Meditation

Wonderful things can happen when the mind begins to settle

“I found respite from the business of my life. The classes are a sanctuary – a haven”

Mike

Meditation & Mindfulness

At Wed afternoon & Evening Meditation classes, you can sit on a chair, on a cushion on the floor or simply lie down if you are tired. You will learn techniques and practise them each week, developing your understanding & skill as you go. Coming along regularly will make a lot of difference and if you want to progress more, Sally can help you set up a home practice or you can follow her MBLC course. And for those who don’t have time to practise, her classes include daily life practices each week, so that you can weave them into your everyday life and start to live more mindfully.

Meditation classes are NOT therapy, but many have found them therapeutic and helpful in dealing with stress, cravings & difficult emotions more effectively. Learning how to relax and ‘switch off’ can help with a good night’s sleep or simply help you to feel calmer at ease and more alive.

Deep relaxation

Sally usually teaches a Tuesday evening Calm Meditation & Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra) class (before Covid) ffor those who want something different, are in need of some R & R or maybe a little TLC. She guides you using relaxation techniques and calm meditations, as you lie there and let your mind relax. They are about surfing the waves between wakefulness and sleep, where the body can relax deeply and positive suggestion can take root.

“After the first session, I was left with a deep sense of calm and serenity which lasted overnight and into the following day. It is as though some long established negative mindset had been temporarily switched off leaving me free to be at peace with myself.”

Avril

Can you find time for Meditation Classes?

Modern life is busy, time constrained, often stressful and for many, finding the time to get started with Meditation can add to this burden. Sally’s research, as part of her Masters’ Degree in Mindfulness looked at ‘lite’ Meditation programmes with ‘bite-sized’ practises.  And the results were so good, her classes are now short, so you don’t have to give up a whole afternoon or evening to practise. She teaches short meditations, with clear instructions and there is time too, to reflect and make sense of it all. Sally’s classes are relaxed and friendly, but best of all is practising in a group, where calm tranquillity can be found, so that you can re-charge, re-engage and better deal with the busyness of your life.

“The deep relaxation classes helped focus my mind during pregnancy, when you can over think things. Having the time to let go of thinking is very beneficial. The sessions give me a great opportunity to enjoy peace and quiet.”

Ellie

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a form of meditation, but also a state of being, and meditation techniques are practised to settle the mind and relax into this state, where a feeling of calm or letting go is often felt. Practising regularly each week, trains the ‘mindful muscle’ in the brain, to locate this state more often, and those who have been practising for a while, can start to see what their minds are up to, leading to permanent change. Seasoned meditators are literally re-wiring their brains to function in a healthier way.

“I often liken Sally’s classes to a non-contact full body massage”

Michelle