Mindfulness drop-in at Oblong, Woodhouse Community Centre

As the nights turn darker earlier and the leaves turn brown and fall from the trees, perhaps it’s a nice time to get together with others to practise Mindfulness?  And to bring ourselves into the moment. Well the good news is that there is a new mindfulness group starting in Woodhouse!

Steve Hart is an experienced Mindfulness and Meditation practitioner and will be facilitating drop-in sessions along with other facilitators from Leeds Mindfulness at Oblong, Woodhouse Community Centre The sessions start on the 19th October – on Wednesdays from 7.15pm -8.45pm. 

Steve is a friendly fellow with a gentle approach and I am sure that it will be a lovely community down there. The sessions are intended for anyone who is interested and all are more than welcome.  Steve describes the sessions as ‘ Simple meditation exercises using awareness of breath and body and self nurturing and loving kindness meditation.’

Practising Mindfulness can bring many benefits for everyone, especially if you are feeling stressed or fatigued and it’s also good for pain management.  It can help us to achieve a state of calm and tranquillity, a positive mental state and to have a better connection with others.

Certainly it will be a nice community down there.. pop along..  I intend to!


Steve can be contacted on 07999 218450 if you need any more information,



Woodhouse Community Centre Grand Opening

A new look for the old Woodhouse Community Centre – to be unveiled tomorrow! Photo copyright Betty Longbottom and licenced for reuse under creative commons

Woodhouse Communty Centre is open again after a major half a million pound refurbishment! There’s a grand opening tomorrow (Saturday April 21st) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with music and all kinds of things happening. It’s billed as a fun day, so hopefully it will live up to its name.

Local organisation Oblong took over the Centre on a Community Transfer from Leeds City Council. I’ve been involved for the last year and it’s great to have regular contact with local people, especially in Woodhouse, which can sometimes feel like a transitory place with its big student population. Terry.