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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
‘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.
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, 11am – 12.00noon, Wednesdays, 11am – 12.00noon or 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regular weekly classes in Traditional Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan and related Chi Gong for all ages and experience. Classes taught in an in-depth but relaxed way to ensure maximum benefits in health, relaxation and well-being. £40 for six week block. Wednesday evenings. 7:00 – 8:30pm. 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
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.
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.