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"the things that frighten us just want to be held"
Mark Nepo
Hello friend,

If only everything was as light to hold as fallen rose petals hey?...

There's a lot to hold right now, and I hope that some of you like me are enjoying the blessing of a little holiday space to resource you.


Meditation practice can be a little holiday too, holding a space for ourselves however we are.

Preoccupied? worried? excited with anticipation? broken hearted with sadness or grief? All of it just wants to be held. 

In meditation we make a clearing for ourselves, and find we are with a our good friend loving awareness. We can give ourselves over to being held by this natural presence that's always available to us. We feel more connected, less activated, more able to engage with what's before us. 

 
See all my offerings below to learn more and refresh your capacity to hold it all:
 
Beyond Beginners

 Join me online or in person Saturday 23rd April 2.30-5.30pm

Beginner Mindful Self-Compassion

 8 week MSC course starts Wed April 27th 7-9.30pm
or
5 day Mindful Self-Compassion Residential May 22nd - 27th

For those of you that celebrate Easter may it be joyful,
may all of us find moments to hold ourselves and each other with care,
in awareness and compassion


I'm looking forward to going mindfully and heartfully with you soon,

Zoe ❤
Featured Meditation
"Compassion for Self, Compassion for Others"
Listen here
FEATURED EVENTS 
Hybrid Offering
join us wherever you are...

Saturday 23rd April

Blended online + in person
Mini Retreat Afternoon


2.30-5.30pm at Kingston Quaker Centre and on Zoom 
with Zoe 

For Mindfulness and Mindful Self-Compassion graduates,
£15 online - £20.00 in person


meditation, movement, silence, insight, community
 
BOOK HERE
Online Mindful Self-Compassion

Wed 27th April - 22nd June   

8 week Mindful Self-Compassion Course

this beautifully crafted heartfelt, nurturing programme includes meditations, group discussion, and experiential exercises to quieten the inner critic, grow connection, emotional well-being and resilience.

Online, includes 8 evenings and one retreat day

 
BOOK HERE
In Person MSC Residential Intensive

Sunday 22nd - Friday 27th May  

5  Day Intensive Mindful Self-Compassion Course

at Emerson College, Forest Row, East Sussex
with Zoe and Ali Lambie

the full MSC course in intensive format so it includes guided meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, small group discussion and informal practice
£895.00 pp Full board and all tuition, all single rooms

 
BOOK HERE
New in Person Retreat Day !

Saturday 18th June  

All Day Mindfulness Retreat

10 - 4.30 pm 
at St Andrews Church, Ham, Kingston 
 
A beautiful day of silent meditation in community open to anyone who has completed a mindfulness course.  Nourish yourself and refresh your practice with various guided meditations, mindful movement, walking, time in nature, inspirational readings, and refreshment breaks. A day for practising peace ❤
 
BOOK HERE
OTHER UPCOMING OFFERINGS 
30th April :
Online Practice & Connect

9.30-10.45am guided meditation and sharing, open to beginners and beyond beginners suggested donation £5 - £15 booking here

21st and 29th April : 
Drop-In Guided Mindful Self-Compassion Practice

1pm-1.45pm GMT 
By Donation at the Centre for MSC 
booking here


12th May :
Online Fierce Compassion Workshop
7-8.30pm
By donation at The Mindfulness Network
booking here 

14th May :
Cultivating Happiness Workshop
11.30 - 3.30pm
at the Mindfulness Project
booking here 

11th June :
Mindful Self-Compassion for Forgiveness
2 - 5.30pm 

at the Mindfulness Project
booking here 

4th - 9th July 2022 :
5 Silent Retreat at Sharpham House, Devon 
booking here


In Love with the World
...

"There is no end to love. We may tear ourselves away or fall off the cliff we thought sacred or even burn the home we dreamt of. But when the rain comes slow at a slant and the pavement turns cold, that place where I keep you and you and all of you—that place opens like a wet fist that can no longer stay closed. And the ache returns. Thank God. The sweet and sudden ache that lets me know I am here. The rain keeps misting my face. I am alive. What majesty of cells assembles around this luminous presence that moves around as me? How is it I am still here? Each thing touched, each breath, each glint of light, each pain in my gut is cause for praise. I pray to keep falling in love with everyone I meet, with every child’s eye, with every fallen being getting up. Like the worm cut in two, the heart only grows another heart. When the slash in my open hand heals, I try again. Birds migrate and caribou circle the cold top of the world. Perhaps we migrate between love and suffering, making our wounded-joyous cries: alone, then together. Oh praise the soul’s migration. I fall. I get up. I run from you. I look for you. I am in love with the world."
...
Mark Nepo

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