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This workshop will give you a comprehensive introduction to Mindful Movement, a set of gentle movements designed for people dealing with pain, illness or stress. Learn more about the Breathworks approach to Mindful Movement.

On this workshop you will:

  • Learn the Breathworks sequence of Mindful Movement to teach to others or for your own benefit.
  • Strengthen the mind-body connection through getting into a felt sense of the body.
  • Explore ways to bring mindfulness into daily life through changing your relationship with movement.
  • Learn to move with the breath rather than holding the breath against movement.
  • Reflect on you own learning experience and relationship with movement.

people practicing mindful movement

who is this for?

The Mindful Movement workshop is primarily for trainees on the Breathworks Teacher Training Pathway who are learning to teach the system to students. However, it is also suitable and open to individuals who want to spend time experiencing the benefits of Mindful Movement. Movements are suitable and adaptable for those with pain and limited mobility.

what's included

  • Workshop overview and orientation information.
  • Videos, handouts and other resources.
  • Guidance for the reflective assignments that you'll be doing.
  • Additional learning resources and links.
  • Group reflective space where you will be able to share assignments, reflections and experiences with your fellow workshop participants and trainer during the event.
  • A learning community of fellow trainees from around the world.
  • Mindful Movement is a workshop for life. After your workshop has ended you will have unlimited access to the materials. 

Event Details 

The Mindful Movement online workshop is held across three parts with one online workshop day, a 3 week period of self-study and a closing online plenary session. 

Where: 

This is an online course and will be hosted on Zoom and our online learning platform the Community of Practice.

When: 

Start: Saturday, 20 April 2024

End: Saturday, 11 May 2024

Registration Deadline:

Saturday, 9 March 2024

Schedule:

  Session Date / Time

Content

Session 1

Saturday 20 April,

10:00 - 16:00

Online session leading you through the concepts of Mindful Movement sequences
Week 1 Self Study Engage with resources and write up reflections
Week 2 Self Study Engage with resources and write up reflections
Week 3 Self- Study Engage with resources and write up reflections
Session 2

Saturday 11 May,

10:00 - 12:00

Small group sharing, reflection and practice

Your Trainer  

MJ Stephens

This course will be led by experienced Breathworks teacher MJ Stephens.

Mj has been an Accredited trainer with Breathworks since 2013 and has a wealth of experience teaching mindfulness. He particularly enjoys teaching the 8 week courses, helping people with both chronic health conditions, and those suffering from anxiety.Mindfulness in the workplace associate MJ - Breathworks

He is a Buddhist and has a personal practice of more than 25 years. He is also a qualified Alexander Technique teacher, with a particular interest in movement, and how the body affects the mind and vice versa.

Mj has a broad range of workplace experience, which include Macmillan cancer HP, Physiotherapists at Sussex Community NHS, Teacher Training at Sheffield IAPT, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Maggie’s Cancer charity, Cheshire Fire and Rescue, RCM Manchester and other local businesses in Manchester.

As part of the senior training team, Mj is frequently involved in the Breathworks training events, supervision of practice courses and one-to-one work. He is a member of BAMBA.


Cost

Individual Concession Organisation
Online £325 £275 £475


SAVE WITH STAGE BUNDLES (TRAINEE TEACHERS)

If you are taking this workshop as part of our Teacher Training Pathway, you can save on Stage Two modules (and receive options for payment plans) if you buy as part of our Stage Two Bundle. See pricing here. To purchase, please tick the corresponding box under Payment Information in your sign-up form.


Book

Please note: to participate on this workshop we require you to complete a registration form that will appear on the next page.

Breathworks Trainee Teachers register here

Non-Breathworks Trainee Teachers register here

Pricing Guidelines

Breathworks is a charitable organisation with a mission to make the benefits of mindfulness accessible to everyone. To help remove barriers for people in financial hardship, we offer concessionary, bursary and scholarship places on our trainings. We operate our booking system on the basis of self-assessment and trust. Please have a careful read of our eligibility guide below, and contact us if you have any further questions.

Concessionary Rate

Applies to individuals with an income of less than £22,000 a year (or less than £25,000 if you live in London). If your annual income is higher than this and would like to discuss your eligibility for a concessionary place for other reasons, please contact us at [email protected].

Bursary Places

A limited number of bursary places are reserved for individuals with significant barriers that limit them from affording the Concessionary Rate. As we want as many people as possible to benefit from Breathworks courses, we ask you to consider how much you are able to fund yourself. Subject to available funds, our charitable fund will cover the remainder of the course fee. To apply, please complete this form and click submit.

Organisation Rate

For organisations booking on behalf of their employees (cost is for one place).

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY

Please see here for our terms & conditions cancellation and refund policy for events.