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MELLOW FELLOWS: Yoga teacher from Abbots Langley hopes to end stigma around meditation for men

 Published on: 2nd October 2023   |   By: Annabel Stock   |   Category: Uncategorized

A yoga teacher from Abbots Langley is hoping to end the stigma around men practising meditation with her new all-male sessions.

Hana Carter was inspired to begin her male-only meditation sessions when she began volunteering at New Hope, a homelessness charity based in Watford. Hana noticed that while her usual meditation and yoga sessions were almost exclusively attended by women, her sessions for the charity were mostly attended by men.

She said: “People think of meditation and yoga as all crystals and candles and as feminine pursuits. In fact, these were both traditionally male practices.

“It’s no secret that men often struggle to address health issues and express their feelings. There is a vulnerability to meditation, so I want to create the right forum for this and bust some of the myths which surround it as a practice.”

The first session will take place at Abbots Langley Methodist Church Hall from 8pm to 9pm on Wednesday, October 4. Sessions cost £15 and can be booked by calling Hana on 07557 325389 or emailing

Photo credit: Ross Noonan / Taurid Media

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