Course Information

Donation Event: Mindfulness-based Shibashi Movement - an introductory session

When: 26 Oct 2022
Where: Online Event
Tutor: Tor Walmsley

About the event:


Rooted in ancient Chinese movement, originally used in combat! (Although these sessions are as far from combat, as you could imagine!). This gentle, flowing set of 18 movements is preceded by a short ‘arriving and grounding mindfulness practice’ and followed with a short settling pause to end. All you will need, is some space around you, a mat or rug under foot for comfort and access to a chair, throughout, should you wish to sit, which you are more than welcome to do for the whole session, if you so wish.


Introductory session:

We will begin in a way, which will become familiar, with a short settling practice and then go on to enjoy a little bit of blurb about the set of movements, the benefits and some safety aspects of the session, taking in the golden guidelines for an enjoyable session.

We will then go through a brief introduction to the stances and move swiftly into guided movement. Throughout the session, we will be supported by gentle music. The movement will last around 40 minutes.

The session will end with a pause to notice how things are and a gentle bow in friendship.


The introductory workshop will take place online using Zoom from 7.00 – 8.00pm UK time - Please register at the end of this page.


Some questions you may have?

  • Can I wear shoes/ slippers/bare feet? It is entirely up to you.. maximum comfort is best
  • Why do you have music? Music supports us in movement and can add to the feeling tone of relaxation.
  • Do I need to keep my camera on? It is preferable to keep the camera on, thank you!
  • What shall I wear? Well, in the community hall, the class wish they could wear PJ’s so that they can roll home and into bed… the great news about attending online, is that you can be as relaxed as you wish.. so loose, comfortable clothing is best.

These are just some of the many questions you may have- please let me know at the start of a session if there is anything you really need to know, and I will try my best to be of help.

This event is offered in collaboration with the Mindfulness Network Community Friends (MNCF) - an initiative to engage the wider mindfulness community and reach new audiences. Led by a Committee of Volunteers, supported by the Mindfulness Network, we work together to run a programme of donation-based events and inspiring content. You are welcome to visit the Community Friends area of our Community site, which is open to all, for more opportunities to practice and learn together: 

Eight sessions of Shibashi Joy!

These will be offered monthly through the Mindfulness Network Community Friends and we will enjoy a regular slot together (subject to change should the need arise). After we have ‘arrived and settled’ which will be familiar to you if you attended the introduction, don’t worry if you didn’t! We will seamlessly move into the session.

Each week we will break down 2 of the 18 movements, although there is no pressure to get things perfect it’s nice to know, roughly, what’s where and to learn of the benefit of each movement! We will then revisit the golden guidelines for a safe and enjoyable session.

Then we will then enjoy the full set of 18 movements with gentle music to support us and light guidance.

Reaching the end, we will sit or stand for a few moments to notice how things are with a gentle bow to end.

For details of the continuing monthly sessions, please visit: 

Who is the event for:

Anyone who has an established mindfulness practice is welcome. 

Preparation for the event and what you will need:

In order to participate in the workshop, you will need:

  • A room where you can close the door and engage in the workshop away from family distraction. It is particularly important that confidentiality is maintained by ensuring that those who are not on the event cannot see your screen or hear the audio. It may be helpful to use headphones.
  • Log in via a computer which is resting on a hard surface and which has audio and webcam. Please don’t use handheld devices. 
  • A space for practice, a mat, cushion and blanket may be helpful for your comfort.  

The Facilitators:

Please see the trainers' biographies via the links at the top of this page for more information. 

Online information:

The workshop will take place via Zoom - a weblink and joining instructions will be sent to you before the workshop takes place.

Please add to your safe senders list and check your spam/junk folder for communication from us. 


Please login via Zoom 7.00pm – 8.00pm UK time (BST British Summer Time)

All times are UK. If you are attending from a different time zone, please check equivalent timings in your time zone.


This event is free to attend. We welcome all donations via the application form and encourage you to consider a contribution, large or small, which will make a big difference in helping us widen access to mindfulness-based approaches. 
Donations raised from this event will help to fund our bursaries, which enable us to remove financial barriers for those wishing to use our charity's services. As a charity we want to continue to provide free events and opportunities for everyone to access high quality, mindfulness-based training, supervision and retreats; donating today will support someone else to have these same opportunities and allow us to continue offering events of this nature.

The application and donation process:

Our application and donation process involves the following steps:

  1. Please complete the application form and you will be given the option to make a donation via PayPal or card at this stage should you choose to do so.
  2. Application is received and you will be booked onto the event.
  3. We will email you the Zoom link and joining instructions in advance of the event. 

Please add to your safe senders list and check your spam/junk folder for communication from us. 

Payment and cancellation policy:

Please let us know if you are unable to attend, so that we can unsubscribe you from further emails about this event.

Contact us:

Please feel free to email us at to discuss any questions you may have about the event.  

Click here to sign up to this event.