In October last year, we opened our Chrysalis
Studio in Frederick House at Princes Court.
From here, we will be offering a range of movement therapy activities to help enhance the health and wellbeing of residents in the area.
The programme has been designed with an inclusive, person-centred approach and the services will support the Cheshire East Council neighbourhood plan.
Our work will focus on those with chronic physical or mental health conditions who have a desire to improve resilience and wellbeing.
There will be a comprehensive range of movement-related and body-oriented activities that encompass innovative interventions inspired by the latest research.
Fundraising for our centre will commence in earnest in the New Year. As well as seeking grant funding we welcome donations of all sizes from fundraisers, sponsors and individuals alike. We are thrilled to have received our first donations – we are a small organisation but we aim to make a big difference, and we can make a little go a long way.
To become a fundraiser, or make a donation, see our projects on The Good Exchange.
Our first Movement in Mind group is for carers. People who are responsible for the daily care of someone close to them provide invaluable support, but their own health needs can sometimes be overlooked and many experience poor health or emotional difficulties. Movement in Mind is one hour where they get to focus on just themselves and process thoughts feelings and emotions in a safe and contained environment.
There will be dance classes, too. We plan to offer ballroom lessons with moves adapted for people with reduced mobility and considerations for people partnering them. And our solo class for ladies who love to dance but don’t have a partner.
Profits from the open classes will help to fund therapy groups, such as Dance in Mind which will be offered for people recovering from invasive or traumatic surgery to regain emotional as well as physical strength and address issues such as body image and self esteem.
Tai Chi has many health benefits for a wide range of health conditions. We will be offering classes adapted to suit different learning styles as well as taster classes for beginners and shorter, lunchtime sessions to accommodate busy lives and restore balance to the working day.
Feeling Good! is a dance movement class for all aspects of health which will strengthen the body and lift the spirits. At its heart are proven principles of falls prevention but it takes a fresh approach which is inclusive, accessible and, most importantly, fun!
Our intention is to offer a therapeutic space with a positive ambience that is inclusive and welcoming to all. The Chrysalis Studio will look to help people improve all aspects of their physical and mental wellbeing through body, movement and dance.