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Whole Being Day Retreat

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED – WATCH OUT FOR UPDATES

A one-day retreat offering a recharge for body, mind and spirit. The day includes a number of organised sessions/workshops as well as space for communal gathering or silent reflection. The main components of the day are: Yoga for health, with Clare Taylor of Light Tribe Yoga (see below); Mindfulness meditation; Nutrition for optimal health, a holistic introduction to healthy eating, by nutritional expert Jana Kolcova; and Walk the labyrinth, a profound meditative walk into the self. A raw lunch will be included in the price.

For further information see: https://newsletter543.wixsite.com/wholebeing

See Clare and Simon talking about the event here:

https://www.facebook.com/claretaylor.zero1/posts/10155655698987505?notif_t=like&notif_id=1504301419417345

To book tickets (£85, £50 concessions), contact info@rpuc.org.uk. Or click on the PayPal link below.


Entry prices



 

Light Tribe Yoga

A new yoga-based community for people who want more wellness, peace and resilience in their lives. If you caring for someone you are especially welcome, and mental health carers registered with the Carers In Mind (Richmond Borough Mind) community receive a discount on classes. Members of RPUC also gain the same discount. Yoga movements will be flowing sequences and held postures, with options for all. It’s ideal if you can get in touch before you come to let me know to expect you, but you can drop in unannounced too. Payment is made either in advance (contact me and I will give you the bank details for an online transfer) or in cash at the class.

About the teacher

My name is Clare, and I am a 500 hour qualified yoga teacher, fully insured. I trained with YogaLondon in 2013, 2015 and 2016, and have practised many forms of yoga and explored affiliated philosophies such as Buddhism, for 15 years. I’ve been teaching off and on since 2013. You can see a few reviews on my website, https://chaturanga-clare.com/reviews/. I am far from being an athlete, but I have gradually switched myself into a lifestyle that consistently tips towards healthy, but it is not about being perfect. I love challenging myself – physically, mentally (and even emotionally!) to expand my field of awareness. I’m currently doing that by running and indeed by teaching yoga, as I admit that I find that quite challenging. I am committed to lifelong learning, to improve myself for the benefit of all. I humbly share what I have learned, as it holds me accountable to my own practice … so come and join the light tribe and we’ll all go on a journey together 🙂

Tuesday 6.30–7.45 p.m.

Creative Journaling

The journaling group, all warmly welcomed, shares silence, then a check-in, and takes time for writing or reflection, some time for sharing as wished. Sometimes we work with a theme and sometimes the theme emerges out of our check-in.

First Friday of the month 7–8.30 p.m.

Dances of Universal Peace

The Dances are moving or danced and sung prayers or meditations/life celebrations inspired by the wisdom, sacred phrases and poetry of the world’s authentic spiritual traditions, which are sung as we dance in a circle. No previous experience required. £12; £6 (all usual concessions), or whatever you can pay – no one is turned away for lack of funds.

One Sunday a month 2–5 p.m. See the newsletter for confirmation of date or contact Lindsay Stevens at lindsayastevens@blueyonder.co.uk.

Stitches and Stories

Our craft and storytelling group meets to knit, crochet or sew items to be donated to charity. Good company and good causes make for a lovely afternoon.

First Wednesday of the month 1–3 p.m.

Gardening Club

A willing band of volunteers meets once a month to keep our garden and grounds looking lovely. Coffee and companionship to follow. All welcome, green fingers not required.

First Saturday of the month 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Reflective Mind breakfasts

Once a month, we meet for breakfast before the Sunday service to share food and deep reflection and discussion on a chosen theme.

One Sunday a month, 9.30–11 a.m. Check the newsletter for details

Book club

A bi-monthly book club discussing books on a broadly spiritual theme. Dates and books to be read are given in advance in the newsletter, or contact Rev. Simon Ramsay for details.

Occasional Wednesdays, 7–8.30 p.m. Check the newsletter for details

 

And it is not unknown for us to gather together in companionship around a shared meal. All are welcome to join us.

Christmas dinner

For details of all our activities, please consult our monthly newsletter, the Flame.