Back in Feb 2016 I started thinking about organising a large event on mindfulness and meditation. I practised meditation and after talking to my teacher Frances about the idea, I realised, nothing like it existed. I spoke to lots of people. Once pictured I could not forget the idea. I felt compelled to try.
I had been an event organiser for many years. It has taken the good will and support of a lifetime of contacts, plus many new ones, for the event to happen. To exist. Many people have given their time, encouragement and resources. Even those that do not meditate, how amazing people can be! I have also had the good fortune to meet many kind, open hearted, hard working and talented people, some you will know as the Pep Farley team.
Our hope is to create an event where people can experience the true magic of mindfulness and meditation. To bring together the hugely diverse world it represents; from classrooms, hospitals and boardrooms to Buddhist centres, retreats and our own homes.
We believe that mindfulness and meditation can improve people’s health. Their relationships. The quality of their lives. The event exists to support this practice and all of the people who work in this field.
The Sleep Show launched in 2019 as another way to support people with their health and Mental Health. How we live and recuperate are so intrinsically linked we wanted to create a space for that expertise and all of the amazing products available.
We hope our events, experiences and community continues to grow and serve people.
HEAD OF MARKETING
Sue Huntley Barlow
Social Marketing Manager
ABOUT THE MINDFUL LIVING experience
Our ethos is about bringing people together to meet like-minded others and joining in a large community of learning, knowledge and mindfulness practice. All of which is always delivered in a fun, relaxing and practical way.
We have a network of wonderful experts who help us immerse our visitors in mindfulness and new ideas around mental health and wellbeing. Leading speakers in our past events have included Ruby Wax, Will Young, Russell Brand, Vidyamala Burch, James Baraz, Sharon Salzberg and Lord Andrew Stone.
Whether you have a professional interest, are new and curious, or practice meditation regularly, there is always space to experience and learn something new.
Whilst we have not been able to hold events in 2020, and 2021 is still somewhat uncertain, we are still keen to offer our community the opportunity to come together, so this year we are bringing you the full Mindful Living Experience, but from the very comfort of your own home, in the form of the Home Retreat.
Be part of this growing community, experience expert talks across a huge variety of themes, learn new skills, try out different practices and enjoy creative exploration.
Whether our experiences are physical or digital, we can offer a space to explore the art and science of meditation and all it has to offer our health and wellbeing.