News Archive for November, 2016

Tai Chi for Health


Tai Chi for Health Classes
Every Monday from 1.00pm-2.00pm
at Crownway Community Centre
£3.50 per session

Tai Chi brings peace of mind, increased mobility, flexibility and muscle strength, as well as benefits for chronic conditions and overall improved well-being. It’s also fun to do, enjoyable and life-enhancing.

If you would like to know more, please contact Heather on 07597 538 438.
or visit the website:

Kids Christmas Party!


Crownway Christmas Party for Kids!
Wednesday 14th December 2016
10.30am – 12.30pm
£1.00 per child

Open to all young children in Earlestown and Newton-le-Willows (0-5yrs). Come along for Christmas fun, disco, party games, buffet, presents and perhaps even a visit from Santa Claus himself!

Contact the Centre to book a place.

Age Concern Luncheon Club



New places are available for our

Age Concern Luncheon Club

Every Thursday from 12.00pm, just £4.00 per person

Crownway is here to offer older people the opportunity to enjoy a freshly cooked two-course lunch prepared by experienced and welcoming staff/volunteers, where you can come together each week and chat and have fun over a delicious meal in a high-class setting. We take great joy in treating our visitors to the best service, so please book early as places are limited.

Dinner will be served at 12.00pm every Thursday. Places are limited so please enquire with us first.

If you, a friend or a loved one would like to attend, please call the centre on 01925 222907, or drop by the Centre. This will give you the opportunity to see what goes on and to sign up for the following week.

Yoga Classes

Bea Middlehurst (BWY.DIP) Student Teacher welcomes you to weekly Hatha Yoga classes at Crownway Community Centre.

Reduce your stress, relax your body and increase your wellbeing. Bea is offering two weekly sessions on :

MONDAY (7.15pm-8.45pm)

Price: Just £6.50 per person

WEDNESDAYS (7.15pm-8.45pm)

Price: Just £6.50 per person

If you would like to attend any of these, please book a place by contacting the Centre on 01925 222907 or email us using the Quick Contact feature.

PLACES ARE LIMITED, so please book soon.

If you have any specific queries, please email tutor Bea Middlehurst directly: [email protected]

What is Yoga?

The word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word yuj and means union. In Yoga, the body, breath and mind are seen as a union of multi-dimensional aspects of each and every human being.

Generally, it is recognised as an ancient system of philosophies, principles and practices derived from the Vedic tradition of India and originated about 5,000 years ago, and has been adapted in other countries in a variety of ways

Yoga cultivates health and wellbeing (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual) through the regular practice of a range of many different techniques, including postures and movement, breath awareness and breathing exercises, relaxation and concentration, self-inquiry and meditation.

Dozens of scientific trials of varying quality have been published on yoga. While there’s scope for more rigorous studies on its health benefits, most studies suggest yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance. There’s some evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains – including lower back pain – depression and stress.

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”   – The Bhagavad Gita

Yoga classes vary, depending on the particular style or tradition of the teacher or school. Students may often practice on yoga/exercise mats.

A common yoga class typically includes:

  • An introduction, possibly including some breathing exercises and/or relaxation
  • A physical warm up
  • Yoga postures (asana), movements and stretches
  • Relaxation and/or meditation.

Meditation is usually an integral part of yoga and many yoga teachers may offer classes dedicated to the practice of meditation. Participants usually practise either on cushions on the floor, or seated on chairs.

Job Club at Crownway

Job Club at Crownway Community Centre
delivered by Helena Partnerships

Helena Partnerships will be offering a weekly Job Club for their tenants every Friday (1pm-3pm) at Crownway Community Centre.

  • Don’t have access to a computer or the internet?
  • Have trouble writing a CV or filling out application forms?
  • Need to perform a regular job search activity?

Come along if you need support in getting started with the basics of computer and internet use, searching and applying for jobs, writing a CV and more! This is a great opportunity for those in the Earlestown and Newton-le-Willows areas who need to improve their skills and digital inclusion.