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January 2014                                                           View this email in your browser

Hello

Welcome to a new year and with it the desire for change, renewal and growth.   With this in mind for both myself and all of you, new for 2014 I have the following options:
  • a Mindfulness Training for Yoga Workshop in February in Thame - suitable for Yoga teachers and students to work with bringing Mindfulness into Yoga practice.
  • a Mindfulness Training for Yoga Weekend Retreat in March - suitable for Yoga teachers and students to learn how to integrate Mindfulness in Yoga practice over several intensive sessions.
  • a regular Friday evening Mindfulness practice and teaching session followed by the opportunity to discuss questions about the practice.  Starting on January 31st it is suitable for those who have completed an 8 week course or who have some Mindfulness meditation experience.
If you are planning ahead for a restorative and relaxing break this summer, I'm running another Mindfulness and Yoga retreat in Devon in August (great fun for families too). Read more.

My regular Mindfulness courses also begin at the end of this month. Read on for details about the 8 week daytime and evening Mindfulness courses and daytime 5 week extension course.

In the Spring I will also be re-running the 8 week Mindfulness Training for Yoga course in Oxfordshire and for the first time in London - please contact me for details.


This year I am also launching a 12 month Mindfulness for Yoga teacher training course for Yoga teachers (and also students who want to extend their practice). See below for a brief course description and contact me if you would like to register your interest for a place.

Look out too for my articles on Mindfulness in Yoga Magazine. I have now been asked to contribute on a regular basis and in this month's magazine there is a piece "Detox your mind" and February's edition covers "Combating the winter blues".  From time to time I'll be uploading links to these articles on the website.

I really enjoy sharing my practices that have been such an important part of my life for the last 30 years. The process of teaching means I too learn much from the classes, workshops and retreats that I run. Thank you all for the nourishing environment that you help create. May you all be happy, may you all be well, may all your minds be peaceful and calm this 2014.

Keep smiling
Hugh



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Mindfulness

MINDFULNESS/MBCT 8 WEEK COURSE
Thursday 30th Jan 2014
Banbury Therapy Centre OX16 9AJ
10.30am - 12.30pm 
and
Sandford St Martin Parish Hall
OX7 7AH map
7.30pm - 9.30pm
£280

This course explores how to pay attention in the present moment. This simple skill and approach helps us take back a sense of control and choice, allowing us to take more pleasure in the good things that often go unnoticed or unappreciated.
Read more

DAY OF MINDFULNESS PRACTICE
Sunday 9th March 2014

Sandford St Martin Parish Hall
OX7 7AH  map
10.00am – 4.pm
£60

The day of practice is suitable for all those familiar with some form of meditation and will help you to:
  • get back into a daily meditation routine;
  • deepen your daily practice;
  • explore the benefits of different mindfulness based activities; and
  • experience the energy and support of group based  meditation.
There will be 6 hours of guided Mindfulness meditation covering:
  • Mindfulness Yoga exercises (suitable for all);
  • Sitting and walking meditation;
  • Mindful Observation;
  • Mindfulness in daily activity;
  • Befriending meditation.
5 WEEK GRADUATE
MINDFULNESS COURSE
Monday 3rd February 2014
Middle Barton OX7 7BU
12.30 - 2.30pm
£175


This course is to deepen and revitalize your practice and is open to past participants of the 8 week course (wherever studied). Designed to support and/or re-establish your regular practice you will learn additional techniques to broaden your practice and enhance integration with daily life and individual challenges.
MINDFULNESS PRACTICE AND DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS
FRIDAY EVENING

Starting 31st January 2014
7.30PM - 9.30pm 
Middle Barton OX7 7BU
8 Weeks £250 (Conc £120) (Introductory offer - usually £280)

An opportunity to develop and deepen your personal practice with focused support over an extended period. These sessions will draw upon the teachings of the Buddha from the original suttas. A rare opportunity to study these directly. 
NEW FOR YOGA TEACHERS MINDFULNESS TEACHER TRAINING

Contact me for details of a new 12 month Mindfulness Training for Yoga course for Yoga teachers to develop and deepen a personal Mindfulness practice from which to integrate the teaching into regular classes. Suitable for teachers of all styles of Yoga (and students wishing to extend their practice),  the course will cover Buddhist philosophy, the practical application of Mindfulness in Asana practice,  instruction in how to use the practice of Yoga to enhance the insight from Mindfulness and instruction in how to lead students through meditation practice.
Read more
Yoga and Mindfulness
MINDFULNESS FOR YOGA TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
Saturday 22nd February 2014
The Space Yoga studio
Thame OX9 3ES12.30pm - 5pm
£49

Incorporating Mindfulness into our Yoga practice moves our emphasis from external form to internal balance, a balance of body and mind. The removal of mental and physical tension is a key component of Buddhist Mindfulness practice. Only then does our body become a map of our mind giving us a means to witness and work with mental states directly through the body. It is a radical extension to the experience of Yoga both on and off the mat.
Read more


CD’s of guided meditation available for purchase on the day. 

MINDFULNESS FOR YOGA TEACHERS AND STUDENTS WEEKEND RETREAT
14th - 16th March 2014

at Holycombe Retreat Centre map
£295
 
Explore how the integration of Mindfulness with Yoga enhances and extends the practice of both disciplines. Developing the capacity for ‘soft listening’ gives an accessible and direct way to observe and work physically with mind states as they occur; the body becomes a map of your mind and a practice that is self-teaching, self-correcting and self-healing is cultivated. 
Read more
MINDFULNESS AND YOGA
8 WEEK COURSE

Tuesday 22nd April 2014 
Soulstream Arts
Burmington House
Shipston-on-Stour
CV36 5AF map
10.30am - 12.30pm
£280

 
This course explores the building blocks that create a Yoga practice that brings balance to both our body and mind. The course is designed to develop both a Mindfulness and Yoga self-practice to take into daily life and a firm basis to further explore both disciplines with continued study. It is suitable for those with or without established practices of Yoga and/or Mindfulness. Read more
MINDFULNESS AND YOGA
8 WEEK COURSE

Date to be announced
London Venue

This course explores the building blocks that create a Yoga practice that brings balance to both our body and mind. The course is designed to develop both a Mindfulness and Yoga self-practice to take into daily life and a firm basis to further explore both disciplines with continued study. It is suitable for those with or without established practices of Yoga and/or Mindfulness.
Read more
I liked this quote used by Scott Johnson during his recent workshop in Oxford.

Stillness in stillness is not the real stillness.
Only when there is stillness in movement can the spiritual rhythm appear which pervades heaven and earth. ~ Taoist Saying


To book day and weekend retreats and courses with Hugh email here or call 01869 340335.

 

Details of Classes and Workshop times and locations.  (Workshop and Retreat terms and conditions).

Yoga Unlimited founder Hugh Poulton has worked in senior roles within operational and general management worldwide for over 20 years. He is experienced and comfortable working within all areas and all types of organisations, Private, Public, Government, Educational, SME, and Multinational.

He has taught yoga and meditation on a one to one basis and in groups since 1995. Hugh is a full time registered yoga teacher and has worked as a Mindfulness Teacher at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, Oxford University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital. He has taught more than 40 Mindfulness and MBCT 8 week courses.

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