A Mindful Woman

A Mindful Woman is a 5-week introduction to mindfulness for women, which starts on Monday 08 May at 19.30.

 

As a woman, are you...

 

Managing pain, juggling more thoughts than humanly (womanly) possible, or simply looking to find clarity in your life? If your life looks anything like the meme below, then perhaps you need to consider joining us.

 

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Sun & Moon Breath in Italy

The foundation of yoga is the breath. It is also an important aspect as a means of support for meditation too. So throughout your time on retreat at the Watermill, you will hear me mention the breath an awful lot.

 

We often give it very little regard unless we have a heavy cold and therefore blocked sinuses, or we may have asthma or other respiratory conditions.

 

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Creative Journal Writing for Women's Day

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Join us for a morning of creative journal writing to celebrate International Women’s Day on Wednesday 08 March.

 

I shall be hosting a 2-hour workshop at Watford Women’s Centre 83, Market Street, Watford, from 11.00 until 13.00.

 

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Invisible Zip: The importance of good posture for the pelvic floor

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Regularly in class I'm heard to cue with the words, "lengthen your invisible zip".

 

I use all sorts of cues with everyday objects to enable women to understand the function of their bodies in an easier way.

 

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Attachments: what are you clinging to?

Goodness me, 18 January already - this month feels like it's marching ahead with some kind purpose (or is that just me?)

 


Classes are all now underway and it's good to see many students who've returned following our break for the New Year, and it's also so lovely to meet those who are new or returning after a break of a period of time.

 


Today I have shifted my 'office' to a temporary setting (the sofa). Sometimes you just have to acknowledge that you need a little more care.

 

 

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Why Women Need Yoga

Fortunately for me, I've practised yoga spanning some 28+ years now (teaching for 25) and in that time, it has supported me through various stages in my life.

 

Yoga is so adaptable (in the hands of an experienced teacher) and can serve you in your own unique way.

 

Having experienced many years of endometriosis and other gynae issues, my yoga mat become my haven. The art of rolling out my mat and stepping on to it became a ritual. The coolness of the mat beneath my feet at first, then, lying down, it was like being received and supported all at once.

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Conscious Journaling

So much of our time is spent in front of one sort of screen or another - it's either our phones, laptops or even both at the same time. The one thing that is the same is the way we input what we wish to write - via a keypad or keyboard.

 

Whilst fast and efficient (I still remember my RSA Shorthand and Typing training days on a manual typewriter!) it is more a linear approach.

 

When we swap out our keypad for a pen (pencil, crayon, whatever is close to hand), it accesses a different part of the brain - and more importantly, it can be the subconscious part.

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Meditation: How we bring our life onto the cushion

2016 is probably going to be marked as the year that has seen so many upsets. From the loss of so many well known stars that we've all adored right across to the political spectrum producing shocking results.

 

One thing that's something of a constant is that voice that says, "it shouldn't be like this".

 

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