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Page last updated at 12:23 on Thursday, 11 August 2022
This page contains contact details for most of the regular bookings at the Hall and other useful contacts

In alphabetical order:

Baby Sensory Classes (Wednesday mornings)
Borehamwood Ai Kido Club (Tuesday evenings)
Charles Morris Hall Booking Officer
Colney Heath Parish Council

Dawn to Dusk Carers (Thursday mornings)
Home Counties Boxer Welfare (occasional Sunday afternoons)
Karate (Wednesday evenings)
Ki Aikido (Tuesday evenings and Sunday afternoons)
Pilates (MD) (Tuesday mornings)

Socatots (Monday mornings)
Tae Kwan Do (Friday afternoons)
Watercolour Workshops (Friday mornings)
Yoga (AH) (Monday evenings (and Wednesday evenings from 07/09-22))
Yoga
(JS) (Thursday evenings)

Yoga (BH) (Thursday evenings)

In day-of-the-week order:

MONDAYS
Socatots

Yoga (AH) (also on Wednesdays from 07/09-22)

TUESDAYS
Pilates (MD)
Ki Aikido (also on Sunday afternoons)

Borehamwood Ai Kido Club

WEDNESDAYS
Baby Sensory Classes
Yoga (AH) (also on Mondays)
Karate

THURSDAYS
Dawn to Dusk Carers
Yoga
(JS)

Yoga (BH)

FRIDAY
Watercolour Workshops
Tae Kwan Do

SATURDAY
Reserved for casual (i.e. one-off) bookings such as Birthday Celebrations

SUNDAYS
Ki Aikido (also on Tuesday evenings)
Home Counties Boxer Welfare (occasional Sunday afternoons)

MISCELLANEOUS
Charles Morris Hall Booking Officer
Colney Heath Parish Council


Baby Sensory Classes Wednesdays 09:00 to 15:00

Baby Sensory is an amazing development programme for babies 0-13 months, running on Wednesdays at the Charles Morris Hall.

 Our sessions engage babies, inspire parents and give that truly WOW factor through music, props, puppet shows, lights, bubbles and more! We're also the first parenting programme to be underpinned by scientific research proven to aid babies learning and development - did you know they learn more in the first few months than at any other time in their lives?

Our programme is for babies 0-13 months, and you can join at any point in baby's first year. Our class themes and activities vary every week - you can attend for the whole year and never see the same session twice! The classes run for 50 minutes, which includes a short break for your baby to mirror their natural play-rest-play cycle.

Our multi-award winning classes will introduce you and your baby (or babies) to a world of sensory delights, where you can relax, spend quality time with each other and enjoy meeting other new parents. Specifically designed from birth, to aid your child's development, the classes are packed with an incredible variety of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, singing and more.
 


Nicola "Nic" OWEN
077736 285203
stalbans@babysensory.co.uk
www.babysensory.com/stalbans

 

Charles Morris Hall Booking Officer

To enquire about facilities, availability, and booking the Hall.


Steve PARISH  
bookings@charlesmorrishall.org.uk

www.charlesmorrishall.org.uk


Colney Heath Parish Council

Responsible for the open spaces and children's play equipment adjacent to the Hall.


Clerk to the Council  
01727 825314
clerk@colneyheathparishcouncil.gov.uk 
http://www.colneyheathparishcouncil.gov.uk

NB:  Parish Council opening hours are limited so please check on their website
 


Dawn to Dusk Carers Thursdays 1100 to 1300

A self-support group offering refreshments and therapeutic activities for carers, providing a two hour respite from their caring duties and an opportunity to form friendships with other carers who understand the difficulties faced everyday and the feeling of despair we all have at times caring for family or friends.

The aim of the group is to give carers a regular two hour break from their caring duties and allow them to relax with other people who understand the difficulties and loneliness that come with being a carer.

Constant caring can create low self-esteem, low confidence, loss of personal identity and isolation. To achieve successful and effective care within families, carers need support so that they can have some respite and time for themselves. There are other groups, of course, but we all value the way Dawn to Dusk does not define us just as carers, but provides the opportunity for us to engage together in a variety of activities and to learn new skills - everything from aromatherapy to weaving by way of creating mosaics. We control our own agenda, the members decide at our AGM which courses they would like to try the following year and where they would like to go on outings.

We each contribute £4 per session which pays for refreshments and towards the cost of the current course leader. You only pay for the sessions you actually attend and we are sometimes able to arrange a lift share.

We meet at 11:00 for refreshments and people usually catch up with each other, have a chat and there is the opportunity to talk out any troubling problems. Around 11:30 we make a start on our current course or activity. We schedule three ten week courses a year along with trips and events like the Christmas dinner.

Our members are not always able to come to every meeting because of caring commitments, hospital appointments etc…and so dip in and out of the group sometimes: we understand that. Come and join us, there is no obligation and the first session is free.

 


Jo IVORY
01727 568552

Jenny
01727 860757

Carole
01707 880113


Home Counties Boxer Welfare
Sunday afternoons, usually three or four times a year.

Meeting & Training for Boxer Dogs.

 


Lorraine HARVEY
07760 178529
treasurer@hcbw.org.uk

http://www.hcbw.org.uk
 

Karate Wednesdays 19:30-21:00

KDS Herts Karate is small group of Karate students that meet to develop their skills, build confidence, have some fun and get a good workout.

KDS offers a structured practice in a safe and friendly environment. It is not about how hard you can punch or how high you can kick, you will train at your level, to your ability and learn at your pace.

We will give you the basics and teach you how to move, how to be confident and how to apply Karate in a worst case scenario to protect yourself and your family.

Karate is a journey of self discovery that will reward you for your efforts. Our group is a mix of beginners through to life long practitioners who join us to help us on our path. We would be happy to offer two free sessions to try it out for yourselves. KDS is a non profit organisation with minimal annual membership fees.
 


Richard
07538 275533
https://www.facebook.com/KDSHerts
Ki Aikido Tuesdays 18:00-20:00; Sundays 16:00-18:00

Ki Aikido is the study of Japanese mindfulness techniques, which are aimed at allowing us to improve the coordination between our mind and body.

Understanding when we are under tension, learning to centre ourselves and then deal with what life has to throw at us.

Our lessons are made up of two parts, the first is practising the Ki exercises with a partner, these are low impact exercises but allow pupils to understand when they are co-ordinated and when they are not. In the second part of the lesson we use this feeling of co-ordination to practice Aikido techniques. These start with simple gentle static techniques, where one partner (Uki) holds the other (Nagi) and the Nagi breaks the grips and pins the Uki.

Aikido is based on an ancient set of Japanese techniques, that were taught only to Samurai, to counter them from being disarmed. As pupils progress at their own pace these techniques become more powerful and flowing, once the Uki also moves to take the hold.

Ki Aikido is open to everyone irrespective of age, sex or build. This is a key tenant of O Sensei's philosophy (the creator of Aikido). We have had pupils who have started learning at the age of 65 and children who start from the age of 5. We have also had blind and wheelchair-bound students.

We do not have competitions and we are a not-for-profit organisation. We have practiced at the Charles Morris Hall for over 15 years. We are open to beginners at any time, so if you feel this may be something you would like to learn more about, please get in touch. The first four lessons are free and our practice times are:

  • Tuesday 18:15-19:00 Children's Class with Sensei Alistair
  • Tuesday 19:15-20:45 Junior & Adult Class with Sensei George
  • Sunday 16:00-18:00 Junior & Adult Class with Sensei Alistair
     

Sensei George - 07770 571878

Pilates (MD)
Tuesdays 11:00-12:30

Pilates classes.
 


Miriam Dobson
07732 897404

Playball Fridays 14:30-16:30 from 02/09-22 to 09/12-22

Details coming soon.
 


Shona FERGUSON

Socatots Mondays 09:15-11:15

Football-related physical development activities for young children aged between six months and five years.
 


Shianne SWARRES
stalbans@socatots.co.uk
www.socatots.co.uk
 

Tae Kwon Do
Fridays 17:00-18:00

A family friendly Tae Kwon Do (TKD) club run by fully qualified instructor Mr Thoree VI Degree.

Mr Thoree is an experienced instructor who has been practicing martial arts for the past 36 years.

The Thoree TKD school is part of UKGT guided by the leadership of Grand Master B Sahota IX Degree. UKGT are members of the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF).

The Club is family friendly. Adults & children train together in a friendly atmosphere and a safe environment. The Club is always happy to welcome new members; bring the family along the first lesson is free!


Khem THOREE
contact directly at the Charles Morris Hall during classes

Watercolour
Workshops (BT) Fridays 10:00-12:30

Four-week programme of water colour workshops.

Bridget Tompkins is a local artist who runs a popular weekly watercolour and drawing class.

The tuition Bridget provides makes the sessions suitable for beginners as well as those with experience looking to improve or add a new technique. Classes are relaxed, friendly and fun. The cost is £20 a session.


Bridgette TOMPKINS
07484-321-904
bridgettompkins@gmail.com


Yoga (JS)
Thursdays 17:45-19:00

10-week Sivananda-style yoga courses. £80 for 10 consecutive classes or £12 per session drop-in but please check with Julie for availability.

Julie has been running yoga classes at the Hall since 1997 and qualified as a yoga teacher following the successful completion of an intensive training course in the Sivananda Ashram in the Bahamas in January 2001.

If you would like to increase your flexibility, strength and balance, and achieve a sense of wellbeing and calm, why not come along and join us. Classes are mixed ages and abilities in a friendly, non-competitive environment.

Equipment requirements include a Yoga/exercise mat, comfortable clothing such as a T-shirt, leggings, or tracksuit bottoms as well as a sweatshirt and socks for warmth during relaxation.


Julie STONE  
juliestone2@virginmedia.com
www.hathayogastalbans.co.uk

Yoga (BH) Thursdays 19:30-20:30

Brigitta started practising yoga after suffering two slipped discs and it helped her to get back on her feet. She qualified as a yoga teacher in 2019, so that she could offer its benefits to as many people as possible.

Brigitta also qualified as a Chair Yoga teacher in the same year, for people with mobility challenges.

Hatha yoga is suitable for all ages and abilities and can help to increase strength, flexibility and mobility by consciously exploring mind, body and breath - a meditation for the body.

The benefits can be numerous, both physically and mentally. Come and join us, check in with the breath and move with the flow! Price : £7/booking for a block of 10 or more classes and £10 for a drop-in.


Brigitta HARRIS

07901 517630
brigitta.harris@gmail.com

Yoga (AH) Mondays 18:00-20:45; (Wednesdays 17:45-19:15 staring 07/09-22)

Details coming soon


Anna HANN
Details coming soon


 


 

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