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Mindful Taste of Chocolate Meditation
Jun
22
11:45 AM11:45

Mindful Taste of Chocolate Meditation

Take some time out to breathe, taste and get body connected during this belly calming session of meditation – and chocolate!

Chocolate is a beautiful ingredient full of aromas and is delicious way to experience the soothing benefits of meditation and mindful awareness.

What can you expect?

– Gentle opening meditation to calm your system and help get you body-connected
– Guided mindful eating meditation that engages all the senses using the single origin dark chocolate Meredith uses in her chocolate making (from beautiful bean-to-bar brand Pump St Chocolate)
– Short closing meditation to help you leave the workshop feeling calm and soothed (this varies from month to month to cover different types of meditation, such as a body scan, loving kindness or guided visualisation)

You’ll receive a special chocolatey treat to take away and taste (mindfully!) using some of the techniques we’ll explore in the workshop.

Meredith will also share ways you can extend breathing and mindfulness techniques into everyday living. There will be plenty of time to ask questions as you explore the different techniques.

This meditation workshop is suitable for new and experienced meditators. Meditation is a very personal experience and there’s no right or wrong way to feel about it! However, we won’t be aiming to transcend to any higher planes or tap into different states of consciousness; this workshop is about grounding, connecting and calming.


Please note if you are suffering from certain diagnosed mental health conditions (including clinical depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) you should always seek support your supporting clinician before taking part in
meditation. Meredith will send a form to complete ahead of the workshop to help you identify any information or support you should seek before taking part in the session.

22nd Jun - Mindful Taste of Chocolate Meditation https://foodatheart.co.uk/events/mindful-taste-of-chocolate-meditation-jun/

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Copy of Mindful Taste of Chocolate Meditation
Jul
20
11:45 AM11:45

Copy of Mindful Taste of Chocolate Meditation

Take some time out to breathe, taste and get body connected during this belly calming session of meditation – and chocolate!

Chocolate is a beautiful ingredient full of aromas and is delicious way to experience the soothing benefits of meditation and mindful awareness.

What can you expect?

– Gentle opening meditation to calm your system and help get you body-connected
– Guided mindful eating meditation that engages all the senses using the single origin dark chocolate Meredith uses in her chocolate making (from beautiful bean-to-bar brand Pump St Chocolate)
– Short closing meditation to help you leave the workshop feeling calm and soothed (this varies from month to month to cover different types of meditation, such as a body scan, loving kindness or guided visualisation)

You’ll receive a special chocolatey treat to take away and taste (mindfully!) using some of the techniques we’ll explore in the workshop.

Meredith will also share ways you can extend breathing and mindfulness techniques into everyday living. There will be plenty of time to ask questions as you explore the different techniques.

This meditation workshop is suitable for new and experienced meditators. Meditation is a very personal experience and there’s no right or wrong way to feel about it! However, we won’t be aiming to transcend to any higher planes or tap into different states of consciousness; this workshop is about grounding, connecting and calming.


Please note if you are suffering from certain diagnosed mental health conditions (including clinical depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) you should always seek support your supporting clinician before taking part in
meditation. Meredith will send a form to complete ahead of the workshop to help you identify any information or support you should seek before taking part in the session.

20th Jul - Mindful Taste of Chocolate Meditation https://foodatheart.co.uk/events/mindful-chocolate-tasting-meditation-jul/

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Food at Heart - Mindful Hot Chocolate Meditation
Apr
20
11:30 AM11:30

Food at Heart - Mindful Hot Chocolate Meditation

Take some time out to breathe, taste and get body connected during this belly calming session of meditation – and hot chocolate!

Meredith Whitely is a mindful eating guide and meditation teacher with a passion for all things cacao. She will guide you through this gentle session with a focus on soothing your body and helping you feel connected with your senses. 

Chocolate is a beautiful ingredient full of aromas and warming it up into a magical concoction is a tasty way to experience the soothing benefits of meditation and mindful awareness.

What can you expect?

– Gentle opening meditation to calm your system and help get you body-connected

– Guided mindful hot chocolate meditation engaging all your senses; we’ll slowly sip and savour a shot of delicious dairy free hot chocolate using Meredith's special Slow Chocolate recipe

– Short closing meditation to help you leave the workshop feeling calm and soothed (this varies from month to month to cover different types of meditation, such as a body scan, loving kindness or guided visualisation)

You’ll receive a special chocolatey treat to take away and taste (mindfully!) using some of the techniques we’ll explore in the workshop.

Meredith will also share ways you can extend breathing and mindfulness techniques into everyday living. There will be plenty of time to ask questions as you explore the different techniques.

This meditation workshop is suitable for new and experienced meditators. Meditation is a very personal experience and there’s no right or wrong way to feel about it! However, we won’t be aiming to transcend to any higher planes or tap into different states of consciousness; this workshop is about grounding, connecting and calming.

Please note if you are suffering from certain diagnosed mental health conditions (including clinical depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) you should always seek support your supporting clinician before taking part in meditation. Meredith will send a form to complete ahead of the workshop to help you identify any information or support you should seek before taking part in the session.

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Mugwort Full Moon Sound Journey
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Mugwort Full Moon Sound Journey

Sound and Mugwort will work together to enhance deep relaxation and connection to dreamlike states on this loving Libra Pink full moon.

The first of the monthly Sound & Plant Ceremonies at Holdspace will feature Mugwort, Artemisia Vulgaris, Witch Queen of the Herbs. She has long been associated with the Moon so is the perfect full moon companion. A cup of relaxing Mugwort tea before bed reduces tension and can aid lucid or vivid dreams as she connects us to the imaginal realm, to our subconscious and the dreaming realms. She helps reveal our gifts to us unlocks creativity and aids with protection and grounding. She allows us to face our shadow selves and learn from our experiences. Mugwort calls us into alignment on all levels of being, bringing the unseen up from the shadows into the light so to be released so we can move forward. Mugwort creates movement so that anything stagnant that we are holding onto can be cleared leaving us revitalised with a fresh sense of purpose.

Together we will drink a relaxing blend of hand picked Mugwort tea with Chamomile flowers. You will then be lead on a short meditation before you set off on a deeply relaxing sound journey with the gong and other instruments as your guide. There is nothing for you to do but surrender, relax and receive. Please bring a blanket for extra cosiness.
Please arrive early for a prompt start
, once we begin I cannot open the door to let you in.

PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING
CONSIDERATIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS:
- Mugwort is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women or those trying to conceive.

Gong is not recommended for the following...
- Women in the first trimester of pregnancy
- Children under the age of thirteen. 
- Those experiencing extreme mental health conditions.

DISCLAIMER:
It is my intention to guide you through sound and gentle plant medicine as a tool for self healing and I encourage you to seek professional advice should any content unearth past traumas. With gratitude and respect.
STRICT CANCELLATION POLICY
There is a strict 48 hr cancellation policy for this event.

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Food at Heart - Mindful Hot Chocolate Meditation
Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

Food at Heart - Mindful Hot Chocolate Meditation

Take some time out to breathe, taste and get body connected during this belly calming session of meditation – and hot chocolate!

Meredith Whitely is a mindful eating guide and meditation teacher with a passion for all things cacao. She will guide you through this gentle session with a focus on soothing your body and helping you feel connected with your senses. 

Chocolate is a beautiful ingredient full of aromas and warming it up into a magical concoction is a tasty way to experience the soothing benefits of meditation and mindful awareness.

What can you expect?

– Gentle opening meditation to calm your system and help get you body-connected

– Guided mindful hot chocolate meditation engaging all your senses; we’ll slowly sip and savour a shot of delicious dairy free hot chocolate using Meredith's special Slow Chocolate recipe

– Short closing meditation to help you leave the workshop feeling calm and soothed (this varies from month to month to cover different types of meditation, such as a body scan, loving kindness or guided visualisation)

You’ll receive a special chocolatey treat to take away and taste (mindfully!) using some of the techniques we’ll explore in the workshop.

Meredith will also share ways you can extend breathing and mindfulness techniques into everyday living. There will be plenty of time to ask questions as you explore the different techniques.

This meditation workshop is suitable for new and experienced meditators. Meditation is a very personal experience and there’s no right or wrong way to feel about it! However, we won’t be aiming to transcend to any higher planes or tap into different states of consciousness; this workshop is about grounding, connecting and calming.

Please note if you are suffering from certain diagnosed mental health conditions (including clinical depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) you should always seek support your supporting clinician before taking part in meditation. Meredith will send a form to complete ahead of the workshop to help you identify any information or support you should seek before taking part in the session.

More info and booking here

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Food at Heart - Mindful Hot Chocolate Meditation
Feb
16
11:00 AM11:00

Food at Heart - Mindful Hot Chocolate Meditation

Take some time out to breathe, taste and get body connected during this belly calming session of meditation – and hot chocolate!

Meredith Whitely is a mindful eating guide and meditation teacher with a passion for all things cacao. She will guide you through this gentle session with a focus on soothing your body and helping you feel connected with your senses. 

Chocolate is a beautiful ingredient full of aromas and warming it up into a magical concoction is a tasty way to experience the soothing benefits of meditation and mindful awareness.

What can you expect?

– Gentle opening meditation to calm your system and help get you body-connected

– Guided mindful hot chocolate meditation engaging all your senses; we’ll slowly sip and savour a shot of delicious dairy free hot chocolate using Meredith's special Slow Chocolate recipe

– Short closing meditation to help you leave the workshop feeling calm and soothed (this varies from month to month to cover different types of meditation, such as a body scan, loving kindness or guided visualisation)

You’ll receive a special chocolatey treat to take away and taste (mindfully!) using some of the techniques we’ll explore in the workshop.

Meredith will also share ways you can extend breathing and mindfulness techniques into everyday living. There will be plenty of time to ask questions as you explore the different techniques.

This meditation workshop is suitable for new and experienced meditators. Meditation is a very personal experience and there’s no right or wrong way to feel about it! However, we won’t be aiming to transcend to any higher planes or tap into different states of consciousness; this workshop is about grounding, connecting and calming.

Please note if you are suffering from certain diagnosed mental health conditions (including clinical depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) you should always seek support your supporting clinician before taking part in meditation. Meredith will send a form to complete ahead of the workshop to help you identify any information or support you should seek before taking part in the session.

More info and booking here

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Food at Heart - Mindful Hot Chocolate Meditation
Jan
19
11:00 AM11:00

Food at Heart - Mindful Hot Chocolate Meditation

Take some time out to breathe, taste and get body connected during this belly calming session of meditation – and hot chocolate!

Meredith Whitely is a mindful eating guide and meditation teacher with a passion for all things cacao. She will guide you through this gentle session with a focus on soothing your body and helping you feel connected with your senses. 

Chocolate is a beautiful ingredient full of aromas and warming it up into a magical concoction is a tasty way to experience the soothing benefits of meditation and mindful awareness.

What can you expect?

– Gentle opening meditation to calm your system and help get you body-connected

– Guided mindful hot chocolate meditation engaging all your senses; we’ll slowly sip and savour a shot of delicious dairy free hot chocolate using Meredith's special Slow Chocolate recipe

– Short closing meditation to help you leave the workshop feeling calm and soothed (this varies from month to month to cover different types of meditation, such as a body scan, loving kindness or guided visualisation)

You’ll receive a special chocolatey treat to take away and taste (mindfully!) using some of the techniques we’ll explore in the workshop.

Meredith will also share ways you can extend breathing and mindfulness techniques into everyday living. There will be plenty of time to ask questions as you explore the different techniques.

This meditation workshop is suitable for new and experienced meditators. Meditation is a very personal experience and there’s no right or wrong way to feel about it! However, we won’t be aiming to transcend to any higher planes or tap into different states of consciousness; this workshop is about grounding, connecting and calming.

Please note if you are suffering from certain diagnosed mental health conditions (including clinical depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) you should always seek support your supporting clinician before taking part in meditation. Meredith will send a form to complete ahead of the workshop to help you identify any information or support you should seek before taking part in the session.

More info and booking here

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Food at Heart - Mindful Hot Chocolate Meditation
Nov
17
11:30 AM11:30

Food at Heart - Mindful Hot Chocolate Meditation

Take some time out to breathe, taste and get body connected during this belly calming session of meditation – and hot chocolate!

Meredith Whitely is a mindful eating guide and meditation teacher with a passion for all things cacao. She will guide you through this gentle session with a focus on soothing your body and helping you feel connected with your senses. 

Chocolate is a beautiful ingredient full of aromas and warming it up into a magical concoction is a tasty way to experience the soothing benefits of meditation and mindful awareness.

What can you expect?

– Gentle opening meditation to calm your system and help get you body-connected

– Guided mindful hot chocolate meditation engaging all your senses; we’ll slowly sip and savour a shot of delicious dairy free hot chocolate using Meredith's special Slow Chocolate recipe

– Short closing meditation to help you leave the workshop feeling calm and soothed (this varies from month to month to cover different types of meditation, such as a body scan, loving kindness or guided visualisation)

You’ll receive a special chocolatey treat to take away and taste (mindfully!) using some of the techniques we’ll explore in the workshop.

Meredith will also share ways you can extend breathing and mindfulness techniques into everyday living. There will be plenty of time to ask questions as you explore the different techniques.

This meditation workshop is suitable for new and experienced meditators. Meditation is a very personal experience and there’s no right or wrong way to feel about it! However, we won’t be aiming to transcend to any higher planes or tap into different states of consciousness; this workshop is about grounding, connecting and calming.

Please note if you are suffering from certain diagnosed mental health conditions (including clinical depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) you should always seek support your supporting clinician before taking part in meditation. Meredith will send a form to complete ahead of the workshop to help you identify any information or support you should seek before taking part in the session.

More info and booking here

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Head & Hands x &Breathe - Show Up For Self Care
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Head & Hands x &Breathe - Show Up For Self Care

Just for today, escape your to-do list, drop your social obligations and responsibilities. Just for today, allow yourself a Sunday entirely for you. It’s an act of self-care just by showing up.

Sure, you know what self-care is, and you’ve promised to make more time for it, but lately, you seem to spend more time in your head than anywhere else.

Some days while you’re so busy over-thinking, you neglect what you need the most, locking into all the distractions. But when quiet time becomes an invitation to anxiety, you don’t dare make time at all.

You’ve been told to try mindfulness, but sitting still in a crossed legged position trying to empty the contents of your brain just isn’t doing it. Sure mindfulness is an antidote to unhelpful thoughts, but let’s just own it - mindfulness is hard.

You long to step away from past-dwelling worries and future-focused fears, and coax yourself back into the present moment, to enjoy the now, root back to your body and reconnect to your sense of self. But you haven’t found your way in, and maybe after some failed attempts, you feel reluctant to try.

It’s okay - we’ve got you.

For Clare it was movement and writing, and for Amanda is was slow crafting. So what’s your gateway to self-care?

Together we will spend a day venturing through different gateways, to find the ones that speak to you most clearly, the ones that give you a sense of spaciousness, grounding, a greater connection to yourself and clearer understanding of your needs.

Throughout the day you’ll dip your toes into journaling, embodied yoga, intention setting through self-reflection and guidance cards, tassel making and meditation.

Wedged in the middle of the day will be a lunch prepared and served for you to share with the group. At the end, we’ll gather over a cup of tea to seal the day and share any final thoughts.

Join Amanda from Head and Hands and Clare from &Breathe Yoga for a day of mindfulness and self-care, but not as you know it.

You can expect:

  • Inspiration on how to reflect on and decipher your personal needs and current state of being

  • An introduction to writing for self-care

  • An embodied yoga class to get into your body through mindful movement

  • A delicious vegan lunch prepared and served for you to share with the group

  • A card pulling and intention setting session

  • A tassel making workshop

  • An accessible meditation practice

You’ll leave with:

  • Tools and inspiration for finding mindfulness in the face of hectic city living

  • A self-care intention bespoke to you

  • Three handmade tassels embedded with your intention to take home, display and treasure

  • A greater sense of calm and even-mindedness

Please remember:

  • To wear comfortable clothes that you can move and stretch in

  • To bring along a notepad and pen

  • To bring along extra layer such as a jumper or cardigan in case you get chilly even with a blanket

  • (Optional) To bring along some snacks you might like to share at lunch

The ticket price includes a full day retreat inclusive of lunch.

After a decade being dragged along by her chronic illness and significant burn out at work, Amanda came to the realisation that nobody else was going to make time for her self-care. After discovering the healing remedy of slow crafts and self-care rituals, she started Head & Hands in summer 2016. Head & Hands is a curated store and diverse workshop programme founded on the art of slowing down.

Clare writes, teaches yoga and heads up Gather & Grow; a community for yoga teachers. It was grief and anxiety that nudged her towards yoga which led her to writing and mindfulness. For Clare these practice have helped her get to know herself, to understand what she needs and wants, how to rest, and how to act in a conscious way. They have shown her the joy of living with awareness and without rush. To Clare, a conscious and creative life full of opportunities to stop and smell the roses is a successful one.

Amanda and Clare have teamed up for this gentle day retreat, sharing their own personal journeys and offering alternative gateways to self-care.

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Food at Heart - Mindful Hot Chocolate Meditation
Oct
13
11:30 AM11:30

Food at Heart - Mindful Hot Chocolate Meditation

Take some time out to breathe, taste and get body connected during this belly calming session of meditation – and hot chocolate!

Meredith Whitely is a mindful eating guide and meditation teacher with a passion for all things cacao. She will guide you through this gentle session with a focus on soothing your body and helping you feel connected with your senses. 

Chocolate is a beautiful ingredient full of aromas and warming it up into a magical concoction is a tasty way to experience the soothing benefits of meditation and mindful awareness.

What can you expect?

– Gentle opening meditation to calm your system and help get you body-connected

– Guided mindful hot chocolate meditation engaging all your senses; we’ll slowly sip and savour a shot of delicious dairy free hot chocolate using Meredith's special Slow Chocolate recipe

– Short closing meditation to help you leave the workshop feeling calm and soothed (this varies from month to month to cover different types of meditation, such as a body scan, loving kindness or guided visualisation)

You’ll receive a special chocolatey treat to take away and taste (mindfully!) using some of the techniques we’ll explore in the workshop.

Meredith will also share ways you can extend breathing and mindfulness techniques into everyday living. There will be plenty of time to ask questions as you explore the different techniques.

This meditation workshop is suitable for new and experienced meditators. Meditation is a very personal experience and there’s no right or wrong way to feel about it! However, we won’t be aiming to transcend to any higher planes or tap into different states of consciousness; this workshop is about grounding, connecting and calming.

Please note if you are suffering from certain diagnosed mental health conditions (including clinical depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) you should always seek support your supporting clinician before taking part in meditation. Meredith will send a form to complete ahead of the workshop to help you identify any information or support you should seek before taking part in the session.

More info and booking here

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Positively Stirred - The Art of positive Balance : Understanding the duality of life.
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Positively Stirred - The Art of positive Balance : Understanding the duality of life.

As humans we want everything to be good always. We forget that in
this dualistic world everything has its opposite. We become strong
because we have been weak, we become fearless because we
were afraid, we experience happiness because we know how
sadness feels...
To create balance we must understand the duality of life.
In the session we will -
-Start with body awareness exercises to become fully present.
-Group Discussion and activity
-Finish with guided meditation
Join us to understand the art of positive balance and duality.
Note: Please arrive on time and allow 1.5 hours for the session.
Recommended donation: £ 6


https://www.meetup.com/Positively-Stirred/

 

Reena is a Positive Psychology practitioner (MSc MAPP),
a qualified individual and group coach, Yoga instructor
and an artist. She specializes in Mindfulness and
Existential coaching.


She manages her portfolio career by applying themes
from positive psychology, coaching and Yoga in her
writing and mind and body practice. She works with
individuals as well as organisations at all levels to facilitate
positive growth.

he is actively involved with assisting
charities in creating programs that enable positive change.
She is awaiting publication of her first book. Clock versus
Compass, Art of positive Balance.

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Head & Hands x Chant Malas - Matras & Malas
Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

Head & Hands x Chant Malas - Matras & Malas

Join Helen Kathleen of Chant Malas for four and a half blissful hours of meditation, mantras and mala-making. This includes the design and creation of your own, fully hand-knotted mala to take away and deepen your meditation practices. 

The ticket price includes all the materials for creating your own personal set of mala beads, an introduction to crystal healing (the stones and their properties) and the origins of mala beads, as well as mantras to use with your mala and a few delicious Vegan snacks to keep your creativity fuelled.

Book here

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