Mind, Body and Wellbeing Classes

At The Old Rectory Clinic we believe in the importance of wellbeing for both mind and body. This can be achieved through guided, supportive classes which are suited to individual needs. We offer a wide selection of classes taught by our highly qualified and experienced instructors in a comfortable, safe space in which to explore the body and mind. These include Yoga, Pilates, Meditation and Sound Therapy. We offer both day time and evening classes to allow choice and flexibility.

We keep our classes deliberately small so we are able to provide an individual and tailored approach for all ages and abilities.

Meditation

The word meditation, is derived from two Latin words, meditari (to think or to exercise the mind) and mederi (to heal). Its Sanskrit derivation 'medha' means wisdom. Meditation is a precise technique for resting the mind and attaining a state of consciousness that is totally different from the normal waking state. It is the means for fathoming all the levels of ourselves and experiencing the centre of consciousness within. By engaging with a particular meditation practice one can learn the patterns and habits of one’s own mind. This practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being. With regular practise and patience these nourishing, focused states of mind can deepen into profoundly peaceful and energised states of mind.

Pilates

Pilates exercises helps to strengthen the muscles that support and stabilise the core postural muscles of your body to improve strength, general fitness and wellbeing. The exercises work by building strength from the inside out. Rebalancing posture, improving muscle tone, balance and joint mobility and bringing the body into correct alignment. Pilates has something to offer men and women of all ages, all abilities and fitness levels.

Sound Therapy

Sound therapy is a form of ancient holistic healing and there is a belief that every cell in our body has its own vibrational frequency.

Yoga Therapy

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are posture work (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) breathing, relaxation, working with sound, reflection and/or meditation. The practice originated in India about 5,000 years ago, and has been widely adapted in other countries in a variety of ways. Yoga has been described as a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance. There is much evidence to say that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains, depression, anxiety and stress.