Courses & Workshops

Taught by Laura Howard, the courses and workshops are an opportunity to really experience mindfulness in a supportive group setting. They take place at various locations throughout Cornwall, as well as online, and draw together members of the community from all walks of life who are interested in reducing stress levels, anxiety, chronic pain and low mood.  They also appeal to many members of the public who simply feel a desire to invest in themselves and to learn how to bring more mindful attention into their lives. The courses are based on years of research, pulling together evidence from the fields of psychology and neuroscience, combining it with the ancient practice of mindfulness.

8 Week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Core Teaching and Learning Intentions:

  • Welcoming and relaxed atmosphere
  • Experiencing a variety of formal and informal mindfulness meditation practices, which involve using the breath and body as a focus for being aware of our experience in the present moment;
  • Understanding the physiology of stress and how to self-regulate our moods, so that we are better able to pause in challenging situations and manage our responses more effectively.
  • Recognising the patterns of worrying and self-criticism that often generate more stress; and learning to relate to ourselves with a more accepting and kind stance.
  • Learning to have more mindful, and thus meaningful, communication, connections and relationships.
  • Developing practical self-care tools to help us thrive, perform at our best, and build resilience

Resources Provided:

  • A detailed course workbook, which will cover the theory of each session and provide details of the home practice
  • Downloadable guided meditations for the home practice
  • The course teacher and administrators are also available for any urgent questions that come up between the sessions.

Course dates and location

Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop

Core Teaching and Learning Intentions

  • Fun, relaxed introduction to mindful meditation
  • Experience a short formal guided mindfulness practice
  • Learn about the origins of secular mindfulness in contemporary western society, as well as the 8 week mindfulness courses on offer
  • Explore informal mindfulness practices and how we can integrate them into everyday life
  • Opportunity for questions and answers.

Resources available

  • Detailed information sheet
  • A downloadable guided meditation practice

Workshop dates and locations


6 Week Wild Young Minds

The Wild Young Minds program invites teens to get curious about their minds as well as the world they are growing up in.  Young minds are one of the most valuable resources we have as a planet, and they therefore deserve to be valued and nurtured.  The group size is 6-10 participants.

Core Teaching and Learning Intentions

  • Welcoming and relaxed atmosphere
  • Experiencing a variety of formal and informal mindfulness meditations, using the body and the breath as a vehicle to come back to the present moment
  • Learning about and investigating causes of stress, anxiety and low mood specific to teens
  • Exploring the effects of stress on our bodies and minds
  • Exploring the potential for balance in both mind and body through movement
  • Investigating the power of the mind and learning how to befriend it
  • Learning to notice the good things in life

Resources provided:

  • Weekly handouts
  • Downloadable guided meditation tracks
  • Course tutor available between sessions for urgent questions and support

Course dates and locations

Upcoming courses & workshops

6 Week Wild Young Minds

Coming soon!
Anella Yoga Studio, Devoran, Nr Truro

8 Week Mindfulness-based Pregnancy and Parenting

Coming Soon!
Anella Yoga Studio, Devoran, Nr Truro

8 Week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

Autumn 2022
Anella Yoga Studio, Truro

Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop

Saturday 14th May 2022 2-4pm
Saturday 18th June 2022 2-4pm
Saturday 13th August 2022 2-4pm
Anella Yoga Studio, Truro