Upcoming Courses & Workshops

Date:
Focus on the core with Scarlett Perdereau Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

 
A workshop to really understand and build up core strength! It is aimed at empowering beginners as much as challenging the more advanced.

From a clear understanding of what is meant by the 'core', we will use poses and sequences to identify the muscles, internal actions and subtle adjustments that build a strong, healthy core. You will learn to engage key muscles and bandhas (internal 'locks'), alignment and breathing, to see how we can stand strong but not tense, and how our torsos can move miraculously in all sorts of directions from a stable centre.

Looking after the core of our body also promotes a healthy digestive system, which in yoga is a keystone for overall health and wellness. It cultivates the third chakra, "Manipura", which is connected to confidence and self-esteem.

Cost: £20

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kids' ballet age 7-11 : studio 1 with Cara Horsley Next held on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 at 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed 7 Jun 2017 - Wed 19 Jul 2017

 

These warm and welcoming classes are designed to introduce children to ballet technique and allow them to explore the joy of dancing. The classes are well structured and aim to develop physical strength, coordination, musicality, confidence and creativity.

£52.50 for a seven week half term block

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ContaKids: creative movement for parents and children age 2-5 with Monica Giacomin Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


For children aged between 2 and 5 and their parents/carers.
Duration 1hr (this include a little free time at arrival and end, actual class is 45min).

A stimulating movement session in a relaxed environment to build a deeper physical connection between parent and child.

The ContaKids method uses simple physical exercises in the form of games between child and parent: the experience of moving together and the physical contact are fun and beneficial for all. Children enhance and improve their motor skills, proprioception, and self-confidence, and develop healthy reflexes like balance and grip. Parents develop a sense of trust in their child and themselves, and learn to take care of their own bodies when playing games with their children.

The session will include warm up and short games where parent and child work together and sometimes as a whole group.

Each child must be accompanied by one adult.
Cost: £15

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ContaKids: creative movement for parents and children age 6-9 with Monica Giacomin Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

 
For children aged between 6 and 9 and their parents/carers.
Duration 1hr (this include a little free time at arrival and end, actual class is 45min).

A stimulating movement session in a relaxed environment to build a deeper physical connection between parent and child.

The ContaKids method uses simple physical exercises in the form of games between child and parent: the experience of moving together and the physical contact are fun and beneficial for all. Children enhance and improve their motor skills, proprioception, and self-confidence, and develop healthy reflexes like balance and grip. Parents develop a sense of trust in their child and themselves, and learn to take care of their own bodies when playing games with their children.

The session will include warm up and short games where parent and child work together and sometimes as a whole group.

Each child must be accompanied by one adult.

Cost: £15


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Restorative yoga workshop with Catrin Osborne Fri, 7 Jul 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

 
In this workshop we will focus on letting go, physically, mentally and emotionally, creating some
quiet space around and within ourselves, away from all the noise and constant demands and pressures of modern city life.

Restorative yoga involves longer held postures (up to ten minutes in each posture) using props to support the body so it can fully rest in the pose. This enables the body and mind to relax deeply through the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system.
 
The session will finish with a yoga nidra: a guided meditation practised in savasana (lying down comfortably), bringing you home to your true self. Expect to leave this workshop feeling clearer headed and more relaxed. You may also notice improved sleep and digestion, feeling less stressed in a more rested body.

Restorative yoga is suitable for everyone, regardless of their physical condition. No previous yoga experience necessary.
 
 
Cost: £20

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Hypnobirthing Course with Kirsty Gallacher Next held on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 at 3:15 pm - 7:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat 22 Jul 2017 - Sat 29 Jul 2017
 
What is HypnoBirthing?


Most of us are familiar with the use of hypnotherapy to help overcome fears, like flying. Similarly, hypnobirthing can help to remove worries, concerns, and negative associations in relation to childbirth. By developing a solid understanding of the biological and psychological elements of childbirth, you will come to realise how a woman's body is perfectly designed to allow her to birth her baby physiologically (i.e. naturally), so that any doubts and negative associations are replaced by calm confidence and a positive approach. (Try thinking powerful -vs- painful….).

Hypnobirthing teaches techniques which work with the natural, physiological process, to help you maintain a quiet, calm confidence as you progress through labour and birth. However, there may be times when nature needs a helping hand, and these techniques are of equal (maybe even greater) value, where labour doesn’t unfold so smoothly and intervention is suggested. By exploring the use of intervention and learning simple tools and techniques, hypnobirthing will also help empower you with the confidence to accept, delay or even say ‘no' to intervention.

These tools, combined with the simple and gentle self-hypnosis and breathing techniques you will learn together, can have a profound effect, helping labour and birth to be an empowering and joyful experience.


Session 1

Introduction to hypnotherapy and hypnobirthing
Natural labour - how the muscles of the uterus work, the autonomic nervous system and the hormones of labour
Language & positive affirmations
The power of the mind & how the body follows where the mind leads
Upward stage (early & active Labour): breathing & visualisatios, positions, things to do, massage
Position of baby
Relaxation and scripts to work on at home


Session 2

Recap of upward stage
Downward stage (from transition to birthing baby & placenta): breathing & visualisations, positions, things to do
Due date, induction & ways to encourage spontaneous labour
Pelvic floor & perineal massage
Cascade of interventions & the role of birth partner
Fear releasing & building confidence

 

Cost:  £195

Cost is for two people, and includes book and MP3 download.

 

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Hypnobirthing Course with Kirsty Gallacher Next held on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at 3:15 pm - 7:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat 16 Sep 2017 - Sat 23 Sep 2017
 
What is HypnoBirthing?


Most of us are familiar with the use of hypnotherapy to help overcome fears, like flying. Similarly, hypnobirthing can help to remove worries, concerns, and negative associations in relation to childbirth. By developing a solid understanding of the biological and psychological elements of childbirth, you will come to realise how a woman's body is perfectly designed to allow her to birth her baby physiologically (i.e. naturally), so that any doubts and negative associations are replaced by calm confidence and a positive approach. (Try thinking powerful -vs- painful….).

Hypnobirthing teaches techniques which work with the natural, physiological process, to help you maintain a quiet, calm confidence as you progress through labour and birth. However, there may be times when nature needs a helping hand, and these techniques are of equal (maybe even greater) value, where labour doesn’t unfold so smoothly and intervention is suggested. By exploring the use of intervention and learning simple tools and techniques, hypnobirthing will also help empower you with the confidence to accept, delay or even say ‘no' to intervention.

These tools, combined with the simple and gentle self-hypnosis and breathing techniques you will learn together, can have a profound effect, helping labour and birth to be an empowering and joyful experience.


Session 1

Introduction to hypnotherapy and hypnobirthing
Natural labour - how the muscles of the uterus work, the autonomic nervous system and the hormones of labour
Language & positive affirmations
The power of the mind & how the body follows where the mind leads
Upward stage (early & active Labour): breathing & visualisatios, positions, things to do, massage
Position of baby
Relaxation and scripts to work on at home


Session 2

Recap of upward stage
Downward stage (from transition to birthing baby & placenta): breathing & visualisations, positions, things to do
Due date, induction & ways to encourage spontaneous labour
Pelvic floor & perineal massage
Cascade of interventions & the role of birth partner
Fear releasing & building confidence

 

Cost:  £195

Cost is for two people, and includes book and MP3 download.

 

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