Gentle Shintaido

This class is especially designed for people 40+, seniors, or in fact, anyone who would like to take up a regular gentle exercise program. Through gentle exercises, soft movements and meditation, we can activate the flow of ki (energy) within our bodies promoting health and inner peace. The class will begin with gentle warm-up and massage to release tension and soften our muscles.

Venue The Endowed School Upper Hall (next to Rodborough Parish Church), Walkley Hill, Rodborough, Stroud GL5 3TX [View on Google Maps]
Time 10:30am – 11:30am
Dates Block 1 (6 sessions): Thursday, 14th September to 19th October, 2017
Block 2 (6 sessions): Thursday, 9th November to 14th December, 2017
Cost Block of 6 sessions: £30.00
Single drop-in: £6.00 per session
Contact Nagako Cooper
Telephone 07906 586 674
Link Gentle Shintaido publicity poster

Lightwave Shintaido

Are you looking for a regular exercise programme in a warm and friendly atmosphere? Based upon simple but profound forms, Shintaido provides joyful and dynamic movements which are accessible to everyone, yet have deep effects on body, mind and spirit. Through individual and shared exercises, students can explore and deepen their communication and understanding skills as well as enhance their daily and artistic expression.

Venue Eastington Community Centre, Snakey Lane, Eastington, Glos. GL10 3AQ (close to M5 junction 13, exit to Stroud) [View on Google Maps]
Time Session A: 1:45pm — 2:45pm (warm up and basic practice – beginners welcome!)
Session B: 2:50pm — 3:45pm (application and further practice)
Dates Block 1 (6 sessions): Friday, 15th September to 20th October, 2017
Block 2 (6 sessions): Friday, 10th November to 15th December, 2017
Cost Block of 6 sessions:
Session A: £36.00 or £30.00 for BS members
Sessions A & B: £66.00 or £60.00 for BS members
Single drop-in:
Session A: £7.00, sessions A & B: £13.00
Instructors Nagako Cooper with monthly visit by Master Instructor Minagawa Sensei
Contact Nagako Cooper
Telephone 07906 586 674
Links Lightwave Shintaido brochure Autumn 2017
Lightwave Shintaido publicity poster

What is Shintaido?

What is Shintaido?

Shintaido is an avant garde system of body movement with roots going back to 1960s Japan. It is inclusive with an emphasis on developing a soft, open body.
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A selection of testimonials we have received from those that have practised Shintaido, their feelings and what effect it had on them.
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