Practitioners Involved: Ann O'Keeffe BA; MSc; DipHyp CS
Venues Used: The Birch Room
Date / Time: Thursdays 9.30 - 10.45 am (dates below)
Price: £8 per class (Starts 6th April 2017)
What exactly is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is learning to be more aware of our physical, mental and emotional state of being at a given moment, without judgement.
So, with regards to this class, the aim is to have the intention of keeping the mind in the movements as much as possible in order to forge a real sense of unity between mind and body. Simple, gentle movements can be equally as effective as the more complex or strenuous ones when performed with awareness. Mindful body work encourages us to use our intuition, to think about how we're moving, to monitor discomfort, make any necessary adjustments and use the breath to relax through the stretches. The breath is the anchor which focusses the mind and the force which moves the body and becoming aware of the breath and learning how to use it effectively is a key component of the class. Working in this way creates a feedback system so you can come to recognise where there is tension or discomfort and work to alleviate it.
To book or for more information please contact Ann on: 07791171980
You can also email Ann here
Bodyscan: Teaches how to direct the breath to relax the body and develop an inner awareness of the mind and body from the inside out
Movement: Gentle stretches and movements are performed slowly and with awareness using the principles of Mindfulness
Meditation: A 15 minute meditation is practiced at the end of each class to create some space in our minds for quiet contemplation
Other venues: Silsoe Community Centre on Wednesdays 7-8.15pm