Accommodation – Astrology – Centres & Clinics – Classes & Courses – Crafts – Doggie holidays - Eco-Projects - Feng Shui - Green Burial - Health Products & Eco-products – Information resources - – Meditation – Motherhood - Organic food & Wholefoods – Shopping – Skills & Services. (For therapies, see the 'Therapists' page.)
Accommodation for a holiday in Cumbria
The Little Green Yurt
Woodland Valley, Broughton-in-Furness
.....cosy, warm and snug for a special winter break…..
…..enjoy ‘life without corners’ in a traditional Mongolian yurt…..
…..peaceful, secluded, hill-top spot in the Lakes…..
…..yours for a special and unique stay…..
Wood-burning stove, fully equipped yurt-kitchen, star-gazing,
beautiful and grounding, outside fire-pit, yurt sleeps 5 (2 doubles 1 single).
Enquire about our gift packages.
T: 07831 702988
Accommodation in India!
Seventh Heaven Inn, Rishikesh
Accommodation in Lancaster
For hire by the hour: Consulting room in quiet Victorian house. 5 minutes walk from Lancaster city centre & railway station. Parking available. Please contact Gila for more details: 01524 842539/07837 email@example.com
Accommodation in Penrith
Training/Meeting space, Therapy & Counselling rooms & offices.
Rowan House is a lovely Grade II listed building overlooking St. Andrew’s Church in the centre of Penrith. It is home to Carlisle Eden Mind’s Wellbeing centre and has rooms/offices available for hire by the hour, day or on a rental basis. If you are looking for one-to-one counselling/therapy rooms, a permanent base or meeting/training room for up to 25 people – please give us call. For meetings/training days we can also provide a fabulous vegetarian buffet from five, our in-house café, for just £5 per head.
If you would like more information or would like to pop in for an informal look around please contact Sheila on: 01768 899002 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accommodation in SW Scotland
McMurdoston House, Auldgirth DG2 0JX
Bed & Breakfast.
Lovely house, beautiful views, great welcome.
Ideally situated for either those travelling on the north-south axis or those travelling west-east.
Top ratings on Trip Advisor
Dog-friendly accommodation in SW Scotland - beautiful B&B with accommodation for dogs, see 'Doggie Holidays' below.
ACTION FOR INTERFAITH COMMUNICATION
Here, in the Mayor's parlour at Kendal Town Hall, are: Sufi Nuh Nazir from Sheffield; the Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa, Abbot of Ketumati Buddhist Vihara, from Oldham; Councillor John Bateson, the Mayor of Kendal; and Jacquetta Gomes, a member of the South Lakeland Interfaith Forum, who helped organize a meeting of religious representatives and local agencies
We are trying to make contact with representatives from other faiths in Cumbria. If you think you can help, please contact the South Lakeland Interfaith Forum on 01539 726181 or email email@example.com
Or you can contact Rev Jayne Tyrer, the Chaplain at the Westmorland General Hospital on 01539 795419 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Workshops to feed your soul. Mixed media, artistic adventures. Ulverston. Call Fran, 01229 588853.
Understanding ourselves and our children through psychological astrology is a wonderful way of gaining insights into how we live on this planet, what our soul’s intention was when we arrived, and how we can become the best version of ourselves. Veronika Robinson, editor of The Mother magazine, offers phone or face-to-face readings for you or your child. You’ll come to understand what lessons you or your child have chosen to learn; the way you love, socialise, communicate, dream, assert yourself, and what your innate talents are. We'll discuss areas of challenge that need to be worked through, where you feel vulnerable and why, as well as the aspects of the chart which you can utilise for health and happiness. It’s an invaluable tool for anyone seeking to understand themselves or their child.
Veronika Robinson, Phone: + 44 (0) 1768 897 121 www.themothermagazine.co.uk
Soul Astrology readings by Margaret Koolman.
Recognizing the beauty within, I inspire people in repairing self-image, lifting relationships, and connecting with the soul's path, ensuring the most satisfying life.
Reading your birth chart reveals the best way to use your energy so that life becomes full of opportunities for growth and happiness. This moves you further along your path towards knowing yourself better, realizing your true talents, understanding your relationships, relaxing into yourself so you feel comfortable in your role in life, and finding the source of your energy. Readings by phone, on tape or on CD – your choice.
Margaret Koolman is an international astrologer with 30 years' experience of teaching astrology, presenting talks and workshops, and giving personal and relationship readings. She specializes in Soul Astrology, which focuses on everyday life as underpinned by spiritual understanding and strength.
Margaret Koolman, 3/21 Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BG.Tel. 01453-762937
CENTRES & CLINICS
Carlisle Therapies offers a range of complementary therapies from the centre of Carlisle, including:
Acupuncture, Acupressure Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Counselling, DTM, Holistic Beauty, Hot Stones, Indian Head Massage, No Hands® Massage, Physiotherapy, Reiki, Reflexology, Six Week Women’s Self-Confidence Courses, Stress Reduction.
Also, therapy rooms for hire to dedicated, independent, insured practitioners.
Carlisle Therapies, 34 Lowther Street, Carlisle, CA3 8DH
The Secret Garden Therapy Retreat, Beattock, offers a wide range of
Quality Holistic Health Care Treatments,
all designed to empower & restore:
Peace of mind
Joy of Heart
Health of Body
Bliss of Spirit.
Also: Full Therapy Pamper Days.
Time is a great healer. Treat yourself or a loved one to six full hours (noon-6pm) of Blissful Transformation at a special 20% discount. Holistic Healthcare at its best. Soothe, pamper, heal, relax, refresh, renew and emerge as a new you!
Tel 01683 300009, www.planetsparkle.com
Clairvoyant healing in Kendal.
International clairvoyant healer and spiritual teacher. Readings, Past Life healing and awareness classes. Paul Parker, tel. 0794 2114828.
CLASSES & COURSES
The medicine garden
Learn how to cook vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, & anti-candida recipes.
We offer a variety of friendly, informal courses and consultations for individuals and small groups. Teacher medical herbalist Sarah Atkinson, MNIMH, Dip. Phyt.
10 Union Street, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 7HR
Open Tues/Thurs 10am-2pm. Call 01229 580 222.
Healing Sound & Magical Mantras
Chakras & Energy. Yoga & Ayurveda. Colour.
Workshops in Cumbria, Yorkshire and Scotland.
Weekly Yoga in Cumbria.
www.amazinguniverse.co.uk Tel: Jan (0044) 07710 184304
Tjitze's Energetic & Cellular Healing School
5 week diploma course in ENERGETIC CELLULAR HEALING
Many people who have participated in the weekend workshop ‘Bodies of Light’ have requested further education.
After graduating as a teacher in Barbara Brennan Healing Science, I developed a 5-week programme spread out over half a year.The intensive journey incorporates: healing techniques and exchanges, cellular awareness, spiritual and consciousness expansion, homework assignments, psychodynamic process work,
developing your higher sense perception, theoretical and experiential work with your subtle energy systems: 7 layers of your aura, 7 major chakras, hara alignment and core essence. Completing the study successfully will provide you with a diploma in energetic and cellular healing, which will enable you to start or expand your own healing clinic.
The total cost of the 21-day training is £975, including coffees, teas, snacks. B&B and/or lunches are available on request. For more info, call: 01309 674107
e-mail:email@example.com log-on: www.tjitzedejong.com
The Clog and Shoe Workshop
Balmaclellan, DG7 3QE.
Galloway Footwear is the last company in Scotland that still makes handmade clogs in traditional styles. We produce a variety of handmade shoes and clogs in our small rural family-run workshop. Here at The Clog and Shoe Workshop we offer handmade shoes and made-to-measure shoes, as well as specializing in various styles of clogs – from traditional clogs and clog boots to Scandinavian clogs and French clogs. We have over twenty styles of footwear for you to choose from, ranging from traditional clogs to more modern clog varieties, comfy summer sandals to sturdy hiking boots and elegant court shoes – all handmade at The Clog and Shoe Workshop. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or would like to speak to our master shoemaker Godfrey Smith who has over 30 years' experience in the trade.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01644 420465 www.clogandshoe.co.uk
Netherstead Boarding Kennels
Under Millsteads, Canonbie
Doggie holidays are our speciality!
Spacious kennel or 'in-house' accommodation.
Training and advice from puppy stage.
Rehabilitation for dogs with behavioural problems.
Also a B&B for your dog-friendly holidays!
Please ring Debbie on 01387 371626 or mobile 07714333994 for more details and a brochure; email: email@example.com
The ‘Orchards and Wild Harvest Project’ (managed by South West Community Woodlands Trust) aims to:
1) facilitate the planting of a minimum of 1000 fruit & nut trees in Dumfries and Galloway over the next two years;
2) encourage the people of Dumfries and Galloway to plant and eat locally grown fruit and nuts to promote health and wellbeing, enhance local biodiversity and reduce carbon emissions;
3) celebrate the seasons by helping people hold local blossom and fruit events throughout the region at food events, farmers’ markets and country fairs;
4) run orchard tours, juicing and tasting sessions, storytelling sessions and cookery demonstrations, linking up with local jam-makers and wine producers.
The photo shows members of the Kirkcudbright Academy Rural Crafts group planting an apple, cherry, plum and pear tree as well as a blueberry bush in their school garden.
The Orchards and Wild Harvest Project will also help in the mapping of existing fruit trees and orchards and collect information on varieties that do well in Dumfries and Galloway.
The project is funded by people buying a tree for the project, perhaps as a present or a memorial.
If you want to be involved or donate a tree; if you know of an area of land that would benefit from fruit and nut trees; if you have information about ancient orchards, new orchards, or specific varieties, please contact Jools Cox, 100A Queen Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1EH
Tel. 01556 503649
Loch Arthur Creamery & Farm Shop
The home of fine local organic produce. Award-winning organic farmhouse cheeses, Freshly baked breads, Organic meat, fruit, vegetables and eggs. All produced on our own farm or sourced as locally as possible. Plus an extensive range of other fine foods, baskets. pottery and crafts.
Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm, Saturday 10am to 3pm. From Beeswing, take the New Abbey Road. Signs left after 50 metres.
Tel. 01387 760296, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Roucan Loch is set in many acres of gently undulating country, surrounded by a mature Scots Pine wood, completely hidden from any road, yet just over three miles from Dumfries. The serene site, overlooking tranquil waters with abundant wildlife, birdsong and panoramic views, offers the ideal setting for contemplation.
Roucan Loch Green Burial Site is the first green burial site in the country that has been pre-planned and planted with native trees, including Scots Pine, rowan and birch. The secluded site offers a natural final resting place, an oasis of stillness and calm. It is in effect a nature reserve, providing peace of mind for the family, as the site will remain a protected natural environment in perpetuity.
The beauty of Nature is timeless. Roucan Loch is an inspirational setting, providing a true sense of creating life from death.
You are invited to view this unique Green Burial Site at weekends between 10am and 4pm. No appointment is necessary. You are free to experience for yourself the beauty of this site, just off the A709 Dumfries to Lockerbie road, sign-posted ‘Roucan Loch’.A green burial is similar to burial in a cemetery; the difference is that a tree becomes the living memorial instead of a traditional headstone. At Roucan Loch it is possible to pre-purchase your plot and tree.
Full details from William Jardine, Tel. 01387 253518.
Office hours 8am–5pm.
HEALTH PRODUCTS & ECO PRODUCTS
The Organic BodyCare Shop – an exciting wee shop with a big range of carefully selected natural and organic skin, hair and body products to suit every body – women, men, children and babies. Daily Use, Pampering, Therapeutic. Kinder to you and to the environment.
The Organic BodyCare Shop, The Studio, Gas Lane, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, DG6 4HX. email@example.com Tel: 01557 332473 www.TheOrganicBodyCareShop.Com
CAMLIS, A Library for CAM Professionals
CAMLIS - Complementary and Alternative Medicine Library and Information Service, Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital, 60 Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3HR.
T: +44 (0)20 7391 8828
F: +44 (0)8458 334 550
T'ai Chi is an art where the soft overcomes the hard, the calm subdues the aggressive , and the subtle transcends the gross. It is a method of bringing ourselves into harmony with ourselves, those people with whom we interact, and all the energies of our larger environment. The Tai Chi form develops internal strength. Partner work develops sensitivity. Being externally relaxed whilst internally strong allows the possibility of resolving pressure without conflict.If you are looking for a practice that will stimulate you, and you recognize that deep changes take time and commitment to develop , then T'ai Chi is an excellent vehicle for learning.
Classes and Workshops in North Cumbria for Beginners to Advanced Students.
In this system we teach how to progress from outer awareness into an ever deepening internal awareness. Our interest is the deepening of the mind, through the mind body connection, using the genuine body sensations, mind intention and energy. This helps to build inner harmony and internal strength together with physical relaxation and a deep sense of well being. Yang style Tai Chi.....Master Huangs 5 Loosening Exercises.....Short and Long Form.....Partner Work ....Meditation.
Jean & Dave Haines, Tel. 01697344676 www.bodymindtaichi.co.uk
Buddhist Group of Carlisle (Theraveda) 'Exploring Buddhism'. Meditation, study and teachings, refreshments. Every Monday, 7 - 9.pm, Botcherby Community Centre, Victoria Road, off Warwick Road, Carlisle. Near motorway junction 43. For more info contact Jean Nelson, Tel. 078882 857 830.
Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada).
The group holds a meeting monthly on Sundays, 2.00-4.30. See Diary for dates.
Teachings are given according to Theravada as practised in Sri Lanka, Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand by authorised teachers. Activities include meditation, talks discussion, tea. Meetings are open to all. There are no charges, but donations are welcome. Location: Fellside Centre, Low Fellside, Kendal, LA9 4NH. Entrance on Sepulchre Lane. Use main(top) door, down stone steps.
For more information phone 01539 729793 or visit
CUMBRIA MOON DAY MEDITATION
The three Theravada Buddhist Groups in Cumbria (Carlisle, Kendal and Keswick) have started meditating at the same time 7-9pm on the four moon days (Full, New and Half moon according to the Forest Sangha calendar). We all meditate at home, knowing that the other meditators in Cumbria are doing the same. Any Theravada Buddhists resident in Cumbria who are not involved with the three groups are welcome to join us.
For the Forest Sangha Calendar click on www.forestsangha.org
or search for Forest Sangha Lunar Observance Dates or Forest Sangha Calendar.
Ms Sydney Jarvis, Auchenstane, Townhead Street, Thornhill DG3 5NW.
Tel 01848 330 556.
Transcendental Meditation Independent UK
Transcendental Meditation is simple, natural and effortless, no concentration no emptying of the mind! Courses are given by independent TM teacher with over 30 years experience at prices upto 50% lower then national TM org.
For free info pack & details of courses tel: 01843.841010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
www.tm-meditation.co.uk or www.meditationtrust.com
The Mother magazine is about conscious conception, fertility awareness, peaceful pregnancy, yoga, freebirth, natural birth, gentle parenting, conscious menarche and menopause, home education and human-scale education, lotus birth, intactivism, natural living, home business, healing modalities, vegetarian recipes, holistic skin care, herbal health, natural immunity, attachment parenting, family bed, fathers, grandparenting, baby-wearing, child-chosen weaning and full-term breastfeeding, vaccine and medicine awareness, gender balance, eco-activism, and much more. The Mother magazine is unique ~ there's no other natural parenting magazine in the world that resembles this publication. We support your journey into integrated optimal health from pre-conception to organic death, and everywhere in-between.
Veronika & Paul Robinson, Owners & Editors ~ The Mother magazine Phone: + 44 (0) 1768 897 121 www.themothermagazine.co.uk
SKILLS & SERVICES
The Dolphin Press: We print the Green Handbook. For an estimate on your booklet or leaflet contact: The Dolphin Press, 96 Whitehill Road, Whitehill Industrial Estate, Glenrothes, Fife KY6 2RP. Tel. 01592 771652 Fax. 01592 630913 www.dolphinpress.co.uk