Time to Breathe – having a break from May 2014 – see below
STOP PRESS - Time to Breathe is having a break from early May 2014 due to personal reasons.
Please see this page for announcements, or join the Inner Transition mailing list for updates (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Practices for opening the heart, integration & centring
Weekly Group 12.30 – 1.30pm Cost £3
Note the change of day in 2013 - starting on Tuesday January 8th.
Ros Langdon will run the group Jan 8th, 15th, 22nd while Hilary is away.
Forge Yoga Centre, Collins Road, Totnes TQ9 5PJ
This group is ideal for anyone finding life in these times of Transition stressful, confusing, or just too busy! Here's what some participants have said..
The “Time to Breathe” group provides simple practices that you can do on your own as well as at the group and hold space for relaxation, growth and self-nurturance. Over time, regular attendees will have a range of tools for personal use that include:
- Breathing and meditation techniques for opening the heart
- Methods for relaxation and unwinding
- Breathing to process emotions (no discussion required)
- Practices for integration, grounding and centring
The group will be led by Hilary Bee, who has worked in health and healing, with public health care providers as well as private practice for over 30 years.
On 18/9/12 Andrew Harvey, author of “The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism” provided a stimulating and inspiring evening at the Methodist Church in Totnes. Following his talk, the Inner Transition group has decided to offer a weekly group offering regular practices to help us face times of change and challenge.
In answer to a question from the audience, Andrew outlined 5 types of regular practices that he uses and recommends, that help him remain resilient. These are:
- Cool Practices: centring and calming activities to ground ourselves in peace, such as breathing, walking and relaxation.
- Hot Practices: heart opening practices to evolve our growth between the ego and eternal self, linking our hearts with all of life; such as the Buddhist practices of Tonglen.
- Simple Prayer Practices to align ourselves with the All, such as “Not my will but thine”.
- Body Practices for integrating light, energy and consciousness into the physical body, such as heart yoga, and dancing in sacred celebration.
- Ongoing shadow work, for us to acknowledge and integrate the disowned parts of ourselves and avoid projecting them upon others.