Start your yoga journey with this six week beginner Hatha yoga course starting Monday 6th January 2020.
Hatha Yoga works at a slower pace and works with individual postures so it’s ideal for beginners and those wishing to perfect their practice. Each posture will be broken down so you will learn how to get into them correctly and safely.
Learn how to connect your mind with your body, breath and soul by working through beginner asanas (postures) whilst connecting with your breath both statically in postures and also by learning ujjayi breath to ease dynamically from one posture into another and bring a sense of calm to the body.
Each class will begin with some Pranayama (breath work) to arrive, settle and ground you on the mat connecting your mind with your body and your breath followed by a nourishing warm up leading into an energising asana practice (postures) to improve your flexibility, stability, strength and muscle tone. The classes will finish with a guided restorative savasana (relaxation) to awaken your senses and cultivate a calm, steady mind and help you to connect with your inner-self and boost feelings of wellbeing and happiness.
Benefits of yoga:
*Time and space just for you to relax, rejuvenate and heal
*Support weight management and increase muscle tone
*Boost feelings of wellbeing and happiness
*Increase confidence levels and self awareness
*Increase strength and flexibility
*Cultivate a calm, steady mind
*Increase energy levels
*Aids a restful night’s sleep
*Relieve symptoms of stress, anxiety and mild depression
Investment: £39.00 non refundable, payable in advance.
We are pleased to announce that we have a last minute speaker added to our Meetup agenda on November.
Simon Monaghan will be talking to us about common grants available from Leeds LEP, and how we can make grants work for our businesses and our clients.
The world of grants is both confusing and frustrating, and Simon is well-equipped to guide and advise business owner through the ever-changing maze of grant opportunities.
Simon is a well-established business coach primarily operating in West Yorkshire who has 30 years of management experience and entered the world of coaching from a successful family business.
Simon is Leeds-based and over the last seven years he has worked with hundreds of local businesses and has assisted many clients to help fund growth through grants, a service which he now also offers to non-clients.
“On behalf of the event organisers, I would like to say a BIG thank you for taking part in this year’s Light up the Woods (LUTW) event. Without you, we wouldn’t have had an event!” said Vicki from Made in Clayton West.
In total Light up the Woods 3 had 26 different community groups, schools, businesses and individuals involved. Making it a real community event, involving participants from Upper Denby, Skelmanthorpe, Denby Dale, Scissett, Clayton West, Huddersfield and even Chester taking part (Andy with his balloon tether)!
There has already been lots of lovely feedback received and despite the rain, there was still a great turnout!
The organisers felt that this Facebook comment summed it up perfectly and made it all worthwhile – “It was our first time tonight and we thought it was absolutely fantastic! Our children loved finding their lanterns & it made us proud to be part of this community. Thank you so much.”
Made in Clayton West would love it if you were able to send a few words to them about your involvement –
What was your favourite part of being involved in LUTW3?
Could we do anything better?
Besides your own display – did you have a favourite display & why?
What did you think about the early bird preview (between 4.00-6.00pm)?
Any other ideas/thoughts?
Using this information Made in Clayton West plan to put together the words/comments/feedback & share it between everyone involved.
Would you be up for LUTW4?
We hope so! And we can confirm the HD8 Network will be taking part in some way. If you are interested in helping us please get in touch and if you are interested in taking part in LUTW4 in your own right please get in touch with Made in Clayton West so they can put your name down on the interested list 🙂
The Westleigh House Hub provides superb newly refurbished office space being creatively decorated and carpeted throughout and has the added benefit of having a superb shared break out area boasting leather sofas, kitchen facilities and luxury Wc facilities. The suites are being offered on a flexible basis and are ready for immediate occupation. Ample on-site car parking is available.
This year the Woodman Inn is feeling extra festive, and off the back of their highly successful parties in 2018, they are planning this year to be the best yet!
If you are considering hosting your party at the Woodman this year, you might like to know –
Both of their Private & Shared Party Nights will be £29.00 per person, and includes the following:
– A delicious 3-course festive meal
– All decorations, crackers & Christmas novelties
– Evening DJ Entertainment
– Dancefloor to crack out all your favourite festive dance moves on
If you would like the Menu & more information please contact 01484 605 778 or email email@example.com & speak to Chloe.
Chloe advises that “Each guest can choose 1 option per course from the choices in a pre-order, which we collect around 1 month before your party, and all dietary requirements can be catered for.
Party Nights will be held on Thursday’s, Friday’s & Saturday’s throughout some of November & all of December 2019, giving you a choice of either Upstairs in the Woodman Inn or across the road in Thunderbridge Gardens in our Glass Marquee.”
In addition, the Woodman Inn has 19 beautifully furnished en-suite rooms on-site, which can be booked, taking away the stress of transport logistics & you will also receive a hearty Yorkshire breakfast the next day. Please call or email us for pricing.
Provisionally places can be held for up to two weeks, and on completion of the booking they require a deposit of £10 per person to secure your places.
Call 01484 605 778 or email firstname.lastname@example.org & speak to Chloe to book!
Storthes Hall Park near Huddersfield has won the British Chambers of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award for Mid-Yorkshire, following its transformation over the last 12 months.
This win, the SHP team hope, is the first of many following four nominations this year alone in the business, tourism and hospitality sectors. The spotlight has been put firmly on the country venue set in 44-acres of parkland, after a £2m investment helped convert the popular student accommodation site into a top hospitality and wedding venue.
Storthes Hall Park has already been nominated for Business Events Venue of the Year and New Tourism Business awards, as well as a prestigious White Rose Award, due to be announced later this autumn.
Storthes Hall Park Business Development Manager Miriam Pedersen-Smith said: “We are delighted to gain this recognition for the team who have worked incredibly hard throughout the year to turn Storthes Hall Park into a real destination venue for West Yorkshire.
“We can now look forward to the National Chambers’ finals, as well as our other award nominations in the tourism and hospitality sectors due to be announced later this year.”
Storthes Hall Park is now in the running for a National Chambers Award to be held at the Chamber Business Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday 28th November at the Tobacco Dock, London. The Chamber Business Awards is one of the showpiece events in the business calendar, recognising and promoting the best of British business.
SHP is up against nine other regional winners from across England, Scotland and Wales.
For contact details and more information about Storthes Hall Park please check out their directory listing here –
Storthes Hall Park near Huddersfield has been nominated in two awards for the prestigious White Rose tourism awards that recognises the very best that Yorkshire has to offer.
This is the third award nomination Storthes Hall Park has attracted in less than two months , coming on the back of an extensive refurbishment programme.
SHP will be hoping to lift a trophy after being shortlisted in both the Business Events Venue of the Year and New Tourism Business award categories.
Storthes Hall Park Business Development Manager Miriam Pedersen-Smith said: “This is turning out to be a transformative year for the Storthes Hall Park and the award nominations are fantastic news for the team who have worked so hard over the past 12 months.”
White Rose Award chair Elaine Lemm said: “This year’s panel of prestigious industry-wide experts have been well and truly put through their paces shortlisting for the recently revamped White Rose Awards. With the standard of entries continuing to rise, competition was fierce, and choosing finalists not easy. With the attention to detail, passion and sheer hard work seen from so many superb businesses, it is easy to see why Yorkshire has an outstanding reputation for tourism and hospitality.”
The glitzy awards ceremony, which celebrates the very best in food, drink, accommodation and attractions in Yorkshire, will take place at the Leeds First Direct Arena in November.
Historic venue reaps rewards following new business & marketing strategy
Storthes Hall Park near Huddersfield has successfully reinvented itself as a top corporate and wedding venue after adopting a new business and marketing strategy, backed up by a significant investment.
Turnover has increased significantly over the last 12 months as bookings for weddings and corporate events have surged following owners, South Street Asset Management, investing more than £2m in the venue and parkland.
Traditionally been known as offering only student accommodation, in 2018/19 its corporate and team building bookings have grown by an incredible 80 per cent.
Following on from the investment Storthes Hall has since been nominated for four tourism and business awards this year and created further full and part-time roles on the site. As well as a major revamp of the conferencing facilities and accommodation within Storthes Hall, the decision to bring catering provision in-house has proved to be a winning formula.
Storthes Hall Park Operation Director said: “This is been a transformative year for the venue and we anticipate further double-digit growth next year. With that we will create further employment opportunities at the Hall and hope to work with more local businesses and suppliers as part of our community-first ethos.”
Business Development Manager Miriam Pedersen-Smith added: “The award nominations have already helped put Storthes Hall Park on the map as a top business and wedding destination in West Yorkshire, but bringing our catering function in-house also allowed us to source and use local producers which is helping to boost the local economy.”
Storthes Hall Park currently has plans to recruit further staff for the accommodation, marketing and hospitality teams later this year. It currently offers 83 well-appointed bedrooms including a family/bridal apartment, executive rooms, five contemporary meeting rooms with restaurant and bar facility, all set in 44 acres of parkland.
After Thomas Cook unfortunately ceased trading this week, it’s so important that those travellers who have been affected are aware of how their holiday may be financially protected.
Travel Counsellors have created this quick guide to give insight and provide useful information on how the protection works.
It’s a subject the Travel Counsellors are passionate about, and they want to help and support all those affected by the recent collapse as much as possible, so if you’d like to speak to someone for further advice about your Thomas Cook booking please call your local representative Gemma Favager from Travel Counsellors.
Clayton West Baby and Toddler Group is the place where the kettle is always on!
Clayton West Baby and Toddler Group is a fantastic playgroup for little ones from birth up to 4 years old.
Held every Friday between 1-3pm during term time at the Clayton West Darby and Joan Club, there is something to do for everyone (even us Mums and Dads!).
The lovely ladies that run the group are always warm, welcoming and very friendly. Great for a chat while your little one is off exploring and playing!
The playgroup is held in a bright, clean and well maintained hall, the perfect environment to take your little ones to have a play.
There is a sensory area for babies, toys for all ages and even a craft area with different activities and things to make each week. There has been colour sand picture making, lollipop people, sensory bottles, magic bean planting and lots more! Not forgetting seasonal crafts and card making for all occasions through the year.
Clayton West Baby and Toddler Group also provide learning through song as everyone sits down together to sing (and have a dance!) along to well known and much loved nursery rhymes as well as throwing in some new ones too! This is always followed by snack time where a wonderful variety of healthy snacks and drink is provided. There is also Tea and Coffee provided along with the occasional piece of yummy cake for us Mums and Dads to enjoy!
It’s a fantastic place to meet up with new friends and for the kiddies to run around and play together.
Clayton West Baby and Toddler group really is a fantastic place to make new friends and let your little ones run around and play together!
Janene and Kay look forward to welcoming you each Friday afternoon at the Clayton West Darby and Joan Club.
Want to find out more please visit their listing on our directory –
On behalf of the event organisers (Cliffe Woods Conservation Group, Made in Clayton West and Upper Dearne Navigators & a number of local residents), you are invited to take part in the third LIght up the Woods event which will be held on Saturday 9th November in Cliffe Woods, Clayton West.
Whilst the event is located in Clayton West, it is a wonderful opportunity for the communities of the Upper Dearne Valley to come together.
Vicki Stratford from Made in Clayton West said “This event has been successfully run for the last two years and has grown each year. We would love you to get involved whether you have done so before or for the first time.”
To be involved you/your group simply need to create some amazing lanterns using appropriate safe materials. Please note – containers made from glass are not suitable. The lanterns will need to be lit by other means than naked flames & the lighting will need to be effective. Glow sticks are great on their own, but if diffused by paper or plastic their light diminishes considerably. It would not be good for young people making lights and lanterns to be disappointed by poor lighting.
Last year Navigators stepped in and helped out a couple of displays to ensure they had bright lights throughout the event. They do not always have the resources to hand out free lights, so please, take a look at the various options – some of these are re-useable.
Cheap battery light chains, LEDs, LED sticks, LED Candles, etc, but please make sure they will work in the environment of the woods at night. What works in a darkened room may be lost in the open woods.
If you would like to be involved in this winter spectacular you must email by the end of WEDNESDAY 25th SEPTEMBER 2019.
It would be great if you could inform roughly what you are planning on doing so it can be factored when allocating available spaces.
If you were involved last year & would like the same space again you can request this. However it can’t be guaranteed that you will be allocated the same space.
Please note after 25th September space cannot be guaranteed.
Here are a few important things you need to know. Apologies if you know them already, if so they can act as a reminder:
This is an organic gathering run by volunteers where each participating group/individual will be responsible for themselves;
The Cliffe Woods Conservation Group & Made in Clayton West have insurance cover for the event;
The Secret Garden area will be used as an arts arena by the Upper Dearne Navigators & will be closed off;
There will be no sparklers, fireworks, glass or naked flames;
The route will be a circular walk;
No amplified music is permitted;
People coming to the event will be encouraged to walk to the Woods & bring a hand torch. The car park at the entrance to Cliffe Woods will be closed for the evening. As in previous years in this area there will be a central hub for questions, lost children & first aid. There will be adult marshalling throughout the event, including setting up & at closing;
Refreshments will be available again to purchase at the Clayton West Bowling Club by the Clayton West W.I.;
To ensure everyone’s safety there will be an Event Management Plan in place which includes an emergency evacuation plan. An overall site risk assessment will be carried out on the day & just prior to the event starting;
Your group will need to carry out your own risk assessment for the creating & making of your lanterns & delivering them to & from Cliffe Woods on the day of the event;
Children under the age of 10 will need to be accompanied by an adult. We will be making this clear when promoting the event. If you promote the event & its details (whether internally or externally of your group) we would expect you to state this fact so everyone coming is clear;
This is a public event in a public space & there will be no control over who is taking photos or how or where they will be used;
There can be assistance available for help with design & ideas. Please just ask us.
ON THE DAY you will need to display your lanterns/light display in the Woods by 4.00pm & switch on the lights at dusk (which will be around 4.00pm). Please allow plenty of time to put up the displays. It is also a requirement that you take them down at the end of the evening (from around 8.30pm) & take them away.
By saying Yes to being involved in the event, you are agreeing to all of the above. Thus ensuring a successful event for all.
Ewan Scott from the Navigators said “If you have any questions please get in touch, we are more than happy to help. We want to make this event even more creative and fun for everyone involved.”
Westleigh House in Denby Dale is a prestigious former Gentleman’s Residence.
Which in recent times has undergone substantial refurbishment and now provides excellent modern office suites having all the benefits of a modern environment yet retaining the characteristics of the old manor house.
The offices have the added benefit of having ample on-site car parking and CCTV monitoring. The property is only a short walk away from the Denby Dale railway station and all the local amenities that the village has to offer.
Tenants enjoy the relaxed environment of Westleigh House allowing them to create a tight knit community. Communal networking area allows the tenants to enjoy the relaxed, social working environment.
This really is an ideal opportunity to anyone either working from home, or anyone looking to move into a more professional environment.
The landlord offers very flexible terms and all-inclusive packages to suit a tenants needs.
Letting Agents Vickers Carnley are available to carry out internal viewings on relative short notice and interested parties should contact either Lee Carnley or Isobel Smith on 01924 291500 to discuss further.
This year we are celebrating 6 years of the HD8 Network.
Conceived and brought to life in the spring-summer 2013.
One of the first things we did was create a social media community and the response was they wanted to meet up. So we created our Meetups.
Following this we brought you the website, business shows and membership packages and what we have been consistent with is our social communities and our physical meetups.
Earlier this year Jacqui Gedman – Chief Executive of Kirklees Council – kindly offered to be our speaker at one of our Meetups.
We jumped at the chance and thought it would be ideal to do this on our 6th Anniversary of HD8 Network Meetups this year in July.
Jacqui will be discussing “How the Council supports businesses”
Tickets will be on sale as usual. Whilst we intend on holding our Speed Networking sessions this will depend on the number of attendees. We also want to acknowledge and celebrate this 6 year milestone and so will try to measure the attendee interest and act accordingly.
The HD8 Network is more than just our networking events, however ….
The HD8 Network Meetups are really wonderful and you should come along to see for yourself.
We have a laugh, but also have organised time for attendees to speak with at least half the people in the room.
But most of all, we provide a comfortable fun two hours aimed at helping your business in the HD8 area.
Building relationships with other business owners can provide a range of benefits; peer learning, creating accountability, sharpening your business acumen. It’s not JUST about growing your business contacts – but that’s pretty great fun too.