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atOne and Spiritual Events

Imagine a place where you change the moment you walk through the door. Instead of checking in your coat, you hang up your troubles and let go of everyday concerns. A place to learn how to live. A place to find yourself. It’s a special place for ordinary people.

This former Franciscan church and friary has been deconsecrated but its sacred atmosphere still remains. The peaceful healing energy and the beauty of this space now welcomes everyone from all backgrounds, faiths and beliefs.

Visitors remark that every space in The Monastery appears to be blessed with a feeling of well-being. It’s so real, you think you can touch it.

Similarly, every event and every programme of participation and learning adopts the same high principles of well-being. Whoever you are, whatever you do, we extend a warm invitation to find yourself at the Monastery soon.


See listings below for more details:

 
atOne

10:00am - 5:00pm (first session 10:30am)
Cost: Adults £20, please pre-book

Explore the Spirit of Life with atOne, in the calm sanctuary of the Monastery.

Please see our new website: atone.me.uk

Previously known as Spiritual Sundays, the first Sunday of each month is dedicated to spiritual activities. Inspirational speakers, music and dance workshops, healing, massage, meditation, yoga and walking the labyrinth. Pre-paid admission includes the full day of activities and speakers plus a £5 voucher for the Friars Pantry cafe.

Bookings can be made online
(see details for each date below) or over the phone, 0161 223 3211 by midday on the preceding Friday please.

Pre-booking closes at midday to allow for administration during normal office hours, after which you can pay on the door, £20.

For more information on each event and to book please see listing below or call 0161 223 3211.

Dates for 2014:
May 11th atOne With Nature
June 1st atOne With Love
July 6th atOne With Change
August 3rd atOne With Abundance
September 7th atOne With Gratitude
November 2nd atOne With Ancient Wisdom
December 7th atOne With Celebration

FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH
10:00 - 5:00

Starts 10:30

£20 admission

 
 
Friendly Disclaimer

We take great care in selecting our speakers and contributors and equally we ask you to use your own discernment regarding opinions and information presented. The ideas presented during events do not necessarily reflect those held by atOne, The Monastery of St Francis & Gorton Trust, and The Monastery Manchester, or any of their representatives or employees.

 
 
May atOne With Nature

On Sunday 11th May 2014 please join us for atOne Nature.

More details about the sessions and speakers to be confirmed shortly.

10.30 – 11.00am  Paul Blundell will guide the opening meditation

11.00 –  12.00am  TBC

12.00 – 12.30pm  Group meditation

Lunch will be between 12.30 and 2.30pm so that you can fit it in around other activities and conversations within the main space of the Great Nave. Some of these will be an opportunity for: Qigong with Paul, yoga, walking the labyrinth; healing; no-hands massage.

2.30 – 4.00pm TBC

4.00 Closing Meditation

Plus
All day healers and no hands massage taster sessions, walk the Labyrinth.

The Friars Pantry is open all day for drinks, snacks and lunch. 

atOne Pre-Booking Procedure

  • Bookings paid for by noon on Friday 9th May will include a £5 voucher for the Friars Pantry - please pre-book to help us with catering numbers.
  • You may pre-book over the phone or online until this time, when pre-booking closes to allow for administration of all bookings during normal office hours.
  • Admission on the day is £20, but no cafe voucher will be included.

SUN 11 MAY 2014
10:00 - 5:00
£20

Click More Info to pre-book

More Info 
 
 
Ana Borges Da Costa

Sacred Circle Dance

Sacred circle dance derives from the tradition of folk dance and for that reason Its repertoire includes traditional dances from many different countries and cultures. In these sessions you will learn the steps to a range of simple and, sometimes, complex dances, which can be  lively or meditative in nature, set to a variety of inspiring music. Sessions are led by Ana Borges da Costa who has been teaching circle dance for the past 17 years, both here in the UK and in Brazil.

Sacred Circle Dance is available on the first Sunday of every month as part of our regular atOne Sunday programme, which also includes speakers, healers, yoga, meditation, Qigong and much more, for just £20 all day. Pre-booking before midday on the preceding Friday includes a  £5 voucher for the Friars Pantry.See the atOne page above for booking information.

For more details, please contact:
Ana Borges da Costa
email analubc@aol.com
Moble 07979 296 057

Please see listing at bottom of this page for a special celebration, Encircling The Land With Sacred Dance on Sunday 15th June 2014 from 1.30 - 3.30pm.

FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Private Chapel
3:00 - 4:00

 
 
John Hofton

Sound Healing

Sound healing is increasingly being recognised as an aid to deep relaxation, increased energy flow and as a way to still the mind. John’s clients tell him that they experience his sound healing sessions as a gentle, refined and subtle form of healing and that it works holistically – on mind, body and spirit. They say they feel relaxed, calm, happier, energised and in balance after a session.

Sound Healing is available on the first Sunday of every month as part of our regular atOne Sunday programme, which also includes speakers, healers, yoga, meditation, Qigong and much more, for just £20 all day. Pre-booking before midday on the preceding Friday includes a £5 voucher for the Friars Pantry. See the atOne page above for booking information.

Private sessions with John can be booked by emailing him on jhofton@aol.com

FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH

Individual sessions with John can be pre-booked

More Info 
 
 
Walk the Labyrinth at the Monastery


Enjoy walking a full size replica of the medieval labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral, for some it is sacred walk or a personal prayer. The metaphorical journey to Jerusalem. A journey of discovery and exploration, a way to lose your troubles and maybe to find yourself? Who knows what will unfold for you in the year ahead? Why not try it?

The Labyrinth is available on the first Sunday of every month as part of our regular atOne Sunday programme, which also includes speakers, healers, yoga, meditation, Qigong and much more, for just £20 all day. Pre-booking before midday on the preceding Friday includes a £5 voucher for the Friars Pantry. See the atOne page above for booking information.

For more information on the Labyrinth please contact elizabeth@e-c-therapy.com

FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH
part of atOne Sunday
10:00 - 4:30pm

More Info 
 
 
Dru Yoga For Everyone at the Monastery


We are delighted to be working with Manchester Yoga Social Enterprise Society and their qualified yoga teachers to offer this weekly class to all of our visitors.

Dru yoga is a way of moving which is based on soft, flowing movements, controlled breathing and visualisation. It is both a graceful form of exercise and a potent means of stress relief. With its foundations firmly set in ancient yogic tradition, Dru is a style that has been passed down through the generations. It works on both the body and the mind, rejuvenating the soul, strengthening core stability and building a heightened sense feeling of positivity and empowerment.

Yoga is available on the first Sunday of every month as part of our regular atOne Sunday programme, which also includes speakers, healers, walk the Labyrinth, meditation, Qigong and much more, for just £20 all day. Pre-booking before midday on the preceding Friday includes a £5 voucher for the Friars Pantry. See the atOne page above for booking information.

www.myses.org.uk

FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
part of atOne Sunday

Private Chapel
12:00 - 1:00pm

More Info 
 
 
Meditation


Please join us in the peaceful healing space of the Monastery, for half an hour of meditation, reflection and prayer.

We welcome everyone from all faiths, backgrounds and beliefs.

Meditation is available on the first Sunday of every month as part of our regular atOne Sunday programme, which also includes speakers, healers, yoga, walk the Labyrinth, Qigong and much more, for just £20 all day. Pre-booking before midday on the preceding Friday includes a £5 voucher for the Friars Pantry.  See the atOne page above for booking information.

www.myses.org.uk

FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Part of atOne Sunday

Private Chapel
1:00 - 2:00pm

Please arrive
by 12:55pm

More Info 
 
 
Qigong (Chi Kung)

Here’s your chance to experience the energy, peace and serenity of Qigong

Qigong (Chi Kung) is an easy to learn system of energy enhancing exercises that co-ordinate movement with breathing and inner concentration. Practiced as a brief five to twenty minute daily routine, this ancient and versatile form of exercise/meditation can reduce stress, increase energy, and promote health, overall well-being... even longevity!

Qigong is available on the first Sunday of every month as part of our regular atOne Sunday programme, which also includes speakers, healers, yoga, meditation, walk the Labyrinth and much more, for just £20 all day. Pre-booking before midday on the preceding Friday includes a £5 voucher for the Friars Pantry. See the atOne page above for booking information.

If you would like more information about the classes please contact:

Tel: Paul: 07801 736098
Email: paul.blundell5@virginmedia.com
www.myses.org.uk

FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Part of atOne Sunday

Private Chapel
2:00 - 3:00pm

More Info 
 
 
Hook Healing Trust - Spiritual Healing


Spiritual Healing is a gentle, relaxing non invasive therapy. Universal Healing energies work on the whole person,
Mind-Body-Spirit-Emotions to bring about health, balance, harmony, and well-being. The Healing energies are channeled through trained Healers to the patient, and works with the patients own energies to bring about healing. This is done simply by laying hands on or near to the patient. Healing is a complimentary therapy and works alongside any medical treatment. Doctors are able to prescribe spiritual healing for patients.There is no need for a belief in its ability to work, just come with an open mind, relax and let the energies do the rest. All are welcome.

Healing is available on the first Sunday of every month as part of our regular atOne Sunday programme, which also includes speakers, walking the Labyrinth, yoga, meditation, Qigong and much more, for just £20 all day. Pre-booking before midday on the preceding Friday includes a £5 voucher for the Friars Pantry.See the atOne page above for booking information.

For more information email hookhealingtrust@hotmail.com

The Hook Healing Group also holds healing sessions at Gorton Library every Saturday 2:00pm - 4:00pm

First Sunday of the month
Part of atOne
10:30 - 4:30pm

 
 
NFSH - The Healing Trust - Spiritual Healing

HT Healers can offer you relaxation and a time "away from it all". Spiritual Healing is a natural energy therapy that treats the whole person – mind, body and spirit. It works by the transfer of energy through the Healer to the recipient after which it travels to wherever it is most needed.

Either drop in or book in advance, htgorton@yahoo.co.uk 

Healing is available on the first Sunday of every month as part of our regular atOne Sunday programme, which also includes speakers, walk the Labyrinth, yoga, meditation, Qigong and much more, for just £20 all day. Pre-booking before midday on the preceding Friday includes a £5 voucher for the Friars Pantry. See the atOne page above for booking information.

For more information about the Healing Trust go to www.thehealingtrust.org.uk

First Sunday of the month
Part of atOne
10:30 - 4:30pm

More Info 
 
 

Spiritual Events and Mind, Body & Spirit Weekends

 
 
Encircling the Land with Sacred Dance

Join Ana Costa and other participants in an easy-to-follow Sacred Circle Dance.

You are warmly invited to join a celebration to honour this time of year and place in the landscape of Britain. The Monastery inspires people with a sense of celebration and goodwill and our dances will reflect these themes.

You do not need to be an experienced dance - the dances are simple and will be explained fully. Come and share the joy of dancing together in a circle. If it gives you pleasure, please dress for the occasion and bring something for the centrepiece, either from nature or of personal significance.

You are also warmly invited to participate in a creative pilgrimage. Meet Clare inside the entrance door to Gorton Monastery at 10.30am. This is part of a continual cycle of monthly events forming a pilgrimage around Britain.

Contact Clare Higson, ELSD Co-ordinator on 01449 710827, or local dance leader Ana 0161 248 7728

www.encirclingtheland.com

Click 'More Info' to learn more about Sacred Circle Dance.

SUN 15 JUN 2014
1:30 - 3:30pm
GREAT NAVE
FREE

Also Open Sunday (free admission) 12:00 - 4:00pm as usual

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