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Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra

COURSE No. 289

TUTOR: Sylvie Corruble

Yoga nidra is a method of relaxation that aims to calm the body and the mind. It is based on body awareness, breathing, visualisation and creating a state of complete quietness. A different visualisation will be offered each day so that you can discover the most effective technique for you. Yoga nidra can be used to relieve tension and it can also...

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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 2020

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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Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid Training

New for 2020

COURSE No. 294,295

TUTOR: Chris Stewart

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course that will teach you how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. You will learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe. You will also learn how to empower someone...

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A Practical Guide to Self-Defence

A Practical Guide to Self-Defence

COURSE No. 296,297

TUTOR: Richard Herbert

Throughout the week, you will discover the principles as well as the practical applications of self-defence. This will range from verbal and non-violent conflict resolution, awareness and avoidance through to disarming and immobilisation techniques. The course will give you a greater knowledge of defending yourself and your family irrespective of age, size or strength. Everything you will learn is simple, yet effective, and...

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De-Stress with Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation

De-Stress with Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation

New for 2020

COURSE No. 298

TUTOR: Maura Barber-Oosterhuis

Stress affects everyone. The good news is that you can reverse its effects easily and naturally, reconnect and discover health, wellbeing and calm. This course is an exploration of your body's natural wisdom and a way of listening to what is required for you to live your life with ease, space and joy. You will learn how to develop an attitude and...

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Ayurvedic Medicine Made Simple

Ayurvedic Medicine Made Simple

COURSE No. 299

TUTOR: Sarah Williams

Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, is becoming increasingly popular in the UK. It shows how and why each person is different and how this knowledge can be used to help formulate a tailor-made plan to live a long and healthy life and, if necessary, to treat different diseases and symptoms. This course will show you the basics of Ayurveda and how...

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The 18 Stance Tai Chi Qigong

The 18 Stance Tai Chi Qigong

COURSE No. 300

TUTOR: Emma Comfort

In the East, qigong is an important part of staying fit and healthy. Many thousands in China and Japan, often in local parks and open spaces, practise it. Practising qigong is self-empowering and fortifying for body, mind and spirit, yet is very simple and gentle to do. During this course, you will learn at least one sequence of 18 moves that...

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Yoga: Going Deeper

Yoga: Going Deeper

COURSE No. 301

TUTOR: Maura Barber-Oosterhuis

Are you a curious and committed yoga student keen to delve a little deeper? This in-depth course offers the opportunity to expand your consciousness on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Throughout the week, you will practise both basic and intermediate asanas and find out more about their energetic actions, related anatomy, benefits and therapeutic aspects. In addition, you will explore pranayama...

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Relaxation, Meditation and Mindfulness

Relaxation, Meditation and Mindfulness

COURSE No. 302

TUTOR: Christine Browne

Trying to keep up with the pressures of busy work and personal lives can leave you susceptible to the negative effects of stress. On this experiential course, you will explore the benefits of relaxation, meditation and mindfulness. You will practise a variety of different techniques, equipping you with strategies to apply in everyday life and help you cope with stressful situations. However,...

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