The Forum aims to raise awareness of Health and Social Care matters within the Forest of Dean in order to influence and effect positive change. We invite the general public to meet various speakers from Health, Social Care and Councils so that we are informed of changes that affect us. FREE. 7.00-8.00pm, 1st Tuesday of every month. West Dean Centre, Bream, GL15 6JW. Contact Linda Vaughan on 01594 564230 or 07789621238, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.forestofdeanhealthforum.org.uk
The U3A is an excellent way of making new friends and gaining new skills and interests for the over 50s. Meetings with Speakers are on 3rd Thursday of the month at Lydney Town Hall at 1.45 pm. Lots of lively activity groups for members – Kurling, Ukelele, Art & Craft, French, Poetry, Knitting, Painting, Walking, Card games, Petanque, Lunch Club, Cycling, Book Club, Skittles, Heritage Detectives, Tea room appreciation, and more… What’s not to like? Lydney Town Hall, High St, Lydney, GL15 5DY. Join us on the 3rd Thursday of every month or visit u3asites.org.uk/forest-of-dean/home or ring us on 01594 832599.
Learn this amazing dance! Tuesdays in Newland. No partner needed. No previous dance experience required. All ages welcome. Tuesday 7.30-8.45pm. Newland Village Room, Newland, nr Coleford, GL16 8NP. Contact Bärbel Rücker on 07474 612701, email email@example.com, website www.movingexperience.eu.
Fun, friendly line dance classes. No partner required, just bring your friends and your feet! £3.00 for 1 hour, £4 for 2 hours, or £5 for the whole evening (7-10pm). Mondays, Lydbrook Community Centre, Central Lydbrook, GL17 9PP (opposite shop): Beginners: 7-8pm Intermediates 8-10pm. Wednesdays, Evergreen Hall, Church Walk, Broadwell, Coleford, GL16 7BN: Intermediates 8-10pm. Contact Jo Gwilliam on 01594 827189 or 0777 600 1845, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our baby yoga courses combine traditional Hatha yoga techniques with dynamic and rhythmic movements which are perfect for nurturing and developing your baby’s ever-changing body. Alongside movement, baby yoga classes include: singing, sensory activities, calm breathing techniques, relaxation and plenty of interactive fun for parent and child to bring to life each week’s theme. Contact Kate Kerslake on 01452 762 029, email email@example.com, website www.littleonesbabymassage.co.uk.
A weekly opportunity to enjoy the freedom of dancing in a beautiful space to a wide range of music. No steps to learn and no pressure to do anything except enjoy yourself in the company of others of all ages in a safe atmosphere. £3 or whatever you can afford. 1.30-3.00pm, ongoing. Yorkley Community Centre, 2 Bailey Hill, Yorkley, GL15 4RS. Contact Richard Henson on 01594 837874 or 07946 295009, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join me each month for an active 5-stage facilitated dance meditation. The Monthly Forest Moondance will move location within the Forest of Dean around the New or Full moon to give everyone a chance to dance somewhere nearby! No partner dancing is required and there are no steps to learn. Suitable for all fitness levels. £10 for 90 mins (concessions available) 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Venue and day change monthly to give everyone a chance to dance somewhere nearby. Contact Rozz on 07917341081, email email@example.com, website www.bigbeats.org or Facebook ‘Big Beats Dance’
A new course with Esther – Mixed Pilates – 11 weeks starting on Friday 20th April, 1.45-2.45pm. Northwood Green Village Hall, Northwood Green, Nr Westbury. Contact Esther Fransham on 01452 760120 or 07711 832042, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.estherf.com
Singing for Breathing is for people diagnosed with COPD and other lung conditions. It’s a fun way to help your breathing & confidence. All levels of ability or singing experience welcome. £3 or what you can afford, or free for some conditions. 2-3 pm, Thursdays ongoing. Lydney Community Centre, Naas Lane, Lydney, GL15 5AT. Contact Kirsty Abraham on 08906 789683, email email@example.com, website www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/singing-for-lung-health/join-a-group
Weekly Monday evening yoga classes Ruspidge Memorial Hall 6.30pm – 7.45pm. Beginners are welcome, mats provided. Spaces are limited. Booking required. Contact Di Worral to discuss your needs on 01594 800908 or 07794 189841, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.way2goadventures.co.uk
Imagine a place to breathe and be at one with nature and having the time to relax, destress and meditate on a Yoga Retreat. Welcome to our Spring Yoga Retreat in the Wye Valley 11th – 14th May. Contact Di Worral to discuss your needs on 01594 800908 or 07794 189841, email email@example.com, website www.way2goadventures.co.uk
Chen Style Tai Chi classes every Wednesday from 6 -7pm at English Bicknor. The syllabus includes loosening and foundation exercises, tai chi form and chi gong (energy work). The class and instructor are affiliated to The Bristol School of Tai Chi. English Bicknor Village Hall, Ross Road, English Bicknor, GL16 7PD. Contact Mark on 01594 544060 or 07791738668, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.bristoltaichi.com/deantaichi.htm
All welcome, suitable for beginners and returners. Come and share some yoga. Yoga helps with all aspects of our busy lives, keeping us healthy in body and mind. Stretching, relaxing, reflecting. Bring a mat, a blanket and wear warm loose clothes. British Wheel of Yoga tutor. 5.30 – 6.50pm 10 weeks starting Wednesday. £5 drop in rate or £40 for whole course paid in advance. Lydbrook Memorial Hal,l Central Lydbrook, GL17 9PP. Contact Jane Rothery on 01594 544149 or 07903099779, or email email@example.com
Forest of Dean Walking for Health offers free regular easy walks throughout the Forest in: Blakeney, Bream, Cinderford, Coleford, Drybrook, Hartpury, Heywood, Huntley, Lydney, Mitcheldean, Newent, Parkend, Sedbury, St Briavels, Staunton, Yorkley. Suitable for all abilities, walking from 10 minutes up to 1 hour with refreshments at the end. Free, with the bonus of some refreshments too! Happening all year round, with 16 starting points throughout the Forest of Dean. Contact Barbara Woods on 01594 727014, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.walkingforhealth.org.uk
With help of the Feldenkrais Method you can improve your movements and (re)gain comfort and ease. These ‘Awareness Through Movement’ (ATM) classes are non-strenuous and suitable for all ages. Wear comfortable & warm clothes and socks. Bring your own blanket/yoga mat. Drop-in class, £12, Wednesdays 10.30am-12noon or 7.30-9pm. Newland Village Room, Newland, Nr Coleford, GL16 8NP. Contact Bärbel on 07474 612701, email email@example.com, website www.movingexperience.eu
‘Strictly’ style dance fitness exercise class, no partners needed! You don’t need to be able to dance, you just have to want to get fit and have fun! Transform your body dancing to music! £4 per class or £28 for 8 classes within 8 weeks. Mondays & Wednesdays, 10-11am, Tuesdays & Thursdays 7-8pm (ongoing). Broadwell Memorial Hall, North Road, Coleford, GL16 7BG. Now also on Wednesdays, 7-8pm at Cinderford Methodist Church Hall, (Opposite Palace Cinema), Cinderford, GL14 2AB. Contact Lisa Cherry on 07909 755222, email firstname.lastname@example.org or through Facebook on LVC Fitness
Fitness Pilates utilises all of the principals and includes many of the mat work exercises in traditional Pilates, but offers modifications, diversifications to provide a controlled body conditioning program. It is aimed at adults of all levels, ages and abilities. Mondays & Wednesdays, 11am – 12.00noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9pm, ongoing. £24.00 for 6 weeks. Broadwell Memorial Hall, North Road, Coleford, GL16 7BG. Contact Lisa Cherry on 07909 755222, email email@example.com or through Facebook, at LVC Fitness.
Sunday Workshops, 10am-12.30pm, £10. Yoga Sutra Study, 27th May 2018 Vedic Chant, 6th May 2018 Millers Farm, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4AP. Contact Sue Chudley on 01594 510655, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.millersfarm.co.uk/yogaspace
SUPYOGA comes to the Forest of Dean. Come and try Stand Up Paddleboard – 1 hour, £20. Contact Di for dates and local venues. Spaces limited, early booking recommended. Contact Di at Way2Go Adventures on 07779 4189841, or email email@example.com, website www.way2goadventures.co.uk/trips-and-activities/stand-up-paddleboarding-sup-on-the-wye/
A gentle practice suitable for older students and anybody seeking a gentler approach to yoga. Practices are adapted so that the benefits of yoga can be experienced by everyone. We use the physical practices of yoga to improve mobility, strength and stability whilst breathing and relaxation techniques calm the mind. Thursday mornings, 10 -11.30am, £6.50 per class. Bell Hotel, Lord’s Hill, Coleford, GL16 8BE Contact Ali Rose on 07883678629, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.yogawithalirose.co.uk
Way2go Adventures offers Water & Land Based Activities for Schools & Youth Groups – Stand up paddleboard, canoeing, kayaking, raft-building, team building, gorge walking & more. ½ and full day courses from £30pp. Contact Di Worral to discuss your needs on 01594 800908 or 07794 189841, email email@example.com, website www.way2goadventures.co.uk
One to one tuition gives a regular home practice which may relieve serious health conditions by improving range of movement, coordination, breathing, sleep, digestion and may help to ease pain, anxiety or depression, assisting in a greater sense of self-esteem and wellbeing. £40 per hour, by appointment. Millers Farm, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4AP. Contact Sue on 01594 510655, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.millersfarm.co.uk/yogaspace.
Weekly classes for mixed ability in Krishnamacharya/Desikachar tradition. All mixed ability. Starts again from 1st May 2018. Tuesdays 7pm, Fridays 9.30am £7 at Millers Farm, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4AP. Wednesdays 5.30pm £8 at Flaxley School Rooms Contact Sue Chudley on 01594 510655, email email@example.com, website www.millersfarm.co.uk/yogaspace.
For all levels and abilities. Yoga has stood the test of time and is as relevant now as it was thousands of years ago. Learn how to maintain or improve flexibility and strength, settle an unruly mind, improve energy levels and enjoy life to the full through asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing practices), relaxation and meditation. £7 drop- in rate or £60 for 10 sessions. Also Pregnancy Yoga by arrangement. Newnham: Mondays, 10-11.30am Northwood Green: Mondays 5.30-7.00pm Huntley: Tuesday 1.00-2.30pm Littledean: Wednesday (Intermediate), 7.30-9.00pm Berry Hill: Thursdays (for the 50+), 4.15-5.45pm Pregnancy Yoga by arrangement Contact Glenys on 01594 823581, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pilates with Esther – Matwork – Invest in your body and develop good posture, strength, flexibility and balance in a fun way. Costs vary – contact Esther for details. 7-8pm, 10 weeks starting Tuesday 17th April. Dene Magna School, Mitcheldean, GL17 0DU (Contact Dene Magna for details) 9.30-10.30am, 11 weeks starting Friday 20th April. Bishopswood Village Hall, Kerne Bridge, HR9 5QT Contact Esther Fransham on 01452 760120 or 07711 832042, email email@example.com, website www.estherf.com
Discover a whole new way of moving more freely. The sessions are done within your own ability, range of movement and suit both men and women. Costs vary – contact Esther for details. 11.30am-12.30pm, 10 weeks starting Friday 20th April, The Club, High Street, Newnham-on-Severn, GL14 1BS 6pm – 7pm, 10 weeks starting Tuesday 17th April, Dene Magna School, Mitcheldean, GL17 0DU. Contact Dene Magna for details. Contact Esther Fransham on 01452 760120 or 07711 832042, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.estherf.com
22nd July 2018, 10am – 4pm £45 inc light lunch. Contact Sue to book. Millers Farm, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4AP. Contact Sue Chudley on 01594 510655, email email@example.com, website www.millersfarm.co.uk/yogaspace
Suitable for all ages and abilities, seated or standing. Tai Chi, primarily traditional Sun style and Dr Paul Lam’s modified programs for health suitable for all ages/abilities, seated/standing. Teaching locally since 2001, specialising in Sun style, modified to assist management of Arthritis, Diabetes, Osteoporosis and Falls Prevention, Qigong. Care Home programs available . Minimum 1 hour sessions, continuous throughout the year – check website for confirmed dates, £4 per session, concessions available. One to one tuition available on request. Tuesdays 11.30 am, Taynton & Tibberton Hall Tuesdays 6.15pm, Latchen Rooms, Longhope Wednesdays 11am, Parkside Community Centre (2 Rivers), Coleford, GL16 8DA Wednesdays 7.30pm, Blaisdon/Newnham – TBA contact us Thursdays 6.30pm, Linton Village Hall. £4/session. Contact Trevor on 01452 830000, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.crystaltaichi.co.uk.
Enjoy yoga at a level to suit you. Increase energy and flexibility. Relax body and mind. Improve balance and mental clarity. £60 per 10 weeks, ongoing classes in Coleford, Lydney, and Yorkley. Yorkley Mondays 10.15-11.45am, Yorkley Community Centre, Bailey Hill, Yorkley, GL15 4RS. Lydney (Taurus Crafts) Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, 7-8.30pm, Taurus Crafts, Old Park, Lydney Park Estate, Nr Lydney, GL15 6BU Lydney Thursdays 10-11.30am, ongoing, Lydney Community Centre, Naas Lane, Lydney, GL15 5AT. Coleford Thursdays 7-8.30pm, ongoing, St Margaret Mary Church Hall, High Nash, Coleford, GL16 8HN. Contact Carolyn Thomas on 01594 530225 or 07789 893467, email Carolyn on email@example.com, or visit freedomyogaandrelaxation.co.uk.
A friendly, relaxed class offering a wide variety of yoga styles. The courses are tailored around participants needs. All levels of fitness and ability are welcomed. Great emphasis is placed on asana, pranayama and meditation. A unique yoga experience that brings excellent health benefits. 7-8.30pm every Monday (Intermediate) 10 am – 11.30am every Wednesday (Beginners) 10am – 11.30am every Friday (Beginners) 2pm – 4pm every Saturday (Drop in) Severn Sun Studio, 8 Newland Street, Coleford Contact Natalie on 01594 510666, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.severn-sun-tai-chi.org.uk/yoga.html