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Salisbury Centre Re-Dedication – Workshop tasters & Community Ritual

Sunday 30th January 2022  – (10:00 –  18:00)

The Salisbury Centre is hosting a whole day fully-packed with a rich programme of community events & tasters workshops drawing from the rich variety of traditions part of our community.

Beside being an opportunity for trying new practices and meeting new people, the overarching aim of the day will be to mark & celebrate the fresh re-opening of our beloved Salisbury Centre, honouring the completion of the building works, leaving behind the challenging energetics of the pandemic months, and sowing some good wishes for the 2022 start of an exciting new chapter four our community!

We look forward to sharing this day with you as part of an ever growing community effort to bless this building and to see it thrive!

We request that everyone takes a lateral flow prior to coming to Imbolc. We request that masks are worn throghout the centre. Please have a mask with you. If you are unable to wear a mask we request that you wear the lanyard to represent this as you will be asked to please wear a mask when you arrive and throughout the day.

We aim to keep the community as safe as possible and need your help to do this.

This is a free event. If you would like to donate you can donate on the day at the centre or online through our website. https://www.salisburycentre.org/donate/

Our program starts at 10:30 and continues into the evening. Please book each session you would like to attend.

Please arrive 15 mintues before your event.

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Please be aware if you would like book the Sound Jouney Session please click here

Morning session


Tergar Meditation with Robin –

Tergar meditation group is based on the teachings of Mingyur Rinpoche. Although rooted in his lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, the group is non-religious and open to people of all faiths and none. This taster session will include guided meditations, some time for discussion, and a short teaching video from Mingyur Rinpoche. Suitable for both beginners and those with experience.

For more information please email edinburgh@tergar.org

Vinyasa Yoga with Emily –

This class run will begin with Pranayama (breathing exercises), run through sun salutations A and B with Warrior variations, balances, twists and a relaxing Savasana to music. Beginner’s welcome.


Sufi Session with Fateah –
The Sufi message of spiritual liberty, as taught by the Indian mystic Hazrat Inayat Khan, was one of the main inspirations for the founding of the Salisbury Centre.  This day of re-dedication of the Centre is a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge and honour his legacy with gratitude.  The session will be meditative throughout, and include Sufi teaching stories, breathing practices, chanting, spiritual practices and prayers, all in the tradition brought to the west by Hazrat Inayat Khan.
For more information please contact Fateah:  alicefateah@btinternet.com


Hatha Yoga with Hazel –

In this class you enjoy a gentle Hatha flow yoga class, where we will move mindfully together with a focus on the present moment, your true being and the simple beauty of breathing and moving. This class is suitable for all levels of experience.

Please get in touch with Hazel if you need you are unable to attend after booking. (hazellouisewatson@gmail.com – booking essential).

Creative Quiet Time with Susannah –

Bring your knitting, writing, or whittling, pastels and paints, weaving, collage, and winter crafts. Or come as you are and get involved with our Imbolc related crafts. Whether you want to take the time for yourself, or to quietly connect with others, we will respectfully share the space together with a bit of music, tea, and the option to bring and share snacks.

Sufi Session with Colin –

“Sufi chanting – Dhikr – is the Remembrance of God through vocal expression, often accompanied by drum rhythms. This session will give participants the opportunity to drum and chant traditional Sufi invocations. Everyone welcome.”


Shared Lunch. Please feel free to stay at the centre to have lunch. We request that everyone brings their own lunch. Teas and coffees will be available.

Afternoon Session


*** Unfortunately we are not longer able to offer somatic movement with Monica.****

We are however, able to offer Tai Chi Basics with Geetam.

Tai Chi Basics with Geetam.

This Tai Chi class is open to beginners and can also be beneficial for more experienced practitioners.

We will learn meditative walking and we will add in arm movements, forming different basic moves. These moves can be practiced on their own as meditative walks. They are also part of the longer Tai Chi ‘forms’, so it is useful to learn these ‘basics’ and ‘Tai Chi principles’ if you want to progress to the more complicated Tai Chi work. For more experienced practitioners it can be beneficial to focus on the detail of these particular basic moves (steps).

Geetam has practiced Tai Chi since 1973 and is still learning. Geetam knows several Tai Chi forms: 8, 10, two different 16, 24, 37 and 88 (108) step, plus two short weapon forms: sword and sabre. Geetam also practices a Japanese weapons martial arts (Okinawa Kobudo).

Sound Journey with Aleks

Sound journey with the sound priestess

Re-dedication can take place personally. What is it that we want to change and shift in our life? What do we want to commit our energy to?

A sound journey can be a great place to set new intentions. All you need to do is to lie down, relax and let yourself get carried away by the sound. This session will incorporate a mixture of gong, singing bowls and other soothing instruments. We’ll get started with a short guided meditation, followed be the sound experience.

Book with Aleks through this link – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sound-journey-with-the-sound-priestess-tickets-243822518717

OM Chanting with Ramona

Om chanting is a group of participants that chant OM minimum 15min. The vibrational waves created by the OM Chanting practise spreads out in a 2-kilometre radius, creating a harmonious, peaceful environment and a unity between humans and nature. The OM continues to resonate in participants’ bodies after the circle, allowing them to share the good vibrations wherever they go.


Circle Dancing with Kate

Circle Dancing is a mix of traditional and choreographed dances using music from around the world. Some dances are gentle and reflective, some a little more lively. No partner required, no previous experience required as each dance is taught.

Art and Mindfulness with Hazel

During this one hour art taster workshop we will connect to our sacral charka, the centre of pleasure and creativity. We will use art as our tool to focus the mind and stay present in the moment, with several invitations to return inwards to our personal source of creativity. Full instruction will be provided so no previous art experience is necessary, the workshop will be differentiated for all levels.

Please get in touch with Hazel if you need you are unable to attend after booking. (hazellouisewatson@gmail.com – booking essential).

Open grief session with Douglas

Introduction to grief tending in the community session will give people space to explore their own grief

Using the Five Gates of Grief from author and Soul Activist Francis Weller’s book ‘The Wild Edge of Sorrow’.

Gate One: ‘Everything We Love We Will Lose’: ‘Tis a fearful thing to love what death can touch’

Gate Two: ‘The Places That Have Not Known Love’ ‘There are places in us that that have been wrapped in shame and banished to the farthest shores of our lives’

Gate Three: ‘The Sorrows of the World’ ‘The cumulative grief of the world is overwhelming’

Gate Four: ‘What We Expected and Did Not Receive’ – Deep in our bones lies an old intuition that we arrived here carrying a bundle of gifts to offer to the community’

Gate Five: ‘Ancestral Grief’ ‘This is the grief we carry in our bodies from sorrows experienced by our ancestors’.


Closing Ceremony and Earth Holders

Join us as for our closing ceremony to hold space for our re-dedication to the centre.

Earth Holders Edinburgh is a community taking mindful action for Mother Earth. We practice non-violent direct action for the sake of our beloved planet and all life. We see this as an integral part of our spiritual life, balancing the inner path of mindfulness with the outer path of action. We come from different spiritual traditions, and are open to members of all faiths and none. We draw strength and wisdom from our connection with nature and with the Earth. We are an evolving and inclusive group actively seeking new members.



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