Walking with Men - Next date to be confirmed

Walking with Men with Gary 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.

Venue:
Mill Mead School
Port Vale
Hertford
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 Campbell
2nd November 2019, 2:00-4:00pm

Yoga for Managing Stress with Irene Campbell
2:00-4:00pm
£30 or £25 earlybird before 2nd OctoberAll 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.

Yoga and Core Strength with Eliane Codiroli
9th November 2019, 2:30 -4:30pm

Yoga and Core Strength with Eliane Codiroli
2:30 – 4:30pm
£30 or £25 earlybird before 16th November

This workshop will look at how we can strengthen and use the inner body to support the outer body in our Yoga practice, and every day life.

Good core strength allows us to protect the outer body particularly the back and the shoulders. It also helps us find stability in the Asanas. The workshop is also aimed at enabling students to integrate some of the learning into their everyday lives.

A strong inner core can also help us feel more confident, strong and supported. Feeling strong and grounded in our bodies will help us find the strength to deal with difficult life situations.

The workshop is open to all levels.

Eliane is a British Wheel of Yoga teacher and a senior teacher with the Yoga Alliance, with over 12 years teaching experience. She is a passionate and versatile teacher and is dedicated to provide Yoga that is accessible to everyone. Her classes range from Ashtanga and Hot Power Poga to gentle Yoga and yoga for people with special needs.

Eliane teaches regular workshops and a Foundation Teacher Training course.

The workshop qualifies for 2 CPD points for Yoga Alliance and British Wheel students.

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

Planting the seed for 2020 -a reflective workshop with Irene Campbell
2nd November 2019, 2:00-4:00pm

Yoga for Managing Stress with Irene Campbell
2:00-4:00pm
£30 or £25 earlybird before 2nd October

A new year in sight, a new opportunity to take a breath and reflect on where we want to go next. It happens too easily that we are aimlessly drifting through time like a leaf blown around by invisible forces instead of following our own plans.

In this workshop you will have the time and space to reflect and plant a seed (or more) for 2020. Maybe a little project you’d like to tackle, a big plan you want to put into place or a dream you would like to follow.

Using coaching techniques as well as techniques from the yoga tradition, you will be able to plant your seed and have strategies in place to make it sprout, grow and flourish. You will also be guided through a nurturing Yin Yoga practice, finishing with a guided visualisation and relaxation.

This workshop will be suitable for all levels of yoga experience, even if you are completely new to yoga

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

Detox, Renew and Relax with Irene Campbell
18th January 2020, 2:00-4:00pm

Detox, Renew and Relax with Irene Campbell
18th January 2020 2:00-4:00pm
£30 or £25 earlybird before 21st December

It is just so easy to rush from month to month, from year to year, without taking a break, feeling depleted and lost as a result. In this workshop you will have the time and space to reflect, connect, and recharge your batteries so that you can move on to the new year with renewed energy and confidence.

During this workshop, we will focus on letting go of all the stresses of the festive season and energise physically and mentally. You will be guided through a wholesome class including poses which will help gently detoxify, stretch and strengthen the whole body. This is followed by restorative yin postures which will further relax the body and calm the mind. We finish with a guided yoga nidra meditation to support the process of saying goodbye to the past year and welcoming the year ahead.

Suitable for all levels of yoga experience, even if you are completely new to yoga

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

Understanding Astrology with Josie Rogers
25th January 2020, 2:00-4:00pm

Understanding Astrology with Josie Rogers
25thth January 2020 2:00-4:00pm
£30 or £25 earlybird before 25th December

Most people have heard of astrology and will know their astrological sign mainly because of horoscopes that are featured in many newspapers and magazines that predict events for those born with Sun in Aries, Sun in Taurus, Sun in Cancer, etc., etc. However, on reflection, this would suggest that the human population on earth is neatly divided into 12 signs of the Zodiac which is very simplistic and totally inaccurate

In contrast to this general methodology, understanding your own personalised natal (birth) chart showing the position of the Sun, Moon, Ascendant and planets at the time of birth provide a detailed insight into your own unique personality.
During the workshop we will explore the meaning of the signs of the Zodiac, the planets and houses of the natal chart and how they all interact together to show a clear description of your character.

Josie has been studying Astrology and reading natal charts for more than 20 years and trained for 3 years at the internationally renowned Faculty of Astrological Studies in London

If you would like to have a brief overview of your birth chart at the workshop showing the placement of the Sun, Moon and other planets please email your date of birth, time of birth and place of birth to Josie at josierogers19@yahoo.com once you have your booking confirmation. A chart can still be constructed if the time of birth is not known but it will not be as accurate.

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

Progress Your Practice: Building Strength with Irene Campbell
29th February 2020, 2:00-4:00pm

Progress Your Practice: Building Strength with Irene Campbell
29th February 2020 2:00-4:00pm
£30 or £25 earlybird before 1st February

Many yoga asanas and transitions require strength – in the legs, arms and core. If strength is missing, we might strain muscles and joints and feel frustrated because certain poses seem beyond our reach. Developing strength can be one of the most satisfying aspects of yoga practice as it has an immediate positive effect not only on executing poses during class but also on stability and balance, good posture, and building inner confidence.

In this Strength Workshop you will work with poses and exercises to help you gradually get stronger. Based on the principles of strength training, you will learn how to best benefit from practising these exercises. You will also be supported in developing a plan for a home practice to help you reach your goals.

Suitable for beginner and intermediate practitioners.

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