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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com, website www.mandpullen.co.uk.
Improve your self-esteem and confidence. Learn to say no, deal with conflict and value your own needs as much as those of others. Enjoy defeating your self-saboteur. £60 (£35 concs) 10.30am-12.30pm for 10 weeks starting Friday 17th March with a break over Easter. Cinderford (venue to be confirmed). Contact Jaqui Fabian on 01594 861278 or 07919 851669, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.jaquifabian.co.uk
Applying meditation and mindfulness techniques to explore Well-Being, we will re-place ourselves in nature. Saturday 28th April, 10am-4pm. Ragmans Lane Farm, Lower Lydbrook, GL17 9PA Contact Steve England on TheArtofSustainability@hotmail.com, Facebook The Art of Sustainability. Book your place at thewellnessofbeingspringworkshop.eventbrite.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 3rd – 4th March 2018 from 10am – 5pm at Redbrook, Wye Valley. Cost £160. Contact Maxine Smillie on 01873858391, email email@example.com, website shamaniclife.co.uk
Artlift provides free art courses with professional artists for people with long term mental or physical health conditions, or those who are bereaved, isolated, or carers in need of respite. Our next course in Cinderford starts at Artspace in January. Ask your GP for a referral or call 03000 200 102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Free. 10am – 12noon, January 8th/16th at Artspace, The New Mercury, 3 Woodside St, Cinderford GL14 2NL. Contact: Charlie Royall on 03000 200 102 07599 912149 or email: email@example.com www.artlift.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) 19:00-20:30. Venue and day change monthly to give everyone a chance to dance somewhere nearby: JANUARY -Thursday 18th ~ Lydbrook Memorial Hall FEBRUARY Thursday 15th ~ West Dean Centre Bream MARCH Friday 2nd ~ Lydbrook Memorial hall APRIL Monday 30th ~ Blakeney Village Hall MAY Tuesday 15th ~ Newnham Armoury Hall JUNE Weds 13th ~ Soudley Village Hall JULY Friday 13th ~ Blakeney Village Hall SEPTEMBER Tuesday 25th ~ Newnham Armoury Hall Contact Rozz on 07917341081, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.bigbeats.org or Facebook ‘Big Beats Dance’
Applying meditation and mindfulness techniques to explore Well-Being, we will re-place ourselves in nature. Saturday 24th February, 10am-3pm. Millers Farm, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4AP. Contact Steve England on TheArtofSustainability@hotmail.com, Facebook The Art of Sustainability.
This course is aiming to teach skills and give confidence on how to use homeopathy to treat minor ailments such as headaches, coughs & colds, digestive upsets, children’s ailments, female complaints etc. By using homeopathy you can save on painkillers and antibiotics. 10am- 3.30pm, Saturday 17th March. 6 The Cottages, Hom Green, Near Ross-on-Wye, HR9 7TG. Contact Andrea Degen, WSHom, on 01989 563705, email email@example.com, website www.homeopathrossforest.com
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 from September. Lydbrook Memorial Hall, Central Lydbrook. Contact Rachel Adams on 07877581740 email firstname.lastname@example.org, website wyldwoodarts.co.uk
Way2go Adventures 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
Do you long to work with plants in a more intimate way? Learn simple yet powerful techniques to tune into nature and receive guidance and healing gifts. Finding your plant and tree allies, heart perception, sensory awareness and entering the dream time of plants. 10am-4pm, Saturday 21st October, £50. Millers Farm, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4AP. Contact Clare Barnes on 07551 055079, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.artemisrising.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
This is a peer led support group for people who suffer/ awaiting diagnosis with fibromyalgia or chronic pain. We meet on the last Wednesday of the month, 11am-1pm at the Salvation Army Building in Broadwell. It is completely free to attend and is for people who have chronic pain or fibromyalgia and their carers to come together for support. Salvation Army Building, 43 North Road, Broadwell, Coleford, GL16 7BX. Contact Emma Cornish on 07804 506395, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Practical Shamanism course will allow you to birth your shamanic practice, building your skills and confidence. This is an opportunity to build your confidence in your Shamanic Journeying skills. Letting go of the superficial. Nine months of deepening and expanding the Soul. Course runs from 27th January 2018 from 10 am -5 pm, and runs from Jan-Sept 2018. Cost is £599 before 31st December 2017, and £699 thereafter. Redbrook Village Hall, Redbrook Road, Redbrook, NP25 4LR. Contact Maxine Smillie on 01873858391, email email@example.com, website shamaniclife.co.uk
Four weekends of sensory plant immersion open to all with Freya Davies and Mandy Pullen. Dive deeply into the world of plants! Build a relationship with one or more plants and follow it through it’s seasons of emergence, embodiment, purpose and culmintation whilst creating your own plant monograph/journal. First weekend start 10am Saturday 24th March until 4pm Sunday 25th 25 March. £600. Millers Farm, Blakeney, GL15 4AP. Contact Mandy Pullen on 01594 541850 or 07805 800313, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.mandypullen.co.uk.
Day workshop learning about plants using our ‘heart’ sense – this is a sensory exploration of plants including the making of a potent plant elixir. Lunch included. With Freya Davies and Mandy Pulle. 10am – 5pm Saturday 10th February, £45. Ragmans Farm, Lower Lydbrook, Glos, GL17 9PA Contact Mandy Pullen on 01594 541850 or 07805 800313, email email@example.com, website www.mandypullen.co.uk.
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. £1500 (conc £1350). 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.
This is a pilgrimage in association with the Gatekeeper Trust’s Wheel of Life Project. The Forest falls within the Pisces segment of the British zodiac and we will walk a route to honour the land. Scheduled for the Pisces New Moon on Saturday 17th March. £10 voluntary contribution. Start point to be confirmed. Contact Mandy Pullen on 01594 541850 or 07805 800313, email email@example.com, website 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 19th – 23rd July 2018 from 10am – 5 pm. Cost -£395 (£200 if returning). Contact Maxine Smillie on 01873 858391, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.shamaniclife.co.uk.
February 11th 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
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 requred. Occasional day and weekend retreats too. 7.20pm for 7.30pm start, Tuesdays, ongoing from 9th January. Ragmans Lane Farm, Lower Lydbrook, GL17 9PA. P lease contact Jane on 01594 861404, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, you can get them on the internet, but this is specifically tailored to your needs, with personal feedback and guidance. Small groups. From £40 per session, small groups. Contact Jaqui on 01594 861278 or 07919 851669, email email@example.com, website www.jaquifabian.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. 7.00-9.00pm, 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
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 (£18 concs) for approximately a 1 hour session. Lydbrook or at your own home (extra cost depending on distance). Contact Jaqui on 01594 861278, email email@example.com, website www.jaquifabian.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 .150-11.45am, ongoing, 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.
‘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, (Opp Palace Cinema), Cinderford, GL14 2AB. Contact Lisa Cherry on 07909 755222, email email@example.com or through Facebook on LVC Fitness