Sam

What do you offer out of The Haven?
I teach yoga. I have been practicing yoga since 2000 and qualified as an Iyengar yoga teacher in 2008 with Iyengar Yoga (UK) and I am continually developing and learning through my own practice, teaching, and attending workshops. I enjoy the detail and precision of the Iyengar approach together with the health benefits of strengthening the body, building stamina and improving flexibility. Every class is different, focusing on different areas of the body and using equipment to explore poses. I encourage body awareness and connection with the breath. This allows students to progress safely at their own pace, no matter what their experience. Iyengar yoga promotes a firm foundation for health and well-being.

Why do you choose to work out of The Haven?
It’s a beautiful calm space with a good energy. I’ve been part of The Haven since the early days and really enjoy spending time there, both teaching my own class and attending other events. There’s a connection and shared ethos with the team at The Haven, which seems to be reflected by those who come to classes. Having a dedicated yoga studio in our local community, and one that is well equipped and cosy, is a rare treat.

What is your best wellbeing advice?
Make time for yourself, find the thing that gives you that sense of ‘timeout’, something restorative for the mind and body, be it yoga, walking, drawing, gardening, singing, whatever. Then do your best to fit it into your life regularly. For me, besides yoga, it’s being outdoors, and taking time to observe nature. Also try new experiences when you can, the little buzz and sense of achievement you get from being brave enough to at least give it a go can be a great boost.

Sarah Blackfellar

What do you offer out of The Haven ?
I teach yoga at The Haven. My teaching draws on several types of yoga with each class blending breath, movement, postures and stillness to create greater flexibility, strength and focus. I like to think of yoga as an opportunity to bring together mind, body and heart in the present moment which always feels like the perfect antidote to modern life

Why do you choose to work out of The Haven?
As much of my yoga teaching has taken place in church and village halls, I was really excited to join an authentic yoga and well-being space that has been carefully created for the community. I love welcoming my students into the beautiful and well-equipped yoga studio, it definitely creates the perfect setting for some much needed relaxation. I am quite new to teaching at The Haven but I am looking forward to being part of a team that is so dedicated to supporting our community.

What is your best wellbeing advice?
Become intimate with your own mental and emotional well-being. Learn to check-in with yourself and recognise when you’re stressed or have gone into fight or flight mode unnecessarily. Find an activity or strategy that helps you to deal with the busy or stressful moments. For me, it’s definitely Yoga and spending time outside in nature, that improves my mental and physical health. These activities get me out of my busy head and back into the present moment where I immediately relax and begin to feel happier. So finding out what works for you could be key for attaining optimal health and well-being!

Magi & Gigi

What do you offer out of The Haven?
We offer accessible musical mayhem (in a gently structured way). With its roots in West African Malinke tradition, we teach percussion to small groups, developing drumming skills and confidence, progressing to performance level where appropriate. The aim of our work is to share the complex rhythms of this region that have been taught to us, respecting the roots and traditions of the music. We have fun while we do it!

Why do you choose to work out of The Haven?
The Haven is an inclusive space, respecting all of the needs of the group and the importance of the origin of the musical traditions we enjoy and teach. The space is welcoming, clean and calm but it allows us to stir up high energy levels within that space.

What is your best wellbeing advice?
Explore new ideas. If it’s easier for you seek inclusive groups and other people to help you dip your toe into new experiences. Accept that not everything you try will be a good fit for you, not every person you meet will be somebody you wish to share that experience with, but every experience will enrich your life, and your presence will enhance the experience for others.

Natalija

What do you offer out of The Haven?
I am a certified Access Consciousness Bars Facilitator. Bars is 32 points on a person's head which when held gently in a particular sequence dissipate all thoughts feelings and emotions that no longer serve you. It alleviates anxiety, stress, pain in the body and raises your levels of consciousness and awareness of what is possible for you and your life. This is a life changing session and opens the doors to possibilities to change in your life you wish to see. I teach you how to perform this on a client or on yourself. Also I give session to individual clients too.

Why do you choose to work out of The Haven?
The Haven has lovely rooms in a central location which are perfect for sessions and classes. The Haven's ethos aligns with mine perfectly so it was a perfect fit. 

What is your best wellbeing advice?
You are an infinite being and a sole creator of your own reality - everything you see in your life, you have chosen and created. So as a powerful creator, you can choose to create the life of your dreams.

Contact: 07429 095626

Tanya

What do you offer out of The Haven?
I am a fully qualified Bowen Technique Therapist. I also offer Hopi ear candling and Scar Release Technique.

The Bowen Technique is a hands on therapy that works over the fascia, bones, muscles and connective tissue. It is a gentle therapy and can be given to anyone from birth to the elderly

Why do you choose to work out of The Haven?
I have been at the Haven since it first opened. the healing room is a relaxing, safe, space, to work from; and more importantly I love the ethos behind the haven and what it stands for in the community.

What is your best wellbeing advice?
Eat a balanced diet, aim for a good nights sleep. Exercise daily (even if it’s a short walk) and get outside in the fresh air when you can. And lastly find help when you need it whether that’s having a cuppa with a friend or booking in for a bowen treatment.

Thane

What do you offer out of The Haven?
We are a Buddhist meditation group. Allowing people the chance to learn about meditation and Buddhism.

Why do you choose to work out of The Haven?
I have always found the Haven to be a peaceful place and it's an ideal space to meditate in.

What is your best wellbeing advice?
Daily meditation helps to still the mind and bring a sense of calm into your life.

Gaelle

What do you offer out of The Haven?
Im a fully qualified Shiatsu practitioner and a Qi Gong instructor . I offer shiatsu treatments and teach QI gong on a Sunday evening . Shiatsu is a powerful, energetic Japanese body therapy (shiatsu means finger pressure ), strongly rooted in Chinese Medicine (TCM). It mainly uses pressure of the hands . In Eastern thoughts, Shiatsu embraces the philosophy of the Yin and the Yang, the energy meridians (channels ), the 5 elements and the concept of Qi, energy . It addresses the physical, mental , emotional and spiritual aspects of the human. QI gong is an ancient Chinese practice that promotes health and wellbeing . IT combines a meditative state , breathing and slow movement.

Why did you choose to work out of the Haven?
I had been recommended the Haven long time ago . But as everything in life it entered my life when I was ready . I have a thing for Stonehaven but most importantly I love the community spirit . I feel part of a big tribe and working from The Haven doesn't feel like work . The Healing Room is a place ale where time is suspended . And the Yoda studio feels like a big embrace when you walk into it.

What is your best well-being advice?
Your body knows the key to open the door to your self . With a bit of silence , time for you it will guide you back to your true self. All we have to do is take the time to listen.

 

 

 

 

Gordon

What do you offer out of The Haven?

A monthly clinic of Chinese Therapeutic Massage

Treating Musculo-skeletal problems plus ‘internal’ ailments, and unbalanced emotional conditions.

Chinese Therapeutic Massage can aid: · Musculo-skeletal problems · Nervous systems disorders · Chronic stress-related disorders · Chronic fatigue · Intestinal blockages · Sciatica · Abdominal masses, knots & lumps and improve digestion · Scar tissue · Boost athletic performance and treat sports injuries · Headaches · Poor circulation · Lower back pain

It can also: · Relax you emotionally mentally & physically · Accelerate the healing process

Why did you choose to work out of the Haven?

The Haven is a centre for health, healing and wellbeing in the community. A perfect location for people to find the healing therapy of Chinese Therapeutic Massage.

What is your best well-being advice.

Move your body to calm your mind! Mind and body are the yin and yang of each other.

Yin (mind) still and calm Yang (body) moving. Most people have overactive minds and bodies that don't move enough causing mental exhaustion and body weakness. Releasing tensions and blockages in the body aids in internal flow bringing mind and body back into balance.

When mind and body are in harmony the spirit is restored.

Tina

What do you offer out of The Haven?

Tai Chi - Xianwu Wudang style

Why did you choose to work out of the Haven?

The Haven is the perfect place to teach the ancient art of Tai Chi because Tai Chi promotes harmony and balance, as does The Haven.

What is your best well-being advice.

Move your body to calm your mind! Mind and body are the yin and yang of each other.

Yin (mind) still and calm Yang (body) moving. Most people have overactive minds and bodies that don't move enough causing mental exhaustion and body weakness. Releasing tensions and blockages in the body aids in internal flow bringing mind and body back into balance.

When mind and body are in harmony the spirit is restored.

Fiona

What do you offer out of The Haven?

I'm a Sports Massage Therapist and will be offering sports massage sessions. I love working with the body and love the fact each and every body is unique and wonderful. I pull my knowledge from my background in personal training, yoga and myofascial release to ensure we are working with your body in a way that feels safe and supported. I will never chase pain during a massage and will always work within your boundaries. So whether it's a specific area of your body that requires a little more attention or a general maintenance massage to reduce tension I'd be happy to help.

Why do you choose to work out of The Haven?

I loved the atmosphere as soon as I stepped through The Haven's front door, it's warm, welcoming, inclusive, inspiring and supportive. We need so much more of this in the world. I immediately knew I wanted to be part of this amazing community and share this space with others who want to shine their light and work towards making the world a better place. I'm thrilled to be part of something so special.

What is your best wellbeing advice?

You are a priority. Find something that lights you up and do more of it because you deserve to take time for yourself.

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