Activities for Adults

Able Arts

Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

First 12 week block: DATE TBC

Able Arts provides autistic people and people with learning disabilities with opportunities in the creative industries. Art activities will be adapted so they are accessible for all artists. The project includes time for artists work on projects they chose and group projects. Art made will be sold in mainstream venues and artists will get 50% of the profit.

All materials, instruction, and the selling of artwork is included. £144 for the program (£12 per session).

For more information or to get involved contact Ashlynn at ableartscic@gmail.com

Akido

Wednesday 6.30 – 9pm

Saturdays 1.30 - 3.30pm

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

UKEMI\SAFE FALLING, BASIC STRIKING, BALANCE TAKING AND CONTROL OF ATTACKERS, JOINT LOCKS, THROWS AND TRADITONAL JAPANESE WEAPONS - BOKKEN (WOODEN SWORD), JO (STAFF) TRAINING

 

FOR ANYONE OVER 15 YEARS OLD.

FOR MORE INFO CALL STEFF ON  07415885023

www.aikidoedinburgh.co.uk

NO MARTIAL ARTS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Capoeira

Tuesday

7.30-9.00pm

Thursday

6.30-8.30pm
Friday
6.30pm-8.30pm

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian cultural art incorporating diverse movements, music and physical conditioning.  As well as being an amazingly interesting, rewarding and fun activity, the practice of Capoeira can also develop excellent fitness, increased flexibility, improved coordination and balance as well as knowledge of another culture.

For more information contact: 07794006768 cdoscotland@yahoo.co.uk http://www.cdoscotland.com/

Dogs trust

Thursday 6-9pm

Sunday 9am-5pm

(additional classes by arrangement)

Using positive reinforcement we work on strengthening the basics and teach new tricks which are interesting and enjoyable for both owner and dog.

Classes will be run by Julie Morrison a highly experienced trainer who has been working with the Dogs Trust as their Trainer Behaviour Advisor since July 2007.  Julie has a thorough knowledge of dog behaviour and extensive experience of running classes for dogs at a variety of stages.

Ju Jitsu

Mondays 6-8pm
Fridays 6-8pm

Jiu Jitsu is a Japanese martial art that focuses on teaching its students how to defend themselves in real life situations. Sessions will gently introduce you to simple self-defence techniques such as avoiding of a punch, or dissuading an attacker who might try to grab you. You will also learn how to safely fall and roll to allow you to learn more advanced techniques safely.  As you progress you will learn more advanced techniques such as throws and weapon defences progressing at a pace you are comfortable with until you are confident dealing with more serious attacks like knives, bottles and chains.

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More details at www.jitsufoundation.org

Karate

Wednesdays 7.30-8.30pm

Saturdays 11am-12pm

Karate is a fitness based class only. Please note: at this time there is NO CONTACT at all. 

 

Learn new skills, build confidence and have fun with Karate Ashihara. Our classes are designed around you and what you want to achieve. Whether you’re looking to keep fit or master a martial art our instructors are on hand to make sure you get the best out of every class. Our children’s classes are designed so that kids enjoy themselves and learn at the same time. With its own junior grading system kids can work their way through a series of belt colours. You don’t have to be young to join in though, even if you’re an adult beginner Karate Ashihara can teach you the basics and help you to develop into a Martial Arts Master. Whoever you are, whatever age you are Karate Ashihara will help you reach your potential.Metin 077189 56230 metin_ashihara@yahoo.co.uk

Jog Scotland

Monday        Meet at 6.00pm

Tuesday        Meet at 6.00pm

Wednesday    Meet at 10.00am

THE JOGGING GROUP MEETS INSIDE THE CLUB OUTSIDE THE OFFICE.
THERE IS A CHANGING ROOM AND LOCKABLE LOCKERS ARE AVAILABLE.

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JogScotland has been urging the people of Scotland to don their trainers and adopt a healthier and more active lifestyle since 2002. Since then, over 25,000 people have taken up jogging through local community and workplace groups by using simple, gentle walk/jog/run programmes to encourage everyone to get out and be active.

Hula Hoop

Wednesdays 6.15-7.15pm

re-starting 30/09/2020

Introduction to Hula Hoop

You will cover waist hooping, lifts, vortexes, body rolls, throws and more. This course will give you a solid foundation to develop your own style of hooping, show you new directions to explore and make further learning from Youtube videos a whole lot easier. Our tutors have years of performance and tuition experience.

The price of £47 includes your very own hula hoop (usually costs £15), which you will collect at your first class and will be customised for you. A great gift to yourself or for a friend – start your new addiction now!

Booking link: www.thinkcircus.co.uk

Castells

Mondays 7-9pm

Castells is a Catalan tradition which gathers local communities into Colles (teams) and consists in building different human towers. It is about teamwork and social cohesion; people of all ages, from grandpas to grandchildren, of all heights and constitutions, all gathering together to achieve a common goal.

 

The biggest Colles can build human towers of up to 10 levels. A solid base is key to reach the highest towers. So, everybody is welcome, no matter if you would like to climb, stand or hold, everybody is needed! No experience required!


SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES (ENTIRE FAMILY WELCOME)   

For more information contact collacastelleraedinburgh@gmail.com
Follow us on social media and discover what we can accomplish together! 
Instagram @collacastelleraedinburgh https://www.instagram.com/collacastelleraedinburgh   
Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/collacastellera.edinburgh  

 

Insanity with Emma

Friday
9.30 – 10.30am

Its time to rise above the excuses. Step outside your comfort zone. and make the shift from "I can't" to "I will". Because if you want results you have to work hard for them. Leave whatever is holding you back outside class and master Athletic Training Drills, Cardio Conditioning and Strength Training to reach your personal best, no matter where you starting from.

Kickboxing

Wednesdays 7.30-8.30pm

 Saturday 12.15-1.15pm

Kickboxing is a fitness based class only. Please note: at this time there is NO CONTACT at all. 

 

Kickboxing is a group of stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from Karate, Muay Thai, and Western boxing. Kickboxing is practiced for self-defense, general fitness, or as a contact sport.

 

Metin 077189 56230 metin_ashihara@yahoo.co.uk

Krav Maga

Monday: 18:00-19:00 
Tuesday: 17:00-20:30
Thursday: 18:00-21:00

Re-starting 22/09/2020

Krav Maga is a self-defence system based on instinctive reactions and natural movements. It draws on techniques from many different martial arts. It is suitable for everyone, regardless of age, gender, and level of fitness. No martial arts experience is necessary.

Krav Maga training is also a great way to release stress, and students of Krav Maga find that they become more confident and more mentally and emotionally resilient through their Krav Maga training.

Sign up to an induction class at http://rencounter.co.uk/classes or get in touch on linn@rencounter.co.uk if you have any questions.

Pilates

Mondays7.00-8.00pm

Pilates based strength and conditioning classes
£8 per class (Payable in 4/5 weeks blocks)
(Highly recommend attending weekly as classes are progressive and you will get the most benefit from attending weekly)
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Please feel free to call for further information:
07401194418 Mariamoroziuk@hotmail.com

Re-starting 07/09/2020

Shorinji Kempo

Thursday 19:00 – 21:00

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Self Defence.

Shorinji Kempo is a martial art which focuses on self-defence and spiritual development. It was founded in Japan shortly after world war two. We take inspiration from the philosophies of Japanese and Chinese martial arts as well as Zen Buddhism. Classes typically start with a group warmup and revision of basic techniques, followed by training in pairs. Shorinji Kempo has three groups of technique: Goho (hard technique) involves a wide variety of strikes, blocks, etc., whilst Juho (soft technique) involves joint reversals, releases, restraints, takedowns and throws. Seiho (correcting technique) uses acupressure manipulation of joints and muscles to relieve tension and reduce injury. We also practice seated meditation and practical philosophy. Everyone is welcome to join us, and no martial arts experience is necessary.

For more information, please email edinburghkempo@gmail.com, or visit www.edinburghkempo.com.

Solo Swing Jazz Dance Class

Tuesdays - 6.30-7.30pm

Starting 15/09/2020

tbc

Tap Dancing

Thursdays 5.30pm-6.30pm

Re-sarting 03/09/2020

Always wanted to try tap dancing or haven't done any tap for years? Here's a brand new tap dance class for adult beginners. A 5 week block, suitable for those with no previous experience as well as those who have tapped a little before but would like to start again from scratch.

We'll learn the fundamental steps and technique of tap dance and practise basic moves such as shuffles, tap-springs, and easy time steps. We can then link these together into simple sequences to build confidence and get you dancing.

Taught by Cathy, an experienced swing and tap dancer with a passion for sharing her knowledge.

You don't need to have proper tap shoes to take this course - any flat or low-heeled shoes that don't grip the floor will be fine to start off in. Then when you're hooked, it's a trip to the nearest dance wear shop! Come and give it a go!

Please contact Cathy at: vintagetapandswingcathy@gmail.com for more information.

Postnatal yoga with Babies

Tuesday 10-11am

This challenging yet gentle yoga class focuses on your post natal recovery to ease aches and pains and regain strength, whilst incorporating meditation, breathwork and relaxation in to your practice. Doing yoga with your baby helps the two of you bond and have some special time together, as baby can be involved in the movement, or held close during meditation/relaxation.

Recommended for mums following on from their six week GP check (12 weeks if c-section or medical intervention). 

Classes sold in blocks of 5 here: https://www.yogalinks.co.uk/booking 

Contact jenny@yogalinks.co.uk 07943738468

Zumba

Tuesdays

5.30 – 6.30pm – Zumba Gold

6.30-7.00pm Strong Nation

7.15- 8.15 - Zumba Fitness

Re-starting 15/09/2020

Come and join family friendly Zumba party every

Dance-workout Zumba Fitness with Nadia is no ordinary exercise class, it is the latin-inspired class that is one big energetic party!

No booking required!

Pay-as-you-go £5

More details at www.zumbaedinburgh.net

7th Fret Guitar Lessons

One to one Lessons for adults and children

Acoustic or electric guitar lessons available.

Over 10 years teaching experience.

PVG Certified.

All levels Welcome.

Gift Vouchers available.

Phone: 07592381965

guitarlessons-edinburgh.co.uk

Kundalini Yoga

Mondays 7.30-9.00pm

Join Jenny every Monday evening for a powerful and healing practice of Kundalini Yoga.
This practice provides you with the tools required to navigate the times ahead. A strong nervous system, glandular balance and a greater mind body connection.
A comprehensive 90 practice of movement, breathwork, mantra and meditation to start your week off in the best way.
Suitable for all whether you are a beginner or an advanced yoga practitioner. 

Drop in and 5 class pass options available. Book in here: https://www.yogalinks.co.uk/booking or contact jenny@yogalinks.co.uk 07943738468

Slimming World

Tuesdays 2-9pm

tbc

DN Dance

Mondays 4.15-6pm

Thursdays 4-6.45pm

tbc

Tai Chi

Thursday 7-9pm

STRENGTHEN THE BODY & MIND, AND RELEASE STRESS & TENSION WITH TAI CHI &
QIGONG.

PRACTICING LOOSENING EXERCISES, STANDING MEDITATION, MEDICAL QIGONG & A
YANG STYLE 37 STEP TAI CHI FORM.

JAMES HAS BEEN TEACHING TAI CHI FOR FIVE YEARS, AND FOCUSES ON TEACHING
THE UNDERLYING PRINCIPLES OF THE ART, SO THAT STUDENTS CAN LEARN A
'TOOLKIT' OF EXERCISES TO IMPROVE THEIR HEALTH & WELL-BEING, AND
BRING TAI CHI INTO THEIR EVERY DAY ACTIVITIES.

THE CLASS IS SUITABLE FOR COMPLETE BEGINNERS & THOSE ALREADY PRACTICING
TAI CHI.

JAMESGBEAVIS@GMAIL.COM

WWW.EDINBURGHTAICHI.CO.UK 

0131 622 1757

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