Mindfulness Courses in Devon, UK
Mindfulness Courses in Devon, UK
A few years ago, the Universe guided me to transition my working life from searching for my next research contract as a university academic to teaching Mindfulness courses in the community through a local NHS partnership called Devon Recovery Learning Community (DRLC).
DRLC offers a free-of-charge course curriculum as an opportunity to learn about mental health and ways to live a meaningful, productive and fulfilling life.
Being of service with the DRLC allows me to share the beauty and freeing power of Meditation in all its forms with many people of different backgrounds and life conditions.
My courses with DRLC are listed below and are accessible to all.
Check the Calendar Page for dates, venues and times.
Do join me – I would love to see you there!
And if you decide to take that extra step and go deeper, then there is the invitation to join me in the Awakenings workshops and retreats that take place throughout the year! Have a look here for details.
A Day of Mindfulness immersion
In this full-day of Mindfulness we will engage in activities that invite us to experience ourselves and others with more openness and clarity.
Mindful activities will include sitting, walking, moving, inquiry, short intervals of silence as well as listening/communicating with others.
Some of the themes we will explore will include challenging emotions and safely expressing them, sourcing our personal resilience, self-love, and connecting to something bigger.
Aspasia, Thank you for leading this course. I’ve enjoyed and learnt new ways to meditate and also I’m starting to understand the true meaning of Mindfulness! Hope to follow and expand this forwards!
Move with Mindfulness, Move with Life
The day explores gentle and dynamic movement, music, free flow dance expression, singing, journaling, drawing and opening the senses to Nature as integral ways to cultivate more presence, freedom and love in our lives.
We will move and create with feelings, textures, space, sensations, hopes and fears, and the whole spectrum of internal life.
A safe space is offered for creative experimentation alone and with others, so as to expand our capacity to live life in a more relaxed body that moves with life.
Thank you so much Aspasia. You have made Mindfulness much easier! Especially with your calm and inspirational voice! I have at last found that I can accept the difficult part of meditation and move further. Wonderful! Hope to join you again.
I really enjoyed the course and I’d love to engage more, so hope there will be more courses like this. Without a doubt, you have a great gift as a teacher and facilitator, so sincere thanks for another amazing course.
Turn Struggle into Strength
Focusing on the negative impact of traumatic events can be overwhelming or damaging to our mental health and well-being.
This 3-week course explores Resilience and Love as practices that can help us become stronger and thrive through challenging and traumatic events.
We will explore meditation, Loving Kindness practice, reflecting on ones trauma/challenge, communication skills, dealing with the self-critic, connecting with others & with something bigger, identifying one’s deeper purpose and setting aspirations.
Thank you for this course. I know I missed sessions and I felt really defeated. When I received your phone call, it really picked me up and I really felt welcome to continue with the next session. I feel that I as a person really learnt from those sessions and I am glad that I attended and learnt some skills to add to my life. I really felt that you listened and the group and your sessions made me feel good – you were very calming for me. A big thank you! (Female participant)
Mindfulness at the Museum
Regardless of how familiar you are with art, through Mindfulness you will have an opportunity to encounter paintings, objects and space in a new way that can also benefit your mental health.
We will open our senses to and handle collections, attend to paintings and art works in the galleries, and sense colour, brush stroke, texture and composition.
We will explore the museum as a creative, supportive and meditative space for our well-being.
I had an amazing time! I love going to museums and I particularly liked handling collections mindfully. I experienced a lot of calmness in the course and got a lot more understanding about my difficult life at the moment – thank you so much! (Male participant)
Alive and Creative on Dartmoor and Exmoor with Mindfulness
This 3-week course is a journey into the wilderness as a way to rediscover how Nature can support our bodies, minds and spirits.
Mindfulness in Nature is a path to self-discovery and a meditation practice that can re-orient our lives to more expansiveness, fulfilment and deeper love.
We will listen to the soothing sounds of the river and the sea, sit in the stillness of trees and immerse ourselves in short intervals of Silence.
Thank you for being so helpful, kind and supportive. I have learnt a lot about the power of Nature. I feel more calm, more peaceful and happy. Thank you so much! (Male participant)