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Belly dancing basics and history are introduced for the benefits of teachers and enthusiasts. Simply explained, the benefits and training effects of the exercise are covered, together with teaching skills and techniques to make it a safe environment.  Learn why we warm up and the best approach, different basic skills of the dance, and safety of cooling down.  Also covered are special populations, with the considerations needed when teaching children, older adults and pregnant women. Written with humour, Dawn-Marie easily explains why we can all be a Goddess through Oriental dance, and get fitter. stronger and more confident. Price £8.99

A light hearted yet serious look at the teaching of Pilates that centres around the fact that we are all individuals with different shapes and needs. One size does not suit all!


This book covers the basics with a thorough introduction about fitness goals and finding a good neutral posture. It then explores the concepts of ‘cheating’ or adaptation of exercises to find infinite variety, and enable us to learn more about our own body through mat-based exercise. Well over 1000 ‘cheats’ or adaptations are introduced based on a fairly comprehensive basic program.  Price £9.00

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Get away from it all, if not through exercise, then a through a relaxing break?

Holiday Home - To Let.


This converted farmhouse is situated close to the town of Sao Bras, and although next to a road (having good road access) it is also in the middle of the countryside.  Surrounded by ¼ acre of tropical gardens, with many relaxing places to sit and enjoy the open air. It has an 8 metre swimming pool and sleeps up to 7 people.


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