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Nature Meditations at St. Johns Wood
Nature Meditations at St. Johns Wood
Violet Hill Studios,
6 Violet Hill, London, NW8 9EB
United Kingdom

Wellness Centre

Nature Meditations at St. Johns Wood
Violet Hill Studios,
6 Violet Hill, London, NW8 9EB
United Kingdom

Opening hours

Mon - Tue - Closed -
Wed 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thur - Sun - Closed -
  • Accepts online bookings

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  • Accepts eVouchers

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Nature Meditations at St. Johns Wood part of Nature Meditations

Nature Meditations will take you from a place where you are feeling stressed out and unhealthy to a place where you feel healthy, happy, effective and fulfilled.

Nature Meditations was founded by Julie Smith, who is an accredited meditation teacher (Complimentary Medical Association). Julie has extensive training in both traditional and modern meditation methods and has practised all over the world including in Nepal, India, Canada, Italy and the UK. She also has over 20 years corporate management experience, thus understands the stresses of living a fast paced lifestyle in a busy city.

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Verified review Visited April 2014
Posted 1 year ago
I can't afford to have meditation classes with Julie. She is fantastic person, but it's to expensive. Plus unfortunately that day I was very unwell (strong migraine and other problems..,.
My mind was very far... I was just thinking to come back home.
I can't possible say I have enjoyed the hour, but of course I can't blame Julie.....

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Posted 2 years ago
Julie the therapist is lovely and really helps you. The facilities were a bit odd as the the place was being done up and so we had to go next door to use the loo - but this will have been sorted by now.

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Posted 2 years ago
Over price, it did not help at all, save your money and time for something else useful.

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Verified review Visited November 2011
Posted 3 years ago
A nice location which is easy to find. The building is nice and also welcoming ,the the rooms are clean, tidy and well set up with lovely soft cushions on the floor an the chairs.
The pace of the session is just right allowing time at the start to check in and time after each meditation to process your experience of it. The therapist is welcoming , friendly and approachable and I felt at ease. Helpful tips on dealing with distractions, suggestions, and tools to help enhance your own meditaion experience at home an also dealing with stress is also given. All in all a good experience and no complaints.

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Verified review Visited May 2011
Posted 4 years ago
I was surprised by the openness of everyone in the group - we all felt completely at ease. Each time i leave the class i am much more relaxed and calm. I have recommended the sessions to friends and share with them the benefits its had on me.

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Verified review Visited May 2011
Posted 4 years ago
I have really enjoyed the sessions. The have helped me a lot!
I have learnt new meditation techniques
They are very friendly and are always happy to help
I will definitely come back!

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Posted 4 years ago
I am a member at Julie's weekly meditation class. I have found both Julie as a teacher and her Meditation Class to be a very healing and empowering experience.  Opening up my inner space has charged me with energy and focus to look at my life as a whole and how to change it and I suddenly have the courage to move forward in all areas on my life.  It's been amazing in a short space of time and I would highly recommend it to anyone who feels stuck or unsure of what they want and how to get it"

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Posted 4 years ago
Recently I asked a question on Wahanda about meditation and how to get started with it; I've suffered with anxiety over the past few years and also find London quite stressful - I want to slow down! Inspired by the film/book 'Eat Pray Love' I thought meditation sounded perfect for me and luckily Julie at Nature Meditations offered for us to go along and try out one of her free sessions.

Firstly I think this is a great idea, as in my experience people find meditation quite mysterious so it's great to try it out to see if it's for you before you buy into it. Julie started by explaining how she got into practicing meditation in the first place which was really interesting, and a lot of the points she made were things I could relate to.

We then tried a short meditation exercise, which simply involved closing our eyes and focusing on a word that made us feel good, breathing deeply and then exhaling the negative emotions. This was a good intro to what meditation is all about and was very calming!

We then had a 'de-stress tip' which Julie includes in all her sessions - in this case it was just on breathing properly, and a little technique to help ease anxiety. I found this so helpful and have already used it in the week since the session; it also broke up the class quite nicely.

We then finished with a much longer meditation, where we had to close our eyes, sitting comfortably and focus on one part of our body - the bit just below our nose! - which was surprisingly difficult to do. Julie's voice was very calming and helped keep us focused; any time a thought came into our head (there were a lot trying to surface in mine) we just had to acknowledge the thought but bring our focus back to this one body part, while breathing nice and deeply. I found it interesting that meditation was more about focus than just 'letting go' as I had previously thought, but it makes sense since most of the group were talking about wanting clarity and using meditation to focus the mind.

This was a great introduction to meditation and I can't wait to learn more through the membership - Julie's explanations really made sense to me and it's definitely something I will be continuing!

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Posted 4 years ago
I attended a free session with Julie to see if meditation is for me. I'd not tried meditation before, only simple breathing techniques, so was really happy to feel that in just that one session I felt calmer and more at peace.

Julie has a fantastic way of explaining meditation and what it's all about, without making you feel silly or that you can't possibly do it. I felt completely at ease and was really interested to hear how meditation had helped her. There were two meditation sessions broken up in-between with a stress tip, with the second being more in-depth. I've honestly never felt so clear and able!

The sessions don't make you feel silly for "thinking". Julie explains that you just need to train your mind to be aware of those thoughts but not indulge them. As someone with a very busy and distracted mind, those sessions really helped me on my way to clearing out all the stress and feeling clear.

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4 years ago
I really want to try it too!

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