An Update from Mindful ME – December 2022

Saying goodbye is tough, especially to a chapter that has meant so much to us, to a community that has embodied everything we envisioned Mindful ME to be.

As we say goodbye to Helen early next year when she moves to New Zealand, we will also be saying goodbye to Mindful ME as we know it now. We, as a team, feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to be on this journey together with our community over the past 7 years and Mindful ME will always be a cherished part of our lives.

We will send more updates in the coming weeks regarding a celebratory bon voyage for Helen, which we would love to see you at, as well as updates on what the rest of our beloved team will be up to.

Until then we would love to see you at one of our last workshops and events before we pack away the meditation chairs one last time. Please note that Helen will be taking limited private sessions during this busy time, but will be running the workshops in January and February alongside Kirsty and Alfie. There will also be one last retreat in February which we are very much looking forward to – please get in touch quickly to book – this will be a special one and we know many of you will want to be there.

If you have any private sessions booked with us for January or February Alfie will be in contact with you over the next few weeks.

Upcoming Workshops and February Retreat

Mindful Living

  • January 9th from 7pm – 9pm

One of our favourite offerings over the years – Mindful Living truly reflects so much of what Mindful ME has been. Come and join our community for an evening of sharing and discovery.

All welcome, why not join us for dinner at Fuschia Thai Restaurant from 6pm followed by Mindful Living at 7pm 

Please book your space ahead of time as spaces are limited. 

AED100 per person


Our Mindfulness Practice course is designed as a personal journey of self-discovery and awareness as well as a practical learning of what mindfulness is and how to build a sustained personal practice.

  • Thursday evenings from 7pm – 9pm (hosted by Helen & Kirsty)
  • 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th January
  • Wednesday mornings from 9am – 11am (hosted by Kirsty)
  • 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th January

AED1300 per person


  • Meditation Evenings from 7pm – 9pm:
  • 19th December – led by Kirsty
  • 23rd January – Saying Goodbye – led by Helen & Kirsty

Please come and take part in this opportunity to discover the wonder of meditating together, to experience the openness, stillness, energetic connection, and aliveness which happens when like-minded people are sharing the experience at the same time! All are welcome, if you are an experienced meditator or someone who has never meditated but curious to try.

  • Meditation Workshop – Tuesday evenings in February from 7pm – 9pm
  • February 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th – hosted by Helen & Kirsty

AED1300 per person

Local Mindfulness Retreat – 3rd – 5th February

Whatever your personal retreat intention may be, we would love to have you join us for this special retreat. This is an invitation to those of you who are looking for rest, respite and care of your body, heart and mind, with an emphasis on retreating inwards through extended periods of silence. We will spend our time in the courtyards of the hotel for our teaching and creativity, the main restaurant where we will share delicious meals together and the beautiful rooftop where we will gather for morning and evening meditations and gentle movement.

Nestled in the Al Fahidi area, the XVA Hotel becomes our ‘home away from home’ for the weekend, and the perfect sanctuary for us to retreat. Whether you choose to come on your own, as a couple or with a friend, all are welcome.

This retreat begins on Friday evening at 7pm with dinner – which we know helps those working to make the most of the weekend without needing to take leave.

AED3500 per person (single room)

AED2800 per person (twin sharing)

Costs include 2 nights accommodation, all meals, retreat resources, facilitated sessions and 5% VAT

Secure a single or twin room (subject to availability) with a 50% deposit. Please note the full payment is due 2 weeks before the retreat and any late cancellations (2 weeks prior to retreat) will be non-refundable.