Health and wellbeing
Health and wellbeing is a precious thing to maintain in our hectic and fast-paced lives. Invest in yours now by exploring our courses.
Benefits of health and wellbeing courses
Health and wellbeing is a precious thing to maintain in our hectic and fast-paced lives. Invest in yours now by exploring our courses. Our courses could make a big difference to your wellbeing, especially if you are:
- Feeling isolated and alone
- Retired and trying to keep active
- Trying to balance family and work life
- Stressed out by your job or not finding one
Our health and wellbeing courses
Research by the New Economics Foundation has identified five steps to wellbeing – connecting, staying active, taking notice, learning and giving. With our courses you can give all five a go.
- Chair-based yoga
- Mindful meditation
- Raising confidence and self-esteem
- Personal development
Read what our learners say
“As a male in his early sixties, I took little notice of my health until I was diagnosed with an irregular heart rhythm and high blood pressure. I was put on medication and had heart procedures.
I was advised to improve my general health. I tried enrolling in a gym, jogging and yoga. I soon got bored with the gym while jogging and yoga were too demanding on my knees. I then heard about pilates and have been going regularly to classes. The emphasis on listening to your body and developing natural balance, core strengths and improved flexibility has been of great benefit. I think it has helped reduce the amount of medication I take.
The tutor is very attentive and advises on carrying out the exercise correctly. The ladies in the class are kind to me being the only male. I hope to continue with pilates for many years.”
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Whether your ambition is to prepare for work, develop new skills or get a better job, we have a course for you.
Tell us about your experience
Meet Joyce Power
“Having been introduced to yoga over 50 years ago as a young child and realising its benefits at a young age in overcoming anxiety and poor health, I have studied yoga through most of my life. As an adult, I studied psychology at university and undertook a postgraduate primary school teaching qualification with the intention of teaching yoga to others. I trained with the British Wheel of Yoga over 30 years ago and have taught yoga in a mindful way since then in various settings – women’s groups in Africa; adult education centres in the London boroughs of Harrow, Ealing, Hillingdon and Brent; mental health community centres; a secure unit; a drug and alcoholic unit; on a medical camp in Kazakhstan.
I have also been involved in yoga research studies on diabetes and back pain as a yoga therapist. I have run value-based fun activity camps, teaching human values and meditation to children in schools. I have studied under various yoga masters and continue to do so now. I have also trained to teach mindfulness to children and have done the mindfulness-based cognitive therapy course for depression.”