Mindfulness at Anahata Yoga Centre, Southend-on-Sea

A practical and compassion-based approach to a mindfulness.

photo of Dawn Lister meditating

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Book onto a mindfulness course, class or event now. 

Designed for complete beginners or those wishing to deepen their practise.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction MBSR online training, 19th September – 14th November with Retreat Day

  • Eight Week Course, Saturdays, 12:30pm-2:30pm
  • Includes a 6 hour Day Retreat online or if out of lockdown in the studio, Sunday 1st November 11am-5:00pm.

This course is the “gold standard” for practitioners the world over, written by Jon Kabat-Zinn. The 8 week course follows a programme of mindfulness based meditation practises which helps develop the skills needed to live your life fully and peaceably as life’s challenges arise.  The course includes 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 weekly session is 1 1/2 to 2 hours long, the retreat day is 6 hours long and includes refreshments (if we are out of lockdown.) All meditations are offered on download and are included in the price. 

Introductory Price for 2020 only including the day retreat: £200.00. Front line workers or those in financial difficulty £150.

It is possible to pay in instalments, please contact Anahata at anahata.leighonsea@gmail.com for more information.

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Other Resources to Support Your Practise 


At Anahata online and at our studio in Leigh-on-Sea, we offer a number of ways you can practise mindfulness. On the Anahata YouTube channel Dawn has provided many Mindfulness Talks, Meditations and our popular 7 Days of Mindfulness as well as number of blogs on our website.

Why should I begin a mindfulness practise?

Life is richer, freer, happier, lighter, more balanced when we learn how to live in the moment.  There is no part of your life that won’t benefit from mindful meditation. In fact you may wonder how you managed without it!

What can mindfulness help me with? 

In life we often find ourselves living in our heads quite disconnected from this wonderful body we inhabit. Our practise invites us to become more aware of our body, its sensations and needs, to treat it with kindness and care and the respect it deserves. 

  • 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
person meditating on foam blocks

About Dawn

Dawn Lister is trained yoga teacher, Cranial Sacral Therapist, Retreat Leader and most importantly Mindfulness teacher.  

Dawn has been a practitioner of mindfulness meditation since she was 19 years old and has taught mindfulness for 27 years.

She is the co-founder of Anahata Yoga Studio based in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, owner of The Dawn Lister Therapy Centre, runs retreats annually in both UK and Italy. Dawn did her training with the esteemed Mindfulness UK.

She is a skilled retreat leader and enjoys working deeply with clients who wish to use mindful awareness as a tool to develop resilience, coping strategies, deeper self compassion and feelings of interconnectedness with the wider community.

Working with Dawn Lister in Southend-on-Sea

  • Mindfulness and self-compassion based trainings with Dawn Lister (private or small groups of up to 3) £5/60 per session.
  • Silent day retreat coming this autumn 2020. Register your interest by email at anahata.leighonsea@gmail.com
  • Self-compassion practises, a two-hour workshop designed to support us through challenging times.  (Date to be confirmed.)

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf.

Jon Kabat – Zinn
Dawn Lister meditating