In celebration of World Sleep Day A Gift To You!

Recharge your energy and find focus in just 14 minutes

How do you feel when you wake up?

Our resident admins person here at Sheddington who also works as an Integrative Healer, Mentor and Teacher has shared below a little bit about sleep as today is World Sleep Day.  She has kindly also gifted us here at Sheddington one of her newest meditation audios, in the form of a Yoga Nidra to help boost one's energy.

Please enjoy


Justine says:

Sleep can sometimes feel elusive.  Rather than getting obsessed with the quality of sleep through apps, my invitation is to be mindful about how you feel when you wake up?

Do you feel refreshed?  Are you feeling positive?

Or are you thinking OMG just another hour, please?  I feel drained.  I am going to need a pick-me-up!  

There are many reasons why we don’t get quality sleep, most of it ends up stemming from not feeling safe in our bodies, plagued by stress, and past experiences amongst other things, such as medication and changes in life.

To work through this you can employ a therapist or a technique like EFT.  For lighter sleep irregularities Yoga Nidra is brilliant.

Yoga Nidra is a guided form of guided meditation.  It helps you to drop into the deeper brain wave states from where profound healing and rest can occur.  It is where we don’t fall asleep, our body does but our mind remains alert and attentive listening to someone's guiding voice, in this instance, mine.

As such I am gifting you open access to my newest Yoga Nidra, gentle guidance into a forest to find an energy boost, better focus, and clarity.  

It is just 14 minutes long, please wear good quality headphones and ensure you have a quiet comfortable undisturbed space to rest, either sitting or lying down.

This audio is for any daytime use, if you feel drained in the morning, or after lunch when you make those unhealthy choices to boost your energy like the extra chocolate pastry, instead we can simply listen to a yoga nidra.

Please click the image or link below to enjoy and feel free to share this with anyone you love or think needs.

Love Justine xxx

14 minute yoga nidra

11:43, 15 Mar 2024 by Mark Aston

Sheddington Community Garden Activities

Artistic personal touches to our shed

Over the winter we have been busy in Sheddington’s community garden. Our main project was the erection of a greenhouse on the eastern side of our plot. Led by Chris Mieszkowski, a number of members worked out how to assemble a flat pack of parts. We had to make our own base after the one supplied was found to be missing various pieces.

The roof ridge has been decorated by two finials, hand painted by Pat (who decorated the cake mentioned in an earlier blog).

Greenouse artwork by Pat

With the new garden layout we needed a new path, which Chris has now completed. Thanks to Simon and Roger we also have a new ramp.

We are preparing the ground for new plantings and need to start off seedlings in pots. If you would like to help, you would be most welcome on Saturdays and Tuesdays from 10:30 am onwards.

Best wishes,

Dr Hugh Klein - Garden Lead & Trustee

10:31, 23 Feb 2024 by Mark Aston

A Taste of Community Spirit: Rupert's Pear, Stilton, and Walnut Tart

"Savour the Unforgettable: A Culinary Masterpiece"

Did you miss out on a culinary masterpiece at Sheddington's latest gathering? 


Our Treasurer, Rupert Chalk, graced the table with a dish that's as unique as it is delicious: a Pear, Stilton, and Walnut Tart. This creation is not just a testament to Rupert's baking skills but a symbol of the creativity and fellowship that thrives within our community.

Imagine the blend of sweet pears, tangy Stilton, and crunchy walnuts, all encased in a perfectly baked tart. It's a dish that tells a story, one of shared laughs, exchanged stories, and the warmth of being together. Here's to hoping you can join us next time, and not just read about it, but taste the adventure yourself!

Next time you see Rupert, if you ask him nicely I am sure he will share the recipe!

13:07, 12 Feb 2024 by Mark Aston


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