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Living in Balance - a day of Workshops


Living in Balance 2019:

Balancing the masculine and feminine qualities within ourselves, our communities and our world.

Our 2019 event will be build on the success of the skills sharing workshops of 2018. There will be three workshop sessions and a final group discussion for the participants to share their ideas and what they have learnt from the day.

Lunch - Soup and a roll £3 or bring your own.
Please book with your ticket so we can confirm numbers. Thank you.

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All welcome.
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More info on Leaders and Workshops on Bookings page.

Session 1
Japanese Tea Ceremony
- Makiko Uchimura
Shintaido 1 (Martial Arts) - Nagako Cooper
Yoga for All - Carole Godridge
Biodanza (Dance) - Jolanda Bastein FULL
Language for Change - Pat Kirby FULL
Quest (Adventures in Nature) - Jan Hogarth
Flexi Schooling - Jo Mallett
The Divine Spark IN/Mudra - Nicole Cressiot and Taku Uesugi

Session 2
Japanese Tea Ceremony
- Makiko Uchimura
Shintaido 2 (Martial Arts) - Nagako Cooper
Yoga for Mental Health - Jill Dobbie
Kinetic Chain Release - Laurie Blair
ICAN/ Words and Action - Janet Fenton
Labyrinth Making 1 - Jim Buchanan
Clowning - Anglelika Shutzinger
The Divine Spark IN/Mudra - Nicole Cressiot and Taku Uesugi
Balanced Finance / Balanced Wellbeing - Donald Thompson

Session 3
Japanese Calligraphy
- Uma Uchima
Aikido (Martial Arts) - Andrea Solana
Qigong (Martial Arts) - Susan Neal
Sacred Singing - Alyne Jones
Creativity, Community and Change - Matt Baker
Mindfulness - Maria Cleary
Sketching - Byron Bartlett
Labyrinth Making 2 - Jim Buchanan
Laughter Workshop - Hazel  Smylie

More info. on Leaders and Workshops on Booking page.

Itinerary for the Day

9:30 Arrival / Registration

10 - 10:15 Introduction

10:30 - 11:15 Workshop 1

11:15 - 11:30 Tea Break

11:30 - 12:15 Workshop 2

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 2:15 Workshop 3

2:15 - 2:30 Tea Break

2:30 - 3:00 Sharing / Feedback

3:00 - 3:30 Informal Chat / Goodbyes

2019 event supported by:


Soul of WoMen 2018

The second Soul of WoMen conference, talks were given by Rika Saionji Yoshikawa, Alastair McIntosh and Leslie Howells. Skill sharing workshops included aikido, clowning, yoga, mandala writing, mindfulness and the power of words and stories. Its goal was to inspire and empower a more gender-balanced world by providing skills for inner balance and ways for individuals to bring this balance to the wider world. The end-of-day round table discussion laid emphasis on sharing positive solutions.

Soul of WoMen 2016

The first Soul of WoMen conference in 2016 was a great success; it welcomed 120 participants, from Nithsdale, wider Scotland and around the globe for a wonderful day full of inspiration, joy and connection. 

VIDEO - Soul of WoMen 2016. Film by Jodie Canwell

2016 speakers included Mhairi Black MP, (the youngest member of the House of Commons) Dr. Jude Currivan, (international author, healer and cosmologist), Asma Khalifa, (peace activist and Luxembourg Peace Prize Winner 2016), John Nicholls, (Youth Work Director at LGBT Scotland), and Sesto Giovanni Castagnoli, (Founder member of the World Spirit Forum and Founder of the YES Initiative, Youth Europe Self Empowerment Initiative).

Earlier Event: 20 June
Intermediate Yoga