About us.

What started as a children’s yoga class in Stonehaven has grown to a community wellbeing space with a fully equipped yoga studio, healing room and mindful room with 25 people working from The Haven offering 45 wellbeing activities weekly.

However the recent pandemic has seen us transform the yoga studio into a community larder to help those most vulnerable in the area.

The service gives members of the public access to food and toiletries with no questions asked.

Starkeeper Morton: Keeper of the Haven

Starkeeper Morton: Keeper of the Haven

What do you do in the Haven?
Essentially everything in The Haven is my responsibility. The only thing I am not involved in is stocking shelves at the Haven Community Larder because the Haven Helpers say it isn't my strength. They are right.

Why do you work out of the Haven?
I work out of The Haven because I thrive working with like-minded people that have a similar work ethic and who have a shared vision for the sort of community we wish to be part of. Having a grassroots, dynamic, community space that not only empowers people but also the community, is a rare gift that needs to be protected, valued and nurtured.

What is your best wellbeing advice?
Defend your self-care time fiercely. Sacrificing your wellbeing is a misunderstood short term solution that has devastating long term effects. Develop boundaries around who and what you invest your time, energy and talents in. It will serve you, and everyone around you, well.

Natalie: Wellbeing volunteer coordinator

Natalie: Wellbeing volunteer coordinator

I am excited to be joining The Haven as the new Wellbeing Volunteer Coordinator. My background in natural health, whole foods, and growing plants, and experience in the not-for-profit sector were a nice dovetail with The Haven and it’s wellbeing initiatives. My focus and passion lie in connecting people and places with the knowledge and skills they need to advocate for better outcomes in their lives and communities. I am excited to bring my expertise to The Haven and contribute to the incredible work that is already being done here.

I believe in the power of holistic wellbeing and I am eager to incorporate my understanding of natural health, foods and growing into the valuable work the volunteers are involved in. I am looking forward to helping the volunteers create a positive impact on our community and look forward to meeting all of you and working together to help improve everyone’s wellbeing.

I want to extend my gratitude to The Haven for giving me this opportunity to make a difference and to Julie and Francesca for the amazing work they did in helping to connect people with nourishing food.