After the first successful mindfulness event at the end of last year, Oxford10 is inviting you to another mindfulness class. It will be run by Sofia, a very experienced mindfulness coach.
Sofia is a 35 years old German HR-Professional and Mindfulness Coach. She has developed several Mindfulness Programs for corporates and her 21-Day Mindfulness Challenge was a finalist at the German HR-Excellence Awards in 2015. Sofia has been featured at “The Mighty”, “Insight Timer” and “Katharina Heilen Blog”. She is a certified “Search Inside Yourself” teacher, a Google-born Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence Program. Sofia has been teaching Mindfulness at the Harvard Business School, Daetsu, HHL, Daimler and many more. Sofia holds a Master’s Degree from Cornell University and is a Harvard Business School Graduate.
You can find out more about Sofia by going on her site: www.MindfulnessWithSofia.com or by checking out her Instagram account: @MindfulnessWithSofia
EDIT: This event has been postponed to 18 Feb 2021, do join us if you can!
We’re delighted to welcome Donna from Simply Soulful Yoga. She will be hosting a guided Yoga session for beginners. Tickets here.
Her interest in yoga, meditation and holistic therapies dates back to pre-2004; the 30th year of her life became one of great significance when, not only did she embark on a journey of self-discovery but she also decided to change career, life style and relocate to Devon as a result of this journey.
Her interest in well-being started with Reiki, when she discovered that we have the ability to self-heal. This led her to another and then another therapy training course, which eventually led her to yoga teacher training; the rest is history as they say!
Donna loves all things yoga and had often dreamed about training as a yoga teacher, but thought she was “too old, too inflexible, too over-weight” to be a yoga teacher. However, when she mentioned this to a friend, she simply said “You’re never too old to learn new things, and besides these things are what will help you be a fantastic yoga teacher” and of course, she was right!
Having worked in this field for almost 15 years, and after extensive training with the Association of Reflexologists (AOR), International Institute of Health & Holistic Therapies (IIHHT), The School of Natural Health Sciences (SNHS), Friends of Yoga Society International (FRYOG), and the Water Skills Academy (WSA) she is a qualified FRYOG Yoga Teacher, Holistic & Complementary Therapist, Nutritional Coach and a WSA Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Board Instructor.
In November 2020, Oxford10 was approached by the charity ‘My Big Career’, which was seeking volunteers to help conduct mock interviews with students at state schools in Hackney hoping to study at Oxbridge.
Without hesitation, the team at Oxford10 drafted an email to its vast network of alumni asking them whether they could offer one or two hours of their free time. The response was truly amazing and My Big Career received overwhelming interest in helping out.
Overall, the charity paired 39 students from 19 schools with 10 of the Oxford Alumni volunteers and after the interviews had finished, Oxford10 received an incredibly kind message from the charity:
We just wanted to extend a huge thank you for sharing the practice Oxbridge Interviews volunteering opportunity with the Oxford10 alumni network. It was a big success and the volunteers were amazing; giving some great advice and calming the nerves of the students who attended the sessions. We hope the volunteers themselves enjoyed the experience and we are really happy that a lot of them would like to hear about future opportunities.
I would also like to give you some feedback figures: – 100% said that they really benefited from attending the event. – 100% said that they felt more confident after the session. – 93% that they would attend another event in the future.
The team at Oxford10 keeps its fingers crossed and hopes that as many participating students get into the Oxbridge universities as possible. We would love to welcome future alumni to Oxford10!
On Thursday 17th December, Oxonians from around the world joined together to sing Christmas carols – virtually!
It was the first time for many of us to sing classics such as ‘Good King Wenceslas’ and ‘O Come, All ye Faithful’ in a Zoom environment, but this did not dampen the alumni’s enthusiastic efforts to bring the carols to life.
We sang to the accompaniment of a recording of the Oxford Bach Choir’s carol concert in the Sheldonian Theatre, which brought back fond memories of the city. Attendees also enjoyed sharing stories of their own holiday customs, and the foods and drink they like to create and share with friends and family at Christmastime.
We would like to thank all the alumni who could join us and who contributed their stories (and their singing voices!) to this festive celebration.
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