Friday 10th May 2019, 7 – 9.30pm
Marshall Street Leisure Centre
Are you feeling frazzled and in desperate need of making some space for self-care? Are you tired of hitting the pub after a long week on a Friday night only to feel worse the next day? Late Night Lock Ins are an alternative night out and to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week we invite you to join us for an evening of nurturing Yoga, a Therapeutic Workshop to help you learn the tools & techniques to cultivate more Calm in your body, mind & spirit before we settle under our blankets and close our evening with a Healing Gong Bath. Good Karma included in each ticket purchase as 15% of all proceeds will go to CALM charity.
Enriching Kombucha will be provided Boo Chi Kombucha, you may wish to bring additional snacks, an eye mask, blankets or layers and a notebook and pen for the workshop.
RESTORATIVE YOGA with Liz Joy Oakley
Liz specialises in teaching Yoga for Stress & Anxiety and has designed this nurturing class to transport you from your busy lifestyle into a relaxed, quiet and calm space. Expect to open with a gentle flow of mindful movement and breath, moving through postures intended to release stress and tension held in the body before moving into a place of deep relaxation with longer held postures to help repair and restore the entire system.
WORKSHOP with Steph Minchin, The Yoga Psychologist
Keep Calm and…? Keep calm and connect with the present moment. Keep calm and observe your thoughts. Keep calm and sit with your experience. Keep calm and consider what is important to you. Keep calm and make committed actions to a more meaningful life.
In discussing the essential components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) the workshop will provide psycho-education about how to build a sense of calmthrough psychological flexibility.
With a mindfulness-based practice and a written mind-mapping exercise, the workshop will encourage individual reflection about the self, exploring what really matters to you and how to live a life aligned with your core inner values, because ‘peace comes from within’.
REIKI ACTIVATED SOUND BATH with Rachael Welford, Welford Wellbeing
How can sound make you calmer? Well, we’re glad you asked! Your brain has many different frequencies, also known as brain waves. When a tranquil sound such as that of the gong is played, your brain waves will entrain (match) the frequency and you don’t need to do anything but lay back, relax and breathe.
Rachael, founder of Welford Wellbeing, uses sound and scent as an immersive experience to soothe the mind, body and soul. You will be guided to a space of pure relaxation using gong, sacred instruments and essential oils. As you’re coming round from your sound bath Rachael will sing mantras which call in healing inviting you to feel as if you’re coming home and are now safe. These sacred sounds and vibrations will re-set your nervous, circulatory and respiratory systems to ensure you’re ready to embrace the new calm space you have cultivated inside of yourself. Welford Wellbeing is your high vibes gateway to master your mind, soothe your soul and reclaim your life.
15% of proceeds will go to CALM: The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. Join the campaign to take a stand against male suicide and get the tools you need for action. https://www.thecalmzone.net
Manifesting Magic: Episode 4
Yoga and Vision Board Workshop
Sunday 12 May 2019
1pm – 4pm
£25 with 15% going to CALM
When was the last time you slowed down enough to really connect with your inner most dreams and desires? As part of Mental Health Awareness Week programme we’re indulging in some well-deserved (and much needed!) self-care in the form of a nurturing afternoon of Yoga & Mindful Vision Boarding. Join us to drop into your body, connect with your intentions and manifest some magic!
Ascent & Asana: Discover the synergy between climbing and yoga
Thursday 16 May 2019
6.30 – 9pm
MoreYoga Latimer Road
with Guest Speaker Bonita Norris
“Living and working in London, I know how tough it is for people to find the time to be truly mindful within their day. Bringing together these two incredibly mindful forms of exercise is the perfect way to show how great Climbing and Yoga is for mental health. Especially when done side by side. It’s given me a wonderful sense of clarity to be able to regularly practise yoga alongside my climbing training.”
We are the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and we’re leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.
Anyone can hit crisis point. We run a free and confidential helpline and webchat – 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems. We support those bereaved by suicide, through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP).
Together we’ll help our boys, our dads, our mums, brothers, sisters, friends and colleagues. We spread our message and facilitate supportive spaces in workplaces, universities, pubs, clubs and prisons across the country – so that people feel empowered to share their experiences and get the help they need before they reach the point of crisis.
Everyone has a part to play. We campaign with media partners, brands and ambassadors to spread awareness of suicide and its devastating impact with campaigns like #Project84, #DontBottleItUp and The Best Man Project. We challenge boring male stereotypes and encourage positive behavioural change and help-seeking behaviour, using cultural touch points like art, music, sport and comedy.