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Mindful lunchtime on a barge anyone?

We have come across a unique, local opportunity to learn simple techniques to help you cope with stress and improve your sense of wellbeing.

Barge Fiodra is a floating mindfulness studio and is currently moored opposite Granary Square steps on the Regent’s Canal. Classes are taught by the skipper, Bob Chase. Bob trained to teach mindfulness with Bangor University Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice and has 30 years’ experience of meditation.

“Mindfulness with Bob at lunchtime is always a re-energising break. For 45 minutes I forget about the outside world and its worries and relax deeply.  It really makes a difference to my day.” Staff Member, Cancer Research UK

Heard about mindfulness but not sure where to start?

No fad, mindfulness is recommended by doctors* and is now being taught to MPs in Westminster and to pupils in schools. People who practise mindfulness report increased ability to handle stress, better focus and increased self-awareness.

Taster sessions are designed to introduce you the concepts, allow you to try some techniques and learn about where you can learn more.


Weekday lunchtime sessions (£5 each)

Learn and practise – come to just one session or as many as you like

April 23 – 27

April 30 – May 4

Monday to Friday from 12:30 to 13:30

How to book

Book online: See booking on our website


Barge Fiodra is moored opposite Granary Square Steps on the Regent’s Canal.


“Excellent communication and facilitation skills. A very spacious and compassionate approach. Great explanation, discussion and description. Well led practical exercises.” B. C. (Doctor)

“The course has really helped me feel happier. As someone who suffers from anxiety Mindfulness has allowed me to focus more on the present and manage my stress and feelings of panic a lot better. It is a tool I will use for life. It really puts things in perspective” 

*Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is recommended as a treatment by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) for recurring depression.