Another year nearly over already!
The last classes before Christmas will be this coming Wednesday 12th December at Hindley and Friday 14th December at Trinity. Parbold course finished last Sunday 9th December.
New courses for 2013 are as follows:-
Starts Ends Venue Day Time
4th Jan 8th Feb Trinity United Reformed Church Friday 13:45-14:45
6th Jan 10th Feb Parbold W.I. Hall Sunday 10:00-11:00
9th Jan 13th Feb Hindley Martial Arts Centre Wednesday 18:45-19:45
- Please see classes page for full address. All courses are advance booking.
- Course fee is £24 and allows you to carry forward up to 2 sessions to a future course or to one of the alternative courses, subject to availability.
Please drop an email if you would like to be added to the list for one of the above courses. We would love you to join us!
In the meantime, wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas and a Fantastic New Year!
I thought I would share some words I found in an old copy of Hindley Unitarian Chapel’s monthly newsletter. The fondly remembered former minister and former leader of the Meditational Fellowship, David Monk, spoke a great deal about staying in the present moment and these words reflect his mantra “Be Here Now” most aptly:
“If you think peace and happiness are somewhere else and you run after them, you will never arrive.
It is only when you realise that peace and happiness are available here in the present moment that you will be able to relax.
In daily life, there is so much to do and so little time.
You may feel pressured to run all the time.
Touch the ground of the present moment deeply and you will touch real peace and joy.”
From “Walking Meditation” by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Hindley Yoga Group will be moving to a new venue at Hindley Family Martial Arts Centre from 14th November. For address details, please see the Classes page.
The group will still be available as a drop in session for the rest of 2012 and will move to advance booking from January.
Please note the Sunday morning Shevington group has relocated to Parbold from 7th October.
Please see Classes Page for full details.
Please note the last class at Shevington is on Sunday 10th September.
Looking to recommence from Sunday 7th October from a new venue in the local area – please watch this space.
If you are interested in joining the new group – please email for details.
The last class at the Beech Hill Surestart Centre will be this Friday 7th September. Thank you to all the staff at the Surestart Centre for their support!
From Friday 21st September, the class will recommence at the same time of 13:45 at:
Trinity United Reformed Church, Milton Grove, Wigan. WN1 2PG
(Near the Cherry Gardens roundabout)
See Classes page for full details.
Please enjoy this very beautiful short film by Tim Freke.
Event: An Introduction To Meditation
Led by Richard Bober – leader of The Meditational Fellowship
When: Saturday 16th June, 2012
Time: 1pm to 5pm
Where: Hindley Unitarian Chapel, Presbyterian Fold,
Off Ladies Lane, Hindley, Wigan. WN2 3LA
Tickets: £6.00 – limited numbers so book early!
For further information or tickets, please email or call.
This event was a resounding success! Richard is a wonderful teacher and there were positive comments all round following the session. Watch this space for further events later in the year!
Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one’s being, from bodily health to self realisation. Yoga means union – the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day to day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.
“Concentrating on poses clears the mind, while focusing on the breath helps the body shift out of fight or flight mode”
“Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.”