About the session

These sessions are run in a friendly group setting, guided by one of our wonderful and highly experienced teachers. You will be given an introduction to what mindfulness is, how it is practiced, and guided through some short practices and a meditation. You will come away with some simple practices to help you incorporate mindfulness into your daily life, as well as some suggestions for the next steps to take on your journey with mindfulness.

Who are they Suitable for

Anyone experiencing stress associated with work, relationships, loss and other factors outside your control, including dealing with the general complexity and pace of modern life. Anyone with a long term health condition, illness or chronic pain.Those with a general interest in mindfulness are also very welcome. 

Please note

We are currently monitoring all government guidelines with regards coronavirus and if we need to cancel an event we will offer a full refund or a place on an alternative course (whichever you prefer). 


Please arrive a little before the session is due to take place - the session is for a relatively brief time so we start promptly and latecomers are discouraged from coming into the class.  Please book in at reception.

On Completion

As well as giving you an introduction to mindfulness and the Breathworks approach, this taster will also allow you to understand which of the 8-week courses will be the most suitable for you, either Mindfulness for Health or Mindfulness for Stress.

Your Taster Session Leader

This session will be led by experienced Breathworks teacher Mj Stephens.

Mj is a Buddhist and have worked at the Manchester Buddhist centre since 1997. During that time he has enjoyed teaching many meditation and Buddhism classes. Hence he has been practicing Mindfulness for over 20 years, as he has very regular meditation practice. He particularly enjoy teaching in group situations and since qualifying with Breathworks as an accredited Mindfulness teacher he has taught many of the Mindfulness for Stress courses.

Over the last 18 months he has seen many people benefit from these course and now have resources to work with their anxiety and stress. As well as being a Mindfulness teacher he is also an Alexander Technique Teacher. He trained in Kendal for 3 years and qualified in 2010. The Alexander Technique, known mostly as a technique to improve posture, is really all about mindfulness and becoming aware of our helpful and unhelpful postural habits. If we can use ourselves well we will function better, so mindfulness of our bodies as well as our minds will lead towards greater well being. So he enjoys using his AT skills combined with the Breathworks material. Its a recipe for success and offers very practical ways forward.

Mindfulness in the workplace associate MJ - Breathworks

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Ticket Quantity Price

Individual Rate, September 2020

Decrease Increase £5.00