga and would like to refresh your practice from the roots up?

 

Then this Foundations of Hatha Yoga Workshop is for you!

 

During a full day we will take a deeper dive into the following components of yoga:

  • An overview of the paths and 8 Limbs of Yoga

  • Key principles of the physical practice

  • Two yoga practices suitable for beginners and refreshers

  • Basic alignment of some of the key postures

  • A closer look at the most common sun salutations

  • How to modify your practice to suit your individual requirements

  • An introduction to the nervous system and how yoga elicits relaxation

  • Essential breathing and relaxation techniques

 

The focus of the day will be to enhance your understanding of the broader context of Hatha yoga and build your knowledge and confidence in your practice.

 

Hatha Yoga is a popular form of Yoga which includes a wide variety of physical postures and breath integration to strengthen the body, enhance flexibility and focus the mind.

What you will need:

  • A yoga mat

  • Warm and comfortable clothing

  • An optional cushion or pillow and blanket for relaxation 

  • A notepad and pen if you would like to take notes

Payment and and bookings via Dillington House.​

 
 

Enhancing Wellbeing Day Retreat

Life today can be pretty full-on with many of us finding it a challenge to balance our responsibilities and demands with our own health and wellbeing.  

 

This one-day workshop is an opportunity to learn practical tools and techniques that you can implement within your daily life to help strike the balance between being effective and looking after yourself.

 

During this full day event we will take a deeper dive into 4 key areas that can support you – Mindfulness, Stress Management, Energy Management, and Sleep.

 

You will have the opportunity throughout the day to formulate a simple but effective personal wellness plan that you can implement immediately in your day to day life.  This will include things that you can either start or stop doing and that fit your schedule, preferences, and goals. 

 

Perfect for those wishing to take their first positive and proactive steps to a healthier lifestyle or those wishing to deepen their understanding.

 

1. Mindfulness

  • What mindfulness is all about and why it matters.

  • A high-level look at how it works to strengthen the mind from the inside out.

  • The research demonstrating how mindfulness and meditation can enhance focus and concentration, reduce stress and enhance health and wellbeing.

  • Learn a couple of mindfulness and meditation techniques that can be utilised as part of a daily practice to fit your schedule.

  • Learn ways to implement mindfulness within your day.

 

2. Stress Management

  • What stress is and what purpose it serves.

  • How stress impacts us psychologically and physically.

  • How to recognise the signs and symptoms in yourself and others.

  • How to structure your day to minimise stress.

  • Tools and techniques for managing demands and building personal resilience to stress.

  • The flawed techniques and why they can’t work.

 

3. Energy Management

  • A look at the Autonomic Nervous System.

  • Techniques to boost energy when you need it.

  • Techniques to elicit relaxation when you need to relax.

  • Experience a deep relaxation technique.

 

4. Sleep

  • Understanding how sleep works

  • Learn how to come down at the end of a busy day and get a good night’s sleep

  • Development of a sleep routine

What you will need:

  • A yoga mat

  • Warm and comfortable clothing

  • An optional cushion or pillow and blanket for relaxation 

  • A notepad and pen if you would like to take notes

Payment and and bookings via Dillington House.​

Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation Workshop

A one-day course designed for beginners, and for those wanting to refresh existing knowledge.   We will look at the core ideas underpinning Mindfulness, including short periods of silent meditation practice in its various forms. 

 

This course provides the perfect introduction for those curious about the growing swell of enthusiastic support for the benefits of Mindfulness in dealing with the stresses of modern living.  

 

Everyone is welcome to sit on chairs for the practices - those wishing to sit on the floor might like to bring cushions and blankets. 

What you will need:

  • Warm and comfortable clothing

  • An optional cushion or pillow and blanket for relaxation 

  • A notepad and pen if you would like to take notes

Payment and and bookings via Dillington House.​

 

Managing Menopause

utilising nutrition, mindfulness and relaxation techniques

Menopause is a natural part of ageing and a transition every woman will go through at some point in  their lives.

 

Whilst some seemingly sail through it, others find that it comes with symptoms such as mood swings, sleep challenges, hot flushes and unexplained weight gain.

The good news is that symptoms can be minimised and better managed through enhancements to wellbeing and lifestyle.

In this workshop we will explore:

  • The potential and varied symptoms of menopause

  • Learn supportive techniques utilising nutrition, mindfulness, relaxation techniques 

This is a great opportunity to enhance your knowledge on how to look after yourself during 'the change'
 

What you will need:

  • Warm and comfortable clothing

  • An optional cushion or pillow and blanket for relaxation, should you wish to lie down

  • A notepad and pen if you would like to take notes

 

Healthy Eating

An Introduction

What constitutes a healthy diet can be confusing with so much information out there along with differing and changing opinions.  

One minute we are encouraged to avoid fats, then carbs, then sugar, then protein... 

 

Add to that the volume of differing diets and clever marketing hacks that trick us into thinking we are eating healthily when we are not.   

 

It is no wonder that eating well is a challenge and seriously, who has the time to figure it out!

The good news is that I have done much of the work for you!

In this series of 3 workshops we will explore:

  • Key food groups, good sources and how much you should be consuming

  • What foods to limit or avoid and why.

  • The difference between a food allergy and intolerance and what to do if you think you have one.

  • Key vitamins and minerals and where to get these from

  • Understanding food labelling and marketing hacks

This is a great opportunity to enhance your knowledge of nutrition and take steps to enhance your health and vitality through what you eat. 
 

What you will need:

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  • A notepad and pen if you would like to take notes

 
Cost: £50 for 5 weeks
Suitable for: beginners and refreshers
Cost: £10
Suitable for: all levels
Cost: £12
Cost: £50 for 5 weeks
Suitable for: beginners and refreshers
Cost: £12
Cost: £30 for 3 weeks
 

Call today on + 44 (0)7823 583 499

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