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Heather Mason’s Reflections from a Recent Retreat

I’ve been on retreat in a Buddhist monastery this week and as usual in such circumstances there has been ample time for contemplation. It occurred to me that many of us know what to do. We know how to take care of ourselves, we know…

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Heather Mason (with Herbert Benson) at SYR and SYTAR in Boston

Heather does a lot of travelling between running professional trainings and giving lectures. This month, the world of yoga, yoga therapy and research came to her home city of Boston. “The conference was in two parts,” says Heather Mason. “The first, Symposium on Yoga Research…

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Heather Mason at the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Heather Mason, The Minded Institute’s founder and director, recently presented at the British Psychological Society’s Holistic Faculty 2013 Annual Conference “Advances in Psychological Therapy: Body Activation and the Brain” about “Yoga and the Brain – a body based approach to therapeutic work.” Heather and Dr…

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Create Your Own Yoga Retreat

Have you ever drooled over adverts for yoga retreats in far-flung places? Perhaps the very idea of a week or 10 days (or even a weekend) of silence sounds like heaven to you? The regimented structure of some, from when to wake up to when…

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Jon Kabat-Zinn in London – Mindfulness Goes Mainstream

Image courtesy of Sam Bottrill When Jon Kabat-Zinn came to London last month, TMI’s Sam Bottrill (lecturer and supervisor) had this lovely picture taken with him. Some more of us managed to get tickets to the sold out event organised by Action for Happiness at…

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