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The move to our lovely new premises has opened up a rich source of new practitioners and I’m going to take the time this month to tell you a little about a few of them.

Toni Watson

Toni Watson (pictured) is an Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner who is passionate about helping her clients understand the foundation and progression of their symptoms and fertility struggles by using a combination of her own knowledge and experience, the latest research, and referring for further testing if required. She is also a big believer in collaborating with other specialists when she believes it will benefit her clients.

Having completed her diploma, Toni is now finishing her masters in Chinese Herbal Medicine. Toni combines Acupuncture and Chinese herbs when needed to support her clients and reach positive outcomes more quickly. She is a member of Fertility Support Experts, (, which signals a high level of understanding in complex fertility cases, IVF support, and reproductive immunology. Toni is at The Centre on Monday mornings and all day on Thursday.

Jhoana Serna

Jhoana Serna is a highly experienced facilitator passionate about holistic healing journeys. She trained as a counsellor more than 15 years ago, is a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and in her practice combines psychological ‘understanding of self’ with meditation, spirituality, and aromatherapy. She meets people where they are on their own journey, offering a non-judgmental, nurturing space to address whatever has brought them to The Centre. Jhoana works with people of all faiths and those with none.

At The Centre, Jhoana also offers Sound Bath Meditations to individuals and groups. A Sound Bath is a gentle and relaxing meditative experience where you are bathed in a medley of sound. It is a perfect introduction to meditation as no experience is required – just your breath, an open heart, and mind. Individual Sound Baths allow for a deeper experience, enabling individuals to create more in-depth intentions and integrate the experience.

Emily Chiswell

Ecotherapist Emily Chiswell aims to create true and authentic spaces, conversations and connection. Emily works predominantly outside, extending nature’s invitation to come back in to community; with ourselves, each other and the natural world, in all that we are. 

Emily is a member of The Nature & Health Practitioners Network and is Outdoor First Aid trained. She is the Co-Founder of The Nature Collective a C.I.C based in Bristol that offers nature connection for employee wellbeing for corporates and organisations. She also runs a women’s woodland sharing circle – ‘gather’ – fortnightly in rhythm with the new and full moon at Damson Hill Cottage in Swanmore (near Bishops Waltham).

If you’re curious to find out more about what it’s like to work with Emily or a little bit more about what Ecotherapy with her is like, she offers a free 30 minute no obligation curiosity call and would love to hear from you. Emily offers two concessionary spaces in her diary for clients on lower income who would not otherwise be able to work together. Please do get in touch to chat further about exploring either avenue.

New for May – Goddess Gathering dancing

Tosh Brittan is starting a new monthly group encouraging you to let go, have fun and connect with your mind, body and spirit. The first session will be on Friday 24th May at 7.15-8.45pm, £18 to include welcoming Goddess Gathering tea ceremony.

Dancing is an important expression of who we are as women. If you love dancing and feel the only safe place to dance is in your kitchen, then this is for you! Dancing together is a powerful way for women to own their individual expression of movement, enjoy group energy that movement to music brings in a held safe space with other likeminded women. Goddess Gathering dancing is all about you giving yourself permission to let go and have fun, moving in your own time, and an opportunity for you to reconnect to your mind, body and spirit.  You will be guided throughout as we move through the chakras to a music created to support you to let go and allow yourself to move without judgement and with a smile.

One thing we all know is we are tired of being in competition, worried about what others think and dancing with other supportive women gives you the chance and the freedom to move as you. Each month as close to the Full Moon there is Goddess Gathering dancing for you to experience, share space with others and be your beautiful free expressive self.

New for May: Hatha Yoga

Monday 4th June – Hatha yoga taster session with Sophie, beginner friendly, this session is designed to become a regular class assuming sufficient demand, 9.45-10.45am. Cost: £15.

Summary of upcoming events

Every Saturday –Drop-in guided meditation session, 10.00-11.00, Cost:donation.

Thursday 16th May – Sound Bath Meditation, 7.00-8.30pm with Jhoana Serna. Cost £20

Friday 24th May – Goddess Gathering dancing, 7.15-8.45pm, with Tosh Brittan. If you love dancing and feel the only safe place to dance is in your kitchen, then this is for you! Cost: £22 to include welcoming Goddess Gathering tea ceremony.

Sunday 26th May – Shamanic Journey Circle led by Shamanic Healer Rose Autumn, 2.30-4.30pm, Cost: donation

Monday 4th June – Hatha yoga taster session with Sophie, beginner friendly, this session is designed to determine if there is sufficient demand to start a class, 9.45-10.45am. Cost: £15.

Friday 14th June – Monthly Film Club, The Business of Birth Control, hosted by Marisa Shearer. 7.00-9.00pm, Cost: £10 to include light nibbles and refreshments.