“Love the weekly meditation classes. Perfect for anybody whether new to meditation or just wanting to experiment and deepen their personal practice. Lovely group of people and really appreciate Zoe’s teaching and guidance on meditation and mindful movement to support our practice. Fab for mental and physical wellbeing.” Nicola
Get to know your mental habits and learn how to retrain your mind to react with more calmness, control and confidence to whatever life brings your way. All welcome, no experience required. After a gentle warm up with relaxing movements and soothing music, you may sit on a chair or the floor (or lie down if preferred) to be guided through simple, yet highly effective meditations. We begin with 15-20 minutes and work slowly up to meditating for 20-30 minutes, or slightly longer as the course progresses. Each group is different, so the duration of meditations also differ depending on the wishes of participants. There is also time to discuss our meditation practice.
The classes are relaxed and friendly mixing movement, stillness, quiet concentration with chat and laughter!
Research claims that meditation:
- enhances self awareness
- improves concentration and attention
- promotes emotional health
- eases depression, anxiety, phobias, paranoid thoughts, obsessive-compulsive behaviors and panic attacks
- increases compassion and kindness
- reduces stress and inflamation and improves many symptoms of stress-related conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder and fibromyalgia
- improves sleep
- relaxes nerve signals that coordinate heart function, lowering blood pressure and the "fight-or-flight" response in the autonomic nervous system that increases alertness in stressful situations
- helps with pain and addiction
"The popularity of meditation is increasing as more people discover its benefits. Meditation is a habitual process of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts. You can use it to increase awareness of yourself and your surroundings. Many people think of it as a way to reduce stress and develop concentration. People also use the practice to develop other beneficial habits and feelings, such as a positive mood and outlook, self-discipline, healthy sleep patterns and even increased pain tolerance,” Dr Matthew Thorpe.
Also weekly classes of Mindful Yoga
Refresh: Tue. 9.15-10.30am, Arkholme Village Hall
Sunset: Thu. 6.15-7.30pm, Barbon Village Hall
Sunrise: Fri. 9.15-10.30am, Barbon Village Hall
Revive: Fri. 1.15-2.30pm, Lunesdale Hall (The Institute) Kirkby Lonsdale
All weekly courses are term based for only £9 per class and limited places are available so please book soon. No-commitment trial classes for £10 available when space allows.
When the sun smiles on us, we can also start the clases outside and enjoy the fresh air and sounds of nature in Arkholme and Barbon. These two halls have beautiful views of the countryside and large, free car parks. There are several public carparks near the class in the Lunesdale Hall (The Institute) in the wonderful town of Kirkby Lonsdale.
Zoë offers Shiatsu (Acupressure plus lots more), Reiki treatments and Wellbeing Consultation plus 1-2-1 and private groups of Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness and Chi-Gong (similar to Tai Chi practiced in the parks in Japan and China).
Oliver provides advice on nutrition, supplements, metabolic resets and guided detoxes. Please see the website or contact us for more details.
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