The Afro-Brazilian art of Capoeira Angola mixes acrobatics, dance, game play, movement, music, philosophy and rituals together to form an exciting physical practice.
In this workshop for complete beginners, we'll be teaching the fundamental movements of Capoeira Angola and how we can connect them to start creating sequences that allow us to play a game of moving Chess with a partner that involves tactics, cunning and swift thinking!
Along the way we'll be learning some basic Portuguese (the language of Brazil) relevant to Capoeira and taking on some of the instruments, music and rhythms that are ever-present in this varied and holistic form.
Who's it for?
Anyone! Regardless of age or perceived physical ability, this workshop is tailored for total beginners and will offer a range of options for each exercise and movement practiced. We'll be doing a good warm up and have a relaxing stretch down at the end, with regular breaks along the way.
What should I wear?
A t-shirt and loose fitting jog-trousers is fine, if you have indoor, non-marking clean training shoes, you can wear those, otherwise going barefoot is totally fine.
What else should I bring?
Good energy, a smile and an open mind! Oh, and a full water bottle!
What does it cost?
This is being put on at a special price of £5, payable in advance online via the Space to Move website!
This dance fitness class is suitable for all levels. It mixes the expression and passion of flamenco dancing with energizing fitness steps, combining fun easy to follow flamenco routines using a blend of different flamenco music styles. It will improve your tone and strength whilst learning flamenco dance.
A great way to shake up your normal workout routine, keep fit and improve co-ordination.
Friday evenings, once a month
£7 if you book and pay online in advance (including using multi-class passes)
£8 if you drop in and pay on the door
Somatics is natural movement, coordination from the centre, without restriction. You move slowly to give your brain time to adjust to new sensory information. You sense and move at the same time, giving your muscles the chance to return to their full resting length. In this introductory workshop you will learn how to do four basic somatic movements, based on the teaching of Thomas Hanna. The movements are designed to address involuntary muscular tension that leads to pain. Muscles don't contract on their own accord - the brain tells them to via the nervous system. Habitual muscular contraction becomes unconscious over time - this is what we call "sensory motor amnesia".
If you want to improve your posture and address or prevent pain, you need to rediscover which muscles you are holding on to involuntarily, and learn how to release them. You do this by contracting up and slowly releasing specific muscles in specific patterns, tracing the movement to the centre. Once a new pathway has been established it replaces the old pathway giving you more range and freedom of movement.
Kath Revell is a clinical somatics educator studying with Martha Peterson from Essential Somatics.
A weekend professional development workshop helping movement teachers to provide specific support for people with ongoing conditions and those needing support during life changes.
As teachers we want to keep our classes and 1:1’s inclusive and available to everybody, but sometimes specific physical needs require particular interventions. And as teachers we need more knowledge and greater understanding to enable us to provide the right support.
The Movement for Every Body workshop covers a range of medical conditions, and how to give appropriate and safe support to people with those conditions. This will enable you to keep your classes inclusive and set up special classes catering for specific needs if you wish to.
We also cover the special needs of elderly people and have some fun with chair yoga.
You’ll learn how to manage a range of medical conditions, including:
And you’ll also learn how to help people to manage life changes, such as the menopause, and how to work with elderly people.
You’ll get lots of ideas and tools for teaching, including some sequences to get you started.
Who’s it for?
This workshop is suitable for all teachers of movement, including Yoga Teachers, Pilates Teachers and Dance Teachers. Contact us for details.
This workshop can be used as CPD and a certificate will be issued on completion.
About the course leader
Amanda Edlin worked for many years in the treatment rooms of professional sport and also in clinical practice. Her work involved many areas of physical and mental health including rehabilitation, injury prevention and maintaining optimum performance. Whether working with an international rugby player or a recovering elderly client, her focus has always been on the individual; understanding their needs and providing the best possible outcomes.
Amanda is also a Yoga Teacher and started her yoga journey over 35 years ago. In addition to teaching yoga classes, she can also be found leading yoga teacher training courses and workshops at wakingmindsyoga.co.uk
Her knowledge of movement and rehabilitation combine for this workshop to give you the benefit of years of professional knowledge and experience.
A beautiful relaxing sound immersion into the tunes and vibrations of drums, didjeridoo, rattles, singing bowls, gong, harp, healing icaros and more.
Together we will drop into a quiet, peaceful place and surrender to the songs and music performed by Katerina Down.
Dress warm and cosy; feel free to bring blankets and something to lay on but there are yoga mats and blankets in the studio.
Places are limited so please book your place in advance