Holistic Treatments and Classes Since 1996

Mindful Yoga & Shiatsu with Piries' Soul Food

"Great idea to introduce a nice healthy meal, that we all help to make with a fantastic chef, Oliver.

Second workshop I have attended - Zoe is amazing. I feel completely refreshed. Mind. Heart. Soul.“ Karen

Piries' Soul Food Workshops - Arkholme Village Hall, LA6 1AT

"Overall very relaxing and enjoyable. Really inclusive session. I felt able to follow and keep up even as complete beginner. Cooking together was a great way to take a break and bring the group together.“ Emma

Saturday Workshops: Yoga, Meditation, Chi Gong, self-Shiatsu and Slow Food  

Life Transitions including the menopause, grief...

Saturday 8th February 2020, 10.30am-4.30pm £79 full day, £40 1/2 day, both including a fabulous lunch and cooking session

Join Zoe and fellow psychologist and yogini, Nicola Johnston, to discuss how best to deal with life transitions women face, for example, in relationships, work and health (especially due to the menopause). All in a relaxed, inclusive and friendly environment :) 

Enjoy getting together with other women to share experiences, ask questions, gain support and lots of useful information and tips on managing major changes in your life. If just the morning or afternoon sessions suit, the 1/2 day times are 10.30-2pm and 1-4.30pm.

In the morning, we will practice how to balance minds, hearts and bodies (including hormones!) with Zoe utilising specifically chosen Mindful Yoga poses, guided meditations, flowing Chi Gong movements and learn how to treat yourself with key Shiatsu/Acupressure points for stress, anxiety, depression etc. Move and stretch your body; enjoy settling into stillness; calm your mind with simple relaxation exercises and connect to the deep peace and strength within yourself. In the afternoon, Nicola will guide us through how we can utilise models and techniques from psychology to help us think about and deal with life transitions most effectively.

This unique workshop will include a delicious vegetarian and vegan lunch made by Oliver, our highly experienced, professional chef from Germany. You are welcome to join in and learn new culinary skills and healthy food tips or just watch and enjoy the show. He will also be giving advice on how best to manage stress and hormonal changes via diet and nutritional supplements. Once the Soul Food is ready, we practice a few minutes of silent eating to truly enjoy the experience of sharing a meal and to savour the flavours - mindful eating at its best! During the breaks there will be the famous Chi Machine to have a go on and displays of relevant literature for you to peruse at your leisure.

Workshops 2020 - Mindful Yoga, Meditation, Chi Gong, Slow Food &...

Saturday 8th Feb (see above), 16th May & 17th Oct 2020

Let me know what you would be interested in for future themes and I'll see what I can do! When the sun smiles on us, we can also spend time practicing and relaxing outside by the beautiful fields and fells that surround Arkholme hall. Unforgettable days for all the good reasons :)

The Saturday workshops are a great opportunity for new people and also participants from all of the six weekly courses to meet and practice together. All welcome - no experience necessary.

Course fee includes 'show cooking' lunch, drinks and snacks. Please contact us if you have special dietary requirements and we will try to make adjustments for allergies and intolerances where possible.

Limited places in all workshops so please book soon. Email or contact me for the booking form with all of the important details including payment information. Your place is automatically secured as soon as the fee is paid. We're really enjoying these Mindful Yoga workshops - memorable days :-)

Guided Colon Detoxes

Oliver also runs guided 3 or 5-week digestive detoxes with essential nutritional supplements based on the tried and tested wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The detox is conducted in the comfort of your own home, with regular support, recipies and motivation from Oli and the other members of the group via the internet. Please contact Oli for more details: [email protected] or 07483 214211

What would it be like if I could accept life – accept this moment – exactly as it is?” Tara Brach

“Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.” Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Blend of approaches to managing stress very informative and helpful to try out in the group. Great to discuss key shiatsu points. Fabulous food as ever from Oli and appreciated to share lunch with others. No suggestions for improvements Everything spot on from start to finish.” Nicola

“A lovely day with something for everyone. Very good idea to introduce a new practice, very interesting. Fab food with Oli, as usual, with fun in the kitchen! Lovely coffee and goodies. Very friendly group. It has been a memorable day.” Rose

“Great to be given lots of suggestions to release tension/stress in lovely surroundings with fantastic food. Good to have time to stop and think and peruse the range of interesting reading material, which informs and inspires. Loved the mixture of practices.” Sam

“Felt spacious - not crammed or rushed. Clear instructions and guidance. Learning and feeling shiatsu pressure points. Helping with lunch and of course eating the delicious and nutritious food. Enjoyed and benefitted from the calming space that was expertly and beautifully held. Felt safe and gentle. Loved the music and poetry readings.” Lisa Milnor

“A very interesting day. Clear introduction to what we would expect. Meditation was useful, combined with gentle yoga. Particularly enjoyed working alongside oli to help prepare lunch. Afternoon session a great introduction to TRE, which I had never tried before. I shall venture to practice at home. An excellent day!” Jane de Brule 

“You were clear we didn’t have to do anything we didn’t want to (but I was happy to do everything!). Super, relaxing day; with no expectations at the start of the day, I go away throughly chilled.

Thank you so much. Delicious lunch too.” Anon

“Wonderfully relaxing! I have learnt techniques to relieve stress and anxiety. Throughly enjoyed and appreciated the delicious lunch, which was obviously thoughtfully prepared. Fresh, whole some ingredients. TRE was a new experience and one I will definitely be using. Don’t change a thing!” Jackie Rushton

“My goal for today was ‘respite’ and that’s exactly what I got. A beautiful space, perfect organisation, excellent programme all day including a delicious and nutritious meal. So well thought out. I felt safe and relaxed throughout and ‘held’ by Zoe, Helen and Oliver. A day of loving kindness flowing in abundance. Great pace.

More of the same please – yoga, chi-gong and meditation and I liked the opportunity for silence.” Amanda

"Right size group - not too many. Venue warm, comfortable and spacious with lovely views. Really liked the balance between music, relaxations, yoga and Chi Gong. Zoe's wonderfully relaxing style making us all relaxed and comfortable. Oli's wonderful cooking experience. The food was healthy, delicious and satisfying." SH

"Enjoyed the cooking participation and food, which was a bonus. Was a lovely day - left very chilled and Zen like. Thank you so much for a wonderful day. Everything was so well organised & relaxing.

The food was delicious and it was nice to have time to chat & learn." Carol

"The space and time to focus on my practice. The Chi Gong – really energising, good to do something different. Meeting other like minded people. The chance to browse the literature.“ Sam

"It was a really lovely day, even the weather added to the feeling of being connected to the earth! And a big thank-you also to Oliver. Sharing the preparation for lunch was so much fun and has really encouraged me to make more of an effort to eat well and think more about time spent in the kitchen." Jan

"Loved the new exposure to chi gong and the challenge of new flows and stretches. The cooking and the

food was a very welcome element. It felt like a wonderful bonus to add to my 'me' time.“ RW

"A really interesting and relaxing day. I came with an open mind as a complete yoga and mindfulness novice -

a bit sceptical really to be honest - I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it.

I would like to look into taking what I've learned in this intro. session further because

I'm sure it would help me to deal with current stress levels." IJW

“A really good day with excellent facilitation. The choice of exercises was well thought out for a mixed ability group. Great idea to have the cooking part and I liked the way it was linked to mindfulness practices.

The food was excellent and a real bonus.” JE

Make time for your health and happiness :-)