Introduction to The Alexander Technique

Saturday 25th January - 10:30-13:30

This is a three-hour introductory workshop in the Alexander Technique, a tried and tested method of learning how to  move and support ourselves in the most natural way; release unnecessary tensions; get a sense of ease and lightness; breathe naturally and  de-stress. This workshop is suitable for anyone suffering from any kind of tension or stress related conditions; performers wishing to find more ease in their work and anyone studying mind-body disciplines and who want to find the most natural ways of approaching their chosen discipline...

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Happy Hips - Yoga Workshop

with Caroline Kelly
Saturday 25th January - 14:30-16:30

Together we can lengthen the hamstrings and release those hips. Tight hips and hamstrings can hold a great deal of stress, impacting on our lower back, posture and energy levels. In this 2 hour workshop we will be working deeply into all those muscles, using blocks and straps if needed. As we work deeply positive energy will be released, creating suppleness and leaving us feeling rejuvenated. Modifications and variations will be available to all, including beginners. So join us to explore and experiment and make friends with our hips. This 2 hour workshop is open to all levels, including beginners...

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Introduction to Face Yoga Method (FYM)

with Bonnie Ryckova
Sat 1st Feb - 10:30-12:30

By practicing a series of facial exercises (Face Yoga Method – FYM) you can learn to tone the muscles beneath the facial skin and increase facial circulation and blood flow which results in a more youthful and radiant complexion. The FYM is an unique and natural approach that improves the overall health and appearance of your face and neck. There are over 43 muscles in the face that can be targeted to lift the skin, naturally reduce and prevent wrinkles and brighten the complexion. During this workshop you’ll find out...

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Introduction to Tai Chi

with Linda Hall
Sat 8th February - 14:30-17:00

Tai Chi combines deep breathing, relaxation with flowing movements originally developed as a martial art in China; today it is practiced around the world as a perfect wellbeing exercise suitable for all fitness levels.  In this workshop we learn techniques that will improve balance & flexibility; alleviate stress & anxiety, assist better balance & posture and enhance confidence in co-ordination & movement.  Tai Chi is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it safe for all ages and fitness levels. In fact, because Tai Chi is a low impact exercise, it may be especially suitable if you're an older adult...

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A Lighter You - Nutrition Workshop

with Joanna Oates
Saturday 29th February - 10:30-13:00

Whether you have a few pounds to lose or a chronic stubborn weight or food issue this workshop will teach you how to eat, move and think to achieve a healthier body composition as well as increased vitality and an improved relationship with food and your body image. You will learn how to apply simple tried and tested techniques that really work. The workshop is designed to enable you to identify and overcome your own personal barriers. You will learn how to introduce a few simple realistic changes tailored...

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Deepen your practice with Yang and Yin

with Louisa Koussertari
Saturday 7th March - 14:30-16:30

A practice for regular yoga practitioners. Suitable for all levels - from beginners to athletes, and to those looking for a mental break and reconnection. Yang - Working with breathe, movement, strength, focus, balance to help build some heat, find space, mobility in body & mind.  Complemented by Yin to deepen physically into connective tissues, fascia, body, self and mind.  These two approaches to asana practice offer specific and powerful physical and energetic benefits. When combined they work to balance...

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Baby & Child First Aid Course

with Katherine Whitby
Sunday 8th March - 10:30-13:00,
Sunday 26th April - 10:30-13:00

As your babies and children grow every age and stage brings excitement, but also new questions about your child's safety. Following the latest guidelines, topics covered will include Resuscitation and Choking with plenty of time to practice an easy to remember technique on manikins, allergic reactions, burns and scalds, bleeding, bruising, cuts and grazes, head injuries, managing fever and febrile convulsions.  Incorporating accident prevention and home safety, tips for managing first aid and illnesses at home and demos of first aid and medicinal kits...

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with Rosie Gray
Saturday 14th March - 10:30-17:00, or
Saturday 16th May - 10:30-17:00

Hypnobirthing is a very logical, evidence based process of releasing fear and building confidence in your body’s ability to birth your baby, so paving way for gentle and empowering birth. On this course, Rosie will show you how to release that fear and work with your body through breathing techniques, deep relaxation, visualisations and positive affirmations. You will also gain an understanding of the hormones of birth as well as the physiology and mechanics of birth.  As a highly experienced birth doula, Rosie will also will also weave in her extensive experience having...

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Finding Calm in Mindfulness

with Karen Young
Sat 25th April - 10:30-15:30

Everything we do, and every emotion that we feel, relates to our well-being and has an impact on our mental health, our physical wellness and our general health.  Mindfulness and meditation reminds us kindly that we don’t have to be thinking and “doing” all the time. This 1 day workshop at Earthlife, Kew will allow you to re-discover and nurture that place of calm that is intrinsically within us all, even though we may have feel that we have lost it.  This is suitable for all, whether you have practised mindfulness and meditation before, or whether you you have practised mindfulness and meditation before...

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Baby Weaning

with Katherine Whitby
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When your baby has only had milk, whether it is breast or formula, the thought of giving them ‘real’ food can be a daunting one.  Weaning your baby on to solid food is currently recommended at 6 months.  It is advisable to do the course from 4 months onwards so you have the information ready. This course will show how your little one can have the same healthy and varied food as you setting the foundations for enjoying happy, fuss free meal times and avoiding hours in the kitchen!  Food is such a big part of our lives and it will be fun to see your baby taste different foods for the first time – the facial expressions are...

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