EVENTS

Our calendar of events and workshops is varied, from dance to Shamanic Drumming. These longer sessions are a great way to explore the world of health and wellbeing, broadening your understanding of what works for you.

Wellbeing Social Walk TBC

Dear Friends, you are all invited to join is on a walk on our monthly walk you do not need to be a member of the centre to join.

led by James

Please contact Richard on 07834621392 for more details.

All are welcoming

FREE

Spring Equinox Fire Ceremony, Drumming Circle and Social

Saturday 23rd March 7.15-8.45pm

Dear Friends, You are invited to this Spring Equinox and Fire ceremony at the centre as we say goodbye to the winter and welcome the Spring and the return of longer lighter days. We will start around the fire in prayer and ceremony releasing any baggage or density to the flames from this winter period. We will then move inside to drum and connect to, the ancestors, our own heart beats and mother earths heart beats in celebration and sound. We have drums though please bring your own if you have one. You may also wish to place something (eg a note of what you would like to release) into the fire. After the drumming there will be time for a cup of tea (provided) and chats with like minded people.

All are welcoming

£19

Book via this link here

WORKSHOPS COMING UP TO BE CONFIRMED

Kirtan and Cacao Ceremony

Saturday May 20th, 7-8.30pm

Dear Friends,
Are you in the mood for heart centered celebration and music and ceremonial cacao!?

Cheryl will start by leading us into heart centered state through sacred cacao ceremony. After this we will join together in kirtan (devotional singing).

Join us on Saturday 20th May in Harrogate for this celebratory evening.

Cheryl will start by leading us into heart centered state through sacred cacao ceremony. After this we will join together in kirtan (devotional singing).

It will be a beautiful, fun, high vibe evening with like-minded people in a heart centered space with an opportunity after to socialize and chat over a herbal tea.

All are welcome and it would be lovely to see you there..

Looking forward to it and to see you ❤
Blessings,
James, Cheryl, Chris, Pavel and Beth

Suitable for all levels

£20

The Heroes Journey – exploring the Arhetypes with the Unmasked Man

Date: Sunday 3rd December, 10am-4pm, £80

We are delighted to introduce The Unmasked Man’s Heroes Journey Day Retreat, offering you an opportunity to explore the realms of vulnerability and authenticity amongst men.

Join Alexander the founder of Unmasked Man and Gopala (James) for a 1 day Mens workshop exploring the ‘Heroes Journey’, delving deep into the Archetypes.

This will be a powerful workshop that will include embodiment practices, educational teachings and sharing opportunities all enabling us to explore the Archetypes – Warrior, Lover, Magician and King and there shadow qualities that may have disruptive influence in our lives.

This will be a transformative expereince and a great introduction to Mens work and the Unmasked Man.

Please bring your own food for a shared lunch.

And please let any other men know about the event who you think would benefit from the workshop.

We look forward to welcoming you!


Place: Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing, 40 Duchy Road, Harrogate, HG1 2ER)
(plenty of parking on the drive and road)

£80 Exchange.

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New Year Facial Rejuvenating & Intention setting workshop

January 13 2.30-4.30 pm £35

Join us for a Facial rejuvenating and inspiring intention setting workshop , Led by Janet Yeun Yau a Facial Gua Sha and wellness practitioner. 

This workshop is designed to provide you with the time to relax, revitalise and reflect on what you want to achieve for the new year and beyond.

Yeun will support the intention setting with a beautifully sequenced facial healing ritual, giving you space to nurture your intentions and release any blockages .She will focus on opening up specific areas of the face to connect to the mind, body and spirit, helping you gain clarity and feel rejuvenated.

The session will be broken down into different segments where we will use a blend of traditional Chinese’s healing and modern techniques such as breath work , mediation, body drumming, facial tapping ,facial yoga ,facial gua sha and acupressure sequences. 

This will help boost your energy, draw the focus inwards and create space for what you want to welcome in and manifest into your life for the year ahead. We will discuss ways to support your visions and create a simple Facial healing guide for your own self care practice. You will have the chance to purchase tools to continue your self care practice at home. 

This workshop is especially suitable for those who wish to learn how to age gracefully, feel radiant, or who wish to manage issues of stress, fear, anger, overthinking ,eye-strain, puffy eyes ,frown lines, sleep problems and headaches. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to feel relaxed and rejuvenated, learn new skills and manifest your positive intentions for a healthy radiant future

Prior to workshop:

  • Please come with a doubled cleansed face and décolletage.
  • Bring a hairband or hair tie to keep hair off face.
  • Wear comfortable clothing with access to the chest area.
  • Bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated throughout the practice. 
  • Please arrive 5 minutes before the session to settle in and complete an intake form before the session.

Contact [email protected] to book on

The Pelvic floor an Integrated Approach with Anne-Marie

September 16 11-1pm

In the seminar you will learn how to exercise the pelvic floor correctly but also equally importantly how to relax it.

Our Pelvic floor should resemble a taught trampoline but unfortunately very often our pelvic floor more often resembles a slack hammock!
Pelvic floor problems are very common but rarely discussed or taught properly unless you have access to a pelvic floor specialist.

Anne-Marie has been fortunate to have had training with 3 physios with specialist pelvic floor training they have all attended Pilates with Anne-Marie in the past  While clinical Pilates classes are a wonderful help, it is not enough, as we also need to learn how to isolate the pelvic floor and learn the specialist exercises

We will also be looking at ways to relax the pelvis as we can have an overtight or tense pelvis 

Anne-Marie has been fortunate to have had training with 3 physios with specialist pelvic floor training they have all attended Pilates with Anne-Marie in the past  While clinical Pilates classes are a wonderful help, it is not enough, as we also need to learn how to isolate the pelvic floor and learn the specialist exercises

We will also be looking at ways to relax the pelvis as we can have an overtight or tense pelvis 

The Book ‘Headache in the Pelvis by D.Wise and R. Anderson- explains how related pelvic pain and dysfunction, variously diagnosed as prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, pelvic floor dysfunction, among other related diagnoses can end up in unnecessary surgery if not dealt with

The Book ‘Headache in the Pelvis by D.Wise and R. Anderson- explains how related pelvic pain and dysfunction, variously diagnosed as prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, pelvic floor dysfunction, among other related diagnoses can end up in unnecessary surgery if not dealt with

The Book ‘Headache in the Pelvis by D.Wise and R. Anderson- explains how related pelvic pain and dysfunction, variously diagnosed as prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, pelvic floor dysfunction, among other related diagnoses can end up in unnecessary surgery if not dealt with

£25

Suitable for all levels

Love Dance Trance Ceremony with Magdalena Nel Bliss

TBC

Dear Friends and Soul family,

We are very happy to welcome the mystical and beautiful Magdalena Nel Bliss to the centre for a 3 hour Love Dance Trance Ceremony..

In the session Nel will guide you to a deep dive into the very essence of your being, through the movement, breath and sound. Here you will connect to your true soul nature and expression, letting go of fear and the false notion of self and personality.

It will be a beautiful, transformative and powerful evening in sacred space.. the exchange is £25 which you can book here.

Equally if you are short on funds you’re welcome to offer a donation on the night..

We look forward to welcoming you into the sacred space..

Love Blessings,
Nel and James

Suitable for all levels

£25

Gong Relaxation Experience with Craig –
TBC

We are happy to welcome back Craig Eddington to the Centre to run the Gong sound bath. These are always popular and fully booked, Craig is a very experienced musical therapist and sound healer and his gong baths are incredibly relaxing allowing us to go very deep into a healing state of consciousness.

THE GONG SOUND BATH:
Deep, Restorative, Relaxation is a vital part of any Good Health regime. It allows our bodies time re-balance and rejuvenate. Using Sound is a great way to easily bring about deep relaxation similar to that achieved during a deep Meditation.
Sound can be a powerful & energising holistic therapy. The sound and sound vibrations bring harmony to the physical body, balance the subtle energy fields, whilst calming the mind and inducing deep relaxation.

At relaxation sessions the Gong is played gently, along with other therapeutic instruments such as Himalayan & Crystal Singing Bowls to bathe you in calming, healing sounds.

ON THE NIGHT
Prompt start at 18:30pm (Please arrive 10-15 minutes earlier)
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the event, late arrivals are unable to join partway through.
Please bring a yoga mat / blanket / pillow for your comfort. We do have some spares at sessions if you need to borrow them.
Wear warm comfortable clothing and you may like to bring a bottle of water to sip. We look forward to gathering and sharing space with you.

Suitable for all levels

£18

Summer Solstice at Thornborough Henge

Saturday June 17th 7-9pm

You are invited to this special occasion, celebrating the Summer solstice at the sacred and powerful Thornborough Henge just north of Ripon.

The addres to the car park: New Ln, West Tanfield, Ripon DL8 2RA. We will be at the top of the mound/henge next to the car park. 

We will join together in fire ceremony and prayer. As we connect to our hearts and release in to the flames anything we are ready to let go of from this last year of great change and transformation and call in our new intentions and visions. This will include prayerful song from Cheryl and a couple of group songs led by the 2 of us. 

After there will be a drumming circle where we will give back to the land and connect with the ancestors in joyful frequency and song. Please bring a drum if you have one and a note for the fire to release anything to the flames. 

All are welcome, the investment is £20, you can book via this link.

I look forward to seeing you there in celebration and community.

Many Blessings,
James

Suitable for all levels

£20

AN AYURVEDIC SPRING CLEANSE NUTRITION WORKSHOP TBC : Using food as a gut tool

Being in harmony with nature is the secret to be in tune with the seasons, according to Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga and the world’s longest continuously practised system of medicine.

Dipti, a qualified Ayurvedic Therapist, nutritionist, and tea aficionado, is the host for this workshop on Ayurvedic Spring Nutrition.

Our Ayurvedic Nutrition workshop is the ideal remedy for developing a rhythm and habit that will help you gradually lighten up physically, psychologically, and emotionally during spring.

It will allow you to reconnect with yourself and use food as a strong healing tool for a blissful year. The greatest way to get your body in tune with the changing of the seasons is to eat lighter meals, include particular herbs in your diet, and engage in yoga and meditation.

The main focus of our workshop will be on learning to cook authentic and traditional Ayurvedic dishes that are very helpful during the seasonal shift.

We have a modest tradition of cooking the meals, allowing all of our amazing yogis to help out in the kitchen, and letting everyone contribute to this healing experience.

Throughout this time, you will be given traditional Ayurvedic tea, refreshments, and a freshly prepared lunch.

We will use the preparation as an opportunity to discuss how to transition from the winter to the spring season utilising holistic tools such as easy daily routines, Ayurvedic rituals, and how to start moving in sync with your body’s circadian clock using time and food as the building blocks for a healthy body and mind.

In order to boost your immunity and digestion this spring, you will also learn more about which beans, legumes, nuts and seeds, grains, and spices to include in your diet.

After the event, a digital guide will be delivered to your inbox, enabling you to take advantage of this wonderfully uplifting experience.

Namaste and we hope to see you there. 

FLOW OF THE WORKSHOP

11 AM – Introduction

11:15 AM – Brief the attendees about the workshop sipping delicious locally made Ayurvedic Tea

11:30 AM – Serving Ayurvedic Starter Refreshment, Introduction to Ayurveda + Seasonal Food Recommendations 

12:00 PM – Preparation of the main Holistic Ayurvedic meal, talking about the ingredients, benefits of using herbs and spices in meals and mindful eating on a day to day basis

1:30 PM – Lunch will be served

1:50 PM – Finish the workshop with a cup of Herbal Tea. Addressing Ayurveda related health questions, queries etc. 

Suitable for all levels

£50

DISCOVER SOMATICS WORKSHOP with SYLVIA JAY,
TBC 

In this workshop Sylvia will introduce you to foundation Somatic Movements, & will guide you into connecting more fully with your body as you sense it from within – in stillness & through the movements.

What is Somatics?
Somatics is a safe & gentle but powerful body-mind practice that enables you to find & restore fresh flow, strength & ease to your body & into your life – whether you’re being active or still.

It does this by releasing habitual muscle tension that you may not even know is there. By practicing movements ‘Somatically’ you signal your brain to switch off contracted muscles when they’re not needed – with immediate effect… while the powerful ‘magic’ of your own awareness helps make these positive changes last.

Why Somatics?
Life – lifestyle, habits, injuries, & our emotional responses – can all result us becoming stuck in adaptive posture, movement… & outlook. This can be unconsciously limiting at best; or show up as discomfort, physical dysfunction or even debilitating pain. By knowing how to move ‘Somatically’ you can prevent or overcome these unwelcome ways of being.

There’s more – through a Somatic lens you can transform your enjoyment of yoga, your favourite sports & activities, & bring more ease and joy into your life. As Somatics is gentle & you learn to listen more closely to your body, it’s equally great keep you moving if you’re already in discomfort or pain.

This workshop is good for all ages (adults) & fitness levels, & most health conditions. It will be mostly mat-based with some standing & slow walking. Sylvia is always happy to offer seated alternatives if this is better for you – contact her if you’re not sure.

So discover Somatics & transform your life in 2023.
Booking via this link here

Suitable for all levels

£25

Cacao Ceremony, Sound Journey & Live Music Celebration with Jonny O’Donnell

TBC

Let’s Be Together!
Freedom Seekers Conscious Celebration
With Jonny O’Donnell 

Cacao, Grounding Sound Journey, Live Music Celebration and Dance Party

‍It’s the season to cosy up together with the tribe!
Join this evening of seasonal celebration:

Gently arrive and unite in the space together

Open your heart with cacao 

‍Lie or sit to centre and journey within yourself in this grounding and uplifting sound journey (shorter than usual…more time for party)

Rise with some of your favourite uplifting songs for celebration…LIVE! Follow the Suuuuun!

Dance Party – A chilled dance DJ set…move, talk, hug, connect, be together

Finish off the night with a short relaxing and integrating sound bath 

Suitable for all levels

£30

Winter Solstice Fire & Cacao Ceremony and Sound Bath with Arachai and Joe

TBC

Blessings Tribe, one and all!

On Saturday December 17th we are very happy to welcome Arachai and Joe to the Centre to share their beautiful heart felt vibes in ceremony and song.

This will be an awesome night and was sold out earlier this year!

The evening will kick off with a short fire ceremony outside led by James. After this we will head inside for the main Cacao Ceremony with Arachai and Joe, leading into a full immersion Sound Bath using the instruments of Handpan, Didgeridoo, Gongs and more.. and to finish the evening off there’ll be chance for some jamming if people wish to stay on ?

There will be time for socialising and chatting after as well.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Much love ?
James, Arachai and Joe

Suitable for all levels

£25

Chakra Balancing Immersive Soundbath with Christian

Date TBC

An immersive and deeply restorative ‘Sound Bath’ relaxation experience, to gently lull you into a state of peace, calm and tranquillity

THE SOUND BATH RELAXATION:

Deep relaxation is a vital part of looking after your health and wellbeing, which can assist with personal growth and healing, as well as guiding you on a journey of deeper discovery of self. It allows our bodies the time to rest and rejuvenate. Using guided meditation alongside the therapeutic sounds as a means of deep relaxation is an excellent way to help relax, rebalance and restore the mind and physical body.

Sound can be a powerful & energising means of relaxation. The frequency, vibration and resonance of the sounds support and assist you, right down to a cellular level, to bring about balance and harmony to your physical body and energetic fields, calming the mind and inducing deep relaxation.

During the sessions, the Himalayan Singing Bowls are gently played, along with other therapeutic instruments such as Crystal Singing Bowls, Hand Pan, Native Flutes, Shamanic Drum and Didgeridoo to bathe you in the deeply healing and restorative sounds.

YOUR INVITATION:

All are welcome, sessions are informal and light hearted, with no special skills or previous experience necessary. Just bring a smile and allow the captivating sounds to work, like a ‘sonic massage’ for the physical self, as you allow yourself the time and space to just be.

Please bring a yoga mat / blanket / pillow for your comfort. (We do have some spare mats at sessions if you need to borrow them).

Wear warm comfortable clothing and you may also like to bring a bottle of water to drink

Prompt start at 7:30pm (Please arrive 10-15 minutes earlier)

Suitable for all levels

£17

Chakra Balancing Workshop with Sam

TBC , 11am-1pm, £20

You are invited to join this Chakra Balancing Workshop, where we will explore the Chakra system from its roots in ancient Hindu and Buddhist scriptures, to its utility and relevance for modern life.
In this workshop, we will learn about the main 7 chakras of the body and explore how a well balanced chakra system can support us to live with greater ease, contentment and joy in our lives. We will explore the history and evolution of the chakra system from ancient roots in the Vedic texts to the 7 chakra system, depicted by the colours of the rainbow that we see today. We will learn about the qualities of each individual chakra and the importance of creating balance throughout the system.

The workshop will combine learning and discussions with embodied practices that support us to integrate what we learn. We will explore each chakra, starting with the root chakra and working up to the crown, learning the qualities of each and engaging in practices that help bring them into balance.

The workshop will include the following key elements:
Learning about the chakra system including origins and evolution
Exploration of each chakra, including practices to bring them into balance
Yoga poses and sequences that balance particular chakras
Chakra based meditations and visualisations

Stories, poetry and group discussion and exploration

Suitable for all levels

£20

Love Dance Trance Ceremony with Nel

Date TBC

Dear Friends and Soul family,

We are very happy to welcome the mystical and beautiful Magdalena Nel Bliss to the centre for a 3 hour Love Dance Trance Cermeony..

In the session Nel will guide you to a deep dive into the very essence of your being, through the movement, breath and sound. Here you will connect to your true soul nature and expression, letting go of fear and the false notion of self and personality.

It will be a beautiful, tranfomative and powerful evening in sacred space.. the exchange is £25

Suitable for all levels

£25

KUNDALINI WORKSHOP WITH JOTE PRAKASH, 2023 DATE TBC

We are very happy to welcome Jote Praskash to the centre to run a day of kundalini Yoga. Come and learn how to navigate and awaken the kundalini energy in a contained way, giving space for your emotions and feelings.  Be held in safe sacred space where all aspects of you are welcomed, balancing the playful with the deeply transformational. The day Includes: Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, Mantra, Breathwork, Dance, Connection, Deep Work 

Includes lush healthy organic vegan lunch and snacks 

Limited spaces available!.

Suitable for all levels

£55/£66