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


    Our activities aim to nourish the body, elevate the mind and support the spirit.


    We offer ‘low cost’ Complementary Health Therapies including massage, head and shoulder massage, reflexology, holistic facials, Hypnotherapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Mizan Therapy, NLP and Hypnotherapy, Reiki and Acupuncture from our therapy room.


    Regular classes in our workshop space include Yoga, Recovery Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Partner Yoga, Mindfulness, Hula Hoop, group well-being sessions and family focused activities.


    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 help alternative health practitioners in Newcastle Upon Tyne provide their services to the local communities that needed it most.


    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
    • Emotional Freedom Technique
    • Mizan Therapy
    • Hypnotherapy
    • Yoga
    • Mindfulness 
    • Hula Hoop
  • Here's How our low cost therapies work

    These are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30 - 7.30.

    You pay what you can afford.

    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...


    Just do a good deed for someone else.


    Our workshops and activities all have 'suggested' rates.







    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

    Monday Evening vinyasa yoga

    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.



    Monday monthly yoga jam

    The first Monday of every month a Jam is held at Shanti Bee 2-4pm

    We invite teachers and therapists from the North East, and beyond to come and practice together - to share, explore and develop ideas.

    Contact Daniel wolverine@jamboyoga.com for more info.


    Tuesday Complementary therapies

    Every Tuesday and Thursday @ Shanti Bee


    Massage, reflexology, head massage, one to one yoga with Tracey (am) and Lisa (pm)

    Please see our 'sliding scale' for costs.

    Call 07527728366 to book a treatment.

    All therapies are costed on a sliding scale.

    Wednesday daytime yoga with Daniel

    Wednesdays 1.30 - 2.45pm @ Shanti Bee

    1st, 1:30 pm-2:45 every Wednesday.

    Daniel is a playful Forrest Yoga, teacher as well as a skilled and intuitive body worker. Expect a yoga class with Daniel, to be magical, mystical and overall fun to attend.

    See Daniels company 'Recovery Yoga' for more information.
    Forrest Yoga, mixed level, all welcome.


    Reiki Wednesdays

    9.30 - 1.30 Low Cost Reiki sessions

    To book in for a Reiki session please call or message us on 07527728366/shantibeeinfo@gmail.com

    Sessions are prices on our sliding scale, detailed in our 'prices' section above.
    Sessions are delivered with Kate from Natural Wellbeing. You can read more about Reiki in our Blog below.


    Relaxation Wednesdays TBC
    (Currently on hold)

    Wednesday evenings 7 - 8pm @ Shanti Bee

    Relaxation Wednesdays 7-8pm Yoga Nidra, Mindfulness, Breath work or Yin Yoga.
    We are currently re-jigging these workshops - they will return in JUNE/JULY.

    An evening dedicated to relaxation. Each week is different - all sessions guarantee to relax.
    Check our Facebook and website for weekly class info.

    More details and image to come.

    Thursday Complementary health therapies

    Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30 - 7.30pm

    Massage, reflexology, head massage, one to one yoga with Tracey (am) and Nina (pm)
    Please see our 'sliding scale' for costs.
    Call 07527728366 to book a treatment.
    All therapies are costed on a sliding scale.


    Hula Hoop Newcastle with jax

    Thursdays (not at Shanti Bee), various high ceiling locations!

    This is ran as a course at various locations. The next course is held in Gateshead in a Church, as the ceilings are high and so you can have loads of fun with the hoop.
    A fun and energetic way to exercise, for all levels.

    Hoops will be available but if you have one, bring your own.

    Suggested rate: £6 drop in - or save money with a block booking.

    Friday Morning yoga with grace

    Fridays 7 - 8am @ Shanti Bee

    7 - 8am Mixed level class all welcome.
    A gentle flow yoga with Grace and some mellow tunes to kick start your weekend.

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


    Friday daytime hatha yoga with cristal

    Fridays 1.30 - 2.30pm @ Shanti Bee

    1:30 pm-2:30 every Friday.
    Hatha Yoga, mixed level, all welcome.

    Friday’s lunchtime Hatha session is a mixed ability class with Cristal Yoga that encourages you to listen to your body and allow your inner wisdom to inform intention and movement, allowing you to connect with yourself and to understand what it is that you really need to empower your yoga practice and make it more intuitive, healing and revitalising.

    £7/concession £5

    Acro / partner Yoga jam's

    The first Sunday of every month we Jam @ Shanti Bee

    Workshops held across North East • Booking essential • Contact us for details

    The first Sunday of every month we meet for an Acro Yoga Jam.
    No 'formal' teaching, just a space to play with any new Acro/Partner moves we know or want to try out.
    Suggested donation £3-5 for room use.
    Contact Rosie - 07527728366 or shantibeeinfo@gmail.com with questions. No need to book on, just come along.

    A fun way to explore yoga, acrobatics and the art of healing. Workshops and ad hoc Jam's are held across Newcastle upon Tyne and North Tyneside. Check out the Facebook group or contact us directly for our next 'pop up' event.



    Shanti Sundays

    The last Sunday of every month @ Shanti Bee
    Check our Facebook for workshop information.

    The last Sunday of every month we will be offering a day of donation-based alternative well-being activites.
    Come to one workshop, or join us all day. We have a chill out area and will be offering teas, juices, smoothies and health snacks all day long alongside the activities.
    To avoid dissapountment we advise you book onto the workshops. Please call or email us to do so.


    Each month our workshops change, we host everything from Yoga and hula Hoop to Mindfulness and Arts workshops. To see whats coming up next time please visit our Facebook and see our Facebook events page (you can also subscribe).


    10 - 4pm at Shanti Bee, Charles Street Community Centre, Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
    Workshops start at 11. We will be open from 10am.


  • SUrf and Yoga workshops

    Running May - September 2017

    It's that time of the year again when the sun and the surf are out for us, so we are working with Longsands Surf school in Tynemouth, North Tyneside to run a series of nine Surf and Yoga workshops between May and September.

    Each session will be approximately two and a half hours long. We allow time for people to get changed etc.


    The sessions:
    Once we are in our wetsuits we will complete a yoga warm up - running through strength building poses that will help your surf capabilities, whilst waking up the mind to keep you alert catching waves. Don't worry if you've never done Yoga before, it's an energising and fun sequence aimed at getting you warm. You will then surf for about an hour.

    Once back in your dry clothes will complete a yoga cool down to bring you back to earth and wind you down for the rest of the day.

    Sessions are open to all abilities - complete beginners welcome! If you've taken part in our workshops before, this is a great chance to improve your skills and Barry is always keen to teach you a few extra tricks on the board.

    Each session is £20 per person. If you book onto all sessions you will get a 20% discount.

    To book on to one or more of the workshops please email shantibeeinfo@gmail.com or call 07527728366.

    For each session we will meet at Tynemouth Longsands Surf School, which is along a promenade, just next to the old pool on Tynemouth Longsands Beach (directly under The Grand Hotel).

    Each session will have it's own event page on Facebook - please search the events for specific info on each session.
    Listed below are all nine sessions. (https://www.facebook.com/ShantiBeeShanti/events/)

    May 21st (Sun) 13.00 - 15.30
    June 10th (Sat) 14.00 - 16.30
    June 15th (Thursday) 18.30 - 20.30
    June 18th (Sun) 14.00 - 16.30
    July 8th (Sat) 13.30 - 15.30
    July 20th (Thursday) 18.30 - 20.30
    August 12th (Sat) 13.00 - 15.30
    August 24th (Thursday) 18.30 - 20.30
    September 10th (Sun) 13.30 - 15.30

    You will need to wear something you can do yoga in (loose or stretch clothes).
    Sessions are subject to the weather. Rain won't stop us but a storm or strong winds make being out at sea dangerous, so under this circumstance the session would be postponed to anther day. If the sea is completely flat, we always find something to do, be it balances exercises, paddle training or more yoga!


    Here are a few pics below to give you a little more of an idea...

  • 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.

    lisa van der velde


    I initially trained in Swedish Massage and since have developed my work professionally to include different techniques such as light, relaxing treatments and deeper tissue work. My bodywork training also includes Myofascial release techniques.

    I am a qualified Aromatherapist, Reflexologist, EFT Practitioner, NLP Master Practitioner and Clinical Hypnotherapist. I have also training in counselling, generative trance, solution oriented therapy, suicide prevention and in supporting people who self harm. I work for a national charity providing emotional support.

    Since 2006 I have trained extensively in Taoist meditation and women’s tantra, using my skills to facilitate women’s personal development including around spirituality and sexuality.

    In 2016 I trained in Mizan Therapy which uses traditional reproductive healing techniques to aid the restoration of balance in the body. I am a huge fan and advocate of Forrest Yoga and the work of Kristin Neff on Self-Compassion.

    Daniel lumley

    Yoga Teacher

    Daniel has studied Forrest Yoga for many years, while practicing massage and body work.


    After completion of the Forrest YogaFoundation training, Daniel began with his own personal teaching project, Recovery Yoga. Recovery Yoga, was set up with the intent of providing yoga classes to the recovery communities of the North East of England; specialising in (but not exclusive to) helping those with a history of drug & alcohol abuse issues. Daniel is also a recovering addict, with many years of sobriety. Daniel is currently working as a yoga therapist in all of Changing Lives, drug and alcohol rehabs, throughout the North East of England.

    Daniel is passionate about tapping into his shamanic intuitive side (the gifts of humans most natural states) and offering up suggestions for healing in the most natural ways.

    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.

    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.

    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."

    Jaye Tinkler

    Yoga Techer

    Jaye, who teaches the Monday night Yoga class at Shanti Bee, whilst Rosie is away on Maternity leves, teaches a Vinyasa style class aiming towards finding your breath and moving with this pace throughout practice.

    She aims to support the student into feeling and finding strength and stability in the body yet keeping a playful and light flow between postures to keep energy lifted.

    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.

  • our friends

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

  • Share Some Positive Energy

    We welcome volunteers, therapists, community workers, health practitioners

    and anyone else wanting to get involved and help at any level.


  • Upcoming Workshops at shanti bee

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

    Shanti Sunday

    25th June

    The last Sunday of every moth we offer a day of donation-based activities.

    The last Sunday of every month we host a day of donation-based alternative well-being activites inviting practitioners from across the region to run workshops.

    Come to one workshop, or join us all day. We have a chill out area and will be offering teas, smoothies and health snacks all day long alongside the activities.
    Workshops start at 11. We will be open from 10.30am.

    The next Shanti Sunday will have something for all ages - a community focused day.

    Yoga as a couple, in a group of friends, as a family. Learn to fly together, practice yoga and midfulness with your kids.
    More info to follow.

    11.30 - 12.30 Family Yoga workshop with Clare
    1.30 - 3.30 - All ages Acro Yoga workshop/Jam with Trevor

    As usual we will open from 10am everything is donation-based and we will be serving heatlthy snacks, teas and cold beverages.

    Get the date in your diary and watch the event info for updated informaton.
    Shanti Bee.x

    Daring way

    27th April - 15th June
    Thursdays 6.30 - 8.30

    Claire Robinson is running The Daring Way™, workshop - a highly experiential methodology based upon the research of Dr Brené Brown.

    "During the process we explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame and worthiness. We examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviours that are holding us back and we identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living.

    The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the was we live, love, parent and lead.

    Deposit required on booking.

    Further information is available at www.thedaringway.com
    The total cost of the course is £100 and include materials, a £40 deposit is required to confirm booking."


    The tao of love

    Sat 10th June
    10 - 5pm

    A workshop ran by Uta teaching taoist practises including the jade egg practise and focusing on relationships, intimacy and love.

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