Drop-in meditation, yoga and Sangha events

Qigong. The Meridian Sweep and the Eight Strands of Brocade with Susanne Lin Jensen

First Class Starts: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 16:00
Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Dec 22 2017

In this seven week course we are going to work with the Meridian Sweep and the Eight Strands of Brocade. One's health should be as highly treasured as silk brocade, hence this Qigong sequence is known as the The Eight Treasures.  Qigong is mainly practised for health reasons and  many benefits come from it.  7 weeks £50/45

Yoga for beginners with Joy Charnley

First Class Starts: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 17:30
Repeats every week every Tuesday 5 times

Joy qualified with Yoga Scotland in 2011 and since then has been teaching a range of classes and 1:1 sessions focussed on  body and breath awareness. This class is suitable for beginners or anyone wanting to consolidate their practice

Six week course from Tuesdays 7 November, 17.30-18.45

£9/£7 per class payable to Joy on the night

This class is also available to book as an 6 week block.  See our yoga page for details.

Essentials of Buddhism Level 1

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Dec 13 2017.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 19:00

A Six Week Introductory Course 

We investigate the three-fold path of Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom. Each evening starts with an introduction to meditation followed by a tea break and then study and discussion led by an experienced Buddhist. Participants progress through three levels of the study with Level 1 suitable for those completely new to Buddhism. The course will give a clear account of the foundations of the Buddha’s teachings. Participants enjoy the opportunity to discuss some of the big issues in life in the spirit of open enquiry and find out just how...

Iyengar Yoga level 1 with Pauline Hamilton. Postponed due to family bereavement

Repeats every week every Friday 4 times.
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 16:45

Postponed due to family bereavement. We will put  up new dates when we receive them.

Pauline is a qualified Iyengar Yoga teacher and has been practising yoga for over 12 years.

Her classes are suitable for complete beginners as well as regulars and will help you develop greater strength, improved posture and balance.

This is a 4 week block, which is also available on a pay per class basis. It runs from 5.45-6.45 pm. See our Drop-in page.

Book on line or by phone.

Tai Chi with Pete McLeod

Repeats every week every Friday 7 times except Fri Oct 13 2017, Fri Nov 03 2017.
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 16:30

Pete has been practising Tai Chi since 1994 and teaching since 2009.  He initially studied Yang style long form under Alistair Sutherland and then latterly studied the short form under Tom Williams.  Pete is a registered instructor with the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain.

The class caters for beginners & regulars and includes instruction in the Yang short form, Qigong (energy cultivation) and a short meditation.  The focus of the class is health and well-being.

Drop-In Yoga Class with Jinavamsa

First Class Starts: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 17:30
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Dec 20 2017 except Wed Jul 26 2017, Wed Sep 06 2017

This class are meant as an introduction to yoga and would be suitable for beginners and people with a limited experience of yoga. The course will introduce a short sequence of poses, which once learned can be practised with an emphasis on flowing movement and awareness of breathing.

Jinavamsa doesn't make a fixed charge for his class; he prefers to welcome donations, as appropriate to each individual. Please feel free to attend, and give whatever amount works for you.

Thursday Drop In Meditation

First Class Starts: Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 10:30
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Dec 21 2017 except Thu Mar 09 2017

This weekly meditation drop-in is suitable for complete beginners, and also those with some experience of the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana (development of loving kindness) meditations.  

The newcomers class covers the following areas: posture, body awareness, the foundations of mindfulness practice and developing kindness for oneself and others. Those new to meditation will gain a practical ability in the two foundation meditation practices we teach. Meditation can produce many benefits, from reducing stress and aiding sleep to enjoying clearer states of mind,...