At The Alternative Healthcare, we hold regular weekday and weekend workshops in Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Cooking, Yoga, Pilates, Meditation and other healing modalities. Informing and educating about Ayurveda is one of our core beliefs and we regularly host informative and educational talks with Dr Mathew and other key members of the team.
If you would like more information on any of the workshops scheduled below, please call reception on 01444 474447 or email email@example.com
To book your place on a course or talk, visit our bookings page.
Arm Balance & Inversion Workshop
with Dr Shine Babu
Wednesday 25th April
1pm – 3.30pm
This workshop teaches students with an existing yoga practice, the expressive way arm balances and inversions can root down our trust as we rise up….be prepared to learn, move, sweat and fly! By working on the basics and refining your current inversion practice, this workshop will help you connect to your inner strength of foundation, learn techniques to lift safely and steadily. Some of the poses we will go over are crow pose, side pose, side crow, handstand, and forearm stand with a few other fun transitions too! Students will receive knowledge on their form, usage of props, usage of breath and will feel confident to try these poses again and again.
Date & Time:
Wednesday 25th April 2018
1:00 – 3.30 pm
Cost: £45 per person (includes herbal tea and detox juice)
Eligibility: All levels welcome, some basic knowledge of postures is recommended
Please book here or speak to reception on 01444 474447
Back Care Workshop
with Dr Shine Babu
Tuesday 24th April
2pm – 4pm
For yoga students with pain or injuries in the back, neck and shoulders, this 2 hour workshop is at a slower pace, focusing on core strength, posture, lengthening and decompressing the spine. Students are introduced to movements and poses that encourage alignment and promote freedom from pain. Delving into the practice of gentle forward folds, back bends and heart openers as well as poses and exercises for strengthening the deep stabilizer muscles of the back and core.
Date & Time:
Tuesday 24th April 2018
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Cost: £25 per person
Eligibility: Great for beginners as well as advanced practitioners.
Please book here or speak to reception on 01444 474447
Yoga Course for Beginners
Friday 2nd March – Friday 6th April inclusive
1pm – 2.30pm
Have you, or a friend, heard plenty of wonderful things about Yoga, yet to date not quite made it into a class? If so, would you feel a little more confident about venturing in if you knew that everyone in the class were a total beginner, like you?…
Participating in our 6 week beginners’ course will give you the knowledge you need to get a great head start on your yoga journey. The practice builds week by week, introducing you to the basics of yoga postures (asanas), sequencing, healthy alignment and breath techniques (pranayama). Instruction in meditation and relaxation techniques will also be given.
These classes will set you up for a great and rewarding practice and are open to men and women of all ages and fitness levels. On completion of the course you will have the experience, confidence and knowledge to attend any of The Alternative Healthcare’s Yoga Level 1 classes
Dates & Times
Fridays 12th January – 16th February 2017
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Cost £140 this includes 3 weeks of unlimited classes within the centre.
A 10% discount is available to senior citizens, registered unemployed and full time students. Available to purchase in centre only – proof of status is required.
No experience necessary
Community DETOX Month
Tuesday 27th February until Tuesday 27th March
Due to the overwhelming success of our first community detox in January, we are running another month-long detox starting on February 27th through to March 27th. The perfect way to prepare for the Easter holidays!
Here are a few comments from our very happy, 30 strong community of last month…
‘I understand so much more about detoxifying the body now, the month has been an incredible journey and sharing it with a wonderfully supportive community has been all the more powerful. The team at The Alternative Healthcare showed and shared their incredible knowledge, in a very structured format. My goal was to lose half a stone and to gain a few hours in the day, I achieved both of these things, I have so much more energy now! The goodie bag was amazing too 🙂 Thank you The Alternative Healthcare for an enlightening month’
‘The Detox was so much more than I expected it to be, I achieved far more than I expected to, the support each week from both the team and the community was very helpful and motivating.’
‘The programme gave far more than I expected. It was so informative, educational, fun, inclusive and supportive. The community aspect helped in so many ways. I am looking forward to the next Detox! Thank you to everyone involved.’
‘Each week of the Detox has been so interesting and inspiring. It was so much more than I expected. I am very pleased with the results I achieved and hope to carry on. I particularly liked the meals we were preparing, the drinks and cooking demos at the meetings, the informative handouts each week and the community aspect to it. I’ve really looked forward to my ‘detox time’ everyone has been so supportive. I’ve gained much knowledge and find this subject of Ayurveda really interesting and rewarding.’
‘This was an excellent, well developed and progressive structured programme.I was nervous at first, but that was soon relieved at the first meeting, the community spirit was one of the aspects I liked the most as well as all the Doctor’s advice’
‘The support and advice exceeding expectations. We received more products in our goodie bag than expected, a nice surprise! I now feel energized, lighter and much cleaner. I feel in control and positive. I loved how everyone shared their progress each week. I liked the weekly guidance and motivation, the cooking demos and recipe ideas and introducing daily rituals. This has been exactly what I was looking for and needed. I am so happy with the results and to feel more in control of my health, which gives me a good base to build on. I will be continuing yoga with Shine and be visiting the Dr.’
‘My weightloss far exceeded my expectations, I feel energized, my skin is clear, the stiffness in hands has gone, my circulation is better. The programme was so much more than I expected it to be. I loved the cooking demos, the detox yoga and using herbs and the daily cleansing routine. The community Facebook page was really useful. It really helped to go through the detox with others. This month has been a real learning curve. I have been shown how to improve my lifestyle in many ways which I hope I will continue. My health has improved. I feel more energetic and my skin has cleared up. Thank you so much to all who were involved in this detox month.’
Why Detox? People detox for a number of different reasons. Perhaps it’s to lose a few pounds put on over the silly season, or to give the body a break after a period of excessive consumption, or to kickstart the organs to perform better, or just starting the year in the healthiest way possible. Performing a detox once a year is an excellent way to stay healthy, we see this as preventative medicine, as you clear your body out of toxins, ensuring a healthier body throughout the year. You will also pick up some very good, healthy habits to enhance your health.
WHAT DO YOU GET FOR YOUR £119?
Each attendee will be asked to complete a form prior to starting the detox, so we can find out your goals and what you want to achieve during the month. It will also be personalised from an Ayurvedic point of view as some people really need to be careful when detoxing.
– You will receive a personalised plan for the month. This programme will have your goals but also your body type in mind.
– A personalised Detox Box worth £75. This includes Coconut Oil, Sesame Oil, Castor Oil, Triphala, personalised ayurvedic spice mix for cooking, Chai mix, Tumeric golden milk mix, tongue scraper and bath salts.
– There will be 5 weekly get together meetings on Tuesdays at 7-8pm. During these meetings, we will guide, support, mentor, monitor and educate to achieve success! We will also include short cooking demonstrations to makes things simple.
– There will be a weekly detox yoga / meditation class on a Tuesday.
– There will be a 20% discount voucher for any Ayurvedic Treatments, Dr appointments, Beauty treatments, cafe and class passes during the month of the detox
Cost: £119 per person
Spaces limited, please do book here to avoid disappointment.
Please book here or speak to reception on 01444 474447.