Letting Go and Cultivating Wholeness, covers the areas of movement, self-inquiry and relaxation, the self-inquiry aspect provides a space for you to personally experience your inner world. The Power of Breathing Entering into Stillness, covers the areas of movement, breathing and relaxation without the self-inquiry aspect. This is a deeper relaxation class with gentler movements and guided breathing exercises that allow you to leave feeling super zen and refreshed. While there is no focus here on self-inquiry, this doesn't mean you wont experience this, its individual for everyone and each persons experience is unique.
The self-inquiry exercises are unique to our Workshops and the Letting Go course. On the Letting go and Cultivating course each week we take you through an exercise that is based on the evenings topic. The exercises can involve writing, reflection, and awareness. Most of all the self-inquiry exercises are performed in a meditative state so the experience is pleasant and enjoyable.
Yes totally.. This course is designed to be repeated and you'll find you'll either go deeper into a previous topic or explore something new. (If you wanted you could pick one exercise and repeat it daily for months on end and it would have a different result and impact each time).
Yes…. by design, Cultivating Wholeness leads into Deeper Relaxation towards the end of the class and the two classes are put in this order to compliment each other. Once you have gained the insight from the self-reflection aspect, We feel there is nothing better than sitting with that in a relaxed class to uncover more about your inner world.
We encourage you to bring a comfortable pillow, we also have chairs in the class, some people need to sit on a chair and others just prefer it. The main thing we encourage is that you feel comfortable.
The movements are very gentle and are designed for all abilities and ages... there is no right or wrong with the movements, it's more about finding your own way of moving in comfort and ease so that your body starts to feel more loose and relaxed and your mind can begin to calm... (if you were to look around the class you'd find a range of interpretations).
What our students have to say…
A lovely course which is both relaxing and also challenges the way that you think. Great for the soul! Olivia and Grant are great at what they do.
A wonderfully relaxing experience where you can release the week and open yourself up to new ways of thinking. I look forward to each week and always come away feeling refreshed. When we talk about it we don't want it to end, thank you!
After frantic days at work it's been a perfect way to relax and think clearly.
You two are absolutely brilliant. You radiate calm and make each week a safe and loving space to shed the week. I really look forward to the session and I am finding them invaluable. Thank you.
I really like the mix of the 3 aspects, the movements loosen the body and get you ready for the thinking part!
It's all brilliant, but the guided meditations are my favourite. I totally surrender to them and feel infinitely more relaxed afterwards.
Stacey Richard, Director, Surbiton Sitters
This course came at a perfect time after going through some personal issues and has really helped me to breathe and relax.
I love the three part nature of it and I really love all three parts!
I have told many friends about this! It's a wonderful combination of movement, relaxation and thought-provoking exercises designed to help you let go of negativity and invite positivity and light into your life.
This weeks exercise caused me to bridge a rift between myself and a family member for which I am so grateful.
After this class I went home and told my husband that he needs to come to the class too!
No matter what kind of day/week I've had these classes help me calm my overactive mind and more :0)
A class that allows you to withdraw from the stress of modern life and spend a little time with yourself. I always leave the class feeling 'lighter' and much more relaxed.
A welcome dose of mindfulness in a very friendly class during a particularly cold January.
The three factors need to be done together - without any one aspect it wouldn't be the same / feel right. The movement has loosened me so much and encourages me to relax and yet focus.
Stacey Richard, Director, Surbiton Sitters
A space just for you to relax, yet energise and get some clarity. I love the combination of physical and mental exercises.
Thanks for being such brilliant and caring instructors.
The balance is just right between the physical movement and the meditation section.
I feel that you completely understand where my head is and you reach in and guide me back to where I need to be.
I have been having a tough time recently and thought I was unable to relax, but this course has given me the tools I need to get through the darker days and shows me there is light within and around me.