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SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2013

Classes & Treatment

Charity Registration No. 295219

Est. 1984


Who we are

Why come?

The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living is one of the leading centres for wellbeing in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, providing a broad range of clinical and educational programmes for the local community.

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The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living

You’ll feel better You’ll be more relaxed and less stressed You’ll enjoy the non-competitive classes You’ll have a great choice – from over 100 classes a week • You’ll meet like-minded people • You’ll learn skills you can use for the rest of your life • You don’t need to become a member or pay a joining fee

A long-established, award-winning, registered charity

We are committed to widening choice and availability of complementary approaches to health.

Each week, more than 1,000 people attend our classes – and hundreds more seek help from our complementary therapy clinic and counselling service. Tel: 01462 678804 Website: www.letchworthcentre.org Cover photo: shutterstock.com

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THE place for complementary therapy in Herts and Beds… Complementary therapies don’t just treat symptoms – they address the cause of a problem… They have been shown to help:

New this term... The Bates Approach to Better Eyesight

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Craniosacral Therapy

Arthritis and joint pain Asthma and chronic chest conditions IBS and other digestive problems Hay fever and other allergies Eczema and acne Back and neck pain Clinic hours Menstrual and menopausal issues Mon-Fri 09.00 - 20.30 Stress and depression Sat 09.00 - 15.30

At the Centre, we offer:

• Acupuncture • Ayurveda • the Bates Method • Craniosacral Therapy • a Fertility Clinic • Homeopathy • Hypnotherapy • Lymphatic Massage (MLD) • Massage • Naturopathy

• Natural Lift Facial • Osteopathy/ Cranial Osteopathy • Physiotherapy • Reflexology • Reiki •  Shiatsu • Sports Injury & Remedial Massage

Our practitioners are skilled therapists with excellent qualifications and many years’ experience

Using exercises and visualisation techniques which both relax and stimulate the eyes, the Bates Method has enabled people worldwide to improve their eyesight and lessen their reliance on glasses.

Craniosacral Therapy offers an extremely gentle approach which can be used with benefit and without side effects for many medical conditions. Appropriate for people of all ages – from infants to the frail elderly – it is sought out for help with birth trauma, lethargy, ME, post-surgery recovery and many other longstanding and acute conditions.

Fertility Clinic This new clinic combines nutrition, acupuncture and lifestyle assessment in a holistic approach (successfully used for the past 15 years) designed to support people who have unexplained or stressrelated fertility problems, recurrent miscarriages or immune system issues.

For appointments or more information telephone Reception on 01462 678804 or visit our website www.letchworthcentre.org 4

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Drop-in Sessions for over 50’s T’ai Chi for Falls Prevention– Mondays 12:30 – 13:30 T’ai Chi is an ancient form of gentle stylised movement well known for its ability to strengthen leg muscles, improve balance, still the mind and enhance general health. Cost £5 per session. Rosehill Singers

Rosehill Singers – Mondays 14:00-15:00 followed by tea & biscuits

For anyone who loves to sing, this friendly group meets with its own musical director to sing popular songs around the piano. Cost £3 per session. Latino Dance – Tuesdays (term-time only) 14:00-15:00 This specially designed programme will present freestyle dances from Brazil at a slower tempo and without partner work. Cost £5 per session.

For people with Parkinson’s – Singing Group Alternate Tuesdays 14:00-15:00 followed by tea & biscuits An afternoon of song and fun for those with Parkinson’s and their carers. Cost £3 per session.

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Workshops -

a chance to learn a new skill or improve on an existing one without an ongoing week-on-week commitment Our website features detailed descriptions of the ones listed below – but keep checking it as we frequently add new programmes during the term! September Sun 15 & Mon 16 Sept Reiki 2 Workshop 10.00-16.30 – Build on Reiki Level 1 skills and learn absent healing. £259 October Wed 16 Oct Bates Approach to Better Eyesight 09.30-13.00 Learn exercises to relax and stimulate the eyes which can lead to improvement of eyesight and relief of common eye problems. £30 Sun 20 Oct T’ai Chi Exercises, Alexander Technique and Meditation 10.00-16.00 – mixing meditation and movement to raise body awareness and further develop the mind/body link. £50 Sun 27 Oct Reiki 3 Workshop 09.30-17.30– a powerful training to enhance your development and skill. £259 November Wed 6 Nov Bates Approach to Better Eyesight (see 16 October) Sun 24 Nov Fundamentals of T’ai Chi and Alexander Technique for Carers 10.00-16.00 – key concepts and exercises which can be of use and benefit for carers (both family and professional). £50 December Wed 11 Dec Bates Approach to Better Eyesight (see 16 October) To enrol complete the form on page 31 7


Counselling, Psychotherapy & Personal Change In partnership with

Our team provides a safe space for you to explore and manage your problems, with the aim of helping you to achieve a more satisfying experience of life.

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Bereavement Counselling Children & Young Persons’ Therapy Clinical Psychology Cognitive Analytical Therapy Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Couples, Relationship and Sex Therapy • Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) • Family Therapy • Hypnotherapy

• Integrative Psychotherapy • Life Coaching • Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy (NLPt) • Occupational Therapy • Person-Centred Psychotherapy • Psychodynamic Counselling • Transpersonal Therapy

We run a low cost student counselling service with sessions starting from only £15 Clinical Directors: Jo Coker, Sue Douglas and Julie Sale Enquiries to: Kathy Saunders, Practice Manager Tel: 01462 674671 Email: enquiries@letchworthcounsellingcentre.com Website: www.letchworthcounsellingcentre.com Like us on Facebook 8

Our Carers’ Fayre – and beyond By the time this brochure is read the Carers’ Fayre which we will host on 23rd July will have taken place. It will be a major regional event sponsored by Hertfordshire County Council, in which we will partner NHS Herts, Crossroads Care and Carers in Herts, and with participation by over 30 local organisations.

Do you care for someone who has a long-term chronic condition or disability? If yes, complementary approaches – both group-based or one-to-one – have much to offer you in the way of physical and emotional support. Write to us, give us a call (and ask to go onto our carers’ mailing list) or check our website – as during the year we will be running special programmes in addition to our regular schedule.

01462 678804 • www.letchworthcentre.org

STOP Press: Carers’ Workshop Sun, 24 November see page 7 for more details

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Classes – Week-at-a-glance

Classes – Week-at-a-glance Thursdays

Mondays

09.10-10.40 Yoga (experienced students) 09.30-10.30 Pilates (beginners) 10.45-12.15 Yoga (experienced students) 10.45-12.30 Baby Massage & Post Natal Yoga 12.30-13.30 T’ai Chi Community 13.00-14.15 Pilates (beginners/improvers) 14.00-15.00 Rosehill Singers 14.30-15.30 Pilates designed for Osteoporosis & Osteopenia 17.15-18.45 Yoga (all levels) 17.30-18.45 Pilates (improvers) 18.00-19.00 Pilates (beginners/improvers) 18.30-19.30 Pranayama (beginners) 18.45-20.15 Yoga (all levels) 19.00-20.30 Yoga (experienced students) 19.15-21.15 Pre-Natal Yoga 20.40-22.10 Yoga (experienced students)

Tuesdays 08.45-09.45 Pilates (beg/imp/mature movers) 09.15-10.15 Pilates on the Ball (all levels) 09.45-11.00 Alexander Technique 09.45-11.00 Pilates (improvers) 10.30-11.45 Pilates (improvers) 11.15-12.30 Moving Mindfully (advanced) 11.15-12.15 Pilates (beginners/improvers) 12.00-13.15 Special Care Pilates (all levels) 12.30-13.30 Pilates (beginners) 14.00-15.00 Parkinson’s Singing Group 14.00-15.00 Latino Light

17.00-17.45 Yoga for Kids (4-11 yrs) 17.15-18.45  T’ai Chi (intermediate/

advanced) Yang Style Long & Sword Form

18.00-19.00 Yoga for Teens (11-15 yrs) 18.00-19.15 Pilates (improvers 18.30-19.30 Pranayama-based Meditation (experienced) 19.00-20.30 Five RhythmsTM 19.00-20.15 Meditation for Inner Peace* 19.15-20.15 Pilates (beginners) 19.15-20.30 Pilates (improvers) 20.15-21.15 Pilates (beginners) 20.30-21.45 Pilates (men only) 20.30-22.00 T’ai Chi (intermediate) Yang Style Short Form

Wednesdays 09.10-10.40 Yoga (experienced students) 09.15-10.30 Pilates (improvers) 10.45-12.15 Yoga (experienced students) 11.00-12.15 Pilates (improvers) 12.30-13.30 Pilates Introductory 13.00-14.15 Gentle Yoga 17.45-19.00 Pilates (beginners/improvers) 18.00-19.00 Back Rehab Pilates 18.45-20.00 Alexander Technique (beginners)

Saturdays

09.45-11.15 Iyengar Yoga (beginners & general)

10.00-11.15 Pilates (improvers) 11.30-13.00 Kundalini Yoga (all levels) 11.30-12.45 Pilates (improvers) 13.00-14.30 Yoga (all levels) 13.30-14.45 Gentle Yoga 16.00-17.30 Restorative Yoga 17.30-18.45 Pilates (improvers) 18.00-19.15 Infusion Yoga 19.00-20.15 Yoga and Gentle Exercise* 19.00-20.30 T’ai Chi (drop in) (beginners) Chen Style 19.30-20.45 Yoga (improvers) 20.20-21.20 Salsa (advanced) 20.30-22.00 T’ai Chi (improvers) Chen Style

08.30-09.30 Keep Fit 08.45-10.15 Yoga (all levels) 09.00-09.30 Baby Ballet (3 yrs) 09.30-10.00 Baby Ballet (4 yrs) 09.30-10.30 Zumba 10.00-10.30 Pre Primary Ballet (5 yrs) 10.30-11.00 Pre Primary Ballet (6 yrs) 11.00-11.30 Primary Ballet (7 yrs) 11.00-12.30 Restorative Yoga 11.30-12.15 Primary Ballet (8 yrs) 12.15-13.00 Ballet Grades 1-2( 9 yrs+) 13.00-13.30 Modern Jazz/Tap/ Theatre Craft (3 yrs+) 13.45-15.00 Meditation * Held at St Christopher School Barrington Road, Letchworth

Fridays 09.15-10.45 Yoga (all levels) 09.30-10.45 Pilates (beginners/improvers) 11.00-12.15 Pilates (improvers) 11.00-12.30 Yoga (all levels) 12.15-13.30 Pilates (beginners/improvers) 16.00-16.30 Baby Ballet (3-4 yrs) 16.30-17.00 Pre-Primary Ballet (5-6 yrs) 17.00-17.30 Primary Ballet (7-8 yrs) 17.30-18.30 Ballet for Adults

19.00-20.00 Zumba 19.30-21.30 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 20.00-21.30 Yoga (all levels) 20.15-21.30 Moving Mindfully (all levels)

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Alexander Technique

Ballet for Adults

Renowned for its benefits to back pain Judy Hammond sufferers, Alexander Technique teaches Alexander Instructor us how to sit, stand, lie and move in ways which minimise chronic muscular & spinal tension. Especially useful in stress relief, it also helps asthma and insomnia. Wear loose clothing & bring a mat or Prefer a one-to-one session? blanket and 2-3 paperbacks. Call 01462 678804 to book. Cost £45

You will dance, get fit and have great fun in this popular class which includes barre work (for greater flexibility and balance), centre work (for toning) and simple ballet routines. Open to anyone over 16 who has had ballet experience.

Duration 13 weeks – No class on Tuesday, 24 September Half-term week of 28 October – no half-term for Tuesday class Tutor Judy Hammond BEd ANATD MSTAT Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost Alexander Technique (all levels) Tues 09.45-11.00 10 Sept X1 £108 Alexander Technique (beginners) Wed 18.45-20.00 11 Sept X2 £108

Moving Mindfully Moving Mindfully is a unique movement, alignment and relaxation class which carefully combines key elements of Pilates, Yoga and T’ai Chi and incorporates the Alexander principles of excellent use of the spine and joints. The resulting quality of movement and alignment is a joy to experience! Wear soft comfortable clothing.

Duration 13 weeks – No class on Tuesday, 24 September Half-term week of 28 October – no half-term for Tuesday class Tutor Judy Hammond BEd ANATD MSTAT

(RAD Grade 6 level)

Duration 10 weeks – no class on 27 Sept Half-term week of 28 October Tutor Vickie Lesnick RAD RTS LIDTA

Vickie Lesnick (right) Ballet instructor

Class Ballet for Adults

Code B1

Day Fri

Time Start Date 17.30-18.30 13 Sept

Cost £61

Five Rhythms

TM

Experience being in your own skin and moving to your own inner rhythm… Whether you’ve always danced – or always yearned to – Five Rhythms™ offers a wonderful opportunity to experience yourself in motion, in a totally non-judgmental and uncritical environment. You will learn to feel good about the way you move, about your body, and your means of expressing your feelings.

Flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, stillness.

Duration 12 weeks No classes on 22 and 29 October Wear loose, comfortable clothing you can Tutor  Richard Lang MA UKCP move in. Bring water to drink. Five Rhythms accredited teacher TM

Class Moving Mindfully (advanced) Moving Mindfully (all levels)

Day Time Start Date Code Cost Tues 11.15-12.30 10 Sept MM1 £108 Wed 20.15-21.30 11 Sept MM2 £108

Class Five RhythmsTM

Day Tues

Time Start Date 19.00-20.30 10 Sept

To enrol complete the form on page 31

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Code F1

Cost £91


Keep Fit & Zumba

T’ai Chi

Keep Fit includes warm-up, a 1/2 hour of cardiovascular exercise, abdominal strength training, body toning, cool-down and stretch. Zumba combines Latin and international music with a fun and effective workout system. Duration 13 weeks for Wednesday classes – no class on 4 Dec 11 weeks for Sat classes – no classes on 30 Nov or 7 Dec No half term break Tutor Luzi Georgas IIST Class Day Time Start Date Code Keep Fit Sat 08.30-09.30 21 Sept K3 Zumba Wed 19.00-20.00 11 Sept ZU3 Zumba Sat 09.30-10.30 21 Sept ZU2

Salsa (advanced)

Cost £67 £56 £66

Salsa students

If you like Latin rhythms this is the class for you! Salsa offers a physical and mental challenge – and the class is both fun and a wonderful opportunity to form new friendships. You will learn several choreographies dancing La Salsa Cubana focusing in technique and body movement. Come on your own or with a partner.

T’ai Chi consists of a series of slow, stylised, dance-like movements which are practised in sequence. Stilling the mind as well as benefiting the body, and practised daily by millions worldwide, evidence shows that it: • is of great benefit in improving balance and increasing muscle strength • can benefit the heart and circulatory systems • can significantly reduce stress • can enhance well-being It is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence as a useful part of any Falls Prevention programme. Duration 13 weeks for ID’s classes, 12 weeks for RL’s classes Half-term week of 28 October for ID’s classes, NEW No RL classes on 22 and 29 October Drop-in sessions Tutors Ian Deavin BSc, CIAA cert, TCUGB, recognised BCCMA on Thursday Richard Lang MA UKCP Evenings

Class T’ai Chi

Day Time Start Date Tutor Code Cost Mon 12.30-13.30 9 Sept ID T7 £5*

T’ai Chi

Tues 17.15-18.45

10 Sept

RL

T1

£91

T’ai Chi

Tues 20.30-22.00

10 Sept

RL

T2

£91

T’ai Chi

Thurs 19.00-20.30

12 Sept

ID

T’ai Chi

Thurs 20.30-22.00

12 Sept

ID

(For the over 50s – Chen Style short form)

*pay per session

(Yang style long form and sword form – intermediate/advanced) (Yang style short form – intermediate)

Wear loose, comfortable clothing and flexible shoes – but not trainers!

Duration 13 weeks Half-term week of 28 October Tutor Marcia Magliari Dip DMT Class Day Time Start Date Code

Cost

Salsa (advanced)

£79

Thurs 20.20-21.20 12 Sept

Richard Lang T’ai Chi Instructor

SA2

(Chen Style short form – beginners) (Chen Style long form – improvers)

To enrol complete the form on page 31

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T3 £7.50*

*pay per session

T4

£98


Meditation

Pranayama-Based Meditation

Calms the mind Relaxes the body Improves concentration Reduces stress &  blood pressure

Increases awareness & self-confidence

Weekly Class In this class you will be introduced to a range of meditative techniques so that you – with the tutor’s help – can choose the one (or ones) which suit you best. This is an ongoing class to enhance your group practice: breath work, present moment awareness, guided imagery and visualisation, mantra and chanting, movement, and chakra and sound healing will be included. Duration 10 weeks Half term week of 28 October Suitable for all levels of experience – beginners welcome. Tutor Dr Neelam Taneja PhD, Member IAYT, Fellow (retired) RSM London Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost Meditation for Inner Peace* Tues 19.00-20.15 10 Sept MED2 £71 Meditation for Inner Peace Sat 13.45-15.00 14 Sept MED1 £71 * Held at St Christopher School Barrington Road, Letchworth

One-to-One Meditation Sessions With Dr Neelam Taneja Deepak Chopra Personal Primordial Sound Vedic Mantra Meditation for adults and children. Duration 20 hours over five sessions Cost Individual £380, Small Group £304 For more details contact the Centre on 01462 678804.

Pranayama is the science of the breath, control of which has been shown to improve physical health and wellbeing and to still the mind. When combined with meditation it can serve as a powerful de-stressing tool. We will observe our habitual patterns of breathing and their effect on the mind – and learn to alter them to produce inner harmony and positive thinking processes. Duration 13 weeks Half-term week of 28 October “The key is changing our habits, and in particular the habits of our mind” Pema Chondron

Tutor Sarah O’Connor BA(Hons) BWY(Dip), Pranayama & Meditation Module Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost Pranayama (beginners) Mon 18.30-19.30 9 Sept PM3 £92 Pranayama (experienced) Tues 18.30-19.30 10 Sept PM2 £92

Yoga & Gentle Exercise A wonderful way to stay healthier for longer. This programme includes gentle posture work, conscious breathing and relaxation to revive and restore you. Age, fitness or lack of previous experience are no barriers to participation.

See pages 24-27 for more Yoga

Duration 10 weeks Half-term week of 28 October Tutor Dr Neelam Taneja P hD, Member IAYT, Fellow (retired)RSM, London Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost Yoga & Gentle Exercise* Thurs 19.00-20.15 12 Sept YGE1 £71 * Held at St Christopher School Barrington Road, Letchworth

To enrol complete the form on page 31

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Be Mindful…with our programmes in

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

If you are feeling disconnected from your life – if you want to spend less time being hijacked by the stresses and strains of work, home, family, or health – if you want to learn to live more fully in the present moment – and you are willing to commit yourself to spending an hour a day working on this – then this well established and tried-andtested class can give you the tools to change your life. We can all benefit from MBSR training: we all long to be centred and at ease with our lives. Duration 9 weeks (plus Sunday, 17 November 10.00-16.00) Half-term week of 28 October Tutor H  elena Martin GRSM LRAM Dip Couns PGDip Mindfulness

Originally developed at one of the leading university hospitals in the US over 30 years ago to help manage chronic pain, MBSR’s reputation for helping people to deal with a wide range of problems is now worldwide. Research over three decades has shown that people who complete the course report: • Being better able to relax • Being less distressed by physical and psychological symptoms • Reduced pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with chronic pain • Reduced anxiety and depression • Improved concentration and memory • Better sleep • Greater energy and enthusiasm for life • Improved self-esteem Research also suggests that mindfulness strengthens the immune system and develops areas of the brain associated with wellbeing.

Introduction to Mindfulness A session designed to introduce you to the methods and principles of mindfulness – “a taster” before committing to the 8 week programme. If you do decide to enrol for the full MBSR course, you will be entitled to a discount of £10 on the cost of that programme. Tutor Helena Martin GRSM LRAM Dip Couns PGDip Mindfulness Sessions Day Time Code Cost Introduction to Mindfulness Wed, 11 Sept

19.30-21.00 MB3

£15

(All students must attend the orientation session which is the first class)

Class MBSR

Day Wed

Time 19.30-21.30

Start Date Code 25 Sept MB1

Cost £196

Practice Day for MBSR Graduates This Day of Practice will provide an opportunity to reconnect with and go deeper into your Mindfulness practice. Prerequisite completion of any 8 week Mindfulness course. Session Day Time Code Cost Practice Day Sun, 17 Nov 10.00-16.00 MB9 By Donation

Follow-on Sessions for Mindfulness Graduates

Session Follow-on MBSR Follow-on MBSR

Day Time Code Cost Mon, 30 Sept 19.45-21.15 MB7 £10 Mon, 25 Nov 19.45-21.15 MB8 £10

To enrol complete the form on page 31

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Pilates

The reason our Pilates classes are always full is not just because we have excellent instructors – it’s because Pilates really does work! Our students come back term after term and report more energy, reduced back pain and better posture. Book early to secure your place – you won’t regret it!

NB: Certain health problems could preclude participation in Pilates classes. Beginners An alternative to the Introductory Course, this programme will review Pilates principles during the first session and then will cover basic Pilates exercises. Beginners/Improvers Basic exercises with more advanced options for those who have been studying Pilates for longer. Pilates principles will be reviewed during the first session. Improvers Suitable for those who have been at beginners level for more than 3 terms or by agreement with the class teacher. A mixture of basic Pilates exercises with progressions to take students up to intermediate level exercises.

Sarah Hilton Pilates Instructor

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Pilates

Duration 13 weeks, 12 weeks for AB Half-term week of 28 October (AB’s classes will break for half-term, date TBC)

Tutors

See pages Amanda Brosnan Body Control Pilates, Body Control Reformer 22-23 for Shashin Gajjar Body Control Pilates more Sarah Hilton Pilates Matwork and Reformer Pilates Rachel Luck Modern Pilates I, II & III, Gordon Thompson’s Body Control Reformer and

Cadillac, BACR Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Instructor

Megan McAuley Body Control Pilates Pilates (beginners) Mon Pilates (beginners/improvers) Mon Mon Pilates (improvers) Pilates (beginners/improvers) Mon Pilates (beg/imp/mature movers) Tues Tues Pilates (improvers) Tues Pilates (improvers) Pilates (beginners/improvers) Tues Tues Pilates (beginners) Tues Pilates (improvers) Tues Pilates (beginners) Tues Pilates (improvers) Tues Pilates (beginners) Tues Pilates (Men only) Wed Pilates (improvers) Wed Pilates (improvers) Pilates (beginners/improvers) Wed Thurs Pilates (improvers) Thurs Pilates (improvers) Thurs Pilates (improvers) Fri Pilates (improvers) Fri Pilates (improvers) Pilates (beginners/improvers) Fri

09.30-10.30 13.00-14.15 17.30-18.45 18.00-19.00 08.45-09.45 09.45-11.00 10.30-11.45 11.15-12.15 12.30-13.30 18.00-19.15 19.15-20.15 19.15-20.30 20.15-21.15 20.30-21.45 09.15-10.30 11.00-12.15 17.45-19.00 10.00-11.15 11.30-12.45 17.30-18.45 09.30-10.30 11.00-12.15 12.15-13.30

9 Sept SG P25 £108 9 Sept MMcA P1 £108 9 Sept SH P2 £108 9 Sept SG P23 £108 17 Sept AB P29 £100 17 Sept AB P4 £100 10 Sept RL P5 £108 10 Sept SG P33 £108 10 Sept SG P31 £108 17 Sept AB P6 £100 10 Sept SG P34 £108 17 Sept AB P7 £100 10 Sept SG P35 £108 17 Sept AB P8 £100 11 Sept RL P9 £108 18 Sept AB P10 £100 18 Sept AB P12 £100 12 Sept RL P13 £108 12 Sept RL P14 £108 19 Sept AB P15 £100 13 Sept SG P20 £108 20 Sept AB P21 £100 20 Sept AB P22 £100

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Six Week Introduction to Pilates Recommended for the complete beginner or for those who have not done Pilates for a while. It will take into account any relevant medical history, assess posture and movement quality and introduce the Pilates principles. You will be asked to complete a brief health questionnaire and will need to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the first class.

Duration 6 weeks Tutor Shashin Gajjar Body Control Pilates Session Day Time Start Date Code Pilates Introductory Wed 12.30-13.30 11 Sept PTP3 Pilates Introductory Wed 12.30-13.30 6 Nov PTP4

Cost £50 £50

Back Rehab Pilates

A gentle class for students with back problems. Duration 13 weeks Half-term week of 28 October Tutor Shashin Gajjar Body Control Pilates Session Day Time Start Date Code Cost Back Rehab Pilates Wed 18.00-19.00 11 Sept PBR1 £108

Pilates Designed for Osteoporosis & Osteopenia This course includes Pilates exercises designed to strengthen the core muscles in a way that helps support the spine whilst avoiding any exercises that are not suitable for people with osteoporosis or osteopenia. We use weights (where appropriate) to promote bone strength. The class finishes with relaxation. Participants must be able to get down (and up!) from the floor. Duration 13 weeks Half-term week of 28 October Tutor Megan McAuley Body Control Pilates

Class Pilates for

Osteoporosis & Osteopenia

Day Mon

Time Start Date Code Cost 14.30-15.30 9 Sept OPL1 £108

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Pilates

Rachel Luck

‘On the Ball’

Pilates Instructor

The exercise ball is a wonderful Pilates tool for improving core strength and developing the abdominal and back muscles. Exercising ‘on the ball’ – which continually moves slightly beneath you as you work – can also increase overall flexibility and mobility. And it’s such fun to do! (You will need to provide your own ball.) Duration 13 weeks Half-term week of 28 October Tutor Rachel Luck Modern Pilates I, II & III, Gordon Thompson’s Body Control Reformer and Cadillac, BACR Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Instructor

Class Pilates on the Ball

Day Time Start Date Code Tues 09.15-10.15 10 Sept PLB1

Cost £108

Special Care Pilates A gentle, slow-moving class with plenty of time to focus on special conditions that may make exercise difficult. Duration 13 weeks Half-term week of 28 October Tutor Rachel Luck Modern Pilates

I, II & III, Gordon Thompson’s Body Control Reformer and Cadillac, BACR Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Instructor

Class Day Special Care Pilates Tues

Time Start Date Code Cost 12.00-13.15 10 Sept PSP1 £108

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Yoga

See pages 25-27 for more Yoga

Why do yoga? For one thing – it makes you feel good! It keeps you flexible and improves your stamina. It stretches your muscles, helps still your mind, improves concentration and boosts self-confidence. People report that they sleep better, experience fewer episodes of back strain and have less frequent headaches. Tutors Duration 13 weeks Julie Brunton BSY 12 weeks for CR’s classes – Helen Flower BWY no classes on 30 Sept or 4 Oct Sarah Harris BWY RT FCT, Half-term week of 28 October NLP Master Prac Pranayama & Meditation Module

Carole Richardson BA(Hons) FAETC BWY

Carole Richardson Yoga Instructor

Lorraine Woods

Infusion Yoga

A gentle yoga class infused with Duration 13 weeks Pilates exercises to help strengthen Half-term week of 28 October the core and the back. Tutor Helen Flower BWY Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost Infusion Yoga Thurs 18.00-19.15 12 Sept YL1 £92

Iyengar Yoga Iyengar Yoga, developed by Yoga Master BKS Iyengar, is characterised by precision and alignment and uses props such as blocks and belts to ensure that maximum benefit is gained from Duration 12 weeks each posture whilst ensuring Half-term week of 28 October absolute safety. Tutor Thelma McNairn MA Hons Dip ED IYTA Class Iyengar Yoga

Class Day Yoga (experienced ) Mon Yoga (experienced ) Mon Yoga (all levels) Mon Yoga (all levels) Mon Yoga (experienced ) Mon Yoga (experienced ) Mon Yoga (experienced ) Wed Yoga (experienced ) Wed Yoga (all levels) Wed Yoga (all levels) Thurs Yoga (improvers/beginners) Thurs Yoga (improvers) Thurs Yoga (all levels) Fri Yoga (all levels) Fri Yoga (all levels) Sat

Time Start Date Tutor Code Cost 09.10-10.40 9 Sept LW Y1 £92 10.45-12.15 9 Sept LW Y2 £92 17.15-18.45 9 Sept CR Y3 £85 18.45-20.15 9 Sept CR Y4 £85 19.00-20.30 9 Sept LW Y5 £92 20.40-22.10 9 Sept LW Y6 £92 09.10-10.40 11 Sept LW Y8 £92 10.45-12.15 11 Sept LW Y9 £92 20.00-21.30 11 Sept SH Y11 £92 13.00-14.30 12 Sept JB Y12 £92 18.50-20.20 12 Sept LW Y13 £92 19.30-20.45 12 Sept HF Y18 £92 09.15-10.45 13 Sept CR Y14 £85 11.00-12.30 13 Sept CR Y15 £85 08.45-10.15 14 Sept SH Y16 £92

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NEW

(beginners and general)

Day Time Start Date Code Thurs 09.45-11.15 12 Sept IY2

Cost £85

Kundalini Yoga Kundalini Yoga is fast and effective. It can balance and strengthen all body systems and can enhance self-awareness and emotional control. Each Kriya builds vitality, refines the nervous system, combats stress and makes us feel fully alive! Sada Ram Kaur Duration 13 weeks Yoga Instructor Half-term week of 28 October Tutor S  ada Ram Kaur (Alison Osborne) Kundalini Level 1, Reiki Master

Class Kundalini Yoga

Day Time Thurs 11.30-13.00

Start Date 12 Sept

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Code KY1

Cost £92


Gentle Yoga

Ante-Natal Yoga

A gentler approach to yoga designed for anyone with restricted movement, recovering from illness or operations, or simply for those of you who love yoga but don’t want the intense stretch! The class includes posture work, pranayama (breathing practices) meditation and relaxation.

Gentle yoga exercises during pregnancy can promote health and lead to a more confident birth. In this popular class you will learn postures which strengthen, give flexibility and release tension – and you will be supported by a community of other mothers-to-be over tea and a chat and often for long after your baby’s arrival. This is an ongoing class for which you can book at any point during the term. For pregnancies up to 36 weeks you can pay for 6 weeks at £52 and then pay as you go at £8.70 per class. Duration 13 weeks Half-term week of 28 October Tutor Tracey Luggeri Accredited Yoga Birth Teacher Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost Ante-Natal Yoga Mon 19.15-21.15 9 Sept PY1 £114

Class Gentle Yoga Gentle Yoga

Duration 13 weeks Half-term week of 28 October Tutor Sarah O’Connor BA(Hons) BWY(Dip), Pranayama & Meditation Module

Day Time Wed 13.00-14.15 Thurs 13.30-14.45

Start Date 11 Sept 12 Sept

Code GY2 GY1

Cost £92 £92

Restorative Yoga Anne Hill A small yoga therapy class Yoga Instructor designed for people with chronic conditions (such as ME or MS), breathing difficulties, limited mobility or who find a regular yoga session challenging for any reason. Focus is on the breath, carefully selected therapeutic posture work and deep restorative relaxation. Thursday Tutor Anne Hill YHF, Biomedical Trust, Yoga Therapist with the CNHC Duration 10 weeks Saturday Tutor Dr Neelam Taneja Half-term week of 28 October PhD, Member IAYT, Fellow (retired) RSM, London

Class Restorative Yoga Restorative Yoga

Day Thurs Sat

Time Start Date Code Cost 16.00-17.30 12 Sept RY2 £71 11.00-12.30 14 Sept RY1 £71

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Post-Natal Yoga & Baby Massage Learn to massage your baby and provide a loving, fun and positive interaction that has been proven to nurture a baby’s health and development. One hour of postnatal yoga will follow exercising and strengthening core muscles and easing tightness in shoulders and upper backs. The class includes relaxation, refreshments & chat.

Wear an old t-shirt, bring a towel and an organic base oil eg grapeseed, olive, or sunflower (avoid nut oils).

Duration 6 weeks Tutor Tracey Luggeri A ccredited Yoga Birth Teacher

Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost Post-Natal Yoga & Baby Massage Mon 10.45-12.30 9 Sept BMPN1 £53 Post-Natal Yoga & Baby Massage Mon 10.45-12.30 4 Nov BMPN2 £53 www.letchworthcentre.org 27


Ballet for Kids

Yoga for Kids Duration 13 weeks – no classes on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September Half-term week of 28 October Tutor Vickie Lesnick

Yoga students at the Letchworth Centre

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Vickie Lesnick, Ballet Instructor (top right) with studentsfor students

Examinations are available for students to take and there may be opportunities to appear in shows.

These fun classes for children aged 3 and above provide a wonderful discipline – improving co-ordination, spatial and body awareness, concentration and physical confidence. The ballet training is according to the Royal Academy of Dance method. Dress comfortably and dance in either bare feet or dance shoes.

Class

Day

Baby Ballet (3-4 yrs) Fri Pre-Primary Ballet (5-6 yrs) Fri Primary Ballet (7-8 yrs) Fri Baby Ballet (3 yrs) Sat Baby Ballet (4 yrs) Sat Pre-Primary Ballet (5 yrs) Sat Pre-Primary Ballet (6 yrs) Sat Primary Ballet (7yrs) Sat Primary Ballet (8yrs) Sat Grades1-2 Ballet (9yrs +) Sat Modern Jazz/Tap/ Sat Theatrecraft (3yrs+)

Time

16.00-16.30 16.30-17.00 17.00-17.30 09.00-09.30 09.30-10.00 10.00-10.30 10.30-11.00 11.00-11.30 11.30-12.15 12.15-13.00 13.00-13.30

CB1 CB2 CB3 CB5 CB6 CB7 CB8 CB9 CB10 CB11 CB4

£66 £66 £66 £66 £66 £66 £66 £66 £73 £73 £66

We regret that after the first class parents will not be able to remain in the classroom. Please note that photos may only be taken with the permission of the tutor; filming will, however, never be permitted.

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Duration 13 weeks Half-term week of 28 October Tutor Julie Brunton BSY Class

Yoga for Kids (4-11 yrs)

Start Date Code Cost

13 Sept 13 Sept 13 Sept 14 Sept 14 Sept 14 Sept 14 Sept 14 Sept 14 Sept 14 Sept 14 Sept

Designed to stimulate imagination, encourage correct breathing and help maintain natural flexibility, these fun and creative classes incorporate songs, stories and relaxation techniques with yoga postures.

Day

Time

Start Date Code Cost

Tues 17.00-17.45 10 Sept YK2 £60

Yoga for Teens

The sessions for teenagers (11-15 yrs) combine traditional yoga postures with breathing and relaxation exercises to improve concentration, regulate sleep patterns and maintain natural flexibility. Duration 13 weeks Half-term week of 28 October

Tutor Julie Brunton BSY Class

Day

Time

Start Date Code Cost

Yoga for Teens (11-15 yrs) Tues 18.00-19.00 10 Sept YK3 £79 www.letchworthcentre.org 29


Enrolment Form

Useful information Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays 09.00-20.30 Saturdays 09.00-15.30

Founder/Director Roberta Meldrum Head of Classes Fiona Wallace

Tel 01462 678804 Website www.letchworthcentre.org Email healthyliving@letchworthcentre.org Term begins week of 9 Sept Half-term week of 28 October Refunds Once term has begun, refunds can only be given for classes in exceptional circumstances and will be subject to a ÂŁ20 administration fee. All refund requests must be made in writing. Concessions are available on some classes at the discretion of the Centre. Proof of entitlement will be required upon enrolment.

Events Manager Jaqui Derrick

T o book your place complete the form below in block capitals & return to: The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Rosehill Hospital, Hitchin Road, Letchworth, Herts. SG6 3NA Title (Mr. Mrs. etc.)

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