The Three Friends of Winter are the Pine, the Bamboo and the Plum. They do not wither in winter, but endure, to remind us that all is not lost. Bamboo provides shelter, and soothing sounds in the breeze, pine provides welcome fragrance in the cold air, and soon the Plum Blossom joins in, it’s sweetness deepening with the illuminating touch of the winter sun, bringing to the eyes a splash of firey brightness in a sombre landscape.
I hope that deepest darkest winter finds you well now that the festivities have come to a close. My visiting friends have returned to England, having been pleased by the the beauty of the grey winter skies here, sometimes dark and dull, but many times reflective and bright, with endless variation of texture and colour. This is a time of year that always comes as a teacher to me, showing me how to temper my enthusiasm for New Years projects with the need to rest and dream, and allow plans to unfold gently into the growing light. Everything in it’s own time, waiting to bloom or germinate. Lucy Trend 10/01/22
“Wild winds never last all morning
and fierce rains never last all day.”
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO TRY MINDFULNESS BUT ARE NOT SURE ENTIRELY WHAT IT IS?
Join Lucy online for a free taster session with no expectation and no commitment required, just a chance to ‘suck it and see” and hopefully have some fun! And if you like it and the timing is right for you, the 8 weeks MBLC course starts the following week same time. It is both for beginners and for those who have previous experience of mindfulness and want to develop their practice. Learn More / Register Picture credit to @asjaboros
MINI THAI COURSE Sun 23rd Jan ‘22 Make your own Thai Hot Herbal Compress 10am-1pm Using the Compress 2pm-5pm Lead by Lucy Trend.
Aromatic herbs, are steamed to release soothing properties. Then they are patted, pressed, pounded and pummelled on the body. A very tonifying and restoring treatment, adaptable for everyone, relieves muscular tension, deep bruising or torn muscles, good for respiratory ailments, water retention, fatigue, you name it! With Lucy Trend. See a sneak preview on Youtube
|MINI COURSE Sat 19th Feb ‘22 Thai massage for beloved friends Bring a special friend, a loved one, or just a work colleague who shares a passion for massage! You don’t need to be super fit or a Yogi, just agile enough to kneel at floor level. With Lucy Trend and Raheela Nisar|
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Staying Safe at STMTS
We are delighted to announce that there still have been no cases of Covid 19 associated with our premises. Ours, and our students and clients’ vigilance has paid off, together we have successfully protected one another from the virus. or to talk about important news. Online courses and consulations are available for those who need to isolate