Mindfulness: Self Compassion

The third workshop in our Mindfulness series focuses on self-compassion, loving kindness and cultivating a non-judgemental approach to life.

Mindfulness: Self Compassion

In South London

‘And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.’ ~ John Steinbeck

Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, like we would a good friend which we cared about. Rather than continuously judging and assessing ourselves, self-compassion involves bringing kindness toward ourselves as human beings.

This workshop will provide techniques to respond in a kind and compassionate way whenever we are experiencing painful emotions. We all want to ward off pain, but allowing it in — and responding compassionately to our own imperfections without harsh self-condemnation — are key toward living a more fulfilling life. Through a series of discussions, meditations and exercises, we will develop tools to help bring self-compassion into our daily life.

Although these are individual mindfulness workshops themed each month, we encourage students to attend as many as possible to fully engage with the practice and incorporate it in your daily life.

Upcoming workshops:

Mindfulness in Relationships
Sunday 25/02/2018 | 13:30 - 16:00

 Mindful Eating
Sunday 18/03/2018 | 13:30 - 16:00

 Mindfulness for Work
Sunday 22/04/2018 | 13:30 - 16:00

Mindfulness for Anxiety & Depression
Sunday 20/05/2018 | 13:30 - 16:00  

Mindfulness for Creativity
Sunday 17/06/2018 | 13:30 - 16:00  

Introduction to Mindfulness
Sunday 08/07/2018 | 13:30 - 16:00

  • Teacher Aoife Espinosa

    Aoife teaches many styles of yoga including hatha, restorative, dynamic, pregnancy and postnatal but her true passion lies in teaching breathwork, mindfulness and meditation. See more.

Upcoming Schedule


This workshop is open to all – no prior experience necessary.

Students on our monthly membership receive a 20% discount on this workshop.

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.


Workshops at the Shala are run independently and all payments for workshop services are accepted on behalf of the individual teacher. The teacher's terms are given below.

  • Purchases for workshops are non-refundable
  • Cancellations may be made online up to 24-hours before the start of the workshop in which case your Shala account will be credited and you will be able to rebook for the same workshop on a different date
  • Late cancellations and no shows will be charged as if you had attended
  • In the event that a workshop is cancelled you will be offered a refund or the option to be transferred to an alternative date