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Events | Regular Activities

Newport Memorial Hall is home to a diverse range of events from concerts, theatre, fairs to regular activities such as weekly yoga sessions to the children’s youth club and African Dancing, there’s something for everyone.

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Dec
11
Wed
Samatha Buddhist Meditation @ The Garden Room
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Samatha meditation is an effective but gentle way of training the mind to develop inner strength and freedom from turmoil. This produces a happier and more unified state of mind, leading on to clarity and understanding. This path from calm (samatha) to insight (vipassanā) was followed by the Buddha himself and is a central tradition of Buddhist meditation.

This group has been meeting for many years and is therefore not suitable for beginners. If you are interested in Samatha meditation please note that there is a beginners’ class in the Garden Room of Newport Memorial Hall on Friday morning 9am to 10am.

Further details can also be found at https://www.samatha.org/  the website for the National Centre for Samatha Meditation in Mid Wales.

Youth Club @ The Main Hall
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec
13
Fri
Samatha Meditation Group for Beginners
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Samatha Meditation Group for Beginners – 9.00am to 10.00am @The Garden Room

Samatha meditation is an effective but gentle way of training the mind to develop inner strength and freedom from turmoil. This produces a happier and more unified state of mind, leading on to clarity and understanding. This path from calm (samatha) to insight (vipassanā) was followed by the Buddha himself and is a central tradition of Buddhist meditation.

If you wish to participate please mail martina@treffynnon.com or call 01239 820352

Further details can also be found at https://www.samatha.org/  the website for the National Centre for Samatha Meditation in Mid Wales.

Senior Citizens Lunch Club @ The Meeting Room, Newport Memorial Hall
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm

Newport Luncheon Club meets in the Committee Room in Newport Memorial Hall on alternate Fridays when the meal starts at 12.30 pm. The food is home-cooked by volunteers and is healthy fare, consisting of 2 courses and tea or coffee. The cost of £3 includes a raffle ticket.

Carers who bring people to the meal are also welcome to stay.

If you are attending for the first time it would help with catering if you telephone one of the organisers beforehand.

If anyone needs help with transport to and from the Hall, the local Country Cars (Community Transport) team (Gaynor and Ken Davies 01239 820090) may be able to assist.

The Senior Citizens Welfare Committee organises a Christmas Lunch and a “Mystery Outing” each year for Luncheon Club members. There is also an outing for senior citizens in the summer, and at Christmas Newport people who are 90 years of age and over receive a Christmas present from the Committee, as do people who are housebound and those who have moved into a home elsewhere.

Donations to support all this work are always welcome.

The Luncheon Club is looking for extra volunteers to help produce the meal. This can be great fun and very rewarding work so if anyone feels they could spare a few hours now and then, or if any group would like to start a new team, please get in touch with Rosemary Elmes (01239 820104) or Elaine Lloyd (01239 820037)

Bowls @ The Main Hall
Dec 13 @ 2:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Dec
14
Sat
Just Art for Kids! @ The Garden Room
Dec 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Dec
16
Mon
Scaravelli-inspired Yoga @ The Garden Room
Dec 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Scaravelli-inspired Yoga @ The Garden Room | Wales | United Kingdom

Scaravelli-Inspired Yoga

All abilities/experience welcome.

£10 drop-in

Bring a mat if you have one.

About Meriel & the Yoga

Based in West Wales, Meriel shares an approach to movement and yoga associated with Vanda Scaravelli. This way of practicing cultivates presence  and vitality by attending to the quality and refinement in the movement and breath one experiences. We are able to be dynamic if needed and address functional movements in our lives whilst touching on quietness within.

Exploring movement as a way to deeply release and relax patterns of tension in the body and our whole lives we begin to experience a type of wholeness or ease of being. The multi-facted strengths uncovered by this quiet approach are radically different from stressful overextension and over-exertion. Subtlety allows ‘our best energy‘ (Diane Long) and that state of grace offers us a return to our natural vibrancy and vividness.

TCTSY

Meriel also facilities TCTSY privately as a body-based yoga intervention for people  who’ve experienced chronic relational trauma. TCTSY is researched & continues to evolve with Dr Bessel Van de Kolk’s team at the Trauma Centre, Justice Institute, Boston.  Meriel is committed to offering trauma-informed yoga and spaces for all.

Her teachers

Meriel works with anyone at all who is interested regardless of experience. Her approach is inspired by the teaching of Vanda Scaravelli as taught to her by Scaravelli’s long term student Diane Long and her student Christine Borg.

Bowls @ The Main Hall
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Gentle Exercises @ The Garden Room
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Gentle Exercise Sessions.

Drop in sessions open to all.

Drop in exercise session. Most exercises whilst sitting in a chair and some standing but that is optional.

Private Booking @ The Garden Room
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm