Event Running Order:
7pm: Introduction and short ’settling/grounding’ practice, led by Hannah.
Conversation around feelings and experiences of the past few weeks.
Reflection, using pencils and paper and guided by Selena. We will light an on-screen candle during this time in memory of Sarah Everard, and thinking of her family and friends at this time.
Mindfulness Meditation, led by Hannah, and followed by shared reflection time.
*Please bring your own pencils and paper to join in the reflection time*
Hannah Skinner is one of our Directors and leaders of the chaplaincy team here at St Peters House, and is experienced in leading people and groups through ‘hard conversations’ dealing with painful emotions and tough feelings. Selena Tai leads the Mandarin Community, drawing this International group into a safe and welcoming space, and is experienced in leading reflections and mediations using art and multi-cultural themes.
This event is designed for anyone who identifies as a woman to gather to share feelings and experiences – therefore, in this instance those identifying as male are not invited to attend. We may run a second event which is more focused on conversations between those identifying and men, women or non-binary – but this is not that event.
Feeling all stirred up? A million feelings swirling in your heart, head and tummy since the horrific murder of Sarah Everard and subsequent conversations around women’s safety and lived experience? We get it… Particularly in our ‘locked-down’ lives it can be hard to process, reflect and express all these hard feelings. Many people may have found conversations in the public realm this week hard, as they may have been triggering of past experiences or memories. Even if you have not been directly triggered, the tone and content of the week’s reporting has been heavy and upsetting.
We would like to invite you to an event on Tuesday 30th March, 7-8pm to gently explore feelings which may have arisen around these topics.
’Safe Spaces: Women’s Voices’ is a chance to gently be with your own emotions over the last few weeks. This is not a protest or activist event (though there are many other such vital events you may wish to join), and it is not a space where we can offer counselling or focused emotional support. Instead, using reflective practices and short periods of mindfulness meditation we will allow ourselves time to be with our feelings as they are. There’ll also be times to talk and share together.
Pilates is all about strength, balance and alignment, and – seriously – have we ever been in more need of being strong, well-balanced and getting things a little more lined up?! This session gives you the chance to do something for yourself – Stand taller! Stronger! Better equipped to face the challenges head-on – whilst connecting with your fellow human in an interactive, community class led by Rachel from our studio.
Monday at 1 PM
Start the day with gratitude and purpose without leaving your room. A 40 minute Hatha yoga session to set you ready for anything, followed by 20 minutes to connect and chat with your yogi class-mates – wherever they may be. Pop the kettle on, pour some cereal and prepare to mull over a different question together each week. Do it all in your pyjamas… this is the ’new normal’ after all…
Tuesday at 8:30 AM
A twenty-minute drop-in session for those curious and new to mindful meditation, or the more regular meditator who maybe fancies a midday pause and the opportunity to practice with others. Hannah will lead a short ‘grounding and settling’ practice to help us set down the day so far, and face the afternoon with a sense of a peace and purpose.
This is an in-person session meeting in the St. Peter’s House Gardens, on the lawned area behind the building.
Tuesday at 12:30 PM
Celebrating all things in Mandarin! This fun festive evening is the best to help you get away from the “isolation” with interesting topics and friendships to share! Join Mandarin Community with this one-hour social gathering to explore your online social life further.
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Fortnightly Tuesday at 7 PM – Online
20th April, 11/25th May, 8th/22nd June
Wednesday at 1 PM
Interested in faith? Longing to get closer to the truth or engaging in the most intriguing debate for humankind at all times? Welcome to join Selena at Breakfast Bible Study every Thursday morning for a half-an-hour refreshing and recharging of your mind from the nourishing of the Bible scriptures!
Please feel free to contact Selena if you have any further inquiries: email@example.com
Thursdays 9 AM
Starts 22nd April
Thursdays 12-2 pM
(Stay as long as you like )
Starts 22nd April
An opportunity to practice with others outside, on our lawned garden area behind St Peter’s House. Esmerelda will lead this 45 minute Hatha session with plenty of salutations to encourage the sun to shine down on us as we finally meet face-to-face again!
This session is provided free of charge – after the year we’ve had, we all need some TLC! We’ll provide mats, but feel free to bring your own if you’d prefer. And do bring sandwiches and stay to picnic on the gardens after the class if you’d like… we’re so excited to meet again!
(If it’s looking a bit wet keep an eye on our socials for the updates…)
Thursdays 12 PM
Starts 29th April
Join our popular “Pilates in Mandarin” with Selena and our qualified Pilates instructor Iris. This one-hour session with pilates practice and social will refresh and lift up your body and mind.
Alternate Thursdays 7PM
Our accredited teacher Amy will guide you through some mindfulness practices, gently leading you to the still places beyond the hustle.
Fridays at 1 PM