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Fun And Flow Vinyasa

Looking for a creative, playful yoga class to get energized? This is an upbeat, smooth flowing practice that includes plenty of stretching and some strengthening and balance poses. Whilst the class is geared towards a moderate level, there are alignment cues and modifications, so you're welcome to make the class as gentle or challenging as you like. We end the class in a luxurious savasana and sometimes a guided meditation to keep the good vibes going. Suitable for all levels including complete beginners.

Saturdays 10.00-11.30
With: Shirley Brooks
£14
Open to All
No booking required

Saturday Morning Meditation Drop-in

A morning exploring the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana (loving kindness) practices. The session includes sitting, some gentle movement and walking meditation. Suitable for all levels of experience.

Saturday 10.15-12.45


With: Karunagita, Singhashri, Vajramitra, Maitrisambhava
£10/ £5 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Saturday Morning Meditation and Buddhism Drop-in class ***New***

From 6 October, the Saturday morning class will include a Buddhism option.

We start with meditation at 10:15, then once a month there is the talk (for more information click here) and the other Saturdays the talk themes continue in the second half in an interactive format.

October: attachment, generosity and liberation.

November: hatred and kindness.

December: ignorance and awakening.

The first half will be suitable for newcomers or experienced meditators.

Saturdays 10.15-12.45
With: Ratnaprabha & Sat morning team
£10/ £5 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Young People at NLBC (Sub35)

Are you between 18 and 35 years old and interested in Buddhism?

Are you tired of the stories that dominate our personal and public lives? Do you have a sense that there must be something else, but don’t yet know what it is?

With discussion, exploration and meditation, plus coffee and croissants, we will connect with what is meaningful and ask what Buddhism can offer us to transform ourselves and the world.

Every third Saturday of the month
10.30-13.00
On 18 Aug, 15 Sept, 20 Oct, 17 Nov and 15 Dec
With: Sub35 team
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Vinyasa Krama

A class with a focus on strengthening, stretching and alignment. A full body workout that helps develop an understanding of asana/posture and yoga practice in general. This practice can be incorporated into our daily lives and helps us to relax.

The class is open to all levels and good for beginners.

Saturdays 11:45-13:00.
With: Seamus Casey
£14
Open to All
No booking required

Iyengar Yoga

The Iyengar method places special focus on developing strength, endurance and correct body alignment in addition to flexibility and relaxation.

Classes are sequenced, emphasise precision, include a variety of poses and are designed to concentrate on different aspects promoting overall well-being.

Regular practice is energising and promotes excellent body awareness.

A yoga practice for anyone and everyone!

Saturdays 13.15-14.45
With: Fran Nixon
£14
Open to All
No booking required

Drumming Workshop

18.00-19.20 African Drum tuition. Suitable for beginners and intermediate.

19.20-20.00 Drum circle open to all.

Every Saturday
With: Shakyasiddhi, Simon & friends
£12/£10 concession. Drum hire £2
Open to All
No booking required

Autumn Sangha Walk (Sun 18 Nov)

A gently paced walk along the Parkland Walk, through Highgate Woods and Queen's Wood finishing at Finsbury Walk.

Meet NLBC for an 11am departure.

Ask Kusala or Clive for more details.

Sun 18 Nov 2018, 11:00 - 16:00
With: Clive, Kusala
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Sangha Day Festival (Sun 25 Nov 2018)

On Sangha Day we celebrate our spiritual community by creating a strong sense of collective practice.
A Day to enjoy each others company and to rejoice in our friendships in the wider sangha (community).

Programme:
11.30 Doors open (until 12.00)
12.00 Meditation
13.00 Lunch. Please bring veggie food to share.
(Doors open 13.00-14.30)
14.30 Special event
16.00 Tea break
(Doors open 16.00-16.30)
16.30 Talk by Ratnaprabha
17.30 Festive Puja

Sun 25 Nov 2018, 12:00 - 19:00
With: Ratnaprabha
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Live Budcasts: The World is Burning ***New regular event***

Free public talks on Buddhism by our new chair, Ratnaprabha, all welcome. The events are free, donations are welcome.

Sat 6 Oct 'Needing nothing', on desire and liberation. For Budcast Please click here


Sat 3 Nov 'Rejecting no-one' on hatred and kindness. For Budcast Please click here


Sat 1 Dec 'Seeing unobstructed' on delusion and enlightenment.

Every first Saturday of the month:
Sat 6 Oct, Sat 3 Nov and 1 Dec;
11.30-12.45
With: Ratnaprabha
Free event. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Live Budcasts: The World is Burning ***New regular event***

Free public talks on Buddhism by our new chair, Ratnaprabha, all welcome. The events are free, donations are welcome.

Sat 6 Oct 'Needing nothing', on desire and liberation. For Budcast Please click here


Sat 3 Nov 'Rejecting no-one' on hatred and kindness. For Budcast Please click here


Sat 1 Dec 'Seeing unobstructed' on delusion and enlightenment.

Every first Saturday of the month:
Sat 6 Oct, Sat 3 Nov and 1 Dec;
11.30-12.45
With: Ratnaprabha
Free event. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Live Budcasts: The World is Burning ***New regular event***

Free public talks on Buddhism by our new chair, Ratnaprabha, all welcome. The events are free, donations are welcome.

Sat 6 Oct 'Needing nothing', on desire and liberation. For Budcast Please click here


Sat 3 Nov 'Rejecting no-one' on hatred and kindness. For Budcast Please click here


Sat 1 Dec 'Seeing unobstructed' on delusion and enlightenment.

Every first Saturday of the month:
Sat 6 Oct, Sat 3 Nov and 1 Dec;
11.30-12.45
With: Ratnaprabha
Free event. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Mindful Communication Workshop - Sat 8 Dec 2018

We'll be looking at how we can bring mindfulness and compassion into everyday communication including our use of social media, the internet and technology.
Suitable for newcomers to mindfulness or if you'd like to top-up your practice of mindfulness and/or compassion.

With Lokadhi Lloyd, MA, PGDip (Mindfulness), PGDip (Psychosynthesis), BACP. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about mindfulness practice and courses.

Please bring vegetarian lunch to share.

Lokadhi has extensive experience and training in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. Please click here for more about Lokadhi, or click here
for more about mindfulness training with Lokadhi.

Sat 8 Dec 2018, 10.30-16.00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£50
£30 on benefits

Open to All
Booking required (17 places left)

Metta Day (Sun 9 Dec)

Immerse yourself in Metta: friendliness, kindness, unconditional love - how that might look in our daily lives, how it transforms and how it can be developed.

A day retreat exploring different approaches to metta and the Metta Bahvana meditation through practice and discussion.

Please book but you are also welcome to join on the day.

Bring veggie lunch to share

Sun 9 Dec 2018, 10:00-17:00
With: Karunagita, Maitrisambhava
Suggested donation £40/ £25 /£15
Open to All
Booking required

WATER - an elemental Qigong workshop (Dec)

Water is our deep potential to develop and change. It is essential to life, and in a very real sense we are water.
When the Water Element is healthy it can affect the whole balance of yin and yang forces in the body and bring about deep vitality. Water is fluidity and flow, and these aspects, as well as its connection with the Kidney and Bladder organs and meridians, will be explored in both moving and static forms.
These forms will include some inspired by the Bear, the animal associated with Water in the Five Elements system.

The day will be gently paced and will be perfectly suitable for the beginner.

Sun 9 Dec 2016, 10:00-14:00
With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
Costs,
£44 waged
£32 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Intensives (Dec 2018)

A chance to focus in more detail on the depth and scope of this style of yoga, guided by the pioneering work of Vanda Scaravelli.

Suitable for students with some experience, we will dive into some more dynamic sequences and explore some stronger poses such as backbends and inversions to discover the joys and benefits that they can bring.

With time to break down the progression towards more demanding poses so that the journey becomes accessible and enjoyable for all.'

Sun 16 Dec - 10.00-13.00
With: Anna Jones
Costs,
£36
£24 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Iyengar Yoga monthly workshop (Jan 2019)

These workshops offer an opportunity to work more deeply on your practice. You will learn and improve your understanding of the highly regarded Iyengar system of yoga with a highly regarded and popular teacher.

All welcome to attend.

Sun 6 Jan 2019 - 10:00-12:00
With: Aubrey Maasdorp
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Women’s class - every second Saturday of the Month

Women’s class with guest speakers:

***10 Nov – This class has been cancelled.***

14-16 Dec - women's class retreat at Vajrasana. For more information please click here

Every second Saturday of the month,
14:15-17:00.

With: Bodhamayi, Karunagita and Team
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Welcome the New Year with a joyful, intention-setting yoga practice!

Take a couple of hours out for yourself in the new year to set your sankalpa, your deepest heart’s desire, for 2019.

In this workshop, we will lead you through pranayama (breath work) for better breathing; we’ll create the conditions to set your sankalpa and move into flowing sequences to detox, open your heart and set your yoga practice on the right path for the new year. We’ll conclude with relaxing postures so you’ll leave feeling recharged.

This workshop is suitable for all levels including beginners.

Sun 13 Jan 2019 - 11.00-13.00
With: Sian O'Neill, Alison Leighton
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Breathworks: Mindfulness Taster Session

Whether you are experienced in mindfulness and would like a refresher, or are considering taking an eight week mindfulness course, starting next week on Sun 7 October, just come along.

Learn how mindfulness can give you more space, calm and relaxation in your daily life in a friendly and warm environment.

Sat 19 Jan 2019
14.00 - 17.00
With: Niccy Lowit
By donation
Open to All
Booking required (23 places left)

Weekend Sangha Retreat - Theme to be confirmed

Join Lalitaraja and Visuddhimati for the next in their series of weekend retreats. An opportunity to deepen your practice in a supportive and friendly context. The retreat will be held at Redfield Retreat Centre in Buckinghamshire.
For those who know our Triratna meditation practices.

Fri evening 25 Jan 2019 - Sun 27 Jan 2019
With: Visuddhimati, Lalitaraja
Costs,
£175
£140 low income
£95 concessions

Open to All
Booking required (16 places left)

Stand Alone Mindfulness and Compassion Practice Day
Sat 26 Jan 2019

Theme to be announced

Sat 26 Jan 2019, 11.00-16.00
With: Lokadhi
Costs,
£50
£30 on benefits

Open to All
Booking required (24 places left)

Iyengar Yoga monthly workshop (Feb 2019)

These workshops offer an opportunity to work more deeply on your practice. You will learn and improve your understanding of the highly regarded Iyengar system of yoga with a highly regarded and popular teacher.

All welcome to attend.

Sun 3 Feb 2019 - 10:00-12:00
With: Aubrey Maasdorp
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Breathworks: Mindfulness for Health (start Sat 9 Feb 2019)

Mindfulness for Health integrates mindfulness, compassion, a supportive mindful movement practice, and practical components from modern pain and medical condition management.

These techniques, backed with huge amounts of medical research, have helped thousands of people over the years. This course is for anyone living with pain or a chronic health condition

Breathworks has been offering mindfulness courses since 2001, and the effectiveness of our approach has been demonstrated by clinical research.

Sat 9 Feb - Sat 30 Mar 2019
(8 afternoons)
14.30 - 17.00
With: Niccy Lowit
Costs,
£200
£150 low income
£100 on benefits

Prices include materials.
Open to All
Booking required

Follow up day/ Taster Day and Mindfulness Catch Up - Sun 31 Mar 2019

Practice session for those who have completed an MBCT or CMBT course and an introduction for those who wish to find out more about this approach.

Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: CERT Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness teacher at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behavior, Addiction and Trauma / DIP Trauma / EMDR.

Sun 31 Mar 2019
13.30-17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
By donation
Open to All
No booking required