Mindful Drumming & Letting Go Two inclusive programmes for adults promoting relaxation, mindfulness, and creativity: Mindful Drumming Online is a programme of drumming sessions, lead by Gameli Tordzro. This regular inclusive music session for adults focuses on mental health and wellbeing. Participants can enjoy tapping into their natural rhythms in a creative and supportive environment whilst socialising and meeting new friends. Sessions are designed to support participants in experimenting with music and instruments, with a focus on rhythmic sounds, and building confidence in their own musical abilities. All sessions are lead by a group of professionally trained Paragon musicians and practitioners who specialise in supporting people with access requirements. "Mindful Drumming gives me an opportunity to close my eyes and just get lost in the music - when the end of the session comes I realise I hadn't noticed the time pass at all!"- Paragon participant Mindful Drumming sessions are running every Tuesday, 1.30 - 3.30pm, from 2 November - 7 December 2021. booking information can be found here. Letting Go is linked to Mindful Drumming and is a new programme of relaxing Online yoga and mindfulness sessions for participants to do alongside carers, parents and family members. The class has been designed to be open and accessible to everyone and will be split into two sections: 30 minutes of seated yoga, followed by 30 minutes of low-impact, general yoga. The focus is on breath work, mindfulness, and gentle stretching. You are welcome to join either or both sections, and you won’t need any prior experience or special equipment to join in. The class can also be enjoyed together with carers, parents and family members. We had some great feedback last time around from folks who took part together, commenting on how relaxing it was in the moment, and how helpful it was to use some of the techniques independently outside of the class: "We’ve found the Letting Go sessions such a great experience for both of us, especially helping to calm us down on stressful days." - Carer Letting Go is led by experienced yoga teacher, Fiona Corr-MacLeod, and will take place online every Friday from 10 - 11am. As before, the class is FREE with a suggested donation price of £2 per person which can be paid on a rolling basis via our booking page, here.Please note this programme is currently on pause and will resume on 8 October When: Fridays, 10.00 - 11am Where: Zoom (Online) How much?: FREE / £2 suggested donation (book in for the latest session, here) Funded by the Shared Care Scotland Short Breaks Fund All Paragon workshops are priced at £2/£4/£6/or £8 per-person-per-session, and charged on a pay-what-you-decide basis. Please note that places must be reserved in advance of payment - for more information or to reserve a place please contact our Programme and Events Manager, Charlotte Riley Gibson, at [email protected] Current workshop dates and times can be viewed here.