Events & Celebrations
North Devon Mind, Body and Soul Festival (22nd Apr - 23rd Apr)
North Devon’s Mind, Body & Soul Festival
Pre-sale tickets have now ended. Tickets can be purchased on the door, and sessions booked directly with exhibitors.
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April 2017
North Devon’s third Mind, Body & Soul Festival will take place at The BIG Sheep family attraction in Bideford on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April. With all the pressures of modern life it’s so easy to feel stressed…. but what exactly is stress? Stress is a modern, widely used buzzword that’s used to describe the pressure of modern day, leaving people unable to cope. This new festival will be like no other and promises to leave visitors feeling relaxed, pampered and give them all the tools they will need to lead happier and more fulfilled lives
We may live in a world that has more appliances and technology to make for a more comfortable life than previous generations – but does that mean we have better and more fulfilling lifestyles? In today’s busy world where more of us have to work in demanding jobs as well as raising a family we have very little time left over for ourselves and when we do find time, we feel guilty about enjoying some ‘me’ time and this undoubtedly plays havoc with our well-being. The Mind, Body & Soul Festival which is sponsored by ‘My Town: Bideford’ will give visitors an opportunity to come along to find out ways in which to nourish their mind, body and soul.
There is already a wealth of exhibitors and activities planned for the event including yoga, tai chi, allergy testing, beauty treatments, relationship and personal life coaching, healing, pilates, holistic therapies, massage, physics, prayer and much more.
1 day visit to festival (Saturday 22nd or Sunday 23rd April) - £5 each
1 day visit to festival and BIG Sheep - £10 each
ARBONNE (Independent Consultants with Arbonne International)
Arbonne provides pure, safe, beneficial, botanically based, vegan, results driven, ultra premium health & wellness products. Individual Wellbeing Consultations Skincare Workshops – Boost skin radiance & love the skin you’re in Healthy Living Workshops – Inner Health = Outer Beauty. Look & feel better than ever! Make-overs – Pure Transformation! Nutrition Skincare Cosmetics
Arbonne consultants Michelle Stanford & Vicky Murdoch will be offering taster pamper sessions and mini makeovers at the festival.
Book a session here: http://bit.ly/MBSArbonneInternational
AURBICART (PSYCHIC ARE) – BASED IN DORSET
Penny Jones is a psychic artist based in Weymouth Dorset. Penny calls her work Aurbic Art, a play on words Aura and Orbs. At this year’s Festival Penny will paint large Orb for the sitter from her own deck of cards. The Orbs are circles of colour which represent the essence of a Loved one or Spirit Guide. These can be taken home and used as a focus for meditation. Penny will also be selling a range of prints, cards and original work.
Book in for your taster session with Penny https://thebigsheep.digitickets.co.uk/events/10397?catID=2894
NESHLA AVEY – PSYCHIC READINGS – BASED IN SOUTHAMPTON
Neshla provides psychic readings using the tarot as a guide and works with the tree of life. She is also the Founder Elect of Rahanni Celestial Healing and this comes through in her readings where needed.
Rahanni Celestial Healing is a 5D healing modality which opens up the heart centre, allowing us to release fear and negativity so we can be our true selves. It is a high vibrational healing which works very quickly and is gentle, yet so powerful. It is much needed in these times. Neshla is the Founder Elect for Rahanni Celestial Healing and has been working with this wonderful energy since January 2009. See www.neshlaavey.com for further information.
Book a Pshycic Reading with Neshla: http://bit.ly/MBSNeshlaAveyWorkshop
AVALON AURA PHOTOGRAPHY – BASED IN GLASTONBURY
Aura Photography with personal interpretation readings, additional 22 page biofeedback reports (on CD) plus Intuitive Healing (donation only), crafts and gifts
AYA HEADZ OF DREADZ - BASED IN LAUNCESTON
Hair Dreads – Shamanic Tools and Gifts.
Karen is passionate about Angelic Reiki which helps support Indigos. She will be offering Angel Card Readings (Doreen Virtue Trained) and Tarot readings (Hazel Lee Trained). Karen will also be giving a talk on Angelic Reiki.
Kim will be offering Angel Card Readings and Angelic Reiki
Book a Reading with Kim http://bit.ly/MBSKimsTherapysWorkshop
Ray will be offering Crystal Ball Readings and a demonstration on Mediumship
Lucy will be selling and talking about the benefits of Good Life Minerals which include health supplements and weight loss products.
BIDEFORD CENTRE OF LIGHT – BASED IN NORTH DEVON
A group from the Bideford Centre of Life will be offering healing with SNU qualified healers and private readings with experienced mediums.
BLESSED BY GUIDED ANGELS – BASED IN PAIGNTON, DEVON
Mary is a natural born clairvoyant and healer and has spent the last twenty years guiding and helping clients understand the struggles they have encountered along life's way and current situations they may be struggling with. Readings may include situations relating to family, friends in fact all aspects of life. She is blessed by the presence of the Angelic realms who flow a beautiful healing energy during her readings. If appropriate a mediumship link may occur to a loved one.
Book your place on Mary Earle's Workshop: http://bit.ly/MBSMaryEarlTherapiesWorkshop
KIERON BODY – FUSION TAROT – BASED IN NORTH DEVON
Kieron will be offering Tarot readings
Book a Reading with Kieron: http://bit.ly/MBSFusionTarot
ROSALYN BOLT – REIKI HEALING SESSIONS – BASED IN DEVON
Reiki is Japanese for ‘universal life energy.’ Reiki energy seems to have an intelligence of it own flowing where it is needed in the client and creating the healing conditions necessary for the individual’s needs, and can help the body emotionally, physically, mentally or spiritually.
Rosalyn has practised healing on her children, family dogs, cats and horses for many years before becoming a Master Reiki Practitioner 3 years ago. Rosalyn has had the privilege of giving voluntary Reiki to terminally ill people in the Mid Devon Hospice.
Book in for your session with Rosalyn: http://bit.ly/MBSRosalynBolt
Ruth will be offering a choice of aromatherapy, non-aromatherapy massages and reflexology treatments. Choose from a neck, face and scalp massage, back neck and shoulder massage, leg and feet massage, foot reflexology.
Book a Treatment with Aroma Relax: bit.ly/MBSAromaRelax
DAWN CLIFTON – ACCESS CONSCIOUSNESS BARS FACILITATOR – BASED IN EXETER
Dawn is an energy worker/healer and will be offering touch therapy taster sessions. The Bars® are a gentle touch therapy for dynamic change! By lightly touching 32 energy points around the head, it begins to rapidly release limitations from the mind and body that do not allow you to receive. These points contain all the thoughts, feelings, emotions and considerations you have ever had about anything, taking you out of the effect of stressful situations and into a space of ease, joy and bliss, where you can begin to effortlessly create new possibilities. It's like deleting redundant files on your computer. They serve no purpose other than to keep your mind, body and life limited and stuck!
MARGARET COPP – TEA LEAF READING – BASED IN NORTH DEVON
One of North Devon’s favourite tea leaf readers Margaret will be offering 30 minutes tea leaf readings.
Telephone: 01237 474559
CORNISH CRYSTAL CAVERN – BASED IN SAINT MELLION, CORNWALL
Gillian and Chris will be selling crystals, geodes, tumble stones, amethyst, orgonite, bowls, t-lights, crystal lamps and bookends, jewellery, books, dream catchers and figurines.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY - BASED IN NORTH DEVON
In 1866, after many years of study, an American woman, Mary Baker Eddy discovered what she considered to be the Science of the Christianity which Jesus taught and lived. By 1879, she founded the Church of Christ, Scientist, 'to commemorate the word and the works of our Master, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing' (church manual p.17) The best way to understand Christian Science is to delve into the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy's book Science and Health. Anyone can find God to be 'a very present help in trouble' (ps. 46.1)
Come and meet members of the Christian Science Society who will share the teachings and ethos of this church which is based on Christ Jesus and his healing work through spiritual means.
My ethos.. life path... is to help others awaken their path and help them through various development/teachings and holding space for them to emerge and find their wings!
Offering; High Dimensional Workshops, Classes, Courses, Meditation, Reiki Training (Eastern & Western Linage), UK, Glastonbury, Greek Island & India/Goa Retreats and selling handpicked Indian and Tibetan gifts.
Saturday 2pm - Raising Vibration - working in the New Energies:
Book Now: http://bit.ly/MBSTraceeCullenRaisingVibrationWorkshop
Sunday 2pm - Meditation Techniques for Beginners & Advanced
Book Now: http://bit.ly/MBSTraceeCullenMeditationWorkshop
Steve Drake, managing partner of County Chiropractic believes everyone should have the chance to express vibrant health naturally and will be helping young and old with all aches and pains and promoting proactive healthy living.
Book your place on County Chiropractic's Workshop: http://bit.ly/MBSCountyChiropracticWorkshop
DAN ROX – CRYSTALS – BASED IN EXETER
Dan Rox was established in October 2015 and is run by husbands Daniel and Adam Neale as a family business.
Daniel is training in Crystal Healing and is passionate about everything to do with cyrstals and stones. Dan and Adam source and individually pick their crystals and will be selling a vast array of affordable crystals for visitors to choose from.
DARTMOOR HEALING & HOLISTIC THERAPIES – BASED IN NORTH DEVON
Caz from Dartmoor Healing and Holistic Therapies will be offering: mini crystal healing and balancing the chakras with tuning forks to give a powerful sound healing.
Sam Goddard, master reiki teacher will be offering taster sessions in
Usui/Holy Fire Reiki
Indian Head Massage
EARTH & HEAVEN – SPIRITUALIST GIFTS
Molly will be selling crystals and fossils. She will also be selling locally handmade artwork, crafts, soaps and candles as well as fairtrade products, singing bowls and Indian imports. The team at Earth & Heaven are a friendly team with a passion for selling good quality gifts. Molly and her team also offer advice about the healing powers of crystals to both the practitioner and the general public. Earth & Heaven also have a treatment room in Bideford where they run positive living group talks, workshops and classes.
CELIA ESTELLA – INTERNATIONAL CLAIRVOYANT – BASED IN NORTH DEVON
Celia has practising as a Psychic Medium for 26 years during which time she became President of a Spiritual Church in North Devon. She has also broadcast also on radio on spiritual communication. Celia also contributed to a local newspaper in Bracknell writing Star predictions. Eva Magazine feature Celia and her work as a healer both with humans and pets.
Celia has worked alongside well-known Trans Medium Ursula Roberts and taken part at Quest Natural Health Show Celia has demonstrated mediumship communication at Bideford College Theatre to an audience of 200 people. She has travelled extensively in the UK, Europe and USA demonstrating mediumship and giving private readings.
Celia is trained clinical hypnotherapy and psychotherapy and a member of UK Guild Of Hypnotist Examiners.
Book your slot with Celia: http://bit.ly/MBSCeliaEstella
THE FOREVER EFFECT – BASED IN BUDE
Forever Living aloe vera products & home based business opportunities
FROM RAGS……WITH LOVE – BASED IN NORTH DEVON
Beautiful tactile rag rug products, ecological, desirable soft furnishings and art created from pre-loved materials will be on sale from, ‘From Rags….with Love.’ The use of aromatherapy with the cushions adds a unique holistic element.
HEART OF LIFE – BASED IN NORTH DEVON
Debra Simmons of Heart of Life is not just a lady with an interesting story, what she shares changes lives. She is inspirational and motivational. Her approach is very simple but very effective.
This is how one of her recent clients described her: Debra is "a Life Changer",
"someone who has enough love for everyone" and "to know her is to love her."
Debra will be offering workshops in Problem solving 3Ps style!
There is a prevalent misunderstanding in the world about where problems come from and how to solve them.Pretty much all of us are fooled by this misunderstanding at least some of the time. Having it pointed out to you and then insightfully seeing the truth of it for yourself - changes how you view and deal with every problem you encounter after that point.
Be prepared to be introduced to a completely new view of the world, and yet one that somehow feels very familiar as if you have been looking at it your whole life but never really ‘seen’ it! Your newfound understanding will have you viewing your world in HD!
Book in for your Session with Debra: http://bit.ly/MBSDebraSimmons
Aimee has been practicing yoga for 15 years, and qualified as a Level 2 yoga teacher in 2010.
She is also a qualified Level 4 sports massage therapist. In our increasingly busy and stressful lives, Yoga and massage work so well together to help people feel relaxed, manage stress, and stay healthy and well-balanced. Aimee will be offering 30-minute appointment slots for either a sports or relaxation massage, and running two 35 minute gentle Hatha Yoga classes, with 10 minutes for Q&A at the end.
HELPING2HEAL - JACQUI WARNE FROM BERKSHIRE
Helping2Heal was established in 2014 to help promote positivity and comfort with a fine range of Angelic items including: hand crafted gemstone accessories and jewellery, Angel figurines, Angel candles and much more.
AMY HINKS WRIGHT – SHIATSU IN EXETER
Amy offers Shiatsu, a hands-on therapy that originates from Japan. It works to balance the energy throughout the body. It is suitable for all & can be helpful for a large number of complaints. Along with other complaints clients have come for Shiatsu for back & hip pain, sciatica, neck & shoulder pain, large changes in their personal life, lack of motivation, depression & chronic pain.
As the client is fully-clothed & Shiatsu is normally given on a futon mat, on the floor, the treatment, when appropriate, can involve a lot of movement, stretches, rotations. The touch is also deep & quiet at times. Shiatsu meets the client where they want to be met. The taster sessions will be given seated on a massage chair rather than on the futon
Amy has completed the 3-year Shiatsu diploma in 2010 and has continued to complete professional development since. Over her working life she have learnt to actively listen and support people, in her personal life and has learnt to nurture & love. Amy loves giving Shiatsu and is confident that her treatments will give clients space to be, to relax & to heal.
Book in for your session with Amy: http://bit.ly/MBSAmyHinksWright
Colin John has been a Holistic Facilitator for over 20 years and runs Development Groups, Courses, Workshops and much more in and around Exeter. Colin will be offering sessions in Reiki, Crystal Healing, Chakra and Aura balancing.
Book in for your session http://bit.ly/MBSHolisticGateway
INFINITE TOUCH – BASED IN NORTH DEVON
Rachel is a holistic therapist reiki master and will be offering 20min treatments of back neck and shoulders/ Indian head massage or reiki
Gong/ Sound Healing with Karen Vogelin. Karen will be offering one to one gong sessions at the event using the powerful sounds of the gong to relax your mind, body & soul. Karen will also be running a group workshop with singing bowls and chime meditation.
All you have to do is relax on the comfortable couch while the sounds are played which will take you on your own dreamy journey and offer you the healing you need at the present moment. You will feel the vibrations within every cell of your body and wake up feeling lighter, brighter & amazed by the experience. If you would like anymore information then please contact Karen on 07969 564 528 or email
Book in for your session with Karen: http://bit.ly/MBSLittlebirdsTherapyWorkshop
CHRISTINE MANLEY - ALLERGY TESTING AND REFLEXOLOGY - BASED IN NORTH DEVON
Christine Manley offers Allergy Testing and Reflexology from her practice in Appledore, North Devon. She uses a simple and non-invasive method of kinesiology muscle testing to help identify ‘intolerances’ to certain foods or environmental factors. Christine also offers an exclusive fertility package to help couples conceive naturally combining these two natural and gentle therapies.
Book in for your session with Christine: http://bit.ly/MBSChistineManley
MARBLES & STONES - BASED IN TIVERTON
Marbles & Stones is a small company based near Exeter which covers the South West and beyond. We have fallen in love with the history and uniqueness of this stone and supply a range of products for our customers to enjoy in the UK.
We will be selling a stunning array of Egyptian alabaster stoneware giving you an opportunity to purchase a delightful piece of alabaster sculpture for your own home.
MAGNETS & BANGLES – BASED IN WESTON-SUPER-MARE
Frank and Julie Richards have been working with magnets for 24 years and their expertise and knowledge of the subject is quite informative. Frank and Julie are renowned for their excellent customer service and will always go the extra mile to ensure that they always end up with happy customers.
Most of their magnetic bracelets are hand-made and designed with care to make them look like everyday jewellery. They use extra strong magnets for pain relief and healing and are happy to help you choose one to suit your particular need.
MANDEJA HEAVENLY – BASED IN NORTH DEVON
Samantha from Mandeja Heavenly is an intuitive healer and psychic who will be offering one to one psychic readings using Angel Cards. She also offer email, phone, skype readings.
MIND CALMING THERAPIES – BASED IN DEVON
Josie is a Complementary Therapist, Mind Calm Coach and Mind Detox practitioner and will be offering visitors to the festival a chance to experience some Calm, Relaxation and Release.
The Mind Detox Method is a remarkable way to discover and heal the hidden Mind based causes of physical, emotional and life problems. By releasing unhealthy, self- limiting beliefs you can help your body and life to heal, feel fantastic and achieve greater success in your life. Great for phobias too. (taster session) OR
Experience Calm and have an insight to the Mind Calm Meditation technique to get peace with your mind OR Relax with a seated back, neck, shoulder and head massage performed over the clothes.
Book a choice of therapies with Josie: http://bit.ly/MBSMindCalmingTherapies
30 minute Mini Mind Detox Session
30 minute Insight to Mind Calm Meditation
30 minute Seated Back, Neck, Shoulder and Head Massage
NAMASTE WELL-BEING CENTRE – BASED IN EAST DEVON
Marina Martland & Suzy-Grace Galadriel from the Namaste Well-Being Centre will be offering hand reflexology, sacred sound healing and heartfelt hugs!
Marina, who is co-founder of the NAMASTE Well-BE-ing Centre in Exmouth, is a qualified reflexologist and has trained in massage, aromatherapy and Reiki. Marina is a natural spiritual healer and from a fourth generation of healers and mediums. Marina uses her clairvoyant skills to ‘see’ into the body and read into the body and read the messages it is sending, so as to heal on deeper levels dealing with past issues that are causing the discomfort in the mind or body. Marina has been working with energy professionally since 1998 and is fully accredited and insured.
Suzy-Grace who is also co-founder of the NAMASTE Well-BE-ing Centre is fully accredited and insured intuitive holistic therapist and teacher with over 25 years of experience in the mind, body and spirit field. Suzy-Grace will runs a successful hearing practice in East Devon, where she offers Kuan Shih, Reiki, Colour Therapy, Sacred Sound Therapy and Readings with Tarot/Oracle cards and spiritual communication.
As an independent celebrant, Suzy-Grace can offer bespoke wedding blessings, naming ceremonies and as an End of Life Companion (trained in Soul Midwifery) Suzy-Grace can offer a service of supporting those crossing the sacred threshold, and further, conducting a bespoke funeral.
You can visit NAMASTE Well-BE-ing Centre on Facebook
NEAL’S YARD REMEDIES – BASED IN NORTH DEVON
Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic use natural and organic ingredients which are free from harmful chemicals to create beautiful health and skincare products.
NORTH DEVON TAI CHI/TUI NA – BASED IN NORTH DEVON
Tui Na is a Chinese massage which re-balances the body and can be down with cloths on so no need for oils. Paul will be offering Tui Na massages guaranteed to leave his clients fully relaxed.
Book in for your session with Paul: http://bit.ly/MBSTuiNa
Lindsay Mahon will be offering 20 mins therapeutic massage of head, shoulders, back and arms. You will be comfortably seated in a specialist massage chair and the massage provided through your clothing. Will leave you feeling relaxed and previously tight muscles will be released.
Book in for a massage: http://bit.ly/MBSNuBodyMassage
Karen is a professional Clairvoyant with over 20 years’ experience. Karen is unique in that she works by connecting with the spirit world, she freely allows that communication to be delivered in a professional and her clairvoyant readings are always very popular.
Book in for your Reading http://bit.ly/MBSKarenPryce
Wood burnt art and gifts. Personalised commissions taken
Professional tarot card readings to book in advance call or text Hayley on 07719541400
In our hectic modern world, we all deserve some rest and recuperation. Come to the R&R Spa in The Durrant House Hotel, Bideford for your beauty treatments and you’re guaranteed the perfect rest cure.
The R&R Spa is a world apart, a luxury Elemis approved North Devon beauty salon where R&R’s experienced team of beauty therapists and hair stylists offer an indulgent range of spa treatments, including: massage, manicures, pedicures, waxing, lash and brow tints, hot stone therapy, and hair styling that will leave you feeling Refreshed, Revitalised, Rejuvenated, Restored, and above all Relaxed – and ready to get back on top of your job and busy family life.
At the R&R luxury spa our staff are waiting to satisfy your every need, we are open 7 days a week, 9am - 7pm Including Bank Holidays! The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and you’ll feel at home straightaway.
RED OAK COACHING – BASED IN NORTH DEVON
For the Mind Body and Soul festival Karen is delighted to offer individual Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) otherwise known as tapping and Reiki. These gentle and highly effective techniques are incredibly helpful in reducing stress, managing anxiety, overcoming self-doubt and boosting confidence.
Book in with Karen: http://bit.ly/MBSRedOakCoaching
Cheryl been reading the Tarot for many years, she first became interested in all forms of divination, when as a child she watched her grandmother reading the tea leaves! Cheryl is renowned for readings that are uncannily accurate and insightful, complemented with compassion and wisdom. She has an impressive portfolio of regular clients. Cheryl has recently started doing Mediumship readings and these are proving to be very helpful to clients looking to have communication from loved ones.
Book in for your Reading with Cheryl http://bit.ly/MBSCherylShepherd
Visionalry art for healing, meditation or adding magical and ethereal sparkle to your décor. Digital photograph art, framed prints, canvases, prints and greeting cards will be available to purchase.
TOUCHED BY TAROT
Ann is an intuitive tarot card reader and her reading are in the strictest confidence and her readings are given with respect and integrity.
Zara is a professional practitioner in Sound Therapy and will be offering taster sessions at this year’s North Devon Mind Body & Soul Festival.
Sound therapy can be used within groups or as private treatments. Sound when used as a therapy is designed to entrain the brain into an altered sate or optimum healing where all our peripheral information is turned off. By doing this we can address any underlying issues or simply allowed to relax in the deepest sense. Sound used in his way help to rebalance our body’s blue print and through 22 years of research through BAST by using certain instruments in a certain way it has been known to re0-address your state of health and wellbeing on all levels.
If you are looking to work on something specific to you and what’s going on for you then you may benefit from having this on an individual basis rather than just a taster session.
Book in with Zara for your taster session http://bit.ly/MBSZaraTriconnetWorkshop
WILDFIELDS CLINIC OF PATHOGENICS – BASED IN TIVERTON
Gary is a clinical homeopath who uses bio-electrical function testing to track down the causes of a host of illnesses such as bacterial, viral, fungal, urinary infection, headaches, headaches, migraines, parasites, and skin diseases. Using these techniques, clients can be assured of recovery and return to health..
With Gary’ growing knowledge base and tracking down the varied causes of chronic illness, and subsequent issues also brought in by patients he has successfully treated these conditions by eliminating those pathogens and in so doing restoring health in those affected.
Book in with Gary for your taster session
WOLF SPIRIT PSYCHIC & EMPORIUM – BASED IN WAREHAM
Gemma Stacey from Wolf Spirit Psychic & Emporium is a well-respected Psychic Medium and Animal Communicator, known for her accuracy and great down to earth manner Gemma feels blessed to work with spirits and gets great pleasure by passing on their messages to their loved ones so that they can derive comfort and confirmation.
If you are looking for guidance about your life, such as career, relationships, spiritual growth, etc., Gemma will help connect with you “energetically”, by working with your aura, which contains information about you, your past, your present and your future. It is Gemma’s intention is to bring awareness where needed, and provide you with the best and highest guidance to help you move forward from current obstacles in your life. It is also Gemma’s intention as an evidential medium to work with those in the spirit world, asking for as much validation as possible so that it will leave no doubt in your mind that your loved one, or loved ones, have communicated with you from the spirit world.