Introduction to Mindfulness

DIY Space for London, London

Sunday, 28 Apr 2019

13:00 – 15:00

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Introduction to Mindfulness
Stage Fright & Anxiety

Date: Sunday 28th April
Time: 1-3pm
Venue: DIY Space for London
Booking link: tbc

Price: £5

We want our workshops to be open to everyone, so please email if the ticket price is prohibitive - or if you have any specific access needs you want to discuss - and we’ll do what we can to make sure you can attend!

💖About the Workshop 💖
In this 2 hour workshop we will cover the following areas;
- What is Mindfulness and how can it benefit me?
- Different postures for formal meditation
- Short guided meditations (can be done sitting in a chair, crossed legged, lying down or standing)
- Mindful movement & pre gig exercises
- Ways to introduce mindfulness into daily life

This workshop will be 90% practical and only 10% theory with the aim of you leaving with a felt experience of what mindfulness is and how you can practice it at home.

There is no need to have any prior knowledge or experience of mindfulness or meditation however this workshop will also be suitable if you already have a regular meditation practice.

There will be regular breaks and a chance to chat to the teacher after the workshop. This will be a relaxed environment with no pressure to take part in any meditations or activities.

💖 About Deena 💖

Deena from AYAM (Accessible Yoga and Mindfulness) developed a daily yoga and mindfulness practice after developing chronic migraines & fibromyalgia as a disability in 2012. These practices have enabled her to manage chronic pain, stress, anxiety and stage fright (she is also a drummer in Best Praxis, First Timers 2017). Deena has since trained as a yoga teacher with Yoga Monks and a mindfulness teacher with Zenways. Her commitment is to make yoga and mindfulness accessible to everyone.
You can visit her Facebook page here
Or check out her Instagram @ayam_yoga

What to bring?
You can come just as you are with warm and comfortable clothes or you can bring any of the following; yoga mat, meditation cushion (or an ordinary cushion) and a blanket. Please let me know if you would like to borrow a yoga mat.

💖 About First Timers Fest 💖

FTF is a season of workshops followed by a two-day festival where every band plays its first show. FTF is about getting new faces and voices in bands, and doing something about the lack of diversity in the make-up of the DIY music community.

As a direct way of addressing the lack of diversity in the make-up of the DIY music community, our workshops centre people who are disabled (visible or non-visible), LGBTQIA+ folk, people of colour, and women. As well, we are here to support people who have never played in a band before // never played the instrument they've always wanted to learn before because of their class, race, gender, mental health, etc.

Our 2019 festival will be taking place on May 4th & 5th 2019. Applications from new bands to play are open: INSERT LINK

For other First Timers Fest 2019 info:
FTF 2019 Facebook group:
FB page: First Timers Fest
Twitter: @FirstTimersFest
Instagram: @firsttimersfest

💖 About the venue, DIY Space for London 💖

DIY Space for London is on a single floor level, with access ramps, widened doors, an accessible toilet and plenty of space for manoeuvring and getting away from crowds. There is plenty of seating available and the toilets are gender neutral and accessible.

On entering the venue there is a small ramp, which is quite steep and might require assistance going up and down. If you are a wheelchair user and not travelling with anyone, let us know in advance you are coming so someone at the venue can be there to assist.

If you would like to discuss access, please get in touch or visit our website:

Email -

Phone – 020 7635 9470 (Leave a message and we will respond)

Postal – 96-108 Ormside St, London SE15 1TF

Response time – Someone will be able to respond within 5 days

Our volunteers are happy to meet event attendees at the nearest bus stop, please contact to arrange.

DIY Space has an Access Group that is always working to improve accessibility. Most recently it worked towards making DIY Space For London the UK’s first volunteer-run venue to achieve Bronze status on the Charter of Best Practice from Attitude Is Everything – a charity that improves Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music.


DIY Space for London , 96-108 Ormside Street , London