Norwich Baby Massage Classes. Book your place here. New course dates coming soon.
This one hour class is ran by Norwich massage therapist and baby massage class instructor Kimberley Dawn Carpenter, an experienced therapist who loves teaching this beautiful nurturing skill to parents.
6 Week Course of Classes is £42. Places are limited, these are small, intimate classes so book early to avoid disappointment. 01603 631900.
Why baby massage?
Learning how to massage your baby is one of the most bonding, nurturing and beautiful skills you can acquire as a new Mum or Dad. Not only does it help you to achieve a closeness and enhance the bonding process, the simple to use massage techniques you will learn can also help to improve sleep and relieve any digestive discomfort.
Give your baby a deep understanding of what it feels like to be loved and learn a skill that will provide memories you will cherish for life.
Testimonials from Mums who have attended Kimberley’s Norwich baby massage classes:
Laura Nixon: (First time mum to a very active child!)
“My son was a lot calmer following his first massage and slept right through the night after each session! I now feel a lot more confident about massaging my son”.
Samantha Loughlin: (First time mum to Leah Nixon)
“I enjoyed baby massage sessions with Kimberley when my daughter was about 4/5 months old! She is a brilliant teacher, Leah loved it! Kimberley is very helpful and professional.”
To book your place on our baby massage courses, please call our Norwich reception on 01603 631900. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a Better Birthing Experience with Official Hypnobirthing Classes in Norwich.
Hypnobirthing course with Norwich and Norfolk’s Experienced Hypnobirthing Practitioner Jackie Heffer-Cooke, trained with the internationally acclaimed official Hypnobirthing Institute.
Class Start Dates (please book early as classes fill up quickly):
- Wednesday 10th July: 7pm – 9:30pm
- Saturday 20th July: 11am – 1.30pm – with Practitioner Kerry Dolan.
- Wednesday 4th September: 7pm – 9:30pm
- Wednesday 9th October: 7pm – 9.30pm
- Wednesday 20th November: 7pm – 9.30pm
The Saturday Hypnobirthing Course, starting in July for 5 weeks is with official Hypnobirthing Instructor Kerry Adams, more details here.
Contact reception for more details and future course dates.
Learn techniques to help you have a great and positive birth experience. Through specific breathing and deep relaxation exercises, HypnoBirthing leads you towards a calm and relaxed birth. Our aim is to make sure you enter birthing with a feeling of knowledge, control and empowerment so you can enjoy birthing your baby.
For more information on this Norwich hypnobirthing course or to book your place, call today 01603 631900. Places are limited.
Testimonials from just a few of Jackie’s hypnobirthing clients. Please enquire for more birth stories, or go to Jackie’s therapist page.
“I’ve practised yoga for years & had heard about the use of hypnotherapy in birthing so when I became pregnant was keen to find ways to help my body manage birthing in a natural way rather than falling into a clinical, medicalised process. From the first of the five classes with Jackie I felt greatly empowered that the knowledge I was gaining there would help me fulfil my wish.
Jackie is pragmatic, stressing the fact that flexibility is key, birth is unpredictable & sometimes things don’t go to plan, but always inspiring about the benefits of a positive, informed approach & relaxed body and mind. I feel no fear about the upcoming birth, I am determined to do all I can to empower my body to do it’s job naturally but remarkably I also feel more ready to face alternative outcomes if that should not be possible, knowing that I have the tools and peace of mind to adapt to whatever happens. I now look forward to this amazing, once in a lifetime experience. Suzanne
Thought I would drop you a line to let you know our beautiful baby boy, Rudy, was born on Friday 30th Nov at the MLBU. The birth was amazing and a totally different story to my first labour and birth. I attribute this in the main to hypnobirthing! The MLBU was amazing and we were only there 2 hours before Rudy was born. The staff there were fabulous and it was a wonderful place to give birth. I was able to go through the whole labour in a calm and focused manner, staying positive and not using any pain relief. I can honestly say that when I was in the pool and at the pushing stage I was so focused, I felt no pain at all. The birth breathing techniques we learnt made this part of the labour a totally empowering experience and so very different to last time. I felt in control of what was happening and not afraid. So thank you for everything – I got the birth I wanted and Rudy is such a chilled out, relaxed baby. He is amazing. Vicky Brooke
Our Norwich meditation classes are perfect as a weekly escape from the rush of everyday life, to enable you to relax, switch off and support better wellbeing. It is known that taking regular guided meditation and relaxation is proven to help the body’s state of wellbeing and can enable you to achieve better health everyday. Everyone could benefit from taking some time out from the busy-ness of life to refocus, to rebalance and to simply breathe deeply, gently calming the body and the mind. Experienced Wellbeing Coach Naomi Duffield provides a supportive environment to help anyone learn to meditate, with these relaxing classes.
On Mondays: 12:30 – 1:30pm. £7 per session.
What do the Norwich Meditation Classes involve?
When are the meditation classes held?
Based in Norwich’s city centre at The Orange Grove Clinic, these meditation classes are held every Monday at 12:30pm to 1:30pm. This is a drop in class, £7 per session. Spaces are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Call us now on 01603 631900 or go to our contact page.
The Artists Way: 12-week course for blasting through blocks and increasing creative flow in your life. With inspirational facilitator, Debs Hoy.
New Course Dates Coming Soon.
£100 Registration fee + £8 per week OR £180 if all paid in advance. To find out more about this course, read Debs Hoy’s blog about the course.
The Artists Way is a seminal text and workbook by Julia Cameron that is designed to take you on a personal journey to discover what prevents you from fulfilling your creative yearnings.
Cameron provides practical tasks and exercise to get your creativity flowing again and participants find they are able to enjoy indulgent and expressive moments doing creative actions they’ve always longed for, or never even realized they enjoy!
The benefits of following the course in a group (or cluster as Cameron calls them!) means you are not alone in this sometimes challenging but potentially transformational journey. You will have an anchor to help keep you with the pace of the weekly readings, and the group will swap experiences and ideas each week. There will be light weekly ‘check-ins’ but you will never be asked to share your personal writing with the group. Some weeks will focus on doing activities together and other times participants will work individually during the sessions. The course also provides time out from a busy life where you can just stop and create things!
Debs Hoy is a professional Fine Artist and facilitator who has nurtured children and adults through creative learning and creative recovery. She has taken part in the Artists Way in Philadelphia and facilitated an online cluster group of international participants. Debs has found that weekly group meetings are a successful way to undertake and complete the Artists Way.
In addition to weekly meetings, the course requires a commitment from each participant to work at home each day on writing ‘Morning Pages’ and to take yourself on one ‘Artist Date’ per week outside of class time.
Testimonials from Previous Course Participants
“Debs has encouraged me not to give up!!!! I’m doing the morning pages half the week, and I’ve completed my first painting in decades” GW, London
“I’ve been so busy creating, I haven’t had time for much else at all! It’s been like a tornado of creativity. So many of my usual blocks of perfectionism and procrastination have just fallen away. When I started The Artist’s Way, I remember wishing to be creatively prolific, motivated, and to just flow with ease and abundance, and I have been doing all of that and then some! It’s absolutely wonderful.” Lucy Patterson
“It really pays to spend time alone filling your inner creative self: I’m sure that’s the reason why I was up at 6am doing my morning pages, and I wrote twice as much as usual!” Lucinda Dunn
Places are limited on this course, so book early to avoid disappointment. Please contact reception on 01603 631900 or email@example.com
Labour Acupressure Classes are provided at The Orange Grove Clinic by childbirth specialist, Rebecca Geanty.
This 4 hour labour acupressure course runs over 2 weeks – new course dates Tuesday 15th October and Tuesday 22nd October 7pm – 9pm. £50 per couple.
These practical classes are designed to provide you and your partner with the tools to be able to administer a natural and effective source of labour pain relief, using acupressure. The birthing partner will discover how they can be of great use during the birthing process, supporting their loved one and helping to relieve any labour pain.
Testimonial from Previous Course:
“Doug and I attended your acupressure for labour workshop at OGC in September… we ended up having a very fast labour, from waters breaking with only medium strength contractions about an hour before to delivery about 45 mins later going pretty much straight into 2nd stage labour. Once things got started, contractions were very strong very fast!
Doug used the back pressure points and I used the hand/thumb point at the start of each of these contractions and had brilliant results! They instantly took the edge of, reducing ‘pain’ significantly. This then gave me the chance to get my breathing under control which I couldn’t do without the acupressure. We both were relieved and comforted to have something ‘to do’… We both wanted to say thank you and pass on our very positive experience! Please feel free to use any of this as a testimonial for any future courses, we would highly recommend it!” Amy and Doug (and baby Lily)
More about Your Acupressure Instructor: Rebecca Geanty
Rebecca Geanty specialises in pregnancy and childbirth acupuncture and has used these labour acupressure techniques whilst assisting women during childbirth, with a 30-40% reduction in pain. After witnessing these successful results, midwifes have asked Rebecca to attend this training programme, so that they can learn the techniques of labour acupressure themselves.
During the course Rebecca will take you through the main labour acupressure point locations and functions step by step for:
- Natural labour induction
- Pain relief and relaxation
- Re-starting contractions and failure to progress
- Helping to descend the baby through the birth canal
- Reducing bleeding
- Enhancing milk production
This course is suitable for both hospital, home and water births. Places are limited so please book early. £50 per couple.
The Circle of Security™: How to be A Great Parent with Child and Family Psychologist Jinnie Ooi BSc(Hons)(Psych) MSc(Psych) RPE
New Course Dates Coming Soon. 8 Week Course for £80. Express your interest today.
This course is being delivered across the globe with great success, empowering parents to bring up their children in a way that promotes emotional intelligence and feelings of security.
The Orange Grove Clinic in Norwich is proud to be hosting these new parenting classes, and this is the first time that Circle of Security ™ is being offered across the UK as a private class. The course is suitable for any parents with a wide age-range of children, particularly those with infants up to primary school aged children.
What is the Circle of Security™?
The Circle of Security™ is an internationally renowned parenting program developed in the United States. It is an evidence-based program that draws extensively upon The Attachment Theory and current affective neuroscience. It helps parents develop the skills to nurture securely attached children. These skills include:
- Observational skills of children’s developmental needs
- The ability to reflect and create positive dialogue
- Co-regulation of children’s emotions
Why secure attachment?
Research has shown that having a secure attachment is important for your child’s emotional, intellectual and social development. A secure parent-child relationship:
- Promotes the child’s curiosity and exploration of the environment
- Provides a conducive learning environment for the child and predicts future academic achievements
- Promotes children’s positive social behaviour, empathy and reduces aggression
- Encourages children to develop creativity and persistence in coping with challenges
Additionally, the advantages of a secure parent-child relationship will continue to be felt throughout your child’s life as it strengthens their ability to nurture a strong and supportive social network with people around them. Emotionally secure adults are more likely to form a stable and positive romantic relationship.
What the experts say about The Circle of Security parenting classes:
“The Circle of Security® is circling the globe as an intervention to help parents raise their children with love, warmth, and emotional intelligence.” J Siegel MD, Clinical Professor, UCLA
“The clinically effective Circle of Security® model is solidly based on the most recent advances in developmental neuroscience and attachment theory.” Allan N Schore PhD, Dept of Psychiatry and Biobehavioural Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine
Circle of Security™ Classes Leader in Norwich
Jinnie Ooi BSc(Hons)(Psych) MSc(Psych) RPE is a Child and Family Psychologist, and Circle of Security™ Registered Parenting Educator.
Jinnie is passionate about children’s social and emotional well-being, and empowering parents to develop healthy and nurturing parent-child interactions that develop positive behaviour for life.
She graduated with a BSc. (Hons) in Psychology from the most established psychology department in Malaysia, at HELP University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She then completed her MSc. in Child and Family Psychology at the University of East Anglia, specialising in the attachment theory on parent-child relationships.
In 2011, she was among the first group in the UK to train as a Parenting Educator for the Circle of Security™ Early Intervention Program.
She is also currently completing her PhD at UEA, researching how parents influence their children’s emotional well-being.
New pregnancy yoga classes in Norwich starting soon, with yoga teacher Sally McGregor. These are small classes with maximum 7 per class. To book your place please contact us today.
- Daytime Pregnancy Yoga Tuesdays 11am – 12:15pm – 6 weeks £50.
- Daytime Pregnancy Yoga Tuesdays 12:15pm – 1:15pm 6 weeks £50
- Evening Pregnancy Yoga Tuesdays 7:30pm – 8:45pm. 6 weeks £50.
- Evening Pregnancy Yoga Thursdays 5:45pm - 7:00pm – 6 weeks – £50. Starts Thursday January 10th 2013.
Pregnancy Yoga classes at our nurturing Norwich clinic are a time and space for women to gather together, enjoy deep relaxation, learn poses to relieve any pregnancy aches and pains and find encouragement that a positive birthing experience is possible. In this class, we use the breath to move, focus and relax. Plus it’s a lovely way to meet other pregnant women.
Classes fill up very quickly. To book your place on our pregnancy yoga course please call Norwich 01603 631900.
This is a small class of maximum 7, which gives you plenty of individual care and attention from our inspiring yoga teacher, Sally McGregor. Sally may also run other pregnancy courses at our Norwich clinic outside of the times stated above – please enquire for further details. Or go to our contact page.
Couples Massage Workshops with experienced massage therapist, Sam Quinton.
A romantic meal lasts one evening, red roses last a week… how about giving each other an everlasting gift of love? Our couples massage workshops are the perfect gift to your relationship, where you’ll learn the skills of how to massage from our experienced massage therapist, Samantha Quinton.
She will teach you all about which aromatherapy oils to use, introduce you to some aphrodisiac essences, and then take you through the techniques of how to give an endorphin flowing back, shoulder, neck and facial massage.
This is two hours of bliss and basic technique guaranteed to make your partner melt! Show your partner the romantic, yet nurturing ‘you’ and buy them a gift you can experience together.. which will last for a lifetime.
2 hour private workshops for £80 including oils to take home. Or you may like to have a couples massage or shared massage treatment. More details here.
Call us now on 01603 631900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can go to our contact page.
Vinyasa Yoga Classes in Norwich City Centre – new courses on Tuesdays at 9:30 – 10:45am. Or Intermediate Class on Thursdays at 7pm – 8pm. Places are limited, book early to secure your place.
Our Norwich Vinyasa yoga classes are taught by inspiring teacher, Sally McGregor. These are intimate yoga classes, with maximum 7 in each class, allowing for a more personal yoga class with one to one attention and individual development. Book early to avoid disappointment. 6 week course £42.
Sally’s classes are very popular, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. To book your place on our yoga classes call Norwich (01603) 631900 or you can email us.
Yoga is a calming, but strengthening exercise, with the focus on core stability and body alignment. Ideal for stress relief, toning and getting rid of aches and pains, it provides a focusing and calming of the mind, aided by emphasis on relaxation and breathing. Inspiring & atmospheric background music set the mood for our weekly yoga classes in Norwich city centre.
Call us on 01603 631900 to reserve your place on one of our yoga classes , or drop into our Norwich clinic or email us.
Norwich Qigong classes (also known as Chi Kung) are brought to the Orange Grove Clinic with experienced practitioner, Gary Moore MRSS. New classes starting in June.
What is Qigong and what do our Norwich classes involve?
The Chinese have studied the energy of the human body for thousands of years. Our bodies are filled with energy but often it gets blocked within us and so over time our vitality wanes. Chi kung offers unique exercises which “cultivate” or build up and release the dormant energy within us which in turn enables the body and the mind to achieve high levels of fitness. The exercises promote deeper and slower breathing improving the supply of oxygen to the heart and effectively, stimulate, exercise, cleanse and massage all the body’s internal systems.
According to Norwich teacher, Gary Moore, the beauty of Qigong is that you learn to fuse relaxation, alertness and exertion at the same time. Most of the energy cultivating exercises are performed while standing on the spot… it’s very much a case of “standing still to improve your fitness and general wellbeing!” This therefore makes Qigong accessible to most people.
Qigong classes can have profound effects on people’s energy, core strength and endurance and promote calmness and awareness. Within the class each person is in their own space, on their own journey, listening to their own bodies as they work. Competitiveness has no place here-it is redundant, as we tune into our own well-being.
More About Norwich Qigong Classe Teacher, Gary Moore
- Firstly a class for those who are completely new to Qigong or who need to gently increase their energies
- Secondly a more dynamic class for those who have some Qigong experience or feel that they already have a good degree of fitness.
Classes will run over 8 weeks and will begin in June. To register your interest and book your place in our Norwich Qigong classes, please contact the clinic on 01603 631900 or go to our contact page. Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment!
Gary also offers Tai chi Classes, which provide an extended form of Chi kung, “a moving meditation”. For more details on these classes please click here.