Hatha Yoga Classes (Mixed ability) Enjoy yoga at a level to suit you. Increase energy and flexibility. Relax body and mind. Improve balance and mental clarity. Yorkley Mondays 10.15-11.45am, Yorkley Community Centre, Bailey Hill, Yorkley, GL15 4RS. Lydney (Taurus Crafts) Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5.30-7pm and 7.15 – 8.45pm. 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. Morning classes £39 per six week term or £8 per class PAYG Evening classes £42 per six week term or £8.50 per class PAYG Contact Carolyn Thomas on 01594 530225 or 07789 893467, email Carolyn on Freedomyogaandrelaxation@gmail.com, or visit freedomyogaandrelaxation.co.uk.
Ideal for those wanting to learn the basic techniques of this fantastic craft. We will explore cutting, piecing and assembling of your patchwork. Building up your skills and confidence each week, you will make a selection of blocks for a cushion, bag or table runner as your finished project. 6 weeks Thursday 10am – 12pm starting Thursday 9th January 2020. £60, course price includes all materials. Contact Jennifer Johnson at Sew Forest of Dean, High Street, Clearwell. T: 07342 979235. E: email@example.com
This fun workshop will aim to move you on from “in-the-ditch” quilting and from quilting straight lines. Using a variety of techniques, we will work on popular patchwork shapes to find a style and method that suits you best. This workshop is aimed at those with some quilting experience who are keen to move their skills on in a completely new direction. However, it is suitable for all abilities as full tuition and hand-holding will be provided on the day. 27th January or 27th February 2020. Course price includes all materials Contact Jennifer Johnson at Sew Forest of Dean, High Street, Clearwell. T: 07342 979235. E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Contact Natalie on 07786489666, email email@example.com, website www.severn-sun-tai-chi.org.uk/yoga.html
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. 7-9pm, Thursdays. Sessions available at Severn Sun Studio, 8 Newland Street, Coleford – contact Natalie for details. Contact Natalie on 07786489666, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.severn-sun-tai-chi.org.uk
Yoga is an invaluable tool for the modern day – ‘the body benefits from movement and the mind benefits from stillness’. Classes / workshops and one to ones in the Forest/Wye Valley area. Yoga for Everybody! Weekday and evening classes, workshops and 1-1 sessions available in the Forest/Wye Valley and Chepstow areas. Join me for a yoga practice to harmonise body, breath and mind. See website for class timetable. Weekly classes run throughout the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and Chepstow. Seniors/Gentle Yoga 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. Classes focus on improving posture, strength and movement – breathing for well being – relaxation for body and mind. Join me! See website for details See website for class timetable. Bishopswood Hall, Mondays 10 – 11.30 am / Bells Hotel, Coleford, Thursdays 10 -11.30am. Visit Ali’s website, www.yogawithalirose.co.uk, for details, or you can contact Ali on 07883 678629, email Ali at email@example.com.
Come and sing songs and harmonise for pleasure with a friendly bunch in Lower Lydbrook. 7-9pm, Contact Kirsty for dates. £7 on door, £25 for 5 weeks paid in advance. The Garden Café, The Malthouse, Lower Lydbrook, GL17 9NN. Contact Kirsty (Tutor) M: 07905 789683 E: firstname.lastname@example.org https://naturalvoice.net/practitioner/kirstyabraham
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 Monday Naas Lane Community Centre, Lydney. Please see our Facebook page ‘White Lotus Jump’ or contact Michelle Gardiner on 01594 860872 or 07790025743, email Michelle at email@example.com, or visit our website, www.whitelotus.co.uk
Improvement for people with long-term lung conditions. Anyone with a persistent breathing difficulty (eg COPD, bronchiectasis, and others) is welcome to come along and try it out. No need to consider yourself a singer. £4 or whatever contribution you can afford 11 am to 12 pm, 16th January 2020. 12 The Bridges Centre, Drybridge Park, Monmouth NP25 5AS. Contact Kirsty Abraham M: 07905 789683 E: firstname.lastname@example.org https://naturalvoice.netartspacecinderford.org
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. Contact Penny Jones on 01291 627243 or 07787 193302, email email@example.com, website www.pennyjonesfitness.co.uk
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. Contact Michelle Gardiner on 07790025743, email firstname.lastname@example.org, wbsite www.whitelotus.co.uk 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. Other classes available.£5 per session, all classes ongoing. Contact Michelle Gardiner on 07790025743, email email@example.com, website www.whitelotus.co.uk
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. Contact Michelle Gardiner on 07790025743, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.whitelotus.co.uk
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. Contact Michelle Gardiner on 07790025743, email email@example.com, website www.whitelotus.co.uk
WINTER FORAGING! Winter is not my favourite time to forage here in the forest., the odd oyster mushroom ,some interesting salad greens in the form of chickweed, herby bitter cress or young dandelion leaves. But nothing of any real Interest. However should you like me enjoy the solitude of a beautiful winter beach or coastal walk then there are still pickings aplenty. There are over 30 varieties of edible seaweed, razor clams winkles.. and wonderful sweet Mussels. Take a little gas stove, a pan with a lid and a couple of ingredients on that walk and boom, you could be sat on that beach enjoying the freshest seafood ,dipping crusty bread in to a beautiful garlicky wine sauce and making unforgettable memories. But Please, only take mussels if there is an r in the month, check the water quality of the area and don’t over harvest! MUSSELS IN GARLIC AND WHITE WINE SAUCE Ingredients: 1kg or as many as you find of mussels 50g (1¾oz) unsalted butter 1 medium onion and 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped 50ml (2fl oz) dry white wine 1 tbsp roughly chopped fresh parsley Method: Wash the mussels well. Scrape away any barnacles with a …
Yes – The Forest Bee reaches places other brochures can’t go: Schools: Dean Academy, Dene Magna, Lakers and John Kyrle in Ross, plus a few junior schools around the Forest. Doctors’ Surgeries and NHS health professionals eg nurses gave them out when doing flu jabs this winter Village Agents who support the over 50’s across the Forest, sponsored by Gloucestershire Rural Community Council. Organic Veg Boxes (Forest Food Hub, Field Fayre)Leisure Centres and Gyms Forest Voluntary Action Forum (FVAF) at Belle Vue Centre, Cinderford Care agencies (by request) Great Oaks Hospice (by request) Village & Community Halls via our network of tutors Plus, of course, all the usual: Libraries, Cycle Centres, Forest of Dean, Ross & Monmouth Tourist Information Offices, Forest of Dean District Council offices, Midcounties Co-ops, village shops (and yes, they are welcome in ALL of them, including those very pushed for space), cafes, pubs, Taurus Crafts, Harts Barn Craft Centre, Vantage Point, several chip shops (particularly popular with the Littledean one, so thanks to our distributor there who is constantly topping them up). We also have a popular Facebook page and Twitter feed.
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Publicise Your Course, Group, Workshop or Activity for just £7.50, or advertise your business from just £25. Local business advertising, please click here Deadline for Summer 2020 Edition: 24th February 2020 (runs from start of April to the end of August) Teachers/Group Leaders/Activities/Small Businesses £7.50 for up to 2 entries, including free entry on our website. Additional listings £4.50 each. Please use the form below (as the whole project is run by volunteers, we need to use the most efficient way of getting accurate information out there). COURSE INFORMATION The information provided below will be included in the listing. Please ensure you complete all ‘required’ sections (just put N/A if not relevant (we’ll erase that bit from your listing). We do not currently provide a forwarding service so you must provide a way for learners to contact you. Advertise your business with The Forest Bee In the brochure: 1/8 page – £25, 1/4 page – £42, 1/2 page – £76, full page – £130, premium back page – £150. Advertisements should be sent by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and be in .pdf or .jpeg format. We can help you create your advertisement but may make a charge for this service. On the website …
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