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Classes & Treatments Health improving... Stress-reducing... Life-enhancing...

Charity Registration No. 295219

Est. 1984

Who we are 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.

The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living 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: Cover photo: Sarah O’Connor by Paul Derrick To enrol complete


the form on page 35

Why come? • • • •

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


Reiki is a Japanese wellbeing & personal development practise that puts you back in touch with yourself. It calms the mind & body, reducing a build-up of stress, promotes deep relaxation, and boosts your immune system – which can have remarkable healing effects for many specific health problems. Reiki is suitable for the young, old, pregnant & anywhere in between! It can be used alongside medical health care, complementary therapies & counselling to enhance progress. Reiki treatments are available Mon, Fri & Sat (including evenings) £45 for first appointment / £40 thereafter. You can also learn Reiki for yourself... Reiki 1 (Beginners Level) – Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th August 10am to 4.30pm – £139 This 2 day training focuses on what Reiki is and what it can do for you. You’ll learn how to use it, with lots of hands-on practise. Upon completion of the 2 day course you will be able to use Reiki for self healing, to help friends and family & to stimulate personal & spiritual growth. A comprehensive manual is provided, and certification is awarded upon completion of personal practise. What people have said about this weekend course: “A life changing experience”, “So much calmer and more peaceful”, “People have noticed an improved difference in me since the course”, “Excellent teacher”, “Recommend it to anyone”, “Am now happier in my skin than I have ever been” There is also a Reiki 2 level course on 21st & 22nd July for those who already have a Reiki 1 certificate and want to progress their techniques further. To book, or for further information, contact Christina on 07714 750111 or 4

Complementary Therapies

Aromatherapy Osteopathy

• Acupuncture • Aromatherapy • Homeopathy • Hypnotherapy • Lymphatic Massage (MLD) • Massage • Naturopathy • Natural Lift Facial • Osteopathy/ Cranial Osteopathy • Physiotherapy • Reflexology • Reiki •  Sports Injury & Remedial Massage

Our practitioners – skilled, experienced and highly qualified Massage For appointments or more information telephone Reception on 01462 678804 or visit our website 5


Weekly drop-in sessions For the 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 Mondays 14:00-15:00 followed by tea and 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) 14:00-15:00 Designed for those 50+, the programme will present freestyle dances from Brazil with less vigorous moves, slower tempo and no partner work. Cost £3 per session. For Carers • Caring for Carers Fridays 14:00 – 15:00 With gentle Yoga and breathing techniques followed by a chance to chat with people in similar situations over tea and biscuits, this programme provides an opportunity to be nourished on many levels. Cost £5 per session. For people with Parkinson’s • Singing Group Alternate Tuesdays 13:45-15:00 An afternoon of song and fun for those with Parkinson’s and their carers Cost £3 per session. 6

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. • Integrative • Bereavement Counselling Psychotherapy • Children & Young Persons’ Therapy • Life Coaching • Clinical Psychology • Neuro-Linguistic • Cognitive Analytical Therapy Psychotherapy (NLPt) • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) • Occupational Therapy • Couples, Relationship and • Person-Centred Psychosexual Therapy Psychotherapy • Family Therapy • Psychodynamic • Health Counselling Counselling • Hypnotherapy • Transpersonal Therapy

We also offer: • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) • Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) • A Low-cost Counselling Service Clinical Directors: Jo Coker, Sue Douglas and Julie Sale Enquiries to: Kathy Saunders, Practice Manager Tel: 01462 674671 Email: 7 7

Alexander Technique

Judy Hammond

Renowned for its benefits to back pain sufferers, Alexander Technique teaches 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

Prefer a one-to-one session? Call 01462 678804 to book. Cost £45

& bring a mat or blanket and 2-3 paperbacks.

Moving Mindfully Moving Mindfully is a unique movement, alignment and relaxation class, carefully combining key elements of Pilates, Yoga and T’ai Chi and always incorporating 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 12 weeks – no class on 6 November Half-term week of 29 October Tutor Judy Hammond BEd ANATD MSTAT Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost Alexander (All levels) Tues 09.45-11.00 11 Sept X1 £99 Technique Alexander (beginners) Wed 18.45-20.00 12 Sept X2 £99 Technique Moving (advanced) Tues 11.15-12.30 11 Sept MM1 £99 Mindfully Moving (all levels) Wed 20.15-21.30 12 Sept MM2 £99 Mindfully To enrol complete the form on page 35 8

Ballet for Adults 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

Vickie Lesnick (right)

has had ballet experience.

Duration 10 weeks Half-term week of 29 October Tutor Vickie Lesnick RAD RTS LIDTA

Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost Ballet for Adults Fri 17.30-18.30 21 Sept B1 £61

Carnival Dances from Brazil Discover the richness and energy of Brazil from the traditions of the Orixas (Yoruba Entities) to Street Carnival, and from jazzy Bossa Nova to seedy Samba Reggae. Each class begins with a gentle warm up, followed by dance training and a routine – and finishes with slow, deep stretches.

Marcia Magliari (centre)

Duration 12 weeks Half-term week of 29 October Tutor Marcia Magliari Dip DMT

Wear loose comfortable clothing and dance/soft shoes that allow your feet to bend.

Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost Carnival Dances Tues 19.15-20.15 11 Sept C2 £73 (beginners)

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Five Rhythms


Flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, stillness. Duration 12 weeks Half-term week of 29 October – no class on 23 & 30 October Tutor  Richard Lang

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. Wear loose, comfortable clothing you can move in. Bring water to drink.

MA UKCP Five RhythmsTM accredited teacher

Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost Five RhythmsTM Tues 19.00-20.30 11 Sept F1 £91

Latino Ballroom

Marcia Magliari

You will learn a variety of Latin ballroom dances: Merengue, Cha-Cha-Cha, Salsa, Samba, Gafieira, Lambada and Forro taught by a Brazilian choreographer who was the pioneer of Brazilian dance in the UK. This class is suitable for beginners. Wear loose comfortable clothing and dance or soft shoes that allow your feet to bend.

Duration 12 weeks Tutor Marcia Magliari Dip DMT Half-term week of 29 October Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost Latino Ballroom

Fri 19.00-20.00 14 Sept



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Keep Fit & Zumba Keep Fit includes warm-up, 30 minutes 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 11 weeks Zumba Tone – a combination of a 10 weeks for Saturday classes – Zumba and a toning class no class on 6 October Early booking recommended for Half term week of 29 October this popular class Tutor Luzi Georgas IIST Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost Keep Fit Sat 08.30-09.30 15 Sept K3 £61 Zumba Tone Wed 19.00-20.00 12 Sept ZU3 £56 Zumba Thurs 20.15-21.15 13 Sept ZU1 £56 Zumba Sat 09.30-10.30 15 Sept ZU2 £51

A day to celebrate “International Day of Peace” – first established by the United Nations in 1982.

Friday, 21 September 14.00-20.00 Come and join us at The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living for a day of Peace Mantras to bring hope to an increasingly turbulent world. Led by local Yoga teachers and other Mantra voices/ singers, we will be chanting from 2pm until 8pm. Take time out from your busy day and drop in for as long as you wish. Just come to sit, listen or join in. You can bring your lunch and picnic in the beautiful grounds or eat in the café. All monies raised will be donated to CPI The Culture of Peace Initiative http:// The Culture of Peace Initiative (CPI) is a UN-designated “Peace Messenger Initiative” with participants in all the world’s regions. Its purpose is to unite the strengths of organisations and individuals who are working to make Peace a practical reality. If you would like to get involved please email or 11

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. Included among them will be: breath work, present moment awareness, guided imagery and visualisation, mantra and chanting, movement, and chakra and sound healing. Duration 10 weeks Half term week of 29 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 11 Sept MED2 £61 Meditation for Inner Peace Sat 13.15-14.30 15 Sept MED1 £61 *Class held at St Christopher School, Barrington Rd, Letchworth SG6 3JZ

One-to-One Meditation Sessions With Dr Neelam Taneja Deepak Chopra Method 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. 12

Meditation & the Chakras Guided visualisation and meditation form the basis of this powerful programme, designed to address key life issues: Week 1 – Chakra & Guided Meditation Week 2 – Survival and security Week 3 – Emotions and sensuality Week 4 – Will and choice Week 5 – Relationships and love Week 6 – Communication Week 7 – Vision and creativity Week 8 – Spirituality and completion Duration 8 weeks Half term week of 29 October Tutor Anita Marshall Dip Spiritual Counselling, Life Coaching, Dip Hypnotherapy, Ayurveda Lifestyle Coach, Reiki Master Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost Meditation & the Chakras Tues 19.30-21.00 11 Sept MCH1 £61

Pranayama-based Meditation Sarah O’Connor

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, their effect on the mind – and learn to alter them to produce inner harmony and positive thinking processes. Duration 12 weeks Half-term week of 29 October

Tutor Sarah O’Connor BA(Hons) BWY(Dip), Pranayama & Meditation Module Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost Pranayama (beginners) Mon 18.00-19.00 10 Sept PM3 £71 Pranayama-based Meditation Tues 11.15-12.15 11 Sept PM1 £71 Pranayama-based Meditation Tues 18.00-19.00 11 Sept PM2 £71 13

Be Mindful…with our programmes in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 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 pain that may not go away • 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, 19 Sept

19.30-21.00 £15

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Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

8-week course

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, 18 November 10.00-16.00) Half-term week of 29 October Tutor Helena Martin GRSM LRAM Dip Couns PGDip Mindfulness

(All students must attend the orientation session on Wednesday 26 September)

Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost MBSR Wed 19.30-21.30 26 Sept MB1 £196

Practice Day for Mindfulness Graduates This Day of Practice on the theme of ‘Being Present’ 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 MBSR Practice Day Sun,18 Nov 10.00-16.00 MB2 By donation To enrol complete the form on page 35 15

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.

Sarah Hilton

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 clients up to intermediate level exercises. Intermediate Intermediate level exercises suitable for students without injuries and illnesses and by agreement with the class teacher. Advanced Advanced level exercises suitable for students without injuries and illnesses and by agreement with the class teacher. 16


Duration 12 weeks, 11 weeks for AB’s classes Half-term week of 29 October (No AB classes week of 22 and 29 October)


Kati Boyle Body Control Pilates, Body Control Reformer Amanda Brosnan Body Control Pilates, Body Control Reformer Julia Crossman Body Control Pilates, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Level 4 low back Shashin Gajjar Body Control Pilates Sarah Hilton Pilates Matwork and Reformer Rachel Luck Modern Pilates I, II & III, Gordon Thompson’s Body Control Reformer Pilates (beginners) Mon 09.30-10.30 10 Sept SG P25 Pilates (beginners/improvers) Mon 13.00-14.15 10 Sept RL P1 Pilates (beginners/improvers) Mon 16.30-17.45 10 Sept SH P30 Pilates (improvers) Mon 17.45-19.00 10 Sept SH P2 Pilates (beginners/improvers) Mon 18.00-19.00 10 Sept SG P23 Pilates (beginners/improvers) Tues 08.45-09.45 11 Sept AB P29 Pilates (improvers) Tues 09.45-11.00 11 Sept AB P4 Pilates (improvers) Tues 10.30-11.45 11 Sept RL P5 Pilates (beginners) Tues 12.30-13.30 11 Sept SG P31 Pilates (beginners/improvers) Tues 18.00-19.15 11 Sept AB P6 Pilates (improvers) Tues 19.15-20.30 11 Sept AB P7 Pilates (Men only) Tues 20.30-21.45 11 Sept AB P8 Pilates (improvers) Wed 09.15-10.30 12 Sept RL P9 Pilates (improvers) Wed 11.15-12.30 12 Sept AB P10 Pilates (intermediate/advanced) Wed 14.00-15.15 12 Sept JC P11 Pilates (beginners/improvers) Wed 17.45-19.00 12 Sept AB P12 Thurs 10.00-11.15 13 Sept RL P13 Pilates (improvers) Pilates (beginners/improvers) Thurs 11.30-12.45 13 Sept RL P14 Pilates (improvers) Thurs 17.30-18.45 13 Sept AB P15 Pilates (improvers) Thurs 17.45-19.00 13 Sept KB P16 Pilates (advanced) Thurs 18.00-19.00 13 Sept SG P17 Pilates (improvers) Thurs 19.00-20.15 13 Sept KB P18 Pilates (intermediate) Thurs 20.30-21.30 13 Sept SG P19 Pilates (beginners/improvers) Fri 09.30-10.30 14 Sept SG P20 Pilates (improvers) Fri 11.00-12.15 14 Sept AB P21 Pilates (beginners/improvers) Fri 12.30-13.45 14 Sept AB P22 17

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Pilates Introductory Course – 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 Cost Pilates Introductory Mon 08.30-09.30 10 Sept PTP1 £50 Pilates Introductory Mon 08.30-09.30 5 Nov PTP2 £50 Pilates Introductory Tues 11.15-12.15 11 Sept PTP3 £50 Pilates Introductory Tues 11.15-12.15 6 Nov PTP4 £50


Rachel Luck

‘On the Ball’

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! Open to both beginners and more experienced Pilates students. (You will need to provide your own ball.) Duration 12 weeks Half-term week of 29 October Tutor Rachel Luck Modern Pilates I, II & III, Gordon Thompson’s Body Control Reformer Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost Pilates on the Ball Tues 09.15-10.15 11 Sept PLB1 £99 For more information visit 18


Designed for Osteoporosis and Osteopenia

Special Care Pilates

A gentle, slow-moving class with plenty of time to focus on special conditions that may make exercise difficult. Duration 12 weeks Half-term week of 29 October Tutor Rachel Luck Modern Pilates I, II &

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 12 weeks Half-term week of 29 October Tutor Julia Crossman Body Control

III, Gordon Thompson’s Body Control Reformer

Tuesdays 12.00-13.15 Start Date 11 Sept Code PSP1 Cost £99

Pilates, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Level 4 low back

Mondays 14.30-15.30 Start Date 10 Sept Code OPL1 Cost £99

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Raqs Sharqi

Traditional-style Egyptian bellydance Based on the traditional folk dances of Egypt, this vibrant, expressive dance style is a unique way of exercising the whole body. Raqs Sharqi (oriental dance) is suitable for women of any age, size or body shape and you don’t have to have dance experience to join.

Bridget Poulter

We dance barefoot or in soft shoes, wear a long full skirt or loose trousers with a scarf tied around our hips.

Duration 12 weeks Half-term week of 29 October Tutor Bridget Poulter Currently studying for an MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy’

*These classes are held at Wilbury Hall, St Thomas’ Church, Bedford Road, Letchworth.

Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost Raqs Sharqi


20.00-21.15 11 Sept



Salsa 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 to dance La Salsa Cubana and master the basic steps in Mambo, Rumba and turns. Come on your own or with a partner. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and flexible shoes – but not trainers!

Duration 12 weeks Half-term week of 29 October Tutor Marcia Magliari Dip DMT Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost Salsa (intermediate)

Tues 20.15-21.15 11 Sept 20



T’ai Chi

Richard Lang

(Richard Lang – no classes on 23 or 30 October)

Drop-in T’ai Chi for Falls Prevention Mondays 12.30-13.30 £5 per session

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 12 weeks Half-term week of 29 October Tutors Ian Deavin BSc TCUGB Richard Lang MA UKCP

Class Day Time Start Date Tutor Code Cost T’ai Chi Tues 17.15-18.45 11 Sept RL T1 £91 (Yang style long form and sword form – intermediate/advanced)

T’ai Chi

Tues 20.30-22.00

11 Sept




T’ai Chi

Wed 12.30-14.00

12 Sept




T’ai Chi

Thurs 19.00-20.30

13 Sept




T’ai Chi

Thurs 20.30-22.00

13 Sept




(Yang style short form – beginners/intermediate) (Chen Style – beginners) (Chen style – beginners)

(Chen style – improvers)

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Yoga Why do yoga? For one thing – it makes you feel good and 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 reduced headaches. Duration 12 weeks Half-term week of 29 October

Sarah O’Connor

Tutors Julie Brunton BSY Sarah Harris BWY RT FCT, NLP Master Prac Sarah O’Connor BA(Hons) BWY(Dip), Pranayama & Meditation Module

Carole Richardson BA(Hons) FAETC BWY Jacqueline Whyte Anusara Inspired Yoga TeacherTM Lorraine Woods Class Day Time Start Date Tutor Code Cost Yoga (experienced ) Mon 09.10-10.40 10 Sept LW Y1 £85 Yoga (experienced ) Mon 10.45-12.15 10 Sept LW Y2 £85 Yoga (all levels) Mon 17.15-18.45 10 Sept CR Y3 £85 Yoga (all levels) Mon 18.45-20.15 10 Sept CR Y4 £85 Yoga (experienced ) Mon 19.00-20.30 10 Sept LW Y5 £85 Yoga (experienced ) Mon 20.40-22.10 10 Sept LW Y6 £85 Wed 09.10-10.40 12 Sept LW Y8 £85 Yoga (experienced ) Yoga (experienced ) Wed 10.45-12.15 12 Sept LW Y9 £85 Yoga (all levels) Wed 17.45-19.15 12 Sept JW Y10 £85 Yoga (all levels) Wed 20.00-21.30 12 Sept SH Y11 £85 Yoga (all levels) Thurs 13.00-14.30 13 Sept JB Y12 £85 Yoga (improvers/beginners) Thurs 18.50-20.20 13 Sept LW Y13 £85 Yoga (all levels) Fri 09.15-10.45 14 Sept CR Y14 £85 Yoga (all levels) Fri 09.50-11.05 14 Sept SOC Y17 £73 Yoga (all levels) Fri 11.00-12.30 14 Sept CR Y15 £85 Yoga (all levels) Sat 08.45-10.15 15 Sept SH Y16 £85 22

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 29 October absolute safety. Tutor Thelma McNairn MA Hons Dip ED IYTA Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost Iyengar Yoga Thurs 09.45-11.15 13 Sept IY2 £85 (beginners and general)

Kundalini Yoga Kundalini Yoga is a relationship between you and yourself – a technology of awareness that brings together finite and infinite, a joining together of body, mind and spirit. Using asana, pranayama, mudra, mantra and bandhas, Kundalini yoga embraces all practices of yoga, awakening the self to more creative and satisfying ways of living and communicating.

Saibhung Kaur

Duration 12 weeks Half-term week of 29 October Tutor Saibhung Kaur Kundalini Levels I & II

Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost Kundalini Yoga Wed 20.00-21.00 12 Sept KY2 £60 Kundalini Yoga Thurs 11.30-13.00 13 Sept KY1 £85 To enrol complete the form on page 35 23

Gentle Yoga

Sarah O’Connor

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.

Duration 12 weeks Half-term week of 29 October Tutor Sarah O’Connor BA(Hons) BWY(Dip), Pranayama & Meditation Module

Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost Gentle Yoga Friday 11.15-12.30 14 Sept GY1 £73

Yoga for people living with cancer This class is designed to support the healing process on all levels, physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual, through simple practices that are appropriate, effective and enjoyable. Simple seated movements and breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation, all these practices work together holistically to support healing. Duration 12 weeks Half-term week of 29 October Tutor Sarah O’Connor BA(Hons) BWY(Dip), Pranayama & Meditation Module Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost Yoga for people Tuesday 10.00-11.00 11 Sept YLP1 £60 living with cancer 24

Restorative Yoga & Gentle Exercise Yoga Anne Hill

A small yoga therapy class 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. Duration 10 weeks Half-term week of 29 October Cost £71

A wonderful way of staying 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 come to this class. Duration 10 weeks Half-term week of 29 October Thursdays 19.00-20.15 Start Date 13 Sept Code YGE1 Cost £60 Tutor Dr Neelam Taneja

Thursdays 16.00-17.30 Start Date 13 Sept Code RY1 Tutor Anne Hill

PhD, Member IAYT, Fellow (retired) RSM, London

YHF, Biomedical Trust, Yoga Therapist with the CNHC

*Class held at St Christopher School, Barrington Rd, Letchworth SG6 3JZ

Saturdays 11.00-12.30 Start Date 15 Sept Code RY2 Tutor Dr Neelam Taneja PhD, Member IAYT, Fellow (retired) RSM, London

One-to-one sessions £40 for one hour. Contact Reception on 01462 678804 25

Pre-Natal Yoga

Post-Natal Yoga & Baby Massage

Gentle yoga exercises during pregnancy promote health and lead you to a more confident birth. In this class you will learn postures which strengthen, give flexibility and release tension – and you will be supported by a community of other mothersto-be over tea and a chat and often for long after your baby’s arrival. Duration 12 weeks Half-term week of 29 October Tutor Tracey Luggeri

Learn to massage your baby and provide a loving and fun, positive interaction that has been proven to nurture a baby’s health and development. One hour of postnatal yoga will follow, helping you exercise and strengthen core muscles 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

Level 1 Yoga Birth Teacher

Mondays 19.15-21.15 Start date 10 Sept Code PY1 Cost £105

Level 1 Yoga Birth Teacher

Mondays 10.45-12.30 Cost £53 Start Date 10 Sept Code BMPN1

22 Oct Code BMPN2

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Fit Back and Bumps

Music with Your Baby

Run by a Chartered These delightful sessions for Physiotherapist these Ante- and babies and parents provide a Post-Natal educational exercise broad range of creative musical programmes incorporate experiences. With songs, rhymes, exercises, stretches and movement, instruments and discussion. listening activities included, the Topics include: postural classes pay particular attention advice, regaining core muscles, to the value of music for general strengthening pelvic floor development and wellbeing. muscles and reducing associated Open to babies aged up to one year. aches and pains. An educational booklet and exercise cards are Duration 11 weeks included in the cost. Half-term no classes weeks of Duration 4 weeks 22 and 29 October Half-term week of 29 October Tutor Amanda Brosnan Member of ‘Music with Mum’ team Tutor Joanne Howells MCSP HPC Wednesdays 10.30-11.00 Wednesdays 12.30-13.30 Start Date 12 Sept Cost £60 includes cost of Code MY1 Cost £45 handbook Ante-Natal Ante-Natal Start Date: 19 Sept Code FBB1 Post-Natal Start Date: 7 Nov Code FBB2 To enrol complete the form on page 35 27

Ballet for Kids 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.

Duration 11 weeks Half-term week of 29 October Tutor Vickie Lesnick RAD RTS LIDTA Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost

Baby Ballet (3 yrs) Fri Baby Ballet (4 yrs) Fri Pre-Primary Ballet (5 yrs) Fri Baby Ballet (3 yrs) Sat Baby Ballet (4 yrs) Sat Pre-Primary Ballet (5 yrs) Sat Primary Ballet (6 yrs) Sat Grades 1 & 2 Ballet (7+yrs) Sat Ballet (3-5 yrs) Sat

16.00-16.30 16.30-17.00 17.00-17.30 09.00-09.30 09.30-10.00 10.00-10.30 10.30-11.15 11.15-12.00 12.00-12.30

21 Sept 21 Sept 21 Sept 22 Sept 22 Sept 21 Sept 22 Sept 22 Sept 22 Sept


£56 £56 £56 £56 £56 £56 £61 £61 £56

Tap & Modern Jazz for Kids

Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost

Junior Tap & Modern Jazz Sat 08.30-09.00 22 Sept CB10 £56 (3-5 yrs)

Senior Tap & Modern Jazz Sat 12.30-13.00 22 Sept CB11 £56 (6+ yrs)

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. 28

Yoga for Kids

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. Duration 12 weeks Half-term week of 29 October Tutor Julie Brunton BSY Class Day Time Start Date Code Cost

Yoga for Kids (3-7 yrs) Yoga for Kids (8-12 yrs)

Tues 16.00-16.45 11 Sept YK1 £55 Tues 17.00-17.45 11 Sept YK2 £55

Yoga for Teens

Tutor Jacqueline Whyte Cert YogaBugs, Yoga’d Up & Anusara Inspired Yoga TeacherTM

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 12 weeks Half-term week of 29 October Tuesdays 18.00-19.00 Start Date 11 Sept Code YK3 Cost £73


Need a venue for a business meeting, training session or corporate event?

Our 3 large refurbished rooms are available for hire at competitive daily and hourly rates. Set in tranquil surroundings in 8 ½ acres of greenbelt, our premises offer ample parking and the optional use of our café and catering service. Our facilities lend themselves perfectly for: • conferencing • training • team building • away-days • workshops

For further details, ring 01462 678804 or email 30

Planning a special event?

We cater for

weddings and receptions

parties and celebrations For further details contact Rebecca on 07967 633859 or email

In partnership with

Week-at-a-glance Mondays 08.30-9.30 Pilates Introductory 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) 14.30-15.30 P  ilates designed for Osteoporosis and Osteopenia 14.00-15.00 Rosehill Singers 16.30-17.45 Pilates (beginners) 17.15-18.45 Yoga (all levels) 17.45-19.00 Pilates (improvers) 18.00-19.00 Pilates (beginners/improvers) 18.00-19.00 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 (beginners/improvers) 09.15-10.15 P  ilates on the Ball (all levels)

09.45-11.00 Alexander Technique 09.45-11.00 Pilates (improvers) 10.00-11.00 Y  oga for people living with cancer 10.30-11.45 Pilates (Improvers) 11.15-12.15 Pranayama-based Meditation 11.15-12.30 M  oving Mindfully (advanced) 11.15-12.15 Pilates Introductory 12.00-13.15 S  pecial Care Pilates (all levels)

13.45-15.00 Parkinson’s Singing Group 14.00-15.00 Latino Dance 16.00-16.45 Yoga for Kids (3-7 yrs) 17.00-17.45 Yoga for Kids (8-12 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) 18.00-19.00 Pranayama-based Meditation 18.00-19.15 Pilates (beginners/improvers) 19.00-20.30 Five RhythmsTM 19.00-20.15 Meditation for Inner Peace** 19.15-20.30 Pilates (Improvers) 19.15-20.15 Carnival Dances (beginners) 19.30-21.00 Meditation & Chakras 20.00-21.15 Raqs Sharqi* 20.15-21.15 Salsa (intermediate) 20.30-21.45 Pilates (men only) 20.30-22.00 T  ’ai Chi (beginners/intermediate) Yang Style Short Form


09.10-10.40 Yoga (experienced students) 09.15-10.30 Pilates (improvers) 10.30-11.00 Music with Your Baby 10.45-12.15 Yoga (experienced students) 11.15-12.30 Pilates (improvers) 12.30-13.30 Fit Back and Bumps 12.30-14.00 T’ai Chi (beginners) 14.00-15.15 Pilates (improvers) 17.45-19.00 Pilates (beginners/improvers) 17.45-19.15 Yoga (all levels) 18.45-20.00 Alexander Technique (beginners)

19.00-20.00 Zumba Tone 19.30-21.30 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 20.00-21.00 Kundalini Yoga 20.00-21.30 Yoga (all levels) 20.15-21.30 Moving Mindfully (all levels) 32

Week-at-a-glance Thursdays


08.30-09.30 Keep Fit 08.30-09.00 Junior Tap & 10.00-11.15 Pilates (improvers) Modern Jazz (3-5yrs) 11.30-13.00 Kundalini Yoga (all levels) 08.45-10.15 Yoga (all levels) 11.30-12.45 Pilates (beginners/improvers) 09.00-09.30 Baby Ballet (3 yrs) 13.00-14.30 Yoga (all levels) 09.30-10.00 Baby Ballet (4 yrs) 16.00-17.30 Restorative Yoga 09.30-10.30 Zumba 17.30-18.45 Pilates (improvers) 10.00-10.30 Pre-Primary Ballet (5 yrs) 17.45-19.00 Pilates (improvers) 10.30-11.15 Primary Ballet (6 yrs) 18.00-19.00 Pilates (advanced) 11.00-12.30 Restorative Yoga 18.50-20.20 Yoga (improvers) 19.00-20.15 Pilates (improvers) 11.15-12.00 Grades 1 & 2 Ballet (7+ yrs) 19.00-20.15 Yoga and Gentle Exercise** 12.00-12.30 Ballet (3-5 yrs) 19.00-20.30 T’ai Chi (beginners) Chen Style 12.30-13.00 Senior Tap & 20.15-21.15 Zumba Modern Jazz (6+yrs) 20.30-22.00 T’ai Chi (improvers) Chen Style 13.15-14.30 Meditation 20.30-21.45 Pilates (intermediate) 14.00-15.00 Caring for Carers 09.45-11.15 Iyengar Yoga

(beginners & general)

* Held at Wilbury Hall, St Thomas’ Church, Bedford Road Letchworth ** Held at St Christophers School Barrington Road, Letchworth


09.15-10.45 Yoga (all levels) 09.30-10.45 Pilates (beginners/improvers) 09.50-11.05 Yoga 11.00-12.15 Pilates (improvers) 11.00-12.30 Yoga (all levels) 11.15-12.30 Gentle Yoga 12.30-13.45 Pilates (beginners/improvers) 16.00-16.30 Baby Ballet (3 yrs) 16.30-17.00 Baby Ballet (4 yrs) 17.00-17.30 Pre-Primary Ballet (5 yrs) 17.30-18.30 Ballet for Adults 19.00-20.00 Latino Ballroom

For more information visit

To enrol complete the form on page 35 33

Useful information

Founder/Director Roberta Meldrum

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

Head of Classes Fiona Wallace

Tel 01462 678804

Head of Conferencing and Marketing Jaqui Derrick

Website Email Term begins week of 10 Sept Half-term week of 29 October Severe weather check our website before setting out on your journey to confirm that we are open. 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.

Hitchin Garden Centre



To Hitchin, Luton & M1




Norton Way Sth

Est. 1984 Charity Registration No. 295219

To Letchworth Town Centre

To Baldock & Cambridge


5 Willian Way

To Stotfold & Bedford (A600, A507)

The Broadway

To Letchworth Town Centre

The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living Rosehill Hospital, Hitchin Road, Letchworth, Hertfordshire SG6 3NA

A1(M) North

We are here We are on the A505 opposite Hitchin Garden Centre

Junction 9 A1(M) South


Enrolment Form

 o book your place complete the form below in block capitals T and post to: The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Rosehill Hospital, Hitchin Road, Letchworth, Herts. SG6 3NA For confirmation of booking enclose an SAE Title (Mr. Mrs. etc.) Surname First name Date of birth (optional) Address Postcode Mobile Email Tel (Day)

Tel (Evening)

Class/Workshop 1. 2. 3.


• Concessions are available on some classes at the discretion of the Centre. • Proof of entitlement will be required upon enrolment.

Cheque (payable to The Letchworth Centre)







£ Credit card


We cannot accept payment by American Express Card.

Card number Valid from:_ _/_ _ Expiry date: _ _/_ _ Security 3 digit code_ _ _ Found on the back of your card

Issue no:_ _ Maestro

I certify that the above information is true and accurate. I consent to my details being held by the Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living for administrative purposes. I agree to the Letchworth Centre contacting me with details of its programmes that may be of interest to me, or for research that it may wish to conduct into its clinic and classes. By supplying my email address, I give my consent for it to be used by the Letchworth Centre for administrative or marketing purposes.

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Yoga, Pilates and dance classes in Letchworth, Hertfordshire