Mindful Tuesdays for Musicians
Monthly online sessions
Calling all musicians! Come together on Mindful Tuesdays to relax and find calm, inspiration and new perspectives with mindfulness practice. Monthly online drop-in sessions include guided meditations, input on mindfulness, and time for musicians to connect and share their questions, experiences and creative projects.
- Learn more about mindfulness
- Explore how mindfulness can benefit your creativity, performing, practising, teaching and composing
- Get support for your meditation
- Deepen your practice
- Meet other musicians from around the globe who practise mindfulness
Musicians with or without previous experience in mindfulness practice are welcome!
Dates & time: Second Tuesday of each month 7.30-9pm UK time / 8.30-10pm European time / 11.30am-1pm US Pacific time / 2.30-4pm US Eastern time
Cost: Pay what you can – suggested contribution £5, feel free to pay less or more depending on your circumstances.
Booking & information: Mindful Tuesdays for Musicians are taking a break in January 2021. We will be back again on Tuesday 9 February 2021. You will find a booking link here very soon!
Spacious into Spring
One-day mindfulness & yoga online retreat for musicians
Join us to find out how mindfulness and yoga can benefit your musical activities. Explore ways of bringing spaciousness into your daily life and tap into spring’s fresh energy and inspiration through simple, nourishing meditation and yoga practices.
Mindfulness practice has plenty to offer to musicians, supporting clarity of mind, emotional resilience and a deepened awareness of the body. You are invited to a day of relaxation and discovery. In an atmosphere of spaciousness and with an attitude of ‘beginner’s mind’, we will practice listening to the body and allow the mind to calm as we literally ‘come back to our senses’.
The offered set of practices can be easily included with the rhythms of your own life. You will receive recordings of the guided practices after the retreat.
The day is suitable for musicians who are new to mindfulness and/or yoga, as well as for those who wish to deepen their experience. Yoga practices will be gentle and no particular level of fitness is required.
Facilitators: Susanne Olbrich, Anna Mavromatidi Whyte
Date & time: Sunday February 7th, 10am-4.15pm (there will be offline breaks including a lunch break)
Cost: Three levels of pricing are available: £25 / £35 / £45 – please choose a price according to your circumstances
Booking & information: Susanne, , or
Mindfulness for Musicians
Free webinar: introduction to the 8-week online course
If you are considering participating in the 8-week online course Mindfulness for Musicians, starting on March 1st, please join me for this free webinar. I will introduce everything you need to know about the course and there will be an opportunity for Q&A.
Date & time: Monday February 22nd, 7.00-8.15pm
Mindfulness for Musicians
8-week online course
This course will explore ways in which mindfulness can benefit your musical activities. It will support you in cultivating mental and emotional well-being and equip you to deal more effectively with stress, anxiety and other challenges.
Mindfulness practice has plenty to offer to musicians. If you engage with it regularly, mindfulness can help you to
- develop inner clarity, focus and presence,
- (re)connect with aliveness and creativity,
- deepen your emotional resilience to deal more effectively with stress, anxiety and other challenges, and
- prevent instrument-specific strains, support technical development and expression through deepening awareness of the body.
This is a course for musicians who are looking for an introduction to mindfulness practice, or who have practised mindfulness before and wish to take their next steps. You will learn key principles and a range of practices to help you bring mindfulness into your daily life.
Practices include Sound meditation, Body scan, Breathing meditation, Walking meditation and Mindful movements, among others. Themes to be covered include: Grounding Through Body and Breathing; Being Present in Life and Musical Activities; Being with Difficult Experiences; Acceptance and Self-Compassion; The Art of Living Mindfully.
Each week you will receive a section of the e-manual and a recorded meditation for your daily practice. You will need a minimum commitment of 15-30 minutes of your time on 6 days per week.
Dates & time: Mondays 7-9pm, starting March 1st and concluding April 26th (no class on April 5th due to Easter break). I invite you to also attend the free introductory webinar on Monday February 22nd if possible.
Cost: Three levels of pricing are available: £115 / £135 / £155 (plus booking fee) – please choose a price according to your circumstances. This includes a detailed e-manual, weekly recorded meditations and e-mail support as needed. I would like this course to be accessible to everyone. For payment options, or for a further reduction, please contact me to discuss.
Booking & information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mindfulness-for-musicians-tickets-137631404235
Publication: Dare to Create!
Susanne’s chapter “Dare to Create! Meditation, Insight and Creative Practices in Music” is part of an inspiring collection of true stories – stories of journeys that changed lives. Taking inspiration from the mythical hero’s journey, the book presents applications of mindfulness practice in a broad range of settings. These include education, health care, business, sports, creative arts and communities. Authors link their personal journeys as mindfulness practitioners with the latest research, telling captivating stories of sharing mindfulness practice with people of all ages and walks of life.
For a free download of Susanne’s chapter, please contact her.
Price: eBook £8.50, print copy £20. All proceeds go to the Everyone Project, helping fund mindfulness courses to groups who otherwise wouldn’t have access to them, for financial or other reasons.
Available here: https://www.inspiredbylearning.eu/book/11