Practice Sessions

Please join me for this next Practice day!

Date: Saturday 25th March 2023
Venue: Killarney Racecourse
Times: 10.30 am – 4.30 pm.

Theme: Befriending the Body

Many thanks to those of you who took part in our January practice session on the grounds of the beautiful Killarney Racecourse. The spectacular views of the mountains really support our practice of slowing down and taking time out of busyness.

I’m delighted to say that I will offer another practice day on Saturday 25th March.

Our theme for this particular day will be “Befriending the Body”.

We can spend much of our time thinking negatively about our bodies, berating ourselves for their shortcomings, lamenting the aging of the body and wishing that somehow, our particular body could be different to how it actually is.

How might it be to to spend time offering care to our body, to BEFRIEND the body that we actually inhabit?

How can we work with the often frequent stream of negative thoughts about our body and support ourselves to begin to relate to our body with more care and compassion?

During this practice day, we will turn down the dial of busyness, pay attention to the physical body through some gentle movement and breathing practice, take the opportunity to walk in the fresh air and be nourished by our surroundings.

I am offering this session on a sliding scale of €40 – €60. However, as always, I like to support you to take part regardless of your financial circumstances so please know that you are welcome to take part and offer whatever contribution fits with your current means.

To facilitate planning for the day, I will need to ask you to book in advance, rather than drop-in. Spaces will be limited for everyone’s safety and comfort so please send a deposit of €20 to secure your place. If you have any queries about the session, please feel free to contact me below.

Who Practice Sessions suitable for?

Practice sessions are suitable for anyone who has already taken part in an introductory mindfulness course or the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme. If you have taken part in a course with another mindfulness teacher and we haven’t yet met, you are still more than welcome!

The intention of each session is to support you to continue your commitment to mindfulness practice. I also hope that taking part in these sessions may help to deepen your experience of mindfulness and support you to integrate it more fully into your everyday life.

What can I expect to be doing during these practice sessions?

Each Practice Session will offer you some quiet time allowing you some head space and time for self-care.

Sessions will be practice based and will include a range of mindfulness practices, including mindful breathing, sitting meditation, guided body scan meditation, gentle movement and walking meditation. Each session will introduce a different theme for reflection and practice and also some group dialogue.