Tag Archives: well being

New term of yoga classes in the city

The British Wheel of Yoga is the largest yoga membership organisation in the UK. We are committed to promoting a greater understanding of yoga and its safe practice through experience, education, study and training.

The British Wheel of Yoga is the largest yoga membership organisation in the UK. It is committed to promoting a greater understanding of yoga and its safe practice through experience, education, study and training.

On Wednesday, 30 April, the new term began for the beginner and intermediate yoga classes that I run at the City of London Community Education Centre.  I have been teaching in this context since September 2000.  Over the last 5 years, these courses have been managed by Hackney Community College.  If you would like to enhance your health and well-being and live or work close to or in the city, there are still a few places in the classes and you are welcome to join.  if you are interested, call 020 7332 3918 or 020 7608 2753 or email adulteducation@cityoflondon.gov.uk.

These classes are a fantastic opportunity to learn about yoga with an emphasis on bringing mindfulness to the practice to develop awareness, balance, flexibility and strength.  As a British Wheel of Yoga qualified teacher, I have experience and training in adapting the yoga practices to suit a broad range of age and ability.

New LinkedIn Group for Teachers of the Peace in a Frantic World course

"Finding Peace in a Frantic World - Teachers" is a new group on LinkedIn for those teaching the course.

“Finding Peace in a Frantic World – Teachers” is a new group on LinkedIn for those teaching the course.

There’s a new LInkedIn Group for those teaching the “Peace in a Frantic World” course.  It’s only been recently that I trained to run this programme and it’s good to be connected to others who’ve been trained to run it too… so we can offer each other support, advice, tips and suggestions.

This course is an 8-week programme developed by Mark Williams and Chris Cullen.  It’s based on the best-selling book, “Mindfulness: a guide to Finding Peace in A Frantic World”, which has sold nearly 200 000 copies and been translated into 19 different languages worldwide.

Samurai Shiatsu Practitioner Training for the first time in the UK

Svenja Schaper and Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke, founder of Samurai Shiatsu. who both ran the training course 11-13th April 2014, London.

Svenja Schaper and Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke, founder of Samurai Shiatsu. They ran the first UK Samurai Shiatsu Practitioner training course for qualified Shiatsu practitioners, 11-13th April 2014, London.

Following three days of intensive training with other qualified Shiatsu therapists, I’ve become a Samurai Shiatsu Practitioner.   It was inspirationally led by Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke, founder of the Samurai Shiatsu Programme, and Svenja Schaper, translator and UK co-ordinator.  We left feeling confident to deliver the School Samurai Programme to children and older adults. This well-structured programme has been delivered extensively in Germany and Austria and is also available in France, Switzerland, Hungary and the Netherlands.  This training was offered for the first time in the UK and if you would like information see the Samurai Shiatsu website or contact me.

What mindfulness can do for you

I was looking at the website for finding Peace in a Frantic World, and found this great page that outlines the main benefits of practising mindfulness in a simple way.  And another page with some recordings for those who may need them for practising.  I’m putting these on the Resources page, to pull together some of the useful websites that I’ve found.

Yoga for beginners

Since 1999, Dr Bernadette Carelse has been teaching yoga for the City of London Community Education Centre.

Since 1999, Dr Bernadette Carelse has been teaching yoga for the City of London Community Education Centre.

This term, I have been running two Yoga classes, one for Beginners and the other, Improvers.  It has been a real joy and reward to have these classes, as it gives an opportunity to focus on adapting the practices in more detail to meet the needs of those attending.  There will be a chance to enrol on the Summer class towards the end of the month. If you have little or no experience of yoga or have had some health concerns and need a gentle and supportive way to get back strength and mobility and would like more information about the Beginner’s class, please get in touch.  Warmly, Bernadette