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Sun, 12 May


Flavour Like Fancy - Headingley

The Un-Masking Circle - Reset, Restore + Connect for Women with ADHD + Autism

Allow yourself to unmask and join Ella for an inclusive intimate Sunday, which focuses on calming the nervous system, building connections and having some deeply restorative time to yourself. The session has been curated with ADHD, + Autism in mind.

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The Un-Masking Circle - Reset, Restore + Connect for Women with ADHD + Autism
The Un-Masking Circle - Reset, Restore + Connect for Women with ADHD + Autism

Time & Location

12 May 2024, 10:00 – 13:00

Flavour Like Fancy - Headingley, Arndale Centre, Otley Rd, Headingley, Leeds LS6 2UE, UK


About the event

Step into our safe haven of restoration and connection with our grounding 3 hour workshop focusing on resetting the nervous system, specifically curated for those of us who are neuro-divergent - allowing ourselves to unmask in a ND safe space. This is accessible to people waiting to be diagnosed and those who are already. This is going to be an ongoing workshop, once a month and the aim is to welcome the same people back each month to foster support - although you only need to commit to one workshop at a time.

Through gentle movement, breathwork, adhd appropriate mindful creative practices and group energy healing you'll release tension, cultivate inner peace, and forge meaningful connections with yourself and others. Join us for an immersive experience designed to replenish your mind, body, and soul, leaving you feeling refreshed, empowered, and deeply connected.

10am - arrival, introduction and boundary setting. Followed by a seated sunshine flow to awaken the body and mind. No yoga experience necessary.

10:45 - 90 minute deeply restorative and settling grounding session to soothe the nervous system . ADHD friendly mindfulness practice, yin yoga and group energy healing.

12:15 - reflection, connection building and closing ceremony with cake and steamy (fairly sourced) spiced cacao. An opportunity to check in with the group about your month, share wisdom and build nurturing connections. We will the close the group with a releasing ritual, to leave behind what hasn't served us this month and to regain focus on what does.

13:00 - goodbyes

What am I doing to make this specifically for ADHD and Autism?

  • the agenda is outlined above, we won't vary from this format
  • you are able to contact me before the event with any questions (at all)
  • operating a non-judgement anti-ableist environment, with the understanding that it is impossible to cater totally to everyone's specific needs BUT I will do my absolute best.
  • giving you the opportunity to share relevant triggers and needs before the session, for me to try to accommodate
  • including sensory activities, lights and sounds
  • background music kept to a minimum
  • a later start and longer transition periods
  • giving clear instructions and consequence explanations throughout
  • allowing you an opportunity to "un-mask"
  • no touch without consent
  • coming from a lived experience of neuro-divergency
  • the group size is kept small to 10 people

What I expect from you?

I want you to come along and have a good time, feel heard, rested and to feel able let your mask down for a few hours. Feel free to bring your own yoga tools, blankets, fidget and sensory aids, loops/defenders - whatever you need as long as it doesn't significantly intrude on other peoples experience. I will expect a non-judgement approach to your interactions with others in the group, and to try to use active listening. If excessive talking is a trait of yours, I may gently guide you to bring what you are saying to a close.  You are also free to keep yourself to yourself - in this space there are no social expectations.

Can I still come if I don't have a diagnosis?

Yes, absolutely - this is a space where you do not need to justify your experiences. If you believe you are ADHD or Autistic, or both - diagnosed or not you are welcome.


Location - The space is wheelchair accessible from the first floor car park in the Arndale Center. I will send out specific instructions once booked. The toilets are up 3 stairs and not wheelchair accessible.

Physical limitations - We will spend a lot of time seated on the floor on a cushion or block, the sunshine seated flow can be done from a chair but the yin needs to be done from the floor so lower limb mobility is needed. The class will involve some controlled relaxing breathing. If you have specific limitations please contact Ella to discuss how she can modify the practice:

Visual accessibility - the space will be well lit throughout and there will be no adjustment to the lighting if you have a visual limitation affected by low lighting, please inform Ella so she doesn't darken the room for the final relaxation.

Sound - there are no induction loops in the venue. There is no echo, and background music will only be played when there is no dialogue.

LGBTQIA Inclusion - all women welcome, inclusive of trans women and non-binary people who feel at ease in women's spaces

Mental health - Ella is trauma aware, however not mental health first aid trained. She has a wealth of personal experience dealing with mental health crises, however no qualifications to deal with complex mental health. If you have a specific trigger that is relevant to the class and can be avoided please speak to Ella via email before.


  • Unmasking Circle

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    • £45.00
      +£1.13 service fee



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