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SYSTEMA FOR HEALTH

Training for Mental, Emotional & Physical Wellbeing 

Each class is held on the first Tuesday of each month at Ampthilll Methodist Church, in the hall upstairs.  There are stairs leading straight to the hall and a lift too.

Anxiety and fear can be overwhelming and add stress to our days.  Life has been exceptionally challenging for everyone recently, so the aim of these classes is to help let go of the physical, emotional and mental effects of the tension which has built up.

Systema for Health classes place equal attention on improving mental, physical and emotional health.  It focuses on releasing anxiety, fear and tension by using a combination of movement and breathing exercises.  These may be made up of movements on the ground, movements whilst standing, walking, seated and occasionally using equipment like sticks, chairs, or the environment we train in, such as walls, stairs and trees, all whilst paying attention to our breath for deep relaxation and calmness.

The aim is to explore methods of releasing tension, calming the mind of overactive thoughts, relaxing the body and increasing mental resilience.

General class format:

  • Warm up: 5-10 minutes

  • Exercise and movement: 30 minutes

  • Breathing session: 10 minutes

  • Feedback session: 5-10 minutes

All ages and abilities are welcome.  £5 per class  7-8pm  

Payments can be made in the class by card or cash

The classes are relaxed, informal and friendly.  

Participants can train whilst keeping a distance from each other using solo exercises.  

Where there are partner drills, a safe distance can be kept during practise and masks can be worn throughout the evenings.

Class dates for 2022

January 4th, February 1st, March 1st, April 5th, May 3rd, June 7th, July 5th, August 2nd, September 6th, October 4th, November 1st, December 6th