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
boxing sessions available at Forest Fighting Fit Gym for times and days please get in contact. Contact Michelle Gardiner on 07790025743, email email@example.com, website www.whitelotus.co.uk
Ideal for adults with disabilities – Tues 1-2pm at Forest Fighting Fit Gym at the Miners Hall. Cinderford Contact Michelle Gardiner on 07790025743, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.whitelotus.co.uk
Fitness ‘Strictly’ style includes Salsa, Cha Cha, Jive, Samba, Tuesdays, 11.15-12.15am, £5/session, Naas Lane Community Centre, Lydney. Contact Michelle Gardiner on 07790025743, email email@example.com, website www.whitelotus.co.uk
Muay Thai Thai boxing for fitness. Classes held throughout the week for all ages. Kids & Adults. All abilities. Fun & friendly. Free sessions available. £5.50. 10am – 9pm full time facility. MSA Master Sken Academy. Unit 1 New Road, Parkend, Nr Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 4JA Contact Kay Hampson on T:01594 517378 or M: 07988618815 E:firstname.lastname@example.org www.mastersken.com
Learn to dance Argentine Tango, Tuesdays in Newland Village Room. Check website for dates and prices. No partner needed. No previous dance experience required. All ages welcome. Course 4/5/6 weeks x £9/person, Drop-in class £12 Wednesday 7.30-9.00pm Newland Village Room, Newland, nr Coleford, GL16 8NP Contact Bärbel Rücker on 07474 612701, email email@example.com, website www.movingexperience.eu.
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
Mixed Pilates – 1.45–2.45pm, 12 weeks starting Friday 14th September to 7th December inc. at Northwood Green Village Hall, Northwood Green nr Westbury. Contact Esther Fransham on 01452 760120 or 07711 832042, email email@example.com, 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. Starting again 13th September 2018 Lydney Community Centre, Naas Lane, Lydney, GL15 5AT. Contact Kirsty Abraham on 07905 789683, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/singing-for-lung-health/join-a-group
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. £40 for a 6 week block English Bicknor Village Hall, Ross Road, English Bicknor, GL16 7PD. Contact Mark on 01594 544060 or 07791738668, email email@example.com, website www.bristoltaichi.com/deantaichi.htm
Yoga for all abilities, beginners to advanced. Bring a mat, a blanket and wear warm loose clothes. British Wheel of Yoga tutor. Restarting Sept 5th. Drop in rate £5 per night, reduction if paid in advance. Yoga for All New course – Lydbrook . Come and share yoga. All welcome. Wednesday, 5.30-7pm. Ring for more details and dates. Lydbrook Memorial Hal,l Central Lydbrook, GL17 9PP. Contact Jane Rothery on 01594 544149 or 07903099779, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Invest in your body and develop good posture, flexibility and balance in a fun way. These Awareness Through Movement (ATM) classes are non-strenuous and suitable for all ages. Bring your own blanket/yoga mat. Course 4/5/6 weeks x £9/person, Drop-in class £12 Tuesday morning 10.30-noon, Tuesday evening 7.30-9pm Newland Village Room, GL16 8NP, Gloucestershire (please check on website) 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.
Sue follows the Krishnamacharya/Desikachar tradition coordinating breath with movement and therapeutic yoga. Sunday Workshops, 10am-12.30pm £10 inc refreshments, Vedic Chant 23rd September, Yoga Sutra study 14th October or 18th November Contact Sue Chudley on 01594 510655, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.millersfarm.co.uk/yogaspace
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 email@example.com, website www.millersfarm.co.uk/yogaspace.
Weekly classes for mixed ability in Krishnamacharya/Desikachar tradition. All mixed ability. Starts again from October 2nd all mixed ability, Tuesdays 7pm, Fridays 9.30am £7 at Millers Farm. Wednesdays 5.30pm £8 at Flaxley School Rooms. Contact Sue Chudley on 01594 510655, email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com
Invest in your body and develop good posture, strength, flexibility and balance in a fun way. 9.30-10.30am, 12 weeks starting Friday 14th September to 7th December inc. Bishopswood Village Hall, Kerne Bridge, HR9 5QT. Or 7-8pm 10 weeks, starting Tuesday 18th September Dene Magna School, Mitcheldean GL17 0DU. Contact Dean Magna on 01594 545318 or 542370. Contact Esther Fransham on 01452 760120 or 07711 832042, email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. 11.30-12.30pm, 12 weeks starting Friday 14th September to 7th December inc. The Club, High Street, Newnham-on-Severn, GL14 1BS. Contact Esther for details, OR 6-7pm 10 weeks, starting Tuesday 18th September, Dene Magna School, Mitcheldean GL17 0DU. Contact Dean Magna on T: 01594 545318 or 542370. Contact Esther Fransham on 01452 760120 or 07711 832042, email email@example.com, website www.estherf.com
Traditional Sun Style & Modified Forms Over 30 years’ experience, teaching locally for 17 years. Sessions adapted for all ages/abilities, seated or standing (min 1Hr). £4/session. Tuesdays 11.30am, Taynton & Tibberton Hall; Tuesdays 6.30pm (Beginners) & 7.30pm, Latchen Rooms, Longhope; Wednesdays 11am, Parkside Community Centre (2 Rivers), Coleford, GL16 8DA; Wednesday 7pm, Blaisdon Village Hall; Thursdays 6.30pm, Linton Village Hall. 1 to 1 tuition & local workshops also available. 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 07786489666, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.severn-sun-tai-chi.org.uk/yoga.html
A friendly, relaxed class, dedicated to helping people of all ages and ability improve their health, fitness and well-being using the ancient practice of Tai Chi. 7-9pm, Thursdays. Sessions available at Severn Sun Studio, 8 Newland Street, Coleford – contact Natalie for details. Contact Natalie on 07786489666, email email@example.com, website www.severn-sun-tai-chi.org.uk
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.herefordshireyoga.com
Yoga is an invaluable tool for the modern day – ‘the body benefits from movement and the mind benefits from stillness’. Classes / workshops and one to ones in the Forest/Wye Valley area. Yoga for Everybody! Weekday and evening classes, workshops and 1-1 sessions available in the Forest/ Wye Valley area. Join me for a yoga practice to harmonise body, breath and mind. Seniors/Gentle Yoga A gentle practice suitable for older students and anybody seeking a gentler approach to yoga. £7.50 per class, 10-11.30am, Thursday mornings. Bells Hotel, Lord’s Hill, Coleford GL16 8BE Seated Yoga Experience the benefits of yoga from a chair – practising simple yoga movements, breathing and relaxation techniques. Non residents £16, 4 week course, 2-3pm Wednesdays ongoing, term times. Kings Meade Community Rooms, Coleford, GL16 8RS. Visit Ali’s website, www.yogawithalirose.co.uk, for details, or you can contact Ali on 07883 678629, email Ali at email@example.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. 9.15am, Monday, Woolaston Memorial Hall, Netherend Crescent, Lydney, GL15 6NW 5.45pm Monday Naas Lane Community Centre, Lydney. 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
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. Mondays: Kids 6.15pm, Adults 7.15pm (other classes available – see our website). Forest Fighting Gym, Miners Hall, Cinderford or Thursdays 6.45-7.45pm Naas Lane Community Centre, Lydney. Forest Fighting Gym, Miners Hall, Wesley Rd, Denecroft, GL14 2JN. Contact Michelle Gardiner on 07790025743, email firstname.lastname@example.org, wbsite www.whitelotus.co.uk We now have a Boxing Gym – contact Michelle for more details.
The best fitness activity !!! Suitable for those who don’t think they can dance. Tuesdays, 10-11am, Naas Lane Community Centre, Lydney GL15 5PB Thursdays 10-11am, Woolaston Memorial Hall, Netherend, Woolaston, GL15 6NW. Other classes available.£5 per session, all classes ongoing. Contact Michelle Gardiner on 07790025743, email email@example.com, website www.whitelotus.co.uk