Enhance your Photography Skills! If you have a camera, and would like help to move beyond the ‘Automatic’ mode; concentrate on mastering any subject , or learn the more technical aspects – then these enjoyable group sessions are ideal for beginners onwards! Bespoke courses available. Mutually convenient days & times including weekends. Single 2 hour sessions for ‘ready-made’ groups of 4-5 adults – £15 each person, courses of 4 weeks (each session lasts 2 hours) from £60 for each person. Meet at Forest Venue of your choice . Contact Tina Dorna on 01594 860062, email email@example.com, website www.tinadornerphotography.com.
Pottery for all ages and abilities. Held in the Function Room at the Salvation Army Hub. £3.50 per session, 11am – 1pm, Fridays ongoing. Salvation Army, 43 North Road, Broadwell, GL16 7BX. For more details and to book your place, please ring 01594 839106. More details on our website, www.salvationarmy-fod.org.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
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,proven to deliver results. Traditional Chen and Yang forms, Qigong, weapons and much, much more. 10am to 11am, Thursdays, ongoing and Saturdays 11am to 1pm (drop in sessions ongoing)
Sessions available at Severn Sun Studio, 8 Newland Street, Coleford – contact Natalie for details.
Tuition in handspinning and/or handweaving. Beginners or experienced craftspeople can create unique yarns and/or woven textiles using their own or provided equipment. A wide range of possible end products can be produced, through individual tuition in the company of a small friendly group. New members welcome any time. Coalway Methodist Church Hall, Old Road, Coalway, Coleford, GL16 7JJ. Starts Thursday 26th April 2018, and runs for 12 weeks, every Thursday 9.30am-12.30pm. Cost £168.
Contact Colin Squire on 01452 740639 or 07870 542987 or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Come singing for pleasure with a friendly bunch at the Garden Café, Lower Lydbrook. All kinds of songs and harmonies, taught by ear. Anyone welcome, whatever your voice is like, and whether you’ve sung lots before or never. £6 on the door or £25 for 5 weeks paid in advance. Wednesdays, 7-9pm, from 18th April, and runs for 11 weeks with a few breaks.
The Garden Cafe, The Malthouse, Lower Lydbrook, GL17 9NN.
Experience the benefits of yoga from a chair – practicing simple movements, breathing and relaxation techniques. This practice suits older people and those with any health conditions which makes regular yoga inaccessible. Improving health and well being in a relaxed friendly group!
Wednesday afternoons, 2 -3 pm, ongoing, term times. £16 for a 4 week course *, Kings Meade Community Rooms, Coleford, GL16 8RS.
* Kings Meade Resident discount available
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 Naas Lane Community Centre, Lydney.
Start your week with the pleasure of singing with others, in a light airy venue in Brains Green on Monday afternoons. Any kind of voice welcome. You can be new to singing, or have sung lots before. Come for a free session to try it out. £50.00 (£25.00 concessions) 2-4pm 10 weeks with a couple of breaks starting Monday 16th April.
Millers Farm Barnspace, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4AP.
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.
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.
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.
For health and relaxation, suitable for all. Seated and standing – people with disabilities welcome.
Mondays: 11am-12.oonoon ongoing, Foxes Bridge Hub, Valley Road, Cinderford, GL14 2LJ. £3 per session.
Wednesdays: 9.30-10.30am, Naas Lane Community Centre, Lydney. £5 per session.
This type of yoga has is based on up to date neurological research. We open up our knots without any effort and without any pain! The body is neural plastic, this means you can feel better in your body NO MATTER YOUR AGE. Particularly suited to anyone in their elder years, but also interesting for any yoga practitioner of any age. £7.50 per session, drop in. 5.30 – 7.00pm, Thursdays, ongoing.
Bishopswood Village Hall, Bishopswood.
A gentle workout for the whole body – toning muscles, improving balance and increasing flexibility. Suitable for all – exercises can be adapted. £5 per session, 11am-12noon, Wednesdays ongoing.
Lydney Community Centre, Naas Lane, Lydney GL15 5PB.
This course covers massage strokes, gentle movements, songs, suitable oils and how to alter the routines as your child develops. Held over 4 x 1hr sessions, with each session building on the previous to cover all areas of the body. Balanced Beauty & Fitness, 25 Newerne Street, Lydney, GL15 5RA.
One to one workshop based at my home studio, where you can weave on a table loom. Workshops are tailored to your needs, please get in touch to have an informal chat about what you would like to do. Prices start from £40. Day and time is flexible, but generally 10.30am to 2.30pm. You can choose from half a day, full day, or a weekend. Railway Cottages, Station Lane, Longhope, GL17 0NA.
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.
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
We will show you our plantations and systems and discuss how they can be transposed into your situation. The emphasis of this day will be on the practicalities. Over the day we will cover site selection, suitable willow varieties, planting, pest control, harvesting, storage and types of stove. 10.30am – 4.30pm Saturday 3rd February, £60. The Willowbank, Ragmans Lane Farm, Lower Lydbrook, GL17 9PA.
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.
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.
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).
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
Book your place at thewellnessofbeingspringworkshop.eventbrite.co.uk
Green Drinks is a great chance to meet like-minded people. Sometimes we have speakers, but it’s mainly a chance to have a chat, relax and make new friends. Everyone is welcome, not just Green Party members. 7.30pm, first Thursday of every month, free. No need to be a member of the Green Party, and no party cavassing at the meeting! Just turn up.
Meet and learn evenings, networking and an annual exhibition for all budding local entrepreneurs, whether you are just thinking about starting your own business or are up and running already.
Situated on the east side of the Forest of Dean, Ruardean Hill is the ideal location for learning to identify woodland birds by sight and sound. Ed Drewitt will help you learn the basics of woodland bird ID through a range of activities both in the classroom and in the nearby woodland habitat. This course will cost £60 and includes all teaching and materials, as well as tea and coffee. Please bring a packed lunch. 10am – 4pm, 9th April or 21st May. Ruardean Hill Baptist Church, Baptist Way, Ruardean Hill, GL17 9AR.
To book your place contact Anne Cotton on 01786 466 570, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.bto.org/news-events/training/training-programme
A singing holiday held at the idyllic retreat centre, Ragmans Farm, set in beautiful surroundings. Four part harmony songs all taught by ear. Dormitory beds or camping available. Delicious meals provided from Friday eve – Monday lunchtime. A wonderful few days of singing, jamming, community and celebration. £205 dorm bed/£180 camping. Starts on the evening of Friday 25th May through to 3pm on Bank Holiday Monday (28th May). Ragmans Lane Farm, Lydbrook, GL17 9PA.