8-Week Course
for Wellbeing

Tues. 25th April- 20th June

8-Week Course

Wed. 26th April - 28th June
Mon. 25th Sept. - 27th Nov.

Follow-up Mindfulness Workshops
Spring 2017

4-Month Course Mindfulness for Women
Sat. 7th October 2017 - 27th January 2018

8-Week Course Mindful Self-Compassion
Autumn 2017 TBC

Introduction to Mindfulness for Wellbeing
Date TBC

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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:

"Highly recommended!"

"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.

Drop-in Sessions
An informal group where we practice together under guidance of one of the teachers.
Autumn 2017 Dates:
September: Friday 15th (with Eva)
October: Tuesday 3rd (with Dan), Friday 20th (with Eva)
November: Tuesday 7th (with Dan), Friday 24th (with Dan)
December: Tuesday 5th (with Eva), Friday 15th (with Dan) TBC
Time: 7.30-9.00
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 Series
2 Workshops and Day-Retreat - 30th April, 4th & 18th June 2017, 11-5 pm

The Mindfulness and Self-Compassion and Mindfulness for Common Humanity workshops and Day-Retreat are offered as a series to enhance your practice, and you can also choose to do one or two of the workshops/day-retreat as a stand-alone. They are open to anyone who has completed an 8-week Mindfulness course.

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
Self-compassion has been shown to be a more powerful influence on our wellbeing than self-esteem. As we continue to deepen our practice of Mindfulness, most of us find that compassion for ourselves is vital in the face of challenging times or when we criticize or push ourselves beyond our limits. In this workshop we will practice some core self-compassion skills, to help comfort and care for ourselves in difficult times.
Date & Time: Sunday 30th April 2017, 11-5 pm
Venue: The Steiner Academy, 3 Park Road, Frome BA11 1EU

Mindfulness for Common Humanity
As we are living in a volatile world with growing divisions, this workshop will offer us some tools on how we can respond wisely and with compassion to these challenges. We will use Mindfulness, Loving-Kindness and Self-Compassion practices alongside interactive exercises, to raise awareness of our inherent interconnection, ant to reconnect with our common humanity and a more compassionate way of being with ourselves and each other.
Date & Time: Sunday 4th June 2017, 11- 5 pm
Venue: The Steiner Academy, 3 Park Road, Frome BA11 1EU

Mindfulness Day-Retreat
A full day to practice in silence, an opportunity to open to your experience and spend nurturing time with yourself, guided by the teachers, and supported by others practicing.
Date & Time: Sunday 18th June 2017, 11-5 pm
Venue: East Woodlands Village Hall, East Woodlands nr Frome BA11 5LQ

Series of 2 Workshops and Day-Retreat: £100 / Concession £70
Workshops: £50 / Concession £35 per Workshop
Day-Retreat: £25 / Concession £15
Teachers: Dan Lupton and Eva Ruijgrok-Lupton
Booking: Please contact Eva for a Booking Form.

Mindfulness for Women "Living from the Inside Out"

4-Month Course - Saturday 7th October 2017 - 27th January, 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.

5 Monthly Day-Sessions: Saturdays 7th October, 4th November, 2nd December 2017, 6th & 27th January 2018, 10.30-5.30 pm
Day Retreat: Sunday 19th November, 11-5 pm
Individual Teacher Interviews: January 2018, times to be arranged individually
Optional Mindfulness for Women Drop-Ins: Monthly Mondays, 19:30-21:00 pm, Dates TBC
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.