Shanti Bee, Yoga Studio and Well Being Centre in Byker is running Shanti Hibernation, a month long project offering a series of free well being activities.
The activities, funding by the National Lottery Community Fund will offer holistic health activities to meet both emotional and physical wellness, with a guidance to complete an equal amount of each. There will be short four-week courses, one-of workshops and bite-size health advice, all available through their community health scheme, Friends of Shanti Bee.
Activities will support strength building, improved fitness, improved sleep, help cope with managing emotions, reduce anxiety and help with pain management.
Rosie, Director of Shanti Bee, said “The activities on offer will support confidence building, while offering a platform to build connections with others going through similar difficulties, reducing feelings of loneliness and isolation.”
Practitioners are coming together from across the region to offer the activities which include Restorative Yoga for Pain Relief, Breathing for Awareness, Laughter Yoga and Trauma Sensitive Yoga for Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia (including long Covid).
A current member of the health scheme commented,
”I actually don’t know where I would be without Shanti Bee. I’ve met such lovely people I will stay in touch with and I can’t wait to be able to get to a class in the centre.”
The criteria for registration is that you are managing a chronic, physical or emotional health issue or due to financial restrictions are unable to access well being courses and this scheme would help with this. It’s easy to register for the scheme on the Shanti Bee website.
The scheme also invites organisations working towards common goals in the region to join and will be offering bespoke courses designed for staff at organisations in the health and provisions industry.