Mindful Men's Group
7 Tues. 7.30-9.30 pm
18th Sep - 4th Dec. 2018
Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop
Sat. 7th April 2-6 pm
Wed. 2nd May - 4th July
Mon. 1st Oct. - 3rd Dec.
4-Month Course Mindfulness for Women
Sat. 6th October 2018 - 26th January 2019
Wed. 10th Oct. - 5th Dec. 2018
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"Eva and Dan deliver well rounded courses with commitment and passion. The result is useful life skills given to those they teach. I have enjoyed all that I have been taught and hopefully will continue to learn"
Julia Snow - an ongoing Mindfulness practitioner
Quotes from previous participants on the Mindfulness for Women course:
"I found the Mindfulness for Women course extremely supportive being surrounded by a group of like-minded women.
We all gained a great deal from listening to each other and exploring our different life journeys."
"Do this course!
Your practice will deepen and you will grow."
"I enjoyed the Mindfulness for Women course run by Eva enormously. The structure and content of the course facilitated an enormously safe space from which to explore the practice of Mindfulness and also ourselves. Eva is a gifted and creative leader and an inspiring individual and I can't recommend this course highly enough!"
||Reconnecting with Mindfulness
Mindfulness works in every moment of life
Mindfulness works in ordinary ways - every day of your life
Once you have completed an 8-week Mindfulness Course, you may well want some extra support to stay connected with your Mindfulness practice.
Everyday Mindfulness offers different ways of reconnecting, ranging from an occasional Drop-In Practice, a Day Retreat, or by repeating the 8-week course or taking part in a Follow-up Workshop or Course. These are open to anyone who has completed an 8-week course, either with Everyday Mindfulness or elsewhere. See below for details of upcoming events. Please contact me if you would like to take part or be notified of opportunities to reconnect.
An informal group where we practice together under guidance of one of the teachers.
Autumn 2018 Dates:
September: Wednesday 19th (with Eva)
October: Wednesday 3rd (with Dan); Friday 19th (with Eva); Wednesday 31st (with Dan)
November: Friday 16th (with Eva); Wednesday 28th (with Dan)
December: Wednesday 12th (with Eva/Dan) TBC
Venue: The Riverside Building, 5 Riverside Terrace, Willow Vale, Frome BA11 1BQ.
Parking: The nearest parking is the Cheese & Grain public car park, free of charge in the evening.
Fee: There is no fee for the drop-in sessions, donations to a charity of your choice are welcomed.
Follow-Up Mindfulness Workshop:
"Transforming Stress and Suffering
to the Sound of Music"
2-Day Workshop Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May 2018, 10.30 - 5.30 pm
In this 2-day workshop we will look more deeply into our actual experience and understanding of stress, suffering and other forms of dissatisfaction in daily life, and how our practice and a kind approach can help us to transform this into a more compassionate way of being with ourselves and our lives.
We will do this by tuning in directly with our experience of stress and suffering to the sound of music, re-connecting with our Mindfulness practice of the Body Scan, Mindful Movement and Sitting Meditation, as well as various interactive exercises, to help us cultivate a more compassionate and liberating perspective.
The workshop is open to anyone who has completed an 8-week Mindfulness course, either with Everyday Mindfulness or elsewhere.
Dates: Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May 2018 Time: 10.30 – 5.30 pm
Venue: Steiner Academy, 3 Park Road, Frome BA11 1EU
Cost: £140 / Concession £95
Teachers: Dan Lupton and Eva Ruijgrok-Lupton
Booking: Please complete the Booking Form and return it with your payment to: Eva Ruijgrok-Lupton, 5 Riverside Terrace, Willow Vale, Frome BA11 1BQ. BACS details: Bank: The Co-operative Bank; Sort Code: 089300; Account No: 16411612; Account Name: Eva Ruijgrok-Lupton.
Cancellation Policy: Bookings which are cancelled up to 2 weeks prior to the workshop will be refunded minus a £20 booking fee. Cancellations within 2 weeks before the workshop cannot be refunded, unless the place is filled. In that case the booking will be refunded minus a £20 booking fee.
Mindfulness for Women "Living from the Inside Out"
4-Month Course - Saturday 6th October 2018 - 26th January 2019, 10.30-5.30 pm
This is a graduate course where we will be deepening our Mindfulness practice of the Body Scan, Mindful Movement and Sitting Meditation, look more deeply into how our practice touches on our life as women, and create a community of fellow women. The Mindfulness for Women course is intended for women with Mindfulness or other equivalent meditation experience. Please contact me if you are unsure whether you have the required experience.
As women we go through many different stages and transitions in life. We greatly need to cultivate self-compassion and wisdom to guide us for an empowered and balanced life, rather than feeling pressurised by expectations, guilt, shame, fear, and self-criticism. The Mindfulness for Women course aims to deepen our mindfulness practice to find our own inspiration, with creativity, humour, and mutual support. Themes will include body image vs trusting the wisdom of our bodies, awareness of our place in life and the world, finding and communicating our voice, and giving shape to our passion. We will explore how our practice and a kind approach can help us lead our lives guided by inner awareness rather than the myriad of inner and outer pressures we encounter.
The Mindfulness for Women course consists of 5 monthly day sessions and Day-Retreat, with the support of optional drop-ins and buddy calls, and on-going teacher guidance in between sessions, including an individual interview during the final month. You will need to commit to attending at least 4 out of the 5 day-sessions, including the first and final one. Daily Home Practice will consist of a choice of guided meditations of 30 minutes and informal practice.
Participating in the Course
Participation in the programme requires considerable input from you. In addition to committing to attend at least 4 out of the 5 course sessions (including the first and last), you will be expected to spend about 30 minutes each day on your mindfulness meditations and 15 minutes twice a week to check in with your buddy, as well as some time each week for the Habit Breakers (vary from 5 minutes to a couple of hours). You need to consider carefully whether you are able to dedicate this amount of time to your learning. However, all the women who have completed this course report major personal benefits, and the joy of building a community of new friends. The greater your personal input, the more rewarding you are likely to find this course. If you have any queries about whether this is the right time for you to do this course, please feel free to contact me for a chat.
Dates & Times:
5 Monthly Day-Sessions: Saturdays 6th October, 3rd November, 1st December 2018, 5th & 26th January 2019, 10.30-5.30 pm
You will need to commit to attending at least 4 out of 5 sessions, including the first and final session.
Day Retreat: Saturday 24th November, 11-5 pm
Individual Teacher Interviews: January 2019, times to be arranged individually
Optional Mindfulness for Women Drop-Ins: Mondays 22nd Oct, 19th Nov, 10th Dec, 19:30-21:00 pm
Optional General Mindfulness Drop-Ins: Monthly Tuesdays & Fridays, 19:30-21:00 pm, Dates TBC
Teacher: Eva Ruijgrok-Lupton
Course Venue: Steiner Academy, Park Road, Frome BA11 1EU
Cost: £275 / Concession from £180, please check availability. Payment in installments is negotiable.
Bookings: Please contact Eva for a Booking Form.
Cancellation Policy: Bookings which are cancelled up to 2 weeks prior to the course will be refunded minus a £50 booking fee. Cancellations within 2 weeks before the course starts cannot be refunded, unless the place is filled. In that case the booking will be refunded minus a £50 booking fee.