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:

May-Jun

Tuesdays 1.00-2.00, 15th, 22nd and 29th May & 5th June 2018

Jun-Jul

Tuesdays 1.00-2.00, 19th & 26th June, 10th & 17th July (no class 3rd July)

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:-

Monday 1.00-2.30pm

Tuesdays 10.30-12.00 noon
Wednesday 10.30-12.00 noon

Thursday 1.30-3.00pm

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).
AND
The Inbetweenies Class
Wednesday 1.30-2.30pm and
Thursday 11.00-12.00
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).

AND

Baby Yoga with My Dad!
Occasional Weekend Classes
Next class: Saturday 12th May 2018 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.
AND
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

BIRTHLIGHT PREGNANCY YOGA

With Danielle Bartlett
Wednesday evenings  7.15-8.45pm, starting 14th March 2018

Cost: £80/10 consecutive weeks
£40/4 consecutive weeks
£12 pay-as-you-go

Birthlight Prgenancy Yoga Includes:

  • Flowing sequences originally designed for pregnancy birth and beyond
  • focused on enjoyment of whole pregnancy, labour, the birth and beyond
  • Combines movement, breath, relaxation and awareness
  • Effective birth preparation including PBAC
  • Supports pregnant women who have backache and pelvic pain
  • Supports mothers-to-be with individual and group attention
  • Creatyes circles of friendship and support

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

To book and for more information, please contact Dani: dani@willowstree.co.uk or 07432 151300

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CHILDREN'S REFLEXOLOGY COURSE

With Clare Young

The Children's Reflexology Programme

A 6 week course, Mondys 11.00-12.00 starting Monday 14th May

Cost: £60 including a copy of the book The Mouse's House

Come and learn reflexology techniques specially designed for you and your child. An empowering course for parents and carers that combines positive bonding with the healing qualities of relexology, delivered by a fully qualified instructor. For more info see www.kidsreflex.co.uk/me/clare-young

Join Clare for this fun-filled, informal, hands-on course.

Too book a place, please contact Clare on 07881 905015

or email her ytherapies@gmail.com.

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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 £35/5 wks, £28 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.

With Jo Archer 
Monday evenings 8.00-9.00pm
COST: £30 for 6 weeks or £6 pay-as-you-go*

The class will change each week, though most classes will start with gentle yoga postures, slowly working up to a flowing sequence or some stronger postures, followed by slower movements and a period of pranayama or relaxation.

This class aims to promote strength, flexibility and a calm, focused mind.

Suitable for all levels - no previous yoga experience required.

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

To book, please contact Jo on 07511 629620 or email her: jomail@gmx.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 (NCT COURSE)

10.00-12.00 Next Date: TBC
With Isabelle Karimov

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.

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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 Daniella 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 Daniella.

IYENGAR YOGA

With Ewa Kubiak
Thursday 8.30-10.00am

Cost: £9 pay-as-you-go

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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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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YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSES

Perinatal Yoga Part 1

Friday 5th-Monday 8th May inclusive 9.30am-5.30pm Cost: £550 Birthlight member/£585 non-Birthlight member.

See: http://www.birthlight.co.uk/TrainingDetail.aspx?id=1017

Booking contact for all courses:
Valerie Turner, +44 1223 362288
valerie@birthlight.com

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YOGATOTS Toddler Yoga Class

With Julia Richardson

Fridays 3.15-4.00pm - resuming 26th Jan 2018

Cost £5 pay-as-you-go. (For 2 participating children, £7.50).

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

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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