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Our first events using our new studio have been a huge success. I didn’t manage to get to everything but I’m very much intending to make the sound bath this month, given how well it was received. The guided meditation by Tosh and Jo’s interactive talk on eating to make you happy were both sell outs and easy to see why – both were very well received by participants.

This blog will focus on the events in The Studio in March.


We’re very lucky to have found a range of practitioners who offer classes in addition to working with individual clients.


Osteopath Kerrison Preston is continuing his programme of Tai-Robics classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 9.10 and 10.35. These are different from anything you might have done before and worth checking out. Personally,  I would recommend trying a couple of classes before you make up your mind as it  can be a little like patting your head while rubbing your tummy! Certainly I’m finding it easier to get to grips with the movements the more I do it, and I know Kerrison would agree! While classes are building you really do get very individual attention as Kerrison is committed to running classes for even small numbers or individuals while numbers build. Booking via The Centre gives you a £5 discount of the usual monthly charge and you can try your first class for free.

Clinical Pilates

Joanna of Balanced Bodies has completed her first 6 week course and will be starting her next one on Friday 8th March. She has a couple of spaces still left for this class. Classes are limited to 6 so you can be assured of individual attention. This class is perfect for beginners or those with current injuries or pain or anxiety. 

The feedback we’ve received from participants has been excellent so do contact Joanna directly to discuss the suitability of this class for you.

Movement Fusion Class

Andrea Lawson of All Bodies Wellbeing is offering two taster classes on Friday 15th and Friday 22nd March at 11.15. This is a mixture of Pilates, Garuda, Slings Myofascial Training and Animal Flow. The great news is that this is an opportunity to try this class for free. Again, classes are limited to 6 so individual attention is guaranteed. Those people who got the opportunity to join in the taster session at the open day gave excellent feedback. Again, do contact Andrea directly if you’d like to discuss the suitability of this class.

Other events

Friday 8th March 7.00-9.00pm – The Business of Birth Control

Celebrating International Women’s Day, Alternative Menstrual Health Therapist Marisa Shearer is hosting a screening of the documentary ‘The Business of Birth Control’ followed by a discussion of the topics raised. Particularly relevant if you are the parents of daughters, the £10 cost includes light nibbles and refreshments.

Sunday 10th March 10.30am -12.00noon – Melodic Meditation

Mog Fry of Red Deer Sleeping invites you to be transported on an inner journey as she weaves melodic meditations, mantras of the heart and medicine songs infused with nature and the elements. She ran a trial session recently for staff and practitioners and it was a lovely time out from the busy-ness of general life. This will be a small group of up to 8 people. The cost is £22 and you can book via Mog’s website.

Friday 15th March 7.00-8.30pm – sound bath meditation

Jhoana Serna will be leading her group Sound Bath Meditation in The Studio – limited to 8 people. Jhoana’s last one was very well received and we’ve already had interest from people who couldn’t manage the last date. Jhoana uses a range of gentle bells and bowls to transport you. The cost is £20.

Sunday 31st March 2.30-4.30pm – Healing the Web of Life

Shamanic Healer Rose Autumn will lead a Shamanic Journey Circle using shamanic drumming techniques. In this session you will:

  • Learn how to journey
  • Meet your Power Animal
  • Go on a Shamanic Journey
  • Discover your Guardian Role

And you will also get an opportunity to share with the group. You will need to bring a yoga mat, blanket, cushion, notebook, pen and eye mask (something to cover your eyes). Payment is by cash donation and you can either book or turn up on the day. Payment is by donation.  

Coming in April

Starting on Saturday 13th April (10-11am), Rosie Holmes will begin hosting a weekly drop-in mindfulness meditation practice session at The Centre. This will be an informal space for anyone who wishes to come and explore, sustain or begin meditation practice in community.

Guidance will be offered – Rosie will briefly introduce a theme for the session, guide a simple meditation practice (20-25 minutes) and then offer a space for discussion, questions, reflections etc. The meditations offered each week will be rooted in Buddhist vipassana mindfulness and secular mindfulness traditions. 

All are welcome – this will be an inclusive space that aims to welcome folks of all ethnicities, classes, sexual orientations, ages, gender locations and abilities.

Donations welcomed, no booking required.

Please contact Rosie via her website for further information.