Women Empowering Women - Sunday 8th September, 10.00 - 17.00

Women Empowering Women with Gabriella
10.00 – 17.00
£40 or £35 early bird until 11th August

An Autumn workshop for women of all ages and all walks of life.

Come and co-create this day with us and claim your power, your aliveness and your joy.

The day will feature a variety of meditations, mindful movement, creative arts and group discussions as well as a shared lunch.

Led by a group of extraordinary women from a wide range of backgrounds with many years of experience facilitating groups and supporting people.

Throughout the ages women have traditionally come together to celebrate, empower and support each other. There is a unique bond that comes from a shared understanding. This day is an opportunity for women of all ages and all walks of life to come together in community, in a nourishing, enriching, open and loving environment. Join us in sharing, exploring and discovering how it is to be supportive and supported.

Venue: Millmead School, Port Vale, Hertford SG14 3AA

Concessionary rates are available, please email info@thesecretspace.org.uk to arrange.

Led by
Gabriella Angus, Ruth Cooper, Lucia Birch & Sarah Beardmore
Supported by Alison Godlonton-Shaw and Linda Meehan

Lunch is a share affair so please bring a contribution of food for a vegetarian shared lunch.

To book online click here or call us on 01992 503141, or pop in.

Walking with Men - Next date to be confirmed

Walking with Men with Gary, Austin and Adrian
9.30 – 17.30
Dates to be arranged

Walking with men is a series of workshops aimed at uniting men of all ages and providing a safe space to explore, discuss and consider what “being a man” really looks and feels like in todays world.
Our facilitators, Gary Aldridge, Ade Dennis and Austin Fenn each bring their own experience, personality and training to a revealing , reflective and enjoyable day.
This will be the 4th in the series and we are planning to offer 5 sessions over the course of the day. The sessions will include a journey into discovering how we became who we are through a look at our cultural historical self. We will learn something about our perceptions of who we are in the world and of those around us.
Reflection and process group aims to draw us together as we share our journey encouraging vulnerability and trust. As we reveal ourselves to others we can gain a sense of togetherness and strength in our similarities as men of mixed backgrounds.
There still exists a set of old rules for men. Rules that have been passed down over many generations and some of these no longer serve us as more modern men. We aim to help highlight the Toxic in “Toxic masculinity” and discover new thinking about the powerful , creative and emotional men we are.
Tools for the job sessions include learning how our feelings and thoughts can dominate us and ways to manage and change our internal process and external behaviours. We demonstrate through CBT, NLP,TA and Mindfulness how to take back control from negative or less constructive beliefs changing our perspective and position in the world.
The techniques offered are transferable skills that you can then practice daily.
Creative self – in which we promote and support each other’s attributes and join together to help other men.

Positive affirmations – are encouraged and offered and we will look at other events taking place to support our fellow man.
The day will also include a short introduction to Tia Chi and a “lived experience talk” from a guest speaker.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

The facilitators

Gary Aldridge is an experienced counsellor, group facilitator, trained NLP practitioner, with a background of working in the field of addiction for the last 8 years, with a passion for supporting men through talking therapies.

Adrian Dennis is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner with 3 years’ experience in working with groups and individuals. Adrian is a firm believer that we have the ability and right to reach our full potential, and works in a positive way to assist clients in being the best they can be.

Austin Fenn is a formally trained, qualified and experienced therapist. He uses an integrative approach drawing on different approaches including Transactional analysis. He also has qualifications in holistic practices including massage and meditation tuition.

Mill Mead School
Port Vale
SG14 3AA

9.30am -5pm
£55 full price £45 early bird
£30 concessions
£15 unwaged

To book online click here or call us on 01992 503141, or pop in.

Yoga for Managing Stress with Irene - Saturday 28th September 2019, 14.00 - 16.30

Yoga for Managing Stress with Irene
14.00 – 16.30
£30 (£25 Early bird until 31st August)
All of us experience stress in different forms in our life, and stress is a major source of ill-health and unhappiness. Stress is not necessarily bad but when things seem to run out of control it is good to know how to help yourself.In this workshop you will learn about the effects of stress on the body and mind and find out about common advice for managing stress. You will then be guided through an extended nurturing yoga practice combining a dynamic flow with still yin yoga to regulate the effects of stress on the body, learn a breathing technique to calm the nerves and practice mindful meditation to clear the mind.All levels of practitioners are welcome to attend.

Irene has been a stress counsellor for over twelve years and has supported people facing both work-related and personal challenges. Her workshops are based on the ancient teachings of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as well as the currently recommended therapeutic principles of cognitive-behavioural therapy CBT (which have surprising similarities).

To book online click here or call us on 01992 503141, or pop in.

Ashtanga Mysore week with Lucy Crawford + Body exploration workshop - 23rd September - 27th September

Ashtanga Mysore week with Lucy Crawford + Body exploration workshop
23.09.2019 – 27.09.2019
To book: Please choose either the 7am or 9.45am Mysore sessions – you will automatically be booked onto the Wednesday afternoon workshop.

We are very excited to welcome Lucy Crawford once again to Hertford for a week of Ashtanga Mysore classes and an afternoon workshop.

The week will consist of a daily Ashtanga Mysore practice and an innovative Body Exploration workshop with a Cerebo Spinal Fluid meditation on the Wednesday afternoon.

The workshop will involve explorative work, sensing, feeling and action, to gently target specifics in the hips and shoulders and spine to help open the body. We will learn to do this in a way that is not demanding but instead curious and through listening. We will finish with a Cerebo spinal fluid tide sense meditation.

Lucy Crawford – began her studies with Shri K. Pattabhi Jois in 1993 and received Guruji’s blessing to teach in 1995. Lucy spent 20 years teaching and working alongside John Scott and co-created the JSY TT Programme – run together from 2003 – 2016. During that time Lucy undertook an Iyengar TT Programme in London, deepening her understanding of placement and alignment in Yoga Asana.

A qualified Craniosacral Therapist, Lucy more recently took the role of Assistant Tutor on the 2 year Foundation Craniosacral Biodynamics at the Karuna Institute, Devon. Lucy’s Yoga teaching combines her understanding of the physical and philosophical aspects of Yoga, brought to life through the ‘felt sense experience’ of the Cranial listening field.

Lucy believes Yoga is for everyone who has an interest and enjoys bringing life and energy to her workshops and classes.

You can see more about Lucy at www.lucycrawfordyoga.co.uk


To book online click here or call us on 01992 503141, or pop in.