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Shake the Dust - refresh your practice and life

Shake the Dust is a graduate course for people who wish to continue their mindfulness and compassion explorations with the support of a skilled teacher and the group.

6 weeks

Shake the Dust will offer you the opportunity to continue to grow in your mindfulness and compassion practice - through revising some basics and offering new perspectives too.  


Drawing on Internal Family Systems (IFS), we will work a little more deeply and psychologically to learn more about the parts of ourselves that arise under challenge, and how to support them to become more resilient, open and mature. (IFS is an evidence-based, non-pathologising approach to human experience. It naturally supports the cultivation of awareness and compassion in an intelligent, empowering and skilful way.)


By creating an environment where safety and curiosity can flourish, we will use  meditations, exercises, teaching and heart-felt sharing to strengthen our capacity for presence and responsiveness to what matters most in our lives.


Course topics:

Week 1: Reconnecting to the basics: body, heart and mind
Week 2: Exploring our parts ~ introduction to IFS
Week 3: All parts are welcome ~ exploring more deeply
Week 4: Integration 
Week 5: Going forth
Day of Mindfulness: Practice immersion



Mindfulness skills

Strengthen your skills and deepen your understanding


Build confidence

Learn how to listen and care for parts of yourself that are emotionally challenging.


Connect and grow

Connect with your tender and courageous heart with the support of your teacher and fellow participants

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Why is this course called Shake the Dust?

The course is inspired by and named after a poem by the extraordinary poet – Anis Mojgani. You can watch Anis perform Shake the Dust. Here’s a sample:

So, grab this world by its clothespins
And shake it out again and again
And jump on top and take it for a spin
And when you hop off shake it again
For this is yours, this is yours.

So when the world knocks at your front door
Clutch the knob tightly and open on up
And run forward and far into its widespread, greeting arms
With your hands outstretched before you
Fingertips trembling, though they may be.

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I want to say thank you for the Shake the Dust course - which was a great consolidation to bring me back into the fold (after 7 years)! I have been meditating pretty much daily since - and feeling the effects in my life quite profoundly in not reacting to situations. Very empowering.