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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 Specialist Day with Ciaran Saunders – 12 October 2018

Our first FoB Masterclass (“Deepening our Mindfulness Practice”) in March 2018 was a tremendous success and we are happy to be able to announce that Ciaran has offered to run a similar day in the autumn.

Venue: 24 Greencoat Place, London.

Time: 10:30 – 17:00

Cost: £20 members; £40 non-members + donations

Facilitator: Ciaran Saunders

Gill Johnson will support this event.  If there are any areas that you would particularly like to cover during the day, please email Gill via info@friendsofbangor.org

This Day will be another opportunity to “Deepen our Mindfulness Practice” with the gentle guidance of Ciaran Saunders.  The 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 formal practice, reflection and a chance to investigate themes that are current for you in your mindfulness practice/teaching.  We hope that this time will also allow you to connect with others from your local mindfulness network and build links with CMRP and Bangor University.  We look forward to re-connecting with old friends and welcoming new ones.

This event is open to non-Friends of Bangor members who are interested in coming along to connect and to find out more about us.  Lunch is not included (but tea/coffee will be provided).  Please feel free to bring a packed lunch if you would like to.

Following the March 2018 day, a number of attendees told us that they would have appreciated the opportunity to make a donation to Friends of Bangor to show their appreciation for Ciaran and Gill (who facilitate this day on a voluntary basis).  We are please to be able to let you know that you will soon be able to make donations here:  DONATE NOW (under construction).

Register for this event here:  REGISTER

If you have any further questions or if there is something that you would like to share with us, please feel free to contact us at info@friendsofbangor.org

 

FoB Connection Event – Guildford, Surrey – Monday 26 November 2018

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:  10am – 12.30pm
Members: £10; non-members £20.

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:  “awaiting link”

 

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

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.

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.

 

Algarve 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 Quinta Mimosa, Algarve, Portugal

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

Host:  Helen Stephenson and Per Norrgren

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.

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

  • We will have yoga 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 this monthly practice session 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 this quarterly practice session 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.

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.

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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