Classes

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Here's a list of current classes in and around Newcastle upon Tyne:

 

MONDAY EVENING, 6-7PM,  JESMOND

St George's Church Hall, St George's Close, Jesmond, Newcastle, NE2 2TF

This class is suitable for all levels of experience and fitness and will include warm ups, mindful breathing, relaxation, qigong exercises, Phoenix in Graceful Clouds of Blessing form. Cost is between £5 and £6 per session, depending on how many sessions are booked at once.

TUESDAY MORNING, 11- 12AM, HOWDON

Howdon Community Centre, Denbigh Avenue, Howdon, Wallsend, NE28 0PP

This class  is suitable for all levels and of experience and fitness and will include warm ups, mindful breathing, relaxation, qigong exercises and Phoenix in Graceful Clouds of Blessing form. Cost is £3.50 per sessi

WEDNESDAY MORNING, 10.15 - 11.15AM,  WILLINGTON QUAY

St Paul's Centre, George Street, Willington Quay, Wallsend, NE28 6SL

This class is suitable for all levels of experience and fitness and will include warm ups, mindful breathing, relaxation, qigong exercises and Phoenix in Graceful Clouds of Blessing form. Cost is £3 per session

***No class on 29th May ***

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, 12 NOON - 1PM

Christ Church North Shields, Preston Road, North Shields NE29 0LW

This class is run by Age UK and is suitable for those age 50 or over. All levels of fitness welcome. The class will include warms ups, mindful breathing, relaxation, various qigong exercises including Shibashi. Cost is £3 per session

***No class on 29 May***

THURSDAY MORNING, 10 - 11AM,  LONGBENTON

The Oxford Centre, West Farm Avenue, Longbenton, Tyne and Wear, NE12 8LT

All ages and levels of fitness welcome. Suitable for beginners. The class will include warm ups, mindful breathing, relaxation, qigong exercises such as the Shibashi 18 sequence and Phoenix in Graceful Clouds of Blessing form. Cost is £4.50 per session. I am having to use an alternative venue for a few weeks in June and July, please contact me before turning up.

FRIDAY MORNING, 10AM - 11.15AM, SOUTH GOSFORTH

South Gosforth Parish Hall (opposite South Gosforth Metro), Station Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1AN

This class is for suitable for all levels of experience and fitness. It consists of an hour and a quarter of warm ups, relaxation, mindful breathing, various sets of qigong exercises and Phoenix in Graceful Clouds of Blessing Qigong Form. Cost per session is £6 (if 4 sessions per month booked), £6.50 (3 sessions per month booked), £7 (2 sessions per month booked) and £7 (pay on the door). Some students stay on for an extra quarter of an hour in order to perform the Cheng Man Ching 37 step Yang short form.

FRIDAY MORNING, TAI CHI FOR THOSE WITH ARTHRITIS, 11.45AM - 12.45PM,  SOUTH GOSFORTH

Address is as above: South Gosforth Parish Hall (opposite South Gosforth Metro Station), Station Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1AN

This class was set up and is promoted by the NRAS, Newcastle Rheumatoid Arthritis Society. It is also suitable for those with osteoarthritis and other conditions that cause mobility issues.

The class involves gentle, relaxed movement in harmony with mindful breathing and each student is encouraged to find their own way of moving, based on their mobility restrictions or limitations. The exercises can be performed standing up or sitting in a chair. Mindfulness concepts will be included, as well as information on health and healing.

Cost is between £5 and £6 per session, depending on how many are booked at once.

SATURDAY MORNING, 10.30 - 11.3OAM, WHITLEY BAY

The Yoga Station, Whitley Bay Metro Station, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear

This class is suitable for all levels and will include warm ups, mindful breathing, relaxation, qigong exercises and Phoenix in Graceful Clouds of Blessing form. Cost is between £5 and £6 per session, depending on how many are booked at once.

NB:***This Saturday morning class is currently fully subscribed. Names of those interested can be placed on a waiting list***


As well as these regular weekly sessions, Ilona teaches privately on a one-to-one basis as well as teaching groups in private settings, eg. sheltered housing, private care homes, workplace, educational settings, WI groups. If you have an idea for a class or a one-off workshop and would like to talk with Ilona about it, then please email ilona.tate888@gmail.com