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Your Journey to Health,
Happiness & Positive Change

Welcome!

From slow, gentle, holistic yoga to exploring the new science of Positive Psychology and building a Resilience tool kit  – there’s an abundance of support for your health and wellbeing at the Birch Moon Well Being Centre.  You might need this self-care and practical tools now – or you could be looking ahead to prevent exhaustion, burn out, anxiety, or poor physical health.

It’s always easier to mend your roof when the sun is shining…so just as we take our cars in for an MOT and service or go to the doctor when some illness or pain arises, the courses, workshops and one to one sessions we offer could help you in a multitude of ways.  Whether that’s boosting your mood naturally, building confidence and self-esteem, easing out the aches, pains, kinks and knots that build up within us all – at Birch Moon we offer you the opportunity to build a tool kit of practical, easy to use solutions to life’s challenges, develop your “bounce-back-ability” and – last, but by no means least take care of your overall wellbeing.

Here’s an over view of the upcoming courses and workshops available from September 2019:-

Holistic Yoga Courses

Slow Gentle Holistic Yoga

NEXT COURSE:- Friday 6TH September 2019. 2pm – 3pm.
Shipham Village Hall, Shipham, Nr Cheddar, Somerset.

A 7 week course perfect for beginners.  Cost: £45.50

The perfect way to gently improve flexibility, strength and your overall wellness in mind and body.  Weaving together yoga breathing (pranayama), healing postures (asana) and yoga nidra (deep rest).  This 1 hour class aims to relax, restore and re-energise in an easeful, natural way.  Don’t underestimate the “Power of Slow”!  By moving slowly, mindfully and with synchronising the breath, you calm the nervous system dissolving stress and anxiety on both a mental and physical level.  The immune system is strengthened, blood pressure lowered, inflammation reduced and sleep improved.  There are a multitude of benefits to be gained from slow gentle holistic yoga – these are shared during the course and understood as you personally experience the positive changes.

NEW CLASS: Chi Yoga

NEXT COURSE:- Monday 9th September 10am – 1115am
Cross Memorial Hall, Cross Nr Axbridge, Somerset

A 7 week course suitable for all.  Cost £49

A wonderful fusion of yoga and Chinese energy movement; this includes “Do In” which is gentle self-massage (really good for calming the nervous system, improving sleep and boosting immunity); “Makka Ho” a series of gentle yoga postures that clear the meridians (energy channels in Chinese medicine) which supports all the organs within the body; simple Qi Gung mindful movement and “Energy Medicine” techniques that boost our immune system, overall health and energy.  We also draw on the wisdom of gentle yoga practices that include postures (asana), effective breathing techniques (pranayama), and relaxation (yoga nidra) – see above description. This 1 ¼ hour session is the perfect way to start your week and give yourself a boost!  

** If you attend both the Monday and Friday classes the discounted price is £85.

PLUS! Autumn Workshop Programme

Thrive! Happier Naturally…

Positive Psychology & Meditation 

STARTS: Thur 5th September.  7pm – 8.30pm.
COST: EARLY BIRD until Aug 16th £50 (Full Price £60)
Includes Meditation CD and refreshments.

The Almshouse Tea Shop, Axbridge. Somerset.

A relaxed, fun and informative 4 week course exploring how to boost your mood naturally, manage stress, increase calm, move from pessimism to optimism and flourish!
Build your Tool Kit for Change which also includes relaxation and meditation techniques.  Great tools for sharing with your children too.  I’ve studied and taught Positive Psychology for over a decade, and meditation for oooh, ages!  Both have had a significant impact on my health and life.  This is my popular 8 week “From Surviving to Thriving” in a nutshell…

And…

Boost Your Resilience!

Tools To Keep Afloat and Bounce Back…

STARTS: Thur 17th October. 7pm – 8.30pm
COST: EARLY BIRD until Sept 1st £50 / Full Price £60
Includes Meditation CD and refreshments.

The Almshouse Tea Shop, Axbridge, Somerset.

Think of Resilience as “Vitamin R!”

It’s a bit of a buzz word at the moment – but Resilience Tools have an amazingly positive effect on our ability to Bounce Back from life’s challenges, our mood and confidence.
Instead of feeling overwhelmed by “life” – we learn how to surf the waves.  This 4 week course builds your Resilience Tool Kit – great for you AND you can teach your children!
Drawing on the work of Resilience expert, Dr Chris Johnstone, we will explore practical strategies that help you deal with tough times, learn creative problem-solving and improve self-care.  Meditation and relaxation techniques are also taught.

My own Resilience was seriously tested, stretched and improved when I was extremely ill with ME/CFS – from bed bound to house bound to slowly being able to get out the house and walk again…it took way longer than I could have ever imagined to get my life back.  But get it back I have!  I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that all the tools in my tool kit – from positive psychology and resilience skills, to gentle holistic yoga and meditation to name just some – were instrumental in getting me back on my feet and beyond.  It’s a real joy to share my professional and personal experience and support you in taking the next step to great self-care and improved health.

Women with singing bowls

Sound & Silence – monthly chant group

NEW 2019 DATES UP NOW!
1st Sunday of the month – Nr Axbridge, Somerset

For Health, Healing & Spiritual Connection
No experienced required – All Welcome!

Thrive! Happier naturally…

A relaxed, fun and informative 4 week course exploring how to boost your mood naturally, manage stress, increase calm, move from pessimism to optimism and flourish!

Gentle, Restorative Yoga

Suitable for beginners, intermediates, the lapsed and collapsed!  Gentle, restorative yoga to melt away stress, calm the mind and increase energy. New course starts Friday 7th June – drop in class 1st Sunday of the month and private 1-2-1 sessions.

Feeling overwhelmed and at a crossroads, I turned to working with Sarena following a friend’s recommendation.  Knowing nothing about mantra, I didn’t know what to expect!  Very quickly I was clearer and able to make decisions that had been beyond me before.  Thank you!

SD, WestonBirch Moon coaching client

I went with a friend and for a friend – not expecting to get much out of this myself.  How wrong can you be?!!  Meditation has been a huge help with my health challenges and the positive psychology tools were important through unexpected challenges.  Taught me to keep an open mind!

HP, Wells, SomersetOn the "From Surviving To Thriving" – Positive Psychology Course

With a busy job and two teenagers, this is my life saver!  You’re voice is very calm and reassuring Sarena, and I always feel better after practising.  Really useful to have the different length tracks too – highly recommend this CD to everyone, beginner and experienced alike!

GD, CheddarReviewing "The Path To Calm” Meditation CD

I’ve been on chant workshops before through my yoga training; Sarena’s have been the best I’ve ever attended.  She holds a clear, safe space, is compassionate, and we benefit from her own extensive study practice as the energy is so strong.

JW, AxbridgeOn the "Sound & Silence" (retreat days and monthly group)

Sarena Mason is a pioneer of the wellbeing field with decades of experience and well developed skills.  I love the way she weaves Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Music into her teaching and therapeutic work.

Dr Chris JohnstoneAuthor of Find Your Power - a toolkit for resilience and positive change.

Sarena has a wealth of experience in the realms of speaking through to singing; from contemplative to the theatrical use of the voice.  She is a compassionate soul – a sheer joy to work with!

Chloe GoodchildInternational singer, voice teacher and author. Founder of The Naked Voice.

How Wonderful your new CD “Sound and Silence” is Sarena.  I could immediately feel the Heart connection and prayerfulness in the beauty and depth of the very clever blend of All YOUR voices. This is so lovely to listen to , so precise in pitch and harmony and very clear diction which is invaluable to everyone wanting to adopt and maintain a regular practice of Chanting .  Truly, I would recommend Everyone to purchase this Precious CD , it is” Up There ” with the World’s Greatest Sound Healers . Thank you so much xx

Susan Vaughan JonesSound Healer, former Opera Singer at Welsh National Opera

Sarena has that rare combination of authenticity, compassion and commitment in both her study and practice of cross-cultural music, sound, and voice therapies. She is an excellent coach and guide to the wide-ranging power of music, sound and chant to inspire, educate and heal. It has been my pleasure to work together.

Pat Moffitt CookPhD-International sound therapist, teacher & author, and founder of Open Ear Center in the United States

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