LISTINGS: Yoga/Mind and Body Mar 31 - Apr 7

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YOGA/TAI CHI

Restorative Class: Rest & Relax, new slow-paced and restful class which will bring harmony and well-being to body and mind, Sheffield Yoga Centre Burgoyne Road, Tuesdays, 1.30pm to 2.45pm (£8 per class).

Yoga for Young People, free Iyengar Yoga taster session for young people aged 16-21 years old, open to anyone who would like to give yoga a try, Sheffield Yoga Centre (Walkley), Saturday, 11.30am to 12.30pm ( book with Carolyn, 0784 3384496 or email cusher84@gmail.com)..

Womens Only Yoga Class, 10-week course involving mind and soul destressing breathing practices, body strengthening exercises for inside and out, mind, body and soul relaxation and meditations, soul support with our present heart practice, Yoga Shala, London Road, Mondays, 8pm, starting early May (Nicola 07739490143/www.pregnantyogini@hotmail.com, www.pregnantyogini.com).

Pregnancy Yoga Classes, for 90 minutes to include exercises, birth breathing techniques, pelvic floor practices and relaxation, Yoga Shala Sheffield, London Road, Tuesdays, 6pm and 7.45pm, St Michaels School, Hathersage, Wednesdays, 6pm; Toddlers Yoga, Old Junior School, Southview Road, Sharrow, Tuesdays, 10am and Buddhist Centre, Walkley, Wednesdays, 2.15pm, Baby and Post Natal Yoga, Sharrow, Tuesdays, 11am and Wednesdays, 12.30pm (Nicola 07739490143/www.pregnantyogini@hotmail.com, www.pregnantyogini.com).

Ashtanga Yoga, 14-week courses, Sheffield Buddhist Centre, Howard Road, Walkley, Mondays, 6pm-7.10pm for all levels, Thursdays, beginners: 7.15-8:15pm Intermediate: 8.15-9.40pm (each £70 /£65, www.sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org, info@sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org, 2349994).

Hatha Yoga Course, 12 weeks all levels, Sheffield Buddhist Centre, Howard Road, Walkley, Mondays, 9.30am-10.30am (£60/ £55, www.sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org, info@sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org, 2349994).

Mother and Toddler Yoga Course, 11 weeks for all levels, Sheffield Buddhist Centre, Howard Road, Walkley, Wednesdays, 2.15pm-3pm (£55/ £50, www.sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org, info@sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org, 2349994).

Tai Chi Course, 13 weeks, for beginners, Sheffield Buddhist Centre, Howard Road, Walkley, Thursdays, 6pm-7.15pm (£65/ £55, www.sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org, info@sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org, 2349994).

Yoga Workshop for Beginners, Ways to Improve and Enjoy Shoulder Stand, Saturday, 10am-12.30pm (£16/£12, 07944 169238, www.sheffieldyogacentre.co.uk to book).

Yoga for Health, Polish Club, Ecclesall Road, Tuesdays, 8pm-9.30pm; Broomhill Methodist Church, Thursdays, 6pm-7.30pm, 7.45pm-9.15pm (2361585/ 07929 736966).

Sheffield Satyananda Yoga School, general yoga classes for beginners and Intermediate students, held in Walkley, Heeley and Foxhill; classes for coping with stress and anxiety held in S5 and S6; WEA classes held in Heeley; Pregnancy classes, Mother and Baby Classes in Walkley; tutors fully qualified with British Wheel of Yoga and Satyananda Yoga UK, Sheffield Satyananda Yoga School, Greenhow Street, Walkley (2338340, www.sheffieldyogaschool.co.uk).

Pregnancy Yoga. classes held at Yoga Shala Sheffield, London Road, Tuesdays, 6pm and 7.45pm (contact pregnantyogini@hotmail.com or Nicola on 07739491043, www.pregnantyogini.com).

New Yoga Class, incorporates a fusion of Iyengar Yoga which is specifically for muscle and body alignment mixed with mantra meditation to relax mind and soul, mats and equipment provided, open to students and non-students, University Drama Studio, Shearwood Road, Mondays, 6.15pm-7.30pm (contact Priya Bhandari of Gouranga Festivals on 07783186060 or email sheffield@krishnasoc.com to book a place).

Yoga at Pampered, starting with gentle yoga moving to more dynamic yoga with a complete relaxation at the end, beginners and experienced welcome, Mondays, 12.30pm-2pm (Shaura, 07758 826614).

Original Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan, school in Sheffield established more than 35 years combines leading edge clinical research into the effectiveness of Tai Chi practice for health, whilst retaining and preserving the extremely precise and perfectly synchronized detailed movements of the original forms, Kingfield Hall, Brincliffe Crescent, Nether Edge, Mondays and Thursdays, 7pm-8.30pm, Tuesdays, 7.15pm-8.45pm (come along to any of the classes at anytime, daytime classes also available, no set dress code, just comfortable clothes and training shoes (email drs.barrow@virgin.net, 2351188).

New Kundalini Yoga Class, starting Monday, beginners and experienced welcome, Valley Road, Meersbrook, 7pm-8.30pm (Shaura, 07758 826614).

Yoga (Hatha), 12-week Monday morning course, Sheffield Buddhist Centre, Howard Road, Walkley, 9.30am-10.30am (£60/ £55, www.sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org, info@sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org, 2349994).

Yoga Classes for ME/ CFS, gentle weekly session for people with ME, chronic fatigue syndrome and similar fatiguing conditions, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Millhouses, Fridays, 11.20am-1pm and Yoga Centre , Walkley, most Tuesdays, 1.30pm-3pm (no charge for classes but a suggested donation of £2 requested by the charity, 0845 5820112 between 11.00am and 4pm, www.sheffieldyogaforme.org.uk).

‘The Garden Room,’ Bradway, for yoga, fitness, wellbeing. Improve body awareness, posture and alignment, flexibility and muscle tone, small friendly classes, suitable for beginner / intermediate, various days and times available (Theresa: 07971 844079, theresakeats04@aol.com).

Pregnancy Yoga Classes, 90 minutes and including exercises, birth breathing techniques, pelvic floor practices and relaxation, Sharrow and Hathersage, various times, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays (Nicola, 07739490143, www.pregnantyogini.com).

Yoga Classes, Walkley, Mondays, 9.30am, Handsworth, Wednesdays, 9.45am, Hathersage, Wednesdays, 7.30pm, Walkley, Thursdays, 7.30pm for beginners, 8.35pm for intermediates, Sharrow, Sundays, 6pm (details, Nicola 07739490143, t www.yoga-sheffield.com).

Lee Style Tai Chi and Chi Kung, qualified instructor with the TCAA, suitable for all levels, beginners always welcome, Westways Primary School, Crookes, Mondays, 7.30pm to 9pm (Avril 2517217, info@sheffieldtaichi.co.uk, www.sheffieldtaichi.co.uk).

Valley Tai Chi Club, beginners welcome, The Venue, Stocksbridge, Monday, 7.30pm (2883150).

Yoga for Contentment - Santosha, small friendly classes in S8 and S10 (Wendy 2748276).

Hatha Yoga Class, gentle postures, flows and breathing techniques in small friendly group, suit all levels of fitness, registered Yoga Instructor, Old Sharrow School, Fridays, 10.30am -12. New beginners class, Scout Hut , Botanical Road, Mondays, 8pm-9.15pm (Helena 2209547 / gingerearth@msn.com).

Sheffield Yoga Centre, beginners classes in Iyengar Yoga, Mondays, 6.30pm, Wednesdays, 8pm, Thursdays, 6pm, and Sundays 10.30am (£1 for those on state benefits). General/ Intermediate classes also available, Burgoyne Road, Walkley (07944 169238/ 2346475).

Kundalini Yoga, technology to unite mind, body and spirit working with a combination of breath, movement and mantra, Pampered, Abbeydale Road, Wednesdays (Shaura, 07983 637760).

Chi Kung, all levels, Sheffield Buddhist Centre, Howard Road, Walkley, Mondays, 6pm -7pm (£60/ £50, www.fwbosheffield.org, info@fwbosheffield.org, 2349994).

Tai Chi, beginners onward, Sheffield Buddhist Centre, Howard Road, Walkley, Thursdays, 6pm -7.15pm (£50/ £40, www.fwbosheffield.org, info@fwbosheffield.org, 2349994).

White Crane Tai Chi, Beijing 24 style and Chi Kung, first lesson free, very friendly small group, Parish Centre, Dobcroft Road, Millhouses, Sundays, 4.30pm - 6pm (Barry 07801 430104, www.tai-chi-sheffield.co.uk).

Tai Chi and Qi Gong Classes, for beginners with Chinese trained instructor from the Wu Style Tai Chi Centre, Shanghai, instruction in an informal and friendly way by David Barrow Honorary Vice President of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain, no set dress code, just comfortable clothes and training shoes, Kingfield Hall, Brincliffe Crescent (off Psalter Lane), Mondays and Thursdays, 7pm-8.30m, Tuesdays, 7.15pm-8.45pm (waged £5.50, unwaged/student £4.50 per session, 2351188 or email drs.barrow@virgin.net).

Hatha Yoga, classic Hatha sequence for all levels to include pranayama (breathwork) and guided meditation as well as a combination of dynamic and static asanas (postures) with students encouraged to work to their own level, Sharrowvale Community Forum, Old Junior School, South View Road, Sharrow, Wednesdays, 7.30pm-9pm (£7 waged, £5 unwaged/student, 07830 475783).

Hatha Yoga Evening Classes, Wolfe Road Centre, Wolfe Road, Foxhill, Thursdays, 6pm -7.30pm (Pam Mathieson 07802 705380/Clair Liversidge, 2322055).

Ashtanga/Mysore Style Classes, Mysore style yoga class where you can do ‘self practice’ in the ashtanga tradition with qualified teachers to assist/help your progress, Yoga Shala on London Road, Sunday, 6pm-8pm (info@yogashalsheffield.com, 2508905).

Ancient Daoist Arts of Lishi, practise Tai Chi, Yoga, Qigong and Kungfu with experienced teacher Susan Gudjonsson, Croft House Settlement, Garden Street, Tuesdays, 7-9pm (07973 607852 or email smg6161@gmail.com).

Ancient Daoist Arts, discover the magic of the Dao through tai chi, yoga, qigong, kungfu and cultivate your chi for health and longevity, beginners welcome, Heeley Institute, Gleadless Road, Thursdays, 7pm-9pm (£5/ £4, Paul07972202419, email sheffield@lishi.org). .

Ashtanga Yoga, Sheffield Buddhist Centre, Howard Road, Walkley, all levels, Mondays, 9:30-10:30am; Mother & Baby, Mondays, 11am-12; beginners, Thursdays, 7.30pm-8.30pm); intermediate, Thursdays, 8.45pm-10pm (£60/ £55 for 12-week course, www.fwbosheffield.org, info@fwbosheffield.org, 2349994).

Easydance Yoga Classes, all welcome, Woodseats WMC, The Dale, Woodseats, Wednesdays, 8pm- 9.30pm (07905 162256, easydance@blueyonder.co.uk, www.easydance.co.uk).

Yoga on Tuesday Mornings in Sharrow, new class taught by physiotherapist and BWY trained teacher with combined 40 years experience, al welcome, including beginners (Lesley Dike, 07932 780098 or ldfunski@hotmail.com).

Yoga Classes, St Catherine`s Church, Richmond Road, Wednesdays, 6.30-8pm (Jayne, British Wheel of Yoga Teacher, equilibrium7@btinternet.com or 0790 4207868).

Yoga with Katie Bennett, Hatha yoga suitable for beginner, and intermediate level. Small friendly classes, Kenwood Park physiotherapy clinic and The Studio, Button Hill (Katie, 2304752).

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Classes, with Ali Madden, Mother of God Parish Centre, Abbeydale Road, Mondays, 6pm-7.30pm; Still Point Practice, Nether Edge, Wednesdays, 6.30pm-8pm (077517 94626, insideyoga-ali@blueyonder.co.uk).

Yoga for the Third Age, Mother of God Parish Centre, Abbeydale Road, Mondays, 10.30am-11.30am (Ally, 077517 94626, insideyoga-ali@blueyonder.co.uk).

Yoga Nature Sheffield, teaches yoga across the Sheffield area to a wide range of people (from three to 60+ years of age) using a combination of slow, deep, gentle movements, yoga postures, breathing techniques and relaxation to help awaken and revitalise the body (www.yoganaturesheffield.org.uk or contact Jo 07816 540261, jo@yoganaturesheffield.org.uk).

POPY (Positive Older People’s Yoga), classes include balance, flexibility, internal and external muscle strengthening exercises as well as breathing and relaxation techniques ...and tea/coffee and chat time, The Ark, Townhead Road, Dore, Monday, 1.30pm-3pm; Yoga Shala, London Road, Tuesday, 1pm-2.30pm (Nicola 07739490143).

Sharrow Yoga Class, by Canadian trained Vinyasa Yoga instructor Sarah, Sharrow Performance Space, Sitwell Road, part of Sharrow Infant School, Thursdays 6pm-7:15pm (07758 146130 or email katt@ecomail.org).

Yoga Classes in Hunters Bar Area, for beginners and improvers, all ages welcome, using postures and breathing exercises to improve one’s physical, mental and spiritual health, Endcliffe Methodist Church (side entrance), Ecclesall Road, Thursdays, 7pm - 8.30pm (£5/ £4, Eric Wilkinson, Registered Yoga Teacher, 2661933).

Yoga, St Peter’s Church, Reney Avenue, Greenhill, Wednesdays, 8pm-9.30pm; Christ Church, Nottingham Street, Pitsmoor, Thursdays, 6.30pm-7.30pm (2350610).

MIND AND BODY

Transformational Breathing, with Angela Leake, senior trainer in what is considered a powerful tool towards personal transformation, improved health, a stronger connection to spirit and your life purpose through learning to harness the power of your breath, Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield, Saturday and Sunday, 9.30am to 5pm (info and booking, Liz Hopkins, 2302255 or 07779 098991, email lizzihopkins@talktalk.net. http://transformationalbreath.co.uk).

Relaxation, Meditation and Positive Thinking Classes, Gyaltsabje Centre, Ecclesall Road, Wednesdays, 1pm - 2pm, Soup and Serenity, Thursdays 12 - 1pm, Evening Classes, Mondays and Thursdays, 7.30pm-9pm , everyone welcome (£3, www.meditateinsheffield.org.uk for term dates).

Buddhist Relaxation, Meditation and Positive Thinking Classes, everyone welcome, Quaker Meeting House, St James Street, Wednesdays 7pm - 8pm; Totley Library, Thursdays, 7.30pm - 8.30pm (£3 a class).

Food for Thought, relaxing meditation followed by three- course vegetarian dinner, Friday, April 8 (£10per head, call Gyaltsabje Centre 2661142).

Learn to Meditate in Half A Day, Gyaltsabje Centre Ecclesall Road, Sunday, April 10, 10am - 1pm (£10, 2661142).

Sheffield NHS Quit-Stop, come along to talk to a trained adviser about stopping smoking now, 39 Charles Street, open six days a week, including Wednesday late and Saturday mornings (0800 068 4490 for further information).

Lunch Time 30-minute Relaxation Class, learn how to breath away problems and find the clarity to help you cope with stress, everyone welcome, Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street, Mondays, 1pm-1.30pm (£2 a class, www.meditateinsheffield.org.uk).

Daisy Birthing (by Lazy Daisy), now available in Sheffield. Approved by FEDANT and completely unique in format, we combine active birth, breathing and hypnosis into weekly classes (kristina@lazydaisybirthing.co.uk).

Antenatal and Postnatal Pilates Classes, prepare for the birth and regain core strength after the birth. Helps strengthen abdominal, pelvic floor and back muscles., focus on posture, breathing, relaxation and co-ordination to give sense of well-being for mother and baby, The Stillpoint Practice, Nether Edge, Monday mornings (Caroline 0781 7220324, email caroline1north@btinternet.com).

New Pilates Classes in Fulwood, complete body-conditioning programme for a longer, leaner and toned physique - ideal to maintain and improve mobility, strength and flexibility, as well as improve posture and ease back pain, suitable for all ages, any fitness level, starting January. Classes also on Wednesday mornings in Dore (Caroline 0781 7220324, email caroline1north@btinternet.com).

Exercise For A Healthy Heart, Sheffield Coronary Society provides supervised exercise for people who have had a heart attack or have heart related conditions, Sheffield Hallam University Gymnasium, Broomgrove Road, Mondays, 7.30pm-8.45pm or The Source at Meadowhall, Meadowhall Way, Thursdays, 7.30pm-8.45pm (07946081224).

New Spirituality Study Group, exploring together practical ways of deepening our spiritual awareness and making life work at all levels. Friendly open discussion over books such as Conversations with God, The Power of Now and A Course in Miracles, Quaker Meeting House, St James Street, Tuesdays, 7.15pm (£2/£1.50 room hire contribution, no need to come to every session, Claire 2305397).

White Plum Sheffield Zen Group, Zen Buddhist meditation in the Soto and Rinzai traditions. Zazen, sutras, study and tea. Strengthen and maintain practice with a group. Beginners very welcome, Quaker Meeting House, St James Street, Tuesdays, 7.30-9.30pm ( Bob 2582729 or Mark 01246 82325 or enquiries@whiteplumzensheffield.org.uk; www.whiteplumzensheffield.org.uk).

Feldenkrais Method, weekly classes. Simple movements used to address the brain and nervous system provide a gentle and pleasant way to promote flexibility, balance, reduction of stress and enhance the overall quality of life, Ecclesall Parish Halls, Ringinglow Road, Wednesdays 6-7pm or Fridays 10.30- 11.30am (Joan 2681095 www.simplmoving.info ).

Reflexology, Reiki & Indian Head Massage, Bannerdale Complementary Clinic, Abbeydale Road, Monday-Saturday (2556255).

Women, Ageing and Archetypes, developing our inner strengths, looking at new possibilities and challenges, getting the best out of life as older women at series of workshops on Jungian archetypes, psychosynthesis and subpersonalities (free, Margaret 2746362).

Hypnosis sessions, with Janet Tomlin, qualified hypnotherapist, who is offering a free 15 minute discussion session at Wellforce Complimentary Medicine Centre, appointment necessary, contact details: 0114 2769500 / L1i2m3e@yahoo.com. Anxiety self help group. No Panic Sheffield self help groups for people with anxiety problems, Wednesdays 6.30pm-8.30pm, Thursdays 10am-12pm, in Heely Thursdays 1.30pm-3.30pm (details call 07505712381 or 07505712164 or email: nopanicsheffield@gmail.com).

Healing Clinic, Bannerdale Complementary Clinic, Abbeydale Road, last Sunday of the month, 6pm -8pm (by appointment only, Alison 07751794626).

Sheffield Samaritans, for confidential emotional support when things are getting on top of you or you need to talk (phone 2767277/ 0845 7909090 or email: jo@samaritans.org or drop in to 272 Queens Road between 10am-10pm when volunteers are available).

Fitness Sessions, for men and women at Abbeydale Tennis Club, you don’t have to be a tennis player to join in the fitness fun with born2move trainers Nina Hartley and Ali Crawford with sessions often including boxing and mainly devised to build up strength and stamina, ideal for a all round body workout, Mondays and Fridays, noon to 1pm (£4 per session, email ali@born2move.co.uk, 07940 729087, www. abbeydaletennisclub.com).

Natural Treatment for the Menopause with Oriental Medicine, highly effective treatment for menopausal symptoms of night sweats, difficulty sleeping, hot flushes and anxiety. Proven success without chemicals (Vivienne Outram, 2665550, hallamacupuncture.co.uk).

Meditation and Evolution, guided meditation followed by discussion Led by an experienced practitioner of Evolutionary Enlightenment. Near Endcliffe Park, Thursdays, 7.30pm to 9pm (EnlightenNext Sheffield, 2680312).

Women’s Health Physiotherapy, one-to-one, confidential treatment available for women of all ages suffering bladder leakage, bowels, pelvic floor or prolapse, Kenwood Park Clinic, Nether Edge (free initial consultation and advice, Maria 07708 410526).

Meditation, Sheffield Gaia House Sitting Group, peer-led approach, meets Quaker Meeting House, St James Street, first Tuesday of every month, 7.15pm-9pm (Heather 2638048 or sghsg2009@gmail.com).

New Year Resolution, worried about your drinking or drug use? Private, confidential medical help available at the Kenwood Park Clinic (0845-303-2662).

Nutritional Therapy, do you want to eat better for your health or lose weight without fad diets? (contact Penny Dembo to arrange free 15 minute consultation, 2556255, www.lifelong-nutrition.co.uk).

Relaxation, Meditation and positive thinking classes , Gyaltsabje Centre, Ecclesall Road, Hunters Bar, Wednesday, 1pm - 2pm, Soup and Serenity, Thursdays, 12-1pm, Evening Classes, Mondays and Thursdays, 7.30pm-9pm, everyone welcome (from £3, www.meditateinsheffield.org.uk for term dates).

Three-Class Introduction to the Art of Relaxation and Inner Peace, Totley Library, Thursdays, 7.30pm-8.30pm (£3 a class).

Skin Conditions, holistic help for eczema, psoriasis, acne, boils, dry or oily skin, dandruff, ulceration, cracked lips, broken or split nails etc (Skin Help, 2551345).

Fitness to Music, Work out Blast, Burton Street Project, Burton Street, Mondays, 7.15pm – 8pm (£3.50); Fitness Pilates, Wisewood Community Sports College, Ben Lane, Mondays, 6pm-6.45pm, six-weeks (£21); Aerotone, St Leonards Church, Herries Avenue, Tuesdays, 6.30pm-7.15pm (£3.50); Fitness Pilates, St Leonards Church, Wednesdays, 5.45 pm – 6.30pm, Salsacise, St Leonards Church, Wednesdays, 6.30pm-7.15 pm (£3.50) starting October 28; Salsacise, Wisewood Community sports College, Ben Lane, Thursdays, 6.15pm-7pm (www.fitness4u-lesley.com).

Psychotherapy and Counselling, available with HPC registered art therapist who is also trained in group analytic psychotherapy with over 20 years of clinical experience and supervisor status, S10, Collegiate Crescent, to be offered on Wednesday afternoons (07973 353964 or e-mail: S.Hogan@derby.ac.uk)

Counsellor/Psychotherapist Tony Henstock, now available at practices in Ecclesall and Hillsborough (www.therapymatters.co.uk)..

Thought-Provoking Experience, day workshop to discover crystal / pendulum dowsing, Chakra balancing, Reiki, tarot / angel card reading, a new way of thinking (Nikki on 07895897126, email thin-nik-ing@live.co.uk).

Angelic Reiki Course and Angel Healing Evenings in Nether Edge, opportunities to learn more about yourself, your strengths, develop your healing skills, intuition and connections with your angels, and how to work with them in your everyday life. Angel Healing Meditation Evenings, Tuesdays 7pm-9pm for 10 weeks (www.thebigchi.com, email dee@thebigchi.com, 07967 108024).

Reiki/Seichem Attunements, Reiki translates to Universal Life Energy and is known as Earth Energy, Seichem adds three other elements, training is a one day workshop with an evening follow up a month later, Pampered, Abbeydale Road (Shaura 07983 637760 or Sue 2507617).

British Military Fitness, ‘absolute beginner’ exercise classes specifically aimed at individuals who do little or no exercise and want to start getting fit but are scared to attend the gym or other fitness classes, Graves Park, Mondays, 7pm from next week.

DRU Meditation, Quaker Meeting House, Psalter Lane (details contact Wendy Faulknall on 287 3707 or email wendy@yogaforyourhealth).

Keep Fit and Make New Friends, activity session for the over 50s includes gentle exercise, lunch and then mixed games and activities, Paces Campus, High Green, every Friday, 11:30am to 2:15pm (£2 includes lunch).

S2 Running and Fitness Group, get fit, have fun and meet new people at weekly sessions delivered by a UK Athletics qualified running coach, all abilities welcome, Centre in the Park, Norfolk Heritage Park, Guildford Avenue, Tuesdays, 5.45pm- 6.45pm (£1 per week).

RODA, Relatives of Drug Abusers run weekly support sessions for family and friends of excessive drinkers as part of NHS Sheffield’s Better Outcomes for Patients project, Sheffield Alcohol Advisory Service, Abbeydale Road, Tuesdays, 7pm to 9pm (2314443 or email support_family@btconnect.com).

...and don’t forget your slippers,new informal peer group for qualified and trainee therapists to share ideas and experiences, interests, development and training in the field of counselling and psychotherapy, The Redlands Centre, Tapton House Road, Broomhill, first Saturday of the month, 10am - 12 (£7, places allocated on a first come first served basis, email info@therapymatters.co.uk).

Lose Weight, Gain Insight, ten-week course where you will learn new techniques and develop new skills to help you feel differently about the way you look, eat and exercise. Sessions will be run by experienced and qualified therapists, and will include nutritional and exercise advice, confidence building, hypnotherapy and assertiveness training.

Re-Shape, Re-Balance, Re-Think your Attitude to Wellness and Weight Loss, therapists Imogen Buxton, Joanne Moon and Anna Fretwell have combined their expertise and skills in Fitness & Nutrition, Acupuncture and Hypnotherapy and created a complete wellness package available in courses running through to July (contact Imogen.buxton@activeb.co.uk or Anna Fretwell 07776 241350).

Weight Loss with Emotional Freedom Technique, EFT offers practical help with identifying and resolving the root cause(s) of emotional eating that prevented earlier attempts to lose weight, courses at Wellforce Complementary Medicine Service (2769500, www.wellforce.co.uk) or one-one available in your own home (Lesley, 07542 556587).

Counselling, available at ...therapy* (www. therapymatters.co.uk , 2402315).

One-on-One Coaching Sessions, for positive change in busineess and personal life (Dorothy Betts on 07976308820 or email dbetz@aol.com).

Art Psychotherapy, one to one sessions of therapy which can help people with problems such as relationship difficulties, work, bereavement etc, with HPC-registered art psychotherapist, 17 years experience with NHS. No art skills are required (2295214).

Psychotherapy, can seriously enhance your well being and help you find the answers to the questions that you’re fed up of asking yourself, for professional, confidential support (07886255027, www.nlpsheffield.co.uk).

LFA T’ai Chi, health and relaxation course for beginners, Bowling Pavilion, Hillsborough Park, Thursdays, 7.30pm-8.30pm (Bill 01302 832766, bill51264@aol.com, www.lfataichi.com).

Stop, Relax, Unwind and Recharge, reflexology, Indian head massage, no hands massage, pregnancy massage, holistic health screening, hypnotherapy, NLP, reiki, yoga, meditation (details call Gail 250 7617).

Vertical Reflex Therapy, short weight-bearing treatments to the feet or hands for musculo-skeletal pain, headaches, digestive problems, leg cramps, jet lag and insomnia, ideal for sports people, office workers, or those with mobility problems, self-help treatments taught, Wellforce Complementary Medicine Service (2769500 or 07542 556587 for office or home visits).

Emotional Freedom Technique, tap on acupuncture points whilst focusing on a problem to help confidence, boost sports or academic performance, release fears, anxieties, help with chronic pain and weight or relationship issues, Wellforce Complementary Medicine Service (2769500 or Lesley on 07542 556587).

Reflexology, with IIR, MAR ex-nurse, Wellforce Complementary Medicine Service, mobile or hospital visits ( 2769500 or Lesley on 07542 556587).

Personal Counselling, for coping with life’s problems and creating a better future. Also Confidential Supervision for a wide range of professionals (Peter Bardsley 2586298 or peterbardsley@blueyonder.co.uk).

By Donation - Yogic and Reiki Healing, help for those suffering physical pain, such as back ache, headaches, arthritis, RSI and sports injuries or people with cancer, depression, anxiety and or who have suffered heartbreak; spiritual guidance also available. Sessions may last 30 min to one hour (Phil 2685839).

Understanding Our Deeper Experiences, with the help of the insights of Rudolf Steiner and our own. Sharing our experiences, for example, of nature, a work of art, love and friendship, can open us up to a transcendent world of possibilities, greater than what our ordinary senses and intellect encompass, 78, Cherry Tree Road, Nether Edge, Fridays, 7.30pm-9.30pm (voluntary contributions, 0797 4906421).

Thich Nhat Hanh, meditation group, meets Quaker Meeting House, first Wednesday of the month, 7.30pm-9.30pm (all welcome, 2687351).

Psychotherapy, can help you overcome your problems and enable you to form new approaches and behaviours that will bring about the changes that you want in your life (Lynn Holmes,0788 6255027).

Hypnosis, can help with stopping smoking and controlling food intake, as well as dealing with phobias, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and insomnia. Book a free 15 minute discussion session at Wellforce Complimentary Medicine Centre (2769500, or contact qualified hypnotherapist Janet Tomlin on L1i2m3e@yahoo.com).

Professional Courses in Beauty, Nails and Complementary Therapies, comprehensive range now running in Sheffield, Worksop and Chesterfield (www.therapycollege.co.uk or freephone 0800 046 1199 or 07850 578 762). Fully funded NVQs Levels 1 to 4 also available (subject to eligibility).

Pamper Experience, variety of treatments available, inc Tarot Readings, Indian Head Massage, Hair Treatments, Nails, Reflexology and Reiki, and many more. Customise your Experience to your own taste. All treatments delivered by fully qualified therapists. Centres in Sheffield, Worksop and Chesterfield (freephone 0800 046 1199 or 07850 578 762).

Tarot Workshops, courses available by fully experienced staff.(freephone 0800 046 1199 or 07850 578 762).

Counselling & Hypnotherapy, at …therapy*, The Redlands Centre, Tapton House Road, Broomhill (2402315, www.therapymatters.co.uk).

Power Plate Acceleration Training, sessions of 15-20 minutes are the equivalent of 60 minutes of conventional strenuous exercise and an easy low impact exercise programme which helps stimulate circulation and strengthen muscle tissue, perfect for MS, ME, sports rehabilitation and arthritis (2507617, info@pampered-studio.co.uk).

Holistic Life Coaching, Free Life Balance Session from Pure Positive Progression Holistic Life Coaching, discover Life / Work Balance Release limiting beliefs and realise your goals (Elaine Mitchell 2514224, 07730 604295, www.elainemitchell.co.uk).

Reiki Attunements Near Crystal Peaks, with Elaine Mitchell Reiki Master Teacher. Level 1 £70, Level 2 £75, Master Teacher Tuesday £130. All attunements include Workbook, Reiki Lineage, Reiki Relaxation Chakra Clearing CD, Lifetime Support and Mentoring (Elaine Mitchell 2514224, 07730 604295, www.elainemitchell.co.uk).

Neuro Linguistic Programming, applied psychology and a communication model that could increase your confidence and enhance your personal and professional life, Diploma course now available in Sheffield (www.nlpsheffield.co.uk).

Sufi Order of the West, meditation and Sufi practices, explore teachings which help you to life your life with meaning, purpose and fulfillment. Spiritual Counselling and Psychotherapy also available (Jamila 2554373).

Reiki Teaching and Healing One to One, Master/teacher James Clegg provides tailored learning techniques for accelerated spiritual growth on all levels (£30 per hour, 2010134 or 077942284089, energyevo@googlemail.com).

Power Plate Acceleration Training, offers the benefits of regular exercise - a toned body, better flexibility, improved circulation which helps reduce the appearance of cellulite, increases stamina and improves fitness and well-being. Each session is 15-20 minutes long, the equivalent of 60 minutes of conventional strenuous exercise. It’s an easy to use, low impact exercise programmed which helps stimulate circulation as well as strengthen muscle tissue. Perfect for MS, ME, sports rehabilitation and arthritis (2507617, info@pampered-studio.co.uk).

Dansacise Aerobics Class, all welcome, Woodseats WMC, The Dale, Woodseats, Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm (07905 162256, easydance@blueyonder.co.uk, www.easirobics.com).

Legs, Bums ‘n’ Tums Toning Class, Woodseats WMC, Thursdays, 5.30pm-6.30pm (contact as above).

Salsacise Aerobics Class, all welcome, Woodseats WMC, The Dale, Woodseats, Thursdays, 6.30pm-7.30pm (£3,contact as above).

Aerobics Classes, Unit 3, Batemoor Shops. Dyche Lane, Tuesdays, 7.30pm-8.30pm (£3, Mark 07905 162256, www.easydance.co.uk).

Sports and Massage Therapist, have your aches and pains eased away with treatments from Tracy @ Infirmary Road Chiropractic Clinic (2700600, tracy@remedialtherapy.net, 07986 855991).

Stress Management and Relaxation Classes, provided by Sure Health, Wolfe Road, Centre, Fox Hill, Tuesdays, 10.30am to 12 (£2.50, 2338340).

Train as a Stress Management Trainer, diploma courses by distance learning. Individual and organisational stress management training courses from The Stress Consultancy ( www.stressmanagementtrainingbiz.com, email info@stressmanagementtrainingbiz.com or 2306600).

For Women, looking to explore solutions to vulval and/or vaginal pain, small groups, six weekly sessions, run by qualified and experienced therapist and nurse near Hunters Bar (£20 per person per session, free private individual assessment prior to start of course, Carol Daniels 07773 844864 or carol@syntraworkshops.co.uk).

Feet First Reflexology Clinic, offering Reflexology for stress , backache, migraine, IBS etc.. and also qualified in Maternity Reflexology, now based in Lower Walkley (£30 for 45 min session, Cecile 2334043, mobile 07950916247).

Exercise for a Healthy Heart, Sheffield Coronary Society organise sessions run by professional instructors for those who have suffered a heart attack or other heart related condition and want to improve their health and well being, plus chance to meet others and see for themselves the benefits of exercise, Club Hallam Gymnasium, Sheffield Hallam University, Broomgrove Road (off Ecclesall Road), Mondays, 7.30pm - 9pm and The Source, Meadowhall, Meadowhall Way, Thursdays, 7.30pm - 8.45pm (Ben 07946081224, Aimee 07834604224).

Nordic Walking, work-out with poles that tones the whole body, burn off up to 20% more calories than ordinary walking using 90% of your muscles, great for neck, knee and shoulder problems; easy on the joints. Sociable and inexpensive exercise in Sheffield parks and the Peak District. For all ages and fitness levels (0781 7220324 or email caroline1north@btinternet.com for more information and to book a place).

Nordic Walking, aerobic exercise for your upper body while you walk regardless of fitness level or physical ability, small groups or one-to-one instruction, guided walks around Sheffield and the Peak District (peak.nordic@btinternet.com, Julie on 2322263 or 07985903186).

Nordic Walking, turns walking intowhole body exercise, suitable to most regardless of fitness level or ability. Instructed walks in Sheffield, Chesterfield and the Peak District, various times and locations, day and evening in classes, small groups and 1-1 instruction, poles supplied(Magnus Berntsson 07790 844107, www.magnusberntsson.com, info@magnusberntsson.com).

Energi Homeopathy for Better Health & Vitality, individually prescribed remedies for ailments. New clinics in S11 areas. Westfield/HSA approved. (Natalie Whitaker RSHom Registered Homeopath, www.sheffieldhomeopathy.co.uk, 2740251 or 07981 867034).

Clinical Hypnotherapy Service, Smoking Cessation and Weight Control group, SHARE Psychotherapy Centre, Wilkinson Street, Saturdays (07879858270 for further details and to book your place).

Don’t Suffer with IBS, Hypnotherapy can help by reducing your stress and allowing you to regain control. Contact Janet Tomlin, qualified hypnotherapist with a special interest in IBS, at Wellforce Clinic, Wilkinson Street (www.wellforce.co.uk, 2769500 for information or an appointment). Also available for stopping smoking, helping weight loss, and general relaxation.

Hypnotherapy, can help with many problems such as smokers not looking forward to standing out in the cold and wet of winter who could stop smoking , phobias which hold back enjoyment of life or being able to lose weight easily, effortlessly and comfortably (Mick Whincup at Wellforce 2769500 or 07958 185245).

Psychotherapy, can help overcome problems and bring about the changes you want for yourself and for your life (Lynn Holmes 0788 6255 027

NFSH Energy Healing, for relaxation and wellbeing, sessions of around 20 minutes of the natural complementary therapy which aims to bring all aspects of your mind, body and spirit into balance, Quaker Meeting House, St James Street, Thursdays, 6.30pm-9pm (suggested donation basis (suggested donation of £3 to cover room and running costs, Fiona 07732 675625).

Sheffield Healing Centre, spiritual healing, Friends Meeting House, St. James Street, Thursdays, 10am-12.30pm (2470482/ 2879705, www.sheffhealing.co.uk).

Complementary and Holistic Health Therapies, including Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Stone Massage, Pregnancy Massage, and Swedish Body Massage with professional, qualified and fully insured mobile therapist based in south Sheffield (Holly Smith, 2359032 or email holly.smith@talktalk.net).

Massage in Pregnancy, practical workshops demonstrating simple routines for massage and how aromatherapy can ease the discomforts of pregnancy, sessions by qualified holistic therapist in city centre location (Wellforce Complementary Medicine Service, 2769500, www.wellforce.co.uk).

Pre Natal - Tone, Stretch and Relaxation Class, led by experienced pre & post natal instructor, a gentle moving class with a warm up & stretch, followed by upper & lower body toning using resistance bands. All exercises are safe for each trimester & many adaptations are given depending on how you are feeling. Pelvic floor, stretching & relaxation finish the class leaving you feeling invigorated, Pure Pilates private studio in Nether Edge, Mondays, 6pm (www.sheffieldpilates.co.uk, Jeni Hancock 07899846805 or info@sheffieldpilates.co.uk).

Holistic Health Screening, Non Invasive Bioenergetic screening can help identify your body’s needs and indicate food intolerances, hormone imbalances, vitamin and mineral deficiencies and much more. Help is given with diet, nutritional needs and detoxification remedies. Wellforce Complementary Medicine, Wilkinson Street, Fridays (Lynne, 276 9500 for an appointment or visit http://www.wellforce.co.uk/health_screening.htm).

Temenos, offers Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling training courses at Diploma, Degree and Masters level (2580058).

Infertility, nutrition and lifestyle changes can have a profound affect on your chances of conception and having a healthy baby, find out more with Clare Shepherd, The Stillpoint Practice, Montgomery Road, Nether Edge (2586133).

Nutrition, making simple, achievable changes to your diet can positively help the body deal with both physical and emotional stress. To find out how you can improve your own health, whatever your problem, contact: Clare Shepherd, The Stillpoint Practice (2586133).

Learn to Meditate, simple method taught from a centuries-old tradition which arose in India, to take you beyond peace and calm to unity, Carterknowle/ Bannerdale Road area (2498873 or www.schoolofmeditation.org).

Metaphysical Therapy/ Practitioner, spiritual healing and counselling, holistic life coach, reflexology, New Age courses and workshops available, with Dr Glenn Gilmour (make an appointment or visit Wellbeing Books and Gifts, Infirmary Road, 2347726, www.drglenngilmour.com).

Pilates on the Reformer, new spring time class schedule out now, Breathe Pilates Studio, Clarkehouse Road, Broomhill (07860 777 100, www.breathe-pilates.co.uk).

Antenatal and Postnatal Pilates Classes, prepare for the birth and regain core strength afterwards; helps strengthen abdominal, pelvic floor and back muscles to support the pregnancy. Focus on posture, breathing, relaxation and co-ordination to give sense of well-being for mother and baby. The Stillpoint Practice, Nether Edge, Monday mornings (0781 7220324 or email caroline1north@btinternet.com for more information and to book a place).

Pilates Classes, with qualified Body Control Pilates Instructor, a complete body-conditioning programme for a longer, leaner and toned physique - ideal for anyone wanting to maintain and improve mobility, strength and flexibility. Improves posture and eases back pain. Suitable for all ages, any fitness level. Dore Old School, Wednesday mornings (0781 7220324 or email caroline1north@btinternet.com for more information and to book a place).

Pilates for Everyone, introductory dynamic course combining core muscle strength with mobility and flexibility, ideal for spinal problems or general body tone and fitness, run by state registered physiotherapist and Pilates instructor, Fitness Central, Thursdays 9.15am (2663620 or 2753755 to book a space or for further information).

Pilates Classes, run by state registered physiotherapist and APPI pilates instructor, new beginners and improvers classes for all ages starting this autumn term, Ecclesall Parish Church Hall (book early, 2663620).

Pilates, with trained instructor, beginners welcome, Hype Dance Academy, Leadmill Road, Tuesdays, 7.45 - 8.30pm (£4, Victoria 2706757 or email info@hypedance.org.uk, www.hypedance.org.uk).

Pure Pilates, help for bad back sufferers, improve posture, flexibility and strength, small groups and one-to-one courses available, with advanced practitioner Jeni Hancock (07899846805, www.sheffieldpilates.co.uk).

Pilates, with Ann Chester, Sheffield’s first body control Pilates instructor, one-to-one or small group classes (07900 003915).

Pilates Class for Over 60s, run by instructor Chris Marciniak to provide gentle but effective exercise for people who want to stay mobile and flexible, Ann Chester Pilates, Button Hill (07900 003915).

Pilates Classes, with Body Control Pilates qualified teacher, Beginners welcome, Sheffield city centre, Wednesdays 7-8pm Dore, Fridays 10.45-11.45am (Teresa Tinklin 2350826, email teresa.tinklin@btinternet.com, www.bodyhealthpilates.co.uk).

Modern Pilates, in Parson Cross and Malin Bridge, six-week courses, beginners welcome, qualified, insured and experienced instructor ( £30, Katie Warburton 07739 309658).

Energising Massage in Your Workplace, Magic Hands specialise in Japanese massage and come to your office and do 25 minute sessions of energising massage to reduce stress in the workplace (Maria 07919 222259, www.experiencemagichands.co.uk).

Freedom of Movement, explore at weekly sessions of Awareness Through Movement how the relationship between movement and the way of thinking, feeling and learning can enhance flexibility, co-ordination, easier breathing and overall well-being, Ecclesall Parish Halls, Ringinglow Road, Wednesdays, 6pm-7pm or Fridays, 10.30am-11.30am (Joan Winter, 2681095, www.simplymoving.info).

Back Pain and Migraine Clinic, with Sue Burgess, Beighton Lifestyle Centre, High Street, Beighton, Mondays, 2-6pm (2132160 or 2470576, www.lifestylebeighton.com).

Fitness/ Stomach Abs Workout, first part of class to target legs, bums, stomachs, second is circuit to target all areas, St Williams’s Church, Ecclesall Road, Tuesdays, 7.30pm (Philip 07765 627393).

Kinesiologist, specialising in trapped nerves, back ache and sciatica using gentle but effective techniques to release energy blockages in the body, same day emergency appointments available in Dronfield (Diane 01246 410737, 0784516 6809).

Salsacise & Dansacise Fun Aerobics Classes, all levels welcome, just pop in, Crookes SUFC Community Centre, Weston View (off Crookes Road), Tuesday, Salsacise, 5pm-6pm, Dansacise, 6pm-7pm (07905 162256, www.easirobics.com).

Fun Aerobics Class, all welcome, Hillsborough Park Arena, Middlewood Road, Thursdays, 1pm-2pm (07905 162256, www.easirobics.com).