Yoga Nidra Programme – Deep Rest

Come back to yourself in this body-mind restoration Yoga Nidra where you can experience the technique in person. Yoga Nidra is a guided relaxation that you listen to as you rest in a totally supported posture. This can be lying down or sitting, or reclining. We use lots of cushions, bolsters and blankets to ensure we are fully supported in our posture, so that we can deeply let go at a pace that suits us. As you rest, you will be guided into a relaxation by my voice. Sometimes focusing on the breath, sometimes on the body, sometimes on sensation, sometimes on ...

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Daytime yoga classes

**CURRENTLY NOT RUNNING** Thursday mornings 9.30-10.30am If you're looking for daytime yoga classes, our morning class will suit you perfectly. Dynamic yoga is a deeply sensitising practise which brings awareness to the relationship between the body parts as you move gently between postures. All postures are easily adaptable, and the focus is on what you can feel rather than what you can do (or what the mind thinks you can do). Maximum of four students in this class only. You can see a short practise demonstration here, though without instruction. These ...

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Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is loosely translated as 'Yoga-Sleep; since yoga means union of the body-mind, therefore 'union of the body and mind in a deeply relaxed state'. The practise is quite simple. Lying down or sitting supported, so that you can totally relax, all you need to do is listen and feel. It is a different technique to a meditation, and it is not a trance. You are very safe. You may fall asleep, and although this is not the aim, it can be what is needed for you so don't worry too much. The practice of yoga and deep relaxation has been found to reduce anxieties and ...

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Meditation

There are so many different types of meditation. Some contain movement; some contain stillness. Some have breathing practices; some have visualisations. Some have eyes open, some closed. The common element is focus. As the mind stills, with regular meditation practice, it is able to recognise when it is wandering. At this point we can direct it back gently to the focus point and remain present. Daily commitment is advised to get the most out of meditating, but don't judge yourself if you forget or just didn't have the time. Choose a suitable time and place, maybe ...

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World Reflexology Week

World Reflexology Week 2017 will take place in September. The theme this year is corporate reflexology. There's so much evidence to show how perks for your employees provide greater productivity for your business, and that when employees feel valued their sense of wellbeing increases which again, in turn, creates job satisfaction. Sessions will take place in September 2017. This year's charity sessions are: Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre Penny Brohn (Bristol) If you have missed the charity booking and would like to arrange a day, or a half day session, for ...

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Foot Massage Workshop

If you're looking for some ideas to pamper your partner, come on this foot massage workshop in Borehamwood with them and learn great techniques to really revive sore, tired and aching feet. Bring your partner along and they can learn alongside you, thereby making it more likely your pamper session will be reciprocated. Alternatively bring a friend, sister, mother, daughter or son; anyone who would also love to learn lots of different feel-good-feet massage techniques This practical foot massage workshop lasts 2 hours, and there is plenty of time to give and receive, as ...

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Reflexology in Palliative Care

Reflexology in palliative care can be a wonderful, soothing therapy. People with life limiting illnesses can improve their sense of well-being, so that they are not always perhaps having unpleasant procedures and medications being administered; sometimes they can have a relaxing and comforting experience. In the case of you or your loved one nearing the time of transition, where you may need that extra support, reflexology can be an extremely effective way of bringing peace and a nurturing quality to the situation. Reflexology is non-intrusive and need not disturb your ...

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Reflexology

What is Reflexology? You may have heard people talking about this complementary therapy, but actually are unsure what is reflexology. I will attempt to describe it for you here. Reflexology is a special kind of massage on the feet, hands or face. Points and areas are pressed and gently held or 'finger-walked' to balance and soothe the body. This brings about a deep state of relaxation and encourages homoeostasis. I work with a gentle, but not light, pressure, which can also vary as I move around the feet. Over 7000 nerve endings are in the feet alone. Based on ...

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Reflexology Lymph Drainage

"I had this tightness in my upper arm, like when the blood pressure monitor is too tight. After just one RLD treatment it has really gone! I am amazed" V.R.

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Reiki

Reiki can be described as the directing of healing energy into oneself or another, including animals and plants. As I lay my hands on or above your body I can feel heat from the reiki energy. You may also experience this. The healing energy passes directly to where you, as an individual, need it. Reiki will allow you to begin to heal whatever comes up in a treatment, whether this be a mental, physical or emotional symptom. It is through this deeply relaxed state that you will begin to respond. Regular sessions aim to balance you and leave you feeling more ground...

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