Regular Weekly Groups & Classes

REGULAR WEEKLY CLASSES AND GROUPS

“Spiritual work in the Aquarian Age is – without exception – group work. The first wave of groups were the poets and musicians, who – through the 1950s and 60s – shattered the old cultural forms with new sounds and voices, crying out for freedom, love and peace. In their wake, through the 70s and 80s, another wave of groups emerged: the “workshop” movement. Groups would gather for a day, a weekend or a week in search of their deeper self, to communicate with greater honesty and intimacy, to develop new skills. It is from these temporary “seed” groups, that a new and more enduring form has evolved. These are the groups of two or more people who have learnt the skills, and matured enough, to move beyond criticism and gossip, to work seriously and quietly at some small piece of the work of planetary healing. In the hands of these groups rests the fate of the world.”

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ART & CRAFT

Life Drawing Wednesdays: 1 – 4pm, £7. Penrallt Community Centre, Upper Bangor LL57 2EU. Contact 07533 341458.

Arty Folk & Friendship Group Thursdays,12 – 3pm. A group for adults who are interested in both creating art through a variety of mediums and in making new friends run by social enterprise RainbowBiz CIC.  All materials and drinks provided,  £2. Held at the RainbowBiz Hippy Shop, 8 Daniel Owen Precinct, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1AP. Contact info@rainbowbiz.org.uk

Llanbedrog Art Group Mondays: 1.30 – 4.30pm. Friendly group for beginners and experienced artists. Occasional talk/demos; the only charge is £2 per week paid quarterly. St Pedrog‘s Church Hall, Llanbedrog. Jacky Milton 01758 740983, miltonjacky@gmail.com

CAPOEIRA

Capoeira Classes A Brazilian art form that combines elements of Martial Arts, dance, acrobatics and fluid movement. The Old Goods Yard, Treborth, Bangor. (Down narrow lane by the Antelope pub LL57 2HZ). Tuesdays & Thursdays (subject to demand): Open Adult class 9 – 10.30am, £7. Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 11 – 16yrs old and Adult Beginners 6.30 – 7.30pm, £6; Intermediate adult classes continue 7.30 – 9pm, £7. Children’s Classes: Wednesdays: 4 – 4.45pm; Beginners under 11‘s £4.50; 4.45 – 5.30pm; Intermediates under 11‘s, £4.50. There are a host of weekend training programmes and seminars too, so get in touch! Enquiries: Monitor Colin Daimond 07773 798199, colin@capoeiramocambo.co.uk

CIRCLE DANCE

Circle Dance Experience the joy and healing of dancing to World music – a blend of traditional European folk dances and modern choreographies. All welcome – no previous experience required. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays: 10.30am – 12noon, at Hwb yr Hen Ysgol, School Bank Road, Llanrwst, Conwy. Newcomers are welcome and no partner is needed. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays:  10am – 12 noon at Y Ganolfan, Pentrefelin, nr Cricieth.Suitable for all. Maia 01492 642123.

DANCE

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Shaktidance Wednesdays; 7 – 8.30pm. A journey to your own self through awakening consciousness. We will be working with mantra, yogic movements and free-dance. A 90 minute class will begin with a Mantra, followed by Shakti stretches, standing movements, free dance, relaxation, meditation and closing with mantra; suitable for all ages and abilities. 4 classes £32. Chester. Led by Maria Pradhucharan Kaur. Bookings: eventbrite.com  Taster class 11th Sept.

Groove Dancefloor A delicious invitation to move to a variety of tunes in a fun and explorative way. All welcome. Every Thursday 6.30 – 7.30pm. Coed Mawr Community Centre, Bangor. And alternate Wednesdays, 7.30 – 8.30pm at Source Yoga, Mochdre. Contact Liz: ninnynumber1 @gmail.com or ‘connecteddanceUK’ on Facebook.

Rachel‘s Bellydance Classes Tuesdays: Polynesian Dance 6.30 – 7.15pm and Belly Dance 7.30 – 8.30pm both at Parkfields Community Centre, Mold; Wednesdays: Belly dance 6.30 – 7.30pm at Studio 3, Rhosddu Industrial Estate, Wrexham; Inner Dance Meditation Thursdays 7-9pm, Mold. Contact Rachel: iscia_espirit@hotmail.co.uk ~ rachelsbellydance.wales

Flowdance Tuesdays: 10.30 – 11.30am, Abersoch Village Hall; & Thursdays: 10.30 – 11.30am, Pwllheli School of Dancing, Gaol St., Pwllheli. £5 each class. Sue Baumann, 07833 791317, llyntaichi.com

Salsa and Ballroom Tuesdays:  Beginners welcome including Two Left Feet! No need to bring a partner. 8.15 – 9.30pm, £5. Academi, Deiniol Rd, Bangor, LL57 2UW. Helen McGreary  07751 017157,  dance-classes-north-wales.co.uk

Swing Jive (Lindy Hop)  Wednesdays: All welcome, 8.15 – 9.45pm, £5, Academi, Deiniol Rd, Bangor, LL57 2UW. Helen McGreary 07751 017157. dance-classes-north-wales.co.uk

FELDENKRAIS METHOD

Feldenkrais Method Class ~ Awareness Through Movement Tuesdays: 4.30 – 5.30pm, £6 per class if booked as a block or £7 per class drop-in rate. Please phone first to check suitability. Verve Health, Fitness & Wellbeing, 2 – 4 George St., Llangollen LL20 8RE. Veronica Rock 07990 825783, vhrock@feldenkrais.co.uk    Restarts Sept 10th

EXERCISE 

PiYo Combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. Fridays, 9.45am for an hour, with Simon Lacey. Source Yoga, Nutrition and Health, 294 Conway Rd., Mochdre, Colwyn Bay LL28 5DS. Tickets: bookwhen.com

GARDENING ~ CONSERVATION  

Digging Deeside Tuesdays: 10am – 2pm. Run by volunteers; all tools, equipment and free lunch is provided, all we ask for is a £1 contribution and bring your own mug. Gardening, planting, bee and wildlife friendly activities. We have our own community plot at Mill Lane Allotments (CH5 4HF). If you would like to join us please email: info@rainbowbiz.org.uk

Wildlife Gardening Mondays: Maintaining the garden and woodland at Tŷ Hyll ~ The Ugly House, Capel Curig LL24 0DS. Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Garth Hillside Organic Permaculture Garden Regular Tuesday and Thursday Volunteer Days. Glyn Ceiriog Valley. 01691 718127, garthorganic.co.uk

GIFT ECONOMY / GIVE AND TAKE

The Wiggly Wobbly Way Community based Gift Economy project. Open every day 9.30am – 4.30pm and evenings in the summer. Visit our Little Free Library, Give and Take Stall and have a brew. Rockside Cottage, Farndon, Chester CH3 6PU. Resident Caretaker: Vic 01829 271 639, wigglywobblyway.weebly.com

LANGUAGES

La Conversation Française Thursdays: upper intermediate level, 7 – 9pm, free, the Boat Yard pub, Garth Road, Bangor. Jan: jannieu@tiscali.co.uk

Chinese Tuesdays & Saturdays. If you want to brush up on conversational Mandarin, prepare for Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK), or want to learn Chinese Calligraphy you are welcome to join us! Saturdays, 10am – 12noon, Corporate Communications & Marketing Building, Dean St., Bangor LL57 1UT. Tuesdays: 1.15 – 2.45pm, a fun beginner’s class. Held at Ucheldre Centre Mill Bank, Holyhead LL65 1TE. Every week /term time only. Presented by  Bangor University’s Confucius Institute, 01248 388555.

KUNG FU

Wing Chun Kung Fu Class Traditional Ip Man Wing Chun/Ving Tsun Kung Fu class, includes gentle stretching, cardio vascular punching and kicking and stance work, followed by classical Kung Fu forms, partner work and Chi sau “energy, sticking hands”. An excellent positive influence on your life and a tool for exploring the human potential. Train in a friendly safe environment, minimum age 18 yrs old, no upper age limit. Come down and give it a go, its fun, and keeps you fit. Mondays: 7.30 – 9pm, £6 session. Llanddulas Village Hall, Beulah Avenue, Llanddulas, Abergele, LL22 8FH. Thursdays: 7.40 – 9pm, £7 a session. Eirias Park, Leisure Centre, Colwyn Bay. Contact Dave McQuillan: northwaleswingchun.co.uk
dave@northwaleswingchun.co.uk

MEDITATION

Meditation Class Mondays: 12noon – 1pm, followed by tea. Oddfellows Hall, Saltney, Chester CH4 8SG. Teresa 07876 254518, or teresa@teresa4yoga.co.uk

Transcendental Meditation Regular Meetings (and introductory talks) held in North Wales. Contact the Centre 01695 735579, uk.tm.org

Meditation Classes Contact Odiyana Centre, 01606 77034,  info@meditationincheshire.org

Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre Various courses and classes in Mold, Llandudno, Bangor and Ruthin, Conwy and Llanfairfechan. Contact KBBC 01492 878778, meditatenorthwales.com

Triangles Meditation  Mondays: 8pm. Using the power of thought and prayer to uplift and transform consciousness. This is an online facility. You can find out more and register at: lucistrust.org/triangles

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

Narcotics Anonymous ‘Guiding Principles‘ Meeting    Fridays, 1pm. Free to attend, and open to anyone who feels they may have a problem with drugs, is in recovery, or is interested in recovery. Held at The Meeting Room, Canolfan Hamdden Leisure Centre,  Beach Road, Promenade, Barmouth LL42 1NF. For more information on NA, please see www.ukna.org, to speak to someone who‘s been there, free UK Helpline 0845 3733366. 

NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION

Nonviolent Communication Practice Group meetings in Bangor. For details contact Lisa at – busybees@phonecoop.coop

PEACE & JUSTICE

Peace & Justice Meeting Mondays: 6.30pm. The group campaigns bilingually; meetings are generally held in the English language. Quaker Meeting House, Dean St., Bangor; bangorpeace.co.uk

QUAKERS

Ruthin Quaker Meeting Sundays: 10.30 – 11.30am, followed by tea and biscuits at Canolfan Awelon, School Road, Ruthin LL15 1JG. Contact: Jean 01824 705592.

SINGING 

Sing Out Your Song! Harmony Singing Group. Thursdays: 7 – 9pm, £8, £6, £4. Bishop Lloyd’s Palace, 51 Watergate St., Chester CH1 2LE. Ella 07922 620503, ellaspeirs@hotmail.com

Come And Sing! Harmony Singing Sessions suitable for beginners and everyone who likes to sing with others. Mondays, 10.30am – 12.30pm at The Gift Café, The Lodge, Grosvenor Park, Chester. Suggested donation £4. Contact Ella 07922 620503 ellaspeirs@hotmail.com

Wrexham One World Community Choir Sing Your Heart Out Every Tuesday during term time: Open to everyone regardless of age and ability. 7.30 – 9.30pm, 16yr+, £5, £4 concs. Try first session for free. Ty Pawb, Market St, Wrexham LL13 8BY. Contact:  info@wrexhamchoir.co.uk

Canwyr Stryd Bangor Street Singers Tuesdays, 6 – 7.30pm/term time only. We are a small singing group who continue to build a repertoire of songs of struggle and freedom so that we can support demonstrations, political rallies, community events and street festivals. We are not affiliated to any political party. This choir is inclusive – no need to read music, songs are taught by ear, but scores are also available. Garth Community Centre, Glyn Cieriog. We welcome new members!  £2.50 per session, students £5 a term. Facebook: of group name

Bangor Community Choir Wednesdays: A friendly, mixed choir singing songs from all over the world. 7.30 – 9.30pm, Capel Penrallt, Holyhead Rd, Bangor LL57 2EU, 07881 463585, sarasings@ymail.com

SOCIAL

Cheshire LGBT+ Group Runs alternate Mondays. A social group for those who identify as LGBT+ who feel excluded from mainstream LGBT+ society for their own personal reasons. We encourage anyone who feels isolated to contact us to see if the group is for you. Lee 07859 541620, cheshireLGBT@outlook.com

Men‘s Sheds Across North Wales: menssheds.org.uk

Bangor U3A Thursdays: For people who are retired from working or parenting. Develop interests and activities, new members welcome. 9.30am chat, 10.30am group activity. Capel Berea Newydd, Bangor (between Ffordd Penrhos and St David‘s Retail Park). Contact: bangoru3a.org.uk. Term time only; also monthly talks.

SPIRITUAL DISCUSSION

Theosophical Society in Wales Meets in Colwyn Bay:  theosophywales@yahoo.co.uk; Bangor: toddyalc@gmail.com; and for Chester 01244 277170 . See Calendar for monthly events or visit: theosophywales.com and chestertheosophy.org

TAI CHI/ CHI GONG / TAIJI QIGONG

Tai Chi Tuesdays: 7.15 – 8.15pm, & Thursdays: 2 – 3pm, £5. Pwllheli School of Dancing, Gaol St, Pwllheli. Sue Baumann, 07833 791317, sue.reiki@talktalk.net, llyntaichi.com

Tai Chi Mondays: 10.30am, Village Hall, Llandrillo. Wednesdays: 11.15am in Verve Studio, George St, Llangollen. Thursdays: 3pm, Canolfan Ni, Corwen. Thursdays:  7.30 – 9pm, Neuadd Carrog Village Hall, nr. Corwen. All Welcome. Ed Fisher 01490 430205.

Taiji Qigong Tuesdays: 6.30 – 7.30pm, Glasinfryn Community Centre, Bangor. Calm the mind, improve your fitness and flexibility. Wednesdays: 1.30 – 2.30pm, Llanfairfechan Community Hall; and Thursdays: 10 – 11am Penmaenmawr Library. Improve your fitness and flexibility. All ages/abilities welcome. Jill Turner 01248 351672, treespleas@yahoo.co.uk

Tai Chi / Qi Gong Fridays: 11am,  £5, County Hotel, Llandudno. Rose 01407 769571, 07759 105504, roseannyoga@gmail.com, roseyoga.net

Chi Gung / Qi Gong Class Mondays. Traditional Chinese health exercises for improving physical & mental well being. Includes gentle stretching , and simple standing exercises involving slow movement linked to breath and stilling the mind. Just turn up on the night in loose clothing, beginners always welcome. 6 – 7pm, £7. Llanddulas Village Hall, Beulah Avenue, Llanddulas, Abergele, LL22 8FH. Contact Dave McQuillan, dave@northwaleswingchun.co.uk~ northwaleswingchun.co.uk

Tai Chi Fridays; every week till 13th Dec 2019. 2 – 3pm. Dance Studio, Confucius Institute, Bangor Uni. Visit: bangor.ac.uk  public events

Tai Chi China Bridge Many classes during the week with various teachers, at different days and times. Please visit: chinabridgetaichi.co.uk

WALKS

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Rural Walks Over 30 walks around the Denbigh area: Ruthin, Rhewl, Corwen, Llangollen, Bodfari and many more places; moderate, strenuous and easy. Available to download from: denbighshirecountryside.org.uk and click on the Walking section.

Cerdded Conwy Walks A full programme of various walks; suggested donation of £2 per walker per walk which goes towards promoting costs and training of leaders. Various locations across Conwy and beyond. More info: cerddedconwy.org Facebook: Cerdded Conwy Walks

 WRITING GROUPS, READING GROUPS & POETRY 

Colwyn Bay Writers’ Circle Saturdays: Discuss and debate members’ written interpretations of a topic chosen the previous weekend. Informal, friendly and constructive collective! Bring some of your prose and/or poetry. We meet from 1 – 3pm every Saturday at the CCE on Greenfield Road, Colwyn Bay. Chris Hemmings  crishtrees@gmail.com

Read Aloud Tuesdays: the group will read a short story and a poem and discuss their merits along the way whilst enjoying a cup of tea. Everyone is welcome! 2.30 – 4pm, free, 16+, Wrexham Library. Debbie Williams 01978 292090, debbie.williams@ wrexham.gov.uk

YOGA FOR PREGNANCY

Pregnancy Yoga Group 2 sessions/Tuesdays at Quaker Meeting House, Dean St., Bangor. 6 week courses run regularly, £48. Laura Knott 07914 917711, laurabirthingmamas@gmail.com 

YOGA

Dru Yoga with Teresa Mondays: 1.30 – 3pm; Tuesdays: 6.30 – 8pm; Wednesdays: 9.30 – 11am; followed by optional half hour meditation. All held at Oddfellows Hall, Saltney, Chester. Teresa 07876 254518, or teresa@teresa4yoga.co.uk

Dru Yoga Class Thursdays: 6.15 – 7.45 pm, all abilities welcome, £8/ £7 concessions. Snowdonia Mountain Lodge, Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda LL57 3LX. Christiane 01248 602900 Ext 218, christiane@druworldwide.com

Forrest Yoga with Claire Mace Mondays: 7 – 8.30pm, St. Mary’s Church Hall, Holyhead LL65 1TR. Beginners and improvers welcome. Thursdays: 10am – 11.30am, Llanfachraeth (contact for address). Small group intermediate level class. Thursdays: 12 – 1pm , Llanfachraeth (contact for address). Small group basic class suitable for beginners, pregnant ladies and people with chronic conditions. Wednesdays: 6 – 7.30pm, Llanfachraeth (contact for address). Small group basic class suitable for beginners and improvers. Thursdays: 7 – 8.30pm, Aberffraw Village Hall. Beginners and improvers welcome. Also private lessons, yoga workshops and more. Bookings: Claire 07970 409 724, claire@inspiratrix.co.uk  www.inspiratrix.co.uk

Source Yoga Classes daily Monday through to Sunday in Mochdre and Rhuddlan. For more information ring 07704 437415, sourceyoga.org.uk

Yoga & Meditation We offer Hatha Yoga with a meditative flow to focus on the mindfulness aspect of yoga. Tuesdays: 4.15 – 5.15pm, Beehive Healthcare, Chester CH2 2DX. Wednesdays: 7 – 8.15pm, Oddfellow’s Hall, Saltney, Chester (Free parking at both). Book: inspireandrewire.com

Yoga for Health and Wellbeing Mondays: 7.30 – 9pm. Both beginners and those who have practised yoga before are welcome. First class FREE OF CHARGE. Held in Rowen Memorial Hall, near Conwy.  Lorna: Tel 01492 641560, lornashipp@yahoo.co.uk   Details  rowenconwy.org.uk/memorial-hall/activities-in-the-memorial-hall/yoga/

Mindful Yoga with Elaine Tuesdays: 7.30 – 9.25pm at Masonic Hall, Parc Menai. Wednesdays: 10 – 11.55am at Capel Mawr, Menai Bridge; and 7pm – 8.55pm at Ysgol y Graig in Llangefni. Thursdays: 7.30 – 9.25pm in Newborough. £55 for 10 classes or £7 drop-in class. All term time only. Elaine 01248 430147, elaine.yoga@tiscali.co.uk ~ yoganorthwales.co.uk

Iyengar Yoga Class Thursdays: 7 – 8.30pm, £9 or £40 for 5 classes paid in advance. Rhoscolyn Village Hall, Anglesey. Ruth Johnson: yogamon@myphone.coop

Simply Yoga & Therapies ~ Yoga and Relaxation for people of all abilities, fitness levels and age groups, with classes tailored to the needs of each individual; all on a drop-in basis. Llanbedrog, Abersoch, Llannor, Llanengan area. Freddie 07833 663717, simplyyoga@btinternet.com 

Yoga Classes with Rose Ann Preston Mondays:10.30am;  Tuesdays: 10.30am, held in Holyhead Sports Centre.  Mondays: 7pm Llaingoch Community Centre. Thursdays: 12.30pm and 7.30pm, Ysgol Aberconwy Sports Centre (both council run). All classes £5 each. Rose 01407 769571, 07759 105504, roseyoga.net

Yoga with Tracey Mondays: Gentle yoga class 4.15 – 5.45pm. Dynamic yoga class 6 – 7.30pm. The Arts Room, Dragon Theatre, Barmouth (term time only). Tuesdays:  Gentle yoga class 4.15 – 5.45pm. Dynamic 6 – 7.45pm. Calon Lan Yoga Studio, Penrhyndeudraeth. Thursdays: Ashtanga Yoga 6 – 7.30pm. Calon Lan Yoga Studio, Penrhyndeudraeth. All classes £7.50 drop in or £30/5 weeks. Tracey 01766 770610, 07809 485323, traceyyogamassage.co.uk. See Calendar for Workshops

Kundalini Yoga Autumn Term classes start the end of Sept. Seren Gwesty, Llan Ffestiniog starts Monday 23rd Sept from 9.30 – 11am. Beginners Kundalini Yoga. Talsarnau Community Centre starts Thursday evening 28th September 7 – 8.30pm. There are monthly Saturday Classes in Bangor Coed Mawr Community Centre 10.30am – 12.30pm on Sept 28th, Oct 26th, Nov 23rd and Dec 21st. ALSO classes held at Source Yoga, Colwyn 2 – 4pm, Sept 28th, Oct 26th, Nov 23rd  and Dec 21st . Message me to book a place or find out more info: patriciaaspinall3@gmail.com

ZUMBA

Zumba Dance-Fitness Mondays: 6 – 7pm, £5, Telford Centre, Mona Rd, Menai Bridge LL59 5EA. Wednesdays:  6.30 – 7.30pm, £5 & Thursdays: 6.30 – 7.30pm, Academi, Deiniol Rd, Bangor, LL57 2UW. Helen McGreary 07751 017157, dance-classes-north-wales.co.uk 

 

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