Classes

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Ilona teaches privately on a one-to-one basis as well as teaching in primary and secondary schools (Newcastle and North Tyneside), universities, private care homes, workplace 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  

Organisations who have hosted one-off or regular events with Ilona:

Fleming Court private care home in Jesmond Newcastle Prep School in Jesmond (independent junior school)

Manor House care home in Brunton Park, Gosforth Richardson Dees Primary School in Wallsend

Women’s Institute groups in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland

Newcastle University

Newcastle Meditation Centre

Here's a list of current public 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.**** No classes on 5th, 19th and 26th August ***

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 session.

Wednesday Morning, 10.15 - 11.15am, Willington Quay

St Pauls Community Partnership, George Street, Willington Quay, Wallsend, NE28 6SL

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 £4 per session.

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

THURSDAY MORNING, 10 - 11AM,  LONGBENTON ***CLASS FULL at present***

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.

***Add your name to the waiting list if interested, in case someone drops out***

FRIDAY MORNING, 10AM - 11.15AM, SOUTH GOSFORTH ***CLASS FULL at present***

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 £7.50 (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, so the cost will increase slightly in line with the extra time.

*** Add your name to the waiting list if interested, in case someone drops out***

FRIDAY MORNING, 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 or anyone who would like to go easy with their body.

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 ***CLASS FULL at present***

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***

BEGINNING SOON: SATURDAY LUNCHTIME, 12 NOON - 1PM, RISING SUN COUNTRYSIDE CENTRE, Benton

Rising Sun Country Park, Whitley Road, Benton, NE12 9SS (Indoors in the Sun Room)

Class begins on November 16th 2019. All ages and levels of fitness welcome. Suitable for beginners. These sessions will include warm ups, mindful breating, relaxaton, qigong exercises such as the Shibashi 18 sequence and Phoenix in Graceful Clouds of Blessing form. Cost is £5 or £6 per session depending on how many are booked at once.