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10:00 am Traditional Yoga and Meditation with Oliver Thorne – Autumn Course
Traditional Yoga and Meditation with Oliver Thorne – Autumn Course
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Traditional Yoga and Meditation with Oliver Thorne - Autumn Course
Traditional Yoga & Meditation Tuesdays – 6 to 7.15pm Sundays – 10 to 11.30am (Drop-in at £8 per session)   This class offers a step-by-step approach to vibrant energy & health, through traditional Yogic teachings[...]
12:00 pm Aikido Classes with Oliver Thorne 3rd Dan Aikikai
Aikido Classes with Oliver Thorne 3rd Dan Aikikai
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Aikido Classes with Oliver Thorne 3rd Dan Aikikai
Oliver Thorne 3rd Dan Aikikai, is pleased to offer new regular Sunday training sessions at The River Room in Halton. Aikido is a non-violent martial art which focuses on the development and transformation of the[...]
9:30 am Pilates with Nickey Russell
Pilates with Nickey Russell
Nov 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Pilates with Nickey Russell
I qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 1999 and specialised in orthopaedics and trauma. My great passion from an early age was horse riding and through that I collected numerous injuries, imbalances and tight areas[...]
10:45 am Pilates for Beginners with Nickey
Pilates for Beginners with Nickey
Nov 20 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Pilates for Beginners with Nickey
New for September! 8 week Pilates for Beginners course. 10.45-11.45 on Mondays. September 4th to October 23rd. Classes run by a Chartered Physiotherapist trained in the “Body Control Pilates” method.  It will cover the principles[...]
6:00 pm Classic Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan with Steven Kidd
Classic Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan with Steven Kidd
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Classic Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan with Steven Kidd
NEW on Monday and Thursday evenings! Classic Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan instructed by Steven Kidd, affiliated with the Lancaster School of Tai Chi Chuan. Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese discipline that strives[...]
10:00 am Iyengar Yoga with Rozz Cutler
Iyengar Yoga with Rozz Cutler
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Iyengar Yoga with Rozz Cutler
Rozz teaches Iyengar yoga for mixed ability classes. Rozz  qualified as an Iyengar teacher 1998 and reached Junior Intermediate level 1. She has been practicing yoga  for 20 years. Rozz‘s approach enables students to practice[...]
12:30 pm Yoga with Rebecca: Hatha & Vinyasa Flow
Yoga with Rebecca: Hatha & Vinyasa Flow
Nov 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Yoga with Rebecca: Hatha & Vinyasa Flow
This Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga class combines creative flow with a focus on specific postures and parts of the body. We synchronise breath with movement, build up strength, flexibility and finely tune our external and internal[...]
6:00 pm Traditional Yoga and Meditation with Oliver Thorne
Traditional Yoga and Meditation with Oliver Thorne
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Traditional Yoga and Meditation with Oliver Thorne
Traditional Yoga & Meditation Tuesdays – 6 to 7.15pm Sundays – 10 to 11.30am (Drop-in at £8 per session) This class offers a step-by-step approach to vibrant energy & health, through traditional Yogic teachings happier[...]
6:15 pm Yoga with Rebecca: Hatha/Vinyasa Flow
Yoga with Rebecca: Hatha/Vinyasa Flow
Nov 22 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Yoga with Rebecca: Hatha/Vinyasa Flow
This Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga class combines creative flow with a focus on specific postures and parts of the body. We synchronise breath with movement, build up strength, flexibility and finely tune our external and internal alignment.[...]
8:00 pm Yoga with Rebecca: Yin & Restorative Yoga
Yoga with Rebecca: Yin & Restorative Yoga
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Yoga with Rebecca: Yin & Restorative Yoga
In Yin Yoga we work very close to the mat, holding poses for between 3-5 minutes so to work deep into the connective tissue (Fascia) of the body. Yin tends not to work at a[...]
6:00 pm Turn Inwards: Mindful Hatha Yoga with Sandra Tallon
Turn Inwards: Mindful Hatha Yoga with Sandra Tallon
Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Turn Inwards: Mindful Hatha Yoga with Sandra Tallon
Sandra lives in Bentham and has been practicing yoga for over 17 years and teaching for 9 years. She is a British Wheel of Yoga trained teacher and holds a BWY diploma certificate. Her teachings reflect her own personal style of[...]
7:15 pm Classic Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan with Steven Kidd
Classic Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan with Steven Kidd
Nov 23 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Classic Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan with Steven Kidd
NEW on Monday and Thursday evenings! Classic Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan instructed by Steven Kidd, affiliated with the Lancaster School of Tai Chi Chuan. Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese discipline that strives[...]
10:00 am Yoga with Rebecca: Gentle Yoga
Yoga with Rebecca: Gentle Yoga
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Yoga with Rebecca: Gentle Yoga
In this Gentle class, we combine slow flow with specific posture work. The class proceeds at a slower pace than the Hatha/Vinyasa class, taking longer over poses and transitions between them. This class is perfect for[...]
6:00 pm Yoga for Cyclists
Yoga for Cyclists
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Yoga for Cyclists
There are a few obvious areas specific to cyclists that yoga can truly benefit – hamstrings, abductor muscles, the pelvis and lower back. In these classes we will work through the body so to target[...]
10:30 am Opening to the Expression of Simply Being with Andrew Wrenn
Opening to the Expression of Simply Being with Andrew Wrenn
Nov 25 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Opening to the Expression of Simply Being with Andrew Wrenn
As yoga students, practitioners and teachers, how many times have we heard about the ‘journey or path’ of yoga? We practice and follow the eight limbs of yoga, yet again, this seems to be a[...]

Nov
19
Sun
Traditional Yoga and Meditation with Oliver Thorne – Autumn Course
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Traditional Yoga & Meditation

Tuesdays – 6 to 7.15pm

Sundays – 10 to 11.30am

(Drop-in at £8 per session)

 

This class offers a step-by-step approach to vibrant energy & health, through traditional Yogic teachings

  • happier relationships
  • better posture and postural awareness
  • improved breathing  
  • reduced anxiety and calmer emotions
  • greater focus, concentration and memory
  • deeper levels of relaxation and awareness

Through focusing on mindful body-breath co-ordination, we can achieve harmony and balance in all aspects of our lives

A basic level of fitness is required, but the sessions are open to beginners and experienced practitioners

Oliver has over fifteen years experience and trained in South India. He is a recognised Yoga Sadhak of Gitananda Yoga, a Dakshini Marga Tantra which dates back hundreds of years

Please contact Oliver if you have any questions: cothorne@hotmail.com and 07514 904812

Aikido Classes with Oliver Thorne 3rd Dan Aikikai
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Oliver Thorne 3rd Dan Aikikai, is pleased to offer new regular Sunday training sessions at The River Room in Halton.

Aikido is a non-violent martial art which focuses on the development and transformation of the practitioner in the face of conflict situations. It is a non-competitive practice where each person takes time to learn through co-operation, to fall, roll, throw and strike in interesting and challenging ways, including through traditional weapons forms. Ultimately, aikido practice is not only about self-defence but it is also a process of self-transformation.

Oliver has over ten years of practice on a daily basis with extensive periods of uchi deshi (live in student) in both Europe and Japan totaling more than three years. He travels regularly to international seminars in Europe and to Japan to continue his training. Over the years he has had the great opportunity of training with some of the world’s most renowned aikido teachers. He is the Technical Director of Lancaster Aikido Club and Chief Instructor at Lancaster University Aikido Club.

These classes are open to beginners and more experienced practitioners alike.

Pick up and Drop off from/to Lancaster is possible, please ask for details

Times
12 – 1.15 Aikido -Fundamentals (Beginners, 14+ and Families welcome)

1.30 – 2.45 Aikido – Weapons Training (Everyone welcome)

3 – 4.15 Aikido – General/Principles Training (Everyone welcome)

Prices
1 Class £5

2 Classes £10

Full day £15

For more information on Lancaster aikido club please see

http://www.lancasteraikidoclub.co.uk

Please feel free to contact Oliver with any queries on cothorne@hotmail.com, or 07514 904812.

Nov
20
Mon
Pilates with Nickey Russell
Nov 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

I qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 1999 and specialised in orthopaedics and trauma. My great passion from an early age was horse riding and through that I collected numerous injuries, imbalances and tight areas all of which were much improved when I started Pilates.
I continued daily Pilates throughout both my pregnancies and caesarian rehabs and then as my strength program for my current passion, fell running.

I qualified as a teacher with Body Control Pilates in 2015 and have run classes in Bentham, Milnthorpe, Lancaster, Ellel and now Halton. I still work part time at Spire Fylde Coast hospital in Blackpool and I do private 1:1 Pilates sessions.

Body Control is my preferred method of teaching Pilates as it places emphasis on correct alignment and muscle use so teaching the body to be efficient as well as strong. Pilates can range from an all-over “tone-up and de-stiffen” to a super hard abdominal and core workout for those in training for other sports.

For further information about my classes, please contact me on hotcatpilates@yahoo.com

Pilates for Beginners with Nickey
Nov 20 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
New for September!
8 week Pilates for Beginners course.
10.45-11.45 on Mondays.
September 4th to October 23rd.
Classes run by a Chartered Physiotherapist trained in the “Body Control Pilates” method.  It will cover the principles of Pilates and correct posture, basic anatomy and what is meant by “the core”. There will be some course notes and exercises to practice at home and we will look at using other small equipment to enhance and vary the exercises in the last couple of weeks.
It will be suitable for all ages and those who need a Pilates refresher or a gentle class.
If you wish to book a place or ask for more details please contact Nickey Russell on 07887 608412 or emailhotcatpilates@yahoo.com
On completion of an enrolment form, full payment in advance will secure your place.
The cost will be £70.
Maximum 12 people.
Classic Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan with Steven Kidd
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
NEW on Monday and Thursday evenings!
Classic Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan instructed by Steven Kidd, affiliated with the Lancaster School of Tai Chi Chuan.
Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese discipline that strives to cultivate the mind and the body through martial training, meditation and exercise.
When practiced regularly, Tai Chi provides extraordinary health benefits, improves balance, flexibility and strength while calming the spirit and reducing stress.

Much of Tai Chi is practiced in a slow, mindful way which provides a good workout without inflicting high impact stress on the body. This makes Tai Chi accessible to everyone, including those recovering from injury or suffering from joint conditions.

 Steven has studied and practiced Tai Chi to a high level under the Master teacher Paul Florkowski, founder of the Lancaster School of Tai Chi Chuan. Steven studied intensively and quickly found a natural flare for this beautiful Martial Art. Steven used his Tai Chi to overcome a Chronic illness and now wishes to share the benefits of Tai Chi to help others achieve a balanced, healthy mind and lifestyle.

Steven will be teaching the Yang Cheng Fu Long Form, Push Hands, Qigong and various Martial Drills and Applications to further the students understanding of the form movements. Initially classes will be two one hour sessions a week with a view to holding more classes of a longer duration as the class expands. If you are interested please contact Steven directly at:

Email: stevenkidd85@hotmail.co.uk

Or visit Facebook page: Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, The River Room.

Phone: 07850018763. Thank you

Nov
21
Tue
Iyengar Yoga with Rozz Cutler
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Rozz teaches Iyengar yoga for mixed ability classes.

Rozz  qualified as an Iyengar teacher 1998 and reached Junior Intermediate level 1. She has been practicing yoga  for 20 years. Rozz‘s approach enables students to practice postures regardless of age or fitness level,  sometimes using props to assist  alignment in the postures.

rosemarycutler@yahoo.com

 

Yoga with Rebecca: Hatha & Vinyasa Flow
Nov 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

This Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga class combines creative flow with a focus on specific postures and parts of the body. We synchronise breath with movement, build up strength, flexibility and finely tune our external and internal alignment. The class is for mixed ability but a certain level of physical fitness is advisable. It is a class in which you can choose to take it relatively easy or work up to stronger challenges, depending on how you feel on the day.

As in all my classes, this is about more than working your body – everything we practice physically in yoga is intimately informed  by an ancient, rich and fascinating  philosophy going back thousands of years  and yet more relevant today than ever. I weave aspects of this philosophy into the teaching of breathing techniques, physical postures, relaxation and meditation. Through my classes, my aim is for you to feel wonderfully stretched, spacious and strengthened, your breathing smooth and regular and with a deep sense of calm and alignment with what matters in life.

I first encountered yoga when I was a stressed 15 year old and my grandmother showed me a sequence of asanas (physical postures) to help focus and calm my mind. I continued to practise on an off, and in the last 10 years began to take it more seriously, establishing a regular practice. In 2014 I took this further by completing a British Wheel Foundation Course in preparation for teacher training on the British Wheel Teaching Diploma. I am now qualified as a Yoga Teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga (accounting for 500 hours of training). Teaching students of all ages and levels of experience has transformed my own relationship to yoga and confirmed this is what I most love doing!

rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk  Tel: 07907374278

Traditional Yoga and Meditation with Oliver Thorne
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Traditional Yoga & Meditation

Tuesdays – 6 to 7.15pm

Sundays – 10 to 11.30am

(Drop-in at £8 per session)

This class offers a step-by-step approach to vibrant energy & health, through traditional Yogic teachings

  • happier relationships
  • better posture and postural awareness
  • improved breathing  
  • reduced anxiety and calmer emotions
  • greater focus, concentration and memory
  • deeper levels of relaxation and awareness

Through focusing on mindful body-breath co-ordination, we can achieve harmony and balance in all aspects of our lives

A basic level of fitness is required, but the sessions are open to beginners and experienced practitioners

Oliver has over fifteen years experience and trained in South India. He is a recognised Yoga Sadhak of Gitananda Yoga, a Dakshini Marga Tantra which dates back hundreds of years

Please contact Oliver if you have any questions: cothorne@hotmail.com and 07514 904812

Nov
22
Wed
Yoga with Rebecca: Hatha/Vinyasa Flow
Nov 22 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

This Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga class combines creative flow with a focus on specific postures and parts of the body. We synchronise breath with movement, build up strength, flexibility and finely tune our external and internal alignment. The class is for mixed ability but a certain level of physical fitness is advisable. It is a class in which you can choose to take it relatively easy or work up to stronger challenges, depending on how you feel on the day.

As in all my classes, this is about more than working your body – everything we practice physically in yoga is intimately informed  by an ancient, rich and fascinating  philosophy going back thousands of years  and yet more relevant today than ever. I weave aspects of this philosophy into the teaching of breathing techniques, physical postures, relaxation and meditation. Through my classes, my aim is for you to feel wonderfully stretched, spacious and strengthened, your breathing smooth and regular and with a deep sense of calm and alignment with what matters in life.

I first encountered yoga when I was a stressed 15 year old and my grandmother showed me a sequence of asanas (physical postures) to help focus and calm my mind. I continued to practise on an off, and in the last 10 years began to take it more seriously, establishing a regular practice. In 2014 I took this further by completing a British Wheel Foundation Course in preparation for teacher training on the British Wheel Teaching Diploma. I am now qualified as a Yoga Teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga (accounting for 500 hours of training). Teaching students of all ages and levels of experience has transformed my own relationship to yoga and confirmed this is what I most love doing!

rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk  Tel: 07907374278

Yoga with Rebecca: Yin & Restorative Yoga
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

In Yin Yoga we work very close to the mat, holding poses for between 3-5 minutes so to work deep into the connective tissue (Fascia) of the body. Yin tends not to work at a muscular level although sometimes it is beneficial to introduce a little bit of muscle and movement (yang) into a Yin practice. Yin can best be understood as an embodied meditation. We have time to become very intimate with our breath and our mind and through this beautiful practice experience ever-deepening tranquility and release. Sometimes we practice Restorative Yoga using lots of cushions, bolsters, blankets to find full comfort in the posture. In these classes, we give ourselves permission to fully rest and let go, focussing particularly on calming the nervous system.

This is about more than working your body – everything we practice physically in yoga is intimately informed  by an ancient, rich and fascinating  philosophy going back thousands of years  and yet more relevant today than ever. I weave aspects of this philosophy into the teaching of breathing techniques, physical postures, relaxation and meditation. Through my classes, my aim is for you to feel wonderfully stretched, spacious and strengthened, your breathing smooth and regular and with a deep sense of calm and alignment with what matters in life.

I first encountered yoga when I was a stressed 15 year old and my grandmother showed me a sequence of asanas (physical postures) to help focus and calm my mind. I continued to practise on an off, and in the last 10 years began to take it more seriously, establishing a regular practice. In 2014 I took this further by completing a British Wheel Foundation Course in preparation for teacher training on the British Wheel Teaching Diploma. I am now qualified as a Yoga Teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga (accounting for 500 hours of training). Teaching students of all ages and levels of experience has transformed my own relationship to yoga and confirmed this is what I most love doing!

rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk  Tel: 07907374278