On this page you will find details of some of the clubs and groups that regularly use the Hall. If you are an organiser and your club or group isn’t featured, then please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may put that right. If you know what you are looking for click the entry in the table below, otherwise simply scroll down to peruse all the available information.
Adult Ballet for Beginners
This class is suitable for those with little or no experience. It will offer a chance to improve your fitness level, tone and develop skills in ballet technique in a fun and relaxed way.
The class will run on Mondays from 10.30 – 11.30am during term time.
For more details call Sally on 07855 040246 or email her.
Alpine Garden Society – Hampshire Branch
For anyone interested in alpine plants, rock gardening and rock garden plants, in fact any small hardy plants and bulbs. Monthly meetings are usually on the fourth Thursday of each month from September to May, at 19:15, but please check.
On Wednesdays at 12.30 Jo Welch teaches classical Hatha Yoga incorporating asana (physical postures) and pranayama (breathing practices) along with relaxation techniques and meditation. Modifications are offered to make the class accessible for all.
You may “Pay As You Go” for £8 per session or purchase a Class Pass at £30 for 5 sessions (£6 per session). The Class Pass sessions attended do not have to be consecutive but should be taken within 10 sessions after the first class.
Dog and puppy training classes every Tuesday evening from 7pm.
Sam runs a weekly Pilates class at the Hall during term time, every Thursday from 8:15-9:15. She teaches clients how to become aware of their bodies and how to improve their posture, flexibility, balance and core strength. Working closely with each client, she incorporates specific adaptations and progressions to help them achieve their individual goals.
Sam teaches a mixed ability class and welcomes new clients to try their first class FREE! For more information email email@example.com or she can be reached on 077924 65452. For more information visit www.cadenzapilates.co.uk
Children’s Yoga With Sally is taught in a fun, inspiring and structured way through storytelling and games. Yoga aims to maintain a child’s natural flexibility using numerous techniques that children can explore to help increase their physical and mental strength, their stamina, poise and co-ordination. It helps the children to nurture a positive image of themselves and others, while igniting their imagination. The emphasis on breathing in each technique supports the child’s learning and development.
This class caters for 5-10 year-olds of all abilities. Every session has an adult Yoga class at the same time in the next hall, run by Rochelle Parkes.
Please contact Sally on 07855 040246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Chilworth Bridge Club
This friendly and popular club offers duplicate bridge in a stress-free environment. Meets from 0945 to 1300 every Thursday in Chilworth Village Hall.
New players are warmly welcomed but, unless a partner is brought, play can’t be guaranteed so why not call in advance?
Contact Helen Carter on 023 8178 1566 or e-mail her – email@example.com
Chilworth Bridge Workshop
This is a small friendly workshop where players develop their skills through social bridge. Meets every Saturday morning in Chilworth Village Hall from 10:00 until 13:00.
Contact Alison Finlay – by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or on 023 8076 9987.
Chi Yoga Southampton
Dr Jackie Cheng is a practising GP, and also a fully qualified Yoga teacher. She offers a fun and friendly group yoga class on Thursday evenings ideal for everyone regardless of gender, body type, age, level of fitness or flexibility as yoga is not about “touching your toes!” The objective is to keep your body strong and supple and your mind calm and balanced.
Dynamo Club of Southampton
With a history going back almost to the Great War, the Dynamo Club is still going strong. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Friday afternoons of each month, always with an interesting outside speaker. For more details and the forthcoming programme, visit the club’s website.
Contact Peggy Gow on 023 8055 6869 or send her an e-mail.
Gillian Yoga & Stretching
Gillian has been practising yoga since 1979. She has taught in adult education and privately since the early-nineties, mostly in London. She runs regular classes in Chandler’s Ford, so a class in Chilworth is a natural progression.
Gillian says: “My teaching style is fairly traditional but varied. In a class we may start with some stretching and follow with yoga asanas. These will vary according to the student level. Postures can be a mixture of standing, sitting side/ forward/backward bends. Lying down moves on back or front of the body. Breathing techniques/ pranayama and a relaxation at the end. I aim to make the class suitable for all levels and offer easier options when I can.”
Click here for a PDF containing details of class times, and how to pre-book.
Iyengar is a form of Hatha Yoga named after and developed by B. K. S. Iyengar. Practise focuses on bringing alignment to the body with the use of props such as bricks, blocks and belts. These Monday morning classes are entirely suitable for beginners, and start at 9.15am.
For more information contact Beata Brooks either by e-mail or on 07714 343694.
Laura Green Yoga
Laura teaches an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class at the Hall, every Tuesday from 11:30 – 12:30. This is a dynamic and physical yoga practice where traditional yoga poses are put together to form rhythmic sequences set to music.
This yoga class is physically challenging as it builds core strength and stamina whilst being deeply relaxing as the practise becomes a movement meditation. Laura can be contacted via email@example.com or on 07866 459208. For more information visit www.lauragreenyoga.co.uk. The first class is FREE!
MS Society – Southampton and District Branch
Anyone living with MS, also their family or carer, can benefit from joining this friendly exercise/social group, which meets every Tuesday from 12.45-2.45pm for group exercise (led by our muscle activation technique specialist), massage and coffee and chat. For more information contact Renate Dollimore via firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07917 558613.
(Body Control) Pilates
After over 20 years of primary school teaching, Karen Sanchez changed careers after experiencing the benefits of Pilates. She enjoys the holistic approach, and gains inspiration from the positive attitude and ability of her clients.
Karen gained her Level 3 qualification with ‘Body Control Pilates’ in 2001 and has been teaching in our area ever since. She has attended a wide variety of courses including: Pilates for Pregnancy; Pre- & Post-Hip Operation Pilates; Pilates for The Older Person and Pilates for those with Osteoporosis (which includes Karen herself).
Body Control Pilates has a loyal client base, many of whom have been instructed by Karen for well over 10 years.
Contact: Karen Sanchez by e-mail.
Pilates with Sharon
Sharon Raichura runs two Pilates classes at Chilworth Hall during the day on every Friday including school holidays. The class at 11:15 is for intermediate students of the discipline with beginners and improvers making up the 12:15 class. Both are open to women and men.
Rochelle Holistic Yoga
Rochelle’s Sunday Flow & Chill Sessions are a balanced practise to refresh you and set up your Sunday. Begin with gentle awakening of the body and awareness of the breath, then move on to Vinyasa flow taken at a level appropriate for your body – hence it is a mixed level class.
Initial dates in 2018, all at 10.00am: 4th Feb, 4th March, 25th March, 15th April, 29th April, 20th May, 17th June.
Drop In sessions cost £8. Please note there may be a bit of noise from the Children’s Yoga class running in the adjacent hall. For more information, please e-mail Rochelle.
SGI is a Lay Buddhist organisation which holds meetings at various locations in the Hampshire area. For more info go to www.sgihants.org.
The local contact is Ryan Gange, who may be reached via email@example.com.
Shall We Dance
Sergiy Bondarenko runs classes at several locations in our area, all under the name Shall We Dance. The classes are perfect for those with little or no ballroom dance experience, interested in learning the basics of a variety of styles and gaining the ability to socially dance each of them. Tuition is in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. No partner is required to join the class, which will teach the steps of several of the most popular Ballroom and Latin dances, including the Waltz, Quickstep, Slow Foxtrot, Tango, Cha Cha Cha, Rhumba, Samba and Jive.
Women’s Institute (WI) – Chilworth
The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities. Meetings in Chilworth are held at the Village Hall on the second Thursday of each month, from 1430-1630. For more information visit the Chilworth WI webpage.
Entries below this point no longer operate at Chilworth Hall but some of their details remain for convenience.
1st Touch Football Coaching
An introduction to football for pre-school boys & girls (18 months – 4 yrs). Fun-filled sessions teach the fundamentals of the sport, with exercises that improve co-ordination, agility, speed and awareness. The coaching is designed to give each child the maximum in enjoyment. For more info see the 1st Touch website.
Bhangra/Bollywood Fusion Dance Classes
Sadly, these fun and energetic dance classes didn’t take off in Chilworth. They are still very successful elsewhere on the South coast, so if you’d like to know more then please email Jasmine.
A relaxed, light-hearted yet mindful yoga class. For more information go to the website.
The Darts Club, which normally met on Tuesday evenings from 7.00pm is currently dormant. If you would like to help get it restarted please contact Duncan Webb on 07776 207429 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yvonne Maunder’s Purestretch classes, planned for Wednesday evenings, unfortunately didn’t generate sufficient interest in Chilworth. To find out where her courses do take place, why not call Yvonne on 07766 304818. General information on Purestretch may be found here.
Ran at the Hall from January 2016: dance-based aerobic fitness classes in partnership with Zumba Ltd. Their development was funded by a grant from the Sport England Make Your Move Programme as a community outreach programme suitable for currently sedentary beginners. E-mail Jess Browning for more information.