Cassandra Whitfield

2022 UMEUS Team-4

Meet Cass

From an early age Cass realised that being creative has the potential to make you feel more settled and easeful in the body. She has an early memory of a teacher handing her a box, full of chunky crayons, with a shiny piece of newsprint paper. Whilst making big, blue circles on the page she felt a sense of connection outside of everyday life. From then on she was an artist. Later in life Cass found her yoga practice and a similar sense of peace. By giving her body permission to do as it feels, yoga led her to a path of discovery that has been unique in itself.

Cass has a BA Honours in Design Crafts and has more recently completed her 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training. She worked alongside artists with learning disabilities, people with ME & large groups of kids at the British Museum & some schools in Brighton. Cass has taken part in an assortment of solo & group art shows in the UK. The latest was at the St Pancras conference centre at the ‘Sewing Circle Rethread’ a mash up of textiles work in a rainbow of colours.

Cass finds creativity coupled with yoga practice a beautiful combination to share with others. Being playful is encouraged allowing the body to move the way it wants to. Feeling settled in the body the creative process begins. Sewing, painting, making, in all its forms, expressing the inside on the outside, reflective of making yoga shapes, bringing us back to ourselves.

Embodied practices, connecting body, mind, brain & self

 

UMEUS Events

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Mindful Movement & Making with Rosie Iles-Jones & Cass Whitfield

Join Rosie and Cass for a unique movement and making workshop. You’ll practise open level yoga and meditation, to drop out of the head and into the body. When you’re really relaxed, you’ll be shown how to sew your own lotus mandala. A mindful activity and an anchor for your ongoing meditation practise. No experience of yoga, meditation or sewing needed. We’re experienced teachers and will guide you through each stage. In many ways our society has led us to...
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UMEbe – Respond with Resilience & Somatic Awareness

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UMEchange – Meeting Menopause

Join Sam McCarthy and Jane Grogan as they facilitated this UMEchange support group. Allowing you to connect to self through breath and body awareness, offering you a space to share in a safe, non-judgemental space. Offering you a space to develop a sense of preparedness and build resilience as you enter any part of the menopause journey. Be that peri menopause or menopause. Each month Sam and Jane will welcome a guest speaker to engage with our conversation and offer...
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UMEchange – UMEUS Practitioners Exploring Meeting Menopause

UMEchange offers women meeting peri and menopause a space of recognition and support. On 6th July from 16:30 Sam McCarthy and Jane Grogan will be joined by other practitioners to discuss how different approaches can be beneficial and provide relief. With their combined experiences, acknowledging that there is no one way to be supported, no one practice, no one menopause. Discussions will include: Nutrition, Herbal & Natural Medicine Mediation, Consciousness, Compassion & Energy Massage & Acupuncture Exercise, Movement, Physicality Relationships, Intimacy,...
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UMEmamas – Meeting Motherhood

*SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER DATES RELEASED* Emma White holds UMEmamas on alternating Monday's and Thursdays. Monday sessions are held face to face in our Foundation Space. Babies and young preschoolers are welcome to join the sessions. A facilitated support group from women with children of all ages, in any family configuration. UMEmamas offers a supportive place for women as they navigate this thing we call motherhood. Each session provides exercises that help women develop somatic awareness through mindfulness meditation and yogic...
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UMEmamas – Meeting Motherhood – Online Group

Emma White holds UMEmamas on alternating Monday's and Thursdays. Thursday sessions are held online. A facilitated support group from women with children of all ages, in any family configuration. UMEmamas offers a supportive place for women as they navigate this thing we call motherhood. Each session  provide exercises that help women develop somatic awareness through mindfulness meditation and yogic practices. Previous groups have discussed birth stories, ageing (mother and child), loss, transitions to nursery/school, breastfeeding, relationships, sleep, grandparents, illness, partners,...
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UMEspace Therapeutic Yoga with Helen Moss

UMEspace Therapeutic Yoga for recovery, rejuvenation and reinvention. Helen brings a deep sense of clarity and kindness to her sessions, along with gentle humour and joyousness that permeates where it is most needed; practices that are especially helpful in times of recovery. Classes are open to all, but those recovering from long term sickness, perhaps living with life changing limiting conditions, or reintegrating following impactful, physiological change such as childbirth, surgery or even los might be drawn to enquire.  ...

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