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World Mental Health Day 2023 - Charlotte Marsh

The Benefits of Better Breathing Do you want to inspire your children to adopt a healthy attitude to wellbeing, both in mind and body?

🦥Meet Susie Sloth!

Did you know? The way we breathe effects the blood chemistry and your brain receives signals 24/7 about your physical state. That information is processed and your nervous system reposnds accordingly, regulating how safe or unsafe your physical body feels and relaying that into your mind's thoughts.

Using her unique kids book Susie Sloth and her Secret Superpower, author Charlotte Marsh has designed a fantastic supportive approach for children of all ages. Charlotte is a qualified kids Pilates teacher and Buteyko breathing coach. After recovering from chronic pain, Charlotte discovered that Pilates is an excellent form of movement for all bodies, often used in rehab as well as for long term health. Breathwork based on Buteyko principles is an NHS backed approach and suitable for many conditions including stress recovery, shortness of breath, anxiety, sleep issues and more. This book is the first of its kind and has already received fabulous endorsements from Patrick McKeown of Buteyko Clinic International, Glenn Withers of Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute, from teachers, parents, a GP, osteopaths, and many more! The breathing practices are all themed to match the animals in the story and perfect for kids. 🦥 Susie Sloth makes friends with animals who each have a special skill BUT can anyone guess her secret superpower?


🦥 A sweet & interactive tale introducing kids to Pilates movements


🦥 Her superpower - controlling her breath - leads to her top 5 breathwork practices for wellbeing

Free library sessions:

Monday 30th October Normanton Library 2.00 - 2.45pm

Tuesday 31st October Wirksworth Library 2.30 - 3.15pm

Wednesday 1st November Riverside Library 12.30 - 1.15pm

Thursday 2nd November Ashbourne Library 10.15 - 11.00am

Thursday 2nd November Alvaston Library 2.00 - 3.15pm

Mickleover and Belper dates tbc


Come along and be introduced to Susie Sloth and her Secret Superpower. A fantastic new book that introduces Pilates and Breathwork to little bodies and young minds.

Author Charlotte Marsh will welcome children to this read-along and invites you to come and play Pilates and try out breathwork exercises. Books will be available to purchase on the day as well as colouring sheets for children to take away. Space is limited so please call your nearby library to book a place. Instagram

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