What’s On

Healthy and Lean (Talk)

With Amber Thorne

Thursday 18th July 7.30pm to 9.00pm (£2.50)

Please contact Amber on 07375 047401 or thorneamber@gmail.com. Booking to be paid in advance please.

Soul Writing Workshops 

With Dr Sarah Walton

3rd Saturday of the month, 10am - 12pm (£20)

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

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 12pm

  • 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, 11am-1pm £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 face book @lovemindfullness

Remember Mindfulness with Debbie

Autumn Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8 week courses 

Monday in Lewes 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 continue weekly until week ending 15th November (excluding half term week 28th Oct - 1st Nov).

Free Mindfulness Taster Sessions 

·  5th August 10-11.30am  Lewes 

·  9th September 10am – 11.30am Lewes 

·  9th September 7pm - 8.30pm Lewes  

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

·  Monday Lewes 12.30-2pm

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

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

Every Monday! 10am to 11.30am 

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

Next topic, on Mon 15th July - Exploring sensory processing sensitivity with Heather Hicks

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

Cost: £2 per person

Looking forward to seeing you here!

Yoga with Anita

Next on Wed 24th July at 10.00am. PLEASE NOTE NO CLASS ON 10TH OR 17TH JULY.


  • 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 11th July

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