Classes, trainings, workshops & retreats

You’ve come to the right place to book Bridgeen’s classes. For more information or to book a place outside of Eventbrite, email Bridgeen: mindfulmind@outlook.com or use the online contact form.

Click the Buy Tickets link to pay directly for the class you want or visit my Eventbrite page.  For some classes, particularly the 8-week programmes it is possible pay in other ways to avoid the booking fee. Since March 2020 all classes, retreats and trainings have been online via Zoom. Select in person classes from October 2021.

If you can’t make a class I have 12 free meditations on the FREE app Insight Timer, available on android, iPhone or web browser. Let me know what you think.

Thank you. X


December 2021

Event Day and Date Time Book
Christmas mindful self-compassion retreat
Traditionally a time of peace and love but also a time of STRESS, this retreat will help us stay with the original tradition of peace and good will to all. X
Sunday 12 December 10-12.30pm

January 2022

Event Day and Date Time Book
New year mindful self-compassion retreat
New year, new start is a cliche but it's also an excellent way to reflect on our intentions for the new year and can make a difference to how we feel.
Sunday 16 January 10-12.30pm

November 2021

Event Day and Date Time Book
Half day mindful self-compassion retreat – Nov
Take some time out for your wee self. These practices are all about increasing how well we love ourselves and others.
Sunday 28 November 10-12.30pm

Drop-in mindfulness class

I’ve been teaching this popular mindfulness class since 2008 when I first started offering it in Namaste Yoga Center on the Ormeau Road Belfast. Through the first lockdown March 2020 it has evolved to an online offering and as the pandemic effects spread into 2021 the class continues online…

Now more than ever the class has become like a ‘sangha’ – a community meeting to share harmony and awareness. Each class begins with a ‘check-in’ and sharing about our lives and in particular how we are practising mindfulness in the real world with all its challenges.

Some nights there may be a lot of people so lots of sharing and less time to meditate. There will always be at least one meditation. With drop-in there could also be small groups and more time to meditate, each week it will be different.

The class attracts people from all over with all levels of experience in meditation. Everyone is welcome – though it is helpful if you have meditated at least once before. You don’t have to share anything personal – just your name and your interest or experience of the practice of mindfulness and meditation.

Thank you for your support and participation.

Classes cannot be rolled over if you miss it. They are subject to cancellation (you will receive a full refund in that case.)

Thursday nights

Dates: Thursdays till end of May
Times: 8.00-9.15pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £8 per class

6-week mindfulness experience class – via zoom

A personal and friendly introduction to mindfulness practice. Suitable for new and experienced practitioners.

You will learn:

  • how to practice mindfulness,
  • how to sit in meditation,
  • tips to practice in daily life,
  • how to do walking meditation,
  • mindful movement,
  • gratitude practice,
  • loving kindness practice,
  • mindfulness singing,
  • inspirational stories

You’ll receive just over an hour of peace and tranquility in a virtual group of other local, like-minded people. You will be surprised how lovely and easy it is to connect and build a community online in this way, and for this reason numbers are limited.

Especially at this exceptional time for the whole world we will focus on practices to calm our nervous system and work with fear and anxiety. Also sending compassion to those struggling – including ourselves.

Suitable for all: from beginners to experienced practitioners with a beginners mind.

Come join us for an experience of peace in the midst of your week.

You can buy the course as a gift for someone – just ask them to give your name on the first night.

I have lots of free material that you can access via my social media pages.

YES you can save the Eventbrite fee – you can pay via PayPal and bank transfer – just email me on mindfulmind@outlook.com for details. Once payment has been received I will send you the joining instructions.

Thank you.

When you buy a ticket you will be sent a confirmation email with all the details you need to join the class at the appointed time. Please scroll down the email – the zoom link will be there 🙂

Please note this is not the same as the 8-week MBSR course which I also teach. Please check out separate listing for this. The cost of the 8-week course is £280.

I taught online classes every day (twice a day) via zoom from 23 March to the 26 June to support everyone though the the first stage of the pandemic so I am very experienced and capable of running these online classes.

I will have an electronic record of everyone who has bought a ticket and will welcome you to the online class on arrival. You are required to have video and audio to fully participate in the class. I also need to see you to know you are a real person and not a ‘zoom bomber’, you can of course switch off the video or point it away from you during the meditations.

You can use Zoom from a web browser or from the zoom app which you can find on the iPad, iPhone or Android app stores. I do not provide technical support for Zoom (there are lots of helpful videos on Google) so please ensure you are familiar with it before signing up, thank you 🙂

11 March

Dates: Thursday 11 March
Times: 8.00 - 9.15pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £48

May Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop

The theme this month is perfecting our love.

 Mindful self-compassion is the foundation of emotional healing—being aware in the present moment when we’re struggling with feelings of inadequacy, despair, confusion, and other forms of stress (mindfulness) and responding with kindness and understanding (self-compassion). Mindful self-compassion also means holding difficult emotions—fear, anger, sadness, shame and self-doubt—and ourselves, in loving awareness, leading to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

Mindful self-compassion can be learned by anyone. It’s the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves especially when we’re suffering—cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and free from suffering. And as the Dalai Lama says, self-compassion is the first step toward compassion for others.

The workshop is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced practitioners. It fun, practical and experiential. I’ve been running this workshop for five years and people regularly re-attend. 🙂

Sometimes it will be possible to transfer your ticket – subject to availability. Workshops in Winter months tend to sell out so transfer is limited, summer workshops usually have more availability.

It is possible to buy a ticket as a gift, the person just needs to give the name the ticket was booked under when they check in with me on the day.

Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one and a blanket to stay cosy during deep relaxation.

Thank you, I look forward to seeing you.

16 May

Dates: Sunday 16 May
Times: 10-12.30pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £20

April Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop

The theme this month is kindfulness.

 Mindful self-compassion is the foundation of emotional healing—being aware in the present moment when we’re struggling with feelings of inadequacy, despair, confusion, and other forms of stress (mindfulness) and responding with kindness and understanding (self-compassion). Mindful self-compassion also means holding difficult emotions—fear, anger, sadness, shame and self-doubt—and ourselves, in loving awareness, leading to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

Mindful self-compassion can be learned by anyone. It’s the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves especially when we’re suffering—cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and free from suffering. And as the Dalai Lama says, self-compassion is the first step toward compassion for others.

The workshop is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced practitioners. It fun, practical and experiential. I’ve been running this workshop for five years and people regularly re-attend. 🙂

Sometimes it will be possible to transfer your ticket – subject to availability. Workshops in Winter months tend to sell out so transfer is limited, summer workshops usually have more availability.

It is possible to buy a ticket as a gift, the person just needs to give the name the ticket was booked under when they check in with me on the day.

Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one and a blanket to stay cosy during deep relaxation.

Thank you, I look forward to seeing you.

18 April

Dates: Sunday 18 April
Times: 10-12.30pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £20

March Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop

The theme this month is learning making friends with the present moment. ‘Every day may not be a good day but there is good in every day’ with our practices of mindfulness and self-compassion we can learn to befriend even difficult situations with kindness.

 Mindful self-compassion is the foundation of emotional healing—being aware in the present moment when we’re struggling with feelings of inadequacy, despair, confusion, and other forms of stress (mindfulness) and responding with kindness and understanding (self-compassion). Mindful self-compassion also means holding difficult emotions—fear, anger, sadness, shame and self-doubt—and ourselves, in loving awareness, leading to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

Mindful self-compassion can be learned by anyone. It’s the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves especially when we’re suffering—cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and free from suffering. And as the Dalai Lama says, self-compassion is the first step toward compassion for others.

The workshop is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced practitioners. It fun, practical and experiential. I’ve been running this workshop for five years and people regularly re-attend. 🙂

Sometimes it will be possible to transfer your ticket – subject to availability. Workshops in Winter months tend to sell out so transfer is limited, summer workshops usually have more availability.

It is possible to buy a ticket as a gift, the person just needs to give the name the ticket was booked under when they check in with me on the day.

Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one and a blanket to stay cosy during deep relaxation.

Thank you, I look forward to seeing you.

7 March

Dates: Sunday 7 March 2021
Times: 10-12.30pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £20