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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ACTIVISM

Sorting and Packing Aid for Refugees Mondays: 7.30 – 9pm, including refreshments. Church of All Saints, Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 4AF. 07910 414489, www.cefn.cymru. Email: cefn.cymru@gmail.com Facebook: North Wales Refugee Support 

ART & CRAFT

Art Group Wednesdays: Small non-teaching gathering of artists to work on their own pursuits and be inspired by each other – all abilities welcome. 10am – 1pm, £3.50, Dolwyddelan Pavillion, Conwy. Emma: emma@seeds-of-light.co.uk

Drawing Class Thursdays: 6.30 – 8.30pm. All skills welcome; bring your own equipment. £10 per session. Funky Aardvark, 61 Bridge Street Rows, Chester CH1 1NW, 01244 630202, funkyaardvark.co.uk

The Make Shift Tuesdays. Informal gathering to share ideas and craft making. 6 – 8pm, £3, book please! Oriel Wrecsam, 11 Chester St., Wrexham LL13 8BE, www.wrexham.gov.uk/arts

Art Club Monday afternoons: Open to all! Llanbedrog Church Hall, nr Pwllheli. Jacky Milton: miltonjacky@gmail.com

Life Drawing at the RCA Wednesdays: 10th January – 28th March. 10 weeks, 7 – 9pm, £80, £50 students. Each session is run by different artist, exploring different techniques and styles. Contact RCA, Crown Lane, Conwy LL32 8AN. 01492 593413, rcaconwy.org

Arty Folk and Friendship Thursdays: 1 – 3pm. A new group for people who are interested in both creating art through a variety of mediums and in making new friends. Each week members of the group will be encouraged to share their favourite style of artwork, show others how it is done, and the group will create new pieces and styles of artwork. Often we don’t use other mediums as we have never tried them, but hopefully this friendly crafty group will inspire its members to show each other something new. Tea and coffee will be provided. We ask for a small donation of £2 per participant to help cover utility costs.
Basic art materials will be provided.  Held at RainbowBiz Hippy Shop, RainbowBiz Hippy Shop, 8 Daniel Owen Precinct, Mold, CH7 1AP. Please email info@rainbowiz.org.uk if you would be interested in booking as numbers are limited to 10 people.

Life Drawing Wednesdays: 7 – 9pm, £8; drop-in or book. Funky Aardvark, 61 Bridge Street Rows, Chester CH1 1NW 01244 630202, www.funkyaardvark.co.uk

Rowen Art Group Wednesdays: A variety of media, with tutor Noel McCready. Visitors welcome. Rowen Memorial Hall. Visit rowenconwy.org.uk

Life Drawing Wednesdays: 1.30 – 4.30pm, £5. Garth Community Centre (behind Voltaire restaurant), Bangor. Contact 07533 341458.

Art Class Tuesdays: 9.30am – 1.30pm. The classes consist of 3 x 10 week sessions. Informal; oil, watercolour, pastel or media of choice. Newcomers are welcome. Supportive tuition and demonstrations are provided by a qualified art teacher. Rowen Memorial Hall. Contact Peter Moore : ptmoore1@googlemail.com

Textile Project The textile art group will be exploring a range of textile techniques, covering a different topic each month. The group is led by textile artist Alison Mercer. This group is open to anyone over the age of 50 who is at risk of isolation and loneliness. 1.30pm, free. Held at Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk For further information about the group please contact info@venuecymru.co.uk

CAPOEIRA

Capoeira Classes A Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and movement. Tuesdays & Thursdays: Adult class strength and stretch: 9.30 – 10.30am, £5, Neuadd Goffa, Mynydd Llandegai LL57 4LQ. Tuesdays: Adults, young people and beginners together 6.30 – 7.30pm; adult classes continue to 9pm. £6, £5 concs. The Old Goods Yard, Treborth, Bangor. Wednesdays: 4 – 6 year olds 4pm – 4.45pm, £3.50; Open Hour for adults, young people and beginners, 6.30 – 7.30pm; adults till 9pm. £6, £5. The Old Goods Yard, Treborth, Bangor. Enquiries: Monitor Colin Daimond 07773 798199, capoeiramocambo.co.uk

CIRCLE DANCE

Circle Dance Wednesdays: 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. 10am – 12 noon at Y Ganolfan, Pentrefelin, nr Cricieth. Maia 01492 642123.

CONSERVATION WORK

Felin Uchaf Volunteer Days Wednesdays: 9.30 – 4.30pm. All safety clothing, refreshments and lunch provided. Felin Uchaf, Rhoshirwaun, nr Aberdaron, 01758 780280, felinwales.org

DANCE

Ballroom and Latin plus Argentine Tango. Wednesdays: Beginners, 7.30 – 9.30pm, instruction given bilingually, £4. Y Felinheli/Port Dinorwic. Contact Medi for venue 07500 337093.

Ballroom and Latin American Social dance and practise session, all welcome. Wednesdays 7.30 – 10.15 – basic step; arrive at 7pm. Llanbedrog Village Hall, nr. Pwllheli. Details Kerstina 07890 390805.

Bellydance Wednesdays: 6 – 7pm, £5. Garden Village Community Hall, Wrexham. Thursdays: 6 – 7pm, £5. Hightown Resource Centre, Wrexham LL13 7YF.  Rachel: iscia_espirit@hotmail.co.uk or Facebook: Rachels Belly Dance Classes

Bellydance Mondays: Wear keep fit clothes with either soft dance shoes or gym trainers and bring water. 7 – 8pm, £5 per class. Academi Nightclub, Deinol Road, Bangor, LL57 2UW. Ramona 07745 971678, ramona.org.uk 

Burlesque Tuesdays: 7.30 – 8.30pm, Academi, Deiniol Rd, Bangor, LL57 2UW. Helen McGreary 07751 017157, www.dance-classes-north-wales.co.uk

Dance Fitness Latin/Ballroom, Cha Cha Cha, Waltz. Mondays: 7 – 8 pm & 8 – 9pm, £4.50, Llangollen Pavilion. 01978 869456, www.newdance.org.uk

DanceZone Tuesdays: 5.30 – 7pm, £15. St. Collen’s Church Hall, Llangollen. Sian Roberts 07711 889452, sian_roberts001@yahoo.co.uk

Flowdance Tuesdays: 10.30 – 11.30am, Abersoch Village Hall; & Thursdays: 10.30 – 11.30am, Pwllheli School of Dancing, Gaol St., Pwllheli. £5 each. Sue Baumann, 07833 791317, llyntaichi.com From 16/1/17

 Just Ballroom Ballroom, Latin & Old Time Sequencing Tuesdays: 10am – 12noon at St Paul’s Church Hall, Craig-y-Don, Llandudno. Fridays: 2 – 4pm, St David’s Church Hall, Penrhyn Bay. £5 includes refreshments. 01492 540544, just-ballroom.co.uk

Salsa Tuesdays: Beginners welcome including Two Left Feet! No need to bring a partner. 8.30 – 9.45pm, £5. Academi, Deiniol Rd, Bangor, LL57 2UW. Helen McGreary 07751 017157, www.dance-classes-north-wales.co.uk

Salsa Mondays: Intermediate/Advanced. No partner required. 8 – 9pm, £4.50. International Pavilion, Llangollen. NEW Dance 01978 869456, newdance.org.uk

Shaktidance: combing yoga and dance New class in Llangollen! Mondays: 9.30 – 11.30am, with Maria Prabhucharan Kaur. Contact 07778 912521, mrsmariasutton@gmail.com Facebook: Shaktidance Chester

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

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DRUMMING

Drumming Classes Mondays Beginners class in Bodhrán. Drums provided or bring your own. 5 Church Drive, Rhos on Sea LL28 4LL. Contact Alan 07876 255601.

EXERCISE

Actif Woods Wales ~ Coed Actif Cymru Improving the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities; plus conservation, orienteering and den building. Anglesey: Fridays: 10.30am – 12.30pm. £2 per person. Meet Coed Llwynonn, Llanfairpwll LL61 6EQ. Karen Williams 07810 530326. Gwynedd: Mondays: 10.30 – 11.30am, Glaslyn Leisure Centre. Hannah Pugh ~ actifwoodsgwynedd@smallwoods.org.uk Flintshire: Rod at Woodland Skills Centre, 01745 710626, www.coedlleol.org.uk

Movement for Memory Tuesdays: Theatr y Ddraig, Barmouth, 01341 281 697, dragontheatre.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. Verve Health, Fitness & Wellbeing, 2 – 4 George St., Llangollen LL20 8RE. Veronica Rock 07990 825783, vhrock@feldenkrais.co.uk

GARDENING ~ CONSERVATION

Digging Deeside Tuesdays: 10am – 12pm. Join our gardening project; Connah’s Quay Community Allotments & Gardens. Contact 07759 753473. Rainbowbiz www.rainbowbiz.org.uk/digging-deeside/

Groundwork Tuesdays: 10.30am – 3pm. A variety of tasks at Buckley nature reserves. NEW Wildlife 01978 269568, kwilson@newwildlife.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

GIFT ECONOMY / GIVE AND TAKE

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

LANGUAGES

La Conversation Française Thursdays: upper intermediate level, 7 – 9pm, free, The Tap & Spile (near the Pier, Garth) Bangor. Jan: jannieu@tiscali.co.uk

MEDITATION

Buddhism & Meditation Class As taught in the Triratna Buddhist Community. Small, friendly class. Thursday, 7.30 – 9.30pm; Quaker Meeting House, Oak Street, Oswestry, SY11 1LJ, 07508 148 297.

Happy Mind Happy Life Wednesdays: 7.30pm, £6. Bishop Lloyd’s Palace, Watergate Rows, Chester. Contact 01606 77034, info@meditationincheshire.org

Kagyu Buddhist Group Chester Tuesdays: Reflective meditation consisting of a brief explanation of a key Buddhist topic, followed by a period of individual contemplation. 8 – 9pm, £3, £2 concs, Quaker Meeting House, Frodsham St., Chester 0151 638 2568, www.dechen.org

Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre Relaxation, Meditation and Teachings from a Buddhist perspective. Drop-in classes, open to all. Meditation Classes in Llandudno Wednesdays: 7 – 8.30pm, £6. Fridays: 7 – 8pm, free. Guided Meditations in Llandudno Mondays: 11.30 – 12pm, £3. Tuesdays: 7 – 7.30pm, £3. Thursdays: 11.30 – 12pm, £3. Saturdays: 11.30 – 12pm, £3. Meditation Classes in Mold Tuesdays: 7 – 8.30pm, £6. More details from Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, 34 Mostyn St., Craig y Don, Llandudno 01492 878778, meditatenorthwales.com Term dates: Until 23rd May, then 6th June – 25th July. 

Mindful Movement & Meditation Tuesdays: Join me for early morning sessions using Infinite Radiant Chi Gung to clear and replensih your energy field followed by a nurturing meditation. 6.45 – 7.45am, £8. Bodhi Movement, The Stables, Betws Y Coed LL24 0AH. Lydia 07502 293114, lydia4020@yahoo.co.uk. Facebook: Finding Your Anchor

Meditation Class Wednesdays: 7.30pm, £6 per person. Bishop Lloyd’s Palace, Chester. More info: meditationincheshire.org

Meditation Class Mondays: 12noon – 1pm; followed by tea. Oddfellows Hall, Saltney 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, www.uk.tm.org

Triratna@Chester Wednesdays: 6.30 – 8.30pm, £8, (concessions available), tea break. Quaker Meeting House, Union Walk, off Frodsham Street, Chester. Contact Prashrabdhi: triratna.chester@gmail.com ~ triratna-at-chester.org

Kagyu Buddhist Group Chester Tuesdays: Reflective meditation consisting of a brief explanation of a key Buddhist topic, followed by a period of individual contemplation. 8 – 9pm, £3, £2 concs, Quaker Meeting House, Frodsham St., Chester 0151 638 2568, dechen.org

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

NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION

Regular Nonviolent Communication MondaysFridays meets in Bangor. Contact Lisa at – busybees@phonecoop.coop

PAGAN

Pagan Study Group For 8 weeks starting 4th May – 22nd June. The meetings commence at 6.30pm, £3 per session or £20 if paid on the first session in full. Participants should bring a comfortable cushion to sit on. The meetings are held in the basement of the shop and there is unfortunately, no disabled access. Bookings to be made to: yrhenysgol17@gmail.com

PEACE & JUSTICE

Peace & Justice Meeting Mondays: 6.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, Dean St., Bangor; bangorpeace.co.uk

Prayers for World Peace Fridays: 7 – 8pm, Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, Llandudno 01492 878778, meditatenorthwales.com

PILATES

Pilates Various classes available in Gwynedd area. Carys 01766 523131,  carysmatic.co.uk

Pilates Thursdays: 1.30 – 2.30pm. Newcomers welcome, no experience necessary. Rowen Memorial Hall. Contact Jamie 077655 26731.

Pilates Tuesdays 6 – 7pm; Wednesdays: 10am – 10.45am; Thursdays: 5.45 – 6.45pm; 7 – 8pm. Fridays: 9.30am – 10.15am & 10.30am – 11.15am. Verve Studio, 2 – 4 George St., Llangollen LL20 8RE. Susan Wallace 07932 670559, info@getmovingkeepmoving.co.uk

Pilates Mondays 12noon – 1pm; 6.30 – 7.30pm. Thursdays 11am – 12pm; and 6.30 – 7.30pm. Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda LL57 3AN, neuaddogwen.com

QUAKERS

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

RELAXATION CLASSES

Relaxation Class Yin Yoga & Nada Yoga Nidra (Sound Based Deep Guided Relaxation). Fridays: 6.30 – 8.30pm, Dyserth. Lisa: lcyoga@aol.com or www.lcyoga.co.uk

SINGING/CHANTING

Tuesday Chanting A beautiful evening of sound and meditation, accompanied by harmonium. Bring your voices, shakey eggs and marrakas. Everyone welcome. No need to book, just turn up. Arrive at 7.45 for 8pm start. See you there! £5, or by donation. Quaker Meeting House, 6 Dean St., Bangor LL57 1UP. Contact Laura on 07914917711 with any questions. Please invite your friends!

Coastal Voices Fun, friendly mixed choir singing close harmony world music. Tuesdays: 7 – 9.15pm, £6 / session or termly reductions, Mynydd Sion Chapel Hall, Abergele LL22 7AW. Sara Brown 07881463585, sarasings@ymail.com 

Chester Ladies Choir Open to new members, £30/term; free taster session! Linda Harris 0151 200 3170.

Wrexham Community Choir ~ Sing Your Heart Out Tuesdays: Open to everyone regardless of age and ability. 7.30pm, 16yr+, £3, £2 concs. Wrexham Methodist Church. Wendy Paintsil 01978 354706, info@wrexhamchoir.co.uk

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

Soul Singing Thursdays: 10.30am – 12pm. Felicity Jones facilitates this Sacred Singing group. £5. Hillside Retreat, Rhosesmor, Mold CH7 6PP. If you are interested please email me: helen@soul-life.co.uk

Lleisiau’r Byd ~ World Voices Wednesdays: We sing songs from around the world. 7.30 – 9.30pm, £5 weekly. Meets Jerusalem Vestry, Criccieth. David Gunn 07840 957853.

Cantorion Gele Singers Mondays: We welcome new members. 7 – 9pm. The Old Red Cross Rooms, nr St Michael’s, Abergele. Anne Cain 01745 822207.

Number 44 Choir Thursdays: Learn different songs and styles. £5 per session/ £50 for 10. 44 Sea View Rd., Colwyn Bay LL29 8DG. www.number44.wales

Singin’ Wimmin Thursdays: new members welcome!  More info from: Theatr y Ddraig, Barmouth, dragontheatre.co.uk

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

SWAGG Choir Wednesdays: supporting people who’ve been through cancer treatment. 7 – 8.30pm, £2.50, St. Werburgh’s Catholic Club, Brook St., Chester. Ella 07922 620503, ellaspeirs@hotmail.com

SOCIAL

Friends In The Audience An informal, friendly, inclusive, self-organised group of cinema and theatre goers in North West Wales. Open to anyone who wants to extend their social circle. To receive email invitations: friendsintheaudience@gmail.com

Men’s Sheds Thursdays: 10.30am. Llanrwst Forest area. Golygfa Gwydyr 01492 642110, www.golygfagwydyr.org

Debating Group Fridays: 10.30am – 12pm, £1. Bridge Café, Blaenau Ffestiniog, 01766 830083.

Matt’s Community Breakfast Saturdays: All welcome! 9am – 11.30am. St Collen’s Church, Llangollen; stcollens@gmail.com

SPIRITUALIST

Bangor Independent Spiritualist Church Wednesdays: 7pm, £2. Quaker Meeting House, Dean Street, Bangor. Alison: all1re1d@hotmail.co.uk

SPIRITUAL DISCUSSION

AberJabber Wednesdays: Informal spiritual discussions; all welcome (channeling, Extraterrestrials, Higher Spirit). Come and go when you like; chats very often evolve into one-on-one, or small group conversations. There is no formal ‘format’, no ‘leaders’; one rule only – under 3s must be accompanied 🙂  7.15pm, venue TBC (usually Fresh Bar) Abersoch. Pauli  Murphy 07768 603365, helimurf@aol.com

TAI CHI/ CHI GONG / TAIJI QIGONG

Chi Flow Tuesdays: 7 – 8pm, £5. Pwllheli School of Dancing, Gaol St, Pwllheli. Sue Baumann, 07833791317, sue.reiki@talktalk.net, llyntaichi.com 

Tai Chi Thursdays: 7.30 – 9pm, Neuadd Carrog Village Hall. Nr. Corwen. Ed Fisher 01490 430205.

Tai Chi Classes Fridays: 11am – 12pm at Spire (upstairs in the studio), NW Business Park, Abergele. Also: Qigong Class Wednesdays: 2 – 3pm, 1st Floor Studio, Kit ‘n’ Heels, Rhos-on-Sea. Eirian Harrison, Wings of Change 01492 544518, 07748 582380, Facebook: Wings of Change

Tai Chi Cymru Mondays: 6 – 7pm & 7.15 – 8.40pm, Rhuddlan Community Centre. Tuesdays: 6.30 – 7.30pm, £6 per session, £20 for 4 sessions, booking essential, Llanfair TH Memorial Hall. Stan Boyd 07834 690964, www.taiji-cymru.co.uk

Taiji Qigong Mondays: 11 – 12noon, all ages/abilities welcome; first class free. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead. Tuesdays: Glasinfryn Community Centre, Bangor. Jill Turner 01248 351672, treespleas@yahoo.co.uk

Tai Chi Class For people with Multiple Sclerosis and their carers. Mondays: 12noon – 1pm. Trefnant Village Hall, Denbigh LL16 5UG. Led by Peter Newton. Contact Alan 01824 705729.

Tai Chi / Qi Gong Classes Mondays: 7 – 8pm, £5, Llangoch Village hall, Anglesey. Thursdays: 4 – 5pm, £5, Trefriw Village Hall, Conwy. Rose 01407 769571, 07759 105504, roseannyoga@gmail.com, www.roseyoga.net

Tai Chi Mondays: Chi Gung, 6.30 – 7.30pm, £5. All levels Tai Chi, 7.30 – 9pm, £6, £5. Coed Mawr Community Centre, Bangor (behind McDonalds) Geraint will cover this class. 2.30 – 3.30pm, Community Hall Llandegfan (top of the village near play park) Self led class using Jeff’s DVD, Geraint may lead some classes. More info: cymrutaichiwales.co.uk    

WALKS

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 www.cerddedconwy.org

Gym Style Walks in the Woods Tuesdays: 11.15am  £2. Meet Plas Arthur Leisure Centre, Llangefni and walk to Dingle Nature Reserve; suitable for most abilities. Craig Cornes 07881 977383, www.coedlleol.org.uk

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Nordic Walking Saturdays: 10am – 11.30am, free. Meet at Erddig car park, Wrexham. Jasmine 01978 315179, jasmine.hopkins@nationaltrust.org.uk

Get Walking Mondays: Chirk: 9.30am, call 01691 778666 for meeting point, 60 minute walk. St Asaph: 10.30am / Bowling Green 90 minute walk. Gwaenysgor Village Hall: 11am, 2hr walk. Prestatyn Town Council Offices 1.45pm, 40min. Rossett Burton Weir, 2pm by the under-pass, 60 min walk. Tuesdays: Corwen Canolfan Ni, 9.30am, 1hr. Alyn Waters Llay side car park, 2pm / 75 – 90 min. Dyserth Community Centre, 11am, 2hrs. Wednesdays: St Asaph, Bowling Green 10.30, 90min. Llangollen Health Centre 10.30am, up to 60min; Corwen, Canolfan Ni, 1pm, 2hrs. Thursdays: Rhuddlan, Methodist Church, Gwindy Street, 11am, 2hrs. Acton Park: St Johns Church c.p., Herbert Jennings Ave, 11am, 50 min. Llay, 11am, Miners Welfare, up to 75min. Fridays: Rhyl Brickfield Pond, 12.30pm, 90min. Regular walks are available from Llanasa and Prestatyn. Please call 01745 356197 for further details.

WEAVING

SAORI Weaving for Health and Wellbeing Thursdays: 6.30 – 8.30pm, £25 per class or £135 for 6 classes. 6 Swift Buildings, nr the station, opposite Domino’s Pizza’s, Bangor. LL57 1DQ. Please book as places limited! Rosie Green, 01248 345325, www.saorimor.co.uk ~ Facebook: saorimor

WRITER’S GROUPS & POETRY 

Colwyn Bay Writers’ Group Saturdays: Exchange ideas, conversations and responses to a writing task set the previous weekend. Informal, friendly, positive assessment in group. Bring some of your prose or poetry. 1 – 3pm. Multi-Cultural Centre, Greenfield Road, Colwyn Bay. Chris Hemmings crishtrees@gmail.com

Poetry Group Tuesdays: 10.30am – 12pm, £1. Bridge Café, Blaenau Ffestiniog, 01766 830083.

YOGA

Kundalini Yoga Classes Tuesdays: 6 – 7.30pm, £8. The studio is well equipped with yoga mats and blankets however you are welcome to bring your own kit. Methodist Church, Regent Street, Wrexham LL11 1RY. Daria Wawrzynska 07961 716295, daria@highonyoga.co.uk

Dru Yoga with Teresa. Mondays: 1.30 – 3pm; Tuesdays: 8 – 9.30pm; Wednesdays: 10 – 11.30am. Oddfellows Hall, Saltney, Chester. Teresa 07876 254518, or teresa@teresa4yoga.co.uk

New Dru Yoga Class Mondays: 7 – 8.30pm, £6. Dru Yoga is a graceful and potent form of yoga, based on flowing movements, directed breathing and visualisation. With its foundations set firmly in ancient yogic tradition, Dru works on body, mind and spirit—improving strength and flexibility, creating core stability, building a heightened feeling of positivity, and deeply relaxing and rejuvenating your whole being. Free parking after 6 pm. Please contact me to confirm class is on. Bring water and comfortable clothing with layers. Bring a yoga mat and a blanket – I have a few spare if you need to borrow these. Bangor Quaker Meeting House, Dean Street, LL57 1UR. Contact Naomi 07833 466114, naomidruyoga@gmail.com ~ www.northernlightyoga.co.uk

Source Yoga has classes Monday through to Friday in the Rhos on Sea and Colwyn Bay area. Ring 07704 437415 or check www.sourceyoga.org.uk

Yoga Tuesdays: 7.30 – 9pm, £6/£5, Coed Mawr Community Centre, Bangor, with Katie Roberts. More info: cymrutaichiwales.co.uk

Be Balanced Yoga Class Mondays: 7 – 8.15pm, £7, Maesbrook Village Hall, Oswestry SY10 8QW. Wednesdays: 9.30 – 10.30am, Scout Hut, West St., Llangollen. Gaele Atkinson 07807 215537, gaeleatkinson@gmail.com

Yoga for Health and Well-being Mondays: 7.30 – 9pm. Suitable for all ages. Newcomers welcome – no experience necessary, held in Rowen, nr Conwy.  Lorna 01492 641560, lornashipp@yahoo.co.uk. Details : rowenconwy.org.uk/memorial-hall/activities-in-the-memorial-hall/yoga/

Yoga Mondays: 10 – 11.15am & 6.30 – 7.45pm; Wednesdays: 5.30 – 6.45pm & 7.15 – 8.30pm. Suitable for all ages. The Cow Shed, Tyn-y-Ffridd Farm, Waen Wen, Bangor, LL57 4UF. Ceri 07796 950742, www.tynyffridd.com

Dru Yoga Class Thursdays: 6.15 -7.45pm, £7. Dru Centre, Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda LL57 3LX. Christiane 01248 602900 ext 218, christiane@druworldwide.com

Yoga Classes with Rose Ann Preston. Mondays: 10.30am held in Holyhead Sports Centre; and 8 – 9pm Llangoch Village Hall, Anglesey. Tuesdays: 10.30am and 7pm, held in Holyhead Sports Centre. Thursdays: 2 – 3pm, Trefriw Village Hall, Conwy. And 7.30pm, Ysgol Aberconwy Sports Centre. All classes £5. Rose 01407 769571, 07759 105504, roseyoga.net

Shaktidance Combining yoga and dance. Mondays: 9.30 -11.30am, Llangolen. Maria Prabhucharan Kaur 07778 912521, mrs mariasutton@gmail.com. Facebook: Shaktidance Chester.

Yoga Mondays: Trefnant Village Hall, 11am; Loreto Centre, Llandudno 6 – 7pm Intermediate; 7 – 8pm Beginners. Wednesdays: Trefnant Village Hall 6 – 7pm Intermediate; 7 – 8pm Beginners. Fridays: Trefnant Village Hall 7am. Saturdays: Trefnant Village Hall 9am. Laura Bell, 07989 512859, thezestlife.co.uk

Mindful Yoga with Elaine Tuesdays: 7.30 – 9.25pm at Ysgol y Borth, Menai Bridge. 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. £50 for 10 classes or £6.50 drop-in class. Elaine 01248 430147, elaine.yoga@tiscali.co.uk ~ yoganorthwales.co.uk  

Iyengar Yoga Class Thursdays: 7 – 8.30pm, £8 or £35 for 5 classes paid in advance. Rhoscolyn Village Hall, Anglesey. Ruth Johnson yogamon@myphone.coop

Yoga Classes with Lisa. Tuesdays: Hatha Yoga 7.45 – 8.45pm. Six week introduction, Dyserth. Wednesdays: Hatha Yoga. 5.30 – 6.30pm. Colwyn Bay. Hatha Yoga & Relaxation, 8 – 9.15pm. 6 week courses, Mancot. Thursdays: Kundalini Yoga, 6.30 – 7.30pm. 8 week courses, Dyserth. Lisa: lcyoga@aol.com; www.lcyoga.co.uk

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

Yogarami Drop-In Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Flow. Mondays: 11am -12.15pm, £6, Gellifor Chapel Vestry rooms; 7 – 8.30pm, all Levels, £6, Awelon Centre, Ruthin. Tuesdays: 9.30 – 10.45am, Hatha Flow £6, Llanasa Village Hall, Holywell; 7.30 – 9pm, £7, Gellifor Community Centre; Wednesdays: 6.30 -7.30pm, Vinyasa Flow, £9. Saints Health and Fitness, Prestatyn. Thursdays: 7 – 8.30pm, Hatha Flow, £6, Trelogan School. Fridays: 7 – 8am Vinyasa Flow £7, Village Hall, Trefnant; & 7.30 – 8.30pm, yoga basics £4.20, Denbigh Leisure Centre. Saturdays: 9 – 10am, £7, Vinyasa Flow Trefnant Village Hall, Denbigh. Claire Riley 07764 945885, claire@yogarami.co.uk

Forrest Yoga with Claire Mace. Mondays: 7 – 8.30pm, St. Mary’s Church Hall, Holyhead LL65 1TR. Beginners and improvers welcome. Also small group classes in Llanfachraeth by arrangement. Claire 07970 409 724, claire@inspiratrix.co.uk ~ inspiratrix.co.uk

Starflower Yoga offers guided Hatha Yoga for all levels in Prestatyn, Dyserth and Llandyrnog. Wednesdays: 5.45pm – 6.45pm at Dyserth Community hall  LL18 6BD. Thursdays: 12.30pm – 2pm at NOVA LL19 7EY; and 6.30pm – 7.30pm Llandyrnog Village Hall LL16 4HG. Led by Sadie Rhea Williams ~ encouraging breath/mind/body/spirit awareness. Sadie 07443 646239, sadie@starfloweryoga.com

Yoga with Rosslyn Falconer, Mondays: 10.30am – 12pm. Tuesdays: 7.30 – 9pm. £7 drop-in. Verve Studio, 2 – 4 George St., Llangollen LL20 8RE. Rosslyn 07837 580742, rossfalcon@yahoo.co.uk

Yoga Tuesdays: 7 – 8.30pm, Pentraeth Memorial Hall, LL75 8YH. Wednesdays: 7 – 8.30pm, Tanrallt, Pentraeth LL75 7DR. Thursdays: Beginners 5 – 6.15pm; Hatha Flow 6.30 – 8pm (intermediate). Menai Bridge Community Centre. Saturdays: Gentle Yoga, 10 – 11.15am. Menai Bridge Community Centre. Emily 07775 798536, ekmyoga.com

Simply Yoga ~ 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. Mondays: 11am – 12.15pm, £5 per class. St. Pedrog’s Church Hall, Llanbedrog, nr Pwllheli. Mondays: 7pm, Yoga and relaxation, £5, Abersoch Village Hall. Tuesdays: 10am, (term time only), £6, £15 if paid in advance for 3 classes, Llannor Village Hall. Tuesdays: 7pm, £5, Llanengan Village Hall. Wednesdays: 10.30am, £5. Contact Freddie 07833 663717, simplyyoga@btinternet.com

Yoga with Mark Tuesdays 6.30 – 8.30pm, Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda LL57 3AN, neuaddogwen.com

Yoga with Mary Wednesdays 10 – 11am, Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda LL57 3AN, neuaddogwen.com

Yoga with Dawn Fridays 10.30 – 11.30am, Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda LL57 3AN, neuaddogwen.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

Zumba Thursdays: 7.10pm, Ysgol Gynradd Llanfair PG, LL61 5TX. Aaron Bradley-Bevan 07866 891424.

Zumba Gold® Classes that provide older adults with modified, low-impact moves. Mondays 9.15am, Rhuddlan Community Centre. Tuesdays 10.30am Eirianfa Community Centre, Denbigh. Fridays 9am, Trefnant Village Hall; all with Chic Fitness. General enquiries 07775 421209, chic_fitness@yahoo.co.uk

 

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