• Namaste



  • Shanti Bee is a wellness space based in South Heaton offering Complementary Health Therapies and Alternative Health Activities, at affordable rates.


    We offer ‘low cost’ Complementary Health Therapies and regular classes in our workshop space. We also offer customised well-being activities for organisations.


    As a group, we're committed to making alternative health available to everyone.

  • We believe everyone has the right

    to be happy and healthy...


    Shanti Bee started as a way to support alternative health practitioners in Newcastle Upon Tyne in providing their services to the local communities.


    Since, we've built links with schools, local authorities, charities, business, health & employment services and universities across the North East.


    As a group, we organise fun and friendly activities with an emphasis on health and well-being.

    • Holistic Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage
    • Reflexology
    • Holistic Facials
    • Aromatherapy Massage
    • Reiki
    • Indian Head Massage
    • Head and shoulder massage
    • Yoga
    • Mindfulness 
    • Hula Hoop (advanced booking required)
  • Here's How our low cost therapies work


    It's simple.


    the Complementary therapy Treatments are 45 minutes long.

    Therapies are priced on a sliding scale.

    Or to put it another way...


    You pay based on your current circumstances.



    if you feel like you're taking advantage of our good nature,

    don't worry...




    Please see scale on next page down...



    Our sessions are 45 minutes long, unless otherwise specified - you can choose to book a double treatment, taking two slots (90 minutes).


    Booking is essential for all treatments.


    TUESDAY: 10.00 - 2.30 Tracy

    • Holistic Massage 
    • Spiritual Light and Sound Healing
    • Shamanic Sessions - Power Retrieval, Soul Retrievals and Shamanic extraction (90 minute slot requires for these sessions)
    • Rebirthing Breath-work (90mins slot required for these sessions)

    THURSDAY: 9.00 - 7.30pm Nina

    • Holistic Massage
    • Head and Shoulder Massage
    • Indian Head Massage
    • Holistic Facial
    • Hot Stones Massage 
    FRIDAYS: 9.30 - 6.30pm

    'Friends of Shanti Bee' Nina and Grace If you are registered with one of our partner organisations you can access our 30 minute treatments on the first and last Fridays of each month for £10.

    As part of this scheme you can book in for a Head and Shoulder or Back massage.









    Each session is 45-minutes - double sessions are avaliable.


    For the unemployed, retired, those on longterm leave from work due to illness.


    For key workers, students and those with low income


    If you're employed


    Regular happenings from Shanti Bee

    Our SUmmer timetable

    @ Shanti Bee

    All the practitioners who work within the Shanti Bee Community are self - employed, prices are suggested by them. You can buy a Shanti Bee class pass with Shanti Bee directly - this means you can go to any class on the timetable.


    All classes are drop in - equipment is always provided.


    Shanti teens

    @ Shanti Bee

    17.00 - 18.00 *Starts weekly from JUNE


    Drop in each week for ages 13 - 17. Group lead by Stephen Douglas and Rosie Mason assisting.
    As the group develops we will gather equipment based on what teens want. Sessions will aim to include activities including mindfulness, yoga, breath work and other well-being practices.
    Leader of group experienced in teen activities, both practitioners CRB/DBS Enhanced checked.
    Suggested £3.


    Monday Evening vinyasa yoga with Grace

    Mondays - 7 - 8:30pm @ Shanti Bee

    A mind and body energizing, mixed level yoga class.

    All levels welcome.

    Suggested rate: £7 drop in. £5 Concession rates apply, please enquire.



    Tuesday Complementary therapies

    Every Tuesday and Thursday @ Shanti Bee

    9.30am- 2.30pm

    Massage, reflexology, head massage, one to one yoga.

    Please see our 'sliding scale' for costs.

    Call 07527728366 to book a treatment.

    All therapies are costed on a sliding scale.

    Tuesday Acro Yoga Jam/session

    @ Shanti Bee

    17.30 - 19.00

    Some weeks it's mixed level, others it's aimed at more experienced. Please check the events pages.


    Drop in each week or block book with a Shanti Bee class pass.


    Wednesday rise and shine with jasmine

    @ Shanti Bee

    7.15 - 8.15 weekly
    All about taking the time to breathe and tune into how our bodies are feeling throughout the turn of the seasons. There'll be a balance between enjoying moments of stillness as well as flowing through movement.


    Wednesday evening kundalini yoga

    @ Shanti Bee

    19.00 - 20.00 weekly

    Drop in each week or block book with a Shanti Bee class pass.


    Combining movement, breath, meditation and mantra, this unique and intensely nourishing form of yoga helps to relax the mind, energise the body and awaken the spirit.


    No yoga experience necessary. Mats are provided. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for class, to allow you time to settle in.

    Thursday Complementary health therapies

    Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30 - 7.30pm

    Massage, reflexology, head massage, one to one yoga Nina Taylor is Thursday therapist.
    Please see our 'sliding scale' for costs.
    Call 07527728366 to book a treatment.
    All therapies are costed on a sliding scale.


    FRIDAY: Friends of Shanti Bee

    @ Shanti Bee

    Every Friday as a Friend of Shanti Bee you can book in for a 30 minute Back Massage, Head and Shoulder Massage or Indian Head Massage for just £10.


    To qualify you should be registered as a service user with one of our partner organisations:

    • Tyneside Womens Health
    • Age UK
    • Moving Forward
    • Gateshead Carers
    • Building Futures East
    • Chilli Studios
    • VODA
    • Tyneside MIND
    • NIWE Eating Distress Service
    You can get a membership card direct with the above organisations.

    Booking is essential shantibeeinfo@gmail.com or 07527728366.


    Friday yoga and baby sessions

    9.30 - 11am

    An open space to practice yoga with others parents and their babies.

    9.30 - 11 every Friday

    Please feel free to arrive early (from 9am) to settle into the space and feed your child.

    There will be a play mat and toys if your children are settled, or you can have them and the toys with you on the mat.

    The session will be an informal lead class. Rosie will be leading the class with her baby Peggy.

    Babies will cry and parents will (mostly) Yoga.

    £4/£3 concessions


    Friday Chair Yoga with Sally

    Fridays 1.30 - 3pm @ Shanti Bee

    1:30 pm - 3pm every Friday.
    All welcome.

    Exploring ways of moving and being to bring more ease to our daily lives, with mindful movement & sitting practice, breath & body awareness, deep relaxation, time for sharing & self care in a supportive group.

    Ideal for people with chronic pain & fatigue or poor mobility Quietening our body's stress response and relax our mind and body which turns down the volume on our physical and emotional pain. Lifting our mood and energy.

    This class is ideal for wheel chair users and those who can't get down on the floor.

    £7/ £5 concessions.

    Saturday yoga flow with grace

    @ Shanti Bee

    10 - 11.15 every Saturday.


    Drop in each week or block book with a Shanti Bee class pass.


  • Upcoming Workshops at shanti bee

    A list of what we are hosing. Please contact the practitioners directly to book onto these workshops....

    infant massage

    Courses are ongoing scheduled on Thursday afternoons, please enquire for more info and booking.

    The course covers not only massage but also promotes the bonding process, early communication skills, and supporting you to get to know your baby from the beginning.
    We will use techniques from traditional Indian and Swedish massage.

    "I am a qualified instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage and hold over a decade worth of experience working within the early years and education sector. This includes working in nurseries, family centres, providing play sessions, speech and language therapy and family support services.

    Limited spaces, reserve your space today!
    Have a question - get in touch.

    Surf and Yoga

    May - October


    Between May and October every year on Tynemouth Longsands Beach we host Surf and Yoga Workshops.


    We have 26 planned between May - October. You can book in on as many as you like. For each all the equipment you need is provided in the cost of the workshop.


    Equipment includes your yoga mat, a board and a wet suit.


    These sessions are aimed at all levels and so if you're a complete beginner its totally fine - please come along. When you surf you have the option to stay at waist height or go deeper and so don't worry either if your not a great swimmer.
    Its SO MUCH FUN.


    What you need to bring: a towel, bottled water, lots of energy!


    We ask people pay in advance to secure their space. Sessions are £20 per person per workshop.

    If you would like to book on please email us with the dates you have chosen, on shantibeeinfo@gmail.com





    May 10th 18.30

    May 12th 13.30

    May 26th 13.30

    June 2nd 13.30

    June 14th 18.30

    June 16th 13.30

    June 22nd 15.30

    June 24th 13.30

    July 7th 13.30

    July 12th 18.30

    July 13th 14.30

    July 15th 13.30

    July 28th 13.30

    August 4th 13.30

    August 9th 18.30

    August 12th 13.30

    August 25th 13.30

    Sept 8th 13.30

    Sept 13th 18.30

    Sept 15th 13.30

    Sept 28th 13.30

    Sept 30th 13.30

    Oct 11th 18.30

    Oct 13th 13.30
    Oct 21st 13.30
    Oct 27th 13.30


  • Lindisfarne Festival 2018

    Shanti Fields

    Life sometimes keeps you so busy that you don’t even get time to spend an hour with yourself. Maybe you often think about those ‘alternative’ workshops you hear about happening but never get a chance to try them out.


    At Lindisfarne Festival 2018 year we have it all in the Shanti Healing spaces.

    We are literally bringing the healing space to life with an array of delights for you to explore and indulge in over the festival.


    The Healing area, at the top of the Festival site will offer Aromatherapy massage, Holistic Facials, Crystal Therapy, Indian Head Massage, Remedial massage, Sports Massage, Reiki, Reflexology, Kore Therapy, Cupping, Acupuncture.


    Treatments are available at great prices 10 - 7pm alongside is a program of amazing workshops every day, followed by chill out DJ's through the evening till 3am!


    When the doors open to the Festival on Thursday afternoon you can come along and find us, book in for a treatment over the weekend or just chill out in the Chill Out Tent, which come the evening will have Chill Out DJs, live ambient sets and visuals till the early hours.



    17.00 – 18.30 Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Rosie

    10.00 – 11.00– Mindfulness with Sally
    11.15 – 12.15 – Dance Flex Yoga with Bex
    12.30 – 13.30 – Contact Juggling
    13.45 – 14.45 – Laughter Yoga with Keith
    15.00 – 16.30 – Live Rhythms with Gordon and Crew
    16.45 – 17.45 - Yin Yoga with Claire
    18.00 – 19.00 – Gong Bath with Gill
    19.15 – 20.00 – Choir (TBC*)

    10.00 – 11.00 – Mindfulness with Rachel
    11.15 – 12.15 – Hula Hoop with Jax

    12.30 – 14.00 – Rave it up Zumba
    14.30 – 15.30 – Laughter Yoga with Keith

    15.45 – 17.00 –Acro Yoga with Rosie and Trevor
    17.15– 18.15 - Yoga with Grace
    18.30 – 19.30 – Drum circle with Simon

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  • a Small Team With A Big Vision

    We want to build a community space where health and wellness are foremost and where individuals support each other in personal and emotional development.


    A place where love and respect for ourselves and each other are the guiding principles.

    Rosie Mason

    Director, Therapist/Yoga Teacher

    Rosie has been practicing yoga for over ten years and teaching for seven. Her Yoga studies began in India where she lived for three months studing Hatha Yoga in an Ashram in Varanasi. She has since trained with teahers inclusing Ana Forrest, Anne Marie, Brian Cambell, Jambo Truong, Jason Nemer and Julia Weis.

    Rosie teaches a Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Partner Yoga, incorporating some Acro Yoga moves.

    She is also a therapist, for over five years and practices massage and reflexology.



    Lauren read

    Non-Executive Director

    Deborah Buchan

    Non-Executive Director, Arts & Health Practitioner.

    Tracey Greener


    Tracey specialises in energy healing. Diamond Heart Network was founded by Shakti Tracy in 2009.
    Diamond Heart Network is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, but is able to offer distant Diamond Energy Sessions across the globe.
    Teachers she has trained with who have influenced her work, include Bill Wigram, Beth Kelly, Jewels Wingfield, Julie Umpleby, Annu Tara, Daniel Hernandez, Rebecca Wright, Stephen Mulhearn and Peggy Dylan.

    ​Tracey offers her therapy sessions as part of Shanti Bee affordable therapies on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Cristal gaskin

    Yoga Teacher

    Cristal has practiced yoga for over 15-years and studied for 3-years with The British Wheel of Yoga to become a teacher. She has practiced with some amazing instructors such as Ana Forrest, of Forrest Yoga, David Sye, of Yogabeats, Liz Lark and Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, the pioneer of Womb Yoga, to name a few.

    Cristal is founder of Cristal Yoga, based in Newcastle.

    Claire yvonne austin

    Yoga Teacher

    Claire has been practicing yoga for some years now and chose to take on the journey to learn to teach in 2014. Working as a Therapist in Brixton for over 4yrs she always felt there was something more she had to offer, so took some time to travel and pursue a career in Yoga.
    She spent a week learning with the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre and in Bali, trained at The Yoga barn with Denise Payne, leaving her qualified to work in Vinyasa, Yin Yoga and basic Myo Fascial Release therapy.

    Claire trades as YogaBud and offers services in and around Newcastle.

    Claire runs a session at Lindisfarne Festival with us every year too.


    You can read more about Claire at http://www.yogabud.co/

    Grace Johnson

    Yoga Teacher

    Grace first began practicing Yoga four years ago, and whilst originally the practice started out as a physical challenge, it wasn't long before the overall the benefits of the practice began to impact on Grace's life for the better. After a couple of years of practice attending multiple studios and workshops in the North East and UK, Grace decided she wanted to share her love of yoga with others and embark on a Teacher Training course. Currently completing her 200Hr teacher training in the North East, Grace favours an upbeat vinyasa style flow, which both challenges, yet nurtures the body, mind and soul. Grace will now be teaching the Friday morning yoga sessions at Shanti Bee alongside several of the Surf and Yoga workshops.
    You can read more about Grace on her website here:


    Jasmine Sara

    Yoga Teacher and
    Activities Co-ordinator

    Jasmine first came to yoga ten years ago and at the start of 2017 she traveled around India practicing yoga from Hampi to Mysore before getting stuck into an Astanga Vinyasa Flow yoga teacher training in South Goa where she graduated with a 200 hours certificate.

    Jasmine’s gentle and calming approach holds a safe space for you to come to the mat and flow through your yoga practice. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced yogi, her classes will give you the time & space to reconnect with yourself, relax and nourish your body.

    You can read more about Jasmine here:


    nina taylor


    Nina is a qualified massage therapist and beautician who specialises in holistic therapies. She has had experience working in a luxurious spa and believes that healing begins with the mind and the importance of essential oils and organic products that work from the inside out. As a therapist she tailors each treatment to the specific needs of the client to create a relaxing and comfortable experience.
    "I believe in the importance of looking after yourself and believe that massage is the perfect therapy to promotes this. I like to create a truly relaxing experience that leaves the client with a renewed positive energy and a sense of well being My treatments include: Swedish massage Indian head massage Aromatherapy massage Hot stone massage Deep Tissue Holistic facial with organic essential oil infused products and scalp massage."

    Kate larkin

    Reiki and Mindfulness Practitioner

    Kate founded Natural Wellbeing in January 2015 as she is passionate about emotional wellbeing, believing that we all need support from time to time whether that be through holistic therapies or getting new ideas of ways to take care of ourselves. A fan of nature, she believes in making the most of this positive natural resource.
    Having qualified as a youth worker Kate has worked with children and young people for over ten years before focusing on adult services. During that time her interest in emotional wellbeing has developed and while gaining experience in this area she has also undertaken a wide range of training.
    A qualified practitioner of Reiki, Emotional Freedom Technique and Neuro Linguistic Programming, Kate has also completed a diploma in Mindfulness and has trained in: counselling, health psychology, engaging emotions through play, harnessing the power of thoughts and much more.
    Kate loves to work creatively and is always developing new resources and activities. For more information please visit www.naturalwellbeing.org.uk or like us on facebook www.facebook.com/naturalwellbeing.


    Kundalini Yoga Teacher

    Jerry has been practising yoga for over 4 years and completed her 200HR Kundalini Yoga teacher training in India in 2016. She specialises in teaching with a trauma-informed approach, and is passionate about making yoga available to everyone, regardless of socio-economic background. Jerry offers classes locally in the Newcastle area, trading as Yoga With Jerry.


    You can read more about Jerry here:


    Sally Roach

    Mindfulness Facilitator and Yoga Teacher

    Sally has been teaching Yoga and Meditation for 17 years including 4 years of training in Mindfulness & Compassion and the Mindfulness Association. She is on the UK listing of Mindfulness Teachers and regularly teaches the 8 week Mindfulness and Compassion Courses. She has completed teacher training in various styles of Yoga, most recently Scaraveilli-inspired Yoga with Marc Woolford and Pete Blackaby.

    Sally loves running workshops and retreats weaving Mindfulness and Yoga with themes from the natural world.
    For more information see www.yogaisforlife.co.uk

  • our friends

    Organisations in the North East we work with when ever possible.

    We work closely with organisations in and around Newcastle who support individuals experiencing or at risk of mental health illness and social exclusion. If you are an organisation and would like to connect with us please get in touch - we can accomodate a range of well-being needs and can offer your service users discounted and bespoke services.

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    We are based in South Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne at Charles St Community Centre, Tynemouth Road, NE6 5EP.
    (Just behind the Geoffrey Rhodes NHS Centre)


    post Please see our 'activities' page above for our regular activities.







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