Health, Fitness & Wellbeing

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Some courses will run as online courses and some will start at Stoke Lodge. You can see the starting venue/format for each course listed below. We reserve the right to change the format of the course, in term, should safety advice change.


Body and Mind Awareness / Developing Inner Resilience

How can we positively influence our wellbeing?

The body and mind are inextricably linked. In order to feel good, it’s important to address both. We will apply gentle exercises, mindfulness and meditation to help us relax in mind and body; strengthening, stretching and developing our inner resilience.

  • Thursdays 9.30am to 10.30am  Saara Nelson
  • 5 sessions 14 January     R14B   £40/£28   scheduled to run at Stoke Lodge but may move online if necessary

and

  • Thursdays 9.30am to 10.30am  Saara Nelson
  • 6 sessions 25 February     R14C   £47/£35  scheduled to run at Stoke Lodge but may move online if necessary

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NEW Mindful Living

Learn Mindfulness techniques and meditation practices as a way to naturally enhance the enjoyment of your life. Participants will receive notes and MP3 recordings by email after the session in order to maintain the practice at home.

  • Saturday 1.15pm to 3.15pm  Jackie Hawken
  • 1 session 23 January    R16C   £20/£18  scheduled to run at Stoke Lodge but may move online if necessary

and

  • Saturday 1.15pm to 3.15pm  Jackie Hawken
  • 1 session 20 March    R16D   £20/£18  scheduled to run at Stoke Lodge but may move online if necessary

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Tai Chi for Health

For those new to Tai Chi or wanting to understand the basics of in this fascinating gentle form of exercise, we will learn sets 1-15 of the Chen Style Form, exploring health, strength and balance through good body alignment, relaxation and breathing.  Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes or trainers.

  • Tuesdays   11.30am to 1pm Nen Crosby
  • 5 sessions  12 January    £53/£32   R11B : scheduled to run at Stoke Lodge but may move online if necessary

and

  • Tuesdays  11.30am to 1pm Nen Crosby
  • 6 sessions   23 February  £73/ £40 R11C: scheduled to run at Stoke Lodge but may move online if necessary

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NEW Lunchtime Desk Workout

More of us are spending more time at our desks, using the computer. And even when the pandemic ends, more of us will continue to work from home. This short online weekly session will encourage us to adopt a better sitting posture, teach exercises that loosen joints, release tension and stretch. Some breathing and mindfulness to help us connect with our inner strength. Maybe even some desk dancing!

  • Tuesdays 1.30pm to 2pm Nen Crosby
  • 5 sessions 12 January     R18A   £20/£12  Online

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Intermediate Tai Chi

If you have done some tai chi before and understand the basic principles, this class is for you.  We will learn sets 1-28 of the Chen Style Form, focusing on body alignment, relaxation, breathing, and whole body movements.   Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes.

  • Tuesdays 9:30am to 11am Nen Crosby
  • 5 sessions 12 January     R13B   £53/£32  scheduled to run at Stoke Lodge but may move online if necessary

and

  • Tuesdays 9:30am to 11am Nen Crosby
  • 6 sessions 23 February    R13C   £73/£40    scheduled to run at Stoke Lodge but may move online if necessary

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NEW  Mindful Walking Group

How can we positively influence our wellbeing? The body and mind are inextricably linked. In order to feel good, it is important to address both. We will apply gentle walking, outdoor exercises and mindfulness to help boost our wellbeing.

  • Thursdays 10.45am to 11.45am  Saara Nelson
  • 5 sessions 14 January     R15B   £40/£28  Stoke Lodge

and

  • Thursdays 10.45am to 11.45am  Saara Nelson
  • 6 sessions 25 February     R15C   £47/£35  Stoke Lodge

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