About Anne

My spiritual journey started when I discovered a local yoga class and through this I found new friends and developed a deeper interest in spirituality. I've been training for over 18 years in many disciplines, from Hatha Yoga to traditional Usui Reiki and Karuna Reiki to meditation, mindfulness and relaxation. I live on the sunny :) Isle of Wight, not far from the sea breezes and sandy beaches...

Calming our inner fear

The most terrifying thing I have ever done, is not something that most people would think of as terrifying, it’s simply facing the parts of me that scare me, the bits of me that bring up fear, vulnerability, panic, terror in everyday life.

If I move away from my safe space, home, loved ones or my
known comfort zone, fear sets in and my body reacts as if something terrible is
going […]

By |October 10th, 2019|meditation, Mindfulness, Relaxation, yoga|0 Comments

What is Zen Yoga?

Zen yoga is a term that describes a variety of physical and energetic practices that can be found within the Zen Buddhist tradition.

In Japan there are many forms of movement that have been practiced for hundreds of years, influenced by the Chinese movement of Dao Yin, Japanese monks practiced similar forms of movement or exercise such as Do In, Zen Taiso and Do Zen.

Do Zen means moving meditation and […]

By |August 6th, 2019|Classes, yoga|0 Comments

Summer Sangha – Meditation & Mindfulness Classes

Sangha means community and in Buddhism it is one of the three jewels, where we take refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma (the teachings) and the Sangha (a community of like minded people practicing together.)


By |July 9th, 2018|Classes, meditation, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Making friends with anxiety through mindful drawing

Anxiety was the biggest reason I wanted to learn mindfulness techniques and so I have been exploring anxiety through mindfulness for a number of years now. […]

By |May 3rd, 2018|Classes, meditation, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Comparing Mindfulness courses

The Meditation and Mindfulness 8 week courses I teach are similar to those on an MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) course, however the MBSR and MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) courses were both originally designed to help with specific conditions and tend to be used in hospitals and clinics. MBSR was designed to help with the stress of illness, and MBCT was designed to help avoid relapse into depression. […]

By |November 27th, 2017|Classes, meditation, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Zen Meditation & Mindfulness for Energy & Grounding

The Zen Meditation & Mindfulness for Energy & Grounding now replaces the planned Insight course offering people the chance to drop-in, learn some of the methods from the Insight course and look at how mindfulness can help with stress and challenging emotions.

Zen Meditation & Mindfulness for Energy & Grounding
Thursday 6.15pm – 7.30pm 7 September – 28 September £26 or £7 drop-in
Thursday 6.15pm – 7.30pm 23 November – 14 December £26 […]

By |September 4th, 2017|Classes, meditation, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Zen Meditation & Mindfulness for Insight

Zen Meditation & Mindfulness for Insight
Thursday 6.00pm – 8.00pm – 7 Sept – 12 Oct – 6 weeks £90

This course allows you to create or deepen your practice, learn more about Zen, energy and grounding. We will look at the stages of insight and moving meditations, so that we can take our practice into our everyday life. The meditations allow you to journey inwards to discover your true nature allowing […]

By |August 19th, 2017|Classes, meditation, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Mindfulness helps you cope with change

Change happens all the time, but when big or sudden changes happen we may find it a challenge. Like many others I find it difficult to deal with change, my emotions are up and down, I don’t feel settled or relaxed and I start to feel stressed. This is all perfectly normal and it’s OK to feel that way, however mindfulness can offer you some techniques to help you adapt. […]

By |April 6th, 2017|Mindfulness|0 Comments

Opportunities to be Mindful…

There are a lot of exciting things happening in the world of Mindfulness at the moment with many opportunities for you to join in, learn more and discover something new. […]

By |January 30th, 2017|Mindfulness|0 Comments

Dealing with frustration through mindfulness

When feelings of frustration arise, we often can’t see a way out and we don’t know what to do to feel better, but there is a way of noticing and dealing with our frustrations through mindfulness. […]

By |September 22nd, 2016|meditation, Mindfulness|0 Comments