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Natural Health and Fitness

Natural Health and Fitness

COURSE No. 271-274

TUTOR: Keith Bradshaw

This course offers a variety of practical fitness classes as well as technique and training advice. It will include classes such as circuits, weights, HIIT (high intensity interval training), swimming and water based resistance, running technique and the use of gym equipment. This will be supplemented by discussions on nutrition, goal setting, sports psychology and setting an exercise programme. The course will...

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Following the Dream

Following the Dream

COURSE No. 275

TUTOR: Emma Therese Lewis

Drawing on years of research and practice in this area, the tutor offers an immersive, practical course for those interested in deepening their relationship to their dreams. Echoing the practice of ancient and indigenous peoples, who understood the wisdom in following and conferring the dreams guiding their lives, her contemporary research concurs that this approach still provides the direct experience and guidance...

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Yoga for Mobility

Yoga for Mobility

COURSE No. 277

TUTOR: Sylvie Corruble

This mobility yoga course has been adapted to suit anyone wishing to improve flexibility, strength and mobility. All fitness levels are welcome as each pose can be modified to suit your needs, enabling you to go at your own pace. People with conditions such as arthritis, high blood pressure, back pain and stress will find this course beneficial. As most exercises can...

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Beginner Pilates

Beginner Pilates

COURSE No. 278,279

TUTOR: Jo Williams

Pilates can benefit your posture, alignment and general body mechanics. Sitting for long periods of time or repetitive movement, as in various sporting activities, can all lead to muscular imbalance, stress hot spots and ultimately the inevitable discomfort and pain associated with 'overdoing it'. One way to alleviate tension, restore balance and improve body mechanics is to practise Pilates. This course will set...

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Master Your Memory

Master Your Memory

COURSE No. 280,281

TUTOR: Helen Cullina

This course combines the latest neuroscientific research into the brain's role in a fully functioning memory with practical exercises to help enhance your memory power. It introduces a range of easy to use techniques designed to build memory muscle through a series of conditioning exercises based around the six intelligence zones. The course also highlights the importance of nutrition and lifestyle behaviours that...

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Pilates: Resist and Reform

Pilates: Resist and Reform

COURSE No. 286

TUTOR: Rosalind Hoyes

This fun course uses balls, toning circles, bands and weights to add variety to pilates mat work. Whether you are a beginner or a more practiced pilates devotee, you will come away full of challenging and stimulating ways to enhance your pilates practice. Using equipment can isolate and intensify the work of core muscles and enhance your awareness and understanding of pilates.

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Taoist Yoga: Stretching the Chinese Way

Taoist Yoga: Stretching the Chinese Way

COURSE No. 287

TUTOR: Mark Pogson

Are you interested in improving your health, flexibility and fitness the Chinese way? This course will teach you a selection of stretching exercises to enhance your energy awareness and vitality. You will learn both gentle and more dynamic aspects closely related to tai chi and qigong to help you feel more alive. Most yoga originates from the Indian tradition. However, Taoist yoga...

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Qigong: Exploring the Five Elements

Qigong: Exploring the Five Elements

New for 2021

COURSE No. 288

TUTOR: Mark Pogson

Discover some simple energy-based exercises closely related to tai chi that support your wellbeing and vitality. You will learn aspects of qigong or 'energy cultivation' related to the five 'moving forces' to help you feel more alive. The exercises involve flowing stretches and postures, which will improve your awareness of how energy moves through you and through nature in general. In addition...

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Mindfulness for Stress Reduction

Mindfulness for Stress Reduction

COURSE No. 290

TUTOR: Rosalind Hoyes

Mindfulness is an approach to life that helps you become aware of your own thoughts and feelings through simple practices, empowering you to deal with stress more effectively. Neuroscientific studies have shown it to reduce cellular ageing as well as improving memory and attention span. While the principles of living a mindful and therefore richer, calmer life are simple, it takes practise...

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Qigong for Health and Vitality

Qigong for Health and Vitality

COURSE No. 291

TUTOR: Emma Comfort

The literal translation of qigong means 'to work or play with your life force'. In the East, this is an important part of staying fit and healthy and is practised by many thousands of people in China and Japan, often in local parks and open spaces. Qigong is formed of movement sequences and postures that stretch the body, strengthen muscles, deepen breath...

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Create and Keep up a Yoga Self-Practice

Create and Keep up a Yoga Self-Practice

New for 2021

COURSE No. 292

TUTOR: Maura Barber-Oosterhuis

Cultivating a self-practice is one of the best ways to deepen your yoga and bring real transformation to your life. A great complement to regular classes, a home practice teaches us to follow our inner guide and listen to exactly what our body needs. Whether creating from scratch or enhancing an existing routine, during this course you will learn to master your...

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The Oriental Approach to Diagnosis and Health

The Oriental Approach to Diagnosis and Health

COURSE No. 293

TUTOR: Cyla Higley

The Chinese are well known to have documented various healing systems going back thousands of years. You will look at the Chinese view of the five elements, its translation into the acupuncture meridian system and how this can be used to identify any issues and help you stay healthy. You will also touch on other oriental systems, including Japanese and Tibetan. You...

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