Listings: Sport, Martial Arts, Mind & Body, Yoga & Tai Chi

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May 23 - May 30 2013

SPORT

Rugby League: Sheffield Eagles meet Halifax RUFC again in a Co-operative Championship clash at Bramall Lane on Friday, 7.30pm.and then have their re-arranged away match with Hunslet Hawks at South Leeds Stadium on Wednesday, 7.30pm.

Speedway: Sheffield Tigers are at home to National League champions Dudley Heathens in rhe Ozchem Trophy inter-league challenge tonight (Thursday, May 23) and are back at Owlerton next thursday, May 30, to face Leicester Lions in the Premier League.. Tapes up at 7.45pm.

Cricket: in the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League on Saturday Sheffield United are home to Doncaster Town and Sheffield Collegiate are away to Harrogate. On Bank Holiday Monday Collegiate are at home to York and United are away to Barnsley. Noon starts.

Castle Mountaineering Club:, offering rock climbing in the Peak District for experienced climbers looking for a climbing partner or those want to find out more about what rock climbing involves with the opportunity to meet fellow climbers of a range of abilities and ages; planned climb at Burbage North, starting 10am; The Castle holds weekly local meets and organises regular trips further afield together with evening climbing during the summer; new members always welcome, whatever level of experience ( Andrew or Ali, 2686605 or email info@castlemountaineeringclub.co.uk, www.castlemountaineeringclub.co.uk).

Lacrosse: Sheffield Steelers Girls are looking for new players, beginners ages 12 upwards, Tapton School Astroturf, Fridays, 4.30pm-6pm (email steelersgirls@hotmail.co.uk or just turn up on a Friday).

Hallam Grange Bowling Club: new members both experienced and inexperienced welcome. Green open seven days a week, morning, afternoon and evening. Tuition/ assistance provided by members (£68 membership fee which includes 25% discount, Liz Murray, 2307083).

Korfball: Sheffield Trotters Korfball Club require new players for an exciting mixed sex team sport similar to netball and basketball competing in the local Yorkshire korfball league and training on a Tuesday evenings (email sheffieldtrotters@hotmail.co.cuk for more details).

Golf: Lees Hall Golf Club is offering membership at reduced fees for ages 22-29 starting from £250 for both men and ladies (2554402, www.leeshallgolfclub.co.uk).

Golf: Sheffield’s largest and longest running Junior Golf Academy is now taking in new players, Hillsborough Golf Club, each level is run over an eight-week course., clubs and balls provided (PGA professional Mark Allen, 2294100/ 07791949073, www.hillsboroughgolfclub.co.uk).

Basketball: sessions for Y2 – Y6, boys & girls, Thursdays, 5pm – 6.30pm (£2.50), Y7 -Y11, boys Pay & Play, Saturdays, 10am-11.30am (£3), both at All Saints Sports Centre, Norfolk Park Road.

Badminton: established club in North Sheffield seeks experienced players for competitive play (2469853 or 2472031).

Ladies Badminton: Central Hillsborough, well established club of over 20 years, non competitive, all abilities welcome, Thursdays 6-7pm (Jackie, 2326150 or 07918180495).

Badminton: well established friendly and sociable badminton club for mixed doubles offers cheerful encouragement to intermediate players, St Andrews Hall, St Andrew’s Road, Netheredge, every Tuesday and Saturday 8pm-10pm (£4 non-members/£3 members, 2553544).

Badminton: come and join in doubles badminton, Ecclesfield School, Chapeltown Road, Mondays, 7pm-9.15pm (2684090, email alsopevans@sheffield153.fsnet.co.uk, www.ranmoorbadminton.blogspot.com).

Sailing: weekends with the Sheffield-based SailingBreaks organisation. Big yacht weekend and full week sailing opportunities depart Sheffield for Scotland’s stunning west coast. Learn to sail yachts through the RYA sail training scheme (www.sailing-breaks.co.uk, andy@sailing-breaks.co.uk, 07836 762248, 2630902).

Mylnhurst Community Fencing Club: Adult and Junior fencing courses for beginners. Intermediate and advanced tuition also available. Private lessons by appointment. Sports Centre, Mylnhurst Preparatory School, Button Hill, Woodholm Road, Ecclesall, Mondays, 7pm-9pm term time only (Pete, 07890 579127 or email peter.ellinger@thefencingcoach.org.uk).

Climbing: instruction for adults includes specific structured courses for beginners and advanced and lead coaching for more experienced climbers, Foundry Climbing Centre, Mowbray Street, Wednesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm (email foundrymountain@btconnect.com , www.greatadventures.co.uk).

Climbing: adult introduction to indoor climbing with a course of three two hour sessions learning basic rope-work and climbing skills, suitable for all abilities which lead on to technique coaching sessions and the opportunity to try outdoor climbing in The Peak District, The Edge Climbing Centre, John Street, Monday or Wednesday evenings, Saturday afternoons. (£17 per two hour course, equipment provided, advance booking required, 2758899, www.sheffieldclimbing.com).

Rugby Union, Wortley RUFC training, Rugby pitch, Finkle Street Lane, Wortley, Adults, Tuesdays, 6.45pm-8.30pm, Kids, Sundays, 11am-1pm (Steve 07711 772771).

Girls Football, Socrates GFC, one of the few football clubs in Yorkshire catering exclusively for girls aged 9-18 welcomes players of all abilities and experience and has no selection process, looking especially for those aged under 14 on 31/8/09. Based in the SW of the city, training sessions are held throughout the year with time and venue variying according to age group. There is no commitment to join straight away - come and try out some training sessions first (Jane Speddings, 2361021).

Adult Trampoline Sessions, All Saints Sports College, Wednesday, 7pm-8pm (booking essential, Joanne Crowther, email joannetramp@yahoo.co.uk).

Abbeydale Archers, intensive ‘long weekend’ courses starting soon for anyone wishing to learn archery (www.abbeydalearchers.com, 2481790).

Sheffield American Football Team, looking for new players with or without experience, training Don Valley Bowl every Sunday, 1pm (further information from steelcityamfootball@fsmail.net or coachedley@aol.com).

Meersbrook Netball Club, all ages and abilities welcome meet all year round at the outdoor courts in Meersbrook Park, Wednesdays, 7pm - 8pm, (£2 per session, just turn up or call 07745 657914 for more info).

Badminton in Ranmoor, four courts available for friendly and competitive, doubles at an intermediate level, Tapton School Sports Hall, Darwin Lane, Crosspool, Fridays, 7pm-9.45pm (2302961, http://ranmoorbadminton.blogspot.com/)

Ladies Badminton Group, welcomes new members, friendly (no cliques), reasonable standard but not seriously competitive, Queen’s Park Sports Centre (main hall), Chesterfield, Thursdays, 8.30pm-10pm (£2 for guest session, Gail 07814 371884).

VaVaVita Badminton, mixed doubles for improvers and intermediates, fun social games for all ages 20 plus, newcomers welcome, Concord Sports Centre, Wednesdays, 8pm (Alex 2310869, www.VaVaVita.co.uk).

Ladies Badminton Club, located central Hillsborough, seeks few more players, non-competitive, Thursday evenings (2397225). either Opportunities for beginners/ improvers at other times,

Sheffield Ski Village, New state of the art Ten Pin Bowling Alley now open daily, ski slope opening times, Monday-Friday, 2pm-10pm and weekends, 9am - 7pm, ski and snowboard lessons available for individuals and groups plus recreational slope use, including freestyle Fun Park; Guaranteed to Ski courses (£80), Adventure Mountain outdoor play area and café open at weekends and holidays, children’s parties, holiday academies, licensed bar and function room available, Vale Road, Parkwood Springs (www.sheffieldskivillage.co.uk or 2760044).

Golf, Lees Hall Golf Club is currently offering membership with no joining fee for new members in all sections, mens, ladies and juniors (contact the Secretary, 2552900 or visit www.leeshallgolfclub.co.uk).

Lacrosse, Sheffield Steelers Lacrosse compete in the Northern Championships. There are two senior men’s teams, a mixed team and ladies team and juniors compete at under 19, 16, 14 and 12 age groups. Senior home games are played on Saturday afternoons at Abbeydale Park, Abbeydale Road South. Senior training is at Abbeydale, Wednesdays, 9pm, ladies, Broomgrove Road, Mondays, Juniors, Tapton School, Darwin Lane, Fridays, 4pm. New and old players are welcomed (sheffieldlacrosse@hotmail.co.uk or 2663335, 07788916838).

Gliding, an exciting sport for all and the Derbyshire and Lancashire Gliding Club situated in the glorious Peak Park, close to Hathersage offers glider flight training at all levels, seven days a week during the summer and five days in the winter. Trial flights available (01298871270, www.dlgc.org.uk, dlgc@gliding.u-net.com).

Sheffield Viking Sailing Club, dinghy sailing and racing, Sundays all year round, Thursday evenings and Saturday during spring and summer, beginners course available, experienced also welcome, Dam Flask, Bradfield (family membership £125 per year, includes partner and children under 18, 2 305418, Denis.Porter@tiscali.co.uk, www.sheffieldviking.org.uk or just turn up on a Sunday 11am till 4:30pm).

Sheffield Ladies RUFC. summer fitness training open to all, Hillsborough Park, Tuesdays, 7pm, meet at car park, and Millhouses Park, Thursdays 7pm, meet car park (for details email: root2@lycos.co.uk).

Steel City Striders, running club meets weekly, Graves Tennis Centre, Bochum Way, Norton, Wednesdays, 7pm, and other Sheffield locations during the week (07790844274, steelcitystriders@hotmail.com).

Women’s Running Group, friendly group meets every Monday at the junction of Rustlings Road and Ecclesall Road opposite Jimmy’s Plaice fish and chip shop to run through the park in summer and on the roads in winter (new members welcome, Helen 2686674).

Sheffield Fencing School, small but well established fencing club, mainly foil. Range of ages (11+ to adult) and experience (beginner onwards)Ecclesall Parish Halls, Room Two, Ringinglow Road, Thursdays, 6.30-8.30pm (£6 per session or £20 for four, all kit provided, contact Toby Hazel on 01246566854 or sheffieldfencingschool@o2.co.uk).

Kiveton Park & Wales Fencing Club, tuition in foil, epee and sabre, all ages welcome at friendly club, more than 20 years coaching experience, all equipment provided, Kiveton Park and Wales Village Hall, Walesmoor Avenue, off Wales Road (B6059), Kiveton Park, Tuesdays, 7pm- 9pm including school holidays (0789 0579127).

Sheffield Sword Club, fencing and coaching at all levels and ages, English Institute of Sport (Sheffield), Coleridge Road, Attercliffe, Mondays and Thursdays 7pm-10pm, foil, epee and sabre up to Level 5 with BAF/BFA coaches, latest safety equipment. Beginner’s course starting the first Monday of every month at 7.15pm, everyone from 11 years to OAP’s welcome (Howard 07990 556823, email yfence@aol.com. www.sheffieldswordclub.co.uk).

Sheffield Table Tennis Club, welcomes all juniors of seven years and over of all abilities to learn the game, practise their skills and enjoy the fun, English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Mondays, 6pm-7.30pm for under 14s, 7.30pm-9.30pm for over 14s (just turn up, first session free, equipment provided).

Vulcan Table Tennis Club, coaching and competition, Croft House Settlement, Tuesdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm (2440717).

City of Sheffield Basketball Club, looking for new players to join their highly successful Junior Sharks and Junior Hatters teams. Inviting boys currently in Y6 to Y10 to come to open sessions every Saturday morning 10am-12 noon at All Saints Sports Centre. Girls basketball club invites any girls who want to play basketball to open sessions every Tuesday 5-6.30pm for girls in Y5 to Y8 and every Thursday 5-6.30pm for girls in Y9 onwards. Both boys and girls basketball sessions are held at All Saints Sports Centre (GOALS), Norfolk Park Road.

Spice, adventure sports and social group for adults with more than 1,700 members around Yorkshire offers a wide range of sporting activities including badminton, ski trips, bowling evenings, mountain biking, and even scuba diving (2889997 or email listings@spiceyorks.com).

MARTIAL ARTS

Martial Arts Classes: weekly classes covering a variety of disciplines, The Workstation, Paternoster Row, Thursdays, 6.30-9.30pm.

Martial Arts and Tai Chi for Beginners: course to discover the amazing fun of Lishi, Meersbrook United Reform Church, Chesterfield Road, Tuesdays, 7pm-8pm, Heeley Institute on Hartley Street, Thursdays, 7pm-8pm (email Susan on smg6161@gmail.com , 07973607852

Sheffield Hallam Traditional Aikido Club, Collegiate Crescent Campus on Broomgrove Road, Broomhill, Mondays, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Fridays, 7pm-9pm (free for Sports Hallam card holders, £3.50 for non-card holders, www.sheffield-aikido.co.uk).

Beginners Courses for Kung Fu/Tai Chi: have fun discovering the power of Lishi, first lesson free, Meersbrook United Reform Church (opposite Currys), Tuesdays, 7pm-8pm; Heeley Institute near Heeley City Farm, Thursdays, 7pm-8pm (email smg6161@gmail.com or telephone 07973607852).

Award Martial Arts Taekwondo Club: small, friendly club welcomes new members, Church Dale Road, Frecheville (www.awardmartialarts.org, 07788474384).

Martial Arts Classes: weekly classes covering several disciplines, The Workstation, Paternoster Row, Thursday, 6.30-9.30pm.

White Crane Silat-Indonesian Martial Art-Self Defence: everyone welcome, The Institute, Hartley Street, Heeley, Wednesdays, 7-9pm ( first session free, 2890181 jacqui@silatpgbuk.fsnet.co.uk).Women Kick Boxing Classes, fully qualified insured female instructor, Grimesthorpe Islamic Institute, off Lyons Road, Pitsmoor, beginners class, Saturdays, 11.30am-1pm (£3); Everyone Centre, Broadfield Road, off Abbeydale Road, Heeley, Sundays, 2pm-3.30pm (£2 per session, al_nisasportandleisure@yahoo.co.uk or call 07752094070).

Jiu-jitsu: (How to handle yourself if attacked), for adults 16+, generally 1 to 1 tuition on the basis of current ability, small friendly group, track suit bottoms and T-Shirt or similar attire is fine, Brampton Parish Hall, Knollbeck Lane, Brampton Bierlow, near Rotherham), Fridays 7 - 9 pm.

KapapSheffield: Self Defence and Self Protection classes based on Kapap, Senshido and Brazilian Jui Jitsu, plus Kickboxing, Grappling, BJJ and Body Conditioning, Unit 2, Little London Road (Craig and Debbie on 07732 744188, wwwkapapsheffield.co.uk, info@kapapsheffield.co.uk).

Women’s Thai/ Kick Boxing: Grimesthorpe Islamic Institute, Grimesthorpe Road, off Lyons Road, Pitsmoor, Saturdays, 10am - 11.30am (al_nisasportandleisure@yahoo.co.uk or call 07752094070).

Sifu William Lai Wing Chun kung fu classes, Sheffield Chinese Community Centre, London Road, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8pm-9.30pm and Saturday, 6pm-7.30pm (0792 0045128 or www.wingchun.me.uk).

Hallamshire Aikido Club, traditional Aikido classes, Sheffield Springs Academy, Hurlfield Road, near Manor Top, Tuesdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Thursdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm (£5/ £3, www.hallamshireaikido.co.uk).

Self-Defence, based on Brazilian and traditional jiu-jitsu, men and women welcome, Upper Movement Hall, Dronfield Centre, Green Lane, Dronfield, Mondays, 8.15pm (Steve, 2557763).

Brian Aiken World of Martial Arts and Fitness Studio, stepbox, aerobics, box-a-cise, yoga, circuit training, Pilates, Tae-Bo circuti, Ju-jitsu for chldren and adults, grappling for children and adults, women’s self defence, Earl Street, between Decathlon and Gatecrasher 1 (2013690/ 0785 9909963).

Shaolin Fists International Kung Fu and Qigong, The Fitness Club, Surrey Street Wednesdays and Thursdays 7:30pm-9:15pm and Satrdays 3pm-5pm, Fitness First, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield Tuesday 8pm-9:30pm and Sundays, 4pm-5:30pm (details call 07960531968).

Aikido, English Institute of Sport, Thursdays, 7pm (contact Steve Walker 07799 608356).

Boxercise, Martial Arts and Circuit Training, alternative form of circuit training in which you will develop high level of fitness and lose weight, all welcome at friendly class, 393 Club, Langsett Road (£3, 2561114 for details).

Taekwondo, total fitness training and self defence, adult beginners class, Fitness Club, Surrey Street, Mondays, 6.30pm-7.30pm (£4 per class, open to non members, 2753755).

Hoan Lung Shaolin Kung Fu Association, Fitness Club, Surrey Street, Mondays and Wednesdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm, and Saturdays, 3pm-5pm, Queens Park Sports Centre, Chesterfield, Tuesdays and Sundays, 7.30pm-9pm (Peter Allsop, 07960 531968).

Self-Defence Classes, covering all aspects, suitable for all ages and abilities, 5 Mappin Street, off West Street, Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm; St Mary’s School, Cundy Street, Walkley, Mondays, 7pm-9pm (2305882).

Abbeydale Ju-Jitsu Club, coaching for juniors, beginners and advanced, Croft House Settlement, Garden Street (off foot of Broad Lane), Mondays, 6.30pm-9.30pm (2630047).

Tombo Dojo, Japanese martial arts coaching, Croft House Settlement, Sundays, 5pm-7pm (2827662).

MIND & BODY

Kind Heart Meditations - How to Develop Loving Kindness: half-day meditation course, Gyaltsabje Centre, Ecclesall Road, Hunters Bar, Saturday, 10am - 1pm ((10, 2661142. email: info@meditateinsheffield.org.uk).

NCT Relax, Stretch & Breathe for Pregnancy: yoga inspired exercise classes, in an Active Birth format, with different topics covered each week such as breathing, relaxation,positions for labour, breastfeeding, pain relief pros/cons,and many others tailored to meet specific needs/requests. Suitable from 12 weeks pregnancy onwards, Christchurch Hall, Hackenthorpe, Mondays, 7.45pm-9.15pm (£6 per session, with up to 90% off for those on low income or certain benefits, www.nct.org.uk/course/13616269, phone 07868 481 461, email smanthaforde@aol.com).

Contraception and Sexual Health: including STI testing for all men and women, Central Health Clinic, Mulberry Street, drop-in, Mondays-Fridays, 8.30am-11am, 12.30pm-3pm; Youth Clinic, U20s drop-in, Monday-Thursdays, 3.30pm-6pm, Saturdays, 11am-1pm; Gay Men’s Clinic, Wednesdays, 4pm-6.30pm (appointments bookable). Firth Park Clinic, North Quadrant, drop-in Monday, 4pm-6pm, Youth Clinic, Thursdays, 3.30-6pm (appointments bookable). Manor Clinic, Ridgeway Road, appointments only (3054000, www.scash.nhs.uk).

Drop-In Meditation Classes:, Gyaltsabje Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Ecclesall Road, Hunters Bar, Mondays, 7,30pm-9pm; Tuesdays 9am - 9.30am, Thursdays 12.30pm - 1pm (followed by a bowl of soup), Fridays, 1pm-2pm at (2661142).

Fitness & Fun at Paces Campus: free session run in conjunction with Activity Sheffield giving an opportunity to take part in 60 minutes of exercise which will help you stay healthy and happy, meet new people, try new activities. High Green, Friday, t 9am until 10am (2844444).

Zumba with MoVe, Latin inspired fitness programme sessions, Dore and Totley United Reformed Church Hall, Mondays, 10am-11am; Ecclesall Parish Church Hall, Ringinglow Road, Mondays, 6pm; War Memorial Hall, Bradwell, Mondays, 7.30pm to 8.30pm; Bradfield Village Hall, The Sands, Low Bradfield, Thursdays, 7pm, Moore Memorial Hall, Bamford, Fridays, 6.45pm to 7.45pm (Christine, 0788 9797827, email christine.moveonline@live.co.uk; Ivan, 01779 3403969 or email ivan.allmove@live.co.uk),

Stonewater Sheffield Zen Group: White Plum Zen, Zen Buddhist meditation in the Soto & Rinzai traditions founded by the Japanese Zen Master Taizan Maezumi Roshi. Meetings consist of Zazen and walking meditation, followed by tea and discussion, beginners welcome, 113, Hangingwater Road, Nether Green, Wednesdays 7.15pm-9.15pm (Mark 07412 563924 or Larry 01226 742215, www.whiteplumzensheffield.org.uk).

Yoodo Sports: weekly sport and activity sessions run by Leonard Cheshire Disability, Within Reach and Active Sheffield, an inclusive project linking disabled people with volunteer buddies to get fit and healthy by taking part in sports and activities such as boccia, new age kurling, chairobics and target games, Hillsborough Pavilion, Middlewood Road, Monday, 10.30am- 12.30pm (£2, 07960 0802223, www.yoodosports.com),

Abraham-Hicks Law of Attraction: Sheffield group starting (abhicks.group@yahoo.co.uk).

Essential Physiotherapy for Pregnancy, one-off antenatal class led by Vicky Keates, specialist women’s health physiotherapist, teaching small groups of pregnant women how to improve posture, reduce back and/or pelvic girdle pain, strengthen their pelvic floor muscles and keep fit during pregnancy, Hallamshire Physiotherapy Clinic, Broomhill, first Tuesday of every month, 6pm-7pm (2671223, www.womens-health-physio.co.uk).

Osteopathic treatment::, for a wide range of conditions with Chris Johnson at The Osteopathic Practice in Broomhill. Gentle, effective treatment for all; including babies, children and mums-to-be. Free initial treatment for babies up to a year old with donations accepted to benefit Children’s Hospital or Neonatal Unit. Over £5000 raised so far. Phone 0114 2664786 or email enquiries@theosteopathicpractice.com. Website www.theosteopathicpractice.com.

The Modern Buddhism: , one hour sessions by Gyaltsabje Kadampa Buddhist Centre to introduce the concept of modern Buddhism and how we can integrate the teachings of Buddha into our modern lives, Crystal Peaks Library, Peak Square, Wednesday, 7pm-8pm (free, no booking necessary).

Hypnosis: can help such difficulties as dealing with phobias, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and insomnia, or less easily defined problems. Janet Tomlin, qualified registered experienced hypnotherapist. is offering free 15 minute discussion sessions at Wellforce Complimentary Medicine Centre (2769500, email L1i2m3e@yahoo.com).

Osteoporosis 2000 Exercise Classes: Mosborough Methodist Church School Room, Cadman Street, Mondays, 10am-11am; Chapletown Methodist Church, Nether Ley Avenue, Mondays, 10am-11am; St Polycarp’s Church Hall Loxley Road, Wednesdays, 10am-11am; Polish Catholic Centre, Ecclesall Road, Wednesdays, 12.30pm-1.30pm; Woodseats Methodist Church, Holmhirst Road, Woodseats, Thursdays, 10am-11am; Sutton Hall, Dunella Road, Wisewood, Thursdays, 10am-11am (Natalie, 2344433).

Mindful Mamma, launch in Sheffield of classes using the latest techniques in psychology and hypnotherapy combined with the use of more traditional approaches such as meditation and mindfulness to get women in the right frame of mind for the birth of their child, with qualified hypnotherapist and coach Louise Richards, The Stillpoint Practice in Nether Edge, (£99 includes a birth preparation CD, www.louiserichards.com for more information and to book).

Fun Zumbastyle Aerobics Classes: burn off calories, increase your energy and improve your overall physical health, Woodseats WMC, The Dale, every Monday, 6.30pm-7.30pm (no bboking required, info at www.easydance.co.uk, 07905 162256, email m-goddard@o2.co.uk).

Stonewater Zen Sheffield, (formerly White Plum), weekly meditation and discussion, Quaker Meeting House, St James Street. Tuesdays 7.15pm (WhitePlumZenSheffield.org.uk, Mark.Shawcroft@gmail.com 07412 563924).

Sunday Evening Meditation: Sundays, 6.30pm-7.30pm, introduction 6pm (newcomers book in advance, Brahama Kumaris, Oakbrook Road, Nether Green (2306781, email sheffield@uk.bkwsu.org, www. bkwsu.org/uk/sheffield).

Buddhist Meditation Class: traditional way to develop inner strength, calm and understanding, beginners always welcome, Ranmoor Parish Centre, Ranmoor Park Road, Thursdays, 8pm (www.samatha.org/sheffield).

Pilates Classes: tone muscles, improve flexibility and posture, increase core strength, reduce stress, Beginners welcome, St Marys Church, Bramall Lane, Wednesdays 6-7pm, 7-8pm, (Teresa Tinklin 07906 312372, email teresa.tinklin@btinternet.com, www.bodyhealthpilates.co.uk).

Pilates Classes: all levels, all ages, with qualified Body Control Pilates instructor, a complete body-conditioning programme for a longer, leaner and toned physique and to improve mobility, strength, flexibility and posture and ease back pain, Fulwood Old Chapel, Monday and Tuesday afternoons; Dore Old School, Wednesday mornings, Hathersage Memorial Hall, Thursday mornings, private and small groups also available (0781 7220324 or email caroline1north@btinternet.com, www.pilatescarolinenorth.co.uk).


Arvigo Therapy, deep abdominal Massage Therapy to help with Infertility,Digestive problems, Endometriosis,Polycystic Ovaries etc.learn how to manage these conditions using ancient Mayan Massage techniques (Sue Calvert 2368559, email atmat@hotmail.co.uk, www.thebabymaker.co.uk).

Buddhist Relaxation, Meditation and Positive Thinking Classes, everyone welcome, Quaker Meeting House, St James Street, Wednesdays 7pm - 8pm; Totley Library, Thursdays, 7.30pm - 8.30pm (£3 a class).

Gyaltsabje Buddhist Meditation Centre, Everyone welcome to come and learn ancient methods for accomplishing stress-free living. Ecclesall Road, Soup and Serenity – 30 minutes relaxation followed by bowl of homemade soup only £3, Thursdays & Tuesdays 12.30–1.30 pm. Meditation Class, Mondays, 7.30-9pm (£5); Gyaltsabje Centre, Ecclesall Road (www.meditateinsheffield.org.uk),

New Spirituality Study Group, exploring together practical ways of deepening our spiritual awareness and making life work at all levels. Friendly open discussion over books such as Conversations with God, The Power of Now and A Course in Miracles, Quaker Meeting House, St James Street, Tuesdays, 7.15pm (£2.50/£2 room hire contribution, no need to come to every session, Claire 2305397).

Osteopathy and Cranial Osteopathy, for adults, babies, mums-to-be and children. Safe, effective treatment for a wide range of conditions with Chris Johnson, The Osteopathic Practice, Sale Hill, Broomhill (2664786, www.theosteopathicpractice.com).

Hypnosis, lose weight amd overcome panic attacks, fears and much more with xperienced hypnotherapist and author of The Little Book of Diet Help, Kimberly Willis, based at Wellforce Centre, www.kimberlywillis.co.uk, tel 0114-2769500.

YOGA/TAI CHI

Classical Hatha Yoga: drop-in classes, complete beginners or more advanced equally welcome, Burton Street Foundation, Burton Street, Hillsborough, Mondays, 7.30pm-9pm and Thursdays, 8pm-9pm; Hagglers Corner, Queens Road, Tuesdays, 7.30pm-9pm (www.simon-barth-yoga.co.uk).

Yoga (Hatha): beginners and improvers course: Sheffield Buddhist Centre, Howard Road, Walkley. Mondays, 9.30am-10.40am (£62(£52); Beginners and Improvers, Thursdays, : 9.30am-10.30am ( £30/ (£25 for five weeks, www.sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org; info@sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org, 2349994).

Yoga (Ashtanga): Sheffield Buddhist Centre, Howard Road, Walkley, general course (for people with some experience), Mondays, 6pm-7.10pm (£73/ £63 for 13 weeks) ; beginners Thursdays, 7.25pm-8.25pm (£79/ £69) ; Intermediate, Thursdays, 8.25pm-9.45pm (£79/ £69 or £125/ £110 for any two, www.sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org, info@sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org, 2349994).

Tai Chi: at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, Howard Road, Walkley; beginners Thursdays 6pm-7.15pm ; intermediates, Mondays, 7.15pm-8.30pm and 8.30pm-9.30pm (all courses £73/ £63 for 13 weeks or £115/ £100 for both Monday sessions, www.sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org, info@sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org, 2349994).

White Crane Tai Chi: Beijing 24 form and Chi Kung, beginners welcome, Holy Trinity Parish Centre, Dobcroft Road, Millhouses, Sundays, 4.30pm to 6pm (Barry 07801430104, www,tai-chi-sheffield.co.uk).

Tai Chi Wu Style: for health, strength and well being. Beginners classes at Kingfield Hall, Brincliffe Crescent (off Psalter Lane) Monday and Thursday, 7pm-8.30pm, Tuesdays, 6.15pm.-7.15pm. and 7.15pm-8.45pm; St Marks Church, Broomhill, Monday 12.45pm-2pm; Dore Church Hall, Towhead Road, Dore, Thursdays, 2pm-3pm; Freshville Methodist Church, Church Dale Road, Wednesdays, 10am-11am (2351188, e-mail: drs.barrow@virgin.net, www.wutaichi.co.uk).

Yoga For Health: small, friendly class in a warm comfortable room, beginners welcome, Broomhill Methodist Church, Thursdays, 6pm-7.30pm or 7.45pm-9.15pm (£5 a session, Ann 2361585).

Daytime and Evening Yoga Classes: suitable for all levels, taught in the Satyananda tradition, postures, breathing techniques and relaxation/ meditation, Quaker Meeting House, St James Street, Thursdays, 1.30pm - 3pm; Sharrow Old Junior School, Fridays 10pm-11.30am; Birley Community Centre, Wednesday evenings (2209547 / gingerearth@msn.com / www.sheffieldyogaforyou.co.uk).

New Starter Classes at Sheffield Yoga Centre: , suitable for people new to Iyengar Yoga, Tuesdays, 6.45pm-8pm, Thursdays 6pm-7.15pm, Gentle Yoga Class- suitable for people with low back pain, Mondays, 10.30am-11.45am (2346475, 07944169238, www.sheffieldyogacentre.co.uk).

Lishi Tai Chi and Kung Fu, beginner’s class in soft kung Fu and Tai Chi using ancient exercise system called Lishi, Old Junior School, Sharrow, every Thursday, 7.30pm. ( 07583 568726, email lucie@lishi.org).

Wu Dang Tai Chi, for health and pain relief. Lili Yang runs classes on London Road (above the MIND shop) every Wednesday, 6pm to 7pm and Saturday, 5pm to 6pm (www.wudangtaichi.org.uk, 07717573545).

NCT Relax Stretch and Breathe for Pregnancy Course, yoga inspired exercise classes, Christchurch Hall, Hackenthorpe, Mondays, 7.45-9.15pm (£6, concessions availagble, book a block of 4/6 classes, or just pay for one class at a time, suitable from 12 weeks pregnancy onwards (www.nct.org.uk/course/13616269, 07868 481461, email: smanthaforde@aol.com).

Laughter Yoga, funny group exercises and breathing exercises, all welcome, Sharrow Old Junior School, South View Road, Mondays, 7.30pm, drop in (£4/ £3 unwaged, 07931343854).

Beginners Yoga in Dore, gentle classes consisting of 1,5 hour of systematic postures (Asanas), breathing excercises (Pranayama) and relaxation (Yoga Nidra) taught in the Satyananda Tradition. Dore Old School, 2nd Floor, Mondays, 6.30-8pm (email S17yoga@gmail.com, 07835049872).

Tai Chi, run by U3A, Miners Welfare, Angram Road, High Green, Tuesdays, 10am-11.20am (Jenny Freeman 2206670).

Daytime Yoga in Sheffield, classes are gentle and systematic, taught in the Satyananda Tradition, Quaker Meeting House, St James Stret, beginners Thursdays, 1.30pm-3pm; Chair Yoga Class (for those with limited mobility), Thursdays 3.15pm-4pm; Continuing Yoga, Fridays, 10am-11.30am at Sharrow Old Junior School (www.sheffieldyogaforyou.co.uk, email gingerearth@msn.co, 2209547).

Radiant Yoga Sheffield, regular drop-in classes: Horizon Church, Ecclesall Road, Tuesdays, 9.45am-11am, Joseph Stone Community Centre, Mosborough, Tuesdays, 6pm-7.15pm , Eckington Business Centre 2, Eckington, Tuesdays, 7.45pm-9pm, Wadsley URC, Hillsborough, Wednesdays, 9.45am-11am, The Venue, Stocksbridge, Wednesdays, 7pm-8.15pm(£5/ £4, www.radiantyogasheffield.co.uk, Chris 07843 444248 or e-mail chris@radiantyogasheffield.co.uk).

Yoga for ME/CFS, very gentle Hatha yoga classes for people with ME/CFS, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Millhouses, Fridays, 11.20am-1pm (free but donations are welcome, 0845 5820112, email sheffieldyogaforme@yahoo.co.uk Website www.sheffieldyogaforme.org.uk).

Pregnant Yogini, now at new location, Carrie Landells, corner of Sharrow Vale Road and Cowlishaw Road, Women’s Only, Mondays, 7.45pm, Toddlers/Family Yoga, Tuesdays, 10am, Baby/Post Natal Yoga (Mum & Baby), Tuesdays, 11am, Pregnancy Yoga, Tuesdays, 6pm or 7.45pm, Wed 12:00 – Chill Out, Tone up Yoga (Mum & Baby), Wednesdays, noon (Nicola 07739490143, email pregnantyogini@hotmail.com, www.pregnantyogini.com).

Ashtanga Yoga Courses, Sheffield Buddhist Centre, Howard Road, Walkley, Mondays (for those with yoga experience) 6pm-7.10pm (£72/ £62) for 13-week course); Thursdays: Beginners: 7.25pm-8.25pm, Intermediate: 8.25pm-9.45pm (£77/ £67 for 14-week course, www.fwbosheffield.org, email info@fwbosheffield.org, 2349994).

Tai Chi, course for beginners onwards, Sheffield Buddhist Centre, Howard Road, Walkley, 6pm-7.15pm (£66/ £56 for 12 weeks, www.fwbosheffield.org, email info@fwbosheffield.org, 2349994).

Laughter Yoga, fun exercises to loosen up those laughter muscles, no experience needed, new fortnightly session Meersbrook Park Pavilion, 7.30pm-8.30pm (£4/ £3 a session or five for £15/£10, 07931 343854).

Iyengar Yoga, new starter classes, perfect introduction to suitable for complete beginners, Sheffield Yoga Centre, Burgoyne Road, Walkley, Mondays, 12-1.15pm, Tuesdays, 6.45pm-8pm, Thursdays, 7.30pm-8.45pm (£40 for five weeks or £8 per class, discounts available, 2346475, www.sheffieldyogacentre.co.uk).

Beginners and General Classes, places still available in dedicated yoga centre in central location, Sheffield Yoga Centre, Burgoyne Road, Walkley (2346475, www.sheffieldyogacentre.co.uk).

Iyengar Yoga Classes, Hagglers Corner, Queens Road, Beginners, Mondays, 10am to 11.20am; Level I, Fridays, 10am to 11.20am (07597 129471, www.zagyoga.com).

Iyengar yoga classes, with Lorraine Bonete and Pascale Vacher, Silverdale School, Bents Crescent, Bents Green, beginners, Tuesday 6.45pm and Wednesday 6pm; General classes, Wednesday 7.15pm and General/Intermediate, Thursdays, 6.45pm (www.yogasheffield.org/YogaClassesAtSilverdaleSchool.html or email lorraine.bonete@gmail.com, 0780 7567532 or Pascale_Vacher@yahoo.co.uk, 07941646418).

Mother and Toddler Yoga Course, 11 weeks for all levels, Sheffield Buddhist Centre, Howard Road, Walkley, Wednesdays, 2.15pm-3pm (£55/ £50, www.sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org, info@sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org, 2349994).

Special Beginners Courses in Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga, discover the amazing fun of Lishi, Meersbrook United Reform Church, Tuesdays, 7pm-8pm (Susan on smg6161@gmail.com, 07973 607852); Heeley Institute, Hartley Street, Thursdays, 7pm-8pm (Paul on sheffield@lishi.org, 07740 870848).

Sheffield Satyananda Yoga School, Postnatal Yoga and Baby Yoga, Ebenezer Hall, Greenhow Street, Walkley, Mondays, 1pm - 2.15pm (£5); Pregnancy Yoga, no experience necessary, suitable from 16 weeks onwards, Broomhill Methodist Church, Fulwood Road, Broomhill, Tuesdays, 6pm-7.30pm, 7.45pm-9.15pm (£7); Ebenezer Hall, Greenhow Street, Walkley, Thursdays, 7.45pm-9.30pm (£6); Beginners Hatha Yoga/Satyananda Yoga, Ebenezer Hall, Walkley, Mondays, 7.45pm-9.15pm, Wednesdays, 6pm-7.30pm; Intermediate Hatha Yoga/Satyananda Yoga, Ebenezer Hall, Walkley, Mondays, 6pm-7.30pm, Wednesdays, 7.45pm-9.15pm, Thursdays, 6pm-7.30pm; Yoga, Relaxation and Health, beginners yoga and meditation, classes run through WEA, Heeley Institute, Hartley Street, Heeley, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am-12, concessionary fee for those on benefit (2338340, www.sheffieldyogaschool.co.uk).

NCT Relax, Stretch and Breathe for Pregnancy, yoga based exercise classes run in an Active Birth format, with different topics covered each week, suitable from 12 weeks pregnancy onwards, Christchurch Hall, Hackenthorpe, Mondays, 7.45pm-9.15pm (£6 per session, concessions (Samantha Forde 07868 481461, email smanthaforde@aol.com, www.nct.org.uk/course/13616269).

Beginners Courses in Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga, discover the power of Lishi, Meersbrook United Reform Church, every Tuesday, 7pm-8pm (Susan smg6161@gmail.com, 07973 607852); Heeley Institute, Hartley Street, every Thursday, 7pm-8pm (Paul sheffield@lishi.org, 07740 870848).

Kundalini Yoga, works with breath, movement and mantra and is a full yogic experience, classes run from Rushdale Road, Meersbrook, Mondays, 7pm-8.45pm and Wednesdays, 6.30pm-8.15pm (90 mins Yoga and Meditation, 15 mins Yogi Tea and Relaxation, Shaura 07758 826614 or email shaura@yogalove.co.uk).

Yoga Boutique Sheffield, Vinyasa Flow classes taught by Carly Mountain, Brentwood Road, Mondays, 6pm-7pm, 7.30pm-8.30pm and Thursdays, 6pm-7pm. (www.yogaboutiquesheffield.com or 07773430889).

Yoga with Katie Bennett, Hatha yoga suitable for beginner, and intermediate level. Small friendly classes, Beauchief, Ecclesall and Fulwood (2304752, email katie626@btinternet.com).