Classes during next week: 31.07-4.08

Please also notice that during the week of July 31- August 4 we will move all the classes to Borrow Hill Junior School as we will run some maintenance work at 3 House Club. There will be some balloons and signs to follow the entrance. We are sorry for any inconvenience. On the positive side, children will be able to use a wonderful playground at the school.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Summer Break 4 Hour Sessions for kids at 3 House Club.

Dear parents, grandparents and kids, we've got some great news for you: during this summer break we will be offering special 4-hour sessions for kids aged from 4 to 6 years old.

What does this mean?

We will have morning (9:30-13:30) & afternoon sessions (13:30-17:30), every day, Monday-Friday, starting from July 9th to September 1st.

You can just have a look on your agenda and pick a date and time when you'd like your child to attend our summer break special sessions.

The structure of the sessions.

The kid will join one of our age-appropriate classes. We offer a wide range of classes: from music, arts, dance, ballet to minifootball and more. Please check our live schedule and pick a class.

Plus, he/she will be involved in indoor/outdoor play time, along with other kids, and do art/crafts activities for 3 hours. 

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FREE ASHTANGA YOGA CLASS STARTING SOON... WAIT, WHICH ONE IS THAT AGAIN

A new FREE class for adults is starting very soon at 3 House Cub: an entry level Ashtanga Yoga Class. It certainly looks as if the Yoga craze is more than just a craze. No longer something that is practiced only by alternative types coming back from long trips to India, Yoga, it seems, is here to stay. With studios and clothing stores cropping up left, right and centre, and more styles of practice than I care to mention (Bikram, Hot, Iyengar, Yin, Power, Prenatal, Postnatal etc.), it's perfectly natural to wonder, wait, which one is Ashtanga again?

Let's have a quick look at it before rolling out our yoga mats.

Ashtanga - full name: Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga - is a style of Hatha Yoga, or "forceful Yoga", in other words Yoga of the body. This distinction is quite important, as Yoga in its totality is actually a much wider system of ancient Liberation teachings and practices which has influenced many Indian religions over the centuries. Ashtanga Yoga, meaning "Eight-limbed" Yoga, borrows its name from one of the key texts of the Yoga school of Hindu thought, the Yoga Sutras, in which an eight-step path is laid out leading on to spiritual freedom. The practice of asanas, or poses, is one step of this path.

Ashtanga Yoga in its modern form was developed in the earlier part of the last century by an Indian man from Mysore in southern India, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (simply Guruji to his students). Jois was a Sanskrit and Advaita Vedanta student, the latter being a sub-tradition of the larger school of Hindu philosophy of Vedanta. From a young age, Jois studied under the guidance of Krishnamacharya, known as "The Father of Modern Yoga", himself a learned Sanskrit scholar who mastered numerous asanas from a teacher whom he sought out in a cave in Tibet, Ramamohana Brahmachari.

Krishnamacharya may have been the "Father of Modern Yoga", but it was Jois who later developed his own sequences of Yoga poses based on what he had learned, thus creating Ashtanga Yoga as we know it today. He devised a system of six sequences of increasing difficulty, starting with the so-called Primary Series, and working all the way up to Advanced D. Due to the increasing difficulty of the sequences, it is likely that the number of students practicing Advanced D in the world can probably be counted on one's own two hands!

Jois, on the right, with his grandson Sharath, lifting up into Utpluthih.

Jois, on the right, with his grandson Sharath, lifting up into Utpluthih.

Not to worry! The series that we will be working on in this new class - as do the vast majority of people practicing this style of Yoga in the world - is the Primary Series, otherwise known as Yoga Chikitsa, or "Yoga therapy". Therapy? Sounds nice doesn't it?! Don't let this fool you however. It may be therapy for the body and mind, but even the Primary Series is far from being a Spa-like experience. It will give you plenty to chew on for plenty of time. 

Ashtanga Yoga is noted for its distinct athleticism an dynamism. Contemporary forms of "Power Yoga", and even the ubiquitous "Vinyasa Flow", own a lot to their older relative, Ashtanga. This form of Yoga will famously get you warm (and sweating) quite quickly, without the use of heated-up rooms. One generates heat from the inside using a very specific breathing technique and by keeping up a steady flow of the movements, each one movement linked to a breath-cycle (Vinyasa). The heat generated from the breath helps one develop the flexibility needed to progress to more advanced poses, while the breath itself gives the mind a stable object to focus on, essentially making it a practice of moving meditation. The poses themselves are arranged in a pre-meditated order that allows one to gradually open up to ever more challenging parts of the practice. This pose prepare you for the next, which in turn prepares you for the one after that, and so on. Traditionally, a student will stop at whichever pose he/she is working on, and not move on until this pose has been mastered. Very few, if any, props such as blocks and straps are used, as the focus is placed on developing strength from the inside, relying on the systematic application of various "energy locks", or bandhas, inside the body. In the most traditional form, Ashtanga is practiced in the so-called Mysore Style, that is, a self-lead practice in the company of other Yogis, with a teacher assisting silently throughout. This is how Jois taught, how Ashtanga is still taught nowadays in Mysore, and indeed all over the world. 

Due to the nature of our different backgrounds and commitments, the class at 3 House Club will vary slightly from tradition. This will  be a set lead class, open to all levels, and in it we will make the use props, if needed, in order to access as much of the practice as possible. While beginners - even those totally new to any form of Yoga - will find they can reap many benefits from working of the Primary Series at whatever level, the class is designed to take even regular practitioners of Yoga of whichever style through a challenging, fun and fast-paced hour of authentic Ashtanga.

Ashtanga has to offer the more obvious benefits of a stronger, more flexible and more toned body that is increasingly free of knots and stiffness, and also a taste of a subtler form of freedom. This freedom comes when we attend to the experience of what it is like to really inhabit our body and to challenge it, thus challenging our mind and its habitual leanings. In doing so with a non-judgemental attitude, we gradually learn more about ourselves, how our mind-body complex functions, and in understanding its mechanics, how we can awake to a wiser way of being in the world.

I hope to see you there, mats rolled out and ready. Namaste. 🕉️

Classes run Thursdays from June 8. No class June 15.

75 mins, from 12pm-1.15pm.

All levels welcome. Mats and props provided.

FREE class. Just book yourself in here, or on events on the 3 House FB page here.

Source: https://www.awakeashtanga.com/

Connection with baby sleep and reflux.

What a unique opportunity for 3 House Club and NW8 Mums to host the author of The Sensational Baby Sleep PlanAlison Scott-Wright on October 1.

All details to follow later.  There is going to be a talk as well as possibility to book 1-on-1 sessions.

Here are some tips that Alison shares on her website:

Does my baby have reflux?  It can be quite hard to spot the symptoms, especially with silent reflux.  These are some of the signs and symptoms to look out for:


• Vomiting or spitting up
• Arching the back or neck and body goes rigid
• Irritability and pain
• Frequent hiccups, excessive dribbling
• Gurgling, gagging, choking episodes
• White coating on the tongue [not oral thrush]
• Excessive mucous, sinus congestion
• Raspy / wheezy cough, often worse at night
• Very windy, hard to burp, excessive ‘bottom’ wind
• Excessive feeding or refusal to feed
• Difficult to settle, poor sleep patterns
• Bouts of inconsolable crying

FREE: paediatricians from St Mary's Hospital on recurring wheeze in children.

Don't miss out a free talk with a paediatric team from St Mary's Hospital at @3houseclub this Monday at 11:15 on recurring wheeze in children under 5. Toddlers will be entertained and drinks will be provided ☕️👩‍👦  The event is free but please RSVP to info@3HouseClub.com ASAP as places are limited!

The talk is part of a project run by Connecting Care for Children.

photos from jeffreysterlingmd.com

photos from jeffreysterlingmd.com

Source: https://www.cc4c.imperial.nhs.uk/

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毎週水曜日の9:15amより9:45amまで 3 House Club にて2-3才児を対象としたバレー教室を開催しています。‎5月末日までに申し込んだ方は2割引にてご参加いただけます。info@3houseclub.com までご連絡ください。

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9 tips to speed up your language learning.

Learning a language can be frustrating. Difficult. Even boring. Most people think they need to spend hours plowing through stacks of flashcards and memorizing sentences. And while there’s certainly no substitute for diligent study, there are some ways you can speed up the learning process and even have fun along the way.

Learning a language shouldn’t be a grind, it should be a joy. In this post, we’re going to give you 9 hacks for speeding up your language learning and having some fun along the way.

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Discover Coo - the App for easy parenting in London!

After leaving my job in finance to become a full-time mother I did not realise how much one needs to juggle to be a parent. One has to remember all play-dates, school projects, birthday party invitations, after-school clubs. Multiply that by 2 or 3 when you have more than one child and it gets out of control!

That’s why we love Coo, the new app we discovered for parents. 

Coo - the App for easy parenting. 

Coo is a coo-l parent productivity app that leverages the power of parent communities to reduce the administrative burden for all - think WhatsApp meets Google Calendar, and then some. You create private groups around your children’s activities - one for school, another for tennis class, a third for swimming. Each group has a news feed to chat and a calendar that helps you keep track of all the activities and syncs with your phone. All the people you need, and all the dates you need to keep track of, readily available whenever you need it. No wonder the Evening Standard described us as the parenting app to have!

 

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It takes only 5 magic hours per week to make your family life better!

After having children, family life changes. The woman's priorities change and it can have a negative impact on her relationship with the husband.

If you feel your relationship in the family can be better, our local mum and phycologist Rivka suggested a great book to have a look at The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert by John Gottman.

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The book reminds couple how to build friendship which will make a base for a lasting and happy marriage.  If you do not have time to read it all, here is a short cut to ensure a better marriage or so called 5 magic hours per week:

1) Partings: before your part in the morning, make sure you learn one thing which is happening in your spouse's life that day - 2min/day x5 working days = 10 min;

2) Reunion: engage in the stress-reducing conversation at the end of each work day - 20 min/day x5 days = 1hr 40 mi

3) Appreciation and admiration: find some way every day to express sincere appreciation towards your souse (5 min x 7 days = 35 min)

4) Affections: kiss/hold/etc during the time you are together and kiss before going to sleep (5minx7 days = 35 min);

5) Weekly date: talk to each other in a relaxing environemnt and ask each other questions about what is going on in your partner's life to reconnect (2hours/week).

Let us know if it made any difference in your marriage!

Why we do not believe in controlled crying - meet Kerry from our baby sleep clinic!

Below are the thought shared by Kerry bout how she approached Baby Sleep. Come and join her clinic at 3 House Club this Wednesday, January 25 at 11:15.

Controlled crying, controlled comforting, spaced soothing, crying in company; it has many pseudo names and even more variations on how to actually put it into practice and carry it out.

When it comes to parenting, anything (well almost) goes here at Kerry Cares. I am very pro-choice when it comes to your family. You after all are your family’s expert and I believe there’s no right way to parent and things are only an issue if they are one for you. Bed sharing, co sleeping, room sharing, naps in the buggy, feeding to sleep, rocking to sleep; you get the idea! These are ALL your choice and are welcomed with open arms here at Kerry Cares.

However, there is one thing I won’t do; controlled crying or any other of its pseudo names it goes by and I want to share with you my story behind why.I have worked with hundreds of families just like yours and I have never used controlled crying. If you came to me for some sleep support for your family I wouldn’t suggest that you use controlled crying either.

I would be lying if I said I have NEVER, ever used controlled crying myself but hand on heart honesty here I only did so less than a handful of times before I came to the conclusion that I wanted to find another way, there MUST be a different way because it doesn’t feel right to me.

It’s important to me that you understand that I am not staunchly against controlled crying and would judge you if you felt this was right for your family because that would mean I would presume to know what your family needs over you; that would be very presumptuous and silly of me. I simply don’t, only you are your family’s expert and know exactly what is best for them. All I want to do is share my simple message; there is a choice, you don’t have to do controlled crying if it feels wrong for you and that there is an alternative that really works. Honestly!

My story starts way back in 1997 when wide leg trousers were in fashion, Pulp were cool and I was fresh out of Nanny school. I had just graduated from my intense 2 year NNEB course, was full of enthusiasm and had landed my first Nanny job with 3 young children (terrifying really!). I thought I knew it all and was raring to go. How little I really knew!

When the day came to sleep train baby, I followed my Nanny training to the letter; Stay calm, carry out the bedtime routine, place them in their cot whilst trying not to make too much eye contact and put them down drowsy yet awake whilst blessing myself (this sentence alone still makes me cringe and want to lob anything out of the nearest window!)This is easy I thought to myself, I have totally got this. Then I left the room and had just got both feet out of the door when baby started crying. Ear splitting, world is ending, hear in space, heart breaking kind of crying. I swear my heart rate quadrupled instantly as I started sweating like I had just run for my life and my adrenaline kicked in. Every instinct in me was telling me to go back in to the baby, swoop them up and sooth them. The voice in my heart was shouting at me to go back in but the voice in my head told me I was spoiling the baby (don’t worry I had stern words with it after) so I recited my training; leave them for 3 minutes before going back in. OK you can so do this Kerry, 3 minutes or 180 seconds is practically nothing (what can you do in 3 minutes), you can do it. It felt like the longest time ever and I swear I must have paced around the world twice waiting outside. When 3 minutes were up I flew in and baby stopped crying immediately. I was almost crying with relief but as soon as I retreated once again the crying started again along with my heart rate. I now had to leave them for another 5 minutes, a whole extra 120 seconds. The time went slower this time and the whole thing felt so instinctively wrong and unnatural to me. It must have gone on for half an hour before the baby went to sleep but it honestly felt like days and by the end of it I was shaking, snotty and in tears  like the baby. I hated this part of being a Nanny and hated feeling so at odds with my instincts. You have probably guessed by now that I am by nature a very nurturing, loving and caring kind of girl.

My training had to be right thought didn't it? There must be no other way to help get this baby to sleep and this is what I had signed up for. I felt like I had no choice and there no alternative to controlled crying. I was however miserable and dreaded putting the baby to bed, I had what I call bed dread now.

I think (it is all little hazy now!) it all came to ahead in my next job. When it came to teaching the baby to sleep I was a big bundle of nerves and all the memories came flooding back from before. I lasted 2 nights before I broke down to the parents and said I can’t do this anymore. I thought I was going to be fired on the spot but instead they looked so relieved and told me they felt exactly the same way but they too had felt they had no choice; there was no alternative. I chatted with the parents who agreed they were happy for me to follow my instincts. I didn’t need any more encouragement: I packed in the controlled crying, turned by back on my training and followed my instincts. No more leaving them to cry just following my instincts and meeting their needs. It worked and Kerry Cares was born.

Source: http://www.kerrycaresparenting.com/single-...

YOGA & PILATES offer! FREE class for your friend!

Did you eat lots of cookies and pies and candies this Christmas? Well, don't feel guilty! We all have! :p But now it's time we got back on track! It's time for workout! 

So, let's make a new year resolution now and choose to be healthy and fit! 

We've designed a special offer for our YOGA class with James on Tuesdays at 12:00 and for the PILATES class with Talya on Wednesdays at 09:05. Join any one of these classes and you can bring your friend for FREE! (for the 1st visit) 

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Last days to register for 3 House Club monthly membership for the old price – only £110!

Dear friends, we’d like to announce that we are changing our monthly membership price starting from 7th of December.

We are still taking new members for the old price (£110) up until Wednesday, December 7th! So, if you’ve attended our fantastic classes and would like to be part of our beautiful and growing community, please email or call us today or tomorrow to register!

Email us at info@3houseclub.com

Call us at 020 7586 9871  

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Families help families in need-A call for donations from Little Village Charity.

Dear friends and members, a local charity, Little Village, needs our help. We'd like to tell you a bit about their charitable work in our local community and hope you too can contribute to improving the lives of families in need. 

What is Little Village?

Little Village works a bit like a foodbank but, instead of food, it provides good quality baby clothes and equipment, donated by local families, to local families in need. It does this through a weekly drop in service, a delivery service and a referrals based service for partners such as health visitors, children's centres, midwives and local foodbanks.  

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YOGA Special Offer: Join the class and your friend can come for FREE!

We know being a mother makes you so happy. It's the best experience life can give you. But, mummy, don't forget to take care of yourself.  Save a spot in your agenda just for yourself! 

We've designed a special offer for the month of November so that you can workout a little bit, enjoy yourself and have fun with your best friend. 

Join our YOGA class with James Chapman every Tuesday, from 12:00-13:00 and you can bring your friend for FREE! This is one gift your best friend will surely appreciate!

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FREE LANGUAGE CLASSES all next week!!!!

We love TED as it inspires to do great things in life. But this particular presentation we found so relevant!

You can check out a complete presentation, but to summarise:

- The ability of learning language start to decline from age 7;

- How 6 months old babies already react/ learn languages;

- 6-8 month is the critical period;

- Babies learn from 'real people'.

To learn a language is to start early! Here you go with the scientific proof.

You might not see any difference at their young age. It will all come up when they start to show reaction and to speak. Listen first, then speak, then read, then write. To learn a language takes years; but once they learn it, it's theirs for the rest of their life (as long as they keep using it). 

Kids learn so much quicker than us and have much better pronunciation.  Trust them and let them absorb. Be patient.

Don't forget - kids learn from real people and the people they like! Once they 'like' to learn, they will learn fast and don't stop! That's why our teaching aims to provide a happy learning environment.

SO 3 House Club decided to make a brave move and invite everybody for FREE all next week to join our language classes!

Monday, October 31

9:30 French with Club Petit Pierrot for 18m to 4 yrs old;

16:00 Spanish with Bilingual Beats for 4 m to 5 years old

Tuesday, November 1

9:30 Mandarin with Wanda Hu for 6 m to 3 yrs old

Friday, November 4

16:15 French with Club Petit Pierrot for 4 to 8 yrs old.

Do sign up to join us next week by filling up the form below:

Name *
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Date of the Session *
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Source: http://www.ted.com/talks/patricia_kuhl_the...