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The Mindful Musician: Meditation for Musicians and Creatives

15 November 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am GMT

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Book this single session using the booking form below.

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

Ruth and Lucy have been using mindfulness in their practice, performance and teaching for several decades and have found it to be utterly transformative. Through it they have developed an ability to pause, to listen deeply both inward and outward, to notice what’s there without judgement and to relax and let go into the present moment. Now, as they continue their training to become teachers of mindfulness meditation with the two leading teachers in the West – Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield – they are delighted to offer a series of weekly meditations and discussions for musicians and creatives on InsideOut Musician. These gatherings offer a safe space for anyone wanting to explore meditation for the first time or continue their ongoing practice. They will be offered freely while Ruth and Lucy are still in training. Meanwhile, any donations to the IOM Bursary fund would be greatly appreciated.

To complete this second series of four mindfulness classes, we will be holding an online discussion on the value of mindfulness for musicians, with Lucy Russell, Ruth Phillips, Alina Pogostkina of Mindful Music Making and Rebecca Herman. It will take place on December 9th at 11am.

Working with Ruth over the past two years has been truly inspiring. During lockdowns and a time of great stress for so many people, she opened up my eyes to a completely new way of approaching my instrument; marrying movement and breathe, and helping me feel more grounded (even from the other end of a zoom call!). I’m very excited to continue to explore this more with her in the future – hopefully someday in the same room – but I can’t recommend her classes enough!”   Sinead o Halloran, winner of the RNCM 2021 Gold Medal and recently appointed cellist of the Marmen Quartet

“I have worked with Lucy for 6 years and found it one of the most complete learning experiences I’ve had the pleasure to take part in. Her holistic approach has helped me develop an awareness of how my body is connected to sound, helping me perform in a more relaxed and engaging way, enabling me to project my emotions into the music I play. Even through a screen on zoom her input was invaluable, it has allowed me to perfect the skills which I use and apply every day and fed my desire to always keep learning as a musician.”    – David López Ibáñez- member of the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Hill Quartet.

Practical Information

Who is it for: All musicians
Ruth Phillips, Lucy Russell
Number of participants: up to 12
Length of session: 60 minutes
Dates and times: 09.30am – 10.30am on Mondays | 8, 15, 22, 29 November 2021
Cost: Free. Any donations to the IOM Bursary Fund would be greatly appreciated;

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.
Your tickets will arrive very quickly. If you can’t see them, please check your spam/junk folder.
On the day of the course Ruth Phillips will send you the Zoom link for the session.


15 November 2021
9:30 am - 10:30 am GMT
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