Mind-Body-Awareness Workshops

Mind-Body-Awareness workshops aim to help improve posture, help you learn ways to release unwanted stress and tension, enable you to feel more calm and relaxed and have a bit of fun. Groups are friendly and relaxed. Tea and coffee are provided. Workshops are suitable for adults of all ages and fitness levels.

Workshop details:

Aim: The workshops aim to offer a range of tools and techniques to help you to feel balanced, poised, calm and centered; to help you let go of unwanted tension in your body, especially the neck, back and shoulders, and allow you to breathe more easily.

Content: These 3 hour workshops combine mind-body-awareness approaches from the Alexander Technique, Mindfulness and Pilates. Part 1 offers an introduction to mind-body-awareness. In part 2, there is an emphasis on mindful living. We explore how to bring mind-body-awareness into our daily life to help us stay as happy and healthy as possible for as long as possible.

You’ll be introduced to a range of techniques including the Alexander Technique to help improve posture and ease of movement. There will be a range of meditation practices and guided visualisations including breathing techniques to help you feel calm and grounded. Through slow gentle movement based on Pilates and the Alexander Technique, you’ll learn new ways to move and release tension in your body.

This is not an exercise class. All movement is slow and gentle and is suitable for people of all fitness levels. There is no religious or spiritual content.

What do I need?

Please bring a Yoga mat, thick cushion, thick blanket and wear warm comfortable clothes and an extra pair of socks if you like cosy feet.

More about the activities in the workshop…

Gentle movement

We’ll explore gentle movement either in a chair, lying on a mat or standing. You’ll learn how to tune into your body and using ideas from the Alexander Technique combined with simple, easy Pilates-based movements, you’ll learn how to release unwanted tension in your body to help improve posture and mobility.


You’ll explore a range of meditation, visualisation and breathing techniques to help you to focus, feel calm and grounded. You are encouraged to stay within your comfort zone. If you are not comfortable with an approach alternatives can be offered.

Mind-body-awareness in daily life

We’ll spend some time exploring mind-body-awareness in daily life to help us to really enjoy the simple pleasures and appreciate the lovely things that we rarely notice.