The Zen Practice Room: How to practice mindfully

Slowing down is the highway to liberation. Like a weekly yoga class, these sessions are an invitation to discover the true nature of mindful practice. Listening to our bodies and our breath we become clear in our intention. As our biases change and holding patterns release, we find ourselves present and in flow. We will discover a way of working in which every moment of our practice has the capacity to serve every moment of our music making.

£10.00

Limber Up! 4: Shifting

How are we inhibiting our natural flow and creating pain and injury? In these sessions we will debunk the myths of ‘good posture’ - ‘feet flat on the floor’, ‘straight back’ and ‘shoulders back and down’. By waking up the spine and the feet, by finding our ground and allowing our shoulders to move freely and our breath to support us we will invite the whole body to participate in the dance of sound we are creating, promoting efficiency and ease in our playing.

£12.50

The Zen Practice Room: How to practice mindfully

Slowing down is the highway to liberation. Like a weekly yoga class, these sessions are an invitation to discover the true nature of mindful practice. Listening to our bodies and our breath we become clear in our intention. As our biases change and holding patterns release, we find ourselves present and in flow. We will discover a way of working in which every moment of our practice has the capacity to serve every moment of our music making.

£10.00

Limber Up! 5: Vibrato

How are we inhibiting our natural flow and creating pain and injury? In these sessions we will debunk the myths of ‘good posture’ - ‘feet flat on the floor’, ‘straight back’ and ‘shoulders back and down’. By waking up the spine and the feet, by finding our ground and allowing our shoulders to move freely and our breath to support us we will invite the whole body to participate in the dance of sound we are creating, promoting efficiency and ease in our playing.

£12.50

Limber Up! 6: Integration

How are we inhibiting our natural flow and creating pain and injury? In these sessions we will debunk the myths of ‘good posture’ - ‘feet flat on the floor’, ‘straight back’ and ‘shoulders back and down’. By waking up the spine and the feet, by finding our ground and allowing our shoulders to move freely and our breath to support us we will invite the whole body to participate in the dance of sound we are creating, promoting efficiency and ease in our playing.

£12.50

Limber Up! 7: Elbows and Wrists

How are we inhibiting our natural flow and creating pain and injury? In these sessions we will debunk the myths of the bow grip, high or low elbow, constant bow speed and the straight bow. By drawing on the natural wisdom of our bodies, cultivating a clear mind and an open heart, we can rediscover joy and and ease in our playing.

£12.50

Limber Up! 8. The Bow Hold

How are we inhibiting our natural flow and creating pain and injury? In these sessions we will debunk the myths of the bow grip, high or low elbow, constant bow speed and the straight bow. By drawing on the natural wisdom of our bodies, cultivating a clear mind and an open heart, we can rediscover joy and and ease in our playing.

£12.50

Limber Up! 9. Legato

How are we inhibiting our natural flow and creating pain and injury? In these sessions we will debunk the myths of the bow grip, high or low elbow, constant bow speed and the straight bow. By drawing on the natural wisdom of our bodies, cultivating a clear mind and an open heart, we can rediscover joy and ease in our playing.

£12.50

Limber Up! 10. Breath

How are we inhibiting our natural flow and creating pain and injury? In these sessions we will debunk the myths of the bow grip, high or low elbow, constant bow speed and the straight bow. By drawing on the natural wisdom of our bodies, cultivating a clear mind and an open heart, we can rediscover joy and ease in our playing.

£12.50

Limber Up! 11. The Voices in our Heads

How are we inhibiting our natural flow and creating pain and injury? In these sessions we will debunk the myths of the bow grip, high or low elbow, constant bow speed and the straight bow. By drawing on the natural wisdom of our bodies, cultivating a clear mind and an open heart, we can rediscover joy and ease in our playing.

£12.50

Limber Up! 12. Performance Anxiety or Stage Presence?

How are we inhibiting our natural flow and creating pain and injury? In these sessions we will debunk the myths of the bow grip, high or low elbow, constant bow speed and the straight bow. By drawing on the natural wisdom of our bodies, cultivating a clear mind and an open heart, we can rediscover joy and ease in our playing.

£12.50

A discussion: How mindfulness can help musicians

Virtual on Zoom

This discussion is between four professional musicians, all of whose lives, both personal and as performers and teachers, have been transformed by mindfulness.

Free – £5.00

Recurring

The Heart of the Musician

The Heart of the Musician follows on from Ruth's four-week Introduction to Mindfulness course, The Mindful Musician. Concentrating on the second wing of mindfulness - compassion (the first being wisdom or clear thinking) - this course will focus on the four main heart practices from Buddhist teaching: Loving kindness, compassion, shared joy and equanimity.

Recurring

The Heart of the Musician

The Heart of the Musician follows on from Ruth's four-week Introduction to Mindfulness course, The Mindful Musician. Concentrating on the second wing of mindfulness - compassion (the first being wisdom or clear thinking) - this course will focus on the four main heart practices from Buddhist teaching: Loving kindness, compassion, shared joy and equanimity.

Recurring

The Heart of the Musician

The Heart of the Musician follows on from Ruth's four-week Introduction to Mindfulness course, The Mindful Musician. Concentrating on the second wing of mindfulness - compassion (the first being wisdom or clear thinking) - this course will focus on the four main heart practices from Buddhist teaching: Loving kindness, compassion, shared joy and equanimity.

Recurring

The Heart of the Musician

The Heart of the Musician follows on from Ruth's four-week Introduction to Mindfulness course, The Mindful Musician. Concentrating on the second wing of mindfulness - compassion (the first being wisdom or clear thinking) - this course will focus on the four main heart practices from Buddhist teaching: Loving kindness, compassion, shared joy and equanimity.