Mindful Mondays at The Retreat New Forest
We are delighted to offer this brand new set of classes, in partnership with The Retreat New Forest at Hinton. Beginning on August 12th 2019, expert mindfulness teacher and psychologist Maret Dymond-Basset, will be leading a series of drop in classes for adults and children exploring mindful themes and values.
The classes are suitable for those new to Mindfulness and for those looking to add more depth and continue their practice.
Dates: Mondays 16, 23 & 30 September 2019
Adults (17+): 9.30 - 10.30 am
Families (5 yrs+):10.45 - 11.45 am
Date: Saturday 14 September 2019
Adults (17+) 3-30 - 4.30 pm
Children and young people attending the Monday family session must be accompanied by an adult.
Location: The Retreat New Forest, Hinton, BH23 7EF
Group Size: max.12 participants
Teachers: Dr Maret Dymond-Basset
£15 per adult
£15 per parent/caregiver with 1 child, additional siblings £3 or £5 for 2.
All children and young people must be accompanied by an adult.
1 hour of Mindfulness practice and discussion led by our highly trained and experienced teachers
Ehandouts with recommendations of further reading and mindfulness resources and course options / information
New for Summer 2019! These experiential classes provide an introduction to the practice of mindfulness for those newer to the subject, as well as a deepening of understanding and practice for those already experienced.
In these classes we will spend time outdoors in nature together in the beautiful gardens and woodland of The Retreat New Forest, recharging our batteries and reconnecting with the world around us and each other. Through practicing mindfulness together we will explore what it is to be human and how to cultivate qualities such as patience, compassion, non-judging and letting be / letting go.
Classes include a mix of lying down and sitting meditations combined with gentle movement-based meditations and can be tailored to all physical needs.
Together we will learn more about:
How our minds, bodies, feelings and behavior are connected
How to live more fully in the present moment, rather than living in our heads, in the past or in the future
How to begin to manage big feelings without getting caught up in them or carried away by them
How we can get stuck in unhelpful thinking patterns and how to practice getting unstuck from them
How to work with difficult or negative thoughts rather than buying into them
How to steady attention
How to foster a friendly and kind relationship towards ourselves as well as others
How to be more self-compassionate