What is mindfulness and how can it relieve stress?
Sign up for three Friday classes from a range of dates listed below, including an introduction to mindfulness class, a mindful eating and mindful movement class. Each class costs £16 each. Book all three classes as a taster course for a discounted price of £44.
Friday 9th or 23rd June
£16.00 per person
Be guided by Sam Weerasinghe, a trained mindfulness practitioner, through some simple everyday exercises to bring a greater sense of awareness and stillness to your life. Open to all, no previous experience required. Book now.
Friday 16th June or 30th June
£16.00 per person
This class is designed to make you look at what and how you eat in a mindful way. We often turn to food to comfort our moods and stress. Sam Weerasinghe, a mindfulness practitioner, will guide you through a series of informal exercises that will support healthier eating patterns in your life. This class also includes a mindful walk around the garden’s medicine wheel and some recipes from creative nutritionist, Belinda Blake, Dip ION, from Eat Yourself Fabulous. Book now.
Friday 23rd June or Friday 7th July
£16.00 per person
Connecting the Mind and Body in Movement. Through gentle yoga poses and breath work enjoy the healing benefits of mind and body movement with trained mindfulness practitioner, Sam Weerasinghe. Mindful movement is about cultivating moment to moment awareness. This class is ideal for relieving stress and bringing physical and emotional balance into your everyday life. Suitable for all beginners and those with experience of yoga movement. Book now.
Thursday 15th June or Friday 7th July
£60.00 per person
Mindful parenting returns this summer with a series of half day practical workshops. Learn how to be more present with your children and respond rather than react to day to day stress in family life. Mindfulness teacher, Sam Weerasinghe from SamMantra and Lauretta Cundy, a Coaching Psychologist from Mad About My Life, have been running regular 6-week parenting programmes since last year. As a taster day for next Autumn’s programme, these summer workshops are designed for those parents that wish to equip themselves with some practical coping tools, including an introduction to mindfulness practices to support them and their children. Covering key topics from stress management and family communications all participants will receive a mini tool kit of exercises and handouts at the end of the day. Please note, spaces are limited to 10 places per workshop. The workshop is also not targeted at any age group and supports parents with early school learners and teens. Includes refreshments and mini toolkit of resources to take away. Book now.
What people have been saying about our Mindful Parenting classes…
Sunday 2nd July
£22 per person in advance or £25 on the day
Open to all who have attended SamMantra’s classes, courses or workshops, and to those who have completed a mindfulness course before or have their own meditation practice. This top up session is a chance to renew your practice during a mindful morning of shared stillness and reflection. It’s not always easy to keep the practice going after finishing a mindfulness course, so this class offers a chance to refresh your practice alongside others. Bring along a yoga mat, blanket and warm clothes, as this session will include breath work, sitting meditation, mindful movement and a silent garden walk. Refreshments are also included in the cost of the class. Please book to avoid disappointment. Book now.
As a busy mum with a long professional career in the arts and business, I was all too used to feeling stressed out. In 2012, I signed up for a meditation course to bring some stillness to my over-active mind. I have not looked back and set up my company SamMantra – my mantra, to a healthier, happier me.
Trained in the MBSR programme (mindful-based stress reduction), I adhere to the good practice guidelines for mindfulness teachers.
I am passionate about working with a range of health and wellbeing experts on developing programmes and events that help eliminate the growing disease of stress in today’s society. Our mission is simple: to work with individuals and groups in a way that allows them to find a sense of stillness in their lives, express their inner creativity, nurture their minds and bodies and learn to ‘just be in the moment’.