Before you all start thinking that I have regressed to primary school to redo my Reading, (W)Riting and (A)Rithmetic..
3R’s is the name of the newest addition to my healing toolkit and I don’t mind admitting that I am pretty excited about it!
It is an idea that has been brewing for a while and came about as a way to combine my skills and experience to date, and also to provide a sort of ‘upgrade’ for Laughter Club which has been running for c3 years now and could do with a big shake up!
To give you a little bit of background info, around 25 years ago I started to learn the ancient Chinese energy practice of Qi Gong, which combines simple, gentle, repeated movements with breathing and inner focus. If practised regularly and correctly, they can have a significant effect on the health of your mind, body and spirit.
I loved the way these movements felt and the effect they had on me, and so added Qi Gong to my daily practice, where it combined beautifully with the chant, meditation and yoga, already a part of my morning routine. In 2010 I went on to qualify as a Qi Gong instructor, but it took several years before I felt truly ready to start sharing this energy practice with others.
I began bit by bit, introducing elements of qi gong into my Laughter Club sessions, along with the gentle warm ups/stretches that go hand in hand with this energy work. They combined beautifully with the laughter to provide a lovely rounded practice and were popular with the folk who came along.
Anyway folks, here we are three years on, and the time feels right to introduce some sessions which focus more on these beautiful movements, with the laughter element taking a back seat.
This is where the 3R’s comes in…..
With this new series of classes, 3R’s takes my Qi Gong experience/training and blends it with other varied practices I have trained in along the way on my 24 year journey as a therapist.
So – What is 3R’s?
‘3R’s’ is a course of 6 classes, with the focus on having fun whilst improving the health of your mind, body and spirit! I think of it like a mid-week micro-retreat to leave you feeling………..
Revitalised, Replenished and Restored (The 3R’s ladies and gentlemen!!)
To give you some idea of what will happen during these sessions, here is a rough description of each class :………….
- We will start with some simple stretches and movements to Energise and Revitalise your body. (Warning: may contain laughter!!)
- Next, you will learn how to Replenish your body’s energy using gentle, repeated movement patterns which promote vibrant health and well-being.
After a brief break to grab a cuppa, we will reconvene for the second part of the session.
- I will teach you a range of Self-care techniques.
- We will end with a relaxation session to leave you feeling deeply Relaxed and Restored.
- To ensure you leave each session Nourished, fully grounded and ready to face the world, there will be a handmade raw chocolate to finish!
The venue is a lovely, light loft space in the centre of Wells which should be ideal for us.
If you are local to Wells, and like the sound of this, here are the details:
INVESTMENT: 6 weekly sessions £48 (payable in advance to secure your place)
WHERE: The Drawing Room, Heritage Courtyard, off Sadler Street, Wells
WHEN: Thursdays 17, 24, 31 Oct. 7, 14, 21 Nov.
Do get in touch if you would like more information, or for booking:
Until the next time.