Courses & Classes

courses

There are a range of classes, courses and workshops on offer with Discovering Mindfulness and we are continually devising new options to respond to everyone who is interested in learning more. Please scroll on to find something that suits you right now, from taster classes & courses, to full day practices and longer 6 & 8 week courses.  Individual consultations can also be arranged on request.

Please note that advance booking is essential for all classes and courses. You are welcome to contact me to learn more!

Taster Classes

There are currently 3 classes open to everyone who would like to get a ‘taster’, as a ‘reminder’ or simply to practice with a group.  These are offered on Monday evenings, Friday lunchtimes and Sunday evenings at Phoenix Yoga Studio, Marketpoint, Mullingar. http://www.phoenixyogastudio.net/studio.html

1. Mindful Monday Evenings  6.30 – 7.30pm

Intention: To practice mindfulness meditations with a small group and reflecting on different aspects of experience. These classes are ideal for those who wish to try mindfulness for the first time, remember a practice or simply to share a practice with others.

Duration: 60-65 minutes.                         Cost: €8 per class

When and Where:  Monday class at 6.30 pm at Phoenix Yoga Studio, Marketpoint, Mullingar.  

2018 Dates  Monday
September 3rd & 17th
October 1st & 15th
November 5th & 26th
December 10th

2.  Drop-in Friday Lunchtime – 12.00 to 12.45 pm

Intention: To practice mindfulness meditations with a small group and reflecting on different aspects of experience. These classes are ideal for those who wish to try mindfulness for the first time, remember a practice or simply to share a practice with others.

Duration: 45 minutes.                         Cost: €5 per class

When and Where:  one Friday each month, 12.00 – 12.45 pm at Phoenix Yoga Studio, Marketpoint, Mullingar.  

2018 Dates  Friday
September 28th
October 26th
November 9th
December 14th

3.  ‘Be here now’ – A 4 week course introducing mindfulness & meditation.

Intention: To learn and practice 4 core mindfulness meditations with a small group.  The core practices will be awareness of the breath, body scan, gentle mindful movement, working with thoughts & emotions and kindness/compassion.  Sundays can become a day we ‘miss’, reliving the weekend that was and pre-living the week ahead.  The perfect opportunity to practice ‘being here now’ and enjoy a spacious Sunday experience! You will also receive access to short recordings for daily practice between classes – if you so choose.

Duration:  75 minutes                   Cost: Special introductory fee of €45 for full course

Where:  Phoenix Yoga Studio, Mullingar.  

When: TBC

Retreats

I offer day retreats that allow us find our inner stillness, silence, peace and calm.  I also co-teach on MBSR retreats in France (/https://www.retreatsinfrance.com) and mindfulness teacher-training retreats in Spain (http://mindfulacademy.eu).

Retreat Style Days

Intention: Each day explores a theme and offers time to gently explore through a variety of mindfulness practices. Themes including: “Nourishing”, “Well-Being”, “Replenishing” and “Restoring Energies” and may include talks, meditations, walks and nurturing meals in country surroundings. When we stop and invest in ourselves in this way, the value extends beyond the immediate experience to the rest of our days and weeks. A gift of a day for yourself (and friends!).  See what others have said who joined us for this day retreat.

Full Day Details: 

When and Where:   10 am – 4pm at The Stables at Mornington House, Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath (10km from Mullingar). https://mornington.ie/events.htm

Cost: €65 (Includes nutritious lunch!)  Discounts for early booking with deposit. 

 

Sunday 21 October 2018.  

Join us for a series of mindfulness practices that will focus on bringing awareness to this sensational life.  This day will be a silent day and is best for people who have some experience of practising mindfulness, yoga or similar breath/body practices. 

Please contact  for more information.

Longer Courses.

I am an accredited MBSR teacher and I am also trained to teach the .bFoundations programme that was designed for adults and older adolescents in education.  These programmes hold the best evidence for significant impacts in reducing stress, anxiety, pain and increasing low mood and general well-being.  If you enjoyed the taster experience and wish to make mindfulness an everyday experience, these are the next steps. Discounts also offered for returning participants who are continuing to deepen their mindfulness and meditation experiences.

1. Mindfulness for Stress Reduction (MBSR) – 8 week programme.

Intention : MBSR is the ‘gold standard’ programme that gives people the opportunity to develop an individual personal practice. This is the programme that has been most widely researched and yielded significant health benefits for people, physically and psychologically. Learning new skills takes effort and repeated practice. This programme gives beginners the space to learn the skills of mindfulness in a supportive small-group setting. See what others have said who have taken this course.

Duration : 8 x 2.5 hour workshops + 1 retreat style day 10am – 4 pm.

Cost: €295 for full course.  Discounts for Early Bookings with Deposit and for returning graduates.  Contact me to learn more.

When and Where : 

Autumn/Winter 2018: Saturday 15th September to 3rd November.  10 am to 12.30pm in Mullingar (Day of Practice 21st October).  BOOKED OUT

Please contact me for more information and to register your interest in a future day time or evening option. 

 

2.  Finding peace in a Frantic World/ .bFoundations.

Intention: This 8 week evidence-based programme is designed to introduce people to a set of simple yet powerful practices that be be brought into daily life to help us to break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion.  It helps us to reclaim our well-being as we try to keep up with the relentless demands of the modern world.

‘‘A coherent, compelling and common-sensical 8-week programme for anyone caring about his or her own health and sanity, especially in this increasingly fast-paced and, as they refer to it, frantic world.’’ – Jon Kabat-Zinn.

For people who are working in the education sector or parents whose children are taught mindfulness curriculum in school, .bFoundations was developed and incorporates the Finding Peace curriculum in addition to practices that are taught to children in schools.  Both are based on the core principles of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and for this programme, tailored to make the course accessible and effective for busy people. Participants will learn practical ways to feel calmer and more present in their everyday lives, in work and communication, cultivate compassion and experience mindfulness teaching from the inside-out.

Duration:  8 x 1.5 hour or 6 x 2 hour workshops.

Cost: €175 for 8 sessions, course handbook and audio recordings  (also 50% discount on a retreat day of practice).

When and Where:

Autumn 2018 at University College Dublin.

 Please contact me if you would like to arrange a taster session for your school. 

Winter 2019 in Mullingar

Saturday 26th January to 30th March 2018.  Day course.  10.00  – 11.30am

Specialist/Bespoke Options

Intention : I welcome every opportunity to discover with people how mindfulness can help us in everyday life.

Duration : To date I have developed bespoke options from lunchtime meditation classes to two-hour workshop style introductory sesssions tailored to the specific needs of you or your group/organisation.

When and Where : To date I have developed tailor-made options for local community groups, health support groups, national education and training programmes and international business organisations. Individual consultations and programmes are also available on request.

Please contact me to discuss further. 

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