YOGA WELLBEING GROUP  Starting April 2024 

Face to Face at Shekinah Grow. 
Paignton. Devon 

We invite you to start a new journey of self-discovery with BeWell@StepOne with the 4th series of our new 6-week wellbeing beginners YOGA program offering many benefits, both physical and psychological, embracing the philosophy of Chinese medicine and new in these sessions will be a greater focus on Yin.  Latest inclusions will encourage consideration of longer, deeper stretches and rehabilitation, attuning to the parasympathetic nervous system to a greater degree.  Relaxing (pranayama), with muscle relaxation (yoga nidra) alongside meditation will also occur.

The sessions are aimed at all abilities regardless of age/health status, with an aim of inclusivity*.  All postures will be adapted, and different levels will exist to incorporate everyone in the group.

·       An experienced Fitness Instructor qualified in Level 3 Yoga as well as Pilates, having a degree in Exercise, Science & Fitness

·       A qualified First Aider and risk assessed venue with Public Liability Insurance

·       In person course, making new connections 

·       Commitment of 1 hour per week, over 6 weeks. 

·       Good quality cushioned mats are provided

·       Gentle ambient music will support sessions over a related sound system.

We'd love to meet you. Why not try something new and give it a go?

Where? Shekinah Grow,  Preston Down Rd, Paignton ( entrance opposite the Occombe Farm public Car Park. https://goo.gl/maps/JXXQU9QsuGZxrQtu6

When? Our next 6 session program starts on the 5th April 2024

Time: 9.30am  - 10.30am 

Please note, we kindly ask that all potential attendees check there availability for all 6 sessions prior to enrolling, as spaces will be limited. Thank you

Session dates: 

April 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, May 3rd and 17th ( please note, no session on 10th May)

Sessions to be held in the log cabin at Shekinah Grow

Pre-enrolment is required to participate on this course. Click on the course name at the top of this information to enrol. 

*Please note: We will require all participants to complete a consent form, a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire and Pre-course wellbeing survey prior to the first session. These forms will be found on the course page on this site once you have enrolled, and can be completed electronically. If you have difficulties in completing them we will do all we can to help. Please contact us accordingly. 


We are delighted to introduce to you our latest wellbeing activity, our new fortnightly Wellbeing Walking Group in Buckland, Newton Abbot. 

The walk leaves from Buckland Community Centre and heads towards Kingsteignton and back, on the edge of Newton Abbot’s town centre.  The Hackney Marshes contain an odyssey of wetland wildlife with an abundance of species to observe on route, including beetles, moorhens, mullet to sticklebacks, swans, and ducks.  Fragments of an old orchard and ornamental plants exist from Green Hill House.  It’s a short walk of circa < 3 miles, being very accessible you can drop out into nearby amenities.  Alternate walking options exist and there can be a coffee stop if needed.

Increasing our activity levels and connecting with others can be a key strategy in lifting mood and reducing anxiety. Joining a walking group can be a wonderful way to start, one step at a time!

Walk Details:

Where?: Starts and ends at the Buckland (Community) Centre, Gilbert Rd, Newton Abbot TQ12 4HS

Google maps location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/wUiJZJ3FUhGhG6uv6

When: Every other Friday, starting on Friday 26th January 2024 (fortnightly thereafter).

Meet at 2.30pm. Depart: 2.45pm. Finishes: approx. 4pm*

Walk Difficulty: Easy (flat, with only a few minor inclines and declines. Paved paths and lowered curbs at crossing points). Toilet facilities and refreshment outlets available on the route.

Distance: Approx 3 miles

If you come along for a walk with us it will also give you the opportunity to have a chat about how you are feeling, and to discuss our range of wellbeing groups, courses, workshops and activities provided by BeWell@StepOne.

Registering for the walk

Pre-registration for the walk is advised, as this will help us get an idea of the numbers to expect, and allow us to notify you of any cancellations due to weather or Walk Leader holiday/illness etc. (Pre-Registration is not a pre-requisite however, and we can help you to register you on attending, so you can just turn up on the day).  

Further recommendations and walk information:

Please remember to bring suitable footwear and clothing. We walk at a gentle pace allowing us to be as accessible as possible for all abilities and will do our best to pace the walk to the needs of our slowest walker where at all possible.

If you do have any physical health conditions that would be adversely impacted by gentle to moderate walking, then please check with your GP before participating. Please also bring a completed ICE card with you in case of emergency.

We look forward to welcoming you. 


Walk Route             



THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS

This new wellbeing walk has been made possible thanks to the support of: Step One, Ramblers Wellbeing Walks, Active Devon and Buckland Support   



 


Our  weekly Men’s Wellbeing Walk is specifically aimed at men to help support their mental health and wellbeing. In-light of this, we have launched our Men’s Wellbeing Walk in association with Bay WalksRamblers Wellbeing Walks and Active Devon. that will run every Tuesday morning, starting from The Community Hut behind St Paul’s Church in Preston, Paignton (behind St Pauls Church, accessible at the end of Locarno Avenue).  

When: Every Tuesday, meet 10.15am ,  Depart for walk at 10.30am*

Where: Starting and ending from The Community Hut, behind St Paul’s Church (accessible at the end of Locarno Avenue) Preston, Paignton, TQ3 2DH

Length: Roughly 1 hr (but can be longer depending on group pace and preferences) .  

*PLEASE NOTE: If it's your first time, please don't hesitate to check in via email to ensure the weeks walk hasn't been cancelled, as this can sometimes happen due to walk leader illness for example. 

No pre-enrolment on this site is required to attend currently. You can just turn up on the day !

Route: 


Walk Leader: Dominic Bryant 

  


We are delighted to introduce to you our latest wellbeing activity, our new fortnightly Wellbeing Walking Group in Torquay. On route we will be taking in the sights, sounds and smells of Babbacombe and St Marychurch, which includes a stroll through Tessier Gardens, St Marychurch Precinct and along the beautiful Babbacombe Downs.

Increasing our activity levels and connecting with others can be a key strategy in lifting mood and reducing anxiety. Joining a walking group can be a wonderful way to start, one step at a time!

Walk Details:

Where?The walk Starts at Cary Park Tennis Club, Cary Ave, Torquay TQ1 3QT.   We meet at the Clubhouse next to the courts.

When: Every other Friday. Our first walk of 2024 will be on the 5th January  

Meet at 2pm. Depart: 2.15pm. Finishes: approx. 3.15pm*

PLEASE NOTE: MEETING TIMES HAVE CHANGED TO 2PM (from the 10.11.23 onwards) with a 2.15 PM start, to accommodate for the clocks going back and reduced light in the afternoons.   

Walk Difficulty: Easy (flat, with only a few minor inclines and declines. Paved paths and lowered curbs at crossing points). Toilet facilities and refreshment outlets available on the route.

Distance: Approx 2.2 miles

If you come along for a walk with us it will also give you the opportunity to have a chat about how you are feeling, and to discuss our range of wellbeing groups, courses, workshops and activities provided by BeWell@StepOne.

Registering for the walk

Pre-registration for the walk is advised, as this will help us get an idea of the numbers to expect, and allow us to notify you of any cancellations due to weather or Walk Leader holiday/illness etc. (Pre-Registration is not a pre-requisite however, and we can help you to register you on attending, so you can just turn up on the day).  

Further recommendations and walk information:

Please remember to bring suitable footwear and clothing. We walk at a gentle pace allowing us to be as accessible as possible for all abilities and will do our best to pace the walk to the needs of our slowest walker where at all possible.

If you do have any physical health conditions that would be adversely impacted by gentle to moderate walking, then please check with your GP before participating. Please also bring a completed ICE card with you in case of emergency.

Our first walk will be on Friday 1st September and will be fortnightly thereafter.

We look forward to welcoming you. 


Walk Route             



THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS

This new wellbeing walk has been made possible thanks to the support of: Step One, Torbay on the Move (Torbay Council), Cary Park Tennis Club and Torquay United Supporters Trust, Ramblers Wellbeing Walks and Active Devon)