Classes opening outdoors this spring - NEW BEGINNERS WELCOME!
We are allowed under government guidelines to open classes for ‘organised outdoor sports’ From March 28th and hope to fully reopen our regular timetable indoors at the end of May.
The timetable for doing this has not been finalised; I’ve been busy emailing and ringing various venues, but many have not yet replied, so I’m putting the proposed timetable below and I’m asking for your feedback on times, venues and the days we might hold the classes.
The places I have considered to hold classes outdoors are: Priory School – I’ve emailed them, rang them and popped down and they have not replied to my enquiries. The Queens Hotel Gardens – they are still refurbishing and are still considering. Milton Park tennis courts - we cannot yet use their online booking form but it’s still a possibility.
Last year we used the basketball courts at Canoe Lake and the green near Eastney Beach. Even starting at 9am these venues became busy, and I think when this lockdown lifts, they may well be full of people wanting to use them. Still worth considering though!
The only venue to give us a positive answer so far has been the Cockleshell Sports Club PO4 9SA which is near Bransbury Park in Milton. We can pay to hire it at times to suit us and it’s not accessible to the general public or dog walkers. I’ll pop a map and a picture below but it’s at Cockleshell Gardens off Henderson Road and has plenty of parking.
I’ve provisionally reserved the following times, but I’d like your feedback and can change the times to suit the majority view. Nothing is decided yet!
Tuesdays 11am-12 Tai Chi
Wednesdays 5-6 Qi Gong Yoga 6-7 Tai Chi
Fridays 11am-12 Tai Chi
Sundays 10-11 Tai Chi 11-12 Qi Gong Yoga
Because it still may be chilly, I’ve chosen times that may be less cold and of course if it’s tipping down, we won’t be training. If it’s dry enough to put a mat down we can practise yoga, otherwise we will have standing Qi Gong. Common sense should sort most things out.
Thanks again for all of your support!
Some of our lovely students have decided to keep their standing order payments going throughout the entire year, even we have been unable to offer classes in person.
You are all the true heroes of the school and have prevented us from having to close forever. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart
Some of our students, (and some people using our online videos) have chosen to make occasional one-off donations to help keep us going. This really has helped keep the wolf from the door. If anybody would like to donate to help keep us open, you can use the bank details below
We can take cash and contactless payments in the classes (including outdoors) and online bank transfer payments in advance
1-hour class £8 4 Pre-paid tickets £30
Classes in Southsea near Fratton Station
The Priory Community Sports Centre Fawcett Road PO4 0DL
Located at the top of Fawcett Road next to Priory School near Fratton Station.
Classes on Albert Road Southsea
Trinity Church Albert Road Southsea PO4 0LX on the corner of Francis Avenue
Classes in Milton
St James' Church Hall Milton Park Avenue Milton PO4 8PG
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