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If you have happy memories of Trigonos or any other training centre that you have attended with CMRP Bangor and you would like to build more, we would love to see you at a FoB (Friends of Bangor) event.  Likewise, if you are interested in learning more about becoming a member, attending one of the events as a non-member is a great opportunity to see what this community is all about.

The events below are listed in chronological order (scroll down for on-going events such as Monthly drop-ins and Sitting groups).  Don’t forget to also check the Events by Members page for events held by Friends of Bangor members in your local area.  If you are a FoB member and would like to list your event, please let us know at info@friendsofbangor.org and we will add it to the page.

Click here for a link to more information about our Event Facilitators

If you would like to become a member before booking for an event, register for FoB membership here:  Membership Registration

 

FoB Community Virtual  Connection Event – Tuesday 15 January 2019

We are pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to engage with the Friends of Bangor community via an online forum.  Catherine Fortin has offered to facilitate the first FoB Community Virtual Connection event.  There is no need to register – simply join us online on the day.  To join the meeting on a computer or mobile device click here. To join by phone, the meeting ID is 373 013 232 and phone numbers are provided on our Zoom installation page.

The session will run from 12.30pm – 1.30pm.  It will open with a short mindfulness practice followed by a discussion on how participants would like to use this space (including expectations).  The suggestion is to agree on a Topic for Discussion which can be anything of relevance to the FoB community.  The session will close with a formal practice.

Please do get involved and let us know if there are particular topics that you would like to see covered.  This is intended to be a Community project (running every 2 weeks on a Tuesday lunch time) so if anyone would like to volunteer to facilitate a session (it’s only one hour and would be on Zoom), please let us know via info@friendsofbangor.org and we will pass your details on to Catherine.  We look forward to hearing from you!

FoB Connection Event – Mid South Coast – Friday 18 January 2019

Our Mid South Coast FoB Connection Event will be an afternoon event at Burton Community Centre, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 7NQ. Located in Dorset near the border of Hampshire. Local towns include Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and Ringwood.

Facilitator:  Vicky Walduck

Members: £10; non-members £20

Event times:  1300 – 1500

Vicky Walduck has completed an MSc in Mindfulness Based Approaches and is a mindfulness teacher and committee member for Friends of Bangor.

The FoB Connection Event is an opportunity for formal practice, reflection, connecting with your local mindfulness network and building links with CMRP and Bangor University.

This event is offered in the same spirit as all mindfulness-based approaches with the intention to co-create our time together. We offer a forum for personal practice, reflection and a chance to communicate your thoughts on current movements within the field to each other and CMRP.  We look forward to welcoming you in this endeavour.

This event is open to non-Friends of Bangor members who want to connect and find out more about Friends of Bangor.  Lunch is not included but teas and coffee will be provided.

Please feel free to contact us using the Contact Me form or if you would like to contact Vicky directly, please visit the website http://www.bournemouthmindfulness.org/index.html 

Register for this event here:  REGISTER

FoB Connection Event – Guildford, Surrey – Friday 8 March 2019

Our Guildford, Surrey FoB Connection Event is going to be held at

Old Billiard Room, Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH

Event times:  9.30am – 12 noon
Members: £5; non-members £15.

Facilitator:  Gill Johnson

Gill Johnson is a mindfulness teacher and events coordinator for Friends of Bangor.

The FoB Connection Event is an opportunity for formal practice, reflection, connecting with your local mindfulness network and building links with CMRP and Bangor University.

This event is offered in the same spirit as all mindfulness-based approaches with the intention to co-create our time together. We offer a forum for personal practice, reflection and a chance to communicate your thoughts on current movements within the field to each other and CMRP.  We look forward to welcoming you in this endeavour.

This event is open to non-Friends of Bangor members who want to connect and find out more about Friends of Bangor.  Lunch is not included (tea/coffee will be provided).

Please feel free to contact us using the Contact Me form or if you would like to contact Gill directly, please use the Contact form on her website at mindfulelephant.com

Register for this event here:  REGISTER  or contacting Gill directly on her website at mindfulelephant.com

FoB Annual Gathering (AGM) 2019 – 27 & 28 April 2019

A two day event weekend with a Saturday Yoga day led by Helen Stephenson, AGM on Sunday morning and a connection event on Sunday afternoon with Rebecca Crane.

Location is The Oblat Centre, Crewe

Date: Weekend 27th – 28th April 2019.

Host:  Helen Stephenson and Rebecca Crane

The yoga Saturday will be led by Helen Stephenson, who has spent a life time dedicated to the practice and study of yoga, Pilates, mindfulness, meditation and counselling.

The Sunday Connection event will be led by Rebecca Crane

The AGM is your opportunity to make your voice heard, participate in FoB activities, and connect with each other and the FoB community.  We look forward to meeting you and sharing your ideas.

Costs
Saturday Yoga and Mindful movement day with Helen: 
Members £30   Non-Members £70
Sunday AGM morning:  Free
Sunday afternoon Connection event with Becca:  Members £15   Non-Members £40
*each day includes buffet lunch and break facilities
Overnight and full board accommodation is available at the Oblat Centre and costs an additional £95  (inclusive of evening meal).

Register for this event here:  REGISTER

See the main page for more details and cost  CLICK HERE

Please feel free to contact us using the Contact Me form or directly to per@inmindsight.com for more details or if you have any questions.

 

Portugal Connection Silent Mindfulness and Yoga Retreat – 25th October – 1st November 2019

Our first Yoga and Mindfulness silent retreat to be held in the Autumn of 2019.

 Location is Casa Espiritualidade Paula Frassinetti , Gaia (close to Porto), Portugal

Date: Friday 25th October to Friday 1st November 2019.

Host:  Helen Stephenson and Per Norrgren

Cost: Members £300  Guests: if places available nearer the time these will be offered to guest at a cost of £400

The yoga part of the retreat will be led by Helen Stephenson, who has spent a life time dedicated to the practice and study of yoga, Pilates, mindfulness, meditation and counselling.

The intention is for the mindfulness part of the retreat to be peer facilitated, led by Per Norrgren, Chair of the Friends of Bangor CMRP Alumni Group.

See the main retreat page for more details and cost  CLICK HERE

The format will be a combination of FoB connection event, Silent retreat, and Yoga retreat;

  • We will have yoga/mindful movement in the morning and late afternoon each day.
  • After lunch on the non-silent days there is opportunity for mindfulness practice, sharing, group work, peer/buddy work and learning sets, all as per the requirements of the participants.
  • On the silent days (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) there will be standard mindfulness practice of mixed sitting and walking practice, allowing time for connecting deeper with our practice.

Register for this event here:  REGISTER

See the main retreat page for more details and cost  CLICK HERE

Please feel free to contact us using the Contact Me form or directly to per@inmindsight.com for more details or if you have any questions.

 

On-going Practice Opportunities

Monthly Practice Sessions with Rebecca Crane – Bangor

8-week course graduates are welcome to join these monthly practice sessions with Rebecca Crane at Rowen Memorial Hall (6.30pm) on the first Sunday of each month.  Please email r.crane@bangor.ac.uk if you wish to attend.  Donations to Friends of Bangor.

Quarterly Practice Sessions with Gemma Griffith – Bangor

8-week course graduates are welcome to join these quarterly practice sessions with Gemma Griffith at Dean Street building, Bangor (4.30pm).  Please email g.m.griffith@bangor.ac.uk if you wish to attend.  Donations to Friends of Bangor.

Online Open Sessions

We offer online open sessions each month – below are some dates where you can simply log on and connect with one of our CMRP team to have a short mindfulness practice and, if you wanted to stay on, to find out more about the Masters or Teacher Training Pathway

2019

SiTT groups – various facilitators – various locations

SiTT facilitates a community of mindfulness teachers via various activities including monthly group meetings, community days and retreats.  They request a small contribution (of £5 per month/ £60 per year) from participants to allow them to support and develop a community of mindfulness teachers, trainers and trainees.  If you wish to find out more, please contact SiTTMindfully@gmail.com.

Quarterly Practice Sessions (Feb, May, Sep & Dec) with Hagen Rampes – Mill Hill, London

8-week course graduates are welcome to join these quarterly practice session with Hagen Rampes in Mill Hill, London NW7 3TB.  Anticipated dates 9 Dec 2018, 24 Feb 2019, 19 May 2019, 8 Sept 2019 & 8 Dec 2019).  Please email contact Hagen directly via his website mindfulness-healing.co.uk to confirm times and to let him know if you wish to attend.  Donations to Friends of Bangor.

 

 

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If you have any questions about the registration, inquiry as to events in your area or there is something that you would like to share with us, please feel free to contact us at info@friendsofbangor.org