Newsletter November 2015

Holistic Health Project



acupunctureAt last after almost 6 months of having to put this and that in place, we finally got the licence from the council and starting in January 2016, Julie Talbot will offer acupuncture every other Monday in the Project and privately.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine in which fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes.
It is often used to treat pain conditions such as headache, lower back pain and osteoarthritis, but is also sometimes used in an attempt to help people with conditions ranging from infertility to anxiety and asthma. (Source: NSH-Acupuncture)




urban shaman

Date: Every other Tuesday or Saturday
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: The Planetary Healing Centre
Exchange: £8 / £10 (for concession please contact Dhyana)

Facilitator: Dhyana Huggins

Dhyana Huggins offers an opportunity to those who are new to shamanism and want to know more. Her classes will appeal to those wishing to learn skills of divine channelling for crafting with nature for wisdom, harmony and beauty.

For more information please contact Dhyana Huggins.
Mobile: 079 5048 6732




Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue: The Planetary Healing Centre
Exchange: £6 / £7 / £8

Facilitator: Sophie Albrow

Sophie Barlow offers Vinyasa Flow Yoga, her classes are gentle and dynamic with a sense of playfulness.
Sophie carries a light hearted and spontaneous energy to class and aims to have students leave standing taller and feel more open and at ease, whilst deeply connected and grounded, giving students an internal awareness.
Sophie's inspiration is very much on yoga creating a mind and body connection and allowing students to find more balance and focus on and off the mat, while feeling more open and at ease and really honouring their practice.

For more information please contact Sophie Albrow.
Mobile: 077 8027 2307



Date: Every first Thursday of the month
Time: 7pm to 8.15pm
Venue: The Planetary Healing Centre
Exchange: £4 / £3

Facilitator: Anne-Marie Birch

Anne-Marie Birch is offering Laughter Yoga. Laughter Club is a global non-profit making movement promoting health, joy and peace. Come along and laugh! Let go of stress and become healthier and happier! When you learn to laugh and do this every day you will notice wonderful changes in your health and wellbeing!

“Laughter is our natural feel-good medicine.”


"I absolutely loved every minute of the Laughter Club. Anne-Marie is brilliant at teaching us how to remember and bring the joy of laughter back into our lives. We were laughing and laughing again and again. It also helped me to connect with people from a place of more joy within."
Claudia  Goncalves


Date: Every last Thursday of the Month
Time: 7pm to 830pm with a different theme every Month.
Venue: The Planetary Healing Centre
Exchange: £10 / £7 / £5 (sliding scale)

Facilitator: Bob Young

The drumming circle is a space for people to come together and work shamanically, for expanding consciousness and for healing. When the community comes together in a sacred space, the power is much greater and the possibilities are infinite.

Everyone is welcome: for beginners and for those with experience.

What to bring: Please bring a shamanic drum and/or a rattle if you have one.




Date: Every Friday
Time: 7:30pm to 9pm Except during school holidays
Venue: The Planetary Healing Centre
Exchange: £10 / £8 / £7 / £5

Facilitator: Mark Halliday

Meditation is a proven means of reducing stress and achieving personal growth. Working as a channel, Mark's meditations themes flow according to the energy and needs of individuals present. Visualisation, breath work and relaxation are included in his work.

Planetary Healing work: Part of the work sometimes include channelling healing energy for our Planet, concentrating in places of distress and war zones. If you cannot travel to join the group, we invite you to light a candle with the intent to support Planetary Healing work. "Energy flows where attention goes."

No previous experience of Shamanism necessary to join this group, just an open heart. All welcome.

For more information please contact the Planetary Healing Centre.

Mobile: 077 9856 8218


A warm welcome to our new Monday Coordinator: Jenna Llves.

Also to Louise McCloy  who will join our Holistic Health Project as a therapist in January.

On Mondays, Louise McCloy will offer Thai Massage, Seated Acupressure Massage, Shamanic Healing, Soul Retrieval, Past Life Work, Extraction Work, Psychopomp Work, Feather Stone Energy Healing.

To learn more about our therapists and our therapies click here.


We will be closed from the 23rd and we will reopen on the 30th of November.
We were hoping that by now we would have had permission granted from the Council to remove the Goddess Temple partition wall and move groups and classes downstairs. However, things are not moving. We will keep on chasing the Council until they give us an answer and we can move forward. 

This is part of our plans for next year  to have a Holistic /  Shamanic shop upstairs to support our charity financially.


It's almost the most beautiful time of the year - Christmas. We will be closed from the 11th of December back on the 11th of January.


Check our list of vacancies here.

We have 2 positions for hands on and active trustees. If anyone wants to apply, the trustee application form can be downloaded from the above link as well. 

We are recruiting 2 massage therapist to go through the process of disclosure and be on the waiting list. We are looking for therapists who offer a few other types of therapies as well.

We are also looking for a Tuesday Project Coordinator to be trained this year and starting in January 2016.  

We urgently need one or two people to help us keep the Centre always clean.

If you know anyone interested in any of the above positions, he or she can download the volunteer application forms for general volunteer and for trustees from the link above or go directly to our website.


As we need to find ways to raise more funds to support our charitable work, we are now renting out our facilities for workshops, training and therapies in Portobello (all year) and our yurt in Balerno  (April to October) to friends of the Planetary Healing Centre.  For more information about renting our space, please click here.

Half a day of renting one of our therapy room is £20 and full day £35. This is for block booking and paid one Month in advance.  Just a one off booking is £10 per hour.  


Private Therapies Everyone on our organisation supports our Planetary Healing charity in different positions as volunteers and they also work independently as private therapists. Some work from home and some work from our Planetary Healing Centre in Portobello where you can have private sessions with them. You can pick up the private therapies leaflets at our Centre.  Costs vary between £20 to £100 depending on the therapy and the therapist.
In 2016, we will freshen up our shop and we want to know what you would like to see us selling in our holistic shop.

Please send us an email with our ideas.


Below are a few training offered by our team. We will have more coming up next year. Those interested , please keep an eye on our website. 

05th Mar 2016: Foundation Training in Crystal Healing - Read more

12th 13th Mar 2016 - Level 1 Feather Stone Energy Healing Training  Read more

On the 1st of May, we will be hosting another Holistic Festival in Balerno. We are looking for volunteers facilitators, therapists and general helpers for the day.  Please contact Claudia or write us an email if you would like to volunteer.  Thank you!


What, when and what time?

Holistic Health Project

Monday to Thursday
from 10am to 3pm

Private Therapies

Flexible days and times


288 Portobello High  Street
Eh15 2AS

Getting funds to support our charity is really hard and we seldom get a grant. We only exist because of your kind donations.
Thank you for your generosity!

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