Events and Workshops

Courses, events and workshops

Open to All

We host events, workshops and courses that are open to all. Although they are not an intrinsic part of our Practical Philosophy Course, they are offered by individuals and organisations sympathetic to our ethos.

We offer monthly Silent Mornings , usually on a Friday morning when people can come together to experience
meditation and stillness in beautiful and quiet surroundings.

If you would like to know more, please contact Sue
Jeeves on 07807 774214

 

Yoga with Ryan Dixon

Yoga Course. Mixed level. Monday Evenings at Brinscall Hall 18:30 – 20:00.

Taught in a down-to-earth and inclusive way, these courses include Yoga Postures and mindfulness meditation.

British Wheel of Yoga and Mandala Yoga Ashram Trained Teacher.

Courses run each half term for 6 – 8 weeks, depending on term dates.

In order to get the most from these courses, it is recommended to attend as many sessions as possible.

Courses run throughout the year
Please contact Ryan on 07846 836942
Or by email  at hello@ryandixon.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/RyanDixonYoga/

Tai Chi Classes with Chris Fulham

Chris has been running Tai Chi sessions on Thursday evenings at Brinscall Hall for some years. He is a
member of the Master Ding Academy (MDA) which offers authentic, traditional Yang style Tai Chi Chuan
classes.

Beginners and experienced practitioners are all welcome. To take part, no particular level of fitness is
required. Classes begin at 19.20 and finish at 21.00

We believe in developing a friendly, supportive learning environment in our classes and provide various
social events and local workshops throughout the year.

Contact Number: 07551 609136
https://www.masterdingacademy.com/academy/mda-chorley


Not all classrooms have four walls.

Using this principle, we deliver activities & experiences for positive learning outcomes & experiential needs.

Here at Brinscall Hall we offer an interesting and challenging range of fun activities for all ages in a beautiful and natural environment.

We meet during the day on Tuesdays in the orchard area of the garden.

Contact Steve on 07814 464872 or Glen on 07876 570460
www.outdoors4all.co.uk

Friday Evenings Online for 5 Weeks

Starting Friday 13th May

Timings: 17:45 – 19:00

Cost £7 per session

Over the five weeks we will build on a series of simple movements which can all be integrated into your daily life. Each class will include:
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Asana (simple postures) to help restore balance in our physical body.


Pranayama (simple breath awareness – not breathing exercises) When the breath wanders the mind is unsteady, therefore bringing balance to the breath by simple observation brings stillness in the mind.

Deep relaxation Letting go isn’t meant to be easy! It’s a long process that can be accomplished through dedicated yoga practice. 

The course is suitable for everyone regardless of age, ability, or previous experience. You have an option of sitting on a chair and doing these practices.

Cost: This course is being offered at £7 per session. You can book for a single session or more than one.

To register through Eventbrite use the CLICK TO REGISTER button above.

 

To find out more contact Harj:
meditationinmovement@hotmail.com
07875 608753

 
 
 
 

Friday Mornings at Belmont House, Stockport for 5 Weeks

Starting Friday 13th May

Timings: 10:00 – 11:30am

Cost £10 per session

Over the five weeks we will build on a series of simple movements which can all be integrated into your daily life. Each class will include:
-

Asana (simple postures) to help restore balance in our physical body.


Pranayama (simple breath awareness – not breathing exercises)
When the breath wanders the mind is unsteady, therefore bringing balance to the breath by simple observation brings stillness in the mind.

Deep relaxation Letting go isn’t meant to be easy! It’s a long process that can be accomplished through dedicated yoga practice. 

The course is suitable for everyone regardless of age, ability, or
previous experience. You have an option of sitting on a chair and doing these practices.

Cost: This course is being offered at £10 per session. You can book for a single session or more than one.

To register through Eventbrite use the CLICK TO REGISTER button above.

To find out more contact Harj:
meditationinmovement@hotmail.com
07875 608753

 

Brinscall Hall Art Retreat

SUMMER ART RETREAT AT BRINSCALL HALL

Sunday 24th July and/or Monday 25th July

£78 for 1 day or £148 for both days.

Rebecca Freear returns to Brinscall Hall for another creative and relaxing Art Retreat. You will explore different media and techniques in the beautiful and peaceful setting of the Hall and gardens.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided throughout the days but please bring a packed lunch.

For booking and for more info contact Rebecca:

email: rfreear@gmail.com

mobile: 07947 162 881

 

Exhibition of Paintings by Lyndon Evans and Susan McCall 10th June – 21st July

Free Admission

Exhibition Opening Times:
Friday 10 June 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Opening and Conversation with Sue & Lyndon

13 June to 21 July:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday and Thursdays 7pm – 9pm
Thursday mornings 10am – 12midday
Except close week of:
Monday 30th June to Sunday 5 July.

Lyndon lives at Throstle Farm in the Peak District surrounded by spectacular open views. He used his studio to create illustration and design concepts for TV and Animation and now continues to create pictures for himself.
He has always used a sketchbook as a recording and development tool for his work and tries to retain this spontaneity when he does more finished pieces, working mainly in pencil, charcoal and pen with watercolour and inks. Lyndon is very sensitive to animation and movement in landscape, focusing on the layers of light and shade created by the elements and features of our surroundings.

Susan paints energetic semi-abstract pieces inspired by physical experience often beginning with movement – a walk, a boat trip, or a cycle ride through the natural landscape.
The awe of the colour light and texture, the smells of bluebells, heather, hawthorn, bracken and earth, the sounds of bees, grouse, curlews and skylarks combine feelings, visual observation and physical experience.

Contact details:
Phone: 0800 8030 799
Email practphil.nw@gmail.com
Facebook @practicalphilosophynw

Meditation Meeting Belmont House Stockport

Meditation – What? How? Why?

Saturday Afternoon Meeting – Belmont House, Stockport

15th October 2pm – around 3:30pm

A chance to find out more about this traditional authentic mantra-based system of meditation which has been practised in India and elsewhere for centuries.

The illustrated talk will describe the simple practice of meditation and will outline its benefits, including contemporary scientific research.

 

There will be plenty of opportunity for asking questions.

The talk is free but donations to cover the cost of refreshments will be very welcome.
Meditation Meeting Brinscall Hall Chorley

Meditation – What? How? Why?

Sunday Afternoon Meeting – Brinscall Hall, Chorley

16th October 2pm – around 3:30pm

A chance to find out more about this traditional authentic mantra-based system of meditation which has been practised in India and elsewhere for centuries.

The illustrated talk will describe the simple practice of meditation and will outline its benefits, including contemporary scientific research.

 

There will be plenty of opportunity for asking questions.

The talk is free but donations to cover the cost of refreshments will be very welcome.

 

LOCATION

In-person classes + events will take place either at Brinscall Hall or Belmont House. Please check the info above to find out the centre.

Brinscall Hall, Dick Lane, Brinscall, Chorley, Lancs PR6 8QL

Belmont House, Belmont Street, Stockport SK4 1TG

 

For further details

t: 0800 8030 799
facebook: @schoolofpracticalphilosophy

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