Mindfulness of Breathing Classes in York 2016–2017

Learn a gentle way to calm and inner strength through mindfulness of breathing, of posture and of the mind

A weekly class meets in York from Thursday October 6th, 7.30pm to around 9pm.

Please note that the class is now closed to new joiners. A new class will begin in October 2017. If interested at this stage, send an email to b.peter.harvey@gmail.com. He will then alert you to the details of the new class nearer its start time.


No previous experience in meditation is needed. The class's practical teachings are drawn from the Theravada Buddhist tradition, but people of all backgrounds are welcome to explore and develop mindfulness and  inner peace.

Each class consists of a short talk and perhaps a discussion, then a guided meditation, which teaches a step by step way of developing greater calm, and awareness through mindfulness of breathing. After the first week, there is the opportunity for one to one discussion with the teacher on the application of the method. 

We meet at the University of York St John in room QN006, the Contemplation Room. This is in the building on the left hand side of the Quad – see https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/media/content-assets/about/documents/06---09-campus-map-1.pdf  From the exit of Holgate main reception (no.10), go along the left of the Security building (no.14) and enter the door at the end. Go along a little and turn left, and QN 006 is the first door when you turn left again.

The campus is at the meeting of Gillygate and Lord Mayor's Walk, and there is a car park next to the campus, on Clarence Street (which is left at end of Gillygate, right at end of Lord Mayor's Walk).

The class runs from October 6th to December 15th, then continues January 5th to April 6th and April 27th to June 22nd. 

There is no charge for the class.

Contact the teacher of the class, Peter Harvey, to register an interest in joining the class: b.peter.harvey@gmail.com Tel 01757 335 021

For further information, see the rest of the website that this page is on, or contact Peter Harvey.