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Yorkshire Grit Meets Mindfulness
For the first time, Brimham Rocks is to host 'Mindful May' a month of events dedicated to helping alleviate the stress and anxiety caused by modern life.

The 320 million year old rocks will form a backdrop to a series of sessions aimed at anyone who wants to learn more about Mindfulness. The events have been organised following feedback from Brimham's visitors who said it was a place for peace, tranquility and contemplation.

Brimham Rocks, run by the National Trust, is a 400 acre site with hundreds of huge rock formations, some soaring as high as 40 feet (12 metres). The strangely shaped gritstone rocks have fascinated people for more than a thousand years and even though thousands visit every years, there’s always a place to find a quiet spot and take in the beauty of this natural place.

During May, events will range from meditative walks and mindful yoga sessions to full day and overnight mindfulness training, encouraging participants to focus on the moment and learn techniques to achieve peace and tranquility. The National Trust at Brimham Rocks has linked with yoga expert Caroline Salter and Acorn Wellness Retreat to run the sessions.

Events are priced from £5 to £150 and more information can be found at the 'What's On' section of the Brimham Rocks website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brimham-rocks/whats-on. Entry to the Brimham site is free but there is a parking charge for those who are not National Trust members.

Jaanika Reinvald, of the Brimham visitor experience team, has organised the month of events. She says: “Yorkshire gritstone and Buddhist teachings seem an unlikely combination but so many people have told us that they find Brimham Rocks calming and inspirational that we believe it’s the perfect venue for people to learn about and explore mindfulness”.

The sessions, which are largely held during the day, are open to everyone on a first-come, first-served basis. They are expected to appeal to: parents, retirees, and those recuperating from illness or looking to make life changes.

Yorkshire Grit Meets Mindfulness, 1st April 2018, 23:00 PM