17.30-18.30 Evening perfomance Tashi Lhunpo monks
19.00-20.00 Lyla Foy
20:00-22:00 Candlelit sculptrue park
A Monk’s Guide to Happiness
Best selling Author and Buddhist monk Gelong Thubten was a monk 26 years ago at Samye Ling Tibetan Centre in Scotland. He has spent over six years in intensive meditation retreats, the longest of which was 4 years.
Thubten specialises in teaching mindfulness meditation internationally, in businesses, hospitals, schools, universities, prisons and addiction counselling centres. He works with major global companies such as Google, Accenture and LinkedIn, he teaches mindfulness to medical students at the National University of Ireland, and he collaborated with Ruby Wax on her book ‘How to be Human’. Thubten is the author of ‘A Monk’s Guide to Happiness’, published in June 2019.
Advice, Inspiration and guidance on MODERN CAREER BUILDING
Serial Entrepreneur Lara Morgan in entertaining conversation with Careers Coach Sophie Clyde-Smith
Whether you’re already in business and looking to scale, a parent looking at a launching a start-up or a millennial unsure of your next career move, this world class pair will share lessons learned and offer valuable insight to help you build the working life you want! Down to earth, full of energy and wholly approachable this session will give you clarity and a boost of confidence
Stepping forwards and Leading…..words from a Changemaker’
International Speaker, writer and changemaker Mac MacCartney
These are turbulent and uncertain times, yet while we continue to develop our cleverness, wisdom remains elusive. Learning from indigenous tribal people, and drawing on his extensive experience working with individuals and organisations, Mac invites each of us to step out of the shadows and become the leaders we have been waiting for. He has delivered four compelling TEDx talks and regularly consults to large organisations on purpose, values, and business as a force for positive transformation in the world.
You Are Not Your Thoughts : The Secret Magic of Mindfulness
Author Frances Trussell
There's a quiet revolution going on, people everywhere are beginning to wake up from the daydream of their thoughts. This talk explores how mindfulness can shift our relationship to thought and transform our experience of reality. Frances is a Mindfulness teacher, bestselling author, speaker and therapist who will share practices to experience this directly and bring it into daily life.
WELLBEING IN THE WORKPLACE
Expert Panel with Serial Entrepreneur Lara Morgan, Chris Finn of Poole Mindfulnesss and International Speaker and Changemaker MacCartney
Wellbeing is everywhere and the workplace is arguable one of the most important environments to contribute to the support or detriment of our wellbeing This expert and varied panel will be discussing what you can do as an employer, a leader or HR professional to create the best possible ways for your employees (and business!) to flourish.
The No Dig Garden
Head Kitchen Gardener Claire Pullinger
Enjoy a stroll around our kitchen garden and catch a walking talk on how best to grow your own vegatables with the No Dig tecnique. Our very own Kitchen Gardener Claire Pullinger will explain this very simple and effective practice that both saves time and energy and provides excellent and tasty fresh produce
The Habitat Affect
Author Anna Cherry
Have you ever asked yourself how the place where you live affects your life? How do the energy qualities of your home/workplace, the type of building, the rooms, the open spaces, the stuff you hold onto, impact the quality of your experiences? This insightful book suggests how you can use your home surroundings and your mental-emotional experiences to enrich your life and the lives of all those with whom you connect. The Habitat Affect encourages you to think about your current lifestyle and future aspirations. The book offers a challenging tool - the 9 Enrichments Experience – inspiring you ‘mindfully’ to create your personal choices-for-change. By way of support, you implement physical Focus Features around your home which act as positive prompts of your definite intention to make best use of your lifetime.
MOVE & FLOW TENT
Go Deep - Yin Yoga (45mins)
Lucy McCormack, One for All Yoga
Get in touch with your body’s Yin nature through a practice that offers instruction in posture, breath, mind-body connection and a variety of techniques to optimise health and vitality. To practise Yin Yoga is to practise postures with relaxed muscles and to hold for a few minutes in each pose. In this class we will take our time to work slowly and deeply into the hips and legs.
Moving Meditation Hatha Yoga (45mins)
Life is all about experiences and Mahesh loves to shine a light for those looking to explore yoga for the first time, or just to sit and be in the present moment. Mahesh’s approach to Yoga is to live your life as simply and mindfully as you possible can, understanding that life can be very challenging for us all. But with a still mind and compassion in your heart life is a little easier. Simple living, higher thinking.
This class will build an awareness of the body and breath, the beautiful connection of this combination. Finding the stillness within, gentle session for all levels.
Introduction to Pilates (45mins)
Jane Vatcher, Harbour Pilates
Ex-professional dancer Jane trained to become an instructor with the internationally renowned educators, Stott Pilates. In this class she will lead us in a controlled concentrated strengthening programme that tones, sculpts and lengthens muscles, promotes improved circulation by oxygenating the blood though full breath patterns and mobilises the spine in all directions.
Flow Yoga (45mins)
Jesse Warde, One for All Yoga
Jesse will guide you through a Yoga Flow class to warm up the body and help you find the strength and balance you need to perform fundamental Hatha Yoga postures. This class will introduce beginners to the foundations of Yoga and will refine poses and transitions for the practising Yogi. Learn techniques that will take your practice to the next level - whatever that may be.
“Wild & free”Quintessential Qoya - (45mins)
Movement to remember your essence is wise,Rooted in earth based mother cultures, Qoya is a womens’ movement practice that combines the teachings of yoga, dance, shamanic healing and tantra.
Qoya brings the wisdom of your body, expressed through feelings, to the forefront of your awareness, allowing you to get out of your head and into your body. Less head, more body. This is a revolutionary formula in our current mind-dominant culture. By reconnecting to the wisdom of our bodies, we gain clarity and side step the tricks of the mind. Qoya is a moving meditation like no other. It is simple, open to all women and undeniably life changing.
Side effects of Qoya may include extreme joy, feminine sensuality, bold life changing decisions and unapologetic truthfulness!
Chakra Yoga Flow (60mins)
Join Pip, Co-Founder of Tonic Retreats, on a journey through the 7 chakras using yoga asana, breathwork, visualisation and moving meditation to release and restore the chakra system. This flowing Vinyasa yoga style class creates a dance like movement practice as we tune into our body beyond the physical self.
Guided Meditation (45mins)
In this session you will learn aspects of posture and a variety of techniques which will help you to work with your thoughts and emotions, enabling you to deal with the challenges and stresses of modern living. This session is suitable for complete beginners or people who would like to revisit meditation.
“Radiant Breath” (45mins)
Breathwork Sonja Lockyer
This beuatiful breath work session will take you through a foundational understanding of your own breath and how it impacts your feelings and state of mind.
Gentle and meditative, you will explore breath practices that are the key to your ability to stand back and observe your internal landscape, without being lost in the circus of the mind. Suitable for complete beginners and experienced yogis alike.
Guided Meditation for Men (45mins)
Seeker and yoga teacher Mahesh to started a Meditation group called All Us Men in May 2017, this has been a great success in helping men from all walks of life discover the wonderment of meditation. He possees a unique down-to-earth approach to sharing his spiritual wisdom and wehtehr you meditate or now we encourage you to come sit with the brotherhood and learn the benefits of gentle stillness.
“Sonic Massgage” Sound Healing Bath
Heal your body… Calm the mind… Deeply Relax.
A Sonic Massage from head to toe, from inside to outside.
Deep nourishment for your Body, Mind and Soul!
Relax, release and rejuvenate with a sound healing bath combined with Sacred Singing. Allow the Yoga Nidra, healing vibrations of the Gong, Voice, Tibetan & Crystal Bowls and meditation to help you unwind, soothe any tension away and allow prana to flow freely, bringing you health, peace of mind and deep relaxation.
Sit down, take a break and sooth the senses with beautiful ambient perfroamcen from the master of instrumental chill out music
Emily Burridge is a virtuoso cellist, composer and performer, whose deft improvisational and compositional skills create sublime music, fluidly crossing genres both classical and contemporary. ‘Out of the Blue’ – A series of pieces composed by Emily for solo cello from her acclaimed double Album “Out of the Blue & Into the Amazon” Through employing the use of sampling and looping pedals, originally designed for guitar, she has developed an exciting program of original new music for the cello, enabling her to record and create multi-layered harmonious compositions. The result is a ‘spellbinding innovative performance’.
Lyla Foy is a London songwriter and solo artist. She has shared stages with The National, Sharon Van Etten, Midlake, Phosphorescent and Fleet Foxes. Lyla also sings and plays bass with psychedelic 6-piece, Mono Club, fronted by Goldheart Assembly's John Herbert.
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