Health and Well-being Fair in Chester on 18th May: Holistic Workshops

Anyone attending our HEALTH AND WELL-BEING FAIR in Chester on 18th May will have the opportunity to join holistic and well-being workshops.  Each session lasts 30-45 minutes and pre-booking is essential.

This event supports Marie Curie Cancer Care charity. The funds raised from the holistic workshops will go to the charity. Your support will be very much appreciated!

Purchase a Ticket for any workshop and you could WIN a book from Charlotte Reed "May The Thoughts Be With You"full of wisdom and positive ideas to make life better!

Charlotte Reed May The Thoughts Be With You.


10.30 – 11.15  | Yoga with Aly Wagner 
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Flowing vinyasa yoga  - Calm your mind, energise your body and wake up to the sun

A session which will introduce, and then combine, a series of yoga asana building up to flowing vinyasa in which the movement from one asana to the next is coordinated with the breath, including Suryar Namaskar (sun salutations).

yoga with Aly

My name is Aly.  I am a mum of 3, a former primary school teacher, now a yoga teacher.  I have been practicing yoga since 1999 and teaching it since 2011.  I trained with The British Wheel of Yoga on their 500 hour Diploma course.  I have also completed the British Wheel of Yoga Pregnancy Module.  I teach a range of yoga classes from beginner to intermediate/advanced.   I also teach Yoga for Pregnancy and I am experienced in teaching yoga in schools.  I can offer individual and small group tuition and can also provide yoga in the workplace.  I run occasional workshops/mini retreats.  To find out more, visit my website -


11.30 -- 12.15| Chanting & Shamanic Healing with Hara Willow     
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Hara Willow yoga

My name is Hara Willow and I am blessed to be a wife, mother, friend, Shamanic and Spiritual Healer, Transformational Yoga Teacher, Authentic Power Practitioner, Transpersonal Psychologist, Artist and Creative Writer.

I have worked for 25 years in the area of psycho-spiritual well-being, with 11 years of professional training.  I have been on my own journey of personal and spiritual development for almost 30 years and have been sharing and facilitating the journeys of other travellers on the path for about 20 years.

I run Spiritual Eco retreats in West Wales, courses, workshops and healing sessions in Wales, Merseyside and throughout the world.

My passion is to help connect people more deeply to their soul and to develop emotional harmony through energy medicine (healing), via sound, colour, breathwork, meditation and the chakras.

12.30 -- 1.15  | Yoga for Children with Stephanie Mitchell
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1) Children who are active in yoga generally have a positive self-image.
2) Yoga helps reduce stress and anger problems. Children who participate in it generally have lower anxiety.
3) Children learn coordination, balance, and body awareness by strengthening their muscles through different yoga poses.
4) One of the biggest benefits of yoga is seen in children with ADHD. Many research studies show that the use of regular yoga for children with ADHD improves attention and behaviour in school.
5) Yoga is a great family activity that everyone can participate in.

children's yoga

Stephanie Mitchell, qualified Children's yoga teacher, brings together her love of yoga and her passion and natural ability for working with children to introduce Childrens' yoga classes. Stephanie was introduced to yoga in Liverpool in 2000 and has since practiced with passion, firstly under Liverpool wellbeing and yoga centre. Stephanie undertook her Children's Yoga training in 2011 and since successfully introduced it into a local primary school.

1.30   --  2.15 | Hatha Yoga with Anita
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2.30  --  3.15 | Yoga Nidra with Philippa Wade

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Philippa Wade - I teach Hatha Yoga, I have been teaching and practising yoga for 20+ years. My teaching encompasses a mix of hatha and iyengar practice and will enable students to develop strength, flexibility and stamina. I place an emphasis on physical alignment during posture work to ensure students work safely and to provide a firm foundation from which to stretch and lengthen. During yoga practice I explain what we are doing and why – emphasising the benefits yoga brings to both body and mind. My classes place an emphasis on developing awareness of your breathing and how to use of the breath to deepen practice.


11.30 -- 12.15 | Mindfulness meditation with Manny Emslie
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“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally” Jon Kabat-Zinn.

A brief introduction to mindfulness-based practices will be given, followed by a guided sitting meditation (we will be sitting on chairs!). Time will be made towards the end of the workshop for questions and further discussion of mindfulness meditation and ways of integrating mindfulness into our daily lives. The workshop will be an opportunity to slow down while focusing on our wellbeing.

Manny Emslie

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For a decade now I have been practising and facilitating mindfulness and body-mind practices. I have completed a Teacher Training Retreat in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Bangor University. Under the tutelage of Joan Skinner and her faculty in the USA I am one of a small number in the UK to be certified to facilitate Introductory Level of the body-mind practice Skinner Releasing. In 2010, I became one of approximately 25 people world wide to be certified to also teach Ongoing Skinner Releasing. I am also a Second Degree Reiki practitioner. I have extensive experience of delivering mindfulness-based approaches and body-mind practice in the fields of Higher Education, the Arts and the wider community.

Mindfulness meditation and movement are an integral part of my life. Having a commitment to practising these on a daily basis enables me to live my life with a sense of calmness while also being able to face and move through encountered difficulties with gentle responsiveness rather than with hasty reactions.

It is a joy and a privilege to be able to share mindfulness-based practices with others.


12.30  -- 1.15 |  Yin Yoga with Karen Jones
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Yin Yoga with Mantra, Bhajans and Kirtan, sacred chants from around the world with the opening practice of Yin, a floor based practice which moves deeply into the most tenderly protected areas of the body, typically those closest to the core the spine, hips and lower back (those areas in which we tend to store deep seated long ignored emotions such as tension, fear, anger and grief).

Karen is qualified as a yoga teacher in 2007. She is currently the British Wheel of Yoga representative for North East Wales. It her my personal aim to share the benefits of yoga in a friendly and relaxed environment.

1.30   --   2.15 |  Yin Yoga with Karen Jones & Siward
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karen siward yoga

I am a BWY trained Yoga Teacher in the Hatha Yoga tradition, and also a crystal therapist and reiki practitioner, my partner Siward is a professional musician specialising in guitar, harmonium and flute. We are both practising Bhakti Yogis.

2.30  --  3.15  |  Hypnotherapy with Jo
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hypnotherapy with joJo Pemberton is skilled in the latest change techniques including Mbraining, NLP, EFT and Hypnotherapy because she knows that these methods bring quick and lasting results. Her desire is for people to achieve their goals in the shortest possible time. She knows that, once a person is committed to change, it can happen quickly with the right support.

Jo has achieved success with people in all walks of life and is a natural people person. She has a great sense of humour and wants her clients to succeed. Her enthusiasm for life is contagious, and it's evident that she has achieved many of her own goals by employing the same techniques she uses with her clients.


Treat yourself with Clinical Reflexology Treatment from Jennifer Scott for only £15 for 30 min treatment (normally £33). Book a ticket via Eventbrite.

reflexology with jenReflexology is the safe practise of using precise hand and finger techniques to work reflexes in the feet that correspond to all parts of the body. Reflexology is Holistic so treats the whole body aiming to improve circulation, reduce stress and restore balance, promoting better health.



Ashley Fayth

We are very excited to announce our guest at the Health and Well-being Fair on 18th May in Chester: award-winning pop-folk singer and songwriter Ashley Fayth.

The Canadian-born singer/songwriter’s last album Wonder Wonder picked up songwriting awards from both Universal Music and the Canadian Songwriters’ Association, and was shortlisted for various international music prizes. Her songs have featured on BBC Radio 2, Canada’s CBC Radio, and on more than 100 regional and national stations worldwide, and have charted on college radio stations across the U.S.A.

"Ashley has a voice as clear and as beautiful as Waterford crystal and writes songs guiless enough to make you smirk and blush. It’s not hard to call her sweetheart. Her craft and old world charm have won her praise.” David Farrell,

Ashley is launching her band’s new EP I Am The Bird. Be sure to be at Alexander's on Thursday 29th May for her EP Release Concert & Party "I am the Bird" EP on 29th May!

Come along to our Fair and enjoy Ashley’s live performance!

Find out more information about Ashley's upcoming events at her website:



Huge thank you to our sponsors for offering raffle prizes! We highly appreciate your support! The funds raised from the raffle will go to the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity.

Ruth Romano

Handmade natural soap and skincare made in Cheshire

RAFFLE PRIZE: Gift set (soap, a bath soak and a lip balm)

Ruth Romano gift set

Two Fingers 

Eco Friendly Cleaning Products Range 

RAFFLE PRIZE: 2 Two Fingers Cleaning Boxes containing everything you need to get started green cleaning



Gemini Holistic Therapies

Therapeutic and pampering holistic and spa beauty treatments

RAFFLE PRIZE: Gift voucher for holistic treatment

Michael Glover

Busy Person Body Transformation Expert

RAFFLE PRIZE: Free 4 weeks exercise and nutrition program

Llanvalley Natural Product

Natural Skincare, Goatsmilk Soaps, Honey & Beeswax Balms,  home produced , vegetarian & environmentally friendly,Cruelty Free, no 'nasties

RAFFLE PRIZE: Gift pack of soaps

NYR Organic -Angela Dodwell

RAFFLE PRIZE: goody bags with samples and brochures for the first 50 people who arrive

Love yourself Naturally

Holistic sanctuary devoted to helping you to get your best skin ever

RAFFLE PRIZE: Facial Daily Essentials Kits

freyaluna daily kit 

Raw Chi Food - Renee Maguire

Raw food coach

RAFFLE PRIZE: Luminosity Lifestyle female blend

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Arbonne - Judith Fenna

RAFFLE PRIZE: Body care product and treatment voucher

Make Up by Kirsty Badrock

RAFFLE PRIZE: The 'Night Out' gift certificate which entitles the bearer to a full make-up application, including strip or individual flare lashes.

make up by kirsty

Doylang Herbals

RAFFLE PRIZE: 2 Jars of herbal tea

The Woodland Sanctuary

RAFFLE PRIZE: free Crystal Reiki Treatment


RAFFLE PRIZE: One free 121 facial and full make over at home

Pat Harland - Harland Hypnotherapy

Consultant Practitioner of the Thrive Programme (incorporating Changing Limiting Beliefs) and a Licensed Hypno-Band Practitioner (the virtual gastric band system for weight loss).

RAFFLE PRIZE: Free 45 min taste session to sample hypnosis, thrive or both




We’re really excited to welcome the following stallholders to the Health and Well-being Fair in Chester on 18th May:



Natural holistic skin care

the health hut

The Health Hut

The North West's first gym based takeaway and healthy eating juice/snack bar. High protein, clean carbs and good fats.

Michael Glover

Body Transformation Expert provides Nutrition, lifestyle and exercise programs designed around busy schedules. He will be offering FREE plan building sessions to attendees.

skin care


Natural skin care products


Baby and me Fit

Post Natal group fitness expert

little green cream company

Little Green Cream Company

Natural skincare

raw chi food

Raw Chi Food - Renee Maguire 

Raw nutrition coach, food writer and motivational diet speaker



Premium Botanically based health and wellness products

juice plus

Juice Plus

Wholefood-based natural supplements

Make up by

Make up by Kirsty Badrock

Member of The Guild of Beauty Therapists, Bridal and Special Occasion Professional Make Up Artist

peta pendlebury

Peta Pendlebury

Fully trained Kinesiology, Electrology, Beauty, Body and Aromatherapist. Provide New Water Re-Energising Coasters - Harness the Power of Quantum Physics and reap the health benefits.

Online health and fitness magazine that offers an honest, diverse and unique look into the heath and fitness industry.

Llanvalley Natural Product

Natural soaps and skin care products


Chinese medicine, Acupuncture, massage, herbal powder, blood pressure test  


Reflexology with Jen

Reflexology Therapist, based in Liverpool

Diana Evans -Complementary health

Bowen Technique& Healing 

Intuitive Healthcare - Carol Burkhill

Spiritual Healer and Psychic Medium. Handmade Healing Hearts.  Fridge magnets. Bookmarks. Memorial cards candle holder

Carol Reynolds

Homeopath and holistic therapist

Pat Harland - Harland Hypnotherapy

Consultant Practitioner of the Thrive Programme (incorporating Changing Limiting Beliefs) and a Licensed Hypno-Band Practitioner (the virtual gastric band system for weight loss).

Stephen Shipperlee

Massage & Manual Therapist, Hendrickson Method practitioner, will offer taster sessions on the day.

Gemini Holistic Therapies

therapeutic and pampering holistic and spa beauty treatments



Health Wellbeing Fair

Come and join us for the Health and Well-being Fair in the historic Guildhall in the heart of Chester.

Sunday, 18th May 2014

10 am - 3 pm


This event is all about a natural and holistic way of life, with around 40 exhibitor stands, taster sessions, workshops, free demonstrations. A day not to be missed!
Exhibitors will have a fantastic range of products including local healthy produce, crystals, gemstone jewellery, natural clothing, healthy food, natural skin care, organic beauty products, all aimed at promoting a healthy, well-balanced life.

Supporting Marie Curie Cancer Care charity. In aid of Marie Curie

On the day:

*** Healthy lifestyle stalls

Check List of Exhibitors here 

*** Holistic and well-being workshops and treatments: yoga, reflexology, meditation, mindful practice, hypnotherapy (45 min each, booking required)

Check details and timetable of workshops here

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Purchase a Ticket for any workshop and you could win a book from Charlotte Reed "May The Thoughts Be With You"full of wisdom and positive ideas to make life better.

*** Raffle with fantastic prizes from local business owners

Check List of our Sponsors and their prizes here

***  Live performance from award-winning pop-folk singer and songwriter Ashley Fayth. 

Ashley Fayth

Please invite others to join our event too! We look forward to seeing you there!

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suma food group

Have you heard of a local food co-op or buying group and would you be interested in joining? Katie Lyttle, currently living in Hoole Chester, is starting a buying group and is interested in hearing from people who would like to access wholefoods, organics and local produce at wholesale prices.

So what is a food co-op?

“Co-operation is all about two or more people joining forces and working together to achieve something they probably couldn't do on their own. In the case of food co-ops a group of people join forces in order to be able to buy foods they may otherwise find it hard to get hold of at a price they can afford. By volunteering their time and pooling their buying power they can get produce direct from local farmers or wholesalers.”

Food groups offer a viable and sustainable alternative to supermarket shopping, supporting more ethical routes to produce. Katie's first stop will be Suma, a wholesalers specialising in organic, vegetarian and fair trade products. They sell everything from washing liquid to lentils! Suma provide produce for most U.K based health-food shops but also support local buying groups, who can access their food at wholesale price if it is ordered in bulk. Katie was part of a buying group in N.Ire, with 10 other people, who regularly accessed produce from Suma.

Katie will give a short presentation on food co-ops, ethical buying, and ethical eating at the next Green Network event on the 23rd April. If you would like to find out more please come along and meet Katie there. In the mean time here is a link for Suma's website.


Suma is the UK’s largest independent wholefood wholesaler/distributor, specialising in vegetarian, fairly traded, organic, ethical and natural products.  Committed to ethical business.

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raw chi food

We are pleased to announce our guest speaker and sponsor at the Health & Well-being Fair - Renee Maguire from Raw Chi Food.

Renee is a raw nutrition coach, food writer and motivational diet speaker.

Dedicated to improve health and well-being of clients through raw cuisine and superfoods. Renee is passionate about assisting others achieve their health goals, weight loss, increased energy, improved sleep, depression, chronic fatigue, arthritis, and many more illness that can be corrected when given the knowledge to optimise health.

Renee will give a talk on how to alkaline your body and boost your immune system for the long term. She will also showcase her fantastic products at the Fair!

Join our Health and Well-being Fair on 18th May in Chester and get a chance to WIN Raw Chi LUMINOSITY  lifestyle female blend! Big thank you to Renee for donating this fantastic prize for our raffle!

Meanwhile find out more about Raw Chi Food on the website:

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good morning Dolyang Herbals

Detoxing with “Fay’s Favourite” and re-energising with “Good Morning”

The word “detoxing” seems to be on everyone’s lips at the moment and in the late winter (after the excesses and stagnation of the shortest days of the year) and early spring (getting ready for a busy year ahead), it is important to have a good clear out – in the body just as much as in the home! One of my favourite blends, which is also great for helping the body to remove toxins, is called Fay’s Favourite. It contains Stinging Nettle, Rosemary, Ginger and Lemongrass. Stinging Nettle is traditionally used in the treatment of arthritis, because it is diuretic, thins the blood and thus facilitates the removal of toxins which clog up inflamed joints. Additionally, it is packed with iron and vitamin C.

Rosemary is associated with improving memory and clearing the mind - it is easier to remember the important things when the mind is less cluttered!

Ginger is considered warming and energising, while Lemongrass has a long tradition of medicinal use in Ayurveda in the treatment of respiratory infections due to its antiseptic & anti-inflammatory properties.
Since it is so good at removing toxins, one of my friends swears by Fay’s Favourite to treat a hangover!

Whenever I speak about Good Morning!, I just have to tell the story of how it was put together. It was a glorious sunny morning at the Glade festival when a young man called Luke approached me and enquired about a nice blend to take home to his friend. Nothing I showed him was quite the right thing, so we got creative and I made a bespoke blend.
He knew he wanted something suitable for first thing in the morning and he liked Peppermint, to which I added Heather flowers (because it is nice to look at a pretty pink flower first thing in the morning), Ginger (to energise for the day ahead) and Lemon peel (all that refreshing Vitamin C is also nicely energising) – hey presto!
A refreshing and energising tea infusion with Peppermint, which helps release bowel cramps (and is therefore used in the treatment of IBS) and has been used and cultivated by humans for over 10.000 years!

Please visit Facebook page Dolyang Herbals ( to find out more!

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Charlotte Reed

We are delighted to announce one of our sponsors for the Health and Well-being Fair - Charlotte Reed.

Charlotte Reed is the author and illustrator of a book called May The Thoughts Be With You.

“May The Thoughts Be With You” is full of wisdom and positive ideas to make life better.

Charlotte had been writing her own, positive thoughts for years so decided to turn them into a hand written and hand illustrated gift book featuring stickmen and animals. She originally self-published it and sold it at London's famous Portobello Road market, but it's since been picked up by a global publisher and will be available in book and gift shops nationwide from November.

Charlotte has donated one of her self-published copies of her book and has even signed it too! She hopes that it brings joy, fun and inspiration to whoever wins it in the raffle.

We are very grateful for this amazing raffle prize and one of the prize winners will be very lucky to have it!

Please LIKE her Facebook page May The Thoughts Be With You to follow the thoughts posted there every Monday to Friday and let their magic speak to your soul!

Pop over to her website for more information:

Come along to our Fair in Chester on 18th May and get a chance to win this Fantastic prize!

Check more details about our event here:

Charlotte Reed May The Thoughts Be With You. Charlotte Reed book

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