Yoga for Pelvic floor Health and Incontinence
It’s common for pelvic floor worries to cause anxiety through bladder or bowel control, lower back pain and other embarrassing symptoms.
Virginia Walker is a highly trained Yoga instructor and one of our longest-standing Goldster instructors with a raving fan club of members!
Aside from her usual Yoga class, she teaches a course specifically aimed at strengthening the pelvic floor and core and helps members understand this part of the anatomy, and skilfully guides them through exercises and poses that help remedy this issue.
“Pelvic floor issues are common, but they should NOT be normalised.” She says.
You can Join Virginia on Tuesdays at 4 pm or catch up with class recordings.
With a first-class honour in English from Oxford, Harry developed a passion for the art of poetry. “There’s something about poetry as a way of communicating your feelings that provides enough distance for you to hold the feelings up and look at them”, says Harry.
This six-week course will explore a variety of poetic forms and techniques, helping participants to hone their poetic voice and discover the joy of poetry writing. Classes will feature a series of exercises designed both to focus attention on different aspects of the craft whilst also providing the scope for participants to exercise their own creative intuition.
If you want to experience a safe and welcoming space to create, share and experience the power of poetry, then Harry provides it. Known for its therapeutic benefits, poetry can help articulate what ordinary language cannot and be the springboard towards healing.
Join Harry on Fridays at 2.30 pm
Dementia Prevention Course
Meet our superstar Health Coach, Susan Saunders, who specialises in healthy ageing and Dementia prevention. Susan spent years studying scientific data on healthy ageing, qualifying as an advanced health coach with the prestigious Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York.
She is one of the first people in the UK to qualify as a dementia prevention coach with the American neuroscientist Dr Dale Bredesen, author of The End of Alzheimer's.
Her determination to help people to age well stems from personal experience. She spent 12 years caring for her mum, who suffered from severe dementia. The heartbreaking experience led her to spend years studying healthy ageing and wanting to share her knowledge.
Improve Fine Motor Skills Through Art course
This seems like an art class, but it's so much more!
John studied classical realist painting at the angel Academy, Florence and the Paris Academy of Art, and his work has appeared in national exhibitions both in Britain and abroad and he has 15 years of experience in teaching.
John will guide you through a process of drawing tasks where you have an opportunity to exercise the coordination of a pencil or other art instruments.
Gradually with repeated use and the focus on a basic drawing task, there is a progressive formation of hand-to-eye muscle memory, over time, these gradual improvements are aimed at increasing your success with the development of fine motor skills.
Join John on Tuesdays at 1 pm
Fitness trainer, Fall Prevention Course
If you feel like you're lacking strength, slowing down and unstable on your feet, this is for you.
James Hilton is a highly dedicated and knowledgeable personal trainer. He understands the importance of staying at the forefront of exercise science and its ever-evolving developments. After leaving the corporate world and embarking on a life-changing trip around the world, James sought solace in being able to improve his mental well-being through exercise and rediscovered his happiness along with his passion for fitness.
His Confidence Through Movement course has helped 100’s of members gain strength and balance and to move more confidently through their day-to-day life.
You can join James on Tuesdays at 10 am.
Women's Wellness: Food, Body, Hormones Course
Cathy Houghton is our Health and Movement Coach to women from pre to post-menopause.
She helps women find peaceful eating, balanced well-being and energising movement. Her specialisms are - weight loss, disordered eating recovery and movement for menopausal wellness, and she runs a 6-week menopause coaching course aimed to bring you a holistic tool kit of strategies to help navigate through the menopause and beyond.
You can join Cathy on Wednesdays at 1 pm.