Courses & Classes
Hamilton House is home to a wide range of courses and classes. Come and get involved, explore the list below. (Listings from Sunday through Monday)
Every Sun 10.00am-4.00pm
Need something to fill your Sunday? Why not try your hand at screen printing?
£60 for a whole day including paints and materials learning how to print in a relaxed, friendly studio and whats even better is that you get to take home a set of prints that you can impress your chums with!
The studio is centrally located in Stokes Croft, right next door to the Bristol Bike Project.
More info (including other available days:) Alex 07815 072734 or email her at: email@example.com
Open Meetings, every Sun 11.30am-12.30pm
Suggested Contribution: £5-£15 (all are welcome regardless of ability to contribute)
Balanced View is a grassroots collaborative movement that empowers people all around the world to be of potent benefit to all. By participating in Trainings and Meetings you will discover your inexhaustible power to be of great benefit to yourself and the world.
You will be introduced to: Complete mental and emotional stability. Total life satisfaction and flourishing. Spontaneous altruism and care. Ability to live your full potential in every moment. Empowerment of your own unique strengths, gifts and talents. Empowerment of your skillful means. Profound peace, regardless of circumstance.
Every Sun 5.30-8.30pm
Contact Improvisation is based on the physical exploration of how the body moves through its own intelligence and how two or more bodies in contact with each other can move together. A dance that fine tunes your senses and wakes up your ability to listen and respond to what is happening in the moment. Sometimes wild and athletic, sometimes quiet and meditative, and all levels in between. It is a form open to all bodies and inquiring minds.
These Sunday sessions are run and taught by a community of contact dancers. Classes are open to all levels and generally led by a different teacher each week. If you are new to the form and want to find out more before you come, please contact the teacher of the class you intend to come to, or write to the general email address below. Details are regularly updated to our website and sent out to our mailing list (see below).
The jam is an open event without a teacher. Participants are responsible for their own safety and well being in the jam. Take care to be alert and sensitive to yourself and others. The organisers cannot accept responsibility or liability for injury. There is often a musician accompanying us at the jams.
Warm-up Class: 5.30pm - 6.30pm Jam: 6.45-8.30pm
Price: £5 for the class or the jam, £8 for both
Every Mon 1.00-2.00pm
This flowing, dynamic, graceful yet strong yoga system is designed to detox and realign the body preparing the practitioner for meditation. It challenges the limitations of your mind and with regular practice develops courage and humility.
I gained my teaching certificate in the UK and taught in London for two years before travelling to India to learn from some truly inspiring teachers where I spent three months studying yoga and pranayama in Mysore, the birthplace of Ashtanga yoga.
This class is suitable for all. Be prepared to sweat! Mats provided.
To book your place or to find out more call Fiona 0753 222 1833
Every Mon 5-6pm
Bellyfit is the holistic fitness system for women that draws inspiration from ancient and modern elements. It is a one hour moving experience in a group fitness style, incorporating elements of pilates for breath and alignment, cultural dance for celebration and community, yoga for practice binding and music that moves hearts. Bellyfit gives girls and women the opportunity for self - empowerment and rebalancing through movement, it is fun, safe and energising. Class is open to all ages, and is for women ONLY.
Drop in class cost is £8 (£7 for block booking).
Please bring yoga mat (alternatively large bath towel) & wear trainers and exercise clothing.
Your certified Bellyfit Trainer, Agnieszka.
Every Mon 6-7pm, £4.50 (first class 50% off)
Get fit and have fun working out using a variety of dance styles including Samba, Reggaeton and street styles to great music and uplifting vibes!....This is a cardio workout which includes toning and strengthening, getting us ready for this summer!
Ellie Lewis 07741280676
Every Mon / Tue, 6.30-8pm
Hosted by Rubba
- Monday - (Beginners) This class introduce you to he complex rhythms and movements of African dance. You are taught how to become more aware of your body and how to move it different ways.
- Tuesday - (Intermediate) For those who want to improve their skills with more challenging routines and options to gain some performance experience.
Contact Details: Phone: Rubba: 07957- 310-415 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Mon 7-8pm, £3
Ability Level: Classes are tailored to all ability levels for those with no severe injuries or medical conditions
You’ll improve your fitness while burning calories with a range of exercises, which mainly uses your own body rather than weights. These sessions are for LGBT people and their friends and family. The class is one hour with the option to socialise in the café afterwards.
This class can benefit your other sporting activities. But if you’re new to exercise it’ll get you started while having fun meeting other people in the LGBT community.
Mon / Wed / Thur
- Mon: Beginners with Elena 19.00-20.30
- Wed: Beginners with Marta 19.00 - 20.30
- Thur: Elementary (18.00-19.30) and Intermediate (19.45-21.15) with Elena
How about learning Spanish in an exciting new way?
Spanish courses taught using a communicative method by experienced and qualified native teachers. Grammar, speaking, reading and writing taught with the assistance of drama techiniques. Our method integrates language skills in a natural way by contextualising situations. Come and get involved in our role-plays, games, improvisations and much more...
Also, separate to the spanish tuition you will have the chance to test your skills by taking part in our Spanish and Latin American food, dance and culture workshops. ¡Vamos! ¡Vamos!All courses are 6 weeks long & cost £48 for the entire course.
Every Mon / Thur 8.15-10.15pm, £7
Capoeira Angola is an artform from Brazil, an exciting mix of martial art, dance, theatre, music, song and the rituals of the Afro-Brazilian culture.
Capoeira is a martial art, but the emphasis is on skill and humour rather than brute force, and the traditional music and games of capoeira combine to create a high energy performance.
Beginners are welcome to all sessions.
Bob: 07734 038837 Ollie: 07890 381992
Every Tue 12.00-1.00pm, £6/5
A Hatha yoga drop-in class that combines alignment, breath and mindfulness to experience greater body awareness, flexibility, strength, and joy.
All levels welcome.
Contact: Lioba on 07722187791 or email@example.com for more information.
Every Tue 1.00-2.00pm
You can learn to meditate effectively at this session held at Wellbeing, Hamilton House. Beginning at 1.00 pm, each session includes two meditations lasting approximately 20 minutes each. The first meditation is on the breath, and the second is different each week.
The group is aimed at complete beginners and experienced meditators equally. The meditations taught at the group do not lead you away from basic reality but towards it. Grounded in common experience and reason, when practised regularly, they can help you to develop a calm, focused clear mind that enables you to improve your life, relationships and activities.
Meditations are led free of charge, by experienced buddhist meditators, who select the meditations for their universal applicability. For more info, text or phone 07949 595691 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Tue 6.30-7.30pm
Zumba is fun and energetic way to stay fit.
Come along for great dance based fitness exercise with Zumba Bristol Addicts Crew. We will make you sweat and shake this body to hot latin rhythms. No dance experience is required. We are taking things slowly. No bookings in advance needed.
Just wear comfortable shoes and have fun with us.
Contact: 07912 115909 Facebook page
Every Tue 7.45-9.45pm / Every Fri 8.00-10.00pm, £10/£8
5-Rhythms is the original ecstatic dance practice - freeing and easy, it's a workout and an energy bath. Created by Gabrielle Roth this practice brings the wisdom of ancient spiritual dance practices into a 21st century context; infusing them with progressive rhythms and adapting them to the urban psyche.
Participants are guided into an exploration of five distinct but natural rhythmic patterns - finding then expanding their own style and capacity for expression within each. The practice is grounding and energiesing, increasing fitness, fluidity and enhanced emotional intelligence.
Contact: 0790 349 7700 email@example.com
Every Tue 8.15-9.15pm / 9.30-10.30pm
In the first hour we will learn and dance "American Tribal Style" moves (ATS) a Beautiful improvised group dance lead by Instinctive cues, Evoking the Powerful Mesmerizing energy of women dancing together. In the second hour we will fuse the ATS moves with other dance forms characteristic of "Tribal Fusion Belly Dance" , Pops & Locks, Extensions, Undulations, Side Winders, Slinky Hips and strong clean isolations. Both classes will include some yoga based stretches for warm up and cool down, posture alignment for dance and brake down of technique practised through repetition.
Price: Drop in: £7 for 1 class or £14 for both 6 week booking: £6 for 1 class or £12 for both
Every Wed 11.30am-1pm, 8 weeks (£40)
The Lunch Box Choir is a fun weekly singing group run by Jennifer Bell. It is for people who want to improve vocal technique, whilst learning interesting material. We sing gorgeous pieces, ranging from Bulgarian folk songs, to original arrangements of modern songs. There is no audition, and you do not have to be able to read music, but you do have to be able to sing in tune. Some experience in group singing is preferable, but not essential. £40 per term of 8 weeks. First term runs 5th Sept till 24th October.
To book your £5 taster session, find out about term prices and entry requirements, please visit our website at: lunchboxchoir.webs.com or email Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org
£6 per session, payable termly
Clowning and Playful dance improvisation sessions encouraging fun, creativity, fitness and happiness in all who attend. Come along and let your imagination run wild with dancing, games and great music from across the globe.
For enquiries and bookings contact Rachael: 07966695209 Email: email@example.com
Every Wed 4.30-5.30pm, £2/£5
Simple self defence techniques designed predominantly for women but suitable for anyone over the age of 18. Learn useful techniques that do not rely on previous martial art experience or strength. The class will cover how you could protect yourself in common situations where you may feel vulnerable as well as any scenarios that concern you.
Price: £2-£5 (depending on number of students attending each class)
Every Wed 6.00-8.00pm
Drumming provides an authentic experience of unity and physiological synchronicity. With a vast knowledge of African and Cuban rhythms, Kirby enables her participants to burst through the barriers of problematic coordination and be able to sit comfortably in a funky groove.
An ancient way of maintaining physical, mental and spiritual health, these classes are light hearted and great fun, but leave you with a true sense of achievement.
Wednesdays 6-7pm anyone welcome £5 Wednesdays 7-8pm Intermediates £5 (£8 for both classes)
Every Wed 6.30-8.00pm
Discover Argentine Tango - the passionate, elegant and beautiful partner dance.
Join our Tango Note classes with Thomas and Saara and you will learn to dance like the Tangueros of Buenos Aires. Our classes explain Tango clearly, so that you can easily learn this beautiful dance. You’ll soon be able to enjoy a social dance evening with confidence…
One hour class for beginners and intermediates. After this, half an hour practice.
Price: £8 (£6 concessions) per person, including the practice. £2 for practice only. No booking required: simply turn up and pay for the class in the studio. 6-week courses are given at a discount (£40, one class free!)
Bring a partner if possible, but this is not essential (changing of partners is encouraged in the class). Please wear suitable shoes (eg dance shoes with leather soles). Feel free to drop-in to these classes to try them out!
Contact: 07726461357 website
Every Wed 6:30-8:30pm
Bring creativity back to your life by taking your inner world outside, giving it words and playing with its characters. Psychodrama is a form of group psychotherapy which uses creative action. It allows participants to explore inner dialogues, dreams and scenes from their lives, using dramatic techniques. The aim is to bring maximum spontaneity and creativity, both individually and as a group, to understanding and solving the challenges in our lives.
Every Thur 4.30-5.30pm
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form combining martial arts, dance and song. It teaches acrobatic movement, self-control, musicality, coordination, confidence, strategic game-play, fitness & rhythm.
Plus it's fun!
Contact: Ollie phone: 07890381992 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Thur 6.00-7.00pm
This is a NEW matt floor excercise class that combines Ballet, Pilates, Yoga and Qi Gong. A series of slow and controlled excercises centered on core strength.
Designed to strengthen, stretch and relax your body while protecting the joints and spine. Improves core and whole body strength,flexibility and posture,while stimulating your energy system for an invigorating,yet relaxing full body workout.This class is held before my ballet class as they compliment each other perfectly.
Price:8 weeks £556 weeks £40
Try your first class at anytime for £5!If you are currently booked onto my Ballet course there is a discount.
Every Thur 7.00-8.00pm
Help define a beautifully toned body while enjoying the art of classical ballet and having some fun!Improve core strength, flexibility, coordination and posture in a relaxed atmosphere.
No pressure of exams or performances,dancing for fitness and enjoyment.No experience necessary,you may have just danced as a child,wanting to return now that you have the opportunity!For all levels,ages,shapes and sizes. I am aiming at ordinary people who want to dance!
Every Fri 6-7pm
FLAMENCO is a dance form from southern Spain that’s fun, vibrant, exciting and absorbing. You don't have to be super fit, but you do need to love rhythm and music with arabic and latin influences!
Amanda Frescura, a seasoned flamenco dancer, and qualified dance teacher, is running introductory classes for complete beginners. She will take you through basic footwork, arms and rhythms enabling you to get a taste of this extraordinarily empowering dance form!
Call to book a place now!
Contact Details: Call: (Amanda) 07775 811741 Email: email@example.com
Every Sat 12.30-1.30pm
More than just a workout!
Nia is a sensory-based form of fusion fitness that includes dance arts, healing arts and martial arts. It is easy and fun to do and can be adapted to every single body type and ability.The music is great and varied and really puts us in touch with our bodies and the sensations that brings up.
Starts: April 2013
For the individual looking to broaden their knowledge of the self in a safe loving supportive way, this one year course will help develop and define the importance and the power of now as well as gaining knowledge of the esoteric world.
Over seven weekends throughout the year this course will help to develop an understanding of the energy centers (Chakras) as well as learning to recognise blocks held within the 7 energy field layers (Aura).
Specific reading and exercises between classes will provide the backdrop to each weekend which will cover one centre / layer at a time. Practical and theoretical tools will be given to help discover the benefits of energy healing.
Lynn Hunt comes with 26 years as a body worker,energy healer,personal development therapist and workshop/group facilitator.
Starts: 16th May, 8 week course
Daytime class 10-12am Evening class 6-8pm, finish date: 4th July
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an effective new training programme that develops our capacity to deal with life with more balance and compassion both for ourselves and for those around us. We learn to be more accepting of life's challenges, whether pleasant or unpleasant. Therefore we can deal with stress and difficulty creatively and effectively, which creates more space for us to enjoy our life as it unfolds, moment by moment.
Intensive English Courses with Betty
Come and improve your English in a safe and encouraging environment with an experienced native teacher. Small Classes (<6 students). Practice your conversation skills and cement your grammar through games and activities. The classes are intensive - 3 hours a day, so you are sure to make fast progress!
Elementary A1/A2 Intermediate B1 Upper Intermediate B2 Advanced C1
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org (with a little introduction about yourself) for more information. Limited spaces only!
Coexist offers events and workshops spaces to rent.
We hold structured 6-8 week short courses, blocks of, or one off workshops, weekly/monthly clubs or one off skills sharing sessions. We always endeavour to fit your programme into our timetable.
We encourage learning through experimental and original ideas, whilst demonstrating creativity and innovation in a friendly, relaxed environment.
At coexist we remain open to all, and find ways to be more open to people who could benefit from the activities of the building. We encourage workshops, courses and clubs that incorporate learning into our lives in ways that benefit, and offer a unique contribution to our communities.
If you are interested in running a workshop, course, club, inspiring talk, seminar, meeting, any kind of tuition, or skills sharing session, then why not download an application form and e-mail email@example.com.