mindfulness and self-compassion courses


Anna teaches mindfulness and self-compassion one-to-one and in small groups in London.

Please contact Anna for information on one-to-one sessions.

Details of courses can be found below. 

free mindfulness taster session 
Monday 6 January 2020 | 19.00 - 20.00 | Redmond Community Centre, Manor House, Kayani Avenue, N4 2HF

Join me for a free taster session to find out more about what mindfulness is, how it can help us to live with greater calm and clarity, and answer any questions you might have about the forthcoming course if you are interested. 


Please contact me directly at anna@mindbodybalance.co.uk if you are interested in coming. 



mindfulness for stress reduction: an 8-week MBSR course 
Monday evenings: 20 January  - 16 March (no class on 17 February) | 19.00 - 21.00 | Redmond Community Centre, N4 2HF


Modern London life can feel fast and frantic, leaving our busy minds often racing in overdrive. Whilst we can’t change the nature of the world we live in, we can learn to move through it with greater calmness and clarity.

This course follows the internationally recognised Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme (MBSR) format and provides practical tools to help lower stress, increase resilience, improve focus and concentration, savour life's joys and feel more balanced within life's challenges. 

Mindfulness is a form of meditation that enables us to live our lives with greater awareness; being open to our present-moment experience rather than buffeted around by the busyness of our minds. Through sustained practice we can access calmness and clarity and meet ourselves with greater kindness amidst life's challenges. 

This 8-week course provides a comprehensive introduction to mindfulness and practical tools for incorporating it into everyday life. Each session comprises of:


  • Information and theory about what mindfulness is and how it can support mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. 

  • Both short and longer mindfulness practices (some are seated, some moving, some lying down) to support you between sessions. Seated practices can be taken on a chair or meditation cushions. 

  • The opportunity for discussion and reflection on the practices taken. 

Participants are provided with handouts and recorded practices to support them throughout. Please note that to achieve the full benefits of this course, participants are asked to set aside 30 minutes, five days a week, to practice at home. 


Places are £250 and limited to 10 people so early booking is advised. 



Please contact me directly via anna@mindbodybalance.co.uk or 07931 286 067 if you are interested in joining the course.


cultivating self-compassion: a 4-week course 
practices to support greater wellbeing and resilience
Wednesdays 26 February - 18 March | 14.45 - 16.15 | The Life Centre, Islington, N1 8QH

In this four week course, we will explore how cultivating self-compassion - a sense of friendliness and tenderness towards ourselves - can enhance our sense of wellbeing and resilience.


Whilst many of us find it natural to offer compassion towards others, we can struggle to offer the same sense of kindness and tenderness towards ourselves, especially when life brings challenges. Our 'inner critic' can dominate our mental state as we judge and criticise ourselves for our perceived failings. 

Increasing evidences supports that learning to cultivate a more encouraging, supportive an friendly relationship towards ourselves can

help us to: 

  • lower stress levels 

  • reduce anxiety and depression 

  • feel more resilient to life's inevitable challenges 

  • feel more connected rather than isolated when life is difficult. 

Through this course participants will: learn about the core components of self-compassion; explore a range of practices to build compassion into every living; have the opportunity to share our experiences of the practices and their impact on our lives.


Click here for more information or to book (view map). 

© 2015 Anna Taylor

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