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Trish Dent

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Join in with my Online Exercise Classes

We all know we need to keep active, for our physical and mental wellbeing. And we all know, despite our good intentions, that our resolutions to keep moving often don't last.

Commit to my online exercise classes now and you'll find a familiar face to help keep you on track through until Spring.

I've added a new regular class, so now you have a choice of 1, 2 or all 3 classes. They're all slightly different, but all just as easy to access live at 10am on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, while the recordings are available for you to watch at any time.

The cost is £22 a month (4 weeks).

Go to my Exercise Classes page for details.

Thursday, 12 November 2020

Fermented Foods, great for your gut and immune system


Now is a great time to make sauerkraut or kimchi. Check out my versions of Suffolk Kimchi and Nasturtium "Capers" on my Recipes page.

I'm planning some Fermentation workshops in the New Year, either live in Suffolk, or on Zoom. Let me know if you're interested.....email here

Fermented foods are easy to make, once you know how, and they're great for gut health and also support your immune system. Cabbage ferments are also rich in Vitamin C as well as good gut bacteria.

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Exercise Classes move online

 What a way to plan! As Boris has scuppered plans for live exercise classes, I'm moving my classes online (Zoom) for the next 6 weeks.

Yoga for All starts this Tuesday (3rd November) 10 - 11am

Stretch & Strengthen starts Thursday 5th November 10 - 11am 

Classes are available on Zoom, live at those times or available for you to catch-up at a time to suit you (and watch again). Cost is £35 for 6 weeks of classes. email me to book.

Go to my Exercises Classes page for details.

Saturday, 31 October 2020

Keep Exercising

 Now the clocks have changed, the days are shorter and darker, it's easy to think of lots of reasons not to go outside and exercise. Make exercise part of your daily routine. Being outside boosts our feel-good hormones and vitamin D levels, even if we don't manage the recommended 10,000 steps a day.

My in-person Exercise Classes resume this coming week, from Tuesday 3rd November. There are a few socially distanced spaces remaining in classes in Theberton, Westleton and Halesworth. If you'd prefer to join us online, two of my classes go out live on Zoom. Go to my Exercise Classes page for details.

Thursday, 3 September 2020

Exercise Classes start soon

I'm excited to announce that I'm planning to return to teaching my exercise classes, both in person and online at the middle of September.

There will be classes in Halesworth, Huntingfield, Theberton and Westleton.

Details of times and venues are awaiting confirmation, but what I'm planning can be viewed on my Exercise and Stretch Classes page.

Please email me to let me know you're interested. Or you can text me on 07530 699985.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Saturday, 11 July 2020

Online Yoga and Stretch & Strengthen Classes continue

We're all yearning for normality and now we have a little more freedom. But we still need structure in our day. What's more, it's important that we keep moving, stretching and keeping our muscles in shape. That's why I'm continuing my classes throughout July and August. However, I am having some breaks, which I've worked into what may seem an odd timetable.
Remember that if you join my online classes you can access the recordings at any time, so if you're away for a week, simply catch up when you get home.
Go to my Exercise Classes page to view the dates and email me to join.

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Online Yoga for All and Stretch & Strengthen

Yoga for all on Tuesdays at 9.30am
Stretch & Strengthen Thursdays at 9.30am
Another 3 weeks of classes begins next week.
Get a taster of my classes on my Facebook page. You'll also find my teacher Tomoko giving a 20-minute session to birdsong on the page.
Pop me an email if you're interested in joining and I'll email you the connection details.
Cost is £15 for the 3 weeks of classes, but it's free if you have no income.

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Online Yoga for All & Stretch & Strengthen

Yoga for all on Tuesdays at 9.30am
Stretch & Strengthen Thursdays at 9.30am
Another 4 weeks of classes begins next week.
Get a taster of my classes on my Facebook page. You'll also find my teacher Tomoko giving a 20-minute session to birdsong on the page.
Pop me an email if you're interested in joining and I'll email you the connection details.
Cost is £20 for the 4 weeks of classes, but it's free if you have no income.

Online Fermentation Workshops

Image may contain: foodThe move of my last Fermentation Workshop online to Zoom last month proved successful, measured in the delight of participants a week later when they tasted their wonderful fermented vegetables!
Here's the colourful result from one participant.
More online workshops will be coming soon. Follow this page to stay in touch or email me.

Monday, 6 April 2020

Online Exercise Classes

Yes, my exercise classes are finally going online.
This is what I'm offering, in the comfort of your own home.

Yoga for All on Tuesday mornings 10am
Stretch & Strengthen on Thursday mornings 10am
These my move to an earlier time of 9am in a few weeks (just as soon as I finish attending an online course myself). However, you will be able to access them at whatever time you like.

Tomorrow’s class (7th April), Yoga for All 10am is live on my Facebook page (and it stays up. If you can’t see it, use your refresh button)
Thursday 9th April Stretch & Strengthen 10am -11am will be on Zoom.
You will need a personal link to access it. Please email me if you’d like to attend the class and I’ll email your link. Please access the class well in time, as you will need to download Zoom (you don’t need to create an account though) before you can start and it takes a minute or two to get on. This first class will be free.

After Easter I will be charging for my Zoom classes:
Tuesdays 10 - 11am Yoga for All
Thursdays 10 – 11am Stretch & Strengthen

The cost is £20 for the month (4 weeks) and you will have access to all 8 classes (your attendance for the whole lot is not compulsory!)
If you’d like to sign up for the classes, please email me and I’ll send details for payment.

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Surviving Lockdown

All seems fine for the first week, then life in lockdown becomes tedious, jokey emails and posts lose their humour, as we settle into a new reality.
I've enjoyed a colourful past, including weeks at sea in small (45ft, 62 ft and 95 ft) sailing boats with other crew members that I didn't know before embarking. I've also spent some weeks shut up in a foreign jail, but that is another tale.... Suffice to say that these experiences have set me in good stead for surviving in confined spaces.
So here are a few recommendations:

  • Maintain your usual getting up and going to bed routines and resist the temptation to watch another episode of the box set beyond your usual bedtime.
  • Give your day structure, including disciplines (exercising, meditation, learning, housework, spring cleaning etc) and rewards.
  • Open windows and let the fresh air in.
  • Exercise well every day, including walking. This will aid your sleep and keep you physically and mentally fit.
  • Create a new goal, learn a new skill or take up a hobby (at sea we shared a common goal of arriving where we were headed). Write your goal(s) down in your diary or a notebook and review regularly.
  • Find something positive in every day. Make a note in  your diary.
  • Keep a note of your online meetings on your calendar or in your diary and check it daily.
  • Share kindness daily.
  • Find time in your new busyness to wind down, meditate and simply breathe and be in the present.  
  • BE aware that this time can be a unique gift.
I'm offering 1-2-1 Self-Shiatsu Supervision online (Skype) and also Remote Shiatsu healing (by phone). I won't be charging formally for these sessions, but asking for donations.  I'll be posting more details in a few days. If you'd like to book an online/phone appointment, please pop me an email.  

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Where do we go from here?

Online seems to be the new way forward!
We're in uncharted waters, a time when it's easy to let fear take hold. It doesn't have to be that way. Find your centre of calm each day by moving your body, sitting and meditating, or getting out into your garden or a patch of green space.

My classes and workshops will be focusing on keeping you calm and healthy at this time. They're going online over the next week or so. Bear with me, I've just spent the weekend getting my head around the technology.  While I wait for my new camcorder to arrive, you will find the quality of my videos grainy. The sound, however, is good as my new microphone headset works well.
Initially, my videos will be free and easy to access here, on Facebook and possibly on YouTube. I'd love you to share them with your friends and family. 
I'm planning my first classes will go out this Tuesday. Here's the plan:

Mondays (from 6th April) 10.30am  
Easy exercises and self-Shiatsu
Tuesdays (from 31st March) 10.30am
Yoga for all
Thursdays (from 2nd April) 10am
Stretch & Strengthen

See you on your mat! 
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