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An Introduction to Mindfulness for Musicians: Free

28 March 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am BST

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until 28 March 2022

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Connect to yourself! Connect to the Music! Connect to your audience!

‘Mindfulness is the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally. ‘ –  John Kabat Zinn

Ideal for musicians, a mindfulness practice supports the development of curiosity, spontaneity, physical ease, self-acceptance and open-heartedness. At a time when we are being asked to delve deep and reflect upon what it truly means to be a musician, Ruth believes that these qualities are becoming increasingly important if we are to reach our highest potential as artists and become instruments of change.

This Introduction to Mindfulness is offered as part of Ruth’s two-year training for the International Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher Certification Programme run by Jack Kornfield & Tara Brach. It is specifically designed for musicians, exploring our experience of presence, connection, breath, self compassion and embodiment both in the practice room and on stage. The classes weave together the two wings of mindfulness from the Vipassana or Insight tradition: Wisdom (or clear seeing) and Compassion.  At the end of the four weeks you will have learned the four basic meditation techniques that include finding your ‘anchor’, and dealing with negative thoughts and difficult emotions, and you will have a sense of the potential mindfulness has to transform your experience of practice and performance.

This will be a closed group for a maximum of ten people. It is a requirement of Ruth’s training that each person attend each session live. Each class will consist of a short meditation, talk, and Q & A. The classes are offered freely. If you would like to attend, please contact Ruth directly on ruth@insideoutmusician.com. She will be delighted to hear from you.

When: Four Monday mornings in March: 7, 14, 21, 28. 10:00-11:00am GMT

March 7: Introduction to mindfulness and meditation

March 14: Mindfulness of Body and Breath

March 21: Mindfulness of Thoughts

March 28: Mindfulness of Emotions

Practical Information

Who is it for: All musicians
Ruth Phillips,
Number of participants: up to 10
Length of session:  60 minutes
Dates and times: 10am – 11am on Mondays | 7, 14, 21, 28 March 2022
Cost: Free: To book places please contact Ruth directly on ruth@insideoutmusician.com.

What you need to bring:
Comfortable clothing

List of forthcoming sessions in this series

Bookings will close 10 minutes before the course is scheduled to start.
On the day of the course Ruth Phillips will send you the Zoom link for the session.


28 March 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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