What's on in May?
Welcome to May and another month of fun at Spark Life! If you haven't had a chance to visit us yet, now is the time. Why not try out our Class Pass? This gives you unlimited access for a week, to our regular timetabled classes, for just £5! Or, perhaps you're looking for something a little more personal? We have 1-2-1 personal training as well as personal training in a group of 4 in our Strong Woman Club; just get in touch if you'd like to find out more.
We cater for your whole wellbeing here at Spark Life and, as always, you can book your Reiki or Shammanic healing with our resident Mystic, Healer and Wise Woman, Helen, any time on our booking system. Plus, we have a whole host of spiritual events coming up throughout the month.
Sound Bath - Friday 12th May, 19:30 to 21:00, £15
A Sound Bath is a deeply relaxing, meditative experience which can take you on a journey of deep relaxation, healing and self discovery. Everything in the Universe, including our body, is composed of vibrations. Every organ and every cell in our body vibrates at a particular frequency. The vibrations of the Helen's Himilayan Singing Bowls will trigger deep healing within your own vibrational energies.
Sound Bath Benefits:
- Feelings of increased well-being and balance
- Reduces stress, anxiety and feelings of unease
- Brings a sense of release, calm and peace
- Remove energetic blockages
- Helps to ease physical ailments
- Decreases blood pressure
Franklin Method Workshop: ‘Happy, healthy Hips’ - Saturday 20th May, 11am to 12.30pm - £15
The ultimate goal of the Franklin Method is happy, healthy movement; by increasing the efficiency of movement, we can move with greater ease and less effort. One of the main ways we do this in Franklin Method classes, is to gain a better understanding of how our body is designed to move. This provides our brain with a clearer image and therefore, clearer information to use when communicating with our bodies, enabling the most efficient movement possible.
Benefits of using the Franklin Method
- Greater embodiment
- Increased connection to our bodies
- Better understanding and appreciation of how our bodies move
- More efficient movement
- Improved posture
- Supports better mental and physical health
- Happier movement and therefore happier living
- Transferable skills – can be used in other classes, exercises and movement practices.
This workshop is led by our experienced yoga teacher and Franklin Yoga facilitator, Laura. She holds a supportive and completely invitational space, where you are guided to explore this liberating practice at your own pace and in your own way.
Yoga For Beginners 6 Week Course - Starts 23rd May, 18:00 to 18:45, £55
If you are interested in starting Yoga, but would like a gentle introduction, then this is the course for you.
Join us for 6 weeks where you will learn about the background, ethics and history of Yoga and will explore some of the basics of Yoga including individual poses, how we put poses together into sequences, breathwork and meditation skills. We will explore some of the different types of Yoga which we offer at Spark Life including Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra.
Yoga at Spark Life is accessible for everyone and every body.
Strong Woman Club - New Session Time Added!
Love the idea of personal training WITH all the benefits of an amazing community of women?
Then you need Strong Woman Club! This is personal training but in a group with 3 other women. The benefits are that you get individual coaching, a progressive programme, a community of likeminded women, and - at £70 p/month - a lower cost than 1-2-1 with one of our amazing coaches.
Sign up now for:
- Thursday 5pm (currently running)
- Tuesdays 12.15pm (starting 6th June 2023)
We have just 4 spaces available for the Tuesday lunchtime Strong Woman Club so email: [email protected] to secure your spot!
Accessible Classes - Gentle Stretch and Move and Later Life Fitness
We like to do things differently and so all our classes are run with every body and everybody in mind. However, our accessible classes take this a step further. Whether it's the thought of moving that puts you off joining a class, the idea of being in an impersonal space with lots of other people, or the cost, these classes are designed to remove those barriers and get you moving your body in a way which feels good for you!
These classes are funded by our sister organisation, Spark Community so are either £3 or free; if you would like to donate to our Unincoporated Association to help us continue to make fitness more accessible for all, there is a link in the class descriptions when you sign up.
- Gentle Stretch and Move - Wednesdays 12.15 - 1pm - £3 per class
- Later Life Fitness - Wednesdays 2 - 2.45pm - £3 per class
- Craft and Chat - Thursdays 2-3pm - Free
Just turn up for:
- Heaton Park Walks - Mondays 1 - 2pm (Gate 13 Heaton Park) - Free
Community Fitness Wardrobe - Infant Street
As part of our continued desire to break down the barriers to moving your body, we have launched our Community Fitness Wardrobe.
Thanks to the donations of our members, we have a good collection of women's leggings, t-shirts, shorts, long sleeve tops and sports bras. These are free to all from the lobby area of our studio on Infant Street. No need to ask, just take what you need.
Want to donate? We are always looking for good quality, pre-loved clothes to add to our collection in ALL sizes. Please do stop by anytime and donate, take or swap any items!