Our baby yoga courses combine traditional Hatha yoga techniques with dynamic and rhythmic movements which are perfect for nurturing and developing your baby’s ever-changing body. Alongside movement, baby yoga classes include: singing, sensory activities, calm breathing techniques, relaxation and plenty of interactive fun for parent and child to bring to life each week’s theme. Contact Kate Kerslake on 01452 762 029, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.littleonesbabymassage.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’
A new course with Esther – Mixed Pilates – 11 weeks starting on Friday 20th April, 1.45-2.45pm. Northwood Green Village Hall, Northwood Green, Nr Westbury. Contact Esther Fransham on 01452 760120 or 07711 832042, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.estherf.com
Singing for Breathing is for people diagnosed with COPD and other lung conditions. It’s a fun way to help your breathing & confidence. All levels of ability or singing experience welcome. £3 or what you can afford, or free for some conditions. 2-3 pm, Thursdays ongoing. Lydney Community Centre, Naas Lane, Lydney, GL15 5AT. Contact Kirsty Abraham on 08906 789683, email email@example.com, website www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/singing-for-lung-health/join-a-group
Weekly Monday evening yoga classes Ruspidge Memorial Hall 6.30pm – 7.45pm. Beginners are welcome, mats provided. Spaces are limited. Booking required. Contact Di Worral to discuss your needs on 01594 800908 or 07794 189841, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.way2goadventures.co.uk
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
Chen Style Tai Chi classes every Wednesday from 6 -7pm at English Bicknor. The syllabus includes loosening and foundation exercises, tai chi form and chi gong (energy work). The class and instructor are affiliated to The Bristol School of Tai Chi. English Bicknor Village Hall, Ross Road, English Bicknor, GL16 7PD. Contact Mark on 01594 544060 or 07791738668, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.bristoltaichi.com/deantaichi.htm
All welcome, suitable for beginners and returners. Come and share some yoga. Yoga helps with all aspects of our busy lives, keeping us healthy in body and mind. Stretching, relaxing, reflecting. Bring a mat, a blanket and wear warm loose clothes. British Wheel of Yoga tutor. 5.30 – 6.50pm 10 weeks starting Wednesday. £5 drop in rate or £40 for whole course paid in advance. Lydbrook Memorial Hal,l Central Lydbrook, GL17 9PP. Contact Jane Rothery on 01594 544149 or 07903099779, or email email@example.com
Forest of Dean Walking for Health offers free regular easy walks throughout the Forest in: Blakeney, Bream, Cinderford, Coleford, Drybrook, Hartpury, Heywood, Huntley, Lydney, Mitcheldean, Newent, Parkend, Sedbury, St Briavels, Staunton, Yorkley. Suitable for all abilities, walking from 10 minutes up to 1 hour with refreshments at the end. Free, with the bonus of some refreshments too! Happening all year round, with 16 starting points throughout the Forest of Dean. Contact Barbara Woods on 01594 727014, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.walkingforhealth.org.uk
Anyone aged 11-16 (beginner or experienced musicians) can enjoy making music at The Music Works’ Afterschool Club and Studio Sessions at SoundSpace Studios, Cinderford. Try out instruments, play in a band, use music technology. 11-18 year olds can also book sessions for very low prices. £3 per person per hour, Mondays 3-4.30pm (club). Causeway Road, Cinderford, GL14 2AF. Contact Anita Holford on 01594 825124, email Aholford@themusicworks.org.uk, website www.themusicworks.org.uk
With help of the Feldenkrais Method you can improve your movements and (re)gain comfort and ease. These ‘Awareness Through Movement’ (ATM) classes are non-strenuous and suitable for all ages. Wear comfortable & warm clothes and socks. Bring your own blanket/yoga mat. Drop-in class, £12, Wednesdays 10.30am-12noon or 7.30-9pm. Newland Village Room, Newland, Nr Coleford, GL16 8NP. Contact Bärbel on 07474 612701, email email@example.com, website www.movingexperience.eu
SoundSpace offers four practice rooms and a recording studio for hire for bands, singers, solo artists of any age, at highly competitive prices. The studio is situated on The Forest High School site in Causeway Road, Cinderford, and is run by the charity The Music Works. From £4 / per hour. Various dates available call to be a slot. Causeway Road, Cinderford, GL14 2AF. Contact Anita Holford on 01594 825124, email Aholford@themusicworks.org.uk, website www.themusicworks.org.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or through Facebook on LVC Fitness
Make a beautiful hand-made green wood chair, no wood working experience necessary. 10am – 4 pm, incl. lunch, Saturday 23rd June, £115.00 Humble by Nature, Upper Meend Farm, Penallt, Nr Monmouth, NP25 4RP. For more details or to book your place, telephone 01600 714595, email email@example.com, website www.humblebynature.com
Be inspired by the garden and hedgerows around the farm, and use seasonal flora to produce original cyanotype prints to take home. 10am – 1pm, incl. tea & coffee, Saturday 23rd June, £45.00 Humble by Nature, Upper Meend Farm, Penallt, Nr Monmouth, NP25 4RP. For more details or to book your place, telephone 01600 714595, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.humblebynature.com
If you want to learn/make music or develop your skills using music technology, The Music Works’ Audio-Base Saturday sessions at SoundSpace Studios, Cinderford, could be for you. Create, record and jam with others and learn music technology helped by session leaders who are musicians and industry professionals. 11am-12.30pm, every Saturday during term time, ongoing. £3,£5 or £6. SoundSpace Studios, Causeway Road, Cinderford, GL14 2AF. Contact Anita Holford on 01594 825124, email Aholford@themusicworks.org.uk, website www.themusicworks.org.uk.
Get hands-on making and creating with wool. Learn how to warp up a loom, weave and produce a small mat, rug, table runner or cushion. 10am – 1pm, incl tea & coffee, Friday 1st June, £50.00 Humble by Nature, Upper Meend Farm, Penallt, Nr Monmouth, NP25 4RP. For more details or to book your place, telephone 01600 714595, email email@example.com, website www.humblebynature.com
Produce your own lino printed landscape pictures, with Lee Wright an experienced printmaker and teacher. 10am – 4 pm, incl. lunch, Sunday 20th May, £95.00 Humble by Nature, Upper Meend Farm, Penallt, Nr Monmouth, NP25 4RP. For more details or to book your place, telephone 01600 714595, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.humblebynature.com
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 email@example.com or through Facebook, at LVC Fitness.
Sunday Workshops, 10am-12.30pm, £10. Yoga Sutra Study, 27th May 2018 Vedic Chant, 6th May 2018 Millers Farm, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4AP. Contact Sue Chudley on 01594 510655, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.millersfarm.co.uk/yogaspace
Learn how to arrange flowers with a 6 week course commencing May 16th/17th, cost £48 (payable Week 1) Advance booking essential to receive timetables and materials lists in preparation for the start of your course on week 1. Only viable courses will run. Contact Mrs Alwyn Page on 01291 625294 or email email@example.com to book your place.
SUPYOGA comes to the Forest of Dean. Come and try Stand Up Paddleboard – 1 hour, £20. Contact Di for dates and local venues. Spaces limited, early booking recommended. Contact Di at Way2Go Adventures on 07779 4189841, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.way2goadventures.co.uk/trips-and-activities/stand-up-paddleboarding-sup-on-the-wye/
No experience necessary the course is aimed at both beginners and intermediates. Once you have learned some basic weaves your imagination will flow. Starts 27th April 2018. For 9 weeks with a half term break. 10.30am-12.30pm. £60.00 (£25 concessions) + £2.00 weekly for materials. The Main Place, Old Station Way, Coleford, GL16 8RH. To book a place, ring Sue on 01594 825111 (ext 1), email email@example.com, website www.artspacecinderford.org.
Explore a wide range of mediums, pencils, charcoal, watercolour, acrylics and oils in a friendly and encouraging environment. Beginners welcome as well as those more experienced and wishing to paint within a group. Starts Thursday 26th April 2018. For 9 weeks with a half term break. 10.30am-12.30pm. £60.00 (£25 concessions) + £2.00 weekly for materials. The Pavilion Cafe. Angus Buchanan Recreation Ground, Victoria Road, Coleford, Glos. GL16 3DR To book a place, ring Sue on 01594 825111 (ext 1), email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.artspacecinderford.org.
Woodturning club open to all ages and levels. Starting out, expert or just interested in finding out more? Feel free to attend a meeting. First visit free. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, 3rd Wednesday of each month. Village Hall, Weston under Penyard, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 7PA. Contact Paul Hannaby on 01594 544417, email email@example.com, website www.forestwoodturners.co.uk.
Not sure if you want to take up woodturning or just looking for a gift to give someone? The two hour taster course is intended for complete novices. £50, times/dates to suit. Windrush, High Street, Drybrook, GL17 9ET. Contact Paul Hannaby on 01594 544417, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.hannaby.com
Individual tuition from beginners to advanced by an AWGB approved tutor. Courses tailored to your needs. £140 per day or £70 for half a day, times and dates by arrangement Windrush, High Street, Drybrook, GL17 9ET. Contact Paul Hannaby on 01594 544417, email email@example.com, website www.hannaby.com
A gentle practice suitable for older students and anybody seeking a gentler approach to yoga. Practices are adapted so that the benefits of yoga can be experienced by everyone. We use the physical practices of yoga to improve mobility, strength and stability whilst breathing and relaxation techniques calm the mind. Thursday mornings, 10 -11.30am, £6.50 per class. Bell Hotel, Lord’s Hill, Coleford, GL16 8BE Contact Ali Rose on 07883678629, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.yogawithalirose.co.uk