Workshops & courses in Cheltenham

Online live yoga class with Chantal: Saturday 23rd May 8.30am-10am: £5

Online live yoga class

Introduction to Thai yoga massage: DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

Join us for another of our popular Thai massage workshops! Guaranteed to make you feel energised and relaxed at the same time!
This introductory workshop will include:

  • Background to and theory behind this ancient yoga related therapy
  • Links and cross over with yoga theory
  • Demonstrations and the opportunity for some hands on experience
  • Some practical moves to take away and use on friends and family

Ideal for anyone thinking of doing our practitioner training diploma course which we start every Autumn but also an interesting and practical experience for anyone with a casual interest.
The cost is £60 for the day (but £30 of that can be off-set against the cost of the practitioner diploma course).

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Advance booking is essential!

Our location will be at the lovely Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre, Camargue House, 32 Wellington Rd, Cheltenham, GL52 2AG.

Thai yoga massage diploma course - DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

The training course consists of 72 teaching hours split into 6 weekends (1 weekend per month). Each day is divided into theory, demonstration and practice sessions with the focus very much on hands-on learning. Students have different reasons for attending the course. They might have an interest in yoga, they may be working as a massage therapist, physiotherapist and want to develop their skill set, or might just simply enjoy the idea of spending a whole weekend every month being ‘worked’ on and reciprocating!  It really is a lovely and relaxing way to spend a weekend and a great way of learning new massage techniques in a friendly environment.

If you intend to practise professionally, after the course has ended you will be required to qualify by completing a series of case studies, taking both a written and practical exam, submitting a short, related essay and taking professional indemnity insurance.

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Our location will be at the lovely Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre, Camargue House, 32 Wellington Rd, Cheltenham, GL52 2AG.

Yoga Foundation Course: the next one starts February 2021

The foundation course typically lasts 7 days in total, over several Saturdays and Sundays.  We study different aspects and concepts of ‘viniyoga’ and yoga as a whole. It really is a great way to immerse yourself into the tradition of yoga, its’ history and many different paths. In our regular yoga classes we focus mainly on the posture work whilst referencing aspects of philosophy and we also run the occasional workshop but this course goes beyond that and will enable you to deepen your understanding of yoga and ‘viniyoga’ as a specific approach to hatha yoga. The foundation course is appropriate for anyone who regularly attends group classes but it also prepares you for the yoga teacher training course should that be your next step!

For further information including how to book and costs please contact Chantal or Gareth.

Please contact us to register your interest for the next one due to start in February 2021.

Dates will be confirmed in summer 2020
Our location will be at the lovely Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre, Camargue House, 32 Wellington Rd, Cheltenham, GL52 2AG.

Relax & Restore with Chantal & Steph: Friday night 6-8pm: £20 - Next one to be announced soon!

Join us for a blissful 2 hour yoga retreat to set you up for the weekend. Allow yourself to be led through a relaxing and nourishing yoga practice with Chantal followed by a restorative yoga nidra (deep relaxation) with Steph and pranayama (seated meditative breathing). We’ll end the evening with Steph’s yummy homemade biscuits and some delicious tea!

Cost: £20 payable in advance to secure your place.

Our location will be at the lovely Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre, Camargue House, 32 Wellington Rd, Cheltenham, GL52 2AG. Their bespoke yoga studio is fully equipped with mats, blocks and blankets so no need to bring your own.

Please email or call Chantal on 07910 530060 to book your place.

Sound bath: Next one to be confirmed soon!

David Tipper is back in Cheltenham for another of his wonderful sound baths! He will take our sound bath devotees on a voyage of self discovery through the many sounds he created. These are very popular so please book in advance!

Sound work is an excellent method of releasing both physical and emotional tension. To be immersed in relaxing and therapeutic sound allows you to be fully present within yourself and has the capacity to stimulate self-reflection and bring an awareness to your own well-being.

Sometimes when we relax ourselves on the mental level we can be drawn to areas of physical tension in the body that had been previously hidden from our awareness. It is only when we stop that we are often drawn to the imbalances in our system. Through regular sound work this type of therapy can bring continued development to the processing of stress within the bodily system and potentially relieve relating physical symptoms.

Experience the sounds of Nepalese and crystal singing bowls, gong and percussion in the wonderful surroundings of the warm main hall.  Many people return time and time again to absorb the therapeutic sounds that are cerated by David and his wonderful medley of instruments.  This is NOT TO BE MISSED!

Contact Dave Tipper to book and for more information please visit

Please note although sound is suitable for anyone it is not recommended during the 1st trimester of pregnancy, if you suffer from Audiogenic Epilepsy or any severe mental problems. Sound therapy is not a replacement for conventional medicine and if ever in doubt speak to your doctor first.

Yoga techniques for stress management: Next one to be confirmed

Who hasn’t felt stressed out at some period in their life?! If that’s you, you might even suffer on a daily basis. This workshop led by Gareth Williams and Chantal Rafferty will focus on the nature of stress and how we breathe, the link between the two and some practical ways to use yoga to address stress. You’ll take home some practices to work with as and when you need to. There will be a short physical practice too so wear yoga appropriate clothing or bring something to change into.
Chantal and Gareth have been teaching yoga for many years bringing their depth of experience and years of training with senior teachers to offer yoga classes, workshops and retreats in the UK and abroad.
Please email or call us on 07910 530060 or 07900 242317 to book your place.