What’s On

Pilates (Gentle/rehab)

Autumn term (Thursday 19th September - Thursday 24 October, 2pm-3pm)

This six week term focuses on core stability and strength as well as incorporating specific exercises for clients with injuries and illnesses. Cost per term is £59.

Please contact Kathleen on katieredshoes@gmail.com or phone number: 07771 651931 for more information and to book.

Pilates/floor barre

Thursday 19th September - Thursday 24 October, 3.15pm-4.15pm

A strong, dynamic workout incorporating both ballet warm up exercises and Pilates movements set to music. Suitable for clients who have done Pilates before. Not suitable for rehabilitation. Cost: £60.

Please contact Kathleen on katieredshoes@gmail.com or phone number: 07771 651931 for more information and to book.

Pelvic floor Workshop

Benefits of the HYPOPRESSIVE method

With Justine Sipprell, Personal trainer, Pilates & Shiatsu teacher and Doula.

Sunday 15th September, 10.00am - 12.30pm

Max 5 people, £40 each (inc. instructional video). Contact Justine at justine.sipprell@gmail.com or on 07951 322738 to book. See website for more information:- www.core4pelvicfloor.com

Stretch & Release with ELDOA Myofascial stretching & Spinal decompression

Six week program starts Monday 16th Sept, 6.30 - 7.30pm

£60/£14 drop-in. Contact Justine at justine@core4pelvicfloor.com or on 07951 322738 to book. See website for more information:- www.core4pelvicfloor.com

Mindfulness Courses

With Annie Akasati McAuley

  • Free Mindfulness taster session on Wednesday 4th September, 7.00pm to 8.00pm

  • Free Mindfulness taster session Saturday 7th September, 11.00am to 12.00pm

  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 8-week course starting Wednesday 18th September, 7.00-9.15pm £175/138 concessions*

  • NEW: Mindfulness-based Compassionate Living (MBCL) 8-week course: starting Wednesday 2nd October, 11.00am-1.00pm £175/138 concessions*

*10% early-bird bookings available before 15th August.    

Mindfulness is the quality of present-moment awareness, for example when are happily absorbed in a simple task, or pause to notice a beautiful sunset. In a way it is quite simple, but that doesn't mean it is easy to do! Most of us can benefit from training ourselves to be more fully present and focused, gradually learning this skill, through practice and with support from the mindfulness trainer and other, like-minded people on the course. The benefits of mindfulness practice are widely reported in the media, including the capacity to increase our wellbeing, calmness and clarity - and reducing stress, anxiety, low mood and likelihood of relapse into depression.

I initially learned mindfulness and meditation in a Buddhist context in the 1980's and have practiced regularly since that time. This practice has been the source of much creativity and joy throughout my adult life. I completed ordination training in Buddhist philosophy and practice in 1999, at which time I was given my Buddhist name 'Akasati'. Since then have regularly led meditation courses and retreats, initially within a Buddhist context and more recently leading secular mindfulness and compassion courses.   

I have been practising mindfulness and meditation for over 35 years and have now taught over 30 8-week mindfulness courses. I am a member of the UK Mindfulness Network and am qualified to teach Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and alternate these two courses at The Open Door. I am also qualified to teach Mindfulness-based Compassionate Living (MBCL). Together with my colleague Dr Carolyn Drake and associate teacher Nicky Mouat, I run a Mindfulness teaching partnership 'Love Mindfulness'. 

For more information or to book on a course, please contact me on info@lovemindfulness.co.uk or go to my website https://www.lovemindfulness.co.uk, contact me on 07795 562483 or find me on facebook @lovemindfullness

Remember Mindfulness

With Debbie

Autumn Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8 week courses 

Mondays 9.45am to 12.15pm or 7pm to 9pm

All courses start in the week beginning 9th September 2019 with a free orientation session.  Week 1 starts the following week and continues weekly until week ending 15th November (excluding half term week 28th Oct - 1st Nov).

Free Mindfulness Taster Sessions 

  • 9th September 10am – 11.30am  

  • 9th September 7.00pm - 8.30pm  

Graduate Sessions for anyone who has taken an 8-week mindfulness course

  • Mondays 12.30-2.00pm

Starting week beginning 2nd September 2019 until week ending 15th November (excluding half term week 28th Oct - 1st Nov). 

Soul Writing Workshops 

With Dr Sarah Walton

3rd Saturday of the month, 10am - 12pm (£20) next one on Saturday 21st September

Learn to write from your intuition and express your unique creative voice. Watch a short video about Soul Writing here: www.soulwriting.co

To Book: sarah@soulwriting.co

Alchemy Of love – Uma Armengol Nino


*Sacred Womb Initiation

A psycho educational women group process

Explore and connect to your Receptive Female Power through your womb.  You will learn what it is, how it feels and how to recognise it in you. You will learn tools for self regulation, understand your polarity, understand your physiology and learn to go into deep female receptivity and self love. You will learn to reclaim your ground.

Info Evenings taster on:  1st September 3-6pm   Eve Contribution: £30

Group starts same day: 1st September

DATES: Sunday evenings

September 1st , 15th, 29th October 13th , December 1st, 15th

TIMES: 3.00 – 7.00 pm
PRICE: £330 (Booked and paid in advance)

 Requisites: Full personal commitment, dedication and payment

 For information, registration & bookings please contact:
Alchemy of Love uma.armengol@gmail.com
Phone/ WhatsApp +44 (0)7494239051 The Open Door: +44 (0)1273 474949


*Bridges of Love /Family Constellations & Somatic Trauma Healing  

 A psychodynamic approach to healing family ancestral trauma

Group process or single day Attendance – All genders welcome

Family Constellations is an effective and powerful method to recognise the systemic family entanglements in our ancestry as well as in our present family. When combined with Somatic Experiencing Therapy it becomes a complete and integrated healing process. This can help to not only uncover a destructive family dynamic, but to heal the dysfunction.

Supported by the group, we will be working with different themes every day and ...

 *Explore and connect and heal with your place within your family, so you know what it is, how it feels and how it tastes, so you can own it, trust it and embody it.


TIME: 7-9 pm Eve, Contribution:  £15

Group starts: 14 September


Saturdays: September 14th & 28th, October 5th, November 30th, December 7th

TIME:  10.00 am – 5.00 pm

PRICE: £480

(Includes: 5 Full Days +2 Personal Therapy Sessions)


1 day £100,  2 days £180,  3 days £260,  4 days £340, 5 days £400

We welcome a limited number of places for non-active participants £30 per day

• Concessions are available – get in touch to find out more

*Refreshments included, you are welcome to bring your own lunch

Come along to a taster session: Wednesday Sep 4th 7.00-9.00 pm, Price: £15


For information, registration and bookings please contact:
Alchemy of Love uma.armengol@gmail.com
Phone/ WhatsApp +44 (0)7494239051 The Open Door: +44 (0)1273 474949

*Love For Highly Sensitive People

 (Interactive Psycho-Educational Workshops) – 

 Different topic each evening- All genders welcome !

 Info Evening on: Wednesday 11th September 7-9 pm   Eve Contribution: £15

 Series of Workshops starts: 11th September

Are you missing connection and love?

Over this series of evenings, we will be focusing on what matters most: how high sensitivity affects our relationships with loved ones, intimacy, sexuality and with the people and the environment around us, and we will explore how we can find real intimacy by being ourselves.

We will learn how to take care of ourselves, respect our boundaries and understand what makes us grounded. We will learn how to communicate and honour our needs and desires. You will learn the principles of Somatic Trauma work and learn self-regulation to support yourself in a fun and interactive environment.

Bring your curiosity, playfulness and sensibility.

Learning to understanding your physiology, your heart and energy management

A psychodynamic approach to love, learning and understanding the way we are, and how we connect and love as sensitive humans beings

Enjoy exploring together...


Wednesdays: *11th, 25th September, 9th October, 27th November and 11th December

TIME: 7.00-9.00 pm

PRICE:  *5-day attendance £125     *Single attendance for one evening £25


(*Please book in advance due to limited places)

 For information, registration and bookings please contact:
Alchemy of Love uma.armengol@gmail.com
Phone/ WhatsApp+44 (0)7494239051 The Open Door: +44 (0)1273 474949


*Health and Human Rights Org. Norway invites you to the Presentation of the Butterfly Woman Manual

An information evening about the manual and the coming Training in the use of the manual

Info Evening on: 29th August, 7-8 pm  Eve Contribution:  £3

Manual Training dates TBC

Trauma informed and Human Rights approach to support people in need.

A manual made to support all people who provide assistant to vulnerable people. It suggests approaches and techniques that address the psychological needs of Gender Based Violence victims and survivors.

 Early Booking recommended  !!

For information, registration and bookings please contact:
Alchemy of Love uma.armengol@gmail.com
Phone/ WhatsApp+44 (0)7494239051 The Open Door: +44 (0)1273 474949



A spiritual approach for our times

An ongoing evening course on alternate Thursdays, 7-9pm. Starts 10th October.

The Inspiritual Way is a way of spiritual realisation. It works by developing an ongoing intimate connection and fellowship with your spirit.

Using the practices of Spiritual Unity, Internal Alchemy and Remedial Spirituality you access your spiritual potential, deepen your spiritual life and

transform your daily life. Through meditation, mindful attunement and heart-centered communion you find a deepening sense of oneness with your spirit

and the Whole.

As you start to feel the ever-present support, guidance and loving presence of your spirit you become inspirited, inspired and healed. As your heart opens, you discover the wonder and love of oneness with the Whole.

The Inspiritual Way helps reveal the meaning, value and purpose of your life, affording you a new-found spiritual contentment. This path to spirituality is akin to an unfolding spiritual relationship. The experience of heart-centred intimacy and unity with your spirit leaves you feeling nurtured, comforted and healed. Slowly you become who you truly are - a profound, aware and loving being.

Amadis works to foster a kinship and partnership with spirit you can work with in daily life, so access your innate spiritual vitality, harmony, beauty and joy. He developed this way of living life in spirit, having studied and worked with a realised teacher for over twenty years and with other mentors for many others.

For more information please go to www.theinspiritualway.com

For further details contact Amadis on 07941 665506 or amadis@inspiritway.com

New Pregnancy Yoga Class

With Joanna Johnson

Tuesdays 11.15am to 12.45pm

I have been practising yoga since 1997 and teaching since 2000. I specialise in applying fluid, functional asana (poses), pranayama (breathwork) and yoga nidra (embodied meditation) to all areas of women’s lives: fertility and conception, menstrual health, pregnancy, birth preparation, postnatal recovery and the later postnatal phases, and the menopause and beyond.

I teach classes, workshops and private sessions to women and their partners, and teach and advise on my areas of expertise on yoga training courses. I also run bespoke training courses and mentorships (increasingly online). I have trained with the major providers of women’s yoga that I consider to offer sensitive, ethical, clear ways of approaching the female body (the Active Birth Centre with whom I completed an extensive apprenticeship, Birthlight, Womb Yoga and the Yoga Nidra Network), and this has intersected with my many years of daily practice to allow me to offer individualised teaching within a group setting.

I’m delighted to be teaching a new pregnancy/active birth yoga class at the Open Door, and look forward to sharing practical techniques to navigate the demands and delights of parenthood in ways that honour the wisdom of the female body, yoga’s traditions, and modern knowledge.

Drop in £15, block of 5 (to use within 6 weeks) £70

Concessions available, please ask.

For more information please see http://www.whisperingbodies.wordpress.com/ or contact Joanna:- jo@redmoonyoga.co.uk

Over 60's Weekly Wellbeing Drop In

Mondays 10am to 11.30am (Please note no group on 19th or 26th August)

Weekly activity plus tea and cake in a friendly, relaxed environment.

Next topic, on Mon 2nd September - Mindfulness Talk with Debbie

At the Open Door, Church Twitten, 32 High Street, Lewes, BN7 2LU

Cost: £2 per person

Looking forward to seeing you here!


With Anita

Next on Wed 14th August at 10.00am


  • Wednesdays 10-11am

All ages and levels of experience are welcome, and equipment is provided. Each class is an hour long and costs £10.00. For more information please see yogawithanita.co.uk, email anitamhall@gmail.com or call Anita on 07764 580767

Vital Spirit QiGong

With Amadis Cammell

7pm to 9pm on alternate Thursdays, next on 5th September

Vital Spirit Qigong (Jing Shen Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese practice also known as Internal Alchemy (Nei Dan). This holistic style of Qigong is based on the principles and practices of Yin-Yang, The Five Elements and Medical Qigong.

The aim of these fortnightly sessions is to help you access your vital and spiritual resources and heal your body.

Through postures, movements, voicework and breathwork you connect to your life forces (Qi) and integrate your physical, vital and spiritual energies. This results in increased vitality and improved health and wellness.

Through meditation, visualisation and attunement practices you perceive the consciousness, presence and vitality of your spirit (Jing Shen). In Chinese philosophy by experiencing this innate reality you come to realise your integral connection with all life. It also awakens your heart and mind which fosters greater inner harmony, tranquillity, insight and wellbeing.

For the last 30 years I have learned and taught various styles of Daoist and Medical Qigong. I bring insights gained through my study of Classical Chinese language and philosophy, as well as 32 years practice of Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, which enrich the classes.

For more information please go to www.vitalspiritqigong.com or Facebook - @VSQigong
For further details contact Amadis on 07941 665506 or amadis@inspiritway.com