I am an acupuncturist and Chinese herbal medicine practitioner with over 10 years experience. I specialise in affordable community acupuncture, for which I have set up 4 clinics around Oxfordshire. I most commonly treat pain, sleep issues, mental ill health, digestive complaints and hormonal issues, though I much wider experience. Please get in touch if you’d like to talk anything through.
Laura trained with Dr. Deepika Rodrigo, of the Ayurvedic Institute in London, developing a deep understanding of the beautiful tradition of Ayurvedic healing, and how it can be applied in a Western culture and society. She believes that incorporating Ayurveda into everyday life helps individuals to reach their fullest health, creative and spiritual potential. Laura is also a trained yoga and yoga nidra teacher, offering classes, retreats and workshops throughout Oxford. Her self-practice of somatic/intuitive movement, Vipassana meditation and non-duality are great influences on her approach to clients and community. Creating and holding space for self-inquiry and nourishment are integral to the process of an ever-deepening, and compassionate relationship with our selves and our environments.
Creative Writing for Mental Health
I would like to run creative writing for mental health workshops that would offer a range of exercises/activities including quickwrites, object writing, and writing based on touch or sound walks around the immediate space that can be dived into quite immediately by people from any experience level.
Run in collaboration with Oxford Poetry Library. Oxford Poetry Library is a mobile, pedal-powered library of poetry designed to bring creativity and literature out into the community. As well as a lending library run from a big purple cargo-bike, OPL also runs regular workshops, readings, and performances.
Drumming for Well-Being
Tobias Sturmer has been teaching drumming for 20 years and has been involved in numerous community music projects since moving to the UK in 1999. He holds an MA in Ethnomusicology (SOAS, London University) and works as a professional musician. He has delivered a long term, mental health focused, drumming project for Royal Academy of Music.
Tobias teaches adults as well as family learning workshops to promote well-being through creativity. He has worked with members of marginalised communities through the aforementioned drumming workshop for mental health, NEET projects, young peoples projects, family learning projects in migrant communities and in special needs contexts.
Noe Orozco Segoviano
Orozco Integral Coaching
Merlin Porter Arts
I’m an events painter and community artist in Oxford. My main roles in the arts are painting live at events, creating art for exhibitions, running community art workshops and teaching sessions in schools. My class will explore creative awakening. Exploring the ways we can connect, inspire and nourish ourselves and our community through a range of mixed media arts and processes, from sketching/painting to small sculptures/installations, we will approach our creativity with both mindfulness and curiosity.
Linden Chocolate Lab
Mindfulness in Oxford
Sally is a mindfulness teacher specialising in mindfulness for stress and for health. She knows it works because it helps her to manage chronic pain every single day! Since qualifying with Breathworks in 2017 Sally has been teaching 8-week courses, taster workshops and practice groups in and around Oxford. As well as open public courses she has delivered free and low-cost sessions for Restore, Abingdon and Witney College, Oxford International Womens’ Festival and Bodleian Libraries. Alongside her mindfulness teaching she works with volunteers and peer supporters at Oxfordshire Mind and volunteers as a tutor for Oxfordshire Recovery College.
The Gentle Years Project
I am passionate & dedicated to sharing joyful gifts of Mindful Movement. I have been teaching for over 30 years various forms of well being sessions, I am a trained holistic masseur, reflexologist, Hatha Yoga teacher, Gentle Years Yoga teacher & teach Chair/seated Yoga. I am a Stott Pilates mat work specialist, teach meditation, Mindful movement& Body Balance/Body Flow. I really feel WellBeing sessions should be accessible to everyone not only to those who can afford it.
Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre (OSARCC)
We are a feminist organisation committed to supporting survivors of sexual abuse, rape, domestic abuse, and harassment. We offer a free and confidential service to women and girls who are dealing with the effects of sexual violence, and to anyone who is supporting them. We listen, and we believe.
The Independent sexual violence advisor (ISVA) role was introduced in 2006 by the Home Office to provide continuous support, advice and help for victims and survivors of sexual violence. Our ISVAs are trained sexual violence specialists, their main role is to provide practical and emotional support and information to victims and survivors who have reported to the police or are not sure about what to do regarding what has happened to them. Our general ISVA service is dedicated to supporting women across Oxfordshire.
Our non-directive approach is based on our belief that women are the best experts on their own lives and situations: we will seek to respect your values, choices and culture, and help you to find your own way forward. As part of our strategic plan we are hoping to begin to offer counselling to people of all genders. Currently the counselling service is open to any self-identifying woman over the age of eighteen years old who is a survivor of sexual abuse and/or rape, whether in the past or recently, as a child or as an adult.
I have been teaching qigong in Cowley for three years and I am an Accredited Qigong Instructor. I run Qigong for Wellbeing sessions and workshops as community classes and for business executives and those in academia. In short, qigong is the practice I love and where I feel most at home. Over the years, my experience of the practice has come through a variety of teachers and colleagues. I am always amazed by the way it subtly cultivates a sense ease, inner balance and most of all, joy.
I am a qualified psychotherapist, currently working in an independent college and doing a degree part time. I have lived in East Oxford for the past 20 years.
Mum’s the Word
We are a local producer of honey, and other bee-related products, with around 30 hives, all within 5 miles of the picturesque village of Warborough. Our aim is to not over-manage the bees, as a result they are very docile.