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Our health and lifestyle classes range from fitness and exercise to gardening, floristry, DIY, cooking and healthy living. We also run a series of personal development courses to help build your confidence and skills. At our classes you will meet new people, learn with them and improve your health and wellbeing. 96% of our students tell us that WEA classes improve their health and wellbeing, so come along, meet new people and get involved.

A Brief History of English Gardens View details

This course will explore the design and plants as the garden in Britain developed from the Roman villa garden through to the modern garden of today. The course aims to cover the following periods: medieval, Tudor, Dutch, English Landscape, Victorian, Dig for Victory and the modern outdoor garden. Along the way the students will assess design, period plants and famous garden designers.

Access to Services View details

Are you sure you know what benefits you are entitled to? Find out more about what's available. This is a course for people who want to know more about their entitlements and benefits. Over the ten week programme you will receive information and advice on claiming benefits and entitlements including housing benefit, working and child tax credits, job seeker's allowance (JSA), pension credit, universal credit, benefits for people who are sick or disabled, employment and support allowance (ESA), disability living allowance for children, personal independence payment, attendance allowance and income support.

Advanced Aromatheraphy View details

During the course you will learn how essential oils work and the benefits by blending a variety of oils to help with common ailments and skin types. You will have the opportunity to create your own products to suit your own individuality.

Advanced Yoga View details

Yoga is an ancient practice that aims to bring a sense of unity to the experience of the mind and body so that we can become more aware of who we are. There are many different styles of yoga, the yoga taught on this course falls under the broad banner of Hatha Yoga, which is a gentle and meditative form of yoga that is suitable for all. The course will cover basic principles of yoga through practice of posture work, breath work and relaxation. Particular attention will be given to the foundation of a posture, using the contact of the body with the ground to bring greater stability and strength to the yoga practice.

Aerobics View details

This course supports learners to develop their skills in Aerobics. Learners will be encouraged to recognise the benefits of regular practice of aerobics or fitness activities, to their physical and mental well-being. Learners will improve their coordination, balance, cardio, suppleness and strength through a variety of movements and exercises.

Afternoon Yoga for Everybody View details

The course is suitable for all ages, for beginners and those who already practise yoga. The practices will involve a wide range of techniques including body, breath, meditation, study and reflection.

Alternatives to Stress View details

The course will teach students to recognise triggers of stress and learn coping mechanisms and ways to reduce their stress levels. There will be introductions to different holistic therapies, and the chance to create/colour a mandala to use for home visualisation and a mood/visualisation board to help raise self-esteem. There will be the opportunity to try different relaxation skills and we will also look at how to boost confidence and raise self-esteem.

Anger and Irritability - Everyday Strategies View details

This course is for people who recognise that anger and irritability are adversely affecting their daily lives. It will explore the triggers, how they affect you and coping tools to reduce the impact anger has on your life and relationships. This course aims to build your confidence and self-esteem and to remove the stress caused by anger.

Aromatherapy for Health and Wellbeing View details

This course will build on a range of massage and relaxation techniques, to be perform and modified while working on each other. A variety of essential oils and mediums will be used to help improve one's health and well-being and build on previous knowledge and understanding.

Aromatherapy for Health and Wellbeing View details

This course will build on a range of massage and relaxation techniques, to be perform and modified while working on each other. A variety of essential oils and mediums will be used to help improve one's health and well-being and build on previous knowledge and understanding.