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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 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.


    MONDAY: 10.00 - 3.15pm 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)

    TUESDAY: 10.00 - 2.30 Tracy

    • Holistic Massage
    • Spiritual Light and Sound Healing

    WEDNESDAY: 9.00 - 2.30 Kate

    • Reiki 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

    Monday gentle yoga with cristal

    Mondays 10.30 - 11.45

    Gentle Yoga with Cristal 10:30-11:45


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


    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.



    Tuesday Complementary therapies

    Every Tuesday and Thursday @ Shanti Bee


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

    Please see our 'sliding scale' for costs.

    Call 07527728366 to book a treatment.

    All therapies are costed on a sliding scale.

    Tuesday Kettlebells with brent (NKC)

    Tuesdays 7.30 - 8.30

    7.30 - 8.30

    KettleBells for all levels - beginners welcome

    Contact NKC for more info.



    Wednesdays reiki

    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.


    Wednesday slow flow with jasmine

    12 - 1 @ Shanti Bee

    These slow flow lunchtime sessions 12 - 1 Wednesdays are 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 Yin yoga with jaye

    7-8.30pm @ Shanti Bee

    £7/£5 concessions

    All welcome


    Yin Yoga offer a slower and deeper practice.

    Drop in - all equipment provided.


    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.


    Hula Hoop Newcastle with jax

    Jax offers bespoke courses and classes - advanced booking required.

    This is ran as a course at various locations. When there are enough people for a course, Jax will run one.
    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

    Spring/Summer class (Runs April - October)


    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 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 2 - 3.30pm @ Shanti Bee

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

    Friday’s lunchtime session is a mixed ability class Sally.

    Ideal if you have health issues that prevent you bendig down or lying on a Yoga Mat.

    This class will help enhance you mobility and prevent future injury keeping you supple.

    £5/ concession £4

    One to one yoga sessions

    @ Shanti Bee

    One to one yoga is avaliable with our instructors fortnightly on Tuesday evenings 3.30 - 9.30pm and

    Fridays 3.30 -7.30pm.

    Sessions would be £25/30 per session/6 lessons at a reduced rate.

    Booking is essential shantibeeinfo@gmail.com

    Instructors that are working on this project:
    Sally Roach, Cristal Gaskin, Rosie Mason


    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 planned in Feb and March. 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.

    Shanti Sunday

    Jan 28th

    10.00 - 15.00


    Shanti Sunday 28th January
    @ Shanti Bee
    10am - 4pm

    When we can on a Sunday, collectively we organise a Shanti Sunday.

    We will be open from 10 so you're welcome to sit down with a cuppa / look around / find out more about the space and what we offer before timetabled workshops start @ 11.


    11 - 12 Flow & Restore Yoga class with Jasmine
    12 - 12.30 Snack break
    12.30 - 13.30 Kirtan with Holly
    13.45 - 14.45 Acro Yoga with Trevor


    All the workshops are run by practitioners involved in Shanti Bee and are donation-based. We also open our kitchen to serve healthy snacks, teas and cold beverages all day.


  • 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.

    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.

    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.

  • Share Some Positive Energy

    We welcome volunteers, therapists, community workers, health practitioners

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


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    Exercise your mind. Not just your body.


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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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