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Mindfulness, Kindness and Compassion Practises – an Introduction

January 26th 2022

7.30-9.00 pm

A bite size introduction to the benefits of mindfulness, kindness and compassion practises. A practical workshop designed for both beginners or seasoned practitioners who wish to further develop their mindfulness based practises.

We will offer a short explanation into what mindfulness practise is and how it can be supportive and useful to us in our lives in a practical way.

During the workshop we will explore several short led practises that can be easily practised at home and in your day to day life.  To help support you through challenging times.

The practises offered help us to develop a sense of compassion, for ourselves and others, and understand the psychological benefits of developing a mindset rooted in kindness.  These include a breathing practise, moving practise, Loving Kindness Practises, derived from the Buddhist practise known as The Metta Bhavan. 

Entwined with relevant poems and moments for reflection and conversation.

Please note this workshop will be in studio at Anahata where we are limiting the numbers of participants to 13 following the pandemic. We have available cleanable mats and yoga equipment for you to use but encourage you to bring your own if you have it.

Cost £30 per person.

Two concessions places are available on a first come first serve basis please email anahata.leighonsea@gmail.com to take advantage of this offer, rather than booking online.

Cancellations

Please note that due to GDPR, if your MindBody account is set to opt out of Reminders and schedule changes, or you have not yet paid for the event, you will not receive confirmation of your booking.

You can view the cancellation policies on our website: anahatayogacentre.com/terms

photo of Dawn Lister meditating

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course – Online Recording

Life time access to this course.

Cost £99 per person.

Price includes half day online retreat.

To purchase this package please email anahata.leighonsea@gmail.com 

This 8-week course is the “gold standard” for practitioners the world over, written by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Following a programme of mindfulness based meditation practises which develops the skills needed to live your life fully and peaceably as life’s challenges arise.  Practises include sitting and walking meditations, body scanning, and mindful movement. Home practise is essential and you should be prepared to put aside 45 minutes 5 days out of 7 for your practise.

Each session is 1 1/2 to 2 hours long, the retreat is 6 hours long. All meditations are included in the price.

Please note that the course date on our system allows you to book the course, but once you have the course material, you may start the course at your convenience. This is not a streamed or in studio session. Recordings are sent out weekly, but should you require it earlier, please email anahata.leighonsea@gmail.com

photo of Dawn Lister meditating

Cancellations

Please note that due to GDPR, if your MindBody account is set to opt out of Reminders and schedule changes, or you have not yet paid for the event, you will not receive confirmation of your booking.

You can view the cancellation policies on our website: anahatayogacentre.com/terms

photo of Dawn Lister meditating

Mindfulness Introduction Course – Online Recording

Life time access to this course.

Cost £50 for all four sessions.

Concessions places are available on a first come first serve basis please email anahata.leighonsea@gmail.com to take advantage of this offer, rather than booking online.

Living and Practising Mindfulness in Challenging Times: A course for complete beginners, returners to practise or those who wish to deepen their mindfulness practise.

In challenging times the practise of mindfulness can be a lifeline to help us stay grounded, calm, and peaceful. Anyone can meditate, no special skills are required. Mindfulness helps with:

  • Stress reduction
  • Insomnia
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Non clinical depression
  • Healthier relationships
  • Productivity and creativity
  • Developing patience and tolerance
  • Chronic pain and long term health conditions
  • Developing resilience
  • Becoming more compassionate to ourselves and others
  • Letting things go
  • Regulation of emotions
  • Improved self esteem
  • Boosts immune system
  • Improves memory and focus

Now more than ever before the ability to stay in the moment, not project, practise gratitude and compassion is a gift that we all can learn to embrace.  Levels of anxiety are higher for many people as life feels so uncertain.  The practise of mindfulness aids us in our ability to focus on the reality of the current situation with wisdom and gentleness. Learn healthy coping strategies and tools to help cope when you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad, fearful and lonely. Becoming mindful is one of the greatest gifts you can offer yourself and your loved ones. Mindful lives are fuller, happier, calmer, more peaceful and kind to those who live them and for those who live with us.

Join Dawn Lister a mindfulness teacher with 30 years experience as a mindfulness practitioner and 27 years as a teacher.  Dawn also teaches on the integrating mindfulness and compassion course for the esteemed Mindfulness UK teacher training course.  She runs yoga and meditation retreats in the UK and abroad and is working on her first book. Co-owner of Anahata Yoga Centre in Leigh on Sea and Owner of The Dawn Lister Therapy Centre. Dawn has spent her adult life working with mindfulness and compassion practises as a tool for developing inner peace, joy and contentment.

“To live mindfully, is to live fully, a mindful life is a gift to those you love, the wider community and the world.  A life lived in the present moment is a life that is rich is colour, honesty and love.”  Dawn Lister

About the Course: Living and Practising Mindfulness in Challenging Times

A course for complete beginners, returners to practise or those who wish to deepen their mindfulness practise.

photo of Dawn Lister meditating

Content
A four week course designed to offer a simple and beautiful structure to introduce mindfulness as a practise in your life.

The course will include discussions, insights, readings, meditations, opportunities to ask questions and receive guidance.
The course will include mindfulness practises on a download for your use at home.

Week 1
What is mindfulness and how can i make it a part of my life. How it helps practically in my life and how it can improve my health, and why i should make the time to practise.

Week 2
Developing the mental muscle of mindfulness in day to day activities. Exploring our experiences of practise from week 1 and using the practise as a launch pad to develop a flexible and open mind.

Week 3
Practising Self Compassion. Learning to take care of ourselves in our day to day life, in both the inner and outer world can be a new experience.  Using mindfulness we will learn simple self soothing practises to nourish our spirit.

Week 4
Learning to use mindfulness to feel compassion for all beings. Seeing others as part of our community, letting go of the idea of us and them, engenders a deeper sense of connection and kindness, which in turn helps us to feel calm and peaceful.  Using our mindfulness skills we will look at simple practises to help us to develop a mind full of compassion for all beings. Thus improving our mindset, life and moment to moment experience.

Please note that the course date on our system allows you to book the course, but once you have the course material, you may start the course at your convenience. This is not a streamed or in studio session. Recordings are sent out weekly, but should you require it earlier, please email anahata.leighonsea@gmail.com

About the Teacher

Dawn Lister has taught meditation for 25 years, has studied with several Buddhist traditions, and has lead numerous yoga and mindful meditation retreats and courses over the course of her long career. She is a reflective, light hearted and intuitive teacher, an eternal student who is passionate about sharing mindful meditation.

Anahata Yoga Centre offers a safe space for all,  including the LGBT+ community. We open our doors with a warm welcome and understanding of the diverse needs of us as individuals.

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Please note: If booking for more than one person, please ask your companion to book for themselves as this is how the system works or call us on 01702 471744. Do not book via website or the second person will not appear on the roster, thank you.

Cancellations

Please note that due to GDPR, if your MindBody account is set to opt out of Reminders and schedule changes, or you have not yet paid for the event, you will not receive confirmation of your booking.

You can view the cancellation policies on our website: anahatayogacentre.com/terms

photo of Dawn Lister meditating

Half Day Self Compassion Retreat

27th Feb 2022

12-4.30pm

A half day of self compassion, practises including Mindfulness, gentle Hatha Yoga and Yoga Nidra.

Being kind to ourselves can be the hardest thing in the world. The idea of putting our wellbeing first and learning how to soothe and nurture our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing can seem to some indulgent.

This afternoon retreat lead by Dawn Lister and Daniel Groom is an invitation to pause, lean into the parts of us that struggle and to reflect on how we take care of ourselves.

We will be practising gentle and accessible movement practises inspired by Hatha Yoga, suitable for those who require seated practises as well as those who can practise on a mat.

Easy to access breathing practises designed to calm the nervous system and create balance.

Mindful Compassion Based Meditations which act as an invitation to create a safe and loving space to take care of ourselves emotionally, physically and mentally.

Yoga Nidra offered as a practise that is deeply restful and restorative.

The skills we practise together on this afternoon can be taken home and used as tools in your day to day life to bring greater peace, kindness and love to our lives.

The afternoon includes time for a short break, tea and snack, and time to share as a group. You may wish to bring a journal and pen.

Please note this workshop will be in studio at Anahata where we are limiting the numbers of participants to 13 following the pandemic. We have available cleanable mats and yoga equipment for you to use but encourage you to bring your own if you have it.

Cost £45 per person.

Two concessions places are available on a first come first serve basis please email anahata.leighonsea@gmail.com to take advantage of this offer, rather than booking online.

Cancellations

Please note that due to GDPR, if your MindBody account is set to opt out of Reminders and schedule changes, or you have not yet paid for the event, you will not receive confirmation of your booking.

You can view the cancellation policies on our website: anahatayogacentre.com/terms

photo of Dawn Lister meditating
photo of Dawn Lister meditating

Half Day Contemplation, Connection and Resilience Retreat

1st May 2022

12-4.30pm

This half day retreat offers time to reflect on our practise, the way we self nurture, the way we engage in the world and how we respond. 

We look at ways to be more resilient in a world that can at times feel disconnecting and overwhelming.

Through reflective practises we will take time to feel into our relationships with ourselves, our loved ones, our community and the wider world.

We will make time to journal, share thoughts and ideas, listen deeply and use the practises of mindful meditation, intention setting and holding boundaries without closing down or pushing away. 

We will be using techniques drawn from mindfulness, breath work, yoga nidra along with some accessible movement to facilitate this workshop.

Please note this workshop will be in studio at Anahata where we are limiting the numbers of participants to 13 following the pandemic. We have available cleanable mats and yoga equipment for you to use but encourage you to bring your own if you have it. 

This workshop will be hosted by Dawn Lister and Daniel.

If you have any queries about this retreat then please email us.

2 concessions places are available on a first come first serve basis please email anahata.leighonsea@gmail.com to take advantage of this offer.

Cost £45 / £30 concessions

Cancellations

Please note that due to GDPR, if your MindBody account is set to opt out of Reminders and schedule changes, or you have not yet paid for the event, you will not receive confirmation of your booking.

You can view the cancellation policies on our website: anahatayogacentre.com/terms

photo of Dawn Lister meditating