The Wellington Centre

WORKSHOPS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

We are delighted to have initiated an exciting programme of upcoming workshops.  Be sure to check this page regularly for news of courses, workshops, talks and any other special events we will be hosting.  For a comprehensive timetable of all our classes and workshops, click here. If you have any ideas for workshops that you would enjoy seeing on our ‘menu’, please let us know:  we value your feedback and will work to create an exciting, inspiring, informative programme of events.

Here’s what we’ve got coming up.

NB  As these sessions takes place outside usual Centre hours, please press the buzzer 8 YOGA STUDIO to access the group


EVENING GENERAL YOGA CLASS with LISA POWELL
Date: Please contact Lisa directly about when the next course starts. Full details are below.
Price: £36 for six weeks; £7 drop-in if space available. Please note there are no classes on Bank Holiday Mondays. Please pay Lisa direct for this.  Please book in advance to secure a place on 07733-395065 or 01424-445653.

General yoga class for all levels, with Yoga postures, breathing and relaxation. This six-week course is extremely popular and many students sign up time and again...

• Learn to relax and unwind
• Tone and stretch the body
• Ease aches and pains
• Increase energy

Lisa is a highly-trained Yoga teacher who will ensure that you receive close attention during the class in order to help with your postures, ensuring that those who have done Yoga for a long time are suitably challenged - while newcomers are introduced to this very popular form of exercise in a gentle, encouraging and non-competitive way.

We provide mats and blankets.

You need to reserve your place in advance for this course, so please call her on 07733-395065 or 01424-445653 (deposit payable to secure your place). If you are signing up for this course for the first time, Lisa will explain about access to the building, as Reception is now closed in the evenings and there is a new system for entry.

You can also leave your name and contact details with Reception between 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (or leave a message on our answering machine) and we will arrange for Lisa to contact you direct.


6-WEEK PREGNANCY YOGA COURSE with LISA POWELL
Starts
: Please contact Lisa directly about when the next course starts. Full details are below.
Prices
: £60 for the six-week course (no drop-ins); Please pay Lisa direct for this and book in advance to secure a place on 07733-395065 or 01424-445653.

Yoga can support and nourish you through the challenges of pregnancy and childbirth. This gentle, energising and nurturing class combines fluid movement, breath, sound and deep relaxation techniques specifically designed to help women enjoy and celebrate the journey to motherhood…

• Take time to deeply relax and connect with your baby
• Strengthen your body and prepare for birth
• Create space to feel more comfortable in your body and peaceful in your mind…

This course is repeated in 6-week blocks which are priced £54;  and places are limited so please book early. You can repeat this class throughout your pregnancy.

NB Suitable for 15 weeks onwards; you will need to fill in a health questionnaire before the start of the first class in the series. Mats, blankets and bolsters supplied.

You will need to pay Lisa direct for this class; please call her on 07733-395065 or 01424-445653 (deposit payable to secure your place). If you are signing up for this course for the first time, Lisa will explain about access to the building, as Reception is now closed in the evenings and there is a new system for entry. You can also leave your name and contact details with The Wellington Centre Reception between 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (or leave a message on our answering machine) and we will arrange for Lisa to be in touch with you direct.

Please note there are no classes on Bank Holiday Mondays.


BEGINNERS GENERAL YOGA CLASS with LISA POWELL
Date: Please contact Lisa directly about when the next course starts. Full details are below.
Price: £36 for six weeks, £8 drop-in. Please pay Lisa direct for this.  Please book in advance to secure a place on 07733-395065 or 01424-445653.

General yoga class for all levels, with Yoga postures, breathing and relaxation. This six-week course is extremely popular and many students sign up time and again...

• Learn to relax and unwind
• Tone and stretch the body
• Ease aches and pains
• Increase energy

Lisa is a highly-trained Yoga teacher who will ensure that you receive close attention during the class in order to help with your postures, ensuring that those who have done Yoga for a long time are suitably challenged - while newcomers are introduced to this very popular form of exercise in a gentle, encouraging and non-competitive way.

We provide mats and blankets, although you can also buy your own high-quality yoga mat in our boutique.

You need to reserve your place in advance for this course, so please call her on 07733-395065 or 01424-445653 (deposit payable to secure your place). If you are signing up for this course for the first time, Lisa will explain about access to the building, as Reception is now closed in the evenings and there is a new system for entry.

You can also leave your name and contact details with Reception between 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (or leave a message on our answering machine) and we will arrange for Lisa to contact you direct.


TAI CHI QIGONG COURSE: THE NINE FORMS OF PRE-HEAVEN QIGONG
Starts: Wednesday 23rd July, 8.00 - 9.00 p.m.
Price: Six-week course, £39

A wonderful Qigong from the Taoist tradition which helps to mobilise the spine and connect with our energetic core; improving your posture and flexibility. The nine exercises flow together as an inspiring meditation in motion, which starts with the mantra: Quiet Mind; Clean Chi, Makes A Long Life; One Who Smiles Never Ages; I Am Air; I Am Light; I am Water, Flowing With The Tide. Suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners.

Catherine Burnett’s courses are always very popular, so book early to avoid disappointment, on 01424-815128.


VOICEWORK CIRCLE with NARAYANI
Date: Friday 1st August, 7.00 – 9.00 p.m.
Price: £10 per drop-in session, payable on the day

This Voicework circle – entitled Deepen the Connection to Your Voice - offers you an experience of your voice, your unique expression, and sense of connection to a greater whole. Narayani combines chanting, mantras, sound and song in a way that will both support and expand you. The practices she offers will bring out new voices and emotions. This helps to surface the patterns and habits that emerge when you seek to express yourself.

Singing and sounding in this way helps to release stuck energy and emotions, leading to a sense of lightness, clarity - and often a new kind of stillness.

Voicework is safe and fun for people with no previous singing experience and rich enough to inspire and challenge those who have been practicing voice work regularly. You’ll learn how to use your voice as a tool for expressing what you really feel, accessing the inner ‘voice’ of wisdom at your centre. Narayani skillfully combines ancient and modern techniques to open your voice and open your heart. These are based on the Indian chakra system which unites body and mind energetically, incorporating ancient spiritual mantras that are said to be infused with intention and universal power. They draw upon techniques taught by the Naked Voice and all combined serve to empower us in a group and as individuals.

The price is £10 for the two-hour session. For more info, e-mail: narayani@bhavanamusic.com, or call 07976-016103.

NB As this session takes place outside usual Centre hours, please press the buzzer 8 YOGA STUDIO to access the group.


DISCOVERING YOUR POTENTIAL… THROUGH STILLNESS AND CREATIVITY
with HARISH DAVDA and CLEMENCIA DAVDA
Date: 17 August, 10:00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Price: £75.00 Booking taken before 15th July - £60.00

We often feel that our thinking is not enough in seeing our true potential and translating the possibilities into reality. A new paradigm is needed to make this happen. This experiential one-day workshop will provide important tools of personal transformation, through stillness and by accessing your creativity. It will provide direct experience which may give you answers to the following questions…

  • Where is my life heading and how do I get on track to live my life with joy, self-expression and in harmony with others and my environment?
  • How do I deal with unhealthy mental habits, emotional blocks and disempowering behaviour?
  • How can I let my consciousness guide me so that my work and other areas of life become a powerful expression of who I really am and what I’m supposed to do with my life?
  • How to access quantum creativity which can help me?
  • How do I see through my heart and express my creativity?

In the last session of the workshop, with the expert help from Clemencia who is an intuitive painter/artist, you will go away with a powerful image designed by yourself. This will remind you of your path to personal transformation.

Facilitators

Harish Davda

Harish has spent over 15 years in education, working in colleges and a London-based Business School. He has worked with NGOs, Small and Medium-size businesses and corporate clients - teaching, training and coaching. He is particularly interested in personal transformation to enable his clients to use their own inner resources to create abundance in their personal, professional and business lives by removing emotional and other blocks.

Harish is an accredited Journey Practitioner and Certified NLP Practitioner. He was trained under Brandon Bays in the UK, Switzerland, Germany, Poland and The Netherlands. He gained his BA from the University of Lancaster and MBA from the Open University.

For more information about Harish’s work, visit his website www.harishdavda.co.uk

Clemencia Davda
After a successful career in retail management and fashion, Clemencia has been painting full time for over 3 years. She has a unique style whereby she allows her intuition to guide her to create her art according to the energy she experiences at the time of painting. She draws intuitively from her insights into deep experiences felt by women and their archetypes. She is fascinated by how people can access their consciousness through stillness to attain freedom in all areas of their lives.

This short video shows a selection of Clemencia’s paintings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3iADGA-bMM

Places are limited to 12 participants. Book early to avoid disappointment!
For more info and to book on this workshop, contact Harish Davda – 07802 485 608/ 01424 221 810
E-mail:


ASHTANGA YOGA 4 WEEK BEGINNERS COURSE with ANDRIA DEGENS
Starts: Thursday 4th September, 7.15 p.m. - 8.15 .pm.*
Price: £40 for the 4 week course

Ashtanga Yoga is the original dynamic form of yoga as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. The three key elements: synchronising of the breath with movement (vinyasa), the sequence of postures (asanas), and the gazing points (dristhi), bring about a strong and flexible body and mind. The heat created internally during practice allows for toxins to flow out of the body, cleaning the blood and all internal organs. This detoxification is fundamental to the stilling of the mind and attaining inner peace.

In this four-week beginners course you will learn the fundamental elements (as mentioned above), giving you a solid foundation for your practice of Ashtanga Yoga. *LIMITED TO ONLY 8 STUDENTS TO ENSURE INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION, this course you will enable you to feel confident enough to join the open level classes and the monthly workshops. You will also be introduced to the concept of Mysore Style Self Practice, which is the traditional method of teaching this particular form of yoga. This method of teaching empowers the practitioner by deepening their understanding of their own practice at their own pace, whilst still practicing within a group with individual guidance from the teacher.

You will receive a special informative handout including a resource list to facilitate a little home practice.

Places are limited to only 8 students per course, so please book your space as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

To book your place on the course call Andria on 07583 708716 or email


TRIGGER – POINT THERAPY
Dates: Saturday 4th and Saturday 11th October, 2.00 - 5.00 p.m.
Price: £50.00 for two half days

Trigger – Point Therapy reveals the causal relationship between chronic pain and its source. Muscular pain and dysfunction is relieved through deep pressure applied to specific points in muscles. The therapy can also assist with the redevelopment of muscles, the increase in flexibility and in the restoration of mobility to joints. It is readily integrated with other forms of soft-tissue treatment and can also be used alone as an “emergency relief technique” when time and circumstances don't allow for a more in-depth treatment, often bringing rapid relief from referred pain and limited movement. Understanding trigger – points enables you to work in a very precise way to locate the root cause of a client's muscular pain.

Pre requisites
Post – graduate course – Advanced level.
Students need to hold a qualification in Massage and Anatomy & Physiology level 3 or be in the process of training to this level.

Workshop details
This course is awarded 5 cpd points. Certification on completion.
Affiliated to ICNM – The Institute for Complementary & Natural Medicine.
For further workshops details see website: www.healthfront.co.uk

Malcolm Clark D.O. BRCP
Malcolm has worked as a Physical Therapist for 34 years, treating people, horses and dogs. Qualifying originally in Remedial Massage (1980) and then Osteopathy(1987). He has since then, participated in courses on Cranial and Polarity Therapy, Equine Osteopathy, Shiatsu for horses and Kinergetics, and has developed the system known as Transactive Kinesiology, for the rapid evaluation and eradication of energetic stress-patterns. He has taught soft-tissue manipulation and joint mobilisation at the Andrew Still College of Osteopathy, Kingston University and has taught massage and run workshops in Advanced Soft-Tissue Manipulation over the last 25 years.

BOOKING: Participants need to book by 25th September by ringing Malcolm on 07534674691 or email: You can also leave your name and contact details with Reception between 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (or leave a message on our answering machine) and we will arrange for Malcolm to contact you direct.


NEUROMUSCULAR TECHNIQUE
Dates: Saturday October 25th and Saturday 1st November, 2.00 - 5.00 p.m.
Price: £50.00 for two half days

Neuromuscular technique is an extremely effective soft - tissue therapy. Among the conditions treated with NMT are back pain, sciatica, pain in the leg and foot, headaches and migraine, pain in the chest, shoulder, arm & hand and tenosynovitis. NMT allows you to work in a more precise way, to feel exactly where tissue-tension is increased in areas of damaged or hyper - tense muscle, whilst simultaneously treating the area, breaking down adhesions and fibrous tissue, alleviating the client's pain and improving mobility, even in long-duration conditions.

Pre requisites
Post – graduate course – Advanced level.
Students need to hold a qualification in Massage and Anatomy & Physiology level 3 or be in the process of training to this level.

Workshop details
This course is awarded 5 cpd points. Certification on completion.
Affiliated to ICNM – The Institute for Complementary & Natural Medicine.
For further workshops details see website: www.healthfront.co.uk

Malcolm Clark D.O. BRCP

Malcolm has worked as a Physical Therapist for 34 years, treating people, horses and dogs. Qualifying originally in Remedial Massage (1980) and then Osteopathy(1987). He has since then, participated in courses on Cranial and Polarity Therapy, Equine Osteopathy, Shiatsu for horses and Kinergetics, and has developed the system known as Transactive Kinesiology, for the rapid evaluation and eradication of energetic stress-patterns. He has taught soft-tissue manipulation and joint mobilisation at the Andrew Still College of Osteopathy, Kingston University and has taught massage and run workshops in Advanced Soft-Tissue Manipulation over the last 25 years.

BOOKING: Participants need to book by 1st October by ringing Malcolm on 07534674691 or email: You can also leave your name and contact details with Reception between 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (or leave a message on our answering machine) and we will arrange for Malcolm to contact you direct.