Gay Men’s Talk: upcoming events

Gay Men’s Talk: upcoming events

February brings exciting opportunities to gay men to socialise and build a healthy sense of self-care in a friendly environment.

6th February: Yoga Nidra

The nurturing and meditative heart of yoga

Yoga Nidra is an awareness and meditation practice rooted in tantrik Yoga. It is usually done lying down or sitting up comfortably, after warming the body with gentle Yoga stretches and breathing exercises. Yoga Nidra translates as the “yogic sleep” and induces a deep state of relaxation whilst remaining fully awake. The practice promotes experiences of profound healing, rejuvenation of energy and well-being. Regular practice can also be a clearing for enhanced creativity and improved productivity, contributing positively to more effective dealing with life’s challenges. It may also serve as a life skill to evolve one’s life in the context of deeper purpose and meaning, helping to shape a future that inspires and empowers.

Please wear warm loose clothes, for example a track suit, as the body relaxes deeply during the practice. The session will take place on Wednesday, 6th February at 6:30pm.

To book a place contact cohanlon@positivelyuk.org

16th March: Everyday Mindfulness

Learn how to integrate mindfulness techniques into everyday life! Join the amazing public speaker and trainer Mina Kakaiya on Saturday, 16th March at 12:00pm.

Mindfulness is simply a method of mental training that involves paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment non-judgmentally. Mindfulness is practice of simply quieting the mind chatter and focus on being deeply attuned to yourself, your environment and those around you from moment to moment. It is a natural state of mind – focused, present and aware. Rooted in the ancient Buddhist art of meditation, mindfulness can be learned and practiced by anyone, no matter what their religious or cultural background.

Benefits of regular mindfulness practice:
• Help you cope better with pain
• Improves the immune system and increases the body’s self-healing capacity
• Improves memory, focus and attention span
• Improve control of blood sugar in type II diabetes
• Improves sleep
• Reduce stress and increase ability to handle stressful situations easily 

By the end of the session you will be able to:
• To understand what mindfulness is
• The benefits of regular mindfulness practice in promoting wellbeing
• Understanding the default and experiential mindset modes response to events

To book your place, please contact cohanlon@positivelyuk.org

9th March: Let’s Talk Chems

On 9th March at 12:30pm David Stuart will be hosting a discussion at Positively UK on the history of the modern chemsex phenomenon, and how it is impacting our communities and our lives. He will be exploring the pleasures and the harms causes, all within the framework of gay men’s experiences of gay sex and online hook-up culture.

To book your place, please contact cohanlon@positivelyuk.org