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 10.15-11.45am, 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. Contact Carolyn Thomas on 01594 530225 or 07789 893467, email Carolyn on email@example.com, or visit freedomyogaandrelaxation.co.uk.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.tinadornerphotography.com.
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
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 20th September 2018, and runs for 12 weeks, every Thursday 9.30am-12.30pm. Cost £180. Contact Colin Squire on 01452 740639 or 07870 542987 or alternatively email email@example.com
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
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 area. Join me for a yoga practice to harmonise body, breath and mind. Seniors/Gentle Yoga A gentle practice suitable for older students and anybody seeking a gentler approach to yoga. £7.50 per class, 10-11.30am, Thursday mornings. Bells Hotel, Lord’s Hill, Coleford GL16 8BE Seated Yoga Experience the benefits of yoga from a chair – practising simple yoga movements, breathing and relaxation techniques. Non residents £16, 4 week course, 2-3pm Wednesdays ongoing, term times. Kings Meade Community Rooms, Coleford, GL16 8RS. 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 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 starts 19th September, 10+ weeks with a couple of breaks. The Garden Cafe, The Malthouse, Lower Lydbrook, GL17 9NN. Contact Kirsty Abraham on 07905 789683, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.gardencafe.co.uk (singing page).
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
Start your week harmoniously. Come and sing for pleasure with a bunch of others. Try it out for free. 2-4pm, starting 24th September for 9 weeks with a couple of breaks, £45 or £22.50 concessions. Millers Farm Barnspace, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4AP. Contact Sue Carruthers at Artspace on 01594 825111, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Kirsty Abraham (course tutor) on 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
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. Contact Veronika Pena on 01600 890966 or 07799532826, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.herefordshireyoga.com
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
Learn how to weave a willow reindeer and get your Christmas decorations off to a flying start. These fabulous reindeers will look great inside or outside. Fri 23rd Nov, £105. 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
Artlift provides free art for people with long term mental or physical health conditions, or those who are bereaved, isolated, or carers in need of respite. Next course is at ArtSpace in Cinderford, 10am-12noon, Starts in September or January. Ask your GP for a referral or call Charlie Royall on 03000 200 102, or email email@example.com for more details, or visit our website at www.artlift.org
A one day course which includes an introduction to cider making, followed by, picking, washing, macerating and pressing the apples. Includes 25 litres of juice for you to take away and turn into your own cider. 9am-4.30pm, Friday 12th October 2018, £90 Ragmans Lane Farm, Lower Lydbrook, GL17 9PA. Contact Matt Dunwell or Angie Horsley on 01594 860244, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.ragmans.co.uk
Learn Portuguese with experienced Brazilian teacher. Fun one-to-one or small group lessons with experienced teacher ranging from beginners to advanced. £20/hour or £65/month. Any time by arrangement. Contact Bianca Bertalot, 6 Livia Way, Lydney, GL15 5NU, T: 07806374139 or email email@example.com
Course covers the management of bees, and natural ways to take care of them. This course is suitable for those with or without previous knowledge of beekeeping. 9.30am-5.00pm, 8th-9th September 2018. £195 Ragmans Lane Farm, Forest of Dean. For bookings and information please contact Bees for Development T: 01600 714848 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.beesfordevelopment.org
Covers a range of topics concerning beekeeping in developing countries. Training day topics include: apiculture in developing countries and how it supports livelihoods, problems faced by beekeepers in financially poor countries. Case studies from around the World. 10am-4pm 19th October 2018. £120 Bees for Development, 1 Agincourt Street, Monmouth, NP25 3DZ For bookings and information please contact Bees for Development T: 01600 714848 or email email@example.com www.beesfordevelopment.org
HEDGEROW FORAGING! I lost my father last week, weeks before one of his favourite times of the year. My dad was a Yorkshire man through and through and he loved nothing more than “sumutt for nowt” and the humble blackberry fitted the bill perfectly. We would descend as a family, little pots in hands or, in the best years, a carrier bag each. Picking and then taking them home to eat fresh, in a fruit salad or the next day in a crumble then freeze the surplus for the winter ahead, saving a few quid at the same time. One of my favourite ways to honour the blackberry is one of the most impressive but easy deserts I know. The beautiful summer pudding. You can make it with gluten free bread with enormous success, it is a great one for vegans with dairy free ice cream and it never fails to get a wow. Ingredients: 350g strawberries 300g blackberries 100g redcurrants 500g raspberries (Or what you have.) 125g golden caster sugar 7ish slices day-old good white bread or gluten free Put sugar and 3 tbsp water into a large pan and heat until sugar dissolves. Boil for 1 minute, then …
Learn how to sort and card your fleece before getting hands-on on a spinning wheel. You can bring your own wheel if you would like to. 10am-4pm, Fri 19th Oct, £95. 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
This one day workshop will offer you a grounding, a starting point to waken with your drum or rattle and gain confidence in your ability to beat a rhythm for a shamanic journey for the self. We will look at technique, care and how drumming transforms the self. Saturday 1st December 2018, £85. Redbrook in the wye valley Contact Maxine Smillie call 07845 933860 or email email@example.com www.shamaniclife.co.uk
The Forest Bee will be holding their AGM on the 24th July 2018 Starting at 10:30am Blakeney Village Hall, Blakeney, Glos, GL15 4DW
One Day Drawing Workshops, Saturdays, 10am to 4pm. Still Life suitable for all levels of ability. Charcoal, rubbers and fixative provided. Please bring your own paper and board/easel. £21.00 per person. 12th May and 9th June. Life Drawing, nude models suitable for intermediate and experienced. Please bring own materials. £21.00 per person plus model fee of aprox. £10.00 per person. 5th May and 2nd June. Armoury Hall, Newnham, GL14 1AD for further information or to book contact firstname.lastname@example.org Website carolynblackart.com
Join us for a 6 week Mindfulness Meditation course. Designed to help ordinary people who are struggling to keepup with the demands of the modern day world. Led by trained and experienced Mindfulness Practitioners. Start date Monday 14th of May 2018. 10.00am-11.30am, £150.00 total for 6 weeks. The Loft, Brockweir and Hewelsfield Community Shop, NP16 7NW Contact Diana Denman on 07952548040, email email@example.com Website www.mindfulnessforestandwye.co.uk
An opportunity to develop your cookery and baking skills. Ideal for beginners. Prior booking is essential. Held in the Salvation Army kitchen. £70.00 for 7 weeks including ingredients. 2.00-4.00pm, 7 weeks. Contact us for next start date. Salvation Army Forest of Dean, 43 North Road, Broadwell, GL16 7BX. Contact Shona Marshall 01594 839106 or 07765 111405, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.salvationarmy-fod.org.uk
Over the course of the day we will be collecting native microbes to make cheap but effective natural fertilisers and tonics for the plants and soil. A chance to learn about Biofertilisers, Native micro organisms, Aerobic and Anaerobic compost teas led by Juanfran Lopez. 9.30am-4.30pm, 25th April, £100. Ragmans Lane Farm, Lower Lydbrook, GL17 9PA. Contact Juanfran Lopez or Angie Horsley on 01594 860244, email email@example.com, website www.ragmans.co.uk