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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website, www.whitelotus.co.uk
Start your week harmoniously. Come and sing for pleasure with a bunch of others. Try it out for free. 2-4pm, £45 or £22.50 concessions. Millers Farm Barnspace, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4AP. Contact Kirsty Abraham (course tutor) on M: 07905 789683, email email@example.com, website artspacecinderford.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.whitelotus.co.uk
Learn How to Spin Sheep Wool – Learn how to spin in this hands on course, you can bring your own wheel if you have one. Sat 19th October – 10am – 4pm (incl lunch) – £95 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
The Forest Bee will be holding their AGM on the 30th June 2019 Starting at 11am Blakeney Village Hall, Blakeney, Glos, GL15 4DW
Developing a deep learning connection with Nature is a lifelong relationship, allowing us to simply be our Self. Through meditation and mindfulness alongside fire making and outdoor cooking find this connection that nourishes both you and Nature. Increasingly people are turning to this as the way to the Well Being. 10-12am, 4th May. £25. Wye Valley Sculpture Garden, Tintern, NP16 7NX Contact Steven England M: 07733325969 E: TheArtofSustainability@hotmail.com www.theartofsustainability.co.uk/self/
As the sun reaches its summer zenith we will focus on the central themes of meditation, allowing our Self time to dwell in a safe and relaxing space. Developing a deep learning connection with Nature is a lifelong relationship, allowing us to dwell and simply be our Self. Through meditation find this nourishing connection. 7-30-8-30pm. Thurs 30th May, Thurs 6th and 13th June & Fri 21st June. £8. . Contact Steven England M: 07733325969 E: TheArtofSustainability@hotmail.com www.theartofsustainability.co.uk/self/
‘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
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 and 12 noon – 1pm 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.
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. Contact Veronika on 01600 890966 or 07799 532826, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.herefordshireyoga.com
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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The Forest Bee operates an online directory and brochure of courses and workshops within the Forest of Dean area. These Terms and Conditions govern the relationship between The Forest Bee and you, the website user. Using this website, whether or not you attend any course or workshop listed on the website, means that you have understood and accepted these terms. These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between both parties. We reserve the right to update these Terms and Conditions from time to time and any updated version will be effective as soon as published on the website. Liability The website information is provided by the subscribers to the website. Whilst The Forest Bee will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that the website information is correct and up to date at the time, and will carry out a check of website information given at the time subscription initially begins. The liability for providing accurate website information remains on the subscriber to the website and The Forest Bee specifically and expressly does not accept any liability for the accuracy of the website information. The Forest Bee continually updates the website and reserves the right to alter or delete content …
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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 2019 Edition: 25th November 2019 (runs from start of January to the end of March) 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 (email@example.com) 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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