CALENDAR

Jun
20
Thu
Mindfulness FREE intro session – Mouans-Sartoux, France
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Free intro sessions Thursday January 17th and 24th from 10h to 12h everyone welcome!

Victoria Retirement Home, 755 Chemin des Gourettes, 06370 Mouans-Sartoux

it’s an intro session to the spring Mindfulness Course Starting Thursday, January 31st.

If you have wanted to learn to meditate but don’t know where to start, then here is your chance. We work in a supportive group with clear live guidance and recorded meditations at home

This is the best environment to keep you on track until mindfulness has become second nature and simply a way of life. You do not need to sit cross-legged on a cushion ! Enjoy the calm and sense of freedom that comes from being in the moment. Give yourself this valuable gift and become the master of anxiety, low mood and distraction.

As one participant said “I thought, if not now, then when?! ”
In the 8 week course we will meet once a week for two hours to practice mindfulness techniques, study the workings of the mind and share our experiences. We will be sitting, walking, lying down and moving gently.

There will be some written exercises and discussion as well as times of silence and meditation.
To achieve positive results students commit to one lesson per week and 45 to 60 minutes of home practice 6 days per week. In this way old destructive habits of reacting to stress can be replaced by new ways of responding with intelligence and we will find that we are better equipped to deal with tension, fear or pain.

With mindfulness we can also be more present during our pleasant and joyful moments and thus able to enjoy the good times to the full.
This course is suitable for adults of any belief system or none. Participants will receive recordings covering six different meditation routines to facilitate their practice at home.

After the end of the course, Alison will be available for coaching by phone or Skype for those who would like to develop even more Mindfulness in their lives. Those who have studied the 8-week course are welcome to participate in any future courses for a 10 euro contribution per lesson, we love to have you back! (as long as space allows).

Jun
22
Sat
Garden Mindfulness and Chill Out, France
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Garden Mindfulness and Chill Out

 

These afternoons of relaxed “me time” are hosted mostly by Mindfulness graduates and guided by Alison. There is a pool unless stated otherwise. It is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with your practice and with other practitioners in a relaxed and enjoyable way. Bring your journal or inspirational book and between the guided sections do your own meditation, writing or reading, or just being!

This is the Garden Mindfulness Format:

12h to 13h An hour of introductions, a guided meditation ( sitting or lying down) and sharing on the theme of the day.

13h to 16h Silent time to meditate, eat your picnic mindfully, journal, sleep, swim, sketch, read relevant inspiring material and “Be”.

16h to 18h Time together to do a closing circle and a guided Loving Kindness Meditation with sharing and tea.

Bring your picnic, water, sun protection (there will be shade), bathing suit, a mat to relax on and a cushion to “sit”. Basically anything that will make for a comfortable experience outdoors. Recorded meditations on your phone can be useful as long as the phone is on airplane mode !

June 22nd, July 20th, 17th August, September 21st

The locations will be announced nearer the date. Graduates please let me know if you would like to host an event. A big thank you to Wendy and Noeline who welcomed us last year.

25 euros

Jul
20
Sat
Garden Mindfulness and Chill Out, France
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Garden Mindfulness and Chill Out

 

These afternoons of relaxed “me time” are hosted mostly by Mindfulness graduates and guided by Alison. There is a pool unless stated otherwise. It is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with your practice and with other practitioners in a relaxed and enjoyable way. Bring your journal or inspirational book and between the guided sections do your own meditation, writing or reading, or just being!

This is the Garden Mindfulness Format:

12h to 13h An hour of introductions, a guided meditation ( sitting or lying down) and sharing on the theme of the day.

13h to 16h Silent time to meditate, eat your picnic mindfully, journal, sleep, swim, sketch, read relevant inspiring material and “Be”.

16h to 18h Time together to do a closing circle and a guided Loving Kindness Meditation with sharing and tea.

Bring your picnic, water, sun protection (there will be shade), bathing suit, a mat to relax on and a cushion to “sit”. Basically anything that will make for a comfortable experience outdoors. Recorded meditations on your phone can be useful as long as the phone is on airplane mode !

June 22nd, July 20th, 17th August, September 21st

The locations will be announced nearer the date. Graduates please let me know if you would like to host an event. A big thank you to Wendy and Noeline who welcomed us last year.

25 euros

Aug
17
Sat
Garden Mindfulness and Chill Out, France
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Garden Mindfulness and Chill Out

 

These afternoons of relaxed “me time” are hosted mostly by Mindfulness graduates and guided by Alison. There is a pool unless stated otherwise. It is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with your practice and with other practitioners in a relaxed and enjoyable way. Bring your journal or inspirational book and between the guided sections do your own meditation, writing or reading, or just being!

This is the Garden Mindfulness Format:

12h to 13h An hour of introductions, a guided meditation ( sitting or lying down) and sharing on the theme of the day.

13h to 16h Silent time to meditate, eat your picnic mindfully, journal, sleep, swim, sketch, read relevant inspiring material and “Be”.

16h to 18h Time together to do a closing circle and a guided Loving Kindness Meditation with sharing and tea.

Bring your picnic, water, sun protection (there will be shade), bathing suit, a mat to relax on and a cushion to “sit”. Basically anything that will make for a comfortable experience outdoors. Recorded meditations on your phone can be useful as long as the phone is on airplane mode !

June 22nd, July 20th, 17th August, September 21st

The locations will be announced nearer the date. Graduates please let me know if you would like to host an event. A big thank you to Wendy and Noeline who welcomed us last year.

25 euros

Sep
21
Sat
Garden Mindfulness and Chill Out, France
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Garden Mindfulness and Chill Out

 

These afternoons of relaxed “me time” are hosted mostly by Mindfulness graduates and guided by Alison. There is a pool unless stated otherwise. It is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with your practice and with other practitioners in a relaxed and enjoyable way. Bring your journal or inspirational book and between the guided sections do your own meditation, writing or reading, or just being!

This is the Garden Mindfulness Format:

12h to 13h An hour of introductions, a guided meditation ( sitting or lying down) and sharing on the theme of the day.

13h to 16h Silent time to meditate, eat your picnic mindfully, journal, sleep, swim, sketch, read relevant inspiring material and “Be”.

16h to 18h Time together to do a closing circle and a guided Loving Kindness Meditation with sharing and tea.

Bring your picnic, water, sun protection (there will be shade), bathing suit, a mat to relax on and a cushion to “sit”. Basically anything that will make for a comfortable experience outdoors. Recorded meditations on your phone can be useful as long as the phone is on airplane mode !

June 22nd, July 20th, 17th August, September 21st

The locations will be announced nearer the date. Graduates please let me know if you would like to host an event. A big thank you to Wendy and Noeline who welcomed us last year.

25 euros

Nov
16
Sat
Mindfulness and Compassion Workshop for Graduates or Meditators Only – Extended Practice -Menton, France
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Mindfulness and Compassion Workshop for Graduates or Meditators Only

The peace of being present is only a breath away, come and refresh your practice.

This is a workshop for meditators,

A friendly way to revisit the meditations taught in the 8 week mindfulness course and to learn more about Loving Kindness. This is the the third in a series of workshops on developing compassion in our practice and will cover new material. A wonderful opportunity to restart or refresh your practice and remember how it feels to be present for a day.

No matter whether you are still doing formal practice or not, you are all welcome. For those who have not taken a mindfulness course but have meditated, come along and learn more about mindfulness in an experiential way.

We will start with a group share and some guidance on the subject of Compassion and then we will step into silence.

I will guide us through a series of sitting, walking, moving and lying down meditations which will last between 15 and 50 minutes each.

This day of immersion is best suited to those who have meditated already. If your yoga practice includes meditation then you are welcome too.

Bring your own picnic lunch to eat mindfully and you will be served tea and snacks too.

If you have a yoga mat then do bring it and wear warm clothes that enable you to move and breathe easily. A shawl or blanket is a good idea and it is useful to have paper and pen with you.

November 16th 2019 Menton:

12noon to 18h

Villa Palmero

65c ave de Sospel, 06500 Menton

We will enjoy a warm welcome from Suzanne, who has a comfy living room and outside space for mindful walking. Maximum 12 participants.

40 euros payable in advance online.

Dec
14
Sat
Mindfulness and Compassion Workshop for Graduates or Meditators Only – Extended Practice Bar sur Loup @ Omindfulness
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Mindfulness and Compassion Workshops for Graduates or Meditators Only

The peace of being present is only a breath away, come and refresh your practice.

This is a workshop for meditators.

A friendly way to revisit the meditations taught in the 8 week mindfulness course. A wonderful opportunity to restart or refresh your practice and remember how it feels to be present for a day. We are now exploring our understanding of kindness and compassion in Mindfulness and attendance in regular Saturday workshops will allow for a deepening in this aspect of your practice and life. This will be the fourth session on the subject.

No matter whether you are still doing formal practice or not, you are all welcome. For those who have not taken a mindfulness course but have meditated, come along and learn more about mindfulness in an experiential way.

We will start with a group share and then step into silence.

I will guide us through a series of sitting, walking, moving and lying down meditations which will last between 15 and 50 minutes each.

This day of immersion is best suited to those who have meditated already. If your yoga practice includes meditation then you are welcome too.

Bring your own picnic lunch to eat mindfully and you will be served a cup  of delicious soup, tea and snacks too.

If you have a yoga mat then do bring it and wear warm clothes that enable you to move and breathe easily. A shawl or blanket is a good idea and it is useful to have paper and pen with you.

Dec 8th 2018, February 23rd and December 14th 2019 Le Bar sur Loup:

12 noon to 17h

4 Bis Rue de la Fontaine, 06620, Le Bar sur Loup

Alison is looking forward to welcoming you to her cozy home, she will light the wood burner and put the kettle on Max 6 participants.

40 euros payable in advance, sorry no refunds.

The number 500 bus comes to Chateauneuf from Nice. It is easy to collect you from Chateauneuf. Please consider posting on the Facebook page if you can offer a lift.

November 16th 2019 Menton

Villa Palermo, 65c ave de Sospel, 06500 Menton

12noon to 18h

Susanne will offer us her warm welcome for an afternoon of practice and kindness.

Further exploring the theme of compassion in Mindfulness.

Maximum 12 people

40 euros payable in advance sorry no refunds.