Free virtual candle making workshops for wellbeing

AGNIs free candle-making workshops are prioritised for Manchester residents with no or low income, with current or a history of mental health issues. The workshop is funded by AGNIs recent Kickstarter campaign

What can I expect from AGNIs virtual candle making workshops?

In our virtual candle making workshop you will learn how to make an AGNI meditation candle in a glass vessel. You will be encouraged to bring mindful attention to the process of candle making. This is a chance to relax, unwind and take away tips for incorporating mindful meditation into your daily life.

When is the next candle making workshop?

The next candle making workshop is on Saturday 19 September 2-4pm, applications close on Sunday 6 September 5pm. Applications made after this time will be added to the waiting list for the next workshop. You will be notified on Sunday 13 September if you have secured a place on the workshop.

The virtual workshop is approximately 2 hours and includes:

  • Candle-making kit delivered to your home: includes everything you need to make 1 soy wax AGNI meditation candle in a black glass jar
  • Live candle-making demonstration from Jess Cronshaw via zoom – Jess will guide you through the candle making process step-by-step
  • Mindful movement and candle meditation class
  • Access to basic training materials on setting up a candle making business
Soy wax meditation candle in glass jar

Timings for Saturday 19 September 2-4pm

14.00 – 14.10 BREATHE: Welcome & technology detox. This afternoon is for YOU, you are invited to turn your phones to flight mode allowing you to immerse yourself fully in this experience without any distractions.

14.10 – 15.10 CREATE: You will spend the first part of the afternoon learning how to make a soy wax candle using a wide based wick. These candles are specifically designed for TRATAKA meditation.

{*TRATAKA meditation is a yogic purification technique involving focussing the gaze on a fixed point, through stilling the sight we can still the mind}

15.10-15.45 RELAX: While your candles are setting we will unwind with some mindful movement and TRATAKA meditation using candles – so that you can learn how to use your candles and practice in your own time. We will finish with a guided meditation.

15.45 – 16.00 Tea break + Q&A: Take a moment to relax and let the practice soak in. Grab a drink and a comfy seat, take some time to reflect and an opportunity to ask any questions you have about the workshop.

What will I need for the workshop?

You will need:

  • Access to a tablet, laptop or phone
  • Internet connection
  • Access to a hob
  • Dress in comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely for the mindful movement and meditation class

Is all of this really free?

Yes! This workshop is funded by our latest Kickstarter campaign. The workshop, equipment and support are all free for attendees with no hidden costs.

How do I apply or make a referral?

We accept self-referrals and nominations from healthcare professionals or mental health charities. Click here if you are applying for yourself, or here if you are applying on someone’s behalf.

If you have any questions please get in touch: hello@agni.org.uk

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