Welcome to the Meditation Circle
VISION: Enable spaces to heal, restore, charge through nature !
MISSION: We are committed to supporting and developing good practice and integrity in the delivery of Mindfulness-based approaches.
OBJECTIVES: We do this by: Having strong collaborative relationships between our natural resources and our relationship within it.
Tim Fry Director
Meet the Team
William Fley is a clinician in private practice who also provides training for mental health practitioners through workshops and retreats; including with community leaders to help them adapt in the face of on-going physical, emotional, organisational and societal change. A fully accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and Breathworks Mindfulness, William is the founder of mnpc.co.uk and holds Masters degrees from Birkbeck College, University of London and Roehampton University.
Working across gender, culture, race and political lines is challenging. As clinicians we may often encounter the challenges of broken systems or systemic oppression in our work with clients or in our own professional and personal lives. Helping to tackle these issues is a key theme of William’s professional work. He is also conducting research into, and producing and presenting a programme on, ‘Absent Fathers and the Forgiveness Model’ which is about tackling the epidemic of fatherlessness in our society and its effects on mental health.
Tim Fry Director
Tim has spent much of his working life in the UK public sector, where he has been involved in undertaking research and studies into value for money, largely within the health and education sectors. His work has regularly been the subject of reports by Parliament and featured in the national press. Tim has worked worked extensively overseas, advising government organisations in Australia, Germany, the US, Poland, Turkey, Japan, France and Canada on value for money issues. He is a highly regarded public speaker, and has spoken widely at events in the UK and many overseas countries. He has chaired conferences such as for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris; and published guidance for the World Bank, Washington.
Lorna Heath is a Tibetan bowls music presenter and sound therapist. She presents in the New Forest and around the country and works with many charitable causes bringing the gift of sound as means for healing and well-being. Lorna presents sound experiences to all size groups at workshops and retreats. The Tibetan and Crystal Bowls are used along with Indian Shruti boxes at these events. Over-toning is a way of balancing the bodies chakras passed down from generations, while the sounds from crystal bowls and metal crafted bowls produce a richness of sound rarely found elsewhere. Lorna has served St Georges Hospital for 30 years and is also a gifted spiritual counsellor, mother and a friend to the Forest, where she engages with mindfulness day events as a facilitator. Lorna’s works are now available on YouTube and she is also available for private hire and consultations.
Sheri has practised meditation since she was 13 years old when she learned Buddhist and Hindu meditation practices, alongside different forms of yoga. After graduating, she travelled extensively around the world teaching English and learning from many spiritual teachers. On her return to the UK she trained in various holistic therapies including: Aromatherapy; Anatomy, Physiology & Body Massage; Indian Head Massage; Holistic Massage; Sports Massage; Stress Management; Reiki Levels 1, 2 and Master; as well as Diet & Nutrition for Complementary Therapists. She ran her own Holistic Therapy and Meditation Centre for a while before becoming a full time lecturer in Complimentary and Sports Therapies. Finally, she returned to teaching English and tutoring 16 – 19 year old students and adults in stress management and mindfulness.
Sheri qualified as a Mindfulness Teacher with Breathworks, a respected organisation, accredited by the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (BAMBA), as she loved their focus on kindness and compassion.
Having given up full time teaching, Sheri presently concentrates on running 8 week mindfulness courses for both pain and stress as well as her own 8 week meditation course which draws on many different techniques and practices. She runs Mindful Movement courses and Mindfulness Retreats as well as Forest Bathing Retreats. As well as group courses and retreats, Sheri also offers one to one tuition in Mindfulness; Stress Management and Mindful Breathing & Movement.
Katie enjoys sharing the joy and peace she gains from mindfulness, nature, Buddhism and her spiritual community. She is often found meditating under a tree, doing yoga, taking sacred hikes such as the Camino de Santiago or facilitating group meditations.
She combines intuitive forest bathing with her Buddhist lineage that is rooted in the Plum Village and Thai Forest traditions. She shares her practise at the Heart of London sangha, in office mindfulness groups, retreats and at the Amaravati Monastery. Over the last ten years, as her practices deepened, she has seen her health and relationships thrive.
Katie’s unique gifts also draw from her wealth of experience in film production and ecology, and her passions with Masters in Biodiversity Conservation and English Literature.
Please meet our young new media and 'Youtube' designer from the New Forest.
Hi! My name’s Dom- I’m a 17 year old film student at Brock college, specializing in editing, filming and videography. I’m a huge tree lover and love to take photography trips out into beautiful woodland landscapes.