Staff Life Taster Sessions

Here are the Staff Life activities and taster sessions, to sign up for a session follow the regestration link for each event. To see what's available all year around, click here.

To find out what else the Staff Festival has to offer, see our timetable!

The NADA protocol is a deeply restorative treatment helping with:

Sleep

Anxiety

Stress

Low-mood

Cravings

Detoxification

5 fine needles are placed into the ear stimulating the body's mechanism for self healing. The treatment will leave you feeling deeply rested and more able to cope with life's stresses. This is a group treatment which will be given seated. There is a needle free option. This is also a new addition to the StaffLife sessions that are available to book via the StaffLife website.

For more information see here. If you are new, please fill out an Acupuncture consent form and print it our ahead of the festival day.

REGISTER FOR STREATHAM   REGISTER FOR ST. LUKE'S

St. Luke's: 1000-1100

Streatham: 1430-1530

 

Dr. Sarah Bryan, Ph.D will be offering 15-minute made-to-measure seated massage sessions. Please tell Sarah about any health concerns, pain or tension on the day, so that she can tailor the massage to meet your needs. Sarah’s guide dog will also be present. Please ask permission before petting the dog, as it may be working.

 

REGISTER FOR ST. LUKE'S

St. Luke's: 1100-1500

Helen will be providing Thai Yoga Massage taster sessions at the Staff Festival, which involves acupressure along energy lines (Sen) in the body, helping to clear physical and emotional tension.  This relaxing and rejuvenating treatment is carried out fully clothed, on a comfortable futon mat on the floor, and does not use any oil.

REGISTER FOR STREATHAM

Streatham: 1100-1500

The Alexander Technique is a practical and thorough way of improving muscular use and regaining natural poise and comfort in balance and movement.

Lessons can 'free up' breathing, circulation and digestion, help with stress-related conditions and help a person to improve their skills, posture and general wellbeing.

Would you like to feel comfortable and energised at work?

Would you like to learn how to improve your skills?

Would you like to be able to manage physical problems?

 

- Spend an hour with Jenny Skinner, a teacher with over 30 years experience

- Get helpful hints and top tips to help you with your ‘body ergonomics’

- Sample some individual hands-on work

- Bring a yoga mat, or equivalent, and enjoy treating your back to a ‘recovery’ session

- Get answers to your questions on musculo-skeletal use

Find more information on Jenny Skinner's website here.

REGISTER FOR ST. LUKE'S       REGISTER FOR STREATHAM

Streatham: 1100-1200

St. Luke's: 1300-1400

Waitlist/invite only session: 1000-1100

 rebecca massage

Rebecca will be using a specially designed chair to offer a rejuvenating treatment at this year's Staff Festival.  A combination of massage and acupressure techniques will be used to relax and dissipate tension on the neck, back and shoulders.  No oils are used so you can return to the festival or back to work feeling refreshed and revitalised!

REGISTER FOR STREATHAM

Streatham: 1100-1500

Enjoy the opportunity to participate in the Staff Life Creative Craft Club at the Staff Festival.  This taster session you can learn different paper craft techniques to make cards. Find us in the Forum for more details!

Sessions are: 1200-1245, 1300-1345, 1400-1445

REGISTER FOR STREATHAM

Streatham: 1200-1500

Quiet mindful awareness can be enormously helpful in dealing with stress, exhaustion and overwork, and in restoring energy levels and improving well-being. These sessions have been established to provide staff with a time and place for quiet attention and peaceful reflection.

REGISTER FOR STREATHAM      REGISTER FOR ST. LUKE'S

Streatham: 1230-1330

St. Luke's: 1430-1530

Tai chi is a comprehensive and easy to learn system of movement based on principles of relaxation, physical alignments and mindfulness. Its natural shapes and flowing rhythm are designed to develop strength, flexibility and all round human health.

 taichi

In this taster session led by Angus Clark everyone is welcome to come and learn some moves and exercises that 

help you find your energy and feel centred in yourself.

 

More information on the weekly sessions are on the Staff Life Tai Chi.

and more general information on Angus's website.

 

REGISTER FOR ST. LUKE'S       REGISTER FOR STREATHAM

St. Luke's: 1230-1320

Streatham: 1400-1450

Staff Choir Rehearsal

Come and hear the staff choir sing and join with them in learning some simple songs in harmony. This is an allcomers choir, and no previous experience of singing is required. The staff choir is run by Staff Life and meets from 12.30 - 1.30 on Mondays during term time in the Mary Harris Chapel.

For information about joining the regular Staff Life session click here.

REGISTER FOR STREATHAM

Streatham (Chapel): 1300-1400

sonia

For postural problems and developing better body alignment.  The session will provide a balanced mix of body movement and massage to release tight areas in the body, hence to find space inside where one can begin to feel more comfortable and peaceful.  The session can be carried out either seated or lying down.

REGISTER FOR STREATHAM

Streatham: 1100-1500