Hello dear friends,

It’s lovely to be in touch again.
I do hope you are keeping warm and well.

With the windy weather we’ve been having, Rumi’s words came to mind. He said “forget not that the wind longs to play with your hair”. Up here on the Blackdown Hills the wind is way more playful, I felt jet propelled across the fields this morning. I barely kept up with myself!

I had aimed to get in touch 4 or 5 weeks ago, but due to the poorliness of my very dear old dad, all my doing was put on hold. Sadly my dad has now passed on, or as dad would have warmly put it, he has met his thermodynamic equilibrium!
(as a scientist, dad connected deeply with quantum physics) x

So now after a pause, I’m gently moving forwards again.
Practicing self care, through my TRE, Yoga and Meditation has enabled me to be comfortable with the meeting of ‘all this’. It has been a blessing.
And as dad said after each visit to his bedside…”now..you go off and enjoy yourself”….so with his guidance and encouragement… I will. x

Happily there’s lots new to share in 2019.

Filming a Short Documentary on TRE

I’m delighted that BBC Television Producer Ian Potts has kindly offered to film a short documentary on TRE with me. Ian and his wife Jill experienced the alchemy of TRE during our Mallorcan retreat. If you would like to share your TRE story on how TRE has supported your healing journey and be part of this documentary, please do get in touch. Ian will be aiming to shoot this in the early part of 2019.

8 week Supervised MBSR Mindfulness Course Beginning in January 2019

I have been expanding my own personal mindfulness practice over the past years and am deeply nourished by this practice as I follow the Teacher Training pathway via Bangor University in MBSR Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. This course follows the highly effective, robustly researched and endorsed programme developed by Dr Jon Kabat Zinn and David Williams of Oxford University. I’m so excited to be sharing this with you.

As my course is leading to an MA in MBSR, my journey as a teacher is being mentored and supervised. Although I have been teaching meditation for some years, my first 8 week MBSR course will be….well…my first!

So as a fledgling MBSR ‘teacher in training’. I would like to invite those who are interested in developing a mindfulness practice and who have experienced my way of teaching, maybe through past workshops, retreats or classes to get in touch if you’d like to attend the course. All I request is a donation to cover the room hire and course material…. And most importantly your commitment to ‘yourself’ to attend every week for 8 weeks plus an 1 day silent retreat which is part of this course.
The course will be held in Exeter at Exeter Natural Health Centre on Tuesday afternoons between 12.00 and 14.00 starting on Tuesday 22nd January.

**Mindfulness Orientation and Taster Experience

15th January 12.00 – 14.00

If you are curious about joining the 8 week MBSR Course you are invited to come to a 2 hour taster to really understand what the MBSR course involves in terms of your time and your commitment. It is a wonderful course that offers you a new way of meeting the world but it begins with your commitment to yourself.

More Weekend Residential Retreats – Just love them too. x

Join me at the stunning Sharpham House Estate

for an Early Spring Retreat of Gentle Yoga and Meditation
Although we have the whole of Sharpham house to ourselves, I’m keeping numbers small, to a maximum of 14 so that we can enjoy space and calm.

Weekend Retreat 1st – 3rd March 2019

Or for a summer retreat weekend at the special sanctuary of East Down from 12th – 14th July. Release Relax Renew.

Events so far for 2019

  • Saturday January 12th 14.00 -17.00 Shake it off TRE WorkshopTension Release Exercises
    Lotus Loft Exeter
  • **Tuesday 15th January 12.00 – 14.00 Mindfulness Introduction and Taster Experience
  • Tuesday’s from 22nd January **MBSR 8 week Course Exeter 12.00 – 14.00
  • Saturday 9th February 14.00-17.00 Mindful Yoga Mindful Meditation Workshop – Lotus Loft Exeter
  • Friday 1st -Sunday 3rd March – A Weekend of Self Kindness

Sharpham House
Gentle Yoga and Meditation Weekend Retreat

TRE Module One Training Course Bristol I am an assisting tutor on this training. If you are interested please contact steph@movinghearts.co.uk

Saturday 30th March Workshop at the Lotus Loft Yoga Nidra for Managing Pain 14.00 – 17.00.

As always there’s Weekly Gentle Neurogenic Yoga Classes
Starting again in the New year from 7th January

And I’d love you to see you there:
Exeter Natural Health Centre for my weekly Neurogenic Yoga Class followed by relaxing into a Yoga Nidra guided relaxation. Tuesdays 17.30 to 19.15.
And in Topsham at the Estuary Clinic Monday’s from 12.30 until 14.00.
Presently Topsham classes are full.
Click for more about Neurogenic Yoga

May you be well, May you find ease, May you be healthy.

Wishing you the best of times for 2019
With love
Jo
x

For more about what I do..
http://www.itsallaboutfeelingbetter.co.uk

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