guide to online and in person courses and classes

Want to learn a new skill or treat yourself to some quality me-time? 

ONLINE VOCATIONAL & PROFESSIONAL COURSES

• Hundreds of courses are available from The eLearning Marketplace (based in Newbury) including: languages, IT, computer programming, photography, sport & fitness, nutrition & healthy eating, maths, face-painting and mental health.

YOGA, MINDFULNESS & PILATES

Mixed ability yoga & breath classes (online) Sheepdrove Yoga  Group yoga lesson on alignment (4 week course) starts the first Monday of each month at 6.45pm  Improving your Breath with Meditation (4 week course) on 7.30pm Wed. FREE Community Yoga 6pm every Friday. In person 1-2-1 Therapy Yoga Sessions (still available during lockdown).

 8 week Mindfulness Course for Stress Reduction with Jane from Sheepdrove Yoga starts 7.15pm Wed 3 Mar for better self-esteem, relaxation and self-management of stress-related disorders, anxiety and pain. Book here

• Weekly Hatha & Yin Yoga (online) Be Yoga with Beth Trotter who has been teaching for 20 years (normally at Stockcross, Wantage, Letcombe Bassett). You can also join her monthly Wake Up & Yoga group for 3 sessions a week.

Weekly Yoga, Meditation & Breathwork (online & in-person) Wasing Yoga Studio

Mixed Ability Yoga (online) Oxfordshire Adult Learning.

 Pilates (online & in-person) Wantage Pilates Studio

 Online Pilates & Tai Chi, Corn Exchange, Newbury

 

STRETCH THE MIND

 Beginners Spanish starts Mon 1 Feb on zoom with The Spanish Learning Club in Kintbury

 Play at Home Escape Game A fun, challenging online Escape Room experience in the comfort of your own home, available from Excluesive Escape Rooms in Newbury

Newbury Geological Study Group is running a series of six Tuesday evening talks at 8pm (until 9 Feb) based on Virtual Field Meetings, starting January 2021. No previous knowledge necessary and everyone is welcome. A small charge will apply. To book contact secretary@ngsg.org.uk

Free science & technology talks from Wantage Cafe Scientifique on a wide variety of scientifique subjects. 7.30pm on the second Tuesday of the month. Currently on zoom.

History Webinars with Berkshire Family History Society

FITNESS

Weekly fitness class (online) Love Lotte Barre Fitness. An intelligent way to exercise, it’s genius is connecting the mind and body in small precise movements which originate from modern ballet moves. Beginners welcome.

 Pilates (online) Wantage Pilates Studio

When Covid allows, in-person classes available at:
Herongate Club, Hungerford
Bambi Newport Aerial Fitness, Brimpton & Greenham
Hungerford Leisure Centre
Lambourn Centre
Cheek2Cheek Dance, Boxford, Lambourn & East Challow

CREATIVE ARTS

Contactless Creativity, Corn Exchange, Newbury
• Online Art & Creative Writing, Corn Exchange, Newbury
• Online Photography with Newbury Photography Club every Thurs evening. Online visitor fees currently £2 per evening.
Leisure courses Newbury College

When permitted:
Craft workshops The Base, Greenham
 Ceramic & Sculpture Courses Diana Pattenden, Newbury
• Beginners Drawing & Painting Oxfordshire Adult Learning Grove. Starts Wed 3 Feb

FOOD & DRINK

Cookery & Baking Classes Honesty Cookery School near Newbury. Closed during covid restrictions. 

Live Well, Eat Well, Stay Well course of 10 sessions starts 14 May 2021 at Honesty Cookery School to help improve your relationship with food, become more confident about your lifestyle choices and dispel some of those myths that surround diet and physical exercise.

WSET Wine Courses Grapesmith Wine Academy Postponed during Lockdown.

FOR KIDS

My Mighty Mind Clubs for 9 – 13 year old – fun zoom sessions to help kids with their positivity and self-esteem

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