Rooted in ancient Chinese movement, originally used in combat! (Although these sessions are as far from combat, as you could imagine!)
This gentle, flowing set of 18 movements is preceded by a short ‘arriving and grounding mindfulness practice’ and followed with a short settling pause to end. All you will need, is some space around you, a mat or rug under foot for comfort and access to a chair, throughout, should you wish to sit, which you are more than welcome to do for the whole session, if you so wish.
The introductory session is free to attend. The Mindfulness Network welcomes any donations via the application form and encourages you to consider a contribution, large or small, which will make a big difference in helping us widen access to mindfulness-based approaches.
We will begin in a way, which will become familiar, with a short settling practice and then go on to enjoy a little bit of blurb about the set of movements, the benefits and some safety aspects of the session, taking in the golden guidelines for an enjoyable session.
We will then go through a brief introduction to the stances and move swiftly into guided movement. Throughout the session, we will be supported by gentle music. The movement will last around 40 minutes.
The session will end with a pause to notice how things are and a gentle bow in friendship.
8 sessions of Shibashi Joy!
Following on from the Introductory session, these will be offered monthly, and we will enjoy a regular slot together (subject to change should the need arise).
The last Wednesday of the month, 7pm - 8pm (UK Time):
- 30th Nov 2022
- 28th Dec 2022
- 25th Jan 2023
- 22nd Feb 2023
- 29th Mar 2023
- 26th Apr 2023
- 31st May 2023
- 28th June 2023
- 26th July 2023
After we have ‘arrived and settled’ which will be familiar to you if you attended the introduction, don’t worry if you didn’t! We will seamlessly move into the session.
Each week we will break down 2 of the 18 movements, although there is no pressure to get things perfect it’s nice to know, roughly, what’s where and to learn of the benefit of each movement! We will then revisit the golden guidelines for a safe and enjoyable session.
Then we will then enjoy the full set of 18 movements with gentle music to support us and light guidance.
Reaching the end, we will sit or stand for a few moments to notice how things are with a gentle bow to end.
These sessions are completely free and open to all. However, if you would like to donate, any amount would be gratefully received via our donations page.
This event is offered in collaboration with the Mindfulness Network Community Friends (MNCF) - an initiative to engage the wider mindfulness community and reach new audiences. Led by a Committee of Volunteers, supported by the Mindfulness Network, we work together to run a programme of donation-based events and inspiring content. The Committee ensures that the MNCF can best serve everyone by providing opportunities to practice and learn together.
The Mindfulness Network and its volunteers take every care in their preparation of events to make sure they are appropriate for the audience. Please be aware that you are choosing to participate in our freely offered events at your own risk. We invite you to carefully consider your own personal circumstances and experience when joining these events. The Mindfulness Network Terms and Conditions apply (though payment and cancellation policies are not relevant for freely offered Events) and the Mindfulness Network can not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage, suffered during or in relation to the event, however this may be caused.