Health, Fitness & Wellbeing

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Some courses will run as online courses and some will start at Stoke Lodge or St Pauls. 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.


PLEASE NOTE: Online and telephone booking will
open at 9.30am on Thursday 27 August

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 9.45am to 10.45am  Saara Nelson
  • 12 sessions from 17 September  £97 / £58 R14A  : Stoke Lodge     

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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.

  • Thursday 1.15pm to 3.15pm Jackie Hawken
  • One session on 19 November £25/ £18 R16A  : Stoke Lodge  

and

  • Saturday 1.15pm to 3.15pm Jackie Hawken
  • One session on 5 December £25/ £18 R16B  : Stoke Lodge  

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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 2.30pm to 4pm  Nen Crosby
  • 12 sessions from 15 September   £126/ £76 R11A  : Stoke Lodge  

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Exercises that make you feel great!

For all levels of ability, these exercises can be adapted to suit your body.  Designed to be enjoyable, leaving you feeling more flexible, stronger, with better balance. Includes breathing exercises to leave you feeling calm and relaxed.    Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes or trainers.

We are not running Exercises that make you feel great! in the first part of the Autumn Term but check back with us soon as it may run later in the year.

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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
  • 12 sessions from 15 September   £126/ £76 R13A  : Stoke Lodge  

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