September 10th, November 26th. Millers Farm, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4AP. Contact Sue Chudley on 01594 510655, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.millersfarm.co.uk/yogaspace
Training 1:1/small groups. Dates tbc. Lydbrook. Contact Caroline on 07795 835967 or 01594 861216, email email@example.com , or facebook Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Therapy and Healing Centre.
Learn self-hypnosis and CBT techniques on this weekly course. Dates tbc. Lydbrook. Contact Caroline on 07795 835967 or 01594 861216, email firstname.lastname@example.org , or facebook Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Therapy and Healing Centre.
Way2go Adventrues offer a range of fun outdoor activities including Canoeing, Kayaking, gorge walking, Stand up Paddleboard, SUPYOGA and teambuilding. From half to full days, and canoe & campouts for 2 days or more. Multi activity days. Let us tailor a package to suit your requirements. Acticities start from £25 per person. Contact Di Worral to discuss your needs on 01594 800908 or 07794 189841, email email@example.com, website www.way2goadventures.co.uk
Fitness class based on the 12 dances of Strictly Come Dancing. Includes both Latin and Ballroom. Suitable for all fitness levels. 11.15am-12.15pm, 10 weeks starting Tuesday 19th September, £40. Lydney Community Centre, Naas Lane, Lydney, GL15 5AT. Contact Wyedean on 01291 625340 (leave a message and they’ll get back to you) or download the brochure and enrolment form from www.wyedean.gloucs.sch.uk (go to ‘Community’, ‘Adult Learning’ ‘Courses available’). You can post your enrolment form (+SaE if you wish for a receipt) during the holidays, or enrol at the school at the start of term.
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, starting 15th September. Yorkley Community Centre, 2 Bailey Hill, Yorkley, GL15 4RS. Contact Richard Henson on 01594 837874 or 07946 295009, email firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a peer led support group for people who suffer/ awaiting diagnosis with fibromyalgia or chronic pain. The group runs on the last Wednesday of the month. 11am-1pm, free and ongoing from Wednesday 27th September. Salvation Army, 43 North Road, Broadwell, Coleford, GL16 7BX. Contact Emma Cornish on 07432 069617, email email@example.com
The School of Medieval European Fencing offers classes in Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) and specialises in late medieval German longsword. We also practise sword and buckler, dagger, staff weapons and many other disciplines from the medieval period. Adult classes take place at Broadwell Memorial Hall every Sunday evening between 7pm and 9pm. Junior classes are available. Contact Chris by phone or text: 07802476604, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. First two lessons are free.
Free taster sessions in Chen Style tai chi followed by beginners 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 / 07791738668, email email@example.com, website www.bristoltaichi.com/deantaichi.htm
10am – 1pm, October 15th, November 12th, £10. Please contact Sue to book. Millers Farm, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4AP. Contact Sue Chudley on 01594 510655, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.millersfarm.co.uk/yogaspace
One on one sessions for children and adults. Specialist sensory Yoga techniques for coping with anxiety, depression, sleep problems, dyslexia, dispraxia, ADHD and other related conditions. £35- £45 depending on location. Weekdays mornings. Based in Whitchurch, Ross on Wye but will travel. Contact Veronika on 01600 890966 or 07799 532826, email email@example.com, website www.herefordshireyoga.com
An exercise class with rebound boots – up to 80% reduced impact on joints, improves posture, high level of fat burning. Suitable for kids and adults. Core workout £5 per session. Various venues and times across the Forest. Please see our Facebook page ‘White Lotus Jump’ or contact Michelle Gardiner on 01594 860872 or 07790025743, email Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website, www.whitelotus.co.uk
New to LVCFitness, a BRAND NEW fun dance fitness workout class based on 26+ different dance styles with easy to follow steps. Adults 16+. 8-9pm, Tuesdays, starting 3rd January. £28 for 8 weeks or £4 pay as you go. Broadwell Memorial hall, North Road, Coleford, GL16 7BG. Contact Lisa Cherry on 07909 755222, email email@example.com or through Facebook on LVC Fitness.
Simple drop in sessions suitable for all. Presenting a Yoga Practice that can make a difference to everyday life for ordinary people! Short courses on a theme over 6 weeks – ring to check dates. Bring a mat, a blanket and wear comfy clothes. £25 for 6 weeks. 6.00-7.25pm, Wednesday evenings, rolling programme. Ring to check for next dates. The Spotlight Room, Cinderford Leisure Centre, Causeway Road, Cinderford, GL14 2AF. Contact Jane Rothery on 01594 544149, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have our general meeting every third Thursday of the month, from 1.40 pm at Lydney Town Hall. We offer lots of activities and groups to anyone over the age of 50, all free apart from an annual membership fee of £15.00 per year. There are craft groups, painting groups, trips, singing, luncheon clubs, skittles, book group, cribbage, 3 walking groups, nat and knitters, arts, sports and more. Why not come along and join our friendly lively groups? For details and contacts go to u3asites.org.uk/forest-of-dean/home
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 welcome. No previous experience of singing is required. You don’t even have to think that you can sing! £3 or what you can afford. Free for some conditions. 2-3 pm, Thursdays, + cuppa and chat time, starting from 14th September for a minimum of 12 weeks. 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
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 Contact Glenys on 01594 823581, email firstname.lastname@example.org
A regular Pilates session will give you a strong centre to work from. Strengthening the small supporting muscles, which are often ignored in regular conditioning programs, will allow you to move more freely and help you to stabilise your body in everyday or more demanding physical activities. Pay as you attend – £6 per hour session. 2pm to 3pm, every Wednesday St Briavels Assembly Rooms, East Street, St. Briavels, GL15 6TG. Contact Penny Jones on 01291 627243 or 07787 193302, email email@example.com, website www.pennyjonesfitness.co.uk
Suitable for beginners, sparring optional. Grades from white to black. £6/£7 per session. Contact Michelle Gardiner on 07790025743, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.whitelotus.co.uk Mondays: Kids 6-7pm, Adults 7-8.30pm, Fit to Fight 8.30-9.30pm, ongoing. Forest Fighting Gym, Miners Hall, Wesley Rd, Denecroft, GL14 2JN Thursdays: Family sessions, 6.30-7.30pm, Lydney Community Centre, Naas Lane, Lydney, GL15 5PB.
The best fitness activity !!! Fun fitness. Suitable for those who don’t think they can dance :). £5 per session, all classes ongoing. Contact Michelle Gardiner on 07790025743, email email@example.com, website www.whitelotus.co.uk Tuesdays, 10-11am, Lydney Community Centre, Naas Lane, Lydney, GL15 5PB Thursdays, 10.00-11.00am, Woolaston Memorial Hall, Netherend, Woolaston, GL15 6NW More classes available – contact Michelle or check website.
For health and relaxation, suitable for all. Seated and standing – people with disabilities welcome. £4 per session. Contact Michelle Gardiner on 07790025743, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.whitelotus.co.uk Mondays: 11am-12.oonoon ongoing, Foxes Bridge Hub, Valley Road, Cinderford, GL14 2LJ Wednesdays: 9.30-10.30am, Foxes Bridge Hub, Valley Road, Cinderford, GL14 2LJ
A gentle workout for the whole body – toning muscles, improving balance and increasing flexibility. Suitable for all – exercises can be adapted. £5 per session, 11am-12noon, Wednesdays ongoing. Lydney Community Centre, Naas Lane, Lydney GL15 5PB. Contact Michelle Gardiner on 07790025743, email email@example.com, website www.whitelotus.co.uk
Suitable for beginners and intermediates. Under professional tuition, the course will cover all aspects of the game and will be held in the friendly, relaxed environment of Forest HillsGolf Club. Range balls are provided. Meet at the Driving Range. 6-7pm, 5 weeks, on 20th & 27th September, 11th October and 8th November. £45. Forest Hills Golf Club, Mile End Road, Coleford. Contact Wyedean on 01291 625340 (leave a message and they’ll get back to you) or download the brochure and enrolment form from www.wyedean.gloucs.sch.uk (go to ‘Community’, ‘Adult Learning’ ‘Courses available’). You can post your enrolment form (+SaE if you wish for a receipt) during the holidays, or enrol at the school at the start of term.
Experience the benefits of yoga from a chair – practicing simple movements, breathing and relaxation techniques. This practice suits older people and those with any health conditions which makes regular yoga inaccessible. Improving health and wellbeing in a relaxed friendly group! Wednesday afternoons, 2 -3 pm, ongoing, term times. £16 for a 4 week course *, Kings Meade Community Rooms, Coleford, GL16 8RS. * Kings Meade Resident discount available Coleford Contact Ali Rose on 07883678629, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.yogawithalirose.co.uk
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 12th September. Dene Magna School, Mitcheldean, GL17 0DU (Contact Dene Magna for details) 9.30-10.30am, 12 weeks starting Friday 8th September. 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. 11.30-12.30pm, 12 weeks starting Friday 8th September, The Club, High Street, Newnham-on-Severn, GL14 1BS 6-7pm, 10 weeks starting Tuesday 12th September. 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
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. 7.00-9.00pm, 1st Tuesday of every month. West Dean Centre, Bream, GL15 6JW. Contact Linda Vaughan on 01594 564230 or 07789621238, email email@example.com, website www.forestofdeanhealthforum.org.uk
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). Contact Jo Gwilliam on 01594 827189 or 0777 600 1845, email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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,Coleford. Contact Ali Rose on 07883678629, email email@example.com, website www.yogawithalirose.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. £4 per session, 7-8.30pm every Wednesday Blakeney Youth Centre, Cinderford Road, Blakeney, GL15 4AZ. Contact Natalie on 01594 510666, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.severn-sun-tai-chi.org.uk/yoga.html New fitness studio at 8 Newland Streeet, Coleford is open from 10th May – see our advert in The Forest Bee or check our website or Facebook Page. New beginners Yoga every-Friday, 10-11am, £5 starting 23rd June at our new studio in Coleford.