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Former Local Returns to Herne Hill To Hear Son's Poetry Recited on 'Home Turf'

Former Poet’s Corner resident, Joanna Brown says that hearing her son’s poetry recited to a Herne Hill audience for the first time, in an event to celebrate and memorialise his life will be an exciting but poignant moment for her. 

The reading on Thursday 16th August, 7.45pm is the first public airing in Herne Hill of a new book of Alexander 'King' Paul’s poetry, ‘Climbing Clouds Chasing Comets’, published in June (and available at Herne Hill Books). 

Free Relaxation Classes for Carers

 

"Great compassion penetrates into the marrow of the bone." -- Nagarjuna

 

 

Are you a carer in the community of a child or young adult and feel overburdened and overwhelmed?

 

Two charities, in association with Fusion, are offering three free relaxation classes for carers of children and young adults. These will happen at Brockwell Lido on Monday May 9th, Monday May 23rd, and Monday June 6th. Every class is on from 11am - 12:30pm. The sessions are designed as respite for people who care for children or young adults who are frail or ill, or have a physical, mental health or learning disability, and do so without receiving financial compensation. The sessions will be about helping people learn some wonderful survival skills.

 

Local Instructor Launches Yoga Nidra CD and Website

A local tai chi teacher and yoga instructor has just released a Yoga Nidra CD on his own website, which he has also recently launched with the help of RBM Design, a locally-based and grassroots design concern.

 

Rupert Ingham, who teaches tai chi at St Paul's Church in Herne Hill once a week and also works with yoga students on a one to one basis in the local area, decided to release the CD to help people relax and become more successful decision-makers in the process. For many people, today's increasingly frantic, stress-related lifestyles can lead to debilitating anxiety, depression and confusion, with immune systems compromised in the bargain.

 

Ingham's CD (and classes) hinge on two principles at the heart of yogic concentration - mindfulness and relaxation. According to Ingham, "Mindfulness is the art of gently focussing one's mind and concentrating one's awareness. Deep relaxation is the art of arriving in the state of deepest possible rest. The CD is designed, through its series of meditation exercises, to help students achieve this."

 

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