Course Description

Course Description
Due to the current and evolving situation with Covid 19, the delivery methods of this course are subject to change. There may be times when the lessons will be held remotely, via live video calls, use of our Moodle area, private social media groups etc. By signing up to the course you are agreeing to this wide range of teaching and learning approaches; the lessons will be held in classrooms where this is usually the case, when it is safe to do so, and may be switched to online as the need arises.

This free course is designed specifically for those living with dementia and their carers. You can come along on the day, without signing up before. The class dates are,

13, 20, 27 September
4, 11, 18, October
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November
6, 13 December

Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese way of keeping well; the low impact full body movements are excellent for all age groups, all abilities and disabilities.
Prosp Description
You will learn:
• Diaphragmatic breathing for improved health
• Chi Kung and Tai Chi form movement to soft music
• Relaxation and meditation to mantras
• Improve balance
• De-stress

*Note that each learner will be set specific targets based on the above and their individual starting point.
Prosp Learn
if you have previous experiance of meditation Prosp Suitable
You should bring a bottle of water to every session. You should wear clothing that you feel comfortable in with plenty of room for movement. You should not wear any jewellery when exercising and long hair should be tied back. Please keep your tutor informed about any changes to your health (e.g. injuries, illnesses).

If you feel at all unwell during the class then please stop and inform your tutor.
Approximately 15mins of the first session will be used to assess your starting point through an Individual Learning Plan, which will be updated during and at the end of the course, and to complete a health and fitness status form.
We aim to make the learning experience as individual relevant to you as possible and these forms are one method that helps us to do this.

Please note: Learners will not be allowed access to classrooms without a member of staff being present.

Prosp Anything Else
There are no additional costs for this course. Prosp Additional Costs
Yoga courses should also be considered as a suitable exercise activity to try.

We also offer Mindfulness Meditation courses.

See the main directory for course details.

We offer Saturday courses – the mini-retreats, which include yoga, mindfulness and meditation.

For further course information please call 01634 33 8400.

If you wish to explore your learning, work or career options, you can speak to a fully trained nextstep advisor on 0800 100 900.
Prosp After
In order to get the most out of your course you will need to attend as many sessions as possible. We recommend at least 90%. If you do have a holiday booked during term time please let the tutor know in advance so that we can help you catch up on missed sessions and ensure that you still achieve the course outcomes. If you are unavoidably ill or unable to attend please contact 01634 338400 so that we can let your tutor know, and so they can send you any work you may have missed Prosp Attendance
2.00 hrs per session
17 session(s)