Coming up to summer...

Happy Sunday everyone! A few quick notices for you...

1. Hypnobirthing Course
Our Baby Massage & Baby Reflexology teacher, Jackie, will be teaching a one-day course on Hypnobirthing designed to add-on to any NCT or NHS courses you might already be doing. This course is a great way to dispel any existing unfounded fears you might have picked up over the years from television or movies. If you are interested in joining, this course will be on Saturday 4th August and tickets are available here.

2. August Schedule
As we are nearing the end of term, we'll be implementing our August schedule shortly. This will include a reduced schedule for children's classes and we therefore encourage you to check our timetable and book before you arrive. Our last Children's Funky Hip Hop class was on Wednesday and we had a great performance from everyone. Looking forward to seeing them start up again in September!

3. Baby & Child First Aid
Well done to everyone who came along for our Baby & Child First Aid Course on Friday. We had an interesting session, learning how to administer CPR, what to do if a child is unresponsive or choking, how to handle a baby if they are having febrile seizure + more! If you're interested in joining us for the next course, more info is available here.  

4. Baby Reflexology
Our Baby Reflexology Course (2 weeks) is suitable for parents with babies who aren't yet crawling. In the course you will learn the different pressure points in your baby's feet which when massaged, can help with constipation, colic, and sleeplessness. Parents are able to adjust to their baby's needs and develop a comfortable form of communication between parent and child. Our next course starts on Tuesday 28th August and tickets are £25pp. Book here. 👣 

Well that's it from us this week folks! We hope you have a great week ahead, and get a chance to enjoy the sun! It's meant to be a scorcher this week (so don't forget your sunscreen!) 🌞 

With love, 
effraspace x

June Monthly Gong Bath

Hey everyone, we hope you've enjoyed your weekend. Just a few notices for you this week. 

1. Our Monthly Gong Bath is on THIS Friday 22nd June at 7pm. We have a few spots left so if you'd like to join us and enjoy a relaxing sound therapy session (followed by some nighttime tea in our cafe) please book your spot here.

2. Our Home Birth Morning will be running on Friday 29th June from 10am - 12.30pm. If you are interested in hearing positive birth stories and getting info regarding home birth from midwives, doulas and birth professionals, you can purchase your tickets here

3. The next Baby & Child First Aid Course will run on Friday 20th July from 10am- 2.30pm. Early bird tickets cost £50 and can be purchased here.

4. Are you an expectant parent, looking for a easy, friendly & non-preachy birth or parenting course? Then look no further - Birth & Early Parenthood Preparation Courses are coming soon to effraspace! We will be running a variety of weekend and 6-week courses over the coming year. Please see here for more details. 

Well that's it from us folks. We hope you have a great day and look forward to seeing you soon! 

With love, 
effraspace x

Upcoming Courses

Happy Sunday everyone 😊 We've got a few notices for you this week. 

1. Our Knitting Course starts this Thursday 7th June! It will run for four weeks and you'll get a chance to create beautiful baby blankets, scarves and more. Knitting is a wonderful way of calming the body and mind down, and encourages you to get focused and creative. Beginners are welcome and tickets can be bought here.

2. Our very first Birth & Early Parenthood Preparation Course will run next month on the 23rd & 24th June! Run by the Pinter & Martin co-founder Maria Pinter, this course will be for expectant couples who want evidence-based and non-preachy information on all aspects of birth. Prices are varied, more information can be found here

3. Our Baby Reflexology Course is filling up. We still have a few spots left so if you are keen to join then early-bird tickets can be bought here. The course starts on Tuesday 12th June and will go through a gentle form of reflexology designed especially for babies and infants (1 month - crawling).

4. Our first Hypnobirthing Course will run on Saturday 30th June. To learn about the benefits of hypnobirthing, how it works and specific techniques for the birth itself, join us! Early-bird tickets are available here

5. Our second Home Birth Morning will be on Friday 29th June. If you're interested in learning about the practical side of home birth and want to hear more from experienced mothers, doulas and midwives, we encourage you to come along. Early-bird tickets cost just £20 and are available here.

6. Our next Baby & Child First Aid Course will be running on Friday 20th July. To learn what to do in emergency situations such as asthma attacks, seizures, finding a child unresponsive or not breathing, please join us. Tickets can be purchased here

Well that's it from us this week folks. We hope you have a great day and look forward to seeing you soon. 

With love, 
effraspace x

Easter Holidays

Hey everyone! 

We hope you've had a wonderful Easter! 🐣 Just a few quick notices about upcoming workshops...

1. Our Home Birth Morning workshop is almost full! There are a few spots left, so if you're interested in joining us on Friday 20th April you can book your tickets here

2. We also have a special Moving for Birth workshop coming up on Saturday 28th April from 10.30am - 12.30pm. This workshop is based on the 5Rhythms dance method that guides women safely and securely through pregnancy and labour. 

About 5Rhythms:

"By letting go of your rational mind, while at the same time feeling grounded it is possible to maintain a sense of control as you surrender to the waves of energy coursing through your body and mind."

If you're interested in finding out more, please click here.

3. Are you interested in learning how to make baby blankets, adult shawls, booties and more? Come and join us for our fun Knitting Workshop, where we'll learn how to knit, purl, do the 'stocking stitch' and more! Suitable for all. Tickets and more info available here
 

4. Have you tried out a Gong Bath yet? These relaxing sound sessions are a wonderful way to de-stress from a busy lifestyle, or take some time out to really relax. The vibration from the gongs, travels through the floor into your body, so you may end up feeling really pain-free and relaxed for up to three days after! For more info, or to book the next session, please click here

5. All of our classes apart from Pram Chorus and Parent & Toddler French Singing (due to Easter holidays) will be back on as usual this week.

Well that's it from us this week folks. We hope you have a wonderful weekend and look forward to seeing you soon! 


 

With love, 
effraspace x 

Restorative Yin Yoga & Yoga, Inside & Out Workshops

Hi all, 

We've got a few important notices to get out to you this Tuesday.

1. The Mayor of London is currently consulting on proposals to tackle air pollution in our city. The consultation closes this Wednesday and Mums For Lungs have created a form for you that saves time if you'd like to participate. If you're interested, please sign this online form before Wednesday 28th February. 🍃  

2. This Sunday 4th March we have two workshops coming up! 

Our Restorative Yin Yoga workshop will start at 10.30am. Yin Yoga is a slow, meditative practice that gently stretches the body and helps to quieten the mind. This workshop invites you to spend 2 hours connecting your body, mind and breath in a deep yoga practice. All poses have modifications and beginners are welcome. Cost is £20 pp, please reserve your spot by clicking here. 🙏🏽  

Our Yoga, Inside & Out workshop will start at 2pm. When faced with any kind of instability, most of us tend to recoil immediately and try to regain control by locking things tightly in place. In this class we'll focus on pranayama techniques to counteract this and practice various inversions safely and confidently. Cost is £30 pp, please reserve your spot by clicking here

3. Join us on Mothering Sunday for Maternal Bliss - a hypnotherapy session designed for the special woman in your life! ❤️ 

"Maternal Bliss is a celebration for all women… a chance to be immersed in deep relaxation, profound affirmation, positivity and love. Sublime music, storytelling and song, led by a skilled hypnotherapist. Session participants are cordially invited to stay after the session to chat and relax and will be offered a complimentary alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink. All participants will also be given the gift of a uniquely blended Hypnotised Bliss aromatherapy massage oil. Starting at 7.30pm on Sunday 11th March. Tickets cost £15, please secure your spot by booking here. 🍷 

Well that's it from us folks. We hope you have a wonderful week and look forward to seeing you soon! 

With love, 
effraspace x 

Half Term at effraspace!

Happy half term everyone! 

We hope you've had a great weekend. Here's a quick list of updates for the coming week. 

1. All of our children's classes WILL be running this week. Join us at 4pm on Tuesday for Children's Yoga & Mindfulness, Wednesday at 4pm for Children's Funky Hip Hop and Thursday at 4pm for Little Dancers

2. There will be no Postnatal Mum & Baby Yoga or Mindful Pregnancy Yoga classes this Wednesday 14th February. If you have already booked on for this class, you will be refunded automatically. Class will be back on the following week as usual.

3. There will be no Parent & Toddler French Singing this Thursday 15th February as this class does not run during the half term/holidays. 

4. Our next Baby Massage course has been changed to start on Tuesday 6th March instead of Tuesday 13th February. If you are interested in joining us for this six week course please click here

5. Our next special event will be our monthly Gong Bath, running on Friday 23rd February at 7pm. Tickets cost £15 pp and you can sign up here to reserve your spot. Our last Gong Bath sold out fully, so if you are interested we recommend booking early. 

6. Our Free Friday Film Night will be on this Friday 16th at 7pm. Join us for a drink and a chilled movie night watching a 1991 Danish Art Drama film directed by Lars von Trier. 🎥 🍷 

Well that's it from us folks. We hope you have a wonderful week and look forward to seeing you soon! 

With love, 
effraspace x 

Welcome to February folks! Find out what workshops & courses we've got on offer this month.

WOW - that seemed like a long month!  

We've finally made it to February and have a range of new and exciting workshops/events to come soon. 

1. This coming Thursday 8th February, we will be hosting a Free Massage & Shiatsu Birth Preparation Workshop to celebrate the publication of Beautiful Birth by Suzanne Yates. Suzanne is an expert practitioner and author who will be demonstrating different techniques and massage points to relieve pain during pregnancy and childbirth. All are welcome, please reserve your free spot by signing up here

2. Tech time! If you haven't already heard, we now have an effraspace app. You can download our app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, and manage your bookings/ keep up to date with special events and workshops all with the touch of a button.


3. Our Baby Massage Course starts on Tuesday March 6th and runs each week for 6 weeks. Dominika is a certified IAIM instructor who will be able to take you through techniques that help ease colic and indigestion in babies and encourage a better sleep. Book here to reserve your spot. 

Well that's it from us folks. We hope you have a wonderful weekend and look forward to seeing you soon! 

With love, 
effraspace x 

The effraspace app is out! Find out how to download here...

Hey everyone, 

Big things are happening at effraspace! 

1. We now have a new app that you can download from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. You can easily book or cancel classes, purchase new passes and manage your bookings within the app. 

2. Our Free Film Night is on tonight at 7pm. Join us for a 2011 French romantic comedy-drama, directed by Michel Hazanavicius. This film won three Golden Globes when it was released - come along to find out which film it is! 

3. Our January Gong Bath is almost full! If you are interested in joining us for this relaxing oasis in the middle of inner-city London, we urge you to book soon. More info and booking details can be found here

4. From time to time, we will be showcasing new teachers, classes and styles for FREE - just to gauge interest in a particular style and to see what appeals to our customers. Our next session will be a Free Hatha Yoga Class on Wednesday 24th Jan at 8.15pm. To see more information or to book your spot please click here

5. Who's interested in learning about massage and shiatsu? On Thursday 8th Feb, Pinter & Martin will be launching their new book Beautiful Birth. To celebrate, author and practitioner Suzanne Yates will be demonstrating the benefits of shiatsu and massage on participants and couples. If you are interested in joining, tickets are available here.

6. The January Special £5 offer will be running out soon! Re-register to our new booking system and get your first class back at the special offer of £5. Valid for new and existing customers. See here for more details.

Well that's it from us. Hope you all enjoy the app as much as we do, we look forward to seeing you soon. 

With love, 
effraspace x 

Halfway through January- have you started on your 2018 goals?

Hey everyone! 

Just a quick note to let you know what's on this week at effraspace...

1. We have our new website & booking system up and running. If you haven't already re-registered online, make sure you do so to claim the SPECIAL OFFER £5 class we are offering to all new and existing customers before the end of January. 

2. Our new Pram Chorus course started last Wednesday. You can still book for now until the end of term. Classes work out to £8 each, see here for more details. 

3. Our Baby Massage course is filling up! The next course begins on Tuesday 12th Feb. See here for more details or to reserve your place. 

4. Our 6-class Fitness Pass is still valid to buy from now until the end of Feb. Take six of our fitness classes for just £8 each. Valid for PilatesYoga for Sports & CyclistsSelf Defence and HoopTone Fitness

5. Our next Gong Bath will be on Friday 26th Jan. For a wonderful session of deep relaxation and guided meditation, make sure you book your spot here

6. As usual, check out www.effra.space and have a look at what's on, our featured classes, our upcoming workshops and new licensed café opening times. 

Well that's it from us. If you're free tonight, why not join us for our Free Classic Film Night? Tonight's film is based on a dystopian novel by American writer Ray Bradbury which was published in 1953.

Hope to see you there! 

With love, 
effraspace x

And so 2018 begins...

From all of us at effraspace:

Happy New Year!

Check out our timetable for 2018 - it's packed to the brim with fun, unique classes guaranteed to get you healthier and happier this January!

Classes start next week. We look forward to seeing you all very soon...

New website & booking system launch this week!

Our new website and booking system are designed to be much more user friendly, and also come with an app! You will soon be able to block-book in, switch your classes, see what workshops we have available and keep up-to-date with our latest offers all by using the touch of a button! 

  • Our 2018 price list will be available soon. Check it out for special January-March offers.
  • Our new opening hours will be more regular. Come & visit our licensed cafe anytime between 9.30am-8.30pm Monday to Friday. 
  • New workshops & courses will be available soon, including Pram Chorus, Acro Yoga & Baby Massage.

Look out for our newsletter this Friday - details of the new website and booking system will be revealed!
 

With love,
effraspace x