I whizzed through WINTER since our Autumn Update with a busy schedule in place, and now we hit Springtime with clocks forward and even a hint of sunshine.
We held 2 One Day Breathwork Seminars since that previous update, one in October HOME ALONE and the other in February LOVE UNLIMITED, both well attended but we have lost the venue. Nothing to do with us, just a decision by Management of the Charity not to be open at weekends, as it needs a paid person to attend opening and closing, in times of funding cuts. We are searching at the moment but costs of over £300 per day are not unusual in Central London ( many commercial enterprises go beyond £500 ). As many of you know, the venue needs to be suitable for Breathwork, have facilities and open on a Sunday in Central London. Anyway we have a few ideas up our sleeves. The Urban LIFECLASS team are on the case! https://urbanlifeclass.me/theteam/
Marrakech Breathwork Retreat January 2017 – Early Feedback
“I came on this retreat last year and THAT changed my life, without doubt. Doing breathwork today with the most amazing group of people has surpassed every expectation that I could have had.
It has been very deep work, but overwhelming in its content and in the range of emotions which it generates. I have seen major changes happen in others, honesty, trust, sharing and the most breathtaking energies holding the space throughout. Thanks to Robert, Sara, Suzanne and Jake for assisting so well.
Finally special thanks to David Parker and Meleeshka for doing the most amazing work and holding the space so beautifully. Tonight I am in a state of blissful gratitude, feeling the love and looking forward to the final few days.” – Mike Delaney
http://www.mikedelaney.co.uk Mike Delaney RNMH, RMA, Cert Couns, (BACP, EAGALA) / London – Birmingham.
Mike Delaney / Leap Equine Therapy : http://www.leapequine.com/our-team/senior-therapeutic-team
Last month we went to Manchester to get things going with a Free 2 hour Introduction which turned out to be very interesting, not in the way expected ( bit of a lesson there ). It was well attended , but the weekend we planned for this month we have postponed till the Autumn to include those away on early Easter breaks and wanted to attend. However I created online coaching clients from Manchester and unexpected future private 121 Breathwork sessions during the summer period to build on. Not part of my plan, but as Marianne Williamson says ” God’s plan works, yours doesn’t “.
The result was ‘effortless accomplishment’. More news on this laters.
Our Monthly Evening Breathes in LONDON are now Booked UP a month in advance and we appear to be attracting new breathers every month without effort. #BREATHE
More NEWS on Manchester & London Coming soon!
1.2.1 sessions, additional information and overseas seminar organising can easily be booked with David. https://urbanlifeclass.me/contact/
words : David Parker
It’s been a full summer : 3 Urban LIFECLASS Evening groups every Month in London, that gets booked up one month in advance, new participants coming in too, plus our Annual Breathwork Retreat in Marrakesh Morocco was full up by July passed for January 2017, all flights booked too. Talk about effortless accomplishment!
In June I went to Estonia to lead a 3 Day Breathwork Weekend on Codependency and ‘The Artists Way’ in this fabulous new venue in Tallinn.
Not sure where it is? . . .you’re not alone. My first visit was in 2004, invited to bring my work to a country with just one and a quarter million people, drowning in a history of soviet control, alcoholism and the highest HIV rates per head of population anywhere on the globe. When it was part of Soviet Russia, authorities dumped their IV drug users there, and AIDS devastated communities and families during the 80’s and 90’s. Almost every family is touched by the stain of alcoholism, authoritarianism and genetic codependency.
This was my 9th Seminar in Estonia since 2004, and that weekends 3 Day Event 10,11, 12th June 2016 was an Intensive called : COME OUT OF THE COMA! . . . Co-dependency and Creative Relationships. Based on the new work we are doing in London with Urban LIFECLASS, ‘Creativity and Creative People’ and they have invited me back next year.
We have also found a new venue in London for Sunday One Day Seminars every 3 months, just 3 mins walk from Angel Station, one tube stop from Kings Cross, and our first tryout is next Sunday but it is now fully booked from our mailing list. Details here : called HOME ALONE.
Our NEXT ONE DAY SEMINARS are Sunday 12th February and Sunday 21st May 2017 – We also have 3 EVENING BREATHWORK GROUPS a MONTH at a different venue.
Here are NOVEMBER DATES @ EUSTON Venue :
Words : Robert Beck
Ask any freelancer and they will tell you that one of the greatest struggles is not knowing where or when the next job will turn up. Working in theatre and performance, I am often faced with periods of extreme productivity followed by periods of very little work. It’s pretty terrifying sometimes and can lead to bouts of depression and feelings of not being good enough or strong enough blah blah blah! It was a period such as this that I found myself in at the end of March this year and I genuinely had no idea what I was going to do.
To provide some context, the beginning of the year had been busy for me. January had brought with it a lot of performance gigs; February had seen me direct two shows, as well as mounting my own production, Prevail, with my theatre company, Plain Paper Productions; and in March I turned 24 and seemed to spend a large chunk of the month celebrating (and drinking…lots of drinking!). So that by the time the end of March rolled around, I barely realised that I hadn’t got any work lined up and my bank balance had been worryingly depleted thanks to all the aforementioned “celebrating”. I didn’t know what to do – all I knew was that I needed to work.
I’ve done breathwork for nearly three years now and have worked closely with David Parker and the rest of the UrbanLIFECLASS team. Through working with them I have learnt to “trust in the universe” – a phrase that sounds very spiritual but is really just common sense. I’ve learnt over time that worrying about the future too much isn’t conducive to anything and can stop you from focusing on the here and now.
Yes, it’s important to have an eye on what’s coming up but the things I’ve found most useful for my life as a freelancer (and as a human being more generally) is maintaining clarity and focus in my career and life. If I work to maintain those two things then it doesn’t matter what happens in the future because I know, whatever I do, that I’m moving in the right direction.
So what did happen? Well ask David, and he’ll tell you that I fretted for a bit and offloaded some concerns to him about not having enough money to last me through the year and feelings of not having the tenacity or the talent to drum up more work but then I calmed down and I stopped worrying. I am enough, I do enough, and I’m worthy of the work that is given to me. I have clarity on what I want to do with my life and I am focused enough to go out and get it. Therefore, every action that I take is a positive step in the right direction and I have to trust that the universe will deliver in some shape, size, or form…and it did!
In the space of one afternoon I went from having nothing lined up to having two jobs – one for the day and one for the night.
My day job as a schools outreach officer for The Shakespeare Schools Festival would improve my administration skills and my work with young people and my night job as a drag queen performer for the show The Gingerline: Chambers of Flavour would allow me to express myself creatively and develop and hone my performance skills.
The universe had delivered – and twice over at that!
UrbanLIFECLASS was set up to help people living busy, urban lives cope with the stresses and problems of every day life. The training it offers gives you a tool kit for dealing with issues like mine and for learning strategies for keeping on keeping on.
Without the breathwork training and support from David, Mel, and the other ULC team members, I may well have allowed myself to get bogged down in worry about the future and not opened myself up to the possibility that good things come to those that wait.
The end of the story is that I’ve just spent a happy two months working two fantastic jobs, developing my practise and skills, and making some wonderful new friends and connections. Now the two jobs have both come to an end and I’m, once again, looking at a period of quiet. However, this time I am CHOOSING to keep it quiet because I intend to relax and enjoy my summer but I trust that, when the time is right, the universe will deliver again.
Robert Beck is a freelance director and queer performer living and working in London. His recent show ‘Prevail’ was part of Camden LGBT Forum’s History Month programme and is produced by his company Plain Paper Productions. As well as this, he is a drag performer and has appeared at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, The Bethnal Green Working Man’s Club, and various pubs and bars around London.
He is also the UrbanLIFECLASS PA and admin guy and has worked with David Parker for the last three years developing workshops and administrating the annual trip to Marrakech, Morocco. Follow him on Twitter @robertjamesbeck
Since our January Breathwork Retreat in Marrakech, the regular MONTHLY London Evening groups have built up to adding an extra one ( now 3 groups every Month ) but even these have become FULL UP a month before they occur. We also have been adding new people, bringing in exciting new energies and experiences.
#BreathworkWORKS JUNE is NOW FULL, but do contact us for JULY & AUGUST or get on our mailing list and FB pages.
Here we are at the end of our January 2016 Breathwork Retreat in Marrakech Morocco, performing the closing fire ceremony, burning all our resentments, toxic shames and messages to higher energies. It was a stunning week, breathing sessions every day plus body treatments in the Spa and written work accomplished. Six have already booked for next year, including 2 who came last year, to great benefit, so look out for details later.
17th January 2016 Here is Mike Delaney’s review :
“This week has been one of the most profound, mind-blowing, painful at times but spiritually healing experiences of my recovery.
I would highly recommend URBAN Lifeclass Coaching and Breathwork Retreats to anyone who wants to go that little bit deeper in self development work. You have to be brave enough to trust the process but, My God it’s worth it!!
My utmost gratitude to David Parker and Meleeshka for their knowledge and skills and to all of my new friends for their love, support and laughter every day. Thank you so much x “
Mike Delaney RNMH MBACP
Addictive Behaviour Specialist
Mike Delaney is a leading authority in the treatment of addictions with over 30 years’ consultancy experience with individuals, rehabilitation centres, and professional bodies in the UK and internationally.
There was no Equine Assisted Therapy on our Retreat, Mike came for his own well-being, but all details are on his website http://www.mikedelaney.co.uk
On return to London our Evening Breathwork Groups remain full and in February we added a 3rd evening group. Check out details of MARCH DATES below
After the two OCTOBER Breathing Groups the first NOVEMBER evening BREATHWORK Groups on THURSDAY 12th November & Tuesday 24th November is now FULL.
People have asked for a weekday evening slot to experience Breathwork for the first time or maintain what they have achieved already, so I have created some intimate COACHING/BREATHWORK groups for max of 5 people with a CODEPENDENCY RECOVERY theme. Each 3 hour group session is £30, no more than an evening out these days, but you will feel better for it, working on yourself, instead of working up worry, tension, projection or getting wasted. All for less than £8 a week!
I use my own home, my own *womb space* as many have called it, and all monies go to the Urban LIFECLASS pot to bursary our assistants to attend January’s MAROC Retreat in Marrakech.
The first 90 mins is taken up with Codependency Coaching in some form, followed by ONE HOURS BREATHWORK that puts you into a total space of relaxation and altered states of consciousness. The remainder brings you down, back into your body, leaving you rejuvenated ready to MOVE FORWARD. It is suggested to do ONE GROUP A MONTH ( a Tuesday or Thursday ) or both if you prefer. This space gives you a chance to get back on track with feelings, emotions and solutions to life problems that appear from nowhere.
VENUE : Euston/Mornington Crescent – EACH SESSION Needs to be BOOKED in ADVANCE to secure a space and if you can’t make it you still need to pay, if we can’t get someone to fill your space.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org David 020 7388 3109 More info on the power of Coaching/Breathwork is here : https://rebirthyourlife.me/rebirthing/