Mindfulness

Mindfulness. It’s a pretty straightforward word. It suggests that the mind is fully attending to what’s happening, to what you’re doing, to the space you’re moving through. That might seem trivial, except for the annoying fact that we so often veer from the matter at hand. Our mind takes flight, we lose touch with our body, and pretty soon we’re engrossed in obsessive thoughts about something that just happened or fretting about the future. And that makes us anxious.

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.

Mindfulness is a quality that every human being already possesses, it’s not something you have to conjure up, you just have to learn how to access it.

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Do you feel busy, stressed or overwhelmed with little time for yourself?

These classes are a chance to try some breath work and hear about the accredited 8 week MBSR (Mindful Based Stress Reduction) wellbeing course. Neuroscience research has shown that regular mindfulness practice can help reduce symptoms of stress, improve focus, memory function and support emotional health too. Classes are open to all – come and learn how to stress less and breathe more!

Taster Masterclass 90mins – £15

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The MBSR (Mindfulness-based stress reduction) course is an accredited international mindfulness programme developed by Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn. This is an ideal course for those wishing to immerse themselves in a weekly mindfulness practice, whether you are a beginner or have had some mindfulness experience before – all are welcome. Through weekly guided meditations, breath work, mindful movement and group reflections, participants on the course are encouraged to cultivate mindful awareness of their minds and bodies; to bring calm and stillness to their lives and learn to ‘just be in the moment’. The course consists of 8 weekly 2 hour evening sessions, including a silent retreat day to deepen your experience. The retreat is a highlight of the course and this is an opportunity to benefit from a digital detox and immerse yourselves in some outside practices in the peaceful surrounding meadows of the ZH Pavilion.

We recommend that you attend a taster class first.

8 weeks – £270 this includes recordings & resources and the retreat day.

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A refresher class offers those that have a regular meditation/yoga practice, or have completed a mindfulness course, a chance to de-stress and top up their practice in a shared group setting. Each class takes place once a month and includes formal meditations from breath work and mindful movement with a focus on mindful activities and quiet reflection time together. These classes are also themed with inspirational teachings and sensory practices, such as mindful walking in the peaceful surrounding meadows of the ZH Pavilion.

Class meets once a month (online or in the studio)

Masterclass 160mins – £35

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An open mindfulness class is for everyone that needs it. These open classes include compassion based practices and mindful everyday tips to support you in the changing environment we live in today.

A chance to connect mind, body and heart. They take place every fortnight and include gentle movement and breathwork practices to help self-soothe and calm an overactive mind. Open to all from beginners to experienced meditators.

Class meets every fortnight (online)

Mindfulness Open Class – 75mins – £12

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Learn how the practice of mindfulness can support your relationship with sleep. Sleep problems are common in many of us and are often triggered by stress, worry, illness and changes in our bodies as we age. In this practical masterclass, Sam will help you create better bed-time habits to support your body’s natural sleep rhythms. Bring your pillows and try some mindful practices. Experience a tea meditation to support a restful night’s sleep – herbal recipes and nutritional tips included.

All welcome whether you have a mindful practice or not.

Masterclass 150mins – £35

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The retreat day is part of the 8 week mindfulness course but is also open to those that have a personal meditation or yoga practice too. It’s a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in some mindful practices to engage the senses and step away from the busyness of daily routines. The day will be spent in guided silence with mindful walking, mindful eating and gentle yoga or Qi Gong movement. There is also time for quiet reflection together at the end of the day. Set in the wellbeing space of the ZH Pavilion, surrounded by meadows, take time out to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and find some stillness.

Please bring your own packed lunch and healthy snacks. Refreshments will be provided. If you are new to mindfulness, the retreat is not recommended for beginners, and you are invited to get in touch with Sam to try a taster class first.

Silent Retreat 300mins – £45

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Join Sam for a pre-Christmas mindfulness masterclass.

Prepare your mind and body for the busy festive season ahead.

This masterclass will focus on mindful eating and stress management foods to support your wellbeing this Christmas, including recipes and nutritional advice. Whether you wish to refresh your practice or learn new tools to support you at this time of year, come and enjoy a morning of stillness, breath-work, and Mindful movement.

Wear warm clothes and enjoy some mindful walking around the peaceful surrounding meadows of the ZH Pavilion.

Mindful Christmas Masterclass 150 mins – £35

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This is a FREE Workshop with Zoe Hodgson.

100% natural, certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils which are not topped with fillers or carrier oils. These ethical products contain no chemicals and are independently tested to produce the highest grade essential oils.

Zoe has a passion for essential oils. If you visit her garden at the Surbiton Studio filled with Jasmin, Roses and Lavender.

The Workshop Zoe has put together is all about educating and sharing what Essential Oils can do for physical and mental wellbeing.

Some handy tips for best uses of these oils.
How you can replace your basic medical cabinet with pure plant based medicine and look after your family’s well-being.
What oils are safe for Pets.
Recipes for your diffusers and how to make your home office smell incredible.
How to use essential Oil to replace and add to your skin range.
Masterclass are free to attend and there is absolutely no sales. Zoe’s aim is to help the environment and enhance Zoe Hodgson members family’s health.

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