Workshops and Retreats

Workshops – whether ½ or full day – offer an introduction to a subject or serve as a means of deepening one’s skills and knowledge without the commitment required by a weekly class.  Along with retreats, they can provide oases of peace within the framework of our busy and frequently pressured lives.  We hope many of you will join us on these very special journeys of discovery.

Please note that bookings and payments for all workshops and retreats must be made by 1pm on the Friday before the workshop or retreat.

Our Terms and Conditions

October

Laughter Yoga

Saturday, 20 October 9.30 for 10.00am to 13.00  Laughter Yoga Workshop with Gerry Strohm Life Coach and Laughter Yoga Leader.  Laughter Yoga is a unique form of exercise where you laugh for no reason. We learn to laugh in a group without jokes, humour or comedy.  Experience the multiple benefits of laughter on the body & mind.  Cost:£25 including refreshments Code: WLY1

 

Alignment and Movement

Sunday 21 October 9.30am for 10.00am to 16.00pm Enhance the Benefits of your Movement Class and Home Practice with Judy Hammond, professional dancer and teacher of the Alexander Technique.  Reduce the risk of strain and injury with this one-day workshop – looking at fundamental concepts and practices of optimal alignment and movement patterns. We will include learning a beautiful flowing movement sequence that can be done at any time at home, with or without music, and offers a safe effective workout, a boost to the respiratory system and often a significant elevation in mood.  The fee includes a Nourish lunch and refreshments. Cost: £65 Code: WEB1

Especially for Women

Saturday 27 October 14.00-16.30 Moving through Menopause: A Dance of Transition with Bridget Poulter Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist. Menopause is more than a medical definition and affects us physically, cognitively, emotionally, and psychologically.  Within these workshops we have space to explore this and more: your rich experience, how you feel in the moment, as well as the joy of moving together with empathy and compassion for each other and self. And we play – an under-estimated but essential element in life regardless of age, supporting creativity, resilience and connection. The sessions start with a body awareness warm-up, an improvised movement section inspired by poetry, imagery, or contributions from the group. We will also use elements of Laban Movement to expand our repertoire improving posture, balance, co-ordination, and flexibility. Laban Movement focuses on how the body moves in relationship to space and how our quality of movement affects function and communication. Cost: £30 including refreshments Code: WMTM1

Parent Forum

Tuesday 30 October 18.00pm for 18.30pm to 20.30pm Supporting Children and Young People with Loss, Bereavement, Divorce and Separation Cost: £8 Code: WPF4

November

Mindfulness

Sunday 4 November 9.30am for 10.00am to 13.00pm Mindfulness for Complete Beginners with Dr Neelam Taneja PhD, Member IAYT, Life Fellow RSM
This workshop is for both complete beginners and for those who want to refresh their mindfulness practice. The fee includes refreshments by Nourish.

 

 

Alignment and Movement

Sunday 11 November 9.30am for 10.00am to 13.00pm Easing into Winter with Gentle Movement and Alignment with Judy Hammond, dancer and teacher of the Alexander Technique
Gentle movement and alignment work and deep relaxation The fee includes refreshments by Nourish .
Cost:£35 Code: WEW1

Especially for Women

Saturday 24 November 14.00-16.30 Moving through Menopause: A Dance of Transition with Bridget Poulter Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist. Menopause is more than a medical definition and affects us physically, cognitively, emotionally, and psychologically.  Within these workshops we have space to explore this and more: your rich experience, how you feel in the moment, as well as the joy of moving together with empathy and compassion for each other and self. And we play – an under-estimated but essential element in life regardless of age, supporting creativity, resilience and connection. The sessions start with a body awareness warm-up, an improvised movement section inspired by poetry, imagery, or contributions from the group. We will also use elements of Laban Movement to expand our repertoire improving posture, balance, co-ordination, and flexibility. Laban Movement focuses on how the body moves in relationship to space and how our quality of movement affects function and communication. Cost: £30 Code: WMTM2

December

Saturday 1 December 09.30 for 10.00 to 13.00 Learning to Listen to Your Body with Doe Warnes,  Reduce stress, in body and mind, release tension and free up joints with this gentle, exploratory movement. Discover how to move with more ease by ‘listening’ to the body. Combining Eastern and Western views on movement to bring inner stillness, silence and space.  A real pre-Christmas gift to you….. The fee includes refreshments .  Cost: £35 Code: WLL1

Reproflexology

Thursday, 6 & Friday, 7 December Reproflexology Training Part II – a two-part workshop for Reflexologists with Barbara Scott (winner of 2017 FHT Complementary Therapist of the Yearof Seren who specialises in the treatment of infertility, particularly for couples undergoing assisted fertility treatments such as IUI and IVF/ICSI.  Full course details can be found on the Seren website – http://www.serennaturalfertility.co.uk. For enquiries please contact either Jay Chandarana MAR MFHT on 07534199126 or Seren Natural Fertility on 01267 290819.

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