Mindfulness, Well-being and Yoga Courses

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Mindfulness Based stress reduction (MBSR) Testimonials

I would highly recommend this course to everyone, as even the most practical person still can use time to be more mindfully aware in giving your grey matter some time out for a workout. Very useful and practical and has helped me awaken my creative and curious personality. Thank you Heather!
Debbie (course participant)
This mindfulness course has really opened up my path of self development and brings about a more positive way of being in the World.Cath (course participant)
Even entrenched bad habits can be broken! Give it a go! These courses can help bring a more balanced and calm attitude to life and may help you break lifelong bad habits.Jean (course participant)
This course was just what I needed at this point in my life. It has been enlightening and life changing and helped me focus and learn what being mindful really means. The course has helped me get to know myself and be kind and compassionate to myself. Much needed in a stressful world. A way of finding yourself and staying sane.Elizabeth (course participant)
A valuable journey of self discovery. I am less stressed, have less back pain, have more acknowledgement/understanding of self, more time for self and the here and now is what matters.Karen (course participant)

For more information on workshops or course please email tracey.macrae@colchester.ac.uk

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness meditation is a practice that promotes greater self awareness of thoughts, emotions, behaviours and bodily sensations. It is the art of learning to pay attention more skilfully to your own self as well as the world around you. Mindfulness has been scientifically proven to reduce stress, boost the immune system and initiate brain changes that are linked to an increased sense of well being.


Who should attend mindfulness courses?
Mindfulness meditation can help you to:

  • Live in the present moment
  • Improve emotional resilience
  • Increase your wellbeing
  • Improve your concentration, focus and self-awareness
  • Release unhelpful thoughts and emotions
  • Live a healthier and fuller life
  • Improve work performance and creativity


  • Sane New World – Ruby Wax (Funny and excellent account of Mindfulness and how it has helped Ruby manage her Bipolar)
  • Get Some Headspace – Andy Puddicome (Very modern account of mindfulness for the 21st Century by a former Buddhist monk)
  • Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World – Professor Mark Williams

For more information on workshops or course please email tracey.macrae@colchester.ac.uk

Take care of your employees and they will take care of your business….

As a business YOU CARE about your staff.  Your aim is to have a team of dedicated, creative and open- minded individuals who can manage pressured situations and remain focused.  As we have all experienced, happiness in the workplace is infectious to both employees and customers.

How would this work for you?

We can deliver this on site or provide you with in-house training to suit your needs.  If you have a specific set of objectives and there is something that you would like us to create for you, please get in touch

Workshop Options

A Half day 10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm
B Full-day 10am – 4pm
C 16 Hours Flexible
We are able to offer a variety of bespoke wellness staff training programmes for employers. Simply complete the enquiry form below, detailing your requirements and we will be able to provide you with a quote for a programme tailored to you and your business needs. Mindfulness is becoming for many businesses a vital way of developing key skills for employees to flourish and evolve. From reducing stress to increased performance, more and more businesses are realising the benefits of mindfulness which include:

How can this work for my business? The Benefits:

  1. Reducing stress, anxiety and conflict
  2. Increasing resilience and emotional intelligence
  3. Improving communication and relationship skills
  4. Improving focus and the ability to step back and make an informed decision
  5. Embrace criticism leading to better discussions
  6. Enhancing existing Team Leader qualities.

Yoga Classes

Chris Goriup qualified as a British Wheel of Yoga Teacher in 1993, and teaching the style of Hatha Yoga and meditation he has taught in and around the Colchester area since then.

Born to parents who were themselves Yoga teachers Chris visited India and Nepal in 1983 and again in 1986. These first visits laid out the path of Yoga practice for Chris that still continues today.

Chris has developed a style of Yoga and meditation that is accessible to everyone, from the young to the elderly, from the disabled to people of emotional and psychological sensitivity. He currently works for Help for Heroes, The MS Society, Colchester Sheltered Accommodation, and has a number of classes in Health and Fitness Centres around Colchester.

It is said that Yoga is over 5000 years old, originating in Northern India. The knowledge of the ancients has been passed down over the generations to the benefit of millions of practitioners around the world. Individuals will see improvements on all levels through the regular practice and meditation, physical enhancements to strength, agility, stamina and even weight loss, as well as a balancing of the emotions and a calming of the mind.

For more information on workshops or course please email tracey.macrae@colchester.ac.uk