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Letchworth Centre Spring 2012

Mar 06, 2016



Yoga, Pilates and Dance classes in Hitchin and Letchworth

  • 1Classes & Treatment

    Charity Registration No. 295219


    Health improving...Stress-reducing... Life-enhancing...

    Classes start 09 January 2012book now!

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  • 2To enrol complete the form on page 35Cover photo: Carole Richardson by Paul Derrick


    Each week, more than 1,000 people attend ourclasses and hundreds more seek help from our complementary therapy clinic and counsellingservice.Tel: 01462 678804 Website:

    Who we areThe 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

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  • 3Why come? You can choose from nearly 100 classes a week

    Youll find talented, skilled and experienced teachers

    Youll meet like-minded people

    Classes are relaxing, fun and non-competitive

    Youll learn skills you can use for the rest of your life

    Whats more, you dont need to become a member or pay a joining fee

    A long-established, award-winning, registered charity

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  • 4ReikiReiki (Universal Life Energy) is a Japaneseenergy healing practise that is great for reducingstress, promoting relaxation throughout,boosting the immune system and helpingvarious health problems. It is a gentle hands on (or off)technique, that works on an emotional, physical, mentaland spiritual level to heal holistically, helping to bringbalance and natural healing to oneself. Reiki is also effectivefor putting you in touch with your inner wisdom and clarity.

    Reiki is suitable for everyone, with no known contraindications. It can be usedalongside orthodox medical care, other complementary therapies andcounselling.

    Reiki Treatments are available Mon, Fri and Sat, including eveningappointments please contact reception for availability (45 for firstappointment / 40 per hour thereafter)

    If youre not sure if Reiki is the right treatment for you, Taster Appointments(15 for 25 mins) are available on the following dates to let you experienceReiki and its benefits:

    Fri 20 Jan 2pm - 5pm Sat 28 Jan 10am - 1pm Fri 3 Feb 2pm - 5pm

    You can also learn Reiki for yourself!

    Reiki Level 1 Course Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 March - 139

    This 2 day training focuses on what Reiki is and what it can do for you. Thisincludes where it came from, how to give it and the most effective ways ofusing it with lots of hands on practice. Upon completion of the 2 daycourse you will know how to use Reiki for self healing, to help friends andfamily and to stimulate personal and spiritual growth. Manuals are provided,and certification awarded upon completion of personal practise. Students findthe training to be fun & friendly, uplifting and a real personal growthexperience. They leave feeling calmer, more relaxed and peaceful, and withlots of benefits reported in their life afterward.

    Reiki Level 2 and Reiki Level 3a courses are also available for those qualifiedat Level One, in addition to a Reiki Share Group (first Friday of every month)

    For further information, or to book, contact Christina Norwich on 01462 622852 or [email protected]

    Christina Norwich teaches and practises authentic Reiki having studied andpractised since 2001, she is also a qualified Life Coach.

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  • 5Mindfulness offers, quite simply, a way of changing your life.By altering the way you think and perceive the world, itspractice makes you less stressed, better able to cope, morepositive, more aware in short, more able to appreciateyourself and your life.

    Department for Mindfulness

    Principal teacher: Barbara Reid, a university teacher who hastrained in teaching Mindfulness Based Approaches with theCentre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at BangorUniversity, and with John Kabat-Zinn (who developed theformal Mindfulness programme). She is a registered teacherwith the Be Mindful campaign, is a Fellow of the HigherEducation Academy, and in addition to her other Mindfulnessteaching has run Mindfulness in prisons.

    In recognition of its importance to ourwellbeing, the Centre is launching a specialistDepartment for Mindfulness which includesthe following programmes:

    Mindfulness Basics a short two-sessionintroduction to mindfulness principles.

    Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction the classic 8-week course

    Mindfulness Practice Days

    Mindfulness at Work/Mindfulness in theCommunity programmes tailored to theneeds of organisations, companies andgroups

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  • 6ReferralService

    Finding the righttherapist can bebewildering. Wecan take that

    pressure away fromyou by offering a

    confidential referralservice.

    Call Jo Coker or Sylvia Sterling on 01462 678804.

    Bereavement Counselling Clinical Psychology Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Couples, Relationship andPsychosexual Therapy

    Family Therapy Health Counselling Hypnotherapy Integrative Psychotherapy Life Coaching Low-cost Counselling Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy(NLPt)

    Occupational Therapy Person-Centred Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Counselling Transpersonal Therapy Young Persons Therapy

    Our team provides a safe space for you to explore andmanage your problems, with the aim of helping you toachieve a more satisfying experience of life.Clinic hours: Mon Fri 09.00 to 20.30 Sat 09.00 to 15.30

    Counselling, Psychotherapy & Personal Change

    We also offer: Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)


    For appointments telephoneReception on 01462 678804

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  • 7Osteopathy

    Complementary Therapies


    For appointments or more informationtelephone Reception on 01462 678804

    or visit our website



    Manual Lymphatic Drainage

    Aromatherapy/Hot Stones


    Medical Herbalism


    Osteopathy/Cranial Osteopathy







    Our practitioners talented, experienced and highly qualified

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  • 8To enrol complete the form on page 35

    Alexander TechniqueRenowned for its benefits to back pain sufferers, Alexander Techniqueteaches us how to sit, stand, lie and move in ways which minimisechronic muscular & spinal tension. Especially useful in stress relief, italso helps asthma and insomnia. Wear loose clothing & bring a mat orblanket and 2/3 paperbacks.

    Duration 10 weeksHalf-term week of 13 FebruaryTutor Judy Hammond BEd ANATD MSTAT

    Moving Mindfully is a uniquemovement, alignment and relaxationclass, carefully combining keyelements of Pilates, Yoga and Tai Chiand always incorporating theAlexander principles of excellent useof the spine and joints. The resultingquality of movement and alignmentis a joy to experience!Wear soft comfortable clothing and bring warm socks.

    Moving MindfullyJudy Hammond

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

    Class Day Time Start Date Code CostAlexander (All levels) Tues 09.45-11.00 24 Jan X1 75TechniqueAlexander (beginners) Wed 18.45-20.00 18 Jan X2 75TechniqueMoving (advanced) Tues 11.15-12.30 24 Jan MM1 75Mindfully Moving (all levels) Wed 20.15-21.30 18 Jan MM2 75Mindfully

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  • 9FREE Dance Taster Thursday 5 January see page 21

    Marcia Magliari (centre)

    You will dance, get fit and have greatfun in this popular class whichincludes barre work (for greaterflexibility and balance), centre work(for toning) and simple balletroutines. Open to anyone over 16 who hashad ballet experience.

    Duration 10 weeksHalf-term week of 13 FebruaryTutor Vickie Lesnick RAD RTS AIDTA

    Ballet for AdultsVickie Lesnick(right)

    Class Day Time Start Date Code CostBallet for Adults Tues 19.00-20.00 17 Jan B1 60

    Discover the richness and energyof Brazil from the traditions of theOrixas (Yoruba Entities) to StreetCarnival, and from jazzy BossaNova to seedy Samba Reggae.Each class begins with a gentlewarm up, followed by dancetraining and a routine andfinishes with slow, deep stretches.Wear loose comfortable clothing anddance/soft shoes that allow your feet tobend.

    Carnival Dances from Brazil

    Class Day Time Start Date Code CostCarnival Dances Mon 10.00-11.00 9 Jan C1 66(some experience required)

    Carnival Dances Tues 20.15-21.15 10 Jan C2 66(beginners)

    Duration 11 weeksHalf-term week of 13 FebruaryTutor Marcia Magliari Dip DMT

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