Classes

 

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Classes are available to MS Centre Members and are all “drop in” sessions. Although there is no need to book a class you can call us to find out more information on 01273 594 484.

Monday

Craft Class Short Course 11.00 am – 1.00pm
Pilates with Lynne/ James 1.15pm – 2.15 pm

Tuesday

Exercise Class with Lynne 10.15am – 11.15am
Exercise Class with Lynne 6.15pm – 7.15 pm

Wednesday

Yoga with Julia 10.30 am – 12.00 pm
Thai Chi with Mo 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Thursday

Pilates with Micci 10.30 am – 11.30 am
Seated yoga with Jo 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm
Exercise class with Lynne 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Friday

Voice work with Rose 11.00 pm – 12.00 pm
Physiotherapy with Viola 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm

Vibrogym and toning table may be available if the Gym is not in use but this cannot be guaranteed so please check with reception before making any arrangements.

Information about our classes

Yoga

Yoga is an applied science of the mind and body. The practice and study of yoga helps to bring about a natural balance of body and mind in which the state of health can manifest itself. Yoga creates an internal environment that allows the individual to come to his or her own state of dynamic balance, or health.

There are many benefits to yoga including, reduction in anxiety, more resistance to stress, lower blood pressure, more efficient heart function, better respiratory function, and improved physical fitness.

 

Voicework

Therapeutic voicework is an approach bridging traditional voice work on the vocal instrument and traditional psychotherapies that pay attention to the psyche but not the everyday expression of self through body and voice.

Therapeutic voicework recognizes the body’s ability to heal itself through breath work, sound, and movement, and it provides a deep sense of relaxation and well being.

 

Seated Yoga

Seated yoga offers simple warm-up stretches, breathing exercises, yoga postures, and a relaxation exercise, all done sitting down.

All sitting yoga poses bring elasticity to the knees, hips, ankles, and muscles of the groin. Seated yoga removes tension and hardness in the diaphragm and throat, which makes breathing smoother and easier. It keeps the spine steady, pacifies the mind, and stretches the muscles of the heart. It also causes blood circulation to increase to all parts of the body.

 

Pilates

Pilates is a well-proven body conditioning and balancing method that works from the inside out. Low impact, yet thoroughly effective, exercises and stretches target the deep postural muscles and help to re-balance the body with mindful movement in harmony with the breath. It promotes strength, tone, flexibility and relaxation and helps deal with postural pain.

As you achieve better alignment and posture, extend your range of movement and release tension and stress, the result is a happier body and mind. The gentle weight-bearing exercises in Pilates are also beneficial in maintaining, and even improving, bone density. Pilates is suitable for almost anyone, whatever age or level of fitness; whatever challenge is right for you.

The mat work, or seated exercises, tone and stretch the body, increasing strength and flexibility in all muscles and joints, resulting in ease of movement.

Pilates focuses on correct breathing and strengthens the deep core stabilizing muscles of the lower back and abdomen. Pilates exercises are low impact and work to balance the body through slow, controlled exercises that work on quality not quantity. Pilates methods are suitable for all ages and abilities providing an energising workout.

 

Tai Chi

Tai chi is a series of slow, controlled movements, developing posture, balance, strength, and calm. The combination of mental and physical activity of tai chi works to harmonise the mind, body and spirit, and promotes feelings of well being.

There are many benefits from practising Tai Chi, and these include having a clearer and more relaxed mind, improved balance, improved working of internal organs, better breathing, better sleep at night, more strength, stamina and suppleness.

 

Fitness Class

Our fitness classes are taught by a professional fitness instructor who has experience of working with people with MS and other long-term health conditions.

There are a great variety of benefits from taking part in fitness classes, these include a strengthening of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, improved self-esteem, assistance with maintaining bone and muscle strength, as well as helping to manage your weight, easing depression and helping to manage stress, and helping people to sleep better.

 

Meditation and Relaxation

A light-hearted and informal relaxation session, working with the Body and the Mind; including an introduction to simple meditations, visualisations and readings. Meditation is helpful, for relaxation, for centring and focusing your mind, to gain a clearer headspace and to reduce stress and tension in your life.