Courses & Events

Small Groups. English-language instruction

Whether you are new to Mindfulness or an experienced practitioner, we have courses and events for you. Come and explore what mindfulness can do for you, refresh your knowledge or deepen your practice.

Silent Retreat Day on 21 May
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course

Intensive online MBSR starting 2022
Complete this classic course in just THREE weeks for €395

Stress is one of the biggest health-risk factors in our lives, greatly impacting both mental and physical health. Mindfulness meditation is one of the best ways to reduce stress and improve your emotional well-being. It also improves focus, supports habit change, and may help protect your memory.

The MBSR course is ideal for everyone who seeks to improve well-being, especially if you want to:
• learn how to deal with stress
• learn how to deal with difficult emotions, like tension, anxiety or pain
• spend less energy on worrying
• be able to enjoy a busy life
• find more moments of joy, peace and inner stillness
• increase your energy levels

This course follows the internationally-recognised 8-week MBSR curriculum, as developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Taught in this way, the program is scientifically proven to reduce stress and allow us to enjoy a better quality of life. We learn to become aware of the mind’s tendency to wander between worrying about the past and the future. And we discover that there is an alternative, a space of conscious choice.
The simple but powerful techniques learned provide tools to experience a greater sense of satisfaction and peace.

I felt at ease for the duration of the course. I liked the small group environment and safety to share our unique perspectives. There was a sense of warmth, peace, and togetherness.

– Josephine

8 sessions of 2.5 hours
Live Online: Mondays 19.00-21.30 hours
In-person: Wednesdays 19-21.30 hours
Silent Practice Day as optional add-on

The program is experiential and comprises active participation rather than passive learning, taught in a supportive group environment. The course has eight sessions of 2.5 hours plus an optional (highly recommended!) whole practice day. The MBSR program taught in this structure has been widely proven to significantly improve well-being, with lasting effect.
Each session includes:
• guided meditations (sitting, walking, lying)
• practical mindfulness daily life exercises
• discussing and sharing practice experiences
As well as these exercises and theory, additional course materials are provided for daily home practice:
• Course workbook
• Audio recordings of guided meditations
• Worksheets for home practice

Each session has a theme:
• Session 1: Introduction to Mindfulness
• Session 2: Exploring Perception and how it affects Responses
• Session 3: The power of being present: Living all our moments
• Session 4: Stress Reactivity
• Session 5: Responding to stress with awareness
• Session 6: Building Resilience
• Session 7: Integrating Mindfulness for better Self-care
• Session 8: A Mindful Life – Maintaining the practice

Enquire about START DATES 2022
New courses start regularly

Complete this classic course in just FOUR WEEKS
19.00-21.30 hours
DATES to suit you

Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL) Course

Are you too hard on yourself at times? Or on others? Feeling stressed? Well-being begins with love, kindness and compassion for yourself. Learning to embrace yourself and your imperfections gives you the resilience needed to thrive.

The MBCL course offers a scientifically-proven way to accept yourself, with practical steps to become more confident, less self-critical and kinder to yourself. Research shows that the ability to develop mindful compassion towards oneself and others has a profound impact on our minds, health and happiness, and on those around us.

Love and Compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.

Dalia Lama

MBCL can help if you are looking for:
• Ways to deal more wisely with the stresses of life
• A healthier balance between caring for others and yourself
• Sustainable ways to cultivate more kindness, happiness, health and harmony – at work, at home, in your relationships
• Science-based practices

Suited to experienced practitioners, this follow-up course is for anyone wishing to deepen their mindfulness skills with compassion for a healthier, happier life and more fulfilling relationships.

8 sessions of 2.5 hours

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Introduction to Mindfulness Course

Introduction to Mindfulness

Learn how to switch off auto-pilot, tune into how you really feel, and consciously create what you really want on a daily basis.

A 6-week course providing a complete foundation in Mindfulness for beginners, or a refresher if you are already acquainted with the practice. It is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR), but offers a shorter, ‘lighter’ first introduction to the practice of mindfulness.

6 sessions of 90 minutes

STARTS on demand
Minimum 4 participants

Silent Retreat Day
Saturday 21 May

This nurturing one-day retreat is a ‘time-out’ just for you!
A time to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit; to reconnect with
your authentic self.

We invite you to awaken your senses and embrace the energy of the season for a day of inner renewal. Free yourself from your to-do list, explore Mindfulness and emerge feeling lighter, more joyful and more balanced.

The day is spent in restful silence – taking time to just be still and quiet gives our nervous system a chance to regain balance, bringing our inner world in harmony with the outer world. That’s why our retreat is set in a green, secluded location with absolute peace and tranquility, where you can relax and reconnect with nature, enjoying calming meditation and revitalizing outdoor walks.

Our chef, Alois

A light, vegetarian lunch is lovingly and freshly-prepared for us by my husband, a professional chef! And fruit, tea and water is available all day.

Read more about the benefits of a silent retreat here

Arrival, with tea
Grounding meditation to come to stillness; tuning in to the body with gentle Mindful Movement practice; a flow of meditation practices including body scan, sitting meditation and mindful walking in nature.
A light vegetarian lunch, with Mindful Eating practice.
Resuming our meditation practices, including walking, sitting and a Loving-Kindness meditation. Ending with dissolving the silence, group dialogue and closing the circle.
Goodbyes, with tea and cookies

DATE: Saturday 21 May 2022, €80
10.30-15.30 hours.
Freshly prepared lunch, fruit and tea included

Saturday 12 or 19 March
Saturday 2 April
Saturday 21 May
Saturday 4 or 11 June