Restorative Yoga with Katie Maughfling – Summer/Autumn 2017 dates

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Restorative yoga is a relatively new style of yoga. It was developed in 1937 by B.K.S. Iyengar to help students release into yoga asanas (poses) without stress or strain and so has the benefit of assisting in recovery from injury or illness.

Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing style of yoga. Each asana is held anywhere from 2-20 minutes, depending on the pose and the student. During this time you are supported by blankets, bolsters or pillows and blocks. The asanas are based on those found in a regular hatha or vinyasa class and there is a special sequencing of the poses as in a regular yoga class, whilst being held and supported throughout.

In all yoga we aim to let go of the ego, and even more so in restorative yoga. Holding these supported asanas for minutes at a time can be mentally challenging as we learn to watch the mind as the body stills.

Yoga with Katie is now offering Restorative Yoga classes at the Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre. We have here a number of mats, blocks, blankets and bolsters, however do bring your own if you have them.

These restorative classes will be 90 minutes long and will have the additional benefit of a yoga nidra meditation at the end.

Cost £12 per person, per session. Bookings essential. Email yoga@katiemaughfling.co.uk for more information and booking.

Katie also runs weekly vinyasa, hatha and teen yoga classes at the centre.

Yoga with Katie

www.katiemaughfling.co.uk

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yoga@katiemaughfling.co.uk / 07581861906

What people say about these classes:

“Bliss. Beginning with seemingly small movements to encourage your body to release tension. Using props, such as bolsters and blankets for comfort, very much guided by your own bodies’ needs. Surprisingly powerful poses culminating in a period of calming meditation. Katie expertly guides you through this so there is no need to be nervous for those joining for the first time! Really beneficial and great to take time out to restore and relax. Snoring optional.”

“The class was very gentle, but surprisingly effective.  I felt a lot more relaxed and peaceful afterwards and it freed me from the stiffness I usually feel in my neck.”

 

 

Iyengar Yoga Intensive – Deepen Your Practice with Lindsay 8/9 April 2017

Weekend Intensive Yoga Workshop with Lindsay, who is a very experienced Junior Intermediate Iyengar Teacher.

There are just a few places left for this wonderful weekend of Iyengar yoga asanas and pranayama.

Times:

Saturday 8th April 10-12.30
Saturday 8th April 1-3.30
Sunday 9th April 1-3.30

The whole weekend is £75. Or £30 a session if you can only make one of them (they will work as stand alone classes).

If you have at least 2 years experience of yoga and would like to join us taking a very spacious, thorough and focused journey through some of the asanas to improve your practice please contact Lindsey to find out more on 07748 531327.

To book your place, contact Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre via phone (01242 584140), email (info@chhc.co.uk) or Facebook page.

MOTHER’S WORKSHOP – Journeys Through Motherhood, 14th May 2017

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Treat any mother you know (including yourself!!) to some well deserved time out in a nurturing space.

A Sunday session to unwind and reflect on your unique journey into motherhood. Sunday 14th May 2017, 12.30-4pm. £45.

(£35 Earlybird booking before the end of April).

 

This workshop provides an opportunity to slow the pace and replenish yourself. You will find a way to return to yourself in a compassionate, affirming and validating environment.

Through visualisation, story-telling and other creative exercises you will find ways to connect with your felt experience and find acceptance.

You will be offered space for creative expression and may share and receive the wisdom of many mothers.

You will deepen insight, feeling valued, resourced, strengthened and recharged as a mother.

For booking contact Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre, 01242 584140 or info@chhc.co.uk.

This workshop space is held by Lisa Kimberley, Psychotherapist at Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre and experienced therapeutic arts group work facilitator & Yoga teacher Katie Maughfling.

For more information and booking please contact Lisa Kimberley.

Yin Yoga Workshop – Sunday 11th December

Yin Yoga Workshop with Ann Morley
Sunday 11th December, 10.30-12.30. £20 per person.

A Guide to Yin Yoga - Ann Morley

Yin Yoga is a beautifully relaxed style of yoga where the focus is on the inside; the sensations of the breath and body, and observing our reactions to those. We hold the stretches for a few minutes at a time to allow the best benefit to our connective tissues. It gives the body time to relax fully into the postures, whilst calming and stilling the mind, take the time to just be.

 

‘Yin’ is the soft, relaxing, accepting counterparty to the ‘yang’, the fast, dynamic, need to achieve that dominates a lot of our modern lifestyles; we need both yin and yang to come into balance.

The class is suitable for all levels. If you have any health concerns, please let Ann know before the class. Most things can be accommodated with some adjustment to the poses. Yoga mates and props are available to borrow, just remember to wear loose fitting clothes that allow you to stretch easily.

For more information, please see: www.annmorleyyoga.co.uk/yin-workshop.

Ann is an experienced yoga practitioners, having practised since 2003. She trained to teach at Yogacampus, London and is accredited with Yoga Alliance.

To get in touch with Ann directly to book your place, please email on annmorleyyoga@gmail.com or ring on 07521 684883.

Backcare Awareness Week – £10 off osteopathy treatments 3rd-8th October 2016

OSTEOPATHY OFFER

3rd – 8th October is Back Care Awareness Week.

We have some great offers for both new and existing patients.

  • £10 off all new and continuing patient appointments
  • Free spinal and baby checks
  • If you recommend a friend who visits during the week, we will give you £10 off your next appointment

Our GOsC registered osteopaths are Stuart Wilson and Lucy Carden.

To book an appointment please telephone (01242) 584140, or you can book online at www.chhc.co.uk.

Free yoga workshops Saturday 24th September!

Thinking of Becoming a Yoga Teacher?

This workshop is for anyone who’s thinking of becoming a yoga teacher.

Join us to get your questions answered.  If you’re curious about teacher training, how to set up your yoga business or what it’s like to be a yoga teacher, we’ll be there to answer your questions.  We’ll answer honestly and openly and share our insights with you.

Come and join us, it’s open to all, whatever style of yoga is your preference.

And this workshop is free, so why not join us?

 

Dates and Places

Saturday 24th September – 11.30am – 1pm

Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre – Visit their web page for directions.

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Free Workshop – Personalising Your Practice

Personalising Your Practice – An interactive workshop which gives you the opportunity to address your own practice issues and to learn how to develop and nuture your yoga experience.

This workshop is specifically aimed at beginners and intermediates.  It’s also suitable if you are considering enrolling on yoga teacher training.

Amanda will guide you and help you to iron out any niggles in your practice, so bring your mat and come and explore your practice.

Reserve your place for free.

Dates and Places

Saturday 24th September – 9.30am – 11.00am

Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre – Visit their web page for directions.

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Singing and Mindful Meditation Workshop – NOW CANCELLED

New workshops for adults linking singing and mindful meditation.

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An opportunity to focus on how to develop your own sense of well being through two hours of experience with suggestions for home practice.

– No experience needed.
– May £20 per session
– 2-4pm

 

With Rachel Flower, accredited Teacher of Meditation affiliated with the British School of Meditation, and experienced singing teacher Louise Johnson. For further information, contact rachel-flower@sky.com. Book a place by ringing Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre on 01242 584140.

Meditation can affect both mind and body. If you are on medication, please consult your doctor before booking a place.

Louise Johnson will take the first part of the workshop focusing on singing. Singing is linked closely to good mental and physical health and this is the main aim of the singing workshop.  It will include mindful warm up exercises and a contemporary song, with harmonies, will be learnt.  Styles will include soul, folk, world, pop and gospel. Louise Johnson has taught in primary schools for over twenty years but has been involved in singing for most of her life, fronting bands semi-professionally for a number of years.  About six years ago she set up a school staff choir and since then has jointly run a school parent choir and led a school community choir.  These choirs led to her to developing a local adult singing group and from the success of that, she is now running a second group.
 
There will then be a five minute break & Rachel Flower will lead the next session. The aim of the meditation part of this workshop is to teach skills and techniques through a range of guided meditations and sources including scientific evidence of the benefits of meditation, different philosophies & poetry to promote a mindful approach to life. Rachel Flower has taught in secondary schools for many years & last year decided to combine her professional experience with her personal interest in mindfulness & to train to be a Teacher of Meditation with the British School of Meditation (BSoM). She is now accredited with the  BSoM as well as developing a strategy for mindfulness in her school she is starting up a range of mindful meditation workshops for adults in different settings.

Thai Yoga Massage Workshop – 27th September with Celine Samson

THAI YOGA STRETCH

MASSAGE WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS

September 27th 2015

VENUE: Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre

Time: 10.30 – 5pm

£75 pp

Join us on this one day workshop and learn some basics in the beautiful art of Thai stretch massage. In pairs you will learn how to stretch and press your partner using a dynamic flow of deeply relaxing and yet energising Thai stretch massage & acupressure techniques.

This ancient art is done on a comfortable futon style mattress. Please wear cotton top and flexible style trousers. No oil is used

You will learn how to use correct body positioning and breathing so you do not tire easily. For the receiver you will be amazed at how invigorating it is, leaving you feeling deeply relaxed with better range of movement.

The workshop is ideal for beginners and anyone wishing to continue onto our Professional Diploma in Thai yoga massage later in the year

Celine Samson

Tutor

All enquiries: celines@tonicmassage.co.uk     Tel: 07766 801 939

Hypnobirthing – Mary Harris and Fiona Maynard, 16/17 January 2016

We teach KG Hypnobirthing which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. It is a complete ante-natal course combining mental and physical relaxation techniques to help release fear and tension. These methods are very powerful and help to optimises your body’s natural ability to give birth easily and naturally with little or no intervention.

We are different because we work together as practitioners on each group course and bring you more than 40 years of our combined experience and knowledge. Courses are run in groups which gives you an opportunity to make wonderful new friends on the same hypnobirthing journey. Working in a group can also be very empowering for fathers. We work hard to make sure you feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible with all the hypnobirthing tools in place ready for your big day!

If groups are not for you we can also offer individually tailored courses. Mary or Fiona will work with you in the comfort of your own home.

When should I start the course?
Any time from 24 weeks
Hypnobirthing

Hypnobirthing Cotswolds combines mental and physical relaxation techniques to help release fear and tension and optimises the body’s natural ability to give birth easily and naturally with little or no intervention.

You and your baby are special. Childbirth can be an empowering and positive event in your life – and one you want to remember. With the help of hypnotherapy for birth and HypnoBirthing classes, the birth of your baby can be a more comfortable, calm, relaxed, natural and rewarding experience, and one where you are in control and you need less intervention from others.

You deserve special care as you make this exciting and unique journey with positive anticipation and confidence.

Soundly based in established anatomy, physiology and psychology, the Hypnobirthing course teaches you – and your husband or birthing partner – Hypnobirthing techniques to achieve this; all the antenatal training you need.Working With Your Body

Working With Your Body
With HypnoBirthing you are likely to experience a natural, calm, comfortable birth.

  • You may find you don’t need any pain relief at all.
  • It often shortens the length of labour.
  • You will be more alert and in control.
  • Hypnobirthing lessens the physical impact of childbirth.
  • The father is actively involved.
  • He knows that he has played an important role in the birth of his child.Allows your baby to enter the world drug free and in an atmosphere of calm and gentleness.

No More Fear
Giving birth can be an empowering and positive experience. With HypnoBirthing you learn:

  • Fear release methods to allow you to be relaxed and confident for the birth.
  • Self-hypnosis inducing deep relaxation.
  • Massage techniques – stimulating endorphins, your body’s natural anaesthetic.
  • Visualisation exercises to keep you grounded, serene and positive.
  • How your mind and body work together efficiently and comfortably.

Certified KG Hypnobirthing practitioners Mary Harris and Fiona Maynard guide you and your birthing partner through a well established range of Hypnobirthing techniques. You and your birthing partner will learn to work as a team using Hypnobirthing to relax your muscles using visualisation and breathing techniques. With the knowledge you will gain from the Hypnobirthing course your birthing partner will become a crucial support to the birthing mother enabling her to deepen her levels of relaxation and helping her to become confident, relaxed and in control of the the birthing experience.Pink Flower

 

See Mary’s personal Hypnobirthing website www.hypnobirthingmary.com.