LISTINGS: Sports, Martial Arts, Mind & Body, Yoga/Tai Chi – 29 March – 5 April

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Published on Thursday 29 March 2012 15:08

Football, in League 1 Sheffield Wednesday are at home to Preston North End on Saturday with a 12.45pm for the benefit of Sky cameras. Sheffield United are away to Hartlepool United and Chesterfield are at home to Scunthorpe United. in the Championship on Saturday Barnsley are away to Ipswich Town and in League 2 Rotherham United are at home to Hereford United.

Rugby League, Sheffield Eagles have a televised Cooperative Championship match with Halifax RLFC at Bramall Lane tonight, Thursday, March 29, 7.30pm.

Rugby Union, Sheffield Tigers are away to Cadly in National League 2 North on Saturday

Ice Hockey, Sheffield Steelers have their play-off clash with Hull Stingrays this weekend, away on Saturday, 7.30pm, and then at Ice Sheffield on Sunday, 6pm. Kalcrest Sheffield Steeldogs complete their successful 2011-12 English Premier League season this weekend, firstly with a home game on Saturday, 7.30pm at iceSheffield versus Bracknell Bees. They travel down to Guildford on Sunday, 6pm) for the last game before the Quarter Final Play-offs over Easter weekend.

Basketball, Sheffield Sharks meet Cheshire Jets at EIS – Sheffield on Friday, 8pm in the BBL.

Speedway, Sheffield Tigers have League Cup clashes at Owlerton against Workington Comets on Thursday, March 29, and Redcar Bears on Thursday, April 5. Tapes up 7.45pm.

South Yorkshire Mixed Rounders League, Open Day event for potential players of any fitness level or sporting ability to take on batting, fielding or umpire duties at the event in which league representatives will be talent spotting those with a flair for the sport, Endcliffe Park, Hunters Bar, Thursday, April 5, 6pm (training free, email or call / text 07920 816262).

Rounders Workshops, run by the South Yorkshire Mixed Rounders League, Phoenix Sports and Social Club, Rotherham, starting Thursday, April 12, when it will be coached by ex-England captain Alison Howard and ex-England bowler Michele Golland, on April 19 ex-England player Alan Fergus will provide tips about batting, April 26, fielding and bowling with Michele Golland and Alan Fergus, followed by a practice session on 3 May (training free, email or call / text 07920 816262)..

Hallam Grange Bowling Club, re-opens Saturday, April 7, for summer season, new members both experienced and inexperienced welcome. Green open seven days a week, morning, afternoon and evening. Tuition/ assistance provided by members (£68 membership fee which includes 25% discount, Liz Murray, 2307083).

Korfball, Sheffield Trotters Korfball Club require new players for an exciting mixed sex team sport similar to netball and basketballcompeting in the local Yorkshire korfball league and training on a Tuesday evenings (email cuk for more details).

Golf, Lees Hall Golf Club is offering membership at reduced fees for ages 22-29 starting from £250 for both men and ladies (2554402, leeshallgolfclub.co.uk).

Golf, Sheffield’s largest and longest running Junior Golf Academy is now taking in new players, Hillsborough Golf Club, each level is run over an eight-week course., clubs and balls provided (PGA professional mark Allen, 2294100/ 07791949073, hillsboroughgolfclub.co.uk).

Basketball, sessions for Y2 – Y6, boys & girls, Thursdays, 5pm – 6.30pm (£2.50), Y7 -Y11, boys Pay & Play, Saturdays, 10am-11.30am (£3), both at All Saints Sports Centre, Norfolk Park Road. Badminton, established club in North Sheffield seeks experienced players for competitive play (2469853 or 2472031).

Ladies Badminton: Central Hillsborough, well established club of over 20 years, non competitive, all abilities welcome, Thursdays 6-7pm (Jackie, 2326150 or 07918180495).

Badminton, well established friendly and sociable badminton club for mixed doubles offers cheerful encouragement to intermediate players, St Andrews Hall, St Andrew’s Road, Netheredge, every Tuesday and Saturday 8pm-10pm (£4 non-members/£3 members, 2553544).

Badminton, come and join in doubles badminton, Ecclesfield School, Chapeltown Road, Mondays, 7pm-9.15pm (2684090, email .co.uk, ranmoorbadminton.blogspot.com).

Sailing, weekends with the Sheffield-based SailingBreaks organisation. Big yacht weekend and full week sailing opportunities depart Sheffield for Scotland’s stunning west coast. Learn to sail yachts through the RYA sail training scheme (sailing-breaks.co.uk, , 07836 762248, 2630902).

Mylnhurst Community Fencing Club, Adult and Junior fencing courses for beginners. Intermediate and advanced tuition also available. Private lessons by appointment. Sports Centre, Mylnhurst Preparatory School, Button Hill, Woodholm Road, Ecclesall, Mondays, 7pm-9pm term time only (Pete, 07890 579127 or email uk).

Climbing, instruction for adults includes specific structured courses for beginners and advanced and lead coaching for more experienced climbers, Foundry Climbing Centre, Mowbray Street, Wednesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm (email , greatadventures.co.uk).

Climbing, adult introduction to indoor climbing with a course of three two hour sessions learning basic rope-work and climbing skills, suitable for all abilities which lead on to technique coaching sessions and the opportunity to try outdoor climbing in the Peak DistrictThe Edge Climbing Centre, John Street, Monday or Wednesday evenings, Saturday afternoons. (£17 per two hour course, equipment provided, advance booking required, 2758899, sheffieldclimbing.com).

Rugby Union, Wortley RUFC training, Rugby pitch, Finkle Street Lane, Wortley, Adults, Tuesdays, 6.45pm-8.30pm, Kids, Sundays, 11am-1pm (Steve 07711 772771).

Girls Football, Socrates GFC, one of the few football clubs in Yorkshire catering exclusively for girls aged 9-18 welcomes players of all abilities and experience and has no selection process, looking especially for those aged under 14 on 31/8/09. Based in the SW of the city, training sessions are held throughout the year with time and venue variying according to age group. there is no commitment to join straight away – come and try out some training sessions first (Jane Speddings, 2361021).

Adult Trampoline Sessions, All Saints Sports College, Wednesday, 7pm-8pm (booking essential, Joanne Crowther, email ).

Abbeydale Archers, intensive ‘long weekend’ courses starting soon for anyone wishing to learn archery (abbeydalearchers.com, 2481790).

Sheffield American Football Team, looking for new players with or without experience, training Don Valley Bowl every Sunday, 1pm (further information from or ).

Meersbrook Netball Club, all ages and abilities welcome meet all year round at the outdoor courts in Meersbrook Park, Wednesdays, 7pm – 8pm, (£2 per session, just turn up or call 07745 657914 for more info).

Badminton in Ranmoor, four courts available for friendly and competitive, doubles at an intermediate level, Tapton School Sports Hall, Darwin Lane, Crosspool, Fridays, 7pm-9.45pm (2302961, ranmoorbadminton.blogspot.com/)

Ladies Badminton Group, welcomes new members, friendly (no cliques), reasonable standard but not ultra serious about winning, Queen’s Park Sports Centre (main hall), Chesterfield, Thursdays, 8.30pm-10pm (£2 for guest session, Gail 07814 371884).

VaVaVita Badminton, mixed doubles for improvers and intermediates, fun social games for all ages 20 plus, newcomers welcome, Concord Sports Centre, Wednesdays, 8pm (Alex 2310869, VaVaVita.co.uk).

Ladies Badminton Club, located central Hillsborough, seeks few more players, non-competitive, Thursday evenings (2397225). either Opportunities for beginners/ improvers at other times,

Sheffield Ski Village, New state of the art ten Pin Bowling Alley now open daily, ski slope opening times, Monday-Friday, 2pm-10pm and weekends, 9am – 7pm, ski and snowboard lessons available for individuals and groups plus recreational slope use, including freestyle Fun Park; Guaranteed to Ski courses (£80), Adventure Mountain outdoor play area and café open at weekends and holidays, children’s parties, holiday academies, licensed bar and function room available, Vale Road, Parkwood Springs (sheffieldskivillage.co.uk or 2760044).

Golf, Lees Hall Golf Club is currently offering membership with no joining fee for new members in all sections, mens, ladies and juniors (contact the Secretary, 2552900 or visit leeshallgolfclub.co.uk).

Sheffield Steel Rollergirls, all female full contact sport that’s huge in the USA and now taking off in the UK with teams all over the country. One in Sheffield is now being formed and has been practising for a five months and looking for recruits, meeting Skate Central, Queens Road, Tuesdays, 6pm plus official practice, Graves Leisure Centre, Sundays, 3pm-4.30pm (£3).

Lacrosse, Sheffield Steelers Lacrosse compete in the Northern Championships. there are two senior men’s teams, a mixed team and ladies team and juniors compete at under 19, 16, 14 and 12 age groups. Senior home games are played on Saturday afternoons at Abbeydale Park, Abbeydale Road South. Senior training is at Abbeydale, Wednesdays, 9pm, ladies, Broomgrove Road, Mondays, Juniors, Tapton School, Darwin Lane, Fridays, 4pm. New and old players are welcomed ( or 2663335, 07788916838).

Gliding, an exciting sport for all and the Derbyshire and Lancashire Gliding Club situated in the glorious Peak Park, close to Hathersage offers glider flight training at all levels, seven days a week during the summer and five days in the winter. Trial flights available (01298871270, dlgc.org.uk, ).

Sheffield Viking Sailing Club, dinghy sailing and racing, Sundays all year round, Thursday evenings and Saturday during spring and summer, beginners course available, experienced also welcome, Dam Flask, Bradfield (family membership £125 per year, includes partner and children under 18, 2 305418, , sheffieldviking.org.uk or just turn up on a Sunday 11am till 4:30pm).

Sheffield Ladies RUFC. summer fitness training open to all, Hillsborough Park, Tuesdays, 7pm, meet at car park, and Millhouses Park, Thursdays 7pm, meet car park (for details email: ).

Steel City Striders, running club meets weekly, Graves Tennis Centre, Bochum Way, Norton, Wednesdays, 7pm, and other Sheffield locations during the week (07790844274, ).

Women’s Running Group, friendly group meets every Monday at the junction of Rustlings Road and Ecclesall Road opposite Jimmy’s Plaice fish and chip shop to run through the park in summer and on the roads in winter (new members welcome, Helen 2686674).

Nomads Chess Club, always welcome players of all abilities for both competitive and social chess, Gardener’s Rest, 105 Neepsend Lane, Wednesdays, 7.30pm (contact Phil Ford, 2348451).

Sheffield Fencing School, small but well established fencing club, mainly foil. Range of ages (11+ to adult) and experience (beginner onwards)Ecclesall Parish Halls, Room two, Ringinglow Road, Thursdays, 6.30-8.30pm (£6 per session or £20 for four, all kit provided, contact Toby Hazel on 01246566854 or ).

Kiveton Park & Wales Fencing Club, tuition in foil, epee and sabre, all ages welcome at friendly club, more than 20 years coaching experience, all equipment provided, Kiveton Park and Wales Village Hall, Walesmoor Avenue, off Wales Road (B6059), Kiveton Park, Tuesdays, 7pm- 9pm including school holidays (0789 0579127).

Sheffield Sword Club, fencing and coaching at all levels and ages, English Institute of Sport (Sheffield), Coleridge Road, Attercliffe, Mondays and Thursdays 7pm-10pm, foil, epee and sabre up to Level 5 with BAF/BFA coaches, latest safety equipment. Beginner’s course starting the first Monday of every month at 7.15pm, everyone from 11 years to OAP’s welcome (Howard 07990 556823, email . sheffieldswordclub.co.uk).

Sheffield Table Tennis Club, welcomes all juniors of seven years and over of all abilities to learn the game, practise their skills and enjoy the fun, English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Mondays, 6pm-7.30pm for under 14s, 7.30pm-9.30pm for over 14s (just turn up, first session free, equipment provided).

Vulcan Table Tennis Club, coaching and competition, Croft House Settlement, Tuesdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm (2440717).

City of Sheffield Basketball Club on Saturday – Hatters U16s v Gateshead, 12.30pm, Sheffield Saints v Loughborough University, 6.30pm both at All Saints Sports Centre, Hallam Hatters Division II away v Stockport, Junior Sharks U 15s away v Oldham, U14s away v Bradford: Sunday Junior Sharks U18s v Stockport, 3pm, U16s v Stockport v Stockport, 1.00pm, Hatters Division II away v Leicester.

City of Sheffield Basketball Club is looking for new players to join their highly successful Junior Sharks and Junior Hatters teams. if you are a boy who wants to play basketball, the Junior Sharks are inviting boys currently in Y6 to Y10 to come to open sessions every Saturday morning 10am-12 noon at All Saints Sports Centre. if you are a girl, the Junior Hatters girls basketball club invites any girls who want to play basketball to open sessions every Tuesday 5-6.30pm for girls in Y5 to Y8 and every Thursday 5-6.30pm for girls in Y9 onwards. Both boys and girls basketball sessions are held at All Saints Sports Centre (GOALS), Norfolk Park Road Sheffield S2 2RU.

Spice, adventure sports and social group for adults with more than 1,700 members around Yorkshire offers a wide range of sporting activities including badminton, ski trips, bowling evenings, mountain biking, and even scuba diving (2889997 or email ).

Martial Arts and Tai Chi for Beginners, new course to discover the amazing fun of Lishi, Meersbrook United Reform Church, Chesterfield Road, Tuesdays, 7pm-8pm, Heeley Institute on Hartley Street, Thursdays, 7pm-8pm (email Susan on , 07973607852

Sheffield Hallam Traditional Aikido Club, Collegiate Crescent Campus on Broomgrove Road, Broomhill, Mondays, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Fridays, 7pm-9pm (free for Sports Hallam card holders, £3.50 for non-card holders, sheffield-aikido.co.uk).

New Beginners Courses for Kung Fu/Tai Chi, have fun discovering the power of Lishi, first lesson free, Meersbrook United Reform Church (opposite Currys), Tuesdays, 7pm-8pm; Heeley Institute near Heeley City Farm, Thursdays, 7pm-8pm (email or telephone 07973607852).

Martial Arts/Tai Chi Day course for Beginners, enjoy Lishi arts, great for fitness and health, Meersbrook United Reform Church (opposite Currys), Saturday, June 6, 11am-4pm (email or telephone 07973607852).

Award Martial Arts Taekwondo Club, small, friendly club welcomes new members, Church Dale Road, Frecheville (awardmartialarts.org, 07788474384).

Martial Arts Classes, weekly classes covering several disciplines, the Workstation, Paternoster Row, Thursday, 6.30-9.30pm.

White Crane Silat-Indonesian Martial Art-Self Defence, everyone welcome, the Institute, Hartley Street, Heeley, Wednesdays, 7-9pm ( first session free, 2890181 .co.uk).Women Kick Boxing Classes, fully qualified insured female instructor, Grimesthorpe Islamic Institute, off Lyons Road, Pitsmoor, beginners class, Saturdays, 11.30am-1pm (£3); Everyone Centre, Broadfield Road, off Abbeydale Road, Heeley, Sundays, 2pm-3.30pm (£2 per session, or call 07752094070).

Jiu-jitsu (How to handle yourself if attacked), for adults 16+, generally 1 to 1 tuition on the basis of current ability, small friendly group, track suit bottoms and T-Shirt or similar attire is fine, Brampton Parish Hall, Knollbeck Lane, Brampton Bierlow, near Rotherham), Fridays 7 – 9 pm.

KapapSheffield, Self Defence and Self Protection classes based on Kapap, Senshido and Brazilian Jui Jitsu, plus Kickboxing, Grappling, BJJ and Body Conditioning, Unit 2, little London Road (Craig and Debbie on 07732 744188, wwwkapapsheffield.co.uk, ).

Women’s Thai/ Kick Boxing, Grimesthorpe Islamic Institute, Grimesthorpe Road, off Lyons Road, Pitsmoor, Saturdays, 10am – 11.30am ( or call 07752094070).

Sifu William Lai Wing Chun kung fu classes, Sheffield Chinese Community Centre, London Road, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8pm-9.30pm and Saturday, 6pm-7.30pm (0792 0045128 or wingchun.me.uk).

Hallamshire Aikido Club, traditional Aikido classes, Sheffield Springs Academy, Hurlfield Road, near Manor Top, Tuesdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Thursdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm (£5/ £3, hallamshireaikido.co.uk).

Self-Defence, based on Brazilian and traditional jiu-jitsu, men and women welcome, Upper Movement Hall, Dronfield Centre, Green Lane, Dronfield, Mondays, 8.15pm (Steve, 2557763).

Brian Aiken World of Martial Arts and Fitness Studio, stepbox, aerobics, box-a-cise, yoga, circuit training, Pilates, Tae-Bo circuti, Ju-jitsu for chldren and adults, grappling for children and adults, women’s self defence, Earl Street, between Decathlon and Gatecrasher 1 (2013690/ 0785 9909963).

Shaolin Fists International Kung Fu and Qigong, the Fitness Club, Surrey Street Wednesdays and Thursdays 7:30pm-9:15pm and Satrdays 3pm-5pm, Fitness first, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield Tuesday 8pm-9:30pm and Sundays, 4pm-5:30pm (details call 07960531968).

Aikido, English Institute of Sport, Thursdays, 7pm (contact Steve Walker 07799 608356).

Boxercise, Martial Arts and Circuit Training, alternative form of circuit training in which you will develop high level of fitness and lose weight, all welcome at friendly class, 393 Club, Langsett Road (£3, 2561114 for details).

Taekwondo, total fitness training and self defence, adult beginners class, Fitness Club, Surrey Street, Mondays, 6.30pm-7.30pm (£4 per class, open to non members, 2753755).

Hoan Lung Shaolin Kung Fu Association, Fitness Club, Surrey Street, Mondays and Wednesdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm, and Saturdays, 3pm-5pm, Queens Park Sports Centre, Chesterfield, Tuesdays and Sundays, 7.30pm-9pm (Peter Allsop, 07960 531968).

Self-Defence Classes, covering all aspects, suitable for all ages and abilities, 5 Mappin Street, off West Street, Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm; St Mary’s School, Cundy Street, Walkley, Mondays, 7pm-9pm (2305882).

Abbeydale Ju-Jitsu Club, coaching for juniors, beginners and advanced, Croft House Settlement, Garden Street (off foot of Broad Lane), Mondays, 6.30pm-9.30pm (2630047).

Tombo Dojo, Japanese martial arts coaching, Croft House Settlement, Sunday , 5pm-7pm (2827662).

Food for thought, Gyaltsabje Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Ecclesall Road, Friday, Relaxation Meditation, 7pm, No Hurry Curry three-course meal, 7.30pm (£12, 2661142).

Solving Anger, special day course run by reident teacher Kadam Julie Bramble, Gyaltsabje Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Ecclesall Road, Saturday, 10am-5pm (£20 including lunch, 2661142).

Self-Hypnosis Weekend Workshop in the Peak District. Self-hypnosis is a very safe and effective personal development tool to help reduce stress, boost self confidence, change unwanted habits and negative thought patterns and improve sleep patterns. innerchange.co.uk<innerchange.co.uk>

Hypnosis, can help such difficulties as dealing with phobias, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and insomnia, or less easily defined problems. Janet Tomlin, qualified registered experienced hypnotherapist. is offering free 15 minute discussion sessions at Wellforce Complimentary Medicine Centre (2769500, email ).

Sheffield Breathing Help, one-off session in the Buteyko technique for sufferers of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma, panic, anxiety, bronchial problems, sleep apnoea, chronic fatigue, and any other form of breathing related disorder as well as people wishing to improve their general state of health, Longley Four Greens Centre, Southey Avenue, Monday, 6.30pm (booking essential, buteykomethod.co.uk, 0844 357 7373).

Osteoporosis 2000 Exercise Classes, Mosborough Methodist Church School Room, Cadman Street, Mondays, 10am-11am; Chapletown Methodist Church, Nether Ley Avenue, Mondays, 10am-11am; St Polycarp’s Church Hall Loxley Road, Wednesdays, 10am-11am; Polish Catholic Centre, Ecclesall Road, Wednesdays, 12.30pm-1.30pm; Woodseats Methodist Church, Holmhirst Road, Woodseats, Thursdays, 10am-11am; Sutton Hall, Dunella Road, Wisewood, Thursdays, 10am-11am (Natalie, 2344433).

Mindful Mamma, launch in Sheffield of classes using the latest techniques in psychology and hypnotherapy combined with the use of more traditional approaches such as meditation and mindfulness to get women in the right frame of mind for the birth of their child, with qualified hypnotherapist and coach Louise Richards, the Stillpoint Practice in Nether Edge, February 18 (£99 includes a birth preparation CD, louiserichards.com for more information and to book).

Essential Physiotherapy for Pregnancy, monthly antenatal class run by Vicky Keates, otherapist at Hallamshire Physiotherapy Clinic, Tuesday, February 7, 6pm-7pm and first Tuesday of every month (2671223,womens-health-physio.co.uk).

Fun Zumbastyle Aerobics Classes, burn off calories, increase your energy and improve your overall physical health, Woodseats WMC, the Dale, every Monday, 6.30pm-7.30pm (no bboking required, info at easydance.co.uk, 07905 162256, email ).

Stonewater Zen Sheffield, (formerly White Plum), weekly meditation and discussion, Quaker Meeting House, St James Street. Tuesdays 7.15pm (WhitePlumZenSheffield.org.uk, mark. 07412 563924).

Sunday Evening Meditation, Sundays, 6.30pm-7.30pm, introduction 6pm (newcomers book in advance, Brahama Kumaris, Oakbrook Road, Nether Green (2306781, email .org, bkwsu.org/uk/sheffield).

Buddhist Meditation Class, traditional way to develop inner strength, calm and understanding, beginners always welcome, Ranmoor Parish Centre, Ranmoor Park Road, Thursdays, 8pm (samatha.org/sheffield).

Pilates Classes, tone muscles, improve flexibility and posture, increase core strength, reduce stress, Beginners welcome, St Marys Church, Bramall Lane, Wednesdays 6-7pm, 7-8pm, (Teresa Tinklin 07906 312372, email , bodyhealthpilates.co.uk).

Pilates Classes, all levels, all ages, with qualified Body Control Pilates instructor, a complete body-conditioning programme for a longer, leaner and toned physique and to improve mobility, strength, flexibility and posture and ease back pain, Fulwood Old Chapel, Monday and Tuesday afternoons; Dore Old School, Wednesday mornings, Hathersage Memorial Hall, Thursday mornings, private and small groups also available (0781 7220324 or email , pilatescarolinenorth.co.uk).

Arvigo Therapy, deep abdominal Massage Therapy to help with Infertility,Digestive problems, Endometriosis,Polycystic Ovaries etc.learn how to manage these conditions using ancient Mayan Massage techniques (Sue Calvert 2368559, email , thebabymaker.co.uk).

Buddhist Relaxation, Meditation and Positive Thinking Classes, everyone welcome, Quaker Meeting House, St James Street, Wednesdays 7pm – 8pm; Totley Library, Thursdays, 7.30pm – 8.30pm (£3 a class).

Gyaltsabje Buddhist Meditation Centre, Everyone welcome to come and learn ancient methods for accomplishing stress-free living. Ecclesall Road, Soup and Serenity – 30 minutes relaxation followed by bowl of homemade soup only £3, Thursdays & Tuesdays 12.30–1.30 pm. Meditation Class, Mondays, 7.30-9pm (£5); Gyaltsabje Centre, Ecclesall Road (meditateinsheffield.org.uk),

New Spirituality Study Group, exploring together practical ways of deepening our spiritual awareness and making life work at all levels. Friendly open discussion over books such as Conversations with God, the Power of now and A course in Miracles, Quaker Meeting House, St James Street, Tuesdays, 7.15pm (£2.50/£2 room hire contribution, no need to come to every session, Claire 2305397).

Osteopathy and Cranial Osteopathy, for adults, babies, mums-to-be and children. Safe, effective treatment for a wide range of conditions with Chris Johnson, the Osteopathic Practice, Sale Hill, Broomhill (2664786, theosteopathicpractice.com).

Hypnosis, lose weight amd overcome panic attacks, fears and much more with xperienced hypnotherapist and author of the little Book of Diet Help, Kimberly Willis, based at Wellforce Centre, kimberlywillis.co.uk, tel 0114-2769500.

Ashtanga Yoga Beginners course, 10-week introduction to Ashtanga in Sharrow for beginner/refreshers, starting Wednesday, April 18t, 6pm-7pm (yoga-sheffield.com email , Nicola 07739490143).

Laughter Yoga, fun exercises to loosen up those laughter muscles, no experience needed, new fortnightly session Meersbrook Park Pavilion, 7.30pm-8.30pm (£4/ £3 a session or five for £15/£10, 07931 343854).

Iyengar Yoga, new starter classes, perfect introduction to suitable for complete beginners, Sheffield Yoga Centre, Burgoyne Road, Walkley, Mondays, 12-1.15pm, Tuesdays, 6.45pm-8pm, Thursdays, 7.30pm-8.45pm (£40 for five weeks or £8 per class, discounts available, 2346475, sheffieldyogacentre.co.uk).

Beginners and General Classes, places still available in dedicated yoga centre in central location, Sheffield Yoga Centre, Burgoyne Road, Walkley (2346475, sheffieldyogacentre.co.uk).

Iyengar Yoga Classes, Hagglers Corner, Queens Road, Beginners, Mondays, 10am to 11.20am; Level I, Fridays, 10am to 11.20am (first class free in January, 09597 129471, zagyoga.com).

Iyengar yoga classes, with Lorraine Bonete and Pascale Vacher, Silverdale School, Bents Crescent, Bents Green, beginners, Tuesday 6.45pm and Wednesday 6pm; General classes, Wednesday 7.15pm and General/Intermediate, Thursdays, 6.45pm (yogasheffield.org/YogaClassesAtSilverdaleSchool.html or email , 0780 7567532 or , 07941646418).

Mother and Toddler Yoga course, 11 weeks for all levels, Sheffield Buddhist Centre, Howard Road, Walkley, Wednesdays, 2.15pm-3pm (£55/ £50, sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org, , 2349994).

Special Beginners Courses in Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga, discover the amazing fun of Lishi, Meersbrook United Reform Church, Tuesdays, 7pm-8pm (Susan on , 07973 607852); Heeley Institute, Hartley Street, Thursdays, 7pm-8pm (Paul on , 07740 870848).

Sheffield Satyananda Yoga School, Postnatal Yoga and Baby Yoga, Ebenezer Hall, Greenhow Street, Walkley, Mondays, 1pm – 2.15pm (£5); Pregnancy Yoga, no experience necessary, suitable from 16 weeks onwards, Broomhill Methodist Church, Fulwood Road, Broomhill, Tuesdays, 6pm-7.30pm, 7.45pm-9.15pm (£7); Ebenezer Hall, Greenhow Street, Walkley, Thursdays, 7.45pm-9.30pm (£6); Beginners Hatha Yoga/Satyananda Yoga, Ebenezer Hall, Walkley, Mondays, 7.45pm-9.15pm, Wednesdays, 6pm-7.30pm; Intermediate Hatha Yoga/Satyananda Yoga, Ebenezer Hall, Walkley, Mondays, 6pm-7.30pm, Wednesdays, 7.45pm-9.15pm, Thursdays, 6pm-7.30pm; Yoga, Relaxation and Health, beginners yoga and meditation, classes run through WEA, Heeley Institute, Hartley Street, Heeley, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am-12, concessionary fee for those on benefit (2338340, sheffieldyogaschool.co.uk).

Womens only Yoga Class, 12 week course, Yoga Shala, London Road, Monday, 8pm-9.30pm (Nicola 07739490143, email , pregnantyogini.com).

NCT Relax, Stretch and Breathe for Pregnancy, new yoga based exercise classes run in an Active Birth format, with different topics covered each week, suitable from 12 weeks pregnancy onwards, Christchurch Hall, Hackenthorpe, Mondays, 7.45pm-9.15pm (£6 per session, concessions (Samantha Forde 07868 481461, email , nct.org.uk/course/13616269).

Beginners Courses in Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga, discover the power of Lishi, Meersbrook United Reform Church, every Tuesday, 7pm-8pm (Susan , 07973 607852); Heeley Institute, Hartley Street, every Thursday, 7pm-8pm (Paul , 07740 870848).

Kundalini Yoga, works with breath, movement and mantra and is a full yogic experience, classes run from Rushdale Road, Meersbrook, Mondays, 7pm-8.45pm and Wednesdays, 6.30pm-8.15pm (90 mins Yoga and Meditation, 15 mins Yogi Tea and Relaxation, Shaura 07758 826614 or email ).

Yoga Boutique Sheffield, Vinyasa Flow classes taught by Carly Mountain, Brentwood Road, Mondays, 6pm-7pm, 7.30pm-8.30pm and Thursdays, 6pm-7pm. (yogaboutiquesheffield.com or 07773430889).

Yoga with Katie Bennett, Hatha yoga suitable for beginner, and intermediate level. Small friendly classes, Beauchief, Ecclesall and Fulwood (2304752, email ).

LISTINGS: Sports, Martial Arts, Mind & Body, Yoga/Tai Chi – 29 March – 5 April