Mindfulness is a simple form of meditation which consists of focusing attention on your breath and observing your thoughts as they arise in your mind. The practice is proven to bring about long-term changes in mood, happiness and wellbeing, making it the perfect complement to your hot yoga routine.
Mindfulness can make a difference to anyone looking to improve themselves and their day-to-day performance. For this reason it’s used as much by multinational corporations for their senior level staff as it is by the NHS for patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Here at the Hot Yoga Society, we practice mindfulness alongside hot yoga, to give ourselves a clear mind and focus on the stuff that matters in life. For members it can be integrated into your routine, either as a free weekly Mindfulness session before or after class, or as part of a short 90 minute workshop or the MBSR 8-week course.
A Mindolistic session is a little holiday from your everyday mind, a mental massage combining elements of Mindfulness, guided meditation and some aspects of hypnotherapy.
A session of pure chillness to leave you refreshed and rejuvenated.
Open to all levels we can’t recommend this class highly enough, especially if you’ve never tried mindfulness or meditation before.
Date: 21st April
free mindfulness taster session
Every month we offer a FREE Mindfulness taster session either in the studio space or in the corridor space adjacent to our yoga room. Simon, an experienced Mindfulness teacher, will guide you through this Mindfulness Meditation. Perfect to set you up for the week ahead as well as helping you to understand a little about Mindfulness Meditation and the benefits it can bring.
Date of next class TBC
No need to bring anything with you and you can come wearing yoga clothes or regular clothing. Booking is required as spaces are limited.
(60 minute meditation class)
Enjoy a 60 minute Mindfulness Meditation in our warm yoga room.
The core skill that you will learn is ‘mindfulness’; a way of paying attention, on purpose and non-judgementally, to what goes on in the present moment in your body, mind, and the world around you. Mindfulness can enable you to see things differently, undoing mental and physical knots and tensions. It can increase your sense of personal confidence, of having more options and more strength to face the different challenges in your life.
Enjoy a 60 minute class based meditation which you can book via our class schedule
Cost is as per usual class pricing/membership
Date: Date of next class TBC
MBSR - mindfulness based stress reduction course with Simon Heale
The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course we run is an 8 week course designed to help you learn new ways of handling difficult physical sensations, feelings and moods.
The core skill that you will learn is ‘mindfulness’; a way of paying attention, on purpose and non-judgementally, to what goes on in the present moment in your body, mind, and the world around you.
Mindfulness can enable you to see things differently, undoing mental and physical knots and tensions. It can increase your sense of personal confidence, of having more options and more strength to face the different challenges in your life.
Most people completing MBSR programmes report that they gain lasting benefits, such as:
- more energy and enthusiasm
- a greater capacity for relaxation
- enhanced self-confidence
- an increased ability to handle stressful situations
The course is based on an amalgamation of the MBSR course developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in the USA and the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course, developed by Segal, Williams and Teasdale.
Our Monday course is taught over eight 90 minute sessions at weekly intervals.
The course comprises of everyone working together as a group. On them, you will learn several key mindfulness practices and have the chance to discuss these and your experience of them in the group.
Home practice is an important part of the course, and each participant is required to undertake to do 40 to 60 minutes of this, six days per week, between each class.
Date: Date of next course TBC
Time: 6.45pm – 8.15pm
Location: Psychosynthesis Trust, 92-94 Tooley Street, London Bridge, SE1 2TH
NB. please ‘check in’ each week to Psychosynthesis Centre. More details will be emailed following booking and in advance of week 1.
Listen to some audio samples of the mindfulness classes to get a sense of what the HYS mindfulness class is all about.
Hot Yoga Society taster
mindfulness taster session
three minute breathing space
a 12 minute meditation on loving kindness.