Ulpan Gaelic classes run all year round
For more details please contact
Shona Paterson tel 01478 614058 email:
Iyengar Yoga 2013
Self-confidence A sense of
with Martin Hall
click here for Martin Hall's website
2pm - Introductory, 4pm - Mixed Ability, 7.30pm - Intermediate
March 20 & 27, April 17 & 24, May 1,
8, 15 & 22
This fee of �38 should be PAID IN
ADVANCE, either cash or a cheque made payable to "Macphail Centre" to
the Macphail Office.
artin Hall also provides one to one
yoga sessions -
please contact him on 01571 855360
If you have or develop any of the
following conditions please contact your Yoga Teacher Martin Hall on
therapy is not undertaken in any of the classes, and none of the
teaching should be construed as yoga therapy.
(high blood pressure) / conditions associated with heart disease /
cancer or benign tumours / epilepsy (including petit mal) / diabetes /
Menieres disease / detached retina / AIDS / MS (Multiple Sclerosis) / ME
(Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) / recent post-operative conditions,
pregnancy. Please tell Martin if you have any other medical conditions
For those of you who work in the caring professions or who
care for someone at home,
finding time for your own needs can be challenging.
This summer, Jan Kilaptrick and Christian McEwen are offering
two half-day workshops in Ullapool,
helping you to make the most of your precious time.
10am - 1pm Thursdays 4th & 18th June 2013
at the Macphail Centre
Too many of us, nowadays, suffer from some form of "hurry
But it is not so easy to pause, to restore ourselves, to
allow time for rest and recreation, especially on our own.
Over the course of these two sessions, Jan and Christian will
introduce participants to a series of simple writing, art and relaxation
exercises, offering everyone the chance to slow down and reconnect with their
For more details or to enrol please contact Chris or Fran 01854 613336 or email
click here for
more information on Jan Kilpatrick's work and courses
THE ART OF LOOKING
two days of art and creative writing in Ullapool
19 & 20 June 2013
The nineteenth century artist John Ruskin
encouraged all his students to draw, even if they weren't especially good at it.
"The greatest thing a human being ever does in this world is to SEE
something, and tell what [they] saw in a plain way."
For most of us, such clarity of focus has become increasingly rare. There is
so much to see, and and it passes by so fast, on the tiny screens of our digital
cameras and the larger ones of our personal computers, on TVs and videos and
flashing billboards, that simply looking has become a luxury.
Over the course of our two days together, Jan & Christian will guide you in
"the art of looking," both as a pleasure in and of itself, and as an opportunity
for more sustained creativity. You will take the time to read and write and
wander and explore, learn the forms of several hand-made books, and record what
you see in the form of poems, drawings, and extended journal-entries.
This workshop may be of special interest to creative writing students and
practising artists of whatever genre, but all participants are welcome.
Christian McEwen is a freelance writer, teacher and workshop leader. She grew
up in the Borders of Scotland and attended King's College, Cambridge and the
University of California, Berkeley, from which she graduated with a Master's
degree in English and Creative Writing. In addition to her own writings, she has
edited four anthologies, including "Jo's Girls: Tomboy Tales of High Adventure"
and "The Alphabet of The Trees: A Guide to Nature Writing". She lives in
Northampton, Massachusetts. Her new book, "World Enough & Time: On Creativity
and Slowing Down", provides the inspiration for this workshop. To purchase a
copy of the book, click
Amazon UK or
Publishing USA. To find out more about Christian, go to her website
Christian has contributed an essay on the benefits of walking to the new on-line
journal of the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics. To read this essay, visit
Jan Kilpatrick is a practising artist and lives in Assynt, in the north west
Highlands, just a few miles north of Ullapool. She has been teaching to a
variety of audiences over the past 20 years and draws upon a broad range of
materials and skills as she helps to seek out the natural creativity in each one
of her students. She is particularly interested in using text and image together
in order to express the connection between human experience and the natural
world. To find out more about Jan, visit her
Biography page. This will
be the fourth summer that Christian and Jan will have taught together and they
look forward to another season of shared experience and inspiration.
TO BOOK TEL 01854 613336 or email
Each day runs from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Materials for the course are provided.
Please bring a packed lunch.
click here for more information on Jan
Kilpatrick's work and courses
One Day Emergency & 3 Day Courses available at the Macphail Centre and outwith Ullapool.
Trainer will tailor courses to organisations' needs.
Contact us at the Macphail Centre if you would like to arrange a course for your organisation or want an individual place
Tel : 01854 613336 of Email :
PREVIOUS COURSES 2013
FIRST AIDER REFRESHER
BIIAB Personal Alcohol Licence Holders Course
WORKSHOP ON EMPLOYMENT LAW
Social Media Workshop for your business/organisation
Sampling Patchwork &
PAINTING & DRAWING IN ELPHIN
Recruitment & Selection
A Get IT Together National Programme
Social Media Training
CERAMICS & RECYCLED GLASS WORKSHOPS
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