Yoga and Emotions uses a holistic approach to raise emotional awareness and to improve emotional management through the practice of yoga. Based on the ancient traditional Hatha yoga style originated in India, each class sets specific goals aimed to connect and balance your body and mind through the practice of asanas (yoga poses) and pranayamas (breathing techniques). The classes are slow paced and are constructed to improve: mind-body relationship and emotional wellbeing, the physical body such as posture, flexibility, balance and coordination.
Helping children with loss: The grief recovery method
This six-week programme is for parents and carers and will help you communicate with children in your care about losses they have experienced and those they might face in the future.
As a parent or a significant person in a child’s life you may be familiar with the feeling of not knowing what to say when questions are asked about sad and painful feelings. This could leave you struggling for the right words or actions to take. Whether your child is experiencing a bereavement, or other significant emotional loss – following divorce, house move, changing school, or being bullied – the Grief Recovery method will give you the tools to make a significant difference in their progress and well-being. The programme covers trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The programme is led by a certified grief recovery specialist, using techniques from the book ‘When Children Grieve’.
Stay and play
An opportunity for parents and carers to play with their children in a safe stimulating environment. You must stay on site with your children at all times.
You can leave your children in the expert care of our qualified childcare team. Places are limited and must be booked in advance (priority given to parents attending appointments or workshops). You will need to complete a creche booking form to register your child and will need to arrive at least 15 minutes before to allow time to settle your child.
Flourish: Arts and wellbeing taster workshops for parents
This is an extension to Flourish, a free arts programme running from Maxilla during the school holidays for families affected by Grenfell. ACAVA are holding three taster arts and wellbeing workshops for parents accessing services at The Curve over November and December.
In each workshop parents will be able to explore a different art medium: textiles, mosaics and printmaking.
During the session, you will have the opportunity to feedback and shape the arts timetable offer at The Curve for the rest of the academic year. All are welcome and no experience is necessary.
Flourish: Arts and wellbeing workshop 1
Screen-printing for all
Participants will have fun designing their own paper stencil and screen print this onto a tote bag to take away. No experience necessary, just drop-in and have a go.
Flourish: Arts and wellbeing workshop 2
Mosaics for all
Enjoy designing and making your own mosaic coaster or tile with artist Emily Fuller. No experience necessary.
Flourish: Arts and wellbeing workshop 3
Textiles for all – Batik
Join artist Aimee Parrott and have fun creating your own textile-based artwork. The technique of Batik uses wax and paint/dye to produce wonderful patterns and images. No experience necessary.