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. 10am – 5pm Sunday 13 May 2018. £85. Redbrook in the wye valley Contact Maxine Smillie call 07845 933860 or email firstname.lastname@example.org shamaniclife.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
Day workshop introducing Shamanism including learning to journey, the drum and retrieving a power animal. 10am – 5pm, Sat 7th April, £45 (conc £35) incl lunch. Millers Farm, Blakeney, GL15 4AP Contact Mandy on T: 01594 541850 or M: 07805 800313, E: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mandypullen.co.uk
In these changing challenging times, many people feel drawn to work for our planet and community. During this five-day workshop, we will learn how to transmute negative beliefs and attitudes through the practice of transfiguration. Now is the time for us to heal, to integrate at our most compassionate. Runs from 10am – 4pm, 19th to 23rd July 2018, £395. Courses in Redbrook in the Wye Valley Contact Maxine Smillie on 07845 933860, email email@example.com, website www.shamaniclife.co.uk.
As the sun reaches its summer zenith we will focus on the central themes of meditation, allowing our Self time to dwell in a safe and relaxing space; enjoying the connection with Nature. 19.00-21.30pm, Thursday 7th June for three consecutive weeks. Gestalt Centre Wales, 10 Hocker Hill Street, Chepstow, NP16 5ER. Final session on the 21st June is at Wye Valley Sculpture Garden, Tintern, NP16 7NX Contact Steven England call 07733325969 or Email TheArtofSustainability@hotmail.com Facebook: The Art of Sustainability
Applying meditation and mindfulness techniques to explore Well-Being we will re-place ourselves in nature. 10am-3pm, Saturday 14th July. Early Bird £55 Standard £65. Wye Valley Sculpture Garden, Tintern, NP16 7NX Contact Steven England call 07733325969 or Email TheArtofSustainability@hotmail.com Facebook: The Art of Sustainability
Applying meditation and mindfulness techniques to explore Well-Being we will re-place ourselves in the natural world. 10am-4pm, Saturday 28th April, £65. Ragmans Lane Farm, Lower Lydbrook, GL17 9PA. Contact Steven England call 07733325969 or Email: TheArtofSustainability@hotmail.com Facebook: The Art of Sustainability
A series of six long weekends from April 2018 to July 2019 studying the contemporary areas of shamanism with an emphasis on eco reciprocity. You will be embarking on your own personal eco shamanic journey within a community of like minded beings whilst also learning all the major shamanic healing techniques. Certificates optional. First weekend starts Thursday 19th April, 6.30pm to Sunday 22nd April, 4pm. £1,500 (conc £1,350) including food and accommodation. 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.
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 email@example.com, website www.forestofdeanhealthforum.org.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com, website wyldwoodarts.co.uk
Death is the one sure thing we know we are going to experience and a subject most people struggle to speak of or explore safely. The training is a beautiful support for those who work and care for those that are ill or dying. Supporting our loved ones in this transition. The potential for healing that death brings. The workshop runs from 28th & 29th April 2018 from 10am – 4pm at Redbrook, Wye Valley. Cost £160. Contact Maxine Smillie on 07845 933860, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website shamaniclife.co.uk
The aim in this workshop is to offer an introduction to the Shamanic Journey; exploring with safety and support. We will work with the drum, our voices, modern technology and various movement techniques. 10am-4pm 17-18th March 2018. Redbrook Village Hall, Redbrook Road, Redbrook, NP25 4LR. Contact Maxine Smillie on 07845 933860, email email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.mandypullen.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 email@example.com
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 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’
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.way2goadventures.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.
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.
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
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.
Awaken the body and calm the mind with a yoga practice which seeks to bring the body, heart and mind into an experience of wholeness. ‘The body benefits from movement and the mind benefits from stillness’. Daytime and evening classes in the Forest/Wye valley area. Visit Ali’s website, www.yogawithalirose.co.uk, for details, or you can contact Ali on 07883 678629, email Ali at email@example.com.
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
Join us in for an Introduction to Mindfulness on 3rd February 2018. Led by trained and experienced Mindfulness Practitioners Sharon Bodman and Diana Denman, this taster day will introduce you to the joy and some of the techniques of Mindfulness in a non-judgemental, calm and restful environment. 10.00am-4.00pm, Saturday 3rd February, £20.00. St. Briavels Assembly Rooms, East Street, St. Briavels, GL15 6TF. Contact Diana Denman on 07952548040, email firstname.lastname@example.org , website www.mindfulnessforestandwye.co.uk
This course is available to existing usui reiki master teachers. It works with source energy and is very powerful, yet the energy is gentle and compassionate. The course contains a lot of meditation and is very relaxing. 10am-4pm over 3 days starting 9th February to 11th February. £150. Venue to be confirmed on booking. Contact Amy Jeffries on 01594 781550 or 07879 635648, email email@example.com, website www.rainbowhealingservices.com
Day workshop about the power of words and language to reshape perceptions of our Earth. We will be gathering words, spellings, language, dialects, meanings, diction and more than likely, a good deal of gibberish . . . all in the spirit of words. With Jane Embleton. 10am – 5pm Sunday 11th February, £50. Ragmans Lane Farm, Lower Lydbrook, GL17 9PA. Contact Mandy Pullen on 01594 541850 or 07805 800313, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.mandpullen.co.uk.