Gentle Shintaido

Kenko Taiso or Healthy Exercise: energy and relaxation!

Kenko Taiso is a comprehensive series of movements which can be practised by anyone, of whatever age or level of activity. Done standing or sitting on a chair they are based on traditional oriental perceptions of health, expanding and relaxing the body and mind, and can be meditative or vigorous depending on one’ s mood and state. People feel energised and calm, and often experience a sense of joy and well being during the class.
The movements are not difficult to learn. Some are done with a partner, some are done with sound, giving the opportunity to express ourselves with voice, and all can easily be practised at home.

These movements come from the Japanese movement art Shintaido, meaning New Body Way. All the main principles and practices of Shintaido have been distilled into Kenko Taiso.

Venue The Endowed School Upper Hall
 (next to Rodborough Parish Church),
 Walkley Hill, Rodborough, Stroud GL5 3TX
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Time 10:30am – 11:30am
Dates Autumn term: Thursdays from September 5th, 2019. 
Cost £6 per lesson.  £30 per group of 6 lessons
Contact Susan Lacroix
Email Susan Lacroix
Telephone  07590 368 998
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General 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 Lansdown Hall, Lansdown, Stroud, GL5 1BB [View on Google Maps]
Time Dates, Fridays from 15 September; 2.00-3.30
Cost Drop-in £8 per class; block of 6 classes, £40.
Instructor Peter Furtado
Telephone 0796 739 6984
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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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Recent news, events and articles in the world of British Shintaido, from instructors and members.
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