Mahesh Hayward founded AUM in 2017
He has run the group as weekly and monthly sessions from his home town of Bournemouth, Sunday evenings where chosen as a way to end and start the week fresh.
The background of the group stems from a barbershop where Mahesh spends his working week, and meets untold amount of guys, all with a story. He soon realised that these men had no place to open up, no- one to really listen, and sometimes not really knowing how to let go of stress.
With a background of meditation, yoga, and a spiritual seeker for many years Mahesh knew that men needed a sober, clean, safe space to unfold and open up. All Us Men was born, over the two years we have explored, meditation, breath work, mindfulness, walking, chanting, talking, tea, gong baths and laughter.....
If you like a physical side to your mindful awareness then every Wednesday Mahesh runs a
Hatha session from a local studio, and Saturday mornings runs a mixed session also.
If you are just wanting to listen, talk and learn to relax then the Sunday evening session is once a month.
Venues can and do change, the beach, garden, halls and yoga studios are used.... The social media side will always keep you up to date.
Spring & Summer, 2020
All Us Men retreats are based around self reflection, mindfulness, yoga, meditation and brotherhood.
The weekend will have a silent space, as well as time to share and discuss ideas and views on a number of interesting topics. Together we will look at how we can fulfil our own needs, and coping with the stresses of a modern lifestyle. Learning how to listen and hold space for others, and also opening up to other men without the the fear of being judged.
The weekend is designed to live as a community, which means to sleep, eat, rest and play at the same time within your comfort level. There is always space to step out and spend time in the quiet areas of the house or walk around the grounds.
Breakfast, lunch and supper are provided along with constant tea, coffee, fruit and snacks.