Activities and Classes

‘Treading your path’ - A day of mindfulness, Mindful Space 10 year Anniversary
Carriage House Hall

‘Treading your path’ - A day of mindfulness, Mindful Space 10 year Anniversary

Sunday 22 Sept, 9.30am-4.00pm
A day of meditation, discussion and a range of mindfulness-related workshops.
4-Week Course – Meeting difficult emotions with self-compassion
Carriage Hall

4-Week Course – Meeting difficult emotions with self-compassion

4 Friday morning session: starts 3 May 2019 Times: 11:00- 1:30pm
Learn to bring mindful awareness and compassion to your experience of emotions.
8-Week Course in Mindfulness (MBSR/MBCT)
Carriage House Hall

8-Week Course in Mindfulness (MBSR/MBCT)

8 Wednesday evening sessions: starting 1 May plus Sat 13 July (10-4pm) Times: 7:00-9:00pm (course length 22 hours)
Learn new ways of handling stress, pain and difficult feelings in a supportive group environment.
8-Week Course in Mindfulness (MBSR/MBCT)
Carriage House Hall

8-Week Course in Mindfulness (MBSR/MBCT)

8 Wednesday evening sessions: starting 25 Sept plus Sat 30 November (10-4pm) Times: 7:00-9:00pm (course length 22 hours) end date 4 December 2019
Learn new ways of handling stress, pain and difficult feelings in a supportive group environment.
Motor House Up

A Day Being Omni

Saturday 14th September 10am to 3pm
Being Omni is a new, life-transforming practice based around three simple steps. Join us for this practical one-day course and begin your personal journey of self-discovery.
Alexander Technique Workshop with Anna Brazier and Kirsten Miller
Carriage House Hall

Alexander Technique Workshop with Anna Brazier and Kirsten Miller

Saturday August 10th 2019 - 10.00 am till 1.00 pm
Would you like to experience more freedom in movement? The Alexander Technique can bring increasing ease and flexibility in whatever you are doing; typing, walking, speaking, playing an instrument. Come and find out in a relaxed informal setting.
All-Levels Gentle Flow Yoga
Tuesdays: Carriage House Hall Sundays: Billiard’s Room

All-Levels Gentle Flow Yoga

Tuesdays: 10:00-11:00 am Sundays: 10:30-11:30 am
You are never too young, too old, too tight, or too “out of shape” to enjoy and benefit from yoga. All are welcome to join these friendly drop-in sessions, which run throughout the year. Discover the true essence of yoga, and unleash your inner joy!
Tuesdays Carriage House Hall, Sundays Billiard's Room

All-Levels Gentle Flow Yoga

Tuesdays 10.00-11.00am Sundays 10.30am-11.30am
You are never too young, too old, too tight, or too “out of shape” to enjoy and benefit from yoga. All are welcome to join these friendly drop-in sessions, which run throughout the year. Discover the true essence of yoga, and unleash your inner joy!
Art Club - Adult - Beth Morris Workshops
The Dairy

Art Club - Adult - Beth Morris Workshops

Mondays 1:00-3:00pm This event runs on a termly basis, please email [email protected] with enquiries about joining mid-term
Come along and ‘Be Inspired at Insole’ Why should the kids be the only ones with an Art Club?
Art History Day School; Parisians at Leisure: Manet, Morisot and the Impressionists
Drawing Room

Art History Day School; Parisians at Leisure: Manet, Morisot and the Impressionists

Date: Thursday 22nd August Time: 10.30 – 15.30 (with a 1 hour break for lunch)
Parisians at Leisure: Manet, Morisot and the Impressionists
Baby Feeding Workshop
Motor House Up

Baby Feeding Workshop

Sunday 11th August 2019 1.30pm – 4.00pm
The baby feeding workshop is an essential workshop to help you and your partner get feeding your baby off to the best possible start. The workshop is led by experienced Birthready midwife Helen Lawrence
Baby Massage Classes with Miranda Webb
Carriage House Hall

Baby Massage Classes with Miranda Webb

Multiple courses and dates available
Join us for a fun, relaxed baby massage course designed to nurture your bond with your baby.
Ballet Classes for Preschool Children (2 ½ to 4 years)
Carriage House Hall

Ballet Classes for Preschool Children (2 ½ to 4 years)

Saturday Mornings at 9.30am & Tuesdays at 4pm (during term time only)
Our classes introduce simple ballet techniques within the creative and nurturing environment of Melody Bear’s world.
British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course
Carriage House Hall ( and Drawing Room)

British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course

10 session course, running over 7 months, beginning 21st September 2019 until 22nd March 2020.
Want to take your yoga practice deeper? BWY Foundation course is a journey of self-discovery and development, supporting learning and awareness beyond asana, and encouraging a deeper personal practice.
Classes in BALLET, MODERN & TAP for 3 year olds through to Adults.
Carriage House Hall

Classes in BALLET, MODERN & TAP for 3 year olds through to Adults.

Tuesdays After School and evening and Saturdays (during term times only)
Carriage House Hall

Clwb Meddwlgarwch i blant Bl 3 – 6 Welsh Medium Mindfulness Club for children yr 3-6

5 weeks – Thursday night – 4pm/5pm 5 wythnos – Nos Iau – 4pm/5pm
Sesiynnau llawn hwyl a sbri fydd yn cynnwys amser i blant ymlacio, anadlu a thawelu a dysgu sgiliau i fyfyrio’n annibynnol!
Crafty Pots
Motor House Down

Crafty Pots

10 am-12 pm, first Saturday of every month (September to July)
Unleash your creativity Suitable for all ages
CSSK – Cardiff Shotokan School of Karate
Stable 1

CSSK – Cardiff Shotokan School of Karate

Monday 5 pm – 6 pm Wednesday 5 pm – 6 pm
Cardiff Shotokan School of Karate is a local karate club based in Insole Court that prides itself of training quality students in a professional, safe and friendly environment
Cylch Ti a Fi Awyr Agored Llandaf
Yn Gerddi Cwrt Insole

Cylch Ti a Fi Awyr Agored Llandaf

Pob Dydd Gwener (tymor ysgol) 10:30 – 11:30 yb
Croeso i bawb – babis lan at oedran ysgol
DFMA Make Up Course
The Dairy

DFMA Make Up Course

5th – 16th August 2019 10am – 5pm 6/8/9/13/15/16 August 2019 5pm – 9pm 26th August - 30th August 2019 10am – 5pm
DFMA provides students with the learning experience and current skills required to succeed in this exciting competitive industry. Each course provides the highest standards of tuition and training for those wanting a career as a professional......
DragonOak Magical workshops
Billiards Room

DragonOak Magical workshops

Sunday 28th July
DragonOak Magical Workshops are a wonderful introduction to the world of paganism and magical practise.
Drawing with Colour
Stable Two

Drawing with Colour

Wednesday mornings 10:30-12:30 10 week course 25th September to 4th December (No half term class 30th Oct)
‘Drawing with Colour' Join me to re-discover the pleasure of ‘playing’ with colour – something you did confidently as a child, but have forgotten about as an adult.
Fashion Stories - Beth Morris Workshops
The Dairy

Fashion Stories - Beth Morris Workshops

Tuesdays 12:30-2:30 This event runs on a termly basis, please email [email protected] with enquiries about joining mid-term
Illustrate, paint and draw clothes and the people who wear them.
Finding Stillness – A Transformational Half Day Workshop
Motor House Up

Finding Stillness – A Transformational Half Day Workshop

Saturday 12th October 2019 10.00am to 2.00pm Arrive from 9.45am
This experiential workshop is for anyone with an interest, either personal or professional, in wanting to lessen the burden of anxiety, depression, low self esteem or trauma. Discover the one thing capable of transforming your self and your life.
Finding the Peace Within
NB 22nd October Event will be held in Carriage House Hall.

Finding the Peace Within

8 weeks two hour sessions taking place on a Tuesday morning 24th September - 12th November. Time:- 10.00 - 12.00, total course length 16 hours
A course to improve health and wellbeing through meditation, mindfulness and connection to nature.
Foundation Course in Drawing
Stable Two

Foundation Course in Drawing

Wednesday evenings 7 - 9pm 10 week course 25th September to 4th December (No half term class 30th Oct)
‘Foundation Course in Drawing' Join me for this 10 week course designed to give you basic confident drawing skills.
Dining room & Billiards room

Fountain Retreats Menopause retreat

7th October 9am to 6pm 28th October 9am to 6pm 18th November 9am to 6pm 22nd November 9am to 6pm 9th December 9am to 6pm 16th December 9am to 6pm
Your Experience During our 1 Day Menopause Retreat, you will meet experts qualified in all aspects of the menopause and have the opportunity to share your experiences with other like-minded women,
Glamorgan Family History Society, Cardiff Branch
Stable One

Glamorgan Family History Society, Cardiff Branch

Tuesday evenings, 7 – 9 pm: 3 Sep 2019, 1 Oct 2019, 5 Nov 2019, 3 Dec 2019, 7 Jan 2020, 4 Feb 2020, 3 Mar 2020, 7 Apr 2020, 5 May 2020, 2 Jun 2020, 7 Jul 2020
Our friendly hobby group welcomes anyone interested in tracing their ancestors, wherever they come from, not just Glamorgan.
Insole Court Community Choir
Drawing Room

Insole Court Community Choir

Thursdays at 19:30 during term time
In association with Primo School of Music
KGHypnobirthing Free Taster Session
Drawing Room

KGHypnobirthing Free Taster Session

Monday 12th August 2019 8pm - 8.45pm
Join our Birthready midwife in a free taster session to explore how hypnobirthing could help you and your partner achieve a gentle and more comfortable birth.
Little Spoon Workshops
Motor House Down

Little Spoon Workshops

Saturdays and School Holidays
Let your child learn essential cooking and healthy eating skills in a fun and safe environment with experienced Food Technologist Ginnie Winter. Small class sizes, all ingredients and materials provided.
Make! -Art With Sarah
Motor House Down

Make! -Art With Sarah

Term-time
Love stories, love drawing and creating? Then “Make!” is for you.
Meadowside Yoga and Reflexology
Wednesday Drawing Room Thursday and Friday Billiards Room

Meadowside Yoga and Reflexology

Wednesday and Friday classes 4 week half term May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, Thursday (older class) 14 week summer term May 2 9 26 23 June 6 13 20 27 July 4 18 Aug 1 8 15 22
Molly used Yoga to improve her posture, flexibility, balance and breathing; bringing together mind, body and spirit. Molly trained at Om Yoga Studio (run in conjunction with Swami Gitatnanda’s ashram in Pondicherry, India).
Billiards Room

Meadowside Yoga with Molly

12 week Autumn Term Thursdays 10.30-12
After 3 back operations, Molly trained at Om Yoga Studio (run in conjunction with Swami Gitatnanda’s ashram in Pondicherry, India) to improve her posture, flexibility, balance and breath bringing together mind, body and spirit.
Meditation on the Natural Breath Weekend Course
Motor House Up

Meditation on the Natural Breath Weekend Course

Saturday the 21st September at 9:30 am until 4:30 pm and Sunday the 22nd September at 9:30 am until 4:30 pm.
Come and learn to meditate on the natural breath in the relaxing location of Insole Court. Meditation on the natural breath is simple and very beneficial. Suitable for beginners and as a refresher for those who have already learned
Mindful Space Members Programme
Carriage House Hall

Mindful Space Members Programme

Wednesdays 21 August, 18 September, 16 October, 20 November, 18 December 2019 (3rd Wed/month) Times: 7:00-9:00pm
Make your mindfulness practice part of your life
Mindful Space: Mindfulness Meditation Training
Carriage House Hall

Mindful Space: Mindfulness Meditation Training

Wednesdays 7-9pm
Learn new ways of handling stress, anxiety, pain and difficult feelings. Learn in a supportive group environment with experienced meditators and trainers.
Mindfulness and Happiness - Free taster session
Motor House Down

Mindfulness and Happiness - Free taster session

Monday 7.15 -8.45 pm
FREE Mindfulness-Based Summer Taster session for anyone interested in exploring Mindfulness
Motor House Up

Mindfulness Connect

A monthly lunchtime session, usually the first Thursday of the month (sometimes the second, depending on holidays etc.) 12.45 – 2.00pm
A group for mutual support in the practice of mindfulness and mindful living. It is about connecting, building on the individual’s foundation of mindfulness practice; offering an opportunity to meet together, practice and share experience.
Mindfulness Drop-in Evening, Pause, Learning to Stop and Breathe
Carriage House Hall

Mindfulness Drop-in Evening, Pause, Learning to Stop and Breathe

Wednesday 24 July 2019 Times: 7:00-9:00pm
Enjoy an evening of mindfulness, meditation and conversation
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Life 8 - week Course by Mindfulness for Communities-Clare McRobbie
Billiards Room

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Life 8 - week Course by Mindfulness for Communities-Clare McRobbie

8-weekly sessions Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm 24th Sept to 19th November (excluding half term 29th October)
The Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Life 8-Week course is intended for people who wish to improve wellbeing and reduce stress, anxiety and depression.
Monkey Music
Billiard room Tuesday and Stable 1 Wednesday

Monkey Music

Tuesdays and Wednesday Term-time. 30 minute classes grouped according to age. Check local Monkey music website for up to date timetable.
Award winning music classes for babies, toddlers and young children, grouped according to age. Nurturing a lifetime of music.
Monkey Music
Billiard room / Stable 1

Monkey Music

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Autumn Term 2019 September 9 – December 13. Half term- 28 October – 1 November
Award winning music classes for babies, toddlers and young children. Our four stage curriculum is designed to meet your little ones growing needs at each developmental stage
Monkey Music Summer Workshops
Carriage House Hall

Monkey Music Summer Workshops

Friday 2, 16 and 30 August 2019 Sessions can be booked individually for the summer workshops.
Award winning Monkey Music brings you holiday fun for your little ones this summer! Suitable for 0-4 years, sing, play and dance this summer.
Carriage House Hall

Montessori Toddler Community Play Group

Mondays and Tuesdays (term time only) 9.15 am to 11.15 am
Cardiff Montessori School is holding an authentic Montessori Toddler Community play group
Mum and Baby Yoga with Yumi Yoga
Carriage House Hall

Mum and Baby Yoga with Yumi Yoga

Wednesdays at 11.45am
Join our fun and friendly Postnatal Mother and Baby Yoga Classes. Enjoy postnatal yoga and relaxation for you along with playful baby yoga for your little one.
Music with Mummy
Stable 2

Music with Mummy

Mondays: Music with mummy (15mths - 3yrs) 10.00 - 10.30 am & Jolly Babies (birth - 14mths) 10.45- 11.15pm & 11.30 -12pm Thursdays: Music with mummy ( 15mths - 3yrs): 10 - 10.30am
​The MUSIC WITH MUMMY programme will take your child on a musical journey from birth, all the way through the pre-school ages.
Needle Felting Christmas Robins
Stable Two

Needle Felting Christmas Robins

Saturday 16. November 2.15pm - 3.45pm and Saturday 07. December 2.15 - 3.45pm
Experience the joy and magic of Needle Felting, stabbing a ball of wool fluff into your own individual Xmas Robin to love and treasure. No previous knowledge needed.
Pilates Class with Emma Carlson
Carriage House Hall

Pilates Class with Emma Carlson

Tuesday 6-7pm AND 7-8pm during term-time
General level. Qualified Pilates Teacher with 30 years experience working professionally with the body in Movement and Dance. Relaxed, welcoming environment, participants encouraged to work at their own level.
Pilates with Claire-Louise Carter
Carriage House Hall

Pilates with Claire-Louise Carter

Monday morning 10-11am Monday evening 5.30-6.30pm Wednesday morning 10-11am Thursday morning 10-11am
POST NATAL PILATES WITH MUMMA PHYSIO
Carriage House Hall

POST NATAL PILATES WITH MUMMA PHYSIO

Thursdays 11.30 - 12.30 pm - This is a rolling programme throughout each term. There is a 6 class booking discount but women are welcome to come to one off classes. Pre booking is essential however.
Mumma Physio is a unique Cardiff based company, merging the concepts of Physiotherapy and Pilates to produce a superior rehabilitation service to women ante and postnatally
Power Group
Motor House Up

Power Group

July 24th 2019 6.15-8.45pm
Explore the world of power - how comfortable are you around power and what you’re doing with yours. Life is more fun when you’re living from your core power. A group to explore what really matters.
Pregnancy Yoga with Yumi Yoga
Carriage House Hall

Pregnancy Yoga with Yumi Yoga

Monday Evenings (excluding bank holidays) at 7.15pm
Our Pregnancy Yoga classes are warm and friendly, and designed to help you to feel comfortable during your pregnancy and prepared and confident about the arrival of your little one.
Primo School of Music
Insole Court House

Primo School of Music

With easy lift access, a comfortable waiting area and two large teaching rooms, the Primo School of Music is the perfect environment for your child to learn to play.
Motor House Up

Restorative Yoga therapy for women

Fridays 1.30 pm -3.00 p.m, beginning January the 11th 2019
Reduce stress, anxiety and tension. Increase resilience, connection and well being.
Sew Simple Junior +9 - Beth Morris Workshops
The Dairy

Sew Simple Junior +9 - Beth Morris Workshops

Thursdays 3:45-5:15 This event runs on a termly basis, please email [email protected] with enquiries about joining mid-term
A weekly course for children and young people who love to sew and want to learn basic techniques to help them improve.
Shiny Happy People
Billiard's Room

Shiny Happy People

Friday’s during school term times, commencing 3rd May. 10 - 11 am. Ongoing booking
A parent and baby singing group that’s all about you! Join us for an hour of uplifting and energising singing to rock, pop and soul. We’ll Lift your spirits and soothe your baby into the bargain.
Sketchbook Club Junior - Beth Morris Workshops
The Dairy

Sketchbook Club Junior - Beth Morris Workshops

Mondays 4:00-5:30 This event runs on a termly basis, please email [email protected] with enquiries about joining mid-term
'Through drawing we learn to see'
Sketchbook Club Senior - Beth Morris Workshops
The Dairy

Sketchbook Club Senior - Beth Morris Workshops

Mondays 5:30-7:00 This event runs on a termly basis, please email [email protected] with enquiries about joining mid-term
Through drawing we learn to see’ Start your creative journey at Insole Court’s first Sketchbook club for young people.
South Wales Huntington’s Disease	Support Group
Stable Two

South Wales Huntington’s Disease Support Group

Generally the last Sunday of the month. Contact: [email protected]
Support group for anyone connected to Huntington’s Disease whether at risk,diagnosed, carer, friend or family. We are here for you.
Spanish Club by Singing Sombrero
Stable Two

Spanish Club by Singing Sombrero

Term-time Saturday morning Club, starting on 14th September 2019 for 13 weeks, excluding half term. 10:00 am 5-11 year olds 11:10 am Babies & toddlers (all under 4s welcome)
Want your child to learn Spanish using a fun and interactive method? At Singing Sombrero children of all ages learn through play, sing and dance with a primary trained and experienced native speaker.
Stitch Stories - Beth Morris Workshops
The Dairy

Stitch Stories - Beth Morris Workshops

Tuesdays 10:00-12:00 This event runs on a termly basis, please email [email protected] with enquiries about joining mid-term
‘Stitch Stories at Insole’ is a weekly adult course full of friendly chat and the sharing of ideas. It is taught by fashion and textiles tutor Beth Morris and we take inspiration for textiles and surface pattern from art,
Stories and Crafts -Art With Sarah
Motor House Down

Stories and Crafts -Art With Sarah

Term-time, starting September 2018
Love stories and love art? Fancy making a bird, a fish painting or even a busy bee? Then this is the class for you!
The Art of Fashion - Beth Morris Workshops
The Dairy

The Art of Fashion - Beth Morris Workshops

Thursdays 5:30-7:00 This event runs on a termly basis, please email [email protected] with enquiries about joining mid-term
A weekly course for young people with an interest in art and fashion, set in the beautiful grounds and buildings of Insole Court.
Tots at Insole - Beth Morris Workshops
The Dairy

Tots at Insole - Beth Morris Workshops

Fridays 9:30-10:30am This event runs on a termly basis, please email [email protected] with enquiries about joining mid-term
Let your child be an explorer of the world…we’ll be discovering nature, art and words through playful engaging workshops.
WorldSong Choir
Billiards Room

WorldSong Choir

Tuesdays 10am – 11.30am Starting 4th September - 23rd October, 8 weekly sessions
This choir is open to all. No special skills or experience are necessary. We will sing songs from all over the world, in many different styles and languages; all in glorious a cappella harmony and taught by ear.
Yoga Class
Stable One

Yoga Class

Thursday 10am -11am Term 5th Sept-12th December
Yoga classes suitable for everyone. Relax, energise and find a space within.
Yoga for Health & Wellbeing
Billiards Room

Yoga for Health & Wellbeing

Wednesday morning 10-11.15am Wednesday evenings: 6-7:15pms & also 7:45-9pm. Thursday evenings 5:30-6:45pm 11 week term
Yoga for health & wellbeing with Jo Bogacz – all are welcome. Jo offers yoga courses over 11 x weeks supporting you to find your own way in your developing yoga practice.
YOUTH CONTEMPORARY DANCE
Mansion House

YOUTH CONTEMPORARY DANCE

Tuesdays 7.30pm – 8.30pm (during term times only)
Youth Self-Defence/Krav Maga
Carriage House Hall

Youth Self-Defence/Krav Maga

Saturdays, 10.30 – 11.30 – ongoing classes throughout the whole year
Youth Self-Defence Classes provide 7 – 16 year olds with practical and effective self-defence skills, while improving fitness and confidence in a fun, structured class with grading opportunities.
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