COLLISION & CONFLICT
Collision & Conflict will be a geolocated sound walk through the Northumberland Cumbria landscape. The walk will travel along Hadrian’s Wall National Trail taking Thirlwall Castle, Green Croft On The Wall, the pronounced ditch at Gilsland, preserved milecastle at Poltross Burn, 914m stretch of wall at Willowford and to roman bridge remains beside the River Irthing leading to Birdoswald Roman Fort.
Often called the Borderlands or Forgotten Lands, the area is wild, bleak, beautiful, and unforgiving. Conflict over boundaries have dominated the history of the area, leaving scars present on the landscape. Thirlwall Castle is where the barbarians ‘thirled’, or threw down part of the wall, during a raid in Roman times. Romans were replaced with Reivers, with Gilsland at the centre of conflict and raids between Reiver families. Conflict continues in contemporary rural Britain with contested views on what land should be used for; production, consumption, preservation, diversification.
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Mother & Baby Yoga
Mother & Baby Yoga classes are a wonderful mix of yoga for your Baby and yoga for new Mums in Postnatal recovery. A chance to bond with your baby and socialise.
My mum & baby yoga classes are nurturing, inclusive and supportive. They focus on both your physical and emotional postpartum recovery and are suitable for mums 6 weeks post-delivery, provided fit and well (Special precautions and considerations required with abdominal complications and Caesarean births). Classes are small and friendly with a maximum of 8 mums and their pre-crawler babies in each class.
Classes include baby yoga for strengthening and development and songs and rhymes are co coordinated with some of the movements. Postnatal yoga is included for mums and each class finishes with a joint relaxation for parent and baby. There is time for discussion and to make new friendships a wonderful opportunity to find the support you may need through the first months and to have some fun with your baby too!
Benefits for mum
Postnatal specific postures with tailored postural adaptations suitable for the postpartum body
Ways to relieve neck/shoulder tension
Postures to rebuild strength and muscle tone
Exercises to increase pelvic floor and core stability
Postures and breath work to lift and revitalise energy levels
Time to bond with your baby
An opportunity to meet other mums and share experiences
Benefits for baby
Gentle movement to increase comfort from wind/colic/constipation
Positive touch and rhyme to both stimulate and calm
WHEN, WHERE AND WHAT TO BRING
Tuesday 11.00am - 12.15pm, Haltwhistle Library, Mechanics Institute, Westgate, Haltwhistle NE49 0AX. There is a car park next to the library. There is a lift for buggies to Room 2 upstairs.
FOR YOU – Wear comfortable clothes you can move in your own yoga equipment (a mat, a flat block or cushion, a blanket and a non-stretchy scarf) and don't forget the water to keep you hydrated.
FOR BABY – a blanket for your baby to lie on, a favourite toy or rattle.
The classes run in 4 weekly blocks. Classes are £8.00 for 1.5 hour class with payment of £32.00 paid at the beginning of each block of 4 classes. After 38 weeks you can pay as you go. I am very committed to making the class accessible to everyone so please get in touch if you need a concession.