A unique opportunity to spend an evening with Brooke Medicine Eagle, Native American Earthkeeper, Tuesday 4th September 2018 at 7.30 pm in the stunning location of the Wye Valley Near Monmouth. Exploring The Path of the Heart. Brooke Medicine-Eagle is a legendary Earthkeeper, wisdom teacher, healer, visionary, singer/songwriter, catalyst for wholeness and ceremonial leader, author of the Native American literary classic, Buffalo Woman Comes Singing and of The Last Ghost Dance. Brooke’s music recordings, teachings, writings and wilderness spiritual retreats have touched the hearts and minds of people worldwide. She will share wisdom and healing through her powerful teachings, songs, dance, and the medicine of her drum. Booking essential, tickets are non refundable once purchased. £15.00 Visit www.shamaniclife.co.uk/events/
Learn to dowse and understand the world around us. Tuition, practice, talk and discussion. Clearing chakras and blockages etc. 2 hour sessions for £15 each, singles or groups. Afternoons or evenings to suit. 58 Valley Road, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 2PA Contact Mark Turner on T: 01594 829676 E:email@example.com
The intention of this day is to explore our voice, our sound. That natural tone which heals, refreshes and resonates with our Soul. We can become more confident about our self-expression, unearthing our ‘Given voice’. Everyone can sing. £85.00, 10.30 am – 4.00 pm, Saturday 13th October 2018. Courses in Redbrook in the Wye Valley. Contact Maxine Smillie T: 01873858391 or M: 07845 933860, E: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.shamaniclife.co.uk
Learn about plants using your ‘heart’ sense – with Mandy Pullen and Freya Davies. An introduction to plant perception and resonance giving you a taster of a year long course starting March 2019. 10am to 5pm Sat 9th February 2019. £50 (conc £40) inc. lunch. Millers Farm, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4AP. Contact Mandy Pullen on T: 01594 541850 or M: 07805 800313, E: email@example.com, www.mandypullen.co.uk
Four weekends of sensory plant immersion open to all – follow plants through the 2019 season. We will be working with plant perception and resonance in a number of illuminating practises. Sat 10am-Sun 4pm 16th & 17th March 2019, .£560 early bird by 1.12.18 Millers Farm, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4AP. Contact Mandy Pullen on T: 01594 541850 or M: 07805 800313, E: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mandypullen.co.uk
A day to find out about Eco Shamanism – a marriage of shamanism and deep ecology. Includes bread & soup lunch. 10am-5pm, Sat 6th October, £50 (conc £40). Millers Farm, Blakeney, GL15 4AP Contact Mandy on T: 01594 541850 or M: 07805 800313, E: email@example.com, www.mandypullen.co.uk
Developing a deep learning connection with Nature through Mindfulness and Meditation. Increasingly people are turning to this as the way to the Well Being. 19.30–20.30 Thu 22nd November 2018 4 weeks – Thursdays 22, 29 Nov, 6 Dec. Friday 21st, Dec. £8.00. Gestalt Centre Wales, 10 Hocker Hill Street, Chepstow, except for the 21st Dec which is at Wye Valley Sculpture Garden, Tintern. Contact Steven England M: 07733325969 E: TheArtofSustainability@hotmail.com www.theartofsustainability.co.uk/self/
Through meditation and mindfulness find this connection that nourishes both you and Nature. Increasingly people are turning to this as the way to the Well Being. £25 10.00–12:00pm, Sat 13 October, Wye Valley Sculpture Garden, Tintern, NP16 7NX Contact Steven England M: 07733325969 E: TheArtofSustainability@hotmail.com www.theartofsustainability.co.uk/self/
Training 15 month journey and/or study in Eco Shamanism (with optional certificate) – six long weekends from 2019 to 2020. Train as a practitioner or discover your spiritual depths. Wed/Thurs 6.30pm to Sun 3/4pm Starts Thurs 11th April 2019, £1800 early bird by 15.11.18 (conc £1575) Ragmans Farm, Lower Lydbrook, GL17 9PA. Ragmans Lane Farm, Lower Lydbrook, Glos, GL17 9P. Contact Mandy Pullen on 01594 541850 or 07805 800313, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.mandypullen.co.uk.
Meets on Tuesday evenings at Ragmans Lane Farm, Lower Lydbrook. Newcomers welcome, no need to be an ‘expert’, as meditation instructions and guidance will be given as required. Donation of £2.00. 7.20pm start, Tuesdays, ongoing. Ragmans Lane Farm, Lower Lydbrook, GL17 9PA. Please contact Jane on 01594 861404, email email@example.com.
An introduction to the Shamanic Journey; exploring with safety and support from an experienced & accomplished shamanic practitioner (2 day workshop). 10.30 am – 4 pm either 29/30 September 2018 or 17/18 November, £160.00 Redbrook Village Hall, Redbrook Road, Redbrook, NP25 4LR. Contact Maxine Smillie on 07845 933860, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website shamaniclife.co.uk
Regular meeting one Sunday a month with guided shamanic journeying. Beginners welcome. Please bring a mat, eye cover, blanket, pen and notebook. See website for dates. 10.30am–1.00pm, £8 including tea and biscuits. Millers Farm, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4AP. Contact Mandy on 01594 541850 or 07805 800313, email email@example.com, website www.mandypullen.co.uk.
Join us on an Usk river pilgrimage from Caerleon to Usk at the time of the Autumn Equinox. Bring a packed lunch and a flask. Suitable for all ages. £10 voluntary contribution. Meet 10.30/11am on Sunday 23rd September. Priory Hotel Tearooms, High St, Caerleon, NP18 1AG. Contact Mandy Pullen on 01594 541850 or 07805 800313, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.mandpullen.co.uk.
‘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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or through Facebook, at LVC Fitness.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit freedomyogaandrelaxation.co.uk.
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.
Artlift provides free art for people with long term mental or physical health conditions, or those who are bereaved, isolated, or carers in need of respite. Next course is at ArtSpace in Cinderford, 10am-12noon, Starts in September or January. Ask your GP for a referral or call Charlie Royall on 03000 200 102, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details, or visit our website at www.artlift.org
This one day workshop will offer you a grounding, a starting point to waken with your drum or rattle and gain confidence in your ability to beat a rhythm for a shamanic journey for the self. We will look at technique, care and how drumming transforms the self. Saturday 1st December 2018, £85. Redbrook in the wye valley Contact Maxine Smillie call 07845 933860 or email email@example.com www.shamaniclife.co.uk
Join us for a 6 week Mindfulness Meditation course. Designed to help ordinary people who are struggling to keepup with the demands of the modern day world. Led by trained and experienced Mindfulness Practitioners. Start date Monday 14th of May 2018. 10.00am-11.30am, £150.00 total for 6 weeks. The Loft, Brockweir and Hewelsfield Community Shop, NP16 7NW Contact Diana Denman on 07952548040, email firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.mindfulnessforestandwye.co.uk
Meditation is a brilliant way to ease stress and anxiety. One to one sessions tailored to suit your needs. Usually just one or two sessions are enough, unless you want to progress to using meditation for guidance, energy balancing or releasing painful memories. £25 for approximately a 1 hour session in Lydbrook. Contact Jaqui on 01594 861278 or 07919 851669, email email@example.com, website www.jaquifabian.co.uk
Fun and engaging drama sessions for children of all ages and abilities, between 5 – 12 years. The Youth Theatre meet weekly during term time in Lydbrook. Each session builds skills and confidence in a fun and safe environment, leading to local performances and sharings. Facilitators are DBS checked + fully insured. £4 per session, 10 week blocks. Between 4pm – 6pm (max 1.5 hours), ongoing. Lydbrook Memorial Hall, Central Lydbrook. Contact Rachel Adams on 07877581740 email firstname.lastname@example.org, website wyldwoodarts.co.uk
Poets in Progress (PIPs) are a friendly peer-learning poetry groups for poets of all abilities. Develop your poetry writing and get fair, realistic feedback on your work, plus free tutorials, discussions, handouts and writing prompts in facilitated meetings. PIPs also helps you get your work heard through collaboration with festivals and community events. 7pm to 9pm every 2nd Monday of the month, ongoing. FREE. Meetings are in members’ houses. Contact Vicky Hampton on 01594 542974 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.bigbeats.org or Facebook ‘Big Beats Dance’
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.way2goadventures.co.uk
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
Is food ruling you life? Tastelife is about tasting life and we believe in breaking free from eating disorders and rediscovering life in all its fullness. Tastelife offers hope for sufferers and help for their supporters through the tastelife eight-session community course. £5 donation per session, 10am-12noon, start date to be confirmed, 8 weeks at The Main Place, Old Station Way, Coleford, GL16 8RH. Contact Susie or Niki on 07947785117, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.tastelifeuk.org.
Our Shed provides a safe, supportive and friendly setting where you can socialise, learn new skills and hone existing ones. Work alongside each other on your own projects, community projects and projects that raise funds for the Shed. Have a place to go and relax, have a drink, pursue hobbies and pastimes. Enjoy an active healthy retirement. 10am-1pm, Thursdays, Charleswood Road, Whitecroft, GL15 4QH. Contact Jane Trout on 01594780170, email email@example.com, website mensshedwhitecroft.wixsite.com/forestofdeanmensshed