Haverhill Pamper & Wellbeing Day

holistic classes and treatments on 18 January

Wellbeing & Pamper Experience Day
18 January

You are exclusively invited to our experience day at the Self Centre, Haverhill Leisure Centre.

The Self Centre is a place to relax, unwind and simply be yourself.
A place of sanctuary!

We provide an environment to learn and practice Yoga, Meditation, Pilates and Tai Chi.
Our philosophy is simple – no matter how you feel when you arrive, we want you to leave feeling better equipped with the knowledge and tools to stay better.

In a world that runs at an increasingly fast pace, we all need some time to step out of the chaos and focus on ourselves, make connections and be a part of a community.

On Saturday 18 January, choose from 13 different holistic classes, free of charge, timetable shown below and enjoy some refreshments and nibbles free of charge.

Our therapists are also offering a range of indulging mini 10-minute taster treatments for this special day of relaxation and restoration.
(These can be booked when you are at the centre and charges may apply)

Places are limited for the classes so please complete your details below so we can call you back and get you booked in. It will help if you could indicate which classes you would like to try.

09:30 Wake Up Yoga with Gillian

During this class you will explore some of the basic postures and breathing techniques that make up the practice of Hatha yoga. Students will learn about the basics of proper alignment and technique. Emphasis will be placed on core strength, flexibility and balance, as well as concentration and breath control.

This class is based on physical postures (asanas), the sun salutations, deep breathing, mindfulness and listening to the body. This is the perfect way to begin your day with balance, strength and peace of mind.

09:55 Body Balance with Wallis

This class is ideal for anyone and everyone. Body balance is the yoga-based class that will improve your mind, your body and your life. During Body balance, an inspired soundtrack plays as you bend and stretch through a series of simple yoga moves and embrace elements of Tai Chi and Pilates. Breathing control is a part of all the exercises, and our instructors will always provide options for those just getting started. We offer early morning virtual Body Balance classes but strongly advise that you attend a live class with an instructor before trying one of these

10:20 Sivananda Yoga with Vimala

I teach a traditional Indian style. The aim of the Sivananda practice is to promote physical, mental, and inner well-being.  Flexibility, strength & toning of the body using core muscles is attained quickly.  The practice can be adapted to suit all age groups and physical abilities with its Asana variations and modifications so you can rely on a practice to suit you whether a beginner or advanced yogi…!  Each session is working slowly and methodically to build confidence, balance, strength & flexibility at your own pace. We end each class with relaxation, breathing and meditation. This class will offer you the perfect way to end your week and start your weekend balanced and centred.

10:45 Pilates with Sarah

Pilates is an invigorating form of exercise for your mind and body that can improve your strength, flexibility and overall mobility. It helps restore your body to balance. The exercises require concentration, control, precision, specific breathing patterns and dynamic, fluid movements.  Deep abdominal muscles remain fully engaged during the workout, while your body, arm and leg movements are performed. As a result, your posture will change and you will move more efficiently. You’ll achieve a strong core, develop longer, leaner muscles and improve your overall sense of well-being. And, if you are a sports enthusiast, Pilates can help improve your game.

11:10 Hatha Yoga with Jill

I have been teaching yoga for 25 years. I was trained by the British Wheel of Yoga therefore I teach traditional Hatha Yoga.  I also include Iyenga and Dru Yoga styles of teaching in my classes. I am trained extensively in all aspects of Yoga including meditation.

My classes always start with gentle warm-up exercises on the floor leading to doing stronger postures or positions. I attempt safely to help students achieve their potential.  You could describe my yoga more sequence yoga. Yoga flowing from one movement to another. I always offer alternative postures based on my knowledge of people’s ability or constraints. I definitely always do a long relaxation at the end. I teach intuitively responding to the needs of the members on each occasion which is appreciated by those I teach.

11:35 Barre with Gillian

In this class you will use a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. The barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements.  Light handheld weights can be incorporated into the class to bring the burn during all those reps, as well as mats for targeted core work. This class is perfect to sculpt and tone the body for an all over body workout.

12:00 Tai Chi for Health Sarah

Within these classes you will discover the beautiful art of Tai chi, also called Tai Chi Chuan. This style combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements. Tai chi is characterized by its slow, graceful, continuous movements that are gentle on the joints and muscles. Done correctly, you will find that the Tai Chi poses flow smoothly from one into another. Many movements are completed with bent knees in a squat like position. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, Tai Chi is today practised around the world as a health-promoting exercise.

12:25 Hatha Fire Flow Yoga with Claire

In this class we will gently build heat within the body through the use of postures (Asana) and breathe expansion (pranayama). We will explore and break down different poses and then learn how to place those poses into a sequence, creating a gentle moving meditation. Explore props and various expressions of postures to find the right expression and alignment for you, working to your own ability and needs. During class we will learn about the philosophy behind yoga and the benefits this wonderful practice can have on the mind and body. This class is suitable for all levels of fitness.

12:50 Body Balance with Debra

This class is ideal for anyone and everyone. Body balance is the yoga-based class that will improve your mind, your body and your life. During Body balance, an inspired soundtrack plays as you bend and stretch through a series of simple yoga moves and embrace elements of Tai Chi and Pilates. Breathing control is a part of all the exercises, and our instructors will always provide options for those just getting started. We offer early morning virtual Body Balance classes but strongly advise that you attend a live class with an instructor before trying one of these

13:15 Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Claire

This practice works with our fire energy, creating heat within the body, detoxing and burning out all the things that are no longer serving us physically, emotionally and mentally.

Together we will explore Pranayama (breath expansion), Drishti (gaze) and Mudras (hand gestures) combined with Surya Namaskara (Sun salutations), promoting focus, balance, strength and flexibility in the body and mind.

A moving meditation this practice is especially beneficial for those with stress or an over active mind.

You will have the opportunity to explore Yoga philosophy a little deeper if you wish and handouts are available should you want to learn more about the benefits that this wonderful practice brings.

13:40 Flow to Restore Yoga with Mary

In this practice, we will explore moving our bodies simultaneously with our breath. Gently and generously inviting our bodies to feel more spacious and to cultivate softness in our joints. This part of the practice will sometimes involve sound. The practice will end with a guided meditation called Yoga Nidra, in which we invite the body into a state of deep relaxation so that our minds may also relax. 

This practice is suitable for all levels but particularly those wishing to explore the movement of their bodies before finding stillness in relaxation. 

14:05 Restorative Yoga with Gillian

Is a form of gentle yoga with passive restorative postures to open the body, quiet the mind and move into a deep sense of relaxation. A meditative time to cultivate awareness of body breath and mind, this class is recommended for those experiencing stress, recovering from injury or illness, and anyone seeking a gentle class to unwind, relax and renew.

14:30 Meditation & Relaxation Yoga with Vimala & Mary

This class is perfect for those wanting to learn techniques for total relaxation.  This practice is suitable for everybody.  Come along and learn how to reduce stress and anxiety, increase confidence and self-esteem with this gentle practice that releases happy hormones using the breath, relaxation and meditation.

Stress at work, daily difficulties, maybe college or university anxieties or do you live with asthma or an invisible illness: arthritis, ME, fibromyalgia or depression; to name just a few. Learn how to breathe better, cope with daily chores and tasks, concentrate, focus, enjoy life and more.

We will begin with gentle stretches in this passive practice using breath-work techniques, relaxation and meditation.

Free your breath, ignore the mind.

Free the pain, be honest, true & kind.

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