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Warm greetings with the very best wishes for 2018 to you!

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I hope 2018 will be successful in so many ways for you! As I am so passionate about what I love doing and because I have seen such positive changes in people’s lives happening, I aim to continue to help you to create an extraordinary quality of life.

2017 was another very good year for Solution Ways – I am super grateful for being able to deliver the work that I love doing, and I thank you so much for working with me. It all has been fantastically rewarding and sometimes also quite challenging. I have been doing quite a lot of work with rather larger groups, using the solution focused progress plan for team- building in 2017. One of the team-building workshops I delivered, was at a beautiful retreat centre in London (Jamyang Buddhist Retreat Centre). I look forward to working with them again in March. I also want to give a HUGE thank you to the businesses and charities that have worked with me for over a few years now –  I thank YOU for your enthusiasm, dedicated work, and your trust in me. I especially want to thank Kerry Smith Architects, Montrose, for asking me back to deliver workshops in team-building and progress focused training, you guys absolutely rock and it shows! I also want to thank the charity Forget Me Not Club, Banchory, for allowing me to work with their staff, carers and service users for quite a few years now – I really appreciate all you do.

The Yoga programmes are a huge part of my life. It keeps the work/life aspect in balance for many people, including myself. I teach the Yoga and meditation classes at the Pilates Hut, Paul Lawrie Golf Centre, Inchmarlo, Banchory. Attending these classes are excellent for stress-management and are very helpful in maintaining a healthy body and mind. Feel free to discuss with me if you are thinking of joining and have any questions around this. Thanks so much everyone of you who join the weekly classes and retreats. It is such a pleasure passing on what I have learned on the yogic path and to witness you develop your own practice. I have found the more I practice, I seem to realise how much I still am learning. Every day is a new beginning for me too.

I also thank the teachers, especially Swami Samarpananda, Swami Omkarananda, Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Venerable Angie Muir for being so kind in giving support and spiritual advice in how to practise yoga, meditation and mindfulness and how to include this in training programmes.. Going to India in 2017 was one of the highlights for me and it has certainly deepened my understanding of yoga and meditation on many levels.

I continue to deliver the Solution Focused Talking Therapies, such as Life Coaching and the Business Coaching Programmes, all being in the solution focused approach. Bookings can be taking for appointments at The Banchory Health and Therapies Practice, Phone: 01330 825333.

The Solution Focused Wellbeing Plans are also still part of the team building in the corporate and third- sector programmes – these programmes help to prevent‘burn-out’, support the highest performance in the workplace and includes a toolkit in how to maintain a healthy state of wellbeing on the individual level.

With every best wish for a super healthy and joyous 2018,


Claudia van Zuiden, 
CEO and Director of Solution Ways and Founder of Om Shanti Yoga Scotland
‘A Holistic Solution Focused Practice – Coaching, Consulting, Wellbeing and Performance Training’.  

Upcoming events

I am really happy to share the latest upcoming events with you – you are invited to all of them. Often, I hear from people, these events to be life-changing and certainly, life-enriching. I hope some of these are of interest to you too:

* * * YOGA MINI – RETREAT * * *

“ DETOX and FOCUS on my Life- Purpose Retreat”
Date: Saturday 27th January 2018
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Venue: the Pilates Hut, Inchmarlo, Banchory
Costs: £35 pp

This workshop/ Mini – Retreat will include Meditation, Pranayama, Hatha Yoga and Yoga Nidra.

At this workshop/ Mini-Retreat, you will learn some helpful meditation tips and get a chance to practice them. Also, you will be shown how to relax the mind more when it is really busy with many thoughts. These techniques are really beneficial for stress management and generating vital energies. 

This will be a class of gentle yoga for BEGINNERS and ADVANCED practitioners.

ALL levels welcome – booking ESSENTIAL by email:
By mobile: 07766710259
FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/156290485129734/

16 Guidelines for Life Level 1 Training

Date: 24-25th February 2018
Venue: Solution Ways, Inchmarlo, Banchory, Scotland, UK
Time: 9.30am – 5pm
Cost: £135 pp
Concession: £125 pp

Learn how to:
Increase emotional resilience and confidence
Improve relationships
Achieve a greater sense of well-being and purpose

The 16 Guidelines for Life:
How we think -How we act – How we relate to others – How we find meaning in life

Practical tools inspired by Buddhist philosophy for making life better whether your greatest challenges exist at home, work, community or the world beyond. The 16G workshop is suitable for people of all ages, beliefs and cultural traditions.

Facilitator: Claudia van Zuiden

Bookings by Email: solutionways@hotmail.co.uk
For information visit my website and/or visit: www.16guidelines.org
FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1967628066820815/


International 16 Guidelines Retreat Gathering
(International facilitators and Speakers)
Open to all who have attended a 16 Guidelines Level 1 workshop.

I will be facilitating Yoga classes in the mornings and will facilitate a workshop on ‘16 Guidelines and Yoga’ at this retreat.
Date :24th-28th August 2018
Venue: Vajrayogini Institute, Marzens,France
Cost : 180 € plus accommodation
For information :16attitudes@gmail.com



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