Mindfulness on the Tyne offers courses in Newcastle and North Tyneside, including:

8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction group programmes;
Information and introductory sessions for beginners;
One to one mindfulness programmes, face to face or distance learning;
Monthly evening practice sessions for meditators; weekly mindful movement
Silent Practice Days, yoga and mindfulness days and retreats, .


Please contact me for more information or to register interest. To book your place please click here and download an application form.

8 week course – Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

Whitley Bay-  2018

The next 8 week evening course will be held in St Paul’s Parish Centre, Park View, Whitley Bay

Course dates: Thursdays 10th May, 17th May, 24th May (no session 31st May) 7th June, 14th June, 21st June, 28th June, 5th July 2018

There will be an all day practice at Newton and Bywell Community Hall from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 23rd June 2018

All evening sessions run from 6.45pm to 9pm

For detailed information about Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction click here

Cost – £250 (includes all 8 sessions, CDs, handouts, individual support and a full day of practice in a tranquil rural setting)

Click here to download a booking form

Flow and Slow Yoga and Mindfulness with Ucci Ask, Holly Greenwell and Elaine Young

A spacious day of flowing and slowing Yoga and Mindfulness practice in the tranquil Northumberland countryside.  Finding the joy in balancing doing and being.

Suitable for all levels of experience

Saturday 19th May 2018 10am-4pm

Saturday 6th October 2018 10am-4pm

£55 per day or £105 for both (Includes simple Lunch). Limited places – Booking essential

Newton and Bywell Community Hall, Northumberland

NE43 7UL (near Brocksbushes on the A69, Stocksfield)


Practice Groups in Newcastle and Whitley Bay

These practice groups are for “graduates” of the MBSR course, and a way to refresh and support ongoing practice. The sessions are small and welcoming, with people at all stages of developing mindfulness practice. Each session consists of some guided practice and teaching, and some time to discuss home practice, with suggestions and ideas to support you in bringing mindfulness to your daily life.

Contact me on 07949467993 or through my contact page for further info.

All sessions run from 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost – £12.50 per session.

Whitley Bay

56 Beach Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE26 1DZ

2018 Dates:

17th April

15th May

5th June

Strauss Suite, Mercure Hotel, Neville St, Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 5DF (opposite Central Station).

2018 Dates:

27th March

24th April

22nd May

19th June


A Day of Practice for current students and graduates of the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction 8 week course – with Elaine Young, Gwennie Fraser and Susannah Crump

A day of guided and silent practice in the beautiful rural setting of Newton and Bywell Community Centre.

Saturday 23rd June 2018 10am to 3.30pm

Cost £38 (some concessions)

Weekend in the Country: a 2 Day Non-residential Rural Retreat

Saturday 28th April and Sunday 29th April 2018   10 am to 6 pm

Newton and Bywell Community Hall, near Stocksfield, Northumberland

With Elaine Young, Gwennie Fraser and Susannah Crump

This non-residential rural retreat offers an ideal opportunity to step back from your regular daily routine and deepen and refresh your personal mindfulness practice. It is held in the beautiful and tranquil rural setting of Newton and Bywell Community Hall, near Stocksfield, just 15 miles from Newcastle.

A two day non-residential retreat is particularly suitable as an introduction for those who have never been on a retreat before and also for more experienced practitioners, whose home commitments make it difficult to go on residential retreat. The retreat is suitable for anyone who has attended an eight-week mindfulness-based course, or for those with equivalent experience of meditation.

Over the two days, we will practise together in silence, stillness and movement using the transitions of arriving and leaving, eating, and resting as part of the retreat, helping to bring practice right into the experience of everyday life. The retreat will include guided and silent practice, with periods of walking out in the beautiful rural surroundings of Newton and Bywell Community Hall. There will be sustained periods of silence to enable increased connection with inner experience. There will also be opportunities for group exchanges and the teachers will be available to talk to people individually.


Please note it is a requirement to attend both days of the retreat.

Cost £110 (including refreshments and vegetarian lunch on both days)

Bringing Mind and Body Together: Mindful Movement to Start the Day

Yogastation, Whitley Bay Metro Station.

This is a drop in session on Wednesday mornings from 6.45am to 7.45am. Cost £6 per session. All experience and abilities welcome.

****If you intend to come to a session please email or text (07949 467993) the night before to make sure that the class is running that week as I am away from time to time.

Gentle movement and mindfulness practices, designed for complete beginners who want to develop a mindful movement practice, or for those who want to add some balance and mindfulness to their existing active practice.

Contact me on 07949467993 or through my contact page for further info.

To book your place on any of the above courses or events, you can download an application form here
Please contact me for more information or to register interest in future courses or events.

“If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life”

Wu Men

If you have any questions about mindfulness

please give me a call or send me an email. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.