Laughter Yoga Sat Jan 13 2024 at 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
132 Aigburth Road
Laughter Yoga is the practice of spontaneous laughter, where you can laugh for absolutely no reason at all, without having to rely on humour or jokes!
Using a combination of deep breathing and playful exercises, we tap into the wellspring of joy available to us all and use the power of laughter to heal ourselves.
Laughter has so many healing benefits, not least that it helps to reduce stress and releases feel-good endorphins in the body. It also boosts your immune system to fight off illness and can help you to create a more positive outlook in your life.
Scientific evidence tells us that the body cannot tell the difference between real laughter and fake laughter - we get the same health benefits from both! And so laughter yoga gets us laughing, which may begin as pretend laughter but very often soon turns into real laughter!
Laughter increases oxygen levels in the brain and body, helping us to feel refreshed, motivated and focussed. Laughing often also make us more resilient in life, able to respond more effectively to life's ups and downs.
The practice of Laughter Yoga was conceived by Dr Madan Kataria in 1995, starting with just five people in a park. The movement has now spread to over one hundred countries, with 10,000 regular laughter clubs worldwide!
Laughter is universal and it helps to connect us all, regardless of our different backgrounds. And when we laugh together in laughter yoga, we share the joy that we've evoked through the playful exercises. Be warned - other people's laughter can be very contagious indeed!
To get the full health benefits of laughter, we need to be laughing for at least 10-15 minutes per day. As it is not socially acceptible to laugh for such an extended period (nor laugh without reason!), coming to a laughter club provides you with a safe and non-judgmental space in which you can do this.
Join Nick as he facilitates these playful exercises that prompt you to laugh. Laughing for no reason is now a daily way of life for Nick and he wants to share the healing power of laughter with you!
Ho! Ho! Ha! Ha! Ha!
This event will take place at Rosie's Loft, 132 Aigburth Road - the entrance to the venue is accessed via the gate next to 4 Allington Street.
Pass through this gate and walk along along the alleyway until you find a small yard. In this yard, you will see a flight of stairs leading up to the loft space.
If you have any issues with finding the venue, then please contact Nick on 07584906623.
The charge for the event is £8 - if you want to secure your place, then you can do so via this link:
John Moores Painting Prize Talk: Emma Roche
Sat Jan 13 2024 at 02:00 pm
Walker Art Gallery
Join us for this talk on gallery to explore the themes surrounding the painting selected as the Lady Grantchester prize winner 'Hurl', led by Emma Roche.
"These works are primarily concerned with the mechanics and history of painting and are motivated by abstraction and experimentation. Images in the work often indicate liquids such as tears and bodily excretions. I am drawn toward the molten qualities of paint and how it is mimetic of these corporeal liquids.
The process is slow. I make long lines of acrylic paint, extruded through a syringe and then lay them out to dry. Once dry, they are peeled off and used as if wool or thread - the paint strands are literally knitted together (with knitting needles) to make the painting. Preliminary drawings on gridded paper are used as craft charts to work from - each square represents a stitch to build the image. Physically questioning the ‘gesture’ through this purposefully irreverent and ridiculous use of materials and subverting the heroic history of painting is also of interest.This process corresponds to the humdrum of daily repetitiveness and physically records and stores time."
Tickets for this talk are £5 and include entry to the exhibition.
Profound new wellness in the park: from anxiety to calm with Breathwalk
Sun Jan 14 2024 at 10:00 am to 11:00 am
13 Aigburth Dr, 13 Aigburth Drive
I am very excited to invite you to the new series of Breathwalk in the park. Join me Sunday 14 January for this new experience.Breathwalk is simple, natural, and effective. Once you know how to choose and do a breathing pattern as ou will have an immediate path o physical and mental fitness. Gurucharan Singh.
What is breathwalk? The foundation of Breathwalk is walking, but it's not just ordinary walking. Breathwalk is the science of combining specific patterns of breathing synchronised with your walking steps and enhanced with the art of directed, meditative attention. Breathwalk programs are aimed at producing specific effects to revitalise body, mind, and spirit.
How does it work?
The practice of Breathwalk typically involves 5 steps:
Step 1: Awaken: It is a brief warm-up that stretches your body, increases circulation and stimulates aerobic conditioning.
Step 2: Align: it begins with a stroll to establish a comfortable pace and properly align your movement. Good posture is key to a positive walking experience.
Step 3: Vitalize It is the central step where you build stamina, reserve energy, and healing. It involves simple rhythmic arm movements, hand gestures (mudras) coordinated with the breath and walking pace, enhancing the overall experience.
Step 4: Balance: We create balance by opening our senses, shifting the focus of out attention, and doing a few fluid movements to stretch. This helps to balance both your muscles and your mind.
Step 5 Integrate: This final step involve the practise of Innerwalks to help you to consolidate and integrate the changes from your Breathwalk .Innerwalks guide the senses not just to open, but to break old patterns and to gain new ones.
This practice is a breath of fresh air that can change your life for the better every time you take a step.
Benefits: Breathwalk offers a range of potential benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, reduced stress and anxiety, enhanced mental clarity, increased lung capacity, better mood, and an overall sense of well-being.
It is accessible to people of different fitness levels and backgrounds.
Breathwalk instructor Gurudham Kaur PhD
Where: Sefton Park (Lark Lane side entrance, in front of the Sefton Park coffe shop )
Investment: introductory offer £ 8 (usually £12).
YinYan Band - ukulele crash courses & live music
Tue Jan 16 2024 at 05:15 pm to 07:45 pm
12 Tithebarn Street, Liverpool, L2 2DT
Like music, being happy, learning a new skill & meeting lovely people? Do our ukulele crash course and/or enjoy unique musical performances!
YinYan Band jams give you the skills & confidence to start making joyful music as part of a friendly & welcoming collective. You don't need any musical experience or talent - we promise you will be playing songs you love within an hour of picking up a ukulele for the very first time! Bring an instrument or borrow one of ours - in addition to loads of great starter-ukuleles we have a triangle, maracas & more. It's going to be fun, friendly & joyous!
We love beginners with zero experience or previous skills, don't worry if you haven't got a clue what you're doing - you'll be in good company and welcomed into our community with open arms! The people who have done our 'ukulele crash courses' felt 95% better afterwards - how good will you feel?!
After the ukulele crash course (5.30-6.30pm) we'll see where the YinYan Band jam takes us with no fixed agenda...we can try tunes beyond our beginner songbook, open mic, perhaps even come up with new music - we've got tunes that need lyrics so poets & writers, movers & shakers welcome. And if you want to sit back and just watch you're welcome too.
Tempest is on Tithebarn Street (opposite Bixteth Street, Liverpool), this session takes place in the ground floor lobby - to the left of the the bar/cafe, "Tempest on Tithebarn", where you can order food & drink if you like.
YinYan’s mission is to open doors that give people the tools & confidence to improve their mental & physical wellbeing with activities proven to improve health as part of our friendly & welcoming community. We provide classes in Yoga, Pilates, Art, Music & more - we are a non-profit Community Interest Company and any money we make has to be used to help people feel good - you do not have to pay to enjoy this event but if you would like to make a donation to support what we do and help cover the cost of materials etc then you can do so at the event.
Big Bike Revival: Dr Bike Sefton Park (near eros statue / cafe) 10am - 12pm
Sat Jan 20 2024 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Oasis in the Park, Oasis Cafe, Liverpool
Come for a FREE New Year Bicycle Health Check sponsored by Cycling UK!
By signing up to the event you agree for us to pass on your name and email to Cycling UK so they can apply for more funding and offer YOU more FREE events such as this!
We will do an "M" check on your bicycle and fix anything we are able to with the tools and equipment we have.
Belly Dance Five Week Course With Ishtar Learn Sensual Movement
Tue Jan 30 2024 at 06:30 pm to 07:30 pm
The Arts Bar, Hope Street, Liverpool
Belly dance classes for all shapes, sizes, and types of people. Complete beginners welcome.
All levels class. Complete beginners welcome.
This course will focus on emotional and creative expression, improved flexibility and improvisation.
The class is designed to boost confidence and to change the minds state through the body.
The price is for five weeks every Tuesday @ the Arts Bar 6.30 pm-7.30 pm.
Connect with others in a safe and inclusive space and receive high-quality tuition from an experienced and qualified professional dancer/teacher.
Belly dance is an ancient dance form used for performance, but also for personal growth and improved health and fitness. This dance has traditionally been practised by people of all ages, shapes and sizes.
Social and performance opportunities for those who want them.
£40 for the six week course.
More opportunities coming soon!