The Defining Guide on Releasing Your Inner Power

Are you ready to realize your full potential? You’ve read the book, now it’s time to delve deeper. Listen to the free audio routines and sign up for a masterclass of one-to-one training – release your inner power today.

You’ve read the book, now you can continue and deepen the experience with assisted audio routines and workshops

A good fitness guide makes you want to workout. A great fitness guide gives you no choice but to workout.

You’ve learned that this book is more than just a fitness guide. This is a way of life. A way to build your inner power in a lasting way. You will be coming back to it again and again on your journey to fitness and motivation. The secrets it provides you to excel in the area of fitness form just one aspect. It is also profoundly informative on the subjects of health and personal happiness.

Here is the daily 10-minute routine that will change the way you approach life forever (click image for audio):

Audio of guided energy exercises
Guided energy exercises

If you would like to go for optimum results as explained in the book, I recommend balancing out your system before starting the 10-minute daily energy exercise routines. This gives you the best chance for success. When you self-heal with Reiki, it can be quite a tiring experience to begin with as you are detoxing your mind and body. When you remove the negative energy it has to flow somewhere, you may therefore find yourself crying a lot during your first session – or you may find yourself sleeping a lot more. I would therefore recommend that you chose the most “unhectic” time in your year to start this process, i.e. not when you are about to go on summer holiday with the family and not at Christmas.

Self-treatment audio for rebalancing your energy (click on image to listen):

Reiki self-treatment routine for restoring the balance within
Assisted self-healing guide

Guaranteed focus and success

“How to Get Fit with Reiki and Music” provides motivational combination to give your training and fitness regime guaranteed focus and success.  Aside from providing you with a balanced, focused and motivated mindset, the symbiosis of Reiki and music gives you that extra push. The force from within you never thought you had.

How to Get Fit with Reiki and Music presents a revolutionary approach to exercise that will keep you motivated for good.

Energy Work

Through your Energy Work/Reiki you will master the discipline of self-control promoting the awareness of your own potential and usage of energy. It not only helps to build up bodily reserves of strength and resistance, and to control and cure disorders, but also has the ability to promote vitality, rejuvenate the body and stimulate intelligence.

  • Grounding
  • Centering
  • Energizing

Ancient methods in modern times

Based on the principles of Tendai Buddhism and Taoism for meditation and internal energy cultivation, Reiki was initially taught as an aid in self-healing. As such it can help in strengthening the body, harmonizing your emotions and calming your mind.  The purpose of the daily energy exercises is to activate, circulate, ground and channel energy also known as qi.  Qi is the energy inherent in all things. When practiced every day for just 10 minutes, Reiki can become a powerful tool for transformation and self cultivation. Many people who practice Reiki have reported remarkable changes in their overall health and energy levels as well as improved self-esteem and emotional outlook. Reiki is simple and easy to learn and can be practiced anywhere as it requires no equipment and just enough space to sit down in.

Energy Exercises Guide - a 10-minute routine to double your energy reserves, give you focus and help you find calm. With step-by-step instructions and illustrations.

Every workout is a breakthrough

Whether you are going through a physiotherapy program, training for a marathon or event or striving to improve your health and physique, this ingenious combination will help you get rid of bad habits, break behavioral patterns leading to lethargy and failure, and spur you on to set new benchmarks in your physical abilities. Through a few easy-to-learn techniques, this guide will give you the drive to get up a challenging hill. This hill can be both physical and psychological. This facilitating combo will support you from the start when you are defining your goals and planning out your schedule, right through to staying motivated.

The power of music

“There is a charm: a power that sways the breast Bids every passion, revel or be still, Inspires with rage or all your cares dissolves, Can sooth distraction and almost despair – That power is music”. – Armstrong, 1774

There is no denying the motivational power of music

  • Transporter of emotions
  • Fuel to your soul
  • Inspiration for dreams

I will be compiling a list of music suitable for jogging and aerobic exercises. When the click here button is live it means the list is available, otherwise I am still putting it together so feel free to contact me in the meantime.

All the hard work has been done for you.

All you have to do is get changed and turn the music up!

Through the symbiosis of Reiki and music, you will find that magic “kick” to propel you around the track or keep you pedaling up the hill. You will be able to dig deep down inside you to your “center of energy” as you disassociate from the physical limitations of your body and soar to mind-blowing lengths.

Reviews:

“An awesome, inspiring book and fab idea to combine the 2 tools of reiki and music to achieve what you want.” – Martha

“I just wanted to write to say how enlightening your guide has been. I have found it really easy to follow and beautifully explained and though it was written as a guide to getting fit I have found so much wisdom in your chapter on vibrations, wisdom that has really resonated with me in my particular situation with my 14 year marriage to a negatively charged selfish man. Thank you!” – Stacey

“The book is exactly right for helping people through life crises. The Reiki really helps you to focus. I thought I had a lot of  willpower, I recently completed a 5k run for charity, but then I seemed to lose my drive. I found this guide at just the right time. Everything is so much easier now.” – Alex

Available as paperback, Kindle and audio book

How to get fit with reiki and music - ultimate motivation guide

Are you ready to realise your potential? Try the 10-minute routine it will help you work harder for longer and improve your life.

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REKI & MUSIC WORKSHOPS

Naturally the best way to get to grips with and reap the full benefits of any new routine or system is to have a mentor. That is why I run masterclasses and one-on-one sessions for anyone who wants to master the power of Reiki with music to realise their full potential.

Full immersion Reiki & Music Combo Retreat: 1 week £5,500

  • Full training in the art of Reiki
  • Guided one-to-one rebalancing sessions
  • Space and time to recover from your “healing crisis” to emerge with focus and more energised.
  • Daily training exercise programme tailored to suite your needs.
  • Full board and accommodation at hotel on the island of Hawaii Takata Sensei’s clinic was located in HiloHawaii
  • Tailored plan for lifestyle and fitness regime

1-to-1 Reiki & Music Coaching & Mentoring
£150/hour

  • Full training in the art of Reiki with Reiki Master
  • Guided one-to-one rebalancing sessions for as long as you need
  • Space and time to recover from your “healing crisis” to emerge with focus and more energised.
  • Daily training exercise programme tailored to suite your needs.
  • Tailored plan for lifestyle and fitness regime

Spirituality & Wellness Diploma

Benefit both on a personal and professional level from this pioneering qualification integrating Spirituality and Health and Wellness.

This is the first Spirituality and Health qualification to be on the Ofqual Register.

ALMOST SOLD OUT! HURRY!
Explore and deepen your spirituality and get a nationally recognised qualification at the same time – two courses for the price of one!!

What could be better! You gain SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT and WELLNESS COACHING plus you receive a professionally recognised qualification at then of your course!

spiritual growth and wellness coaching

 CI Level 3 Diploma in Practical Spirituality and Wellness.

You will be part of a like-minded and friendly group meeting on 8 weekends
from March to November 2019.

The course is tutored by Martine Moorby, one of the region’s most trusted and reputed wellness and reiki mentors. Entry by application only. Crossfields Institute Level 3 Diploma in Practical Spirituality and Wellness (VRQ) Ofqual Qualification Number: 601/8673/2 Sector Subject Area: Health and social care

The course has received a 5-star rating based on more than 1,000 positive reviews. An explorative course, students learn the answers to some fundamental questions about to become more compassionate on a day-to-day basis and enhance their wellbeing. For instance:
– How do we create time and space for ourselves?
– How do improve our practice of spiritual companionship?
– How can we make better decisions?

personal spiritual growth

In particular, the course demonstrates how ongoing personal development can help us arrive to carefully analyse our situation and rid ourselves of tension and help others to do the same. Students learn the value of slow self-exploration over quick and rash spontaneous and reactive thinking.

Taught by wellness mentor Martine Moorby in Harrogate, this highly beneficial and sought-after course is self-paced,  with 1 weekend a month of personal tuition and workshops over a period 8 months. For just £1,370 payable in 8 easy instalments you can gain personal spiritual enlightenment as well as wellness coaching – plus get the certificate to boost your professional credibility and integrity.

wellness coaching

The course consists of four units

1. PERSON-CENTRED SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
Study and experience the spiritual practices that benefit health and wellbeing. Clarify and implement your own daily spiritual health practice. Appreciate  the diversity of approaches in your fellow learners. How best to support others in developing their own spiritual health practice.

2. SCIENCE AND CONTEXT
The important historical relationship of spirituality and medicine.   The evidence base and science of how spirituality can benefit health. The relevance of all this to your own personal experience and that of your colleagues and clients.

3. DEVELOPING REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
The crucial importance of ongoing honest and emotionally literate self-examination and self-care. This is built on a foundation of mindfulness and the compassionate witnessing of your thoughts and feelings. Implementing your own reflective practice. The mental health challenges that may be linked to spirituality.

4. SPIRITUAL CARE IN PRACTICE
Builds on the knowledge and practice of the other three units.  The fundamentals of giving spiritual support. Whole-body listening, empathy and holding. Leading individuals and small groups into meditation. Risk-assessment and referral. Working in multi-disciplinary community teams.

To enrol in Harrogate visit: Martine Moorby

Signs of a Burnout

Burning the candle at both ends?
5 signs that you may be chronically fatigued because your body is on constant ALERT mode. If you are, here are some steps to reverse the effects.

Are you burning your candle at both ends?

I never believed or paid any attention to people who told me that I’d burn out. “Be careful, you’ll burn out at some stage if you carry on like this!” I thought I could go on forever working like the fury, fitting into other people’s schedules but never stopping to take time out for myself – what  waste of time I would think. If it wasn’t productive, I didn’t do it. Then I stopped and looked at myself. I had been scurrying for so long I had forgotten what I liked to do, what my favourite meal was, how to dress nicely when not at work, how to simply have fun for no reason, I was constantly tired and worried and anxious… does this sound familiar?

What are the signs of a burnout?

Tiredness

An obvious one. Even though you’ve had 6+ hours sleep. You become chronically fatigued even if you have a lie-in or two lie-ins because your body is saturated with free radicals and toxins caused by stress. Your body is unable to let the energy flow freely or the nutrients to be digested properly because your system is on constant ALERT mode.

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Short attention span

You are struggling to concentrate on your work. Your mind flits constantly and is easily distracted. Could be too much caffeine or the hangover, but your fatigued mind needs a proper rest – that does not include flicking through social media for an hour!

Workaholic

Are you constantly pushing yourself to do, do, do because you haven’t achieved what you wanted in life and think that working hard is the answer?

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Emotionally exhausted

Are you feeling empty. Do you feel sad or even depressed? Are you short-tempered when you don’t mean to be. You are drained. Are you retreating into your turtle shell. Can’t face the world?

Low self-esteem

Putting others first. Don’t do nice things for yourself because you don’t think you deserve them. Constantly saying negative things to yourself. You are literally dragging yourself down.

What to do to avoid a crash and burn

Give yourself some love

You need to start respecting yourself and give yourself a break. Recognise your accomplishments. Work smart not hard.

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Try meditation, yoga, breathing classes – release the stress that is clogging up your body. Let it out through exercise, cut back the hours you work, stop, you will be more productive and less stressed!

Me time – chillax

animal cat face close up felineIt may sound obvious but try to cut back on work relax on a regular basis. Your mind and body need to refuel.

Keep a diary of how you are feeling so you can monitor if you are feeling more in charge of yourself again or if you are still experiencing fatigue and anxiety – then it’s time to get some therapy from a professional. It is worth it, because you are worth it.

Create positive daily rituals

A nice slow wake-up before the chaos of the day. If you are not so tired you can get up a little earlier, fit in a little stretch, 10 minutes quirt time to get your head sorted (or stroke the cat or dog), a yummy breakfast, long shower, wear something nice.

Take a walk at lunch, meet up with friends instead of working late, have a nice bath or go for a foot massage. Say nice things to yourself. Create an easy achievement list and a wish list of some treats you can do just because you want to! Repeat 3-5 positive affirmations (things you are grateful for and positive things about yourself) when you get up and before going to sleep. Try aromatherapy with a burner in your room or crystal healing grids… get creative!

Act now before it is too late

Don’t ignore your tired state, it will not simply go away. If you leave it too late your fatigued and over-stressed body will develop other ailments and long-lasting problem or damage. A holiday cannot sort this out, it will simply be a time for your body to let the illnesses in instead of a time to be enjoyed. You need a little holiday time everyday. You need to get the work life balance right. Instate the law of Kintalini into your personal life. Get your chi flowing and develop a more positive attitude about yourself. You don’t have to be perfect. Being happy is much better and more satisfying!

 

 

 

Third Time Lucky

Third Time Lucky
A fateful encounter that lead to an introduction to a powerful range of products. Because you are unlikely to find the Forever Aloe Vera products on the high street, allow me to introduce you to the Medicine Plant…

I had already been around the stalls twice at the Health and Healing Festival, but something compelled me to go around a third time: I was convinced I had missed something important and that it would reveal itself to me the third time I went around.

Tempted as I was to see if I actually had an aura or to have the magical tarot cards tell me if I was going to be rich and famous (and if so how long did I have to wait…) my instinct was not truly drawn to these prophetic stalls. In fact, the only stall I stopped at was a very unassuming one that I really was not interested in. It just had a simple display of Aloe Vera products. Without even realising it, I had stopped at perhaps the only stall at the whole fair that was not affiliated with the words “spiritual” or “celestial” in any way. Perhaps that is why it stood out from the crowd. It was down-to-earth.

Aloe vera products from Forever
Aloe vera products from Forever

I had already used Aloe in the past either as a refreshing drink or a soothing gel, so I was not expecting anything new to jump out at me. But this range was extraordinary, they offered aloe vera as a drink gel, food supplement sachets and pills, shaving foam, lip balm, protective hair spray, eye cream, cleanser, beauty skincare products, and last but not least, veterinary preparations to help heal our furry friends. And the list goes on.

Forever aloe vera products

The lady running this hidden gem of a stall was Fiona Walmsley. She was friendly, open and instantly likeable. She had a familiarity about her I could not quite place. We chatted, exchanged details and promised to meet up. Still unsure as to whether that was the fateful stall I was meant to have discovered on my third and final sweep of the fair I left feeling satisfied and content.

Fiona Walmsley
Fiona with Forever Living Products

A couple of weeks later I met with Fiona, she gave me some Aloe Vera products to sample and some literature on both the plant and the company she represents. Because you are unlikely to meet her or find the Forever Aloe Vera products on the high street, I shall introduce you to the power of the Medicine Plant and all that it can do for you and your loved ones (including pets) in a sequence of posts.

Although she did not proclaim any wizardy or magic, the journey she set me upon was full of the incredible and wondrous magic found only in dreams and wished for repeatedly in our prayers. Third time lucky indeed!

Read the following post if you are interested in:

  • Being healthier
  • Skin health
  • Boosting your immune system
  • Aiding your digestion

All from a sustainable product not tested on animals.

Aloe Vera – Mother Nature’s Gift

Mother Nature’s Gift

Up until the 19th century Aloe vera still one of the most popular over-the-counter remedies until it was pushed into the darkness by conventional medicines, and herbal medicine spiralled in decline. Thanks to recent research and case studies, Aloe is back in its full glory

When we find something amazing, human tendency is to either hide it away to covet it just for ourselves or to shout it from the roof tops and share its beauty so that all may reap its rewards. Aloe Vera has been the victim of both. So let’s get to the root of the matter and explore what has been dubbed the Medicine Plant.

Queen Nefertiti

A rich past

The aloe plant was left to wilt in the dark for many a decade after its initial heyday when it was used by the Egyptians in their renowned beauty regimes and in their mummification rituals. Right up until the 18th and 19th century it was still one of the most popular over-the-counter remedies until, more recently, it was pushed into the darkness by conventional medicines, i.e. more “orthodox” options. Mainstream pill-popping took over as herbal medicine spiralled in decline.

But did Aloe really ever go? It uses are so vast and the people who use it are so diverse, there was no chance of keeping this wondrous plant out of the light for long. It never really disappeared… it is too powerful for that!

Weird and wonderful uses

1. To ward off evil
Aloe vera is used to give spiritual baths to block and ward off evil spirits. This method is  observed in many spiritual belief systems across the world. The common consensus is that Aloe vera has the ability to block evil spirits.

2. To prolong beauty
This use should come as no surprise no wonder it is so powerful considering the ancient civilization of Egypt used it to preserves the integrity of the physical body during life and death. It keeps the skin looking fresh for the living. It contains properties that maintains the collagen of the skin and prevents the elasticity from becoming loose. It was one of the ingredients in embalming fluid.

3. Re-calibrate our frequency system
Thank to its electrolytic properties it helps the cells that are experiencing blockages or that are not communicating with each other. This is because the plant contains electrolyte minerals, such as magnesium, potassium, calcium and sodium, which support important physiological processes resulting from our nervous and cardiac systems.

aloe vera

Aside from its use in spiritual and mummification rituals, there are real facts to support this miracle plant’s health benefits: (source PubMed)

  1. Helps Constipation
  2. Helps Burns, Scars, Cuts and Hair
  3. Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties
  4. Improves Digestion and Detoxifies the Body
  5. Aloe Vera is Anti-bacterial, Anti-septic, Anti-fungal and Anti-viral
  6. Aloe Vera is an Adaptogen
  7. Helps the Immune System
  8. Improves Circulation and Cardiovascular Health
  9. Protects the Kidneys
  10. Helps against Diabetes
  11. Helps with Weight Loss
  12. Helps With Candida Overgrowth
  13. Slows the Growth of Cancer Tumors
  14. Increases Energy Levels
  15. Helps against Ulcers, Crohn’s Disease and IBS (Irritable Bowel Sydrome)

Yes it is a long list! And it is not exhaustive.  Thanks to recent research and case studies, Aloe is back in its full glory; it is even growing in importance in the mainstream medical branch with its inclusion in a CAM report, which examines alternative and complementary medicine and determines how providers of such therapies and remedies, such as herbal medicine, can be regulated.

The Aloe plant has a rich and varied past, and I believe it is set to have an equally fruitful future.

If you are interested in finding out more or sampling some products, visit the Forever Living Products site where you can be assured of sustainably grown plants, and start your journey to good health today.

The natural way to succeed

To be successful both in business and saving the planet is downright impressive. Susie Ma Founder of Tropic has created a range that is ethical, sustainable, leaves skin feeling silky smooth and completely natural. Find out more about this amazing entrepreneur.

If the products you use to look after your skin make you feel good, help to look after our planet and are a pleasure to use then you’re on to a real winner.

Susie Ma Founder of Tropic skincare products managed to create just this and is without doubt an inspirational lady. She has created a range that is ethical, sustainable, leaves skin feeling silky smooth and completely natural.

Susie Ma Tropic Skincare
Susie Ma – Love for nature

To be successful both in business and ethics and looking after the planet is downright impressive. Not to mention the speed in which this remarkable entrepreneur has manged to enter the Forbes Under 30 list!! From humble beginnings in 2010 to a fabulous launch in 2013. #greenbeautyrevolution

Tropic Ambassador
Tropic Ambassador Jennifer Wheelan

It was thanks to a lady called Jennifer Wheelan that  I discovered this amazing story and can now have endless fun with my daily cleansing and moisturising routine – so I am just doing my good deed and passing on the great news. Jennifer offered a whole range of amazing beauty and cleansing products:

The Good for you Tropic products were my favourite, but there were also Kushboo soap bars that are are individually handcrafted, engraved and hand wrapped. Kushboo soaps are 100% natural and do not contain SLSs, parabens or other chemicals. They use only the finest ethically sourced natural plant based ingredients. Their soaps contain natural fragrances using pure essential oils, and look good enough to eat!

 

And I must not forget Susie Ma’s magic balm!

Healing balm
Tamanu Healing balm

The multipurpose Tamanu Healing Balm helps to repair scarred and damaged skin or just give your dry hands much needed moisture that lasts the whole day.

Go on! Brighten up your skincare range… naturally!

 

The 4 Doctors of Wellness

The doctors for happiness, movement, diet and quiet all work together to provide a healthy recipe for balanced vitality and good health. Try a dose.

The Only 4 Doctors You Will Ever Need

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Graham Whitehead Health

First and foremost, I cannot take the credit for this concept and system, but through my training with the CHEK (Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology) Institute I have applied it to my own life and I have coached numerous clients through the 4-step process.

Dr Happiness

Wellness - Dr HappinessWhat makes you happy? What makes you feel good? What gives you a sense of purpose? What are you passionate about? What would be your chosen career?

These are some of the questions you can ask yourself. Your Dr Happy is always there to lead us to a life that fulfils our individual wants and needs. Furthermore, it can advise us if we are leading a life that does not maintain our core values and if this appears to be the case then every facet of our life can become a burden.


Dr Diet

We all know diet is a key part of our health and wellbeing. The quality of our food and drink we consume will affect our energy levels, emotions, physical health, mental clarity, productivity, performance, and overall health.

Wellness - Dr DietThe interesting thing about Dr Diet is the fact that what we think is healthy isn’t and what we think isn’t healthy is. There is an awful lot of confusion out there regarding our perceptions of healthy foods. What I can tell you is that everyone’s nutritional demands will vary.

Time and time again when working with people individually I have found that when the diet is deficient there simply is not enough energy or clarity of mind to initiate and sustain the changes needed for self-healing.

Dr Quiet

Dr Quiet is the chief physician making it the most important of the 4 Doctor.

Dr Quiet is responsible for energy management and recovery. One of the most common Meditation - Dr Quietissues with Dr Quiet is sleep. People simply aren’t getting enough sleep. You can make some big improvements in your health if you get adequate amounts of sleep. I recommend getting around 8 hours of sleep per night. Timing is also crucial because our body’s circadian rhythms are related to the rising and falling off the sun. 10:00pm is an optimal time to go to sleep by as the time from
10pm – 2am is the stage in our sleep of physical repair and 2 am – 6 am is dedicated to cognitive and mental repair.

Dr Movement

Dr Movement is related to our exercise. Do you work out? Or do you work in? Working in is the body accumulating energy through activities such as yoga, tai chi, stretching, massage etc. Working out is the body expending energy, such as cycling, lifting weights, running, or playing sports.Wellness - Dr Movement

Quite often people do not really have the energy to work out because their body is short of resources and is not getting enough Dr Quiet, Dr Diet, and Dr Happy. When the 3 Doctors mentioned are balanced we can begin to exercise in a way where the body receives a positive response from exercise. Without the right amount of movement, we suffer not only physically but mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

I am sure you can begin to see how the 4 Doctors integrate with one another. Day in and day out I see how people’s daily challenges in life, occupation, relationships, and ambitions are heavily related to imbalances in their 4 Doctors. It is vital for health and wellbeing that the 4 Doctors are balanced.

Be your own doctor – the only prescriptions you’ll be writing are the ones that come naturally or free: happiness, exercise, good food and meditation.

Graham Whitehead is a Personal Trainer based in Harrogate, specialising in Injury Rehabilitiation, Wellness and Sports Conditioning, Weight Loss, Holistic Lifestyle Coaching, Improving Posture, Corrective Exercise, Nutritional Coaching, and generally improving your health and lifestyle.

New Wellness Centre in Harrogate

A brand new Wellness Centre at Harrogate Ladies’ College opened in September 2018.

The Wellness Centre will be the hub for a wide range of activities designed to support and encourage all round mental wellbeing.

As well as a fully-staffed Medical Centre the new facility will also offer activities such as mindfulness training meditation and yoga, massage and reflexology, stress prevention and management, and nutritional advice.

The Wellness Centre will be a place for all pupils, staff and parents to go to develop their wellbeing. Parent and baby activities including baby yoga will also be available for members of the local community. A wellness programme will be led by the Director of Wellness, Mr Richard Farnan.

Wellness Centre Harrogate
Harrogate Ladies’ College

Sylvia Brett, Principal of Harrogate Ladies’ College said,

“There are lots of reports in the media about wellness issues in young people and the ‘Heads Together’ campaign launched by Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge aims to dispel the stigma around mental health. Schools must also be pro-active in this area which is why Harrogate Ladies’ College’s major initiative in the coming year is a Wellness Strategy and Wellness Centre.

“Our commitment to wellness and our investment in a new centre reflects our aim to provide opportunities for our whole school community to develop physical, mental and social wellbeing. We are developing our Wellness Strategy in consultation with parents, staff and pupils and this will develop as the centre evolves and the demands of the world change.

“I strongly believe that if pupils have an inner core of wellness they will have strategies for developing their emotional maturity, understand their spiritual place in the universe and have respect for the environment. They will challenge their brains intellectually and be committed to physical health as well as mental wellbeing.

“This is what we want for this, and future generations of pupils at Harrogate Ladies’ College.”

In Safe Hands

If ever you had to choose somewhere to start your journey of finding inner peace, tranquility and sense of purpose then there is one place you should definitely visit in the town of Harrogate where you are sure to be in safe hands. The Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing has a past and a future you […]

If ever you had to choose somewhere to start your journey of finding inner peace, tranquility and sense of purpose then there is one place you should definitely visit in the town of Harrogate where you are sure to be in safe hands.

The Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing has a past and a future you can trust.

Founded in January 1990, it has a longstanding tradition and history as a reputable provider of all things Yoga, Ayurveda and Pilates. When others were still jumping around in legwarmers with bouncy hairsprayed- perms, Anne-Marie had a vision that went beyond the temporary fads of Callanetics and step aerobics, she turned to holistic therapies and wellbeing and she was right. Her staying power is mirrored by the firm role the traditional Indian practices now play in Western society.

Just because the centre has  been advocating the benefits of yoga, massage and other complementary therapies for almost three decades, it does not mean that they sit on their laurels. There are new additions to the team and they have recently refurbished and upgraded their centre. See beautiful photos below:

New relaxing studio
Fabulous new look at the Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing

Since his return from India James Burford has been a driving force in implementing many of the new developments with his usual dedication and passion.
He is a yogi in the true sense of the word and has  over 5 years in India. He was awarded one of only 2 grants given by the Indian commission to commonwealth students to study in India- impressive, right! I’m sure I’ll be adding him to my Wellness Warriors soon!

All under the same roof (and if you think they have missed something from the world of wellness, I am sure if you asked them they probably are offering it…)

  • Ayurvedic Dietary and Lifestyle Consultation
  • Vibration Training
  • Soundwave Therapy
  • Narl 517
  • The Back Revolution
  • Neals Yard Remedies
  • Astrology Readings
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi
    Holistic Therapies

  • Angelic and Star Reiki with Crystal Chakra Balance
  • Spirit Body Balance
  • Consultative Aromatherapy Massage
  • Hot Himalayan Salt Stone Massage
  • Ayurvedic Kansa Wand Massage
  • Mandarin Mother to be Massage
  • Well being or Deep Tissue Back Massage
  • Ayurvedic Head Massage
  • Head and Toe Heaven
  • Reflex Foot and Reiki Rebalance
  • Rose Crystal Revitalising Facial Therapy
  • Stress Soother
  • Relax and Renew
  • Skin and Sparkle
  • Pedicure Therapy
  • Mini Mani or Pedi
  • Eye brow or lash tint
  • Eye brow wax
  • Angel Card Reading

I am sure you’ll agree this firmly rooted yet forward thinking centre for wellbeing is well worth a visit.

Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing
Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing

 

Health & Healing Festival

I drew my Angel Card upon entering the Health & Healing Festival held at the formidable Cedar Court Hotel in Harrogate this weekend, and what did I get?

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expectancy | ikˈspektənsē | noun (plural expectancies) the state of thinking or hoping that something, especially something pleasant, will happen or be the case: they waited with an air of expectancy.

Indeed I was not disappointed. My bubbling excitement and “expectancy” as the intoxicating aromas and positive vibes enveloped me was exceeded! Although a small-scale venue compared to some, when you open up the doors to this precious event in Harrogate, you are rewarded with a wealth of knowledge, dedication, motivation, spiritual uplifting, kindness, guidance, beauty and endless opportunities.

Opportunities to improve your health: Aloe Life – pure, natural, nutritious

The Aloe Vera Company
Forever Living Aloe & Healthcare Products

Opportunities to find inner peace: an inspirational talk by Jane Hay, Brahma Kumaris

Brahma Kumaris
When I change, the World Changes

Opportunities to help you on your journey: The Wiccan Lady

The Wiccan Lady - Decorated Besoms
Take Flight! Witches Broom Sticks to brush away negativity

 

Opportunities to feel elated: The amazing Harrogate Rock Choir

Harrogate Rock Choir
Moving, uplifting and inspirational

 

Opportunities to heal:  The Yorkshire Healing Association

Yorkshire Healing Association
Hands-on healing sessions

Opportunities to look  naturally beautiful: Good for you products by Susie Ma, Tropic

Tropic Skincare
Be part of the #greenbeautyrevolution

I shall of course be delving into each of the exhibitors and speakers over the coming weeks – after I have indulged in playing and experimenting with all the magical goodies and insight I acquired at the festival.

That could take a while!