Listed below are local Mindfulness teaching organisations that offer classes and courses in Mindfulness across Nottingham and the surrounding East Midlands
tel:07769 574 063
As well as our regular Thursday evening open meetings at Cafe Sobar on Friar Lane (full details Here) NMG also runs two weekly meditation practice groups which take place at a beautiful health and therapy venue in the heart of the city centre. (These practice groups suit those who would like to join a small, friendly group that provides a supportive environment in which people can develop their Mindfulness practice. Admission to the practice groups for 5 consecutive weekly sessions is £28 [£5.60 per session] if you're waged or £15 [£3.75 per session] if you're a concession or unwaged.) The Group also runs occasional workshops and courses on Mindfulness and related topics, including a regular workshop that provides a simple introduction to the key principles and core practices of Mindfulness - this workshop is usually held once a month on a Saturday afternoon, 1pm to 5.30pm, at the Tiger Boe Centre on Clarendon Street, Nottingham NG1. (Check for up-coming dates. The price for the workshop is £35 if you're waged or £20 if you're a concession or unwaged.)
tel: 0115 956 1008
Offers a drop-in Mindfulness meditation session that is freely available to everyone at lunchtime each Tuesday and Friday (1.05pm to 1.55pm) and also in the evening on Tuesdays (7.30 to 8.30). No charge, but donations are invited. Offered as spiritual practice and presented from a Buddhist point-of-view.
Nottingham Insight Meditation
tel: 0115 888 2891
Offers an Insight Meditation session on most Tuesday evenings in academic term time (5pm to 6.30pm) at the Bahia Yoga Centre on Stoney Street, Nottingham NG1. No fixed charge but a £5 donation is invited. (Insight Meditation is closely related to Mindfulness.) It is suggested that you make contact with the meditation leader, Jake Dartington, through the Bahia Yoga Centre before attending. Offered as spiritual practice and presented from a Buddhist point-of-view.
tel: 0778 652 7665
Offers various workshops & courses taught by Lydia Weston, usually held at the Bay Therapy Centre in West Bridgford although other venues (including Earth Child in Bingham) are occasionally used. Classes and courses include 'Master The Basics' (a one day introductory workshop – price is £40, a £10 deposit secures your place) and regular Practice Group sessions (£79 for six sessions, £15 deposit).See the website or contact Lydia for dates and further details. All taught as a therapeutic technique and based on MBSR/MBLC.
Interested in Mindfulness as a psychological therapy to assist with significant issues of depression, anxiety or other mental health issues? Then it's recommended that you find a Mindfulness teacher or course leader who is trained and operates according to the guidelines issued by the UK Network For Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations. Feel free to ask any teacher you are considering whether they fit this criteria. Also remember that Mindfulness-Based psychological therapies are available through the NHS - ask your doctor for further details.
tel: 0755 751 3093
Associated with the Midlands Centre for Mindfulness & Compassion, which is run out of Coventry University, Mindfulness CIC is based in Leicester and provides various courses lead by published Mindfulness author Suryacitta (Malcom Smith, aka “the Happy Buddha”). Offers full 8 week courses (£195 or £145 for concessions) plus intensive courses held over four days (£225 or £165 for concessions). All are taught as a therapeutic technique based on MBSR and MBCT. Mindfulness teacher training is also available.
tel: 0115 945 7029
Runs a part-time Introduction to Mindfulness course. Registration fee is £40 (or free in some cases to those on benefits). Classes take place at the college campus on Maid Marion Way in Nottingham on Thursdays 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Contact the course administrator at the college for future dates and further information.
In The East Midlands
tel: 07841 659900
Offers 8 week MBSR and CFT (Mindful Compassion) courses led by Julia Wahl in Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield. Courses consist of 8 sessions plus 1 full day of practice. Cost £225, see website for future dates and details.
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Offers an 8 week course in Nottingham led by Jake Dartington. Taught as a therapeutic technique and based on a combination of both MBSR and MBCT. Price is £200. See website for future dates and further details.
tel: 0115 951 9801
Offers Mindfulness classes and courses lead by Pete Anderson which draw both on traditional Buddhist Mindfulness and some MBSR/MBCT techniques. Delivered in a warm, informal style and with a novel Taoist approach. Sessions are held at the Bay Therapy Centre, West Bridgford (£225 or £200 if you book early, deposit £50). See the website or contact Pete for dates and further details. An occasional Sunday morning Practice Group is available to former students.
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Offers Mindfulness classes based on MBSR and MBCT taught by professional psychotherapy practitioner David Valencia. A half-day Introduction to Mindfulness Session is available as well as comprehensive 8 week courses. Prices, dates and further details available by request (see the website). Follow-on Groups are also available to former students.
Some Helpful Links To Further Online Information About Mindfulness
is a UK national website giving advice about Mindfulness-Based psycological therapies:
tel: 07929 557 868
Mindfulness classes, courses, workshops and retreat days by trained Counsellor and Mindfulness coach Jayne Pigford and her team. Jayne is a trained and well-respected Psychotherapist (in the Gestalt tradition) with a previous professional background in social work. She has been practicing and teaching meditation and Mindfulness for many years, and was trained by world-renowned Mindfulness teacher and bestselling Mindfulness author, Dr Patrizia Collard of StressMinus.co.uk. Mindfulness Nottingham offer bespoke Mindfulness training sessions for individuals, groups, companies and educational establishments with prices ranging from £70 to £200. They also run occasional Mindfulness evenings for £10 per participant.
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Courses, classes and weekend retreats teaching meditation in the Zen Buddhist tradition and Mindfulness (drawing both on both classical Buddhism and modern, secular, therapeutic Mindfulness). Lead by David Slater, who is formally trained in the Rinzai tradition of Zen Buddhism. Classes and sessions usually take place at Om Studios in the Nottingham city centre. 8 week Mindfulness courses are £200 (see website for details and up-coming dates).
tel: 0771 990 6936
Offers courses and classes in Mindful eating lead by Emma Castledine and Tracey Chambers, who are both qualified Counsellors and professional lecturers. Sessions teach Mindful eating both as a meditation practice and a way of cultivating a healthy relationship with food and eating. 6 week course £95 (see website for details and up-coming dates). Classes take place at the Bay Therapy Centre in West Bridgford.
Praxis School of Yoga
tel: 0115 847 1758
A yoga and well-being practice offering Mindfulness classes taught by trained Counsellor and yoga instructor Lina Mookaji. For dates, full details and prices contact Lina by 'phone.
tel: 0776 266 4423
Offers courses held in Nottingham and lead by Dr Karen Neil. Taught as a life enhancing technique and based on MBSR and MBCT. Typical price for an 8 week course is £250. See the website for up-coming course dates and details. Mindfulness Teacher development training is also available.
Note that this list may not be comprehensive and other courses and classes may be available