Pilates teacher, Cate Davies, runs regular weekly Pilates classes at Gargrave Village Hall.  The sessions are held on Tuesday mornings, and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

Pre booking is essential please as the classes are run as blocks of lessons which coincide with school term times.

Please contact Cate for further details: catedaviespilates@gmail.com 07955338775

Art Classes

Alison   holds a Learn to paint in Watercolour ( though other mediums are also explored) class on alternative Thursdays from 9.30.a.m to 1.30.p.m. in the Village Hall Annex.

Alison is a mainly self taught professional Artist who began painting thirty years ago and has taught for the past six years. She runs four Art Holidays per year and also gives demonstrations for Art clubs and Societies.

Alison uses various mediums in her own work including watercolour, inks, acrylics and oils. Her own approach is fresh and free flowing and painting for her is about the passion and ability to express her feelings through colour and imagination with inspiration often drawn from her surroundings with its flora and fauna. Alison exhibits in several galleries and has also sold works to Canada and Australia.

The classes at the Village Hall are held in a social and relaxed atmosphere and suit beginners and intermediates. Alison will take you step by step with plenty of one to one guidance to build up a complete painting.

She takes great pleasure in teaching and seeing her pupils develop and improve their skills and believes there is an artist in us all.

Why not come along and have a go? Please call Alison for more information on 07743007784 or email at alisonmdrake@hotmail.co.uk

You can also find more information on Alison’s website http://www.alisondrakeartist.com/


The classes at Gargrave Village Hall are based on a gentle style of Hatha Yoga which works on the whole body. 

This little known approach is ancient and traditional and has been passed down through many generations. It differs markedly from many of the well-known styles of Hatha Yoga. The emphasis is very much on the breath. 

Students are encouraged to listen to the body and sensations to unfold naturally as they gently stretch and open. There are no goals or intensions and nothing is forced or hurried. Hatha Yoga can bring many benefits to body, mind and spirit. Among the benefits are stress relief, increased energy levels, improved muscle tone and balance to the energy of the spine.

We discover feelings of space and lightness as we leave heaviness and tension behind. The practice brings peace, stillness and harmony to every level of our being.

No previous experience of any Yoga is necessary as all the postures can be modified to suit beginners, and all ages.

The classes take place on Monday  mornings  with Corinne (01756 461616 or 07752 052707) and on Tuesday mornings with Sara 07947 027188