Effortless Health and Fitness with Tai Chi? – www.threetreasurestaiji.co.uk
Is it really possible to get fit and healthy without the discomfort that usually accompanies exercise? Tai Chi requires students to practice in the most unhurried, gentle and relaxed way possible in order to gain maximum benefits. The unhurried and effortless movements are practiced with calm concentration making practice extremely pleasurable. In fact if the exercise is not comfortable and enjoyable you are probably doing something wrong.
Tai Chi is a weight bearing and moderate intensity cardiovascular exercise. Practice of Tai Chi can improve balance, reduce falls and increase leg strength. It also lowers stress hormones, enhances respiratory and immune function and promotes emotional well-being.
Dancing Divas & Dudes – www.stephsdivasanddudes.co.uk
Your little divas & dudes will be treated to an action packed weekly class of dancing and music.
As well as being tremendous fun, Dancing divas & dudes can help your child develop their sense of rhythm, co ordination and movement in addition to building their confidence.
Divas & Dudes welcomes both girls and boys in a friendly and stress-free atmosphere. My emphasis on fun when teaching dance is the key ingredient that makes it such a success with children.
Tina Jacobs – www.yogahenley.co.uk
Yoga is for everybody. Fit and unfit, flexible or not. Men and women of all ages. It doesn’t matter where you start from. Through yoga the body you have can learn to move more freely. Your breath helps that movement and becomes an anchor for a busy mind.
Jazz McLearie – www.yudanshakarate.co.uk
Buddist Monks, whose religion banned
them from using weapons, developed self-defence techniques using their hands and feet to protect themselves from robbers when travelling. This was so effective that other religious orders also developed self-defence techniques for themselves. One of these was the Shaolin Temple in China.
“Training deals not with an object, but with the human spirit and human emotions.” Bruce Lee
U3A is about active participation and was founded on the principle of mutuality. Members share the teaching/learning experience and benefit from the social interaction which arises from contact with like-minded people. This is of special value to those who wish to follow a more minority interest or for people coming new to the area.
We also value flexibility. U3A can very quickly respond to new ideas so that individuals who wish to offer leadership for an activity, or those who are seeking fellow-members to set up a group, can easily find each other. For example, we took part in a Riverside project by the Thames Valley Network. This brought together U3A members from Wokingham to West Oxford; over the past two years they have together experienced and studied the history, geography, natural history and beauty of the area.
We enjoy companionship through our monthly lunches and our coffee mornings. During the autumn/winter season the monthly lecture (on a variety of topics usually from external speakers) is also open to all members.
For more information please contact Penny Evans on 07901 67477