Close to 30 activities to choose from
Check out all activities to choose the one you really like to join. Contact teachers of activities for more information or call/email us and we'll be happy to assist you with any question you may have.
Monday 9am - 10am
Pilates is a form of exercise which concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength. This helps to improve general fitness and overall well-being.
Similar to Yoga, Pilates concentrates on posture, balance and flexibility.
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A safe, welcoming space for women to come together and discuss issues they have been through or are going through currently.
Meet other women who understand what you're going through and can offer advice on navigating difficult situations without judgement.
No need to book.
Just turn up on the night, grab a cuppa and have a chat or just listen to others.
This group will be facilitated by a qualified therapist.
Nia - Joyful Dance
"Bronwyn's gift of creating a safe and welcoming space so people can feel free to move exactly as they please in the company of others needs to be experienced to be believed. Bronwyn supports folk to let go of limitations and step into the possibilities and realities of having a really good time whilst moving their bodies in really healthful and supportive ways. Bronwyn's classes offer a judgement and criticism free zone and everyone is welcome."
Wednesday 19:00 - 20:30
Adults with any level of movement experience are welcome. The focus of this class will be on tapping into your body and mind's needs in that moment. Whether you need to shake off some stress, release some bodily tension, find a moment of quiet in your mind, or just want a moment to be silly and playful through freeing movement, this class should hit the spot!
Come join and check it out for yourself!
*** Pre-booking is essential***
(booking closes 24hrs before the class)
Contact me on any of the following to book/for more info:
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Free weekly class starting 4th October
10:00 - 11:30
No matter how successful we may be, almost all of us could do with a self-esteem boost. Reminded of our core values, our own innate value, we can face life confidently and peacefully.
Learn how to:
know and discover your positive self
accept yourself, identifying personal strengths, abilities and uniqueness
develop effective strategies for building healthy relationships, letting go of fears and aggression
empower yourself, making the right choices to maintain inner balance
Learn how to Meditate
Contact for details
Li Ho, Senior Tai Chi instructor with Tai Chi Union UK also headteacher of Bryson School, Tai Chi Centre Edinburgh, has been practicing Chinese martial art since childhood, has been teaching Tai Chi & Qigong over Scotland over ten years. Li has many experiences of working with organisations e.g Edinburgh leisure, health in mind, Edinburgh Chinese education centre, adult education City of Edinburgh council etc.
More info at https://taichicentre.com/
Do you want to try nunchaku ? Come and check this new discipline, the first month is free !
(Nunchaku and helmet provided for beginners.)
4 disciplines are practiced at the Nunchaku International Academy : Fighting, Technique, Juggling and Katas.
You will develop and practice skills such as : cardio, strategy, endurance, spatial awareness, ambidextrous, and fighting spirit.
Being a good Nunchaku student isn't about your age or gender, everyone can be excellent with patience and dedication.
Price per month :
32 £ for adults
16 £ for kids (8 £ for second child, free from third child)
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50+ Fitness Gentle Exercise
Back in September
£3 per session.
includes tea/coffee with biscuits after class!
Friendly & welcoming 40 minute class to improve your health and wellbeing.
Body Movement Class
Improve your strength, flexibility and overall fitness!
Learn to control your body using animal movement, handstand, and other balancing techniques.
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Capoeira Course For Complete Beginners
Start your Capoeira journey with this 8 week course learning basic kicks and defences, handstands and capoeira acrobatics, strength and flexibility training, and an introduction to Capoeira Instruments!
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Founded by Morihei Ueshiba, Aikido is a martial art which focuses on the art of self-defence. Aikido is often translated to ‘The way of unifying life’s energy’ showing the philosophical side of the art. The goal of Aikido is to use your opponent’s momentum to neutralise their attack. An interesting aspect of Aikido is that it does not solely use hand techniques. Aikido uses both Aiki-Ken (Wooden Sword) and Aiki-Jo (Wooden Staff) which are harder to use than traditional weapons showing the principle of extension, centring, and focus.
Payment for classes is as follows:
£35 a month (one class a week)
£50 a month (two classes a week)
£25 a month (one class a week)
£40 a month (two classes a week)
Theiya Arts - Hatha Yoga
Theiya Arts is starting a new Hatha Yoga class in North Merchiston Club. Drop in (£10), or sign up for the 6 week block (£48).
This class is suitable for both beginners and advance practitioners.
The class is taught by Tharanga Wicramasinghe. Thara's energy is always a breath of fresh air and she teaches with a lot of care and love, catering for all bodies. She supports people to be present with their practice as they are on that particular day. She brings a wealth of experience to the class.
What better way to start your Sunday morning than with this grounding yoga practice.
Contact for more info at email@example.com
Creative Connection Club
Wednesday Bi-Weekly Starting 1st Nov
Creative Connection Club is an arty space where we can meet with other people and be creative alongside each other. No pressure, just fun times.
Bring your own materials, ideas, Projects! Whether your creativity involves doodling in a notebook, knitting a jumper, painting, or writing a poem, everyone is welcome! Even if you don't have any ideas yet, come along, bring some materials and get inspired!
This arts meet-up doesn't require any previous experience, skill or talent. Just come and have some fun creating! We'll also have some prompts to get us started.
Please register for the event so that we know how many people to expect. Voluntary donations at the door are welcome to help us cover the room hire (suggested donation: £2).
We have an Eventbrite page were people can register : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-connection-club-tickets-511202780277
Join Sean to share your favourite songs and the memories they bring back!
Tea/Coffee with Biscuits provided!
£3 per session.
Alexander Technique with
Group class is an excellent way to learn the basics of body and mind balance through AT: getting individual hands-on guidance to start the journey of healing from chronic pain, changing harmful habits and building emotional resilience.
First class FREE. Come try it out.
£12 per session / 5-class bundle £50.
Register here: www.bodymindintegrity.com/contact
Andy's Man Club
ANDYSMANCLUB started off as one group in the small, northern town of Halifax. That first night 9 men turned up and spoke. There was a magic in that room that everyone knew had to be shared.
We knew other guys across the country needed this same experience. We have worked tirelessly through Andys memory to grow our clubs. We now have 28 groups, and still growing, across the UK.
We could tell you how amazing we believe it is to see guys still with us and improving their life. We think though, you will hear it best from the horse’s mouth…
Andy's Man Club sessions are all free to attend.
TuFlamenco Company focuses on two main fields: education and performance. Founded in 2018, the academy is based in Edinburgh but it also provide classes in different Scottish cities. TuFlamenco’s talent, passion, love and dedication for this art is contagious and you can find find out why if you come to any classes or concerts.
Alba Luna Belly Dance
Beginner 18:00 - 19:30
Advanced 19:30 - 21:00
Nici is currently teaching fusion Belly Dance in Edinburgh, catering for all levels. Nici always aims to provide fun and safe class where women can let their hair down, meet like minded people and most importantly build on their self esteem and confidence.
Over the last decade Nici has studied several belly dance styles, predominantly Egyptian, American Tribal, Improvised Tribal and Datura.
In doing so, Nici has studied with several internationally renowned belly dancers including Rachel Brice and Jill Parker. Nici is currently working through the Eight Elements programme and has almost completed her Datura style teaching certificate, which will be awarded
by Rachel Brice in Portland, Oregon. Nici is also working towards a Diploma in Egyptian Belly dance through JWAAD, having passed the History
and Culture of Belly Dance and the Safe Delivery of Belly Dance Teaching modules so far.
Facebook page: Alba Luna Belly Dance
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesdays 7.00 - 9.00pm
Thursdays 7.00 - 9.00pm
Saturdays 11.00 - 1.00pm
Sundays 1.15 - 3.15pm
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is for everyone. It's a ground fighting, grappling based martial art that is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. Whether you want to get fit, learn self-defence, increase your confidence, compete in competitions or just spend some time with like-minded friendly people, our BJJ classes at Checkmat Edinburgh are ideal. Learn these new skills in a relaxed, safe and respectful environment where you will receive all the support you need to get the most out of your training.
For booking please visit: Checkmat Edinburgh | Facebook
Spanish Lessons For Adults
Contact for details!
Spanish (in-person and online -all levels).
One-to-one tuition (in-person and online -all levels).
Spanish for business (in-person and online -all levels).
Circuit and Strength
Tuesday 8.00 - 9.00pm
Great class for you to join and get fitter and stronger.
Right the first time, better every time!
Contact Patty for more details at
(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.
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The Cost is £65 for the four week course
Egyptian Belly Dance
Egyptian cabaret belly dance course
For Advanced students.
Wishing to build on choreography and advanced techniques in Egyptian belly dance style.
This class focuses on developing students techniques and style.
Lara jane has been teaching and performing belly dance for many years and runs established courses, Lara has a background in ballet, tap, jazz dance, latin and belly dance.
Lara has a wide range of experience in performing at events.
Contact Lara jane for bookings.
Monday 5:00pm - 8:00pm
NORTH MERCHISTON CLUB CHESS KNIGHTS
All ages and skill levels are welcome.
Booking essential. Boards will be provided.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost for the classes £2
Off for Summer Break.
Back on 21/08
Monday 7.15 - 8.15pm
Wednesdays 7.30 - 8.30pm
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 email@example.com
Krav Maga is a self-defence system based on instinctive reactions and natural movements. It is suitable for everyone, regardless of background, age, gender, and level of fitness. We focus on how to get yourself out of a dangerous situation in the most efficient and safest way possible.
With Rencounter Krav Maga you can develop your fitness while having fun and learning effective, realistic self-defence that works for everyone!
More details and booking on the website.
Rise and Shine Yoga
Wednesdays 9.45 -11.00am
Start your day well! Time and space just for you. Leave feeling strong, peaceful and bright!
The 75 min class includes: a physical practice of gentle and dynamic flowing postures, deep relaxation, beautiful words, energising breathing practices, accessible meditation, gorgeous music and dreamy aromas.
To contact or to find our more details please visit:
Price for a 75 minute session is £11 or £8 if paying for the whole block.
For those on a lower income the price can be reduced to £8 per session on £6 for the block.
Lindy Hop Classes
Iconic partner dance from the 1930s.
No need to book with a partner as we rotate in class.
£26/£22 concessions per 4 week block of classes.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining this course.
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.
Learn balance, injury-prevention and recovery, healthy posture & spinal health through the Alexander Technique.
Bring a yoga mat.
Price for the classes is £15
Register here: www.bodymindintegrity.com/contact
PARKINSONS TABLE TENNIS
Although organised and funded by the Edinburgh Young People (Working Age) with Parkinson's Support Group, the group is open to anyone with Parkinson's, no matter your age. You don't have to be a member of Parkinson's UK either, which our group is a part of. Why not come along and join us? Family members and friends are also welcome. It's for all abilities, including complete beginners, and equipment will be provided. Eventually, we hope to provide some opportunities for competition for those of you who are interested. There is a charge of £3 per person per week (pay as you go).