Circul8 for Wellbeing
Dancing is proven to be an excellent path to optimum physical and mental health. Filling your awareness with music and movement quietens rumination and is a stepping stone to mindfully inhabiting the present moment, while the simple structure provided by the Circul8 steps will enable even the shyest dancer to participate.
Circul8 for Wellbeing began as part of a series of mindfulness workshops in collaboration with Aldeburgh Music at Snape Maltings. I worked closely with the Operations Coordinator at Aldeburgh Music to formulate a workshop that would complement the existing offerings in arts and crafts, music and wellbeing, and delivered the workshops throughout the autumn of 2016. The Tack Room provided an intimate, characterful setting, and confirmed the role of circle dancing as a hugely relaxing and rejuvenating form of mindfulness practice. I aim to bring the benefits of Circul8 for Wellness to the people most in need of healing and comfort.
How it works
This class provides a gentle but stimulating opportunity for the residents or service users of your care home or mental health facility to build self-esteem by learning a new skill, as well as benefitting from contact time whose structure alleviates self-consciousness or social anxiety. Between 45 and 90 minutes is the best length for a class, as this gives time to gain confidence with the steps before putting them into practice with the music. Classes for your facility are priced at £30 per hour pro rata, although I may be able to arrange a concession for bulk bookings. It is very effective as a weekly, fortnightly or monthly class, as classes become incrementally more relaxing and sociable as participants develop familiarity with the steps.
Book classes today
I currently offer Circul8 for Wellbeing classes for care homes and mental health facilities, which are expertly crafted to promote positivity and confidence. I'm also delighted to offer free one-off training sessions, which equip staff with the skills needed to establish ongoing classes. Please get in touch to request a class in your facility.