Forthcoming Events, 'Taster Sessions', Workshops & Courses at HC2

For a list of all our yoga classes, please also see 'Yoga Classes' web page.

Booking essential for all courses, but not all courses require advance payment. Telephone the clinic on 0121 472 3712 to book your place on any course. (Limited number of places available to ensure plenty of working space and individual attention). Yoga mats, blocks, belts, blankets and cushions available for all yoga courses.

Courses and Classes at HC2

See below for more information about any of the courses.

BABY MASSAGE

With Julia Richardson

For babies aged from 4 weeks. Learn this simple massage sequence to lovingly and playfully bond with your baby and meet up with other parents with babies of similar ages.

Next Courses

Fridays 1.00-2.00pm, 28th Sep, 5th, 12th and 19th October - sorry fully booked

Oct-December

Tuesdays 1.00-2.00pm, 23rd and 30th October, 6th and 13th November 2018

Fridays 1.30-2.30pm 16th, 23rd, 30th Nov & 7th Dec 2018

Cost: £25.00 for the 4 session course, including massage oil for use in class and to take home.

Please bring a changing mat and 2 towels.

More info, please see therapies explained - baby massage. To book, please contact Julia on 07711 697877 or email jfearon08@gmail.com.

See and review any of my baby/toddler classes on Netmums


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BABY YOGA CLASSES
With Julia Richardson
Yoga for You and Your Baby Together!

Songs, nursery rhymes and yoga-based exercises work with your baby's expected development - but most of classes are fun! You and your baby will also learn to relax together and some gentle yoga breathing and stretches are included for parents. For more info, please see therapies explained - baby yoga

Classes for babies aged 8 weeks to crawling:-

Tuesdays 10.30-12.00 noon

Wednesday 1.30-3.00pm

Tuesday 1.30-3.00pm from 20th November 2018

Cost: £6.00 pay-as-you-go or £20.00 per 4 sessions (need not be consecutive weeks, but once nominated classes paid for, if you then have to cancel, sorry no refund or carry forward. You may attend another class the same week instead, subject to availability).
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The Inbetweenies Class
Wednesday 10.30-11.30pm and
Thursday 11.00-12.00
Thursday 1.30-2.30pm
For mobile babies aged approx 8 months-15 months. For babies who are not yet walking independently, too active for baby yoga, but not quite ready for YogaTots! For more info, please see therapies explained- inbetweenies baby yoga.
Cost: £5.00 pay-as-you-go or £16 for 4 sessions (need not be consecutive weeks, but once nominated classes paid for, if you then have to cancel, sorry no refund or carry forward. You may attend another class the same week as the missed session subject to availability).

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Baby Yoga with My Dad!
Occasional Weekend Classes
Next class: Sat 27th October 11.00-12.00

Cost: £5 per session.
Come and see what your partner and baby get up to together at baby yoga - Come on your own with your baby or bring your partner for moral support! Booking essential for all baby yoga classes please. To book, contact Julia on 07711 697877, or email jfearon08@gmail.com to secure your place.
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Toddler Yoga - see YogaTots

See and review any of my baby/toddler classes on Netmums

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BIRTH ART CAFE™

With Margarethe Beckett
Birth Art Cafe offers a relaxing and reflective space to explore your joys and worries around your pregnancy, your baby and your upcoming birth. We will work with various art materials, but no artistic skills are needed!

By joining the Birth Art Cafe Group you are much more likely to have an easier and more fulfilled birth experience, and a much happier start with your baby.

Birth Art helps greatly to prevent complications during the birth process and the dreaded “baby blues” afterwards.

Friday, 4.30-6.30pm
Please contact Margarethe for next dates.

Cost: £12.00 per two hour session–first session half price! It is not necessary to attend all of the 6 sessions, you can dip in and out.

To book, please contact Margarethe Beckett, mkb4810@hotmail.co.uk or telephone 0772 4041024

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BIRTHLIGHT 'WELL WOMAN YOGA' PART 1 TEACHER TRAINING COURSE

With Belinda Staplehurst

Monday 17th-Thursday 20th December 2018 inclusive
Cost: £550 Birthlight members/£585 Non-Birthlight members 

Teachers of perinatal yoga already have an in-road into Yoga Therapy.  Well Woman Yoga can expand their knowledge and resources to offer either yoga therapy sessions or enhanced general yoga classes for women.

The Well Woman set of classic and adapted yoga practices (named long before the brand of vitamins) was developed with women for women. After attending pioneering postnatal classes in Cambridge in the late 1980s, new mums brought their sisters, mothers and friends who were not postnatal but could benefit from a specific ‘women’s yoga’.

For more information see: https://www.birthlight.com/training/wellwoman-yoga-training

To book your placehttps://www.birthlight.com/TrainingDetail.aspx?id=1208

or contact: Valerie Turner T: +44 (0) 1223 362288 E: valerie@birthlight.com

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First Aid Course - Baby and child

Tuesday 23rd November 7.30-9.30pm

Cost: £20 per person

Run by NCT in partnership with Mini First Aid. Instructor: Lorraine Dyer

2 hour class covering; CPR, Choking, Bumps, Bleeding, Breaks, Burns, Febrile Seizures & Meningitis Awareness.

To book please contact Lorraine Dyer lorraine@minifirstaid.co.uk

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HATHA YOGA

With Elizabeth Duckworth
Monday evenings 6.30-7.45pm
COST: £45 for 6 weeks or £9 pay-as-you-go*

Elizabeth’s approach to Hatha uses a variety of breathing techniques and postures, both gentle and strong, adapted to the needs of the students. With yoga comes increased self-awareness and a better more balanced approach to life.

  • Improve your posture, build and maintain a healthy lower back
  • Calm your mind and energise your body
  • Ideal form of postnatal exercise

Suitable for all levels and all ages, especially for postnatal recovery or for individuals with lower back issues. No previous yoga experience required.

Booking is essential please (including for pay as you go).

To book, please contact the clinic 0121 472 3712 or email info@hc2bham.com or Elizabeth on 07952 167914 or email her: elizabethmlyoga@live.co.uk

*If you are paying in advance at the beginning of a 6 week block, you may nominate and NOT pay for up to 2 weeks of the six (e.g. if you know that there is a week/weeks you are unable to make due to other commitments), so the cost would be £25 for 5 weeks or £20 for 4 weeks. However, once classes are booked and paid for in advance, sorry if you have to miss a class no refund is possible.

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INTRODUCTION TO SOLIDS WORKSHOP (Run by NCT, open to all)

10.00-12.00 Next Date: 21st November 2018
With Justine Richardson

Cost: £23
Open to all, not just NCT members
Concessionary rates are available if your household income is under £28,190 or you are in receipt of certain benefits.

Confused about when to wean onto solids?

Want to know what food to offer and when?

The NCT "Introducing Solid Foods" Weaning Workshops for parents of babies aged between 3-6 months old. The workshop is run by an qualified NCT Practitioner. The course is for both bottle fed and breastfed babies.
We cover everything you want to know about introducing solid foods to your baby including:
What, where, when and how
What to do about milk feeds
Allergies
Baby Led Weaning

To book: please contact Julia Gilmour on bookings6d@nct.org.uk, stating your name, address and baby's birth date and name and which session you'd like to attend to book your place.

You don't need to be a member to attend these workshops, or local branch events so if you have any friends who may be interested please ask them to contact JUlia Gilmour.

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IYENGAR YOGA

With Louise Rapata
Monday 8.30-10.00am (from 3rd September 2018)

With Ewa Burgess
Tuesday 8.45-9.15am (from 11th September 2018)
Polish translation available at this class if required

With Ewa Kubiak
Thursday 8.30-10.00am

With Julie Baker
Friday mornings 10.00-11.30am.

COST: £9 pay-as-you-go.

Iyengar yoga emphasises the practice of asana (postures), focusing on extension and alignment, improving your health, uniting your body and mind. This tradition uses more in the way of props to ensure proper alignment in every posture.

Julie and Ewa are trained to modify postures according to your level of mobility and individual health requirements, so this class is suitable for all levels of fitness and experience.

For more information, please contact Julie at jbyogauk@gmail.com

To book, please contact the clinic.

Booking is essential please. Contact Julie jbyogauk@gmail.com or the clinic to book.

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MINDFUL GUITAR WORKSHOPS

With Dr Joanna Orzechowska

Saturdays 4-7pm

24th November
8th December
12th January 2019
23rd February 2018
Cost: £50 for the 3 hour session TBC

Please email the clinic info@hc2bham.com to express your interest. More information to follow.

PILATES

With Cat Morgans of Physio Art
Thursdays 5.45-6.45pm, 7-8pm and 8-9pm

Cost £60 for a 6 week course. To book, please email Physioart via admin@phsyioart.co.uk or call 0121 687 3079.

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YIN YOGA

With Lenora Darlison

6 week course
Tuesdays 6.00-7.30pm 6th Nov-11th Dec 2018 incl

Cost: £48/6 weeks or £9 pay-as-you-go

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Wednesdays 7.15-8.45pm, Cost £9 pay-as-you-go

Yin yoga is different!

Unlike other forms of yoga, Yin yoga works on the connective tissue and the fascia. This effects many of the body’s own hormones to promote mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.

Suitable for all wherther or not you have yoga experience, this form of therapeutic yoga exercise includes:

  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Yoga postures – asanas
  • Breathing techniques - pranyama
  • Chinese meridian theory - acupunture points are stretched and held for 3-5 minutes whilst you are in the yoga pose

Classes are 90 minutes duration and normally cost £9 per session, Lenora is generously offering a free trial session.

Booking is essential please, places are limited.
Book through the clinic 0121 472 3712 or info@hc2bham.com.

For more information, please contact Lenora on: 07482 918410 or lenoradarlison@hotmail.com

YOGATOTS Toddler Yoga Class

With Julia Richardson

4 week summer course
Fridays 3.30-4.30pm - August 3rd -31st 2018 (no class 17th August)

Cost £16/4 weeks, £12/3 weeks, £8 for 2 weeks or £5 pay-as-you-go. (For 2 participating children, £24 for 4 weeks).

For toddlers walking confidently and pre-schoolers up to the age of about 3yrs.
This is a Birthlight SMART (Stretch, Move and Relax together) class. A mixture of songs, rhymes, games and yoga based exercise for you and your toddler together. It promotes strength, flexibility, balance and relaxation to contrast with energetic activity for both of you. The class supports your child's development in the transition from babyhood to independent movement, but most of all is fun! For more info, please see
You are welcome to bring younger babies to this session whilst their toddler sibling participates.
To book, please ring Julia on 07711 697877 or email jfearon08@gmail.com

ZHINENG QIGONG FOR HEALTH AND WELL BEING

With Jim Mitchell

Wednesdays 6-7pm. Resuming September 5th 2018

Join Jim Mitchell’s qigong class at HC2. This health and wellbeing qigong is accessible to all, regardless of fitness issues. Everyone is welcome!

Cost: £24/6 week course or £5 pay-as-you-go. Concessions available for the unwaged.

Jim does not charge for teaching this class. Once the cost of room rental is covered, any extra monies taken will be donated to the charity Moxafrica www.moxafrica.org

This is a class where we need ease of movement for gentle stretching, so please wear loose fitting, comfortable, clothes.  Indoor shoes (no black rubber soles) socks, or bare feet are suitable, dependent on preference, as mats are provided.

To book your place please contact the clinic on 0121 472 3712 or info@hc2bham.com

For futher information about the class, please see Therapies explained - Zhineng Qigong or please contact Jim jim.zhineng@gmail.com

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