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State Theta Galleries

January 2010.

Dear [fname],

Welcome to our New Year newsletter.

Wishing you all the best for 2010.

Recent News

This remarkable weather during the festive season has brought us some stunning snow and sun. Quite a magical time. We have also been blessed with the birth of two kittens on New Years Eve.

The pictures included in this newsletter have been taken on some of the beautiful walks around Ormiston.

Upcoming events.

Open Day

Saturday 9th January 2010.

Free taster sessions in Pilates, T'ai-Chi Chuan, Chi Gung and Yoga.

Pilates 10-11am
T'ai-Chi Chuan 12-1pm
Chi Gung 2-3pm
Yoga 4-5pm

New 10 week Spring Term.

Monday 11th January to Thursday 1st April 2010.

One-to-one sessions are also available in any of the class disciplines.

T'ai-Chi Chuan

The ancient Chinese martial art for health and self defence

Evening Tuesdays 8.00-9.30pm (Mixed)
£100 for 10 week term (12th Jan - 30th March)


A system of physical fitness, movement and strengthening exercises

Evening Mondays 6.15-7.15pm (Level 3 Intermediate)
Evening Mondays 7.15-8.15pm (Level 2 Improvers)
Evening Mondays 8.15-9.15pm (Level 1 Beginners)
Lunchtime Tuesdays 1.30 - 2.30pm (Level 3 General)
Morning Wednesdays 10.00 - 11.00am (Level 1 Beginners)
Lunchtime Thursdays 12.30 - 1.30pm (Level 2 General)
£80 for 10 week term (11th Jan - 1st April)

Chi Gung and Chinese Energy Stretches

Taoist exercises for health

Mornings Thurdsays 10.00-11.00am (General Level)
£80 for 10 week term (14th Jan - 1st April)



Evenings Tuesdays 6.30-7.30pm
£80 for 10 week term (12th Jan - 30th March)

Gift Vouchers

Vouchers from a minimum value of £10 are available towards Delicate Zen Complementary Health treatments in Shiatsu, Aromatherapy, Craniosacral Therapy and Lymphatic Drainage Massage.
Vouchers are also available for private tuition or any of the timetabled classes. See our website for further information.


Visit our shop for a selection of books, cards, ceramics, decorations, prints and furniture.

Current Exhibition

Featuring the work of Tim Stead Furniture Workshop, Michaela Huber - cabinet maker, Jill Denton, Vera Bohlen and Kirsty O'Connor - ceramic artists, John Reiach - photographer, Heinz Hoes - Tibetan thangka prints and Colette Walker - textiles.

All work can be viewed online.

Community Campaign

Thank you to all those who sent in letters of support against the proposed plans for an open cast mine to be developed on the outskirts of Ormiston. The debate continues. If you would like to support the campaign it is not too late to write in with your views. The Cousland campaign is also looking for volunteers. If you are interested in helping out by delivering leaflets or at fundraising events please get in touch through the CAAOC website.

Download the current campaign leaflet which contains information on what you can do to support the campaign.

Community Links

We are developing a community links page on our website to help network and link together other organizations, artists and facilities in our local area. If you would like to be added to our list or are aware of other organizations you think might be appropriate to be included please download this form and return to us with your details added.

Other Events

Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace.

Day Workshop: Health, Well-being and Healing Through Spiritual Dance and Movement.

Saturday 13th March

Venue: Meeting Room, Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JL.
Time: Registration: 9.30am-10am. Workshop: 10am-4.30pm.

Event Description: Join us for a joyful day of sharing spiritual dance and movement for health, well-being, healing and peace. We will all be together throughout the day, building community and celebrating diversity through spiritual dance and movement.

11.40am-1pm: The Planetary Dance, Earth Run. A community dance of planetary healing. Facilitator: Audicia Lynne Morley.

The planetary dance is an annual all-day ritual of healing and community renewal which has now been celebrated/performed for over 30 years around the world. Originally this dance was conceived by Anna Halprin and community as a call to enact a ‘positive myth in dance’ in order to reclaim the safety of the mountain on which they lived. At the heart of this dance is the ‘Earth Run’ - a simple dance that everyone can participate in through running, walking or standing and creating a moving mandala to the steady heartbeat of drums. Each step upon the ground/earth becomes a prayer for healing. 2010 marks Anna’s 90th birthday and the 30th anniversary of this powerful dance ritual. All are welcome. No experience necessary, just a willingness to participate with intention for the benefit of our planet.

Full details of the workshop day.

Cost: £20/£15 (Concessions).

For a Registration Form contact Neill Walker, 0131 331 4469.


Regards from all of us at State Theta Galleries