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British Sign Language and Deaf Awareness
'Don't Shout Out' is a local company who run
British Sign Language courses and Deaf Awareness workshops.
They currently use Grove Wood Primary School during term time for two of their
classes. If you would like more information on the courses and details of enrolment, please contact Carol Cook on 07963 742331 or
More information can also be found on their
Weekly meditation classes
Classes include guided meditations so that you can learn how to meditate correctly, and advice on how to apply meditation in daily life to achieve inner peace and happiness.
Attending the classes
The classes are organised as short courses, usually 3, 4 or 5 weeks long. You can attend the whole course or simply drop in whenever you can as each class is self-contained, or you can just come along to try a session. You do not need to book in advance. The classes are run on most Thursdays 7:30pm to 9pm at the school. You can check the course dates on our website www.meditateinhertsandessex.org, or if you would like more information or help, please contact us on 01992 571354 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to expect at a meditation class
The weekly meditation classes are suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators. Everyone is welcome. We meditate sitting on chairs to ensure that everyone is comfortable. There is no physical exercise involved. The general structure of the class is as follows:
· Guided meditation on how to develop inner peace
· Teaching on how to solve daily problems and keep a happy mind
· Another meditation or questions & answers
After the class everyone is welcome to stay for light refreshments.
TAI CHI at Grove Wood Primary School
Tai Chi takes place on Wednesday evenings
Taoist Tai Chi is regularly described as moving meditation, the turning and stretching in each of the movements contributes to better balance and posture, increased strength and flexibility, also a calmness and peace of mind.
Many conditions have shown to improve with the regular practice of this art, including high blood pressure, arthritis, back pain, low spirits, joint immobility, respiratory problems, digestive disorders, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, long term consequences of trauma or stroke, ageing, fibromyalgia and more…
For more information call 07816 790016
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