New urban LIFECLASS TEAM Member : Luisa Bradshaw – Breathwork Practitioner & Team Co-Leader.

 

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After instigating URBAN LIFECLASS 4 years ago, as Not-For-Profit, Luisa will initially support me as she is a Breathworker, trained by Diana Roberts, taking the weight off my shoulders, as well as assisting on group work and seminars, coming up with ideas, & new directions using her well-honed skills. #BREATHE 

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Hi, I’m Luisa, now 42 and live with my partner Annette and our two lively teenage children!!  I have been an actor for 30 years but acting has never been enough for me, I have always wanted more! 

After discovering breathwork and becoming completely fascinated and hooked on the process I trained as a Professional Breathworker in the early ‘noughties’ with wonderful Diana Roberts, a pioneer in the late seventies of the perinatal ‘conscious connected breathwork’ Rebirthing technique in the UK. 

At the time I was soul searching and trying to sort my own issues out. I would like to say I have done that now, but I know it never really ends does it? However I am no longer searching, just being and doing, living in process as healthily as I can. Progress not perfection.    

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Whilst training with Diana I did a weekend Relationship Workshop with David Parker, in which we breathed to Barbara Streisand!!!  . . . not the usual meditation tracks, suffice to say I never forgot him!!! 

I really connected to breathwork with music and always wanted to pursue this path in my own practice. So I am really looking forward to working alongside David, and learning from his wealth of knowledge and finding out more how I want my own personal individual breathwork style to be.

Experientially, I have come through the other side of past trauma and now mostly live my life in a state of joy. Joy I purposely seek every single day of my life.

Sometimes it is there shining down at me when I wake up….other days I use every tool I know to find it! I am also interested in using essential oils and different styles of music and sound vibration to compliment the breath work.

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The core of Urban Lifeclass’s mission – to support those living and working in a creative sphere – fits like a glove, so expect to see me assisting, learning, breathing, co-leading and supporting the team with experience, connection and JOY.

Get Ready Manchester! . . Urban LIFECLASS Coaching is bringing BREATHWORK & Relationship Recovery to you @ FIRMSTART Saturday April 1st ( no joke ) and Sunday April 2nd 2017. So get shifted with us.

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Another Northern lass from Manchester, Lisa Stansfield sang  ” Been around the world and I, I, I . . . to such acclaim, it’s a classic. Much like the WEEKEND SEMINAR we bring to Manchester in April called COME OUT OF THE COMA.

12003990_10154214955544966_4184064287411353291_nDavid Parker, it’s creator, birthed it in Australia 2003, honed it in MILAN in 2004, and since then it’s been back to Australia, Venezuela, Estonia, Canada, & Morocco, to name a few countries, and that big city called LONDON down South.

Clean and nobly serene since 1982, David has valued real life experience and never teaches from a manual. He has taught Breathwork & Lifestyle Coaching for over 25 years with those affected by alcoholic or drug affected families, child abuse, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B & C, recreational or prescribed drugs as well as people WHO DO TOO MUCH, low esteemers, constant DO-ERS, procrastinators, loners and people who don’t fit in.

He welcomes all to take responsibility to fix themselves first before attempting to fix others. It’s not New Age anymore – more Internet Age – and no pink bubbles & fluffy stuff either.

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COME OUT OF THE COMA examines Interpersonal Relationships, Families of Origin, Interdependence & Recovery tools using written and verbal exercises, informal experienced information and Experiential Evolutionary Breathwork for safe emotional release.

And don’t forget it’s not just about people : You can be codependent on a PHONE – Digital Addiction has become an acceptable epidemic. How do you feel without it . . or leaving it at home? 

images-1 Learn to say NO more often when you always say Yes.  

Release people pleasing and approval addiction.  Understanding family control, duty, rescue, fixing and power games.

images-1Learn to create bounderies and find your own sense of self.  Reframe friendships and relationships that no longer work.  Discover and recover from addictive, compulsive escape routes. Prepare yourself for CHANGE. 

No experience of Breathwork is required, nor do you need to be in a relationship or be affected by addiction. The purpose of this Seminar is to release guilt and the encouragement to fix yourself first, before attempting to fix or rescue others.

”Your time is limited, so don’t live someone else’s life” – Steve Jobs (Apple)

INTERNATIONAL FEEDBACK on COME OUT OF THE COMA Weekends  https://rebirthyourlife.me/feedback/

We invite all sexualities, cultures, ages and genders to Urban LIFECLASS Seminars, Retreats & Workshops, whichever city we work in. LGBTQI Welcome.

Venue : Firmstart (Manchester) CIC, Birchvale Cl, St Wilfreds Enterprise Centre, Manchester M15 5BJ    Saturday April 1st – Sunday April 2nd 2017 11am 7pm both days.

10501688_302332539936610_6051405388470842940_nInvestment : One Day £70, Both days £120. Payment via PayPAL or Bank Transfer to secure a place. Cash on the Day can by arranged. Limited £100 bursaries may be available on request. Contact Suzanne 07960 465303 for more details or urbanlifeclass@gmail.com

Check out our blogs and pages here including BREATHWORKhttps://urbanlifeclass.me

 

Marrakech Breathwork Retreat January 2017 – Early Feedback.

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“I came on this retreat last year and THAT changed my life, without doubt. Doing breathwork today with the most amazing group of people has surpassed every expectation that I could have had. 

It has been very deep work, but overwhelming in its content and in the range of emotions which it generates. I have seen major changes happen in others, honesty, trust, sharing and the most breathtaking energies holding the space throughout. Thanks to Robert, Sara, Suzanne and Jake for assisting so well.

Finally special thanks to David Parker and Meleeshka for doing the most amazing work and holding the space so beautifully. Tonight I am in a state of blissful gratitude, feeling the love and looking forward to the final few days.”  Mike Delaney RNMH, RMA, Cert Couns, (BACP, EAGALA) / London – Birmingham
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Mike Delaney is one of the directors of LEAP Equine Therapy., and is a key member of the senior therapeutic team. Mike is a Mental Health/Addictions Specialist with over 35 years experience working with individuals, rehabilitation centres and professional bodies in the UK and internationally. He had a successful career for twenty years as a Registered Nurse Manager and CPN within Mental Health/Learning Disability services and, since undergoing treatment for his own addictions in 1996 he has specialised in a range of issues including addictive behaviours, young people who have suffered sexual trauma, co-dependency and relationships. There was no Equine Assisted Therapy on our Retreat, Mike came for his own well-being, but all details are on his website http://www.mikedelaney.co.uk

16114622_1236270446409883_7326524676249858179_nKeith from Bristol was new to Urban Life Class – but took the risk, heart in hand and travelled to Marrakech with us. On leaving he posted this to participants on FB.

images-1“Just about managing to keep a lid on tears (not so lucky with that in the taxi on the way to here, Marrakech Airport ) after the most incredible week with a truly amazing group of people. It’s been non stop laughter, a few tears, and a new perspective on my life that I never expected.

I came away with 15 strangers and am going home with 15 friends. I’m so grateful to all of you, I just can’t quite find the words to do it justice.” Keith Conway / Bristol 

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Christine reviews our London One Day Seminar ‘Home Alone’.

11880350_10207426035507425_5702309674236068765_nDavid Parker has been my codependency-release therapist via SKYPE since February this year and without him I wouldn’t be where I am right now – a place called recovery. A place I had no awareness of before I met him.

At the point I contacted him I was lost, confused, emotionally numb and had been so beaten down mentally that to say my life had become unmanageable was a severe understatement. As the months passed by I built up a strong connection with this humble man who helped me to start to see some light through the intensity of the thorn bushes I was totally enmeshed in.

Despite being on my uppers and broke, I took the decision to travel to London from my hometown Manchester to attend his codependency workshop – ‘Home Alone’ – because of this strong bond I had built with him. All my sessions with David had previously been on Skype so I was so excited to meet him in person and I can only say it was a privilege and extreme pleasure to have the honour to be coached by him to this point and to attend this workshop for a full day.

The whole experience was incredible and professional. On the journey to the venue I was filled with excitement and on meeting him and his team it only confirmed to me even more that I won’t find a better equipped therapist on codependency than David. His knowledge is vast and his attitude, HUMBLE.

Plus his Urban LIFECLASS assistants are kind, on the ball, experienced and knowledgeable. I learnt a great deal on this workshop, about myself, about the others who attended and it helped me understand what I had been through and also that I am not the only one experiencing codependency issues that plague adult relationships.

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The last part of the day was the breath works session, it’s new to me, something I knew very little about and was actually quite unprepared for what I was about to experience. I thought it was some kind of strange breathing meditation and didnt really give it much thought before I got there.

But then, like nothing I have experienced in my entire life I was blown away. This breathworks thing took me to a place I have never been before. I went to a place where codependents like me don’t often go – a place where my emotions reside. If you ask me where that place is – I can’t tell you. But it showed itself to me during the breathing session and somehow from nowhere I felt all the emotions I had denied myself for years with such great intensity.

Rob, ( Bubbles ) one of David’s assistants is a phenomenal being who guided me through this process and sat by my side through most of it, looking after me and holding my hand. It was a rollercoaster of an experience but I felt cleansed afterwards and feel different now, weeks later than I did before I attended.

images-1How do I feel different? I don’t know! I can’t say its a specific change, its just a shift, maybe that I can feel, somehow, feel my feelings, my emotions, which I had been too afraid to feel before. Whatever it has done, somethings moved and I now have some sense of wholeness – rather, a coming home to me. Its a long journey of recovery and a long journey home, way up to Manchester, but both journeys were worth it.

I urge you, if you are looking for a therapist who specialises in codependency you will not find anyone more equipped on this subject than David Parker and Breathwork will take you to another dimension you haven’t been before.

Much love Christine xxx

Give YOURSELF a BREAK – Maroc Breathwork Spiritual Retreat JANUARY 12th 2016 : Can you imagine yourself spending 7 days in Marrakech in this glorious Hotel, complete with Spa?

Some Spiritual Retreats focus on Sacrifice, and that works for many, but our Maroc Retreats focus on Nourishment, Nurture and Abundance . . . and it’s not expensive either. Like last years experience, URBAN LIFECLASS has been offered again – a great deal by the Hotel : 7 Nights for the price of 5.

LET’S GET CLEAR ON THE YEAR – is the theme of our 5 Day Breathwork Course within the 7 day break. 

START 2016 with a REVIEW : The 5 Day Breathwork/ Personal Development Course for 10 participants costs £350 and includes Hammam in the Spa, Daily Group Breathwork, Written and Verbal Exercises, and the opportunity to work with 2 experienced trainers, of over 25 years each. A one day excursion into the Mountains is included ( a different destination this year ) and another visit to Yves St Laurent’s Majorelle Garden ( also a longer period planned ) PLUS a Moroccan Musical Evening to finish off the week.

The Course fee can be paid in instalments before or after we return to the UK. This gives you room to save up, budget or stretch the paying period. Just let us know a plan that will work for you.

Accommodation is extra to the Course in sumptuous surroundings, but at reasonable prices, around £60 a day with Breakfast & Dinner. Some rooms will cost more but we have some Single Rooms & Single Occupancy for Double rooms, plus twin beds in a room for 2 people. Similar price to a Single Room but with much more space. 

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URBAN LIFECLASS pays the Deposit to secure your rooms, so you don’t pay anything upfront with Hotel until you leave it. But we do need COMMITMENT. More details in future blogs.

All we ask is for you to talk to us first then BOOK YOUR FLIGHT. BOOK EARLY for cheaper flights ( about £100 / £120 return with 20 kilos ). Once it’s done YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY.

The 18 sound-proofed, well insulated rooms, dispersed between four separate patios, are each well appointed with bath or shower (some have both), heating and air conditioning, personal room safe, hairdryer, minibar Morrocan, telephone, free Wi-Fi connection and widescreen TV with satellite channels. Five rooms on ground floor level (one of them a single) offer easy access while the remainder, on first floor, are reached, respectively, via five separate stairways. Though very similar in terms of decor and facilities, no two bedrooms are identical.

Room prices (see Rates) are based mainly on room size although, in addition to their spaciousness, Premium rooms have space for a comfortable sitting area as well.

Twin bedded rooms, of which there are five in all, two in Standard and three in Premium rooms, can be configured as doubles where required. The breakdown of rooms by type is as follows with Half board and 5 nights for 7 included. We have worked these prices out under current currency exchange rates.

Your HOTEL BILL will be in MADS ( Moroccan Dirhams ) and PAID on LEAVING with DEBIT, CREDIT CARDS. You can also bring GB pounds and exchange into MADS at the Bank. Cashpoints are plenty.

The £350 Course Fee is paid in Sterling before, during or after January 2016 by arrangement.

les-borjs-de-la-kasbah( left ) 3 double Suites (28 – 30 sq m) SUITE: £470 (£67 per night )

5 ‘Standard’ double rooms (16 – 19 sq m), incl. 2 twins STANDARD: £425 (SINGLE OC.) ( £61 per night )

2 Small double rooms (10 – 12 sq m), one with double bed, the other 2 singles : SMALL (DOUBLE): £295 (SINGLE OC.) H/B 7 NIGHTS) ( £42 per night )

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SINGLE: £ 280 ( £40 per night H/B 7 nights )

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5 ‘Premium’ double rooms (20 – 22 sq m), incl. 3 twins : SMALL TWIN: £200 EACH ( £28 per night )

More Details about our Maroc Retreat January 13th 2016 is here : https://urbanlifeclass.me/morocco-retreats/

What is HAMMAM? check out this link. A small group HAMMAM 3/4 same sex people is INCLUDED in your 5 day Course fee. http://www.lifeandsoulmagazine.com/diy-moroccan-hammam-treatment/

SPEAK TO US ( not the Hotel ) all we ask for CONFIRMATION is to BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS FIRST! We will tell you what easy jet flights we are on from Bristol & London. For information and payment options. London : David Parker 020 7388 3109 / Robert Beck urbanlifeclass@gmail.com (+44) 7913862492 Glastonbury : Meleeshka 01458 833381