11 Northumberland Place, Bath, BA1 5AR

01225 466 944

Ayurvedic Facelift Workshop with Beth Lass

THURSDAY, 6th July 2023 


£15 Ticket includes a goody bag and 20% off any Neal’s Yard shopping on the night.

Also redeemable against treatments with Beth within a month of the event.  

Beth Lass will talk you through a sequence stimulating the facial marma points. Energy blockages are released here. The stresses of everyday life can build up within our facial muscles. This gentle technique can help to delay the aging process by releasing deep-seated tensions and freeing layers of muscle and connective tissues. Facial muscle tone and elasticity are improved. This workshop will give you the tools to be able to give yourself a natural face lift.

To book or learn more, call 01225466944 

or contact Beth via her website  www.rockrosetherapies.co.uk

Workshop on Thursday, 6th July 2023  – 18:00-19:30


Written By Francesca Ajello

You have the power and you’ve had it all along, you just didn’t know it, or you weren’t aware you were giving your power away to people.

In fact, “what does giving your power away even mean?”, you may wonder.

Here are a few examples:

  • You had a great day, having fun outside or with your friends, but then you get home and a family member complains about something you didn’t even do. You get upset and the rest of the evening is ruined.
  • You wake up feeling positive and you go about your day, but then a colleague makes a comment you find upsetting and this spoils your mood for the rest of the day.
  • You are in a good mood because you bought a new outfit, but someone criticizes your look and you start to feel insecure about it, you no longer feel confident wearing it.

If this happens to you, that means you are giving away your power to the people around you. You are putting someone else in charge of your own happiness, so what you have to do is take your power back.

You have been giving your power away to your boss, your partner, your friends, or your colleagues. You put them in charge of your happiness, your worthiness and you’ve looked for validation from the people around you. 

When you allow other people to be in charge of your own happiness, you are allowing them to be in charge of your life also, and so you need to call back your power.

You always have a choice.

You can choose how you respond to a situation and you can choose who you surround yourself with.

You decide who to give your time and attention to.

But instead, you get upset with those people or you get angry at them. You make them wrong in your head because they did or said something that made you feel bad. 

If you’re happy with who you are, and you don’t let anybody make you feel worthless or not accepted, then you are in your power.

If you find your own self-worth, if you fill yourself with self-love and self-compassion, then you become self-sufficient and that’s when you no longer need external validation. 

You validate yourself!

That’s when you become emotionally bulletproof, no one can take your happiness away from you.

If you work on your core beliefs, then no one can steal your happiness anymore.

Nobody can steal yourself from yourself.

Once you feel strong within yourself, no one can come and steal that away from you, and they can do or say whatever they want. They can tell you that you’re selfish, they can project on you their own insecurities, but you won’t take that BS. It will wash off you, or you will even laugh it off.

What you need to do is learn to stay in your power, and don’t get swayed by other people’s opinions or criticism. 

Then, people will no longer have power over you. 

If you have decided that you want to feel in charge of your happiness and you are ready to make some changes in your life, I will run a workshop at Neal’s Yard in Bath on 4th May 2023 at 6pm about how to take your power back.

Continuing my Flower Remedies Journey 

Continuing my Flower Remedies Journey 

by Jane Basson

If you read my blog post of July 2022, you will know that I am passionate about the Bach Flower Remedies as a way of supporting our health and wellbeing.

Since writing that post, I have now completed Part 2 of the Bach Foundation training and am even more enthusiastic about the benefits of using the gentle healing power of the flower remedies for myself, my family and our Neal’s Yard customers.

In Part 1 I learned about the history of Dr Bach and his philosophy, as well as discovering the healing properties of the individual remedies.

In Part 2 the focus was on a more in-depth analysis of the system and the individual remedies, the similarities and differences of certain pairs or groupings of remedies, and the ways in which they can be used. There was also a lot of time spent on creating personal blends and how to select the remedies that will most benefit the person we are trying to help.

One of the most important principles of the Bach system is that there are no remedies for situations – there are only remedies for feelings. Two people could be in a very similar situation but the way it makes them feel (and therefore the impact it has on their wellbeing) could be very different.For example, moving to a new area could make one person feel anxious or fearful, whereas another person might feel resentful (eg if they have had to move because of a partner’s job or because they are still dependent on their parents and they didn’t really want to move). They would need different remedies, one for the feelings of anxiety (Mimulus) and the other for feelings of resentment (Willow). A demanding workload could make a usually capable person feel temporarily overwhelmed with all the plates they are spinning (they might need Elm), whereas another person might be lacking in confidence in their own ability (Larch could help) or be feeling intimidated by an over-bearing boss (they may benefit from Walnut). It is therefore essential that we discover how the person is actually feeling in the situation they are in before we can select the remedies to help them. Over time, negative thoughts and emotions can build up within a person, literally layering on top of each other, eg. fear followed by guilt, then followed by resentment. Dr Bach said it was most important to treat what we see now, ie treat the feelings the person has right now, working from the outside in. As those feelings are addressed, the layer beneath will reveal itself and then we treat that, ie address whatever feelings/emotions they are experiencing at that time, as the layers peel away and balance is achieved.I am very excited to have enrolled on Part 3 of my training (Practitioner Level) which will take place in April/May this year.

If you are interested in finding out more about the flower remedies and how to use them to support your own health and wellbeing, please do come into the shop to chat to our friendly team – they will be delighted to help.

Sensorial Herbalism

Thursday, 23rd February 2023

£15 Ticket includes 20% off Neal’s Yard products on the night and a goody
bag. There will be a refreshments and nibbles.
You will also be able to redeem the ticket price
against treatments booked with Giacomo within a month of the workshop.

The sensorial herbalism workshop is designed to facilitate your intuitive
connection with common medicinal herbs. You will be guided on a sensorial
journey to connect with herbal medicines in their dried, infused, and tinctured
This process will allow to gain experiential wisdom that you will be able to
apply to your everyday life. You will also receive a 50ml tincture at the end of
the workshop to take home with you
This will take place on the shop floor and will sell out quickly so don’t delay ringing to secure
your place. 

Event on shopfloor at Neal’s Yard Remedies, 11 Northumberland Place, Bath, BA1 5AR
Call to book 01225 466944

Event on shopfloor of Neal’s Yard Remedies, 11 Northumberland Place, Bath, BA1 5AR
Call to book 01225 466944

Ayurvedic Facelift with Beth Lass

THURSDAY, 16 th February 2023

£15 Ticket includes a goody bag and 20% off on any shopping on the night.
Also redeemable against treatments with Beth within a month of the event.

Beth will talk you through a sequence stimulating the facial marma points. Energy
blockages are released here. The stresses of everyday life can build up within our facial muscles. This gentle technique can help to delay the aging process by releasing deep-seated tensions and freeing layers of muscle and connective tissues.
Facial muscle tone and elasticity are improved. This workshop will give you the tools to be able to give yourself a natural face lift.

To book or learn more, call 01225466944
or contact Beth via her website

Dive Deeper and Truly Relax at our Reflexology and Reiki Talk and Demonstration

6pm on 27th October

£15 Ticket includes a goody bag and 20% off any shopping on the night. Also redeemable against treatments with Jo King within a month of the event. 

Jo is excited to offer a talk and demonstration on reflexology and mindful reflexology which incorporates the vagus nerve, both modalities are relaxing and powerful, healing and balancing. 

Dive deeper with a vagal nerve mindful reflexology/demo. This type of reflexology specifically works with your fight or flight reaction center, which we can all experience on a day to day level. It goes that little bit deeper so you can just be in your body and let go of intrusive or unhelpful repetitive thoughts. It also assists in grounding, so truly connects you to Source. Each session is unique to the individual and allows you to feel held, supported and connected.

To book; Call 01225466944 or pop in the shop 

To learn more; Call Jo directly on 07899 796 256 

Shopfloor Event

Shopfloor Event

Kinesiology Talk & Demonstration

On the shop floor Thursday, 15th September 2022 6pm till 7:30pm

If you’ve ever wondered what kinesiology is and how it works, here’s your chance to find out.

Kinesiologist Caroline Metz will introduce you to this intriguing therapy and demonstrate it in action. There will be an opportunity to experience kinesiology muscle testing yourself and to learn how it’s used for food intolerance testing. Bring food items to test!

This will be a relaxed, informal and hands-on session, of interest to anyone who would like to find out more about kinesiology and explore how to get to the root of their health issues.

Ticket price is redemable on treatments booked up to 1 month after the talk/event.

For more info contact Caroline on 07515 739681 www.kinesiologyhealth.co.uk

Book your place by phoning the shop on 01225 466944

Caroline Metz has been working at Neal’s Yard Remedies as a practitioner for many years and sees clients with issues ranging from headaches, low energy and anxiety to digestive problems, eczema and asthma, and much more! She specialises in working with children and teenagers.

Caroline has always been an advocate of natural health and discovered kinesiology when it helped her son over 12 years ago. After being made redundant from her job shortly afterwards, she was inspired by this experience to train as a kinesiologist. More recently, she qualified as a reiki practitioner and teacher.

She has a passion for natural health and the ability of the body to heal itself, given the right tools and support, and is especially interested in how our emotions affect our physical health. She is dedicated to prevention as well as alleviating conditions. Her aim is to guide and support you to optimum health in a holistic way that works for you as an individual. Her approach is non-judgemental, calm and compassionate.

Kinesiology is a simple, non-invasive therapy, suitable for all age-groups. It uses muscle testing to detect imbalances in the body which are causing symptoms and corrects those imbalances using nutritional supplements, flower remedies, emotional stress release techniques, stimulation of lymphatic points and energy work.

My Exciting Flower Remedies Journey by Jane Basson

Like many people, I have long been aware of Bach Rescue Remedy and had used it once or twice, although it wasn’t really on my radar.  It wasn’t until I began working at Neal’s Yard Remedies Bath in August 2018 that I became more aware of the whole range of flower remedies and their potential to play a big part in our health and wellbeing.  As I listened to colleagues talking to customers about the remedies, I became fascinated by their gentle healing powers and made it my mission to find out more.

I was in the middle of a year-long foundation course in Herbal Medicine when the pandemic hit in 2020.  The course was a distance learning one, so it was ideal for me to complete this during that long summer of lockdowns, and gave me a real focus during that difficult time.  However, the uncertainty of that period made me question the wisdom of going on to the three-year full-time degree course in herbal medicine – and it was then that I had a light bulb moment!  I just knew that it was the flower remedies I wanted to study instead – I instinctively felt that this was the direction meant for me and I enrolled, full of anticipation, on Part 1 of the Bach Flower Remedies training.

The course, despite taking place via Zoom due to the pandemic, was expertly run and utterly fascinating.  I felt a whole new world had opened up to me and I soaked up all this fascinating new information like a sponge.  

The flower remedies are a wonderful way to address negative feelings and emotions (and haven’t we all had a lot of those during the last couple of years?).  Dr Bach, who developed this system during the 1930s, believed that physical symptoms and disease manifest from a negative emotional state – and of course now it is widely acknowledged that the mind and body are closely linked and that mental and physical health go hand in hand.   

How wonderful to be able to address anxiety, worry, uncertainty, feelings of inadequacy or of over-worry for others by using gentle, powerful flower remedies – which have no side effects, are really easy to take and are completely safe for everyone to use.

From Mimulus which helps with fear of known things (like a job interview or exams) to Aspen for fear of unknown things (a vague feeling of apprehension but not really knowing why), Walnut (for protection from overbearing people in our lives or to help with changes such as moving house or going to a new school) to Elm (for capable people who just feel temporarily overwhelmed with all their responsibilities).  This is just the tip of the iceberg – there are 38 remedies (plus Rescue or Five Flower Remedy) which can be taken individually or in a blend tailored to our needs.  At Neal’s Yard Remedies we sell the Healing Herbs range, which are prepared and created to the exact method created by Dr Bach.

I am very excited about moving on to Part 2 of my training this year and fully intend to carry on to Part 3 (Practitioner Level).  I have seen the (sometimes quite profound) benefits of using the remedies with my own family and now I love to share my passion with our lovely Neal’s Yard customers.

I’m very much looking forward to hosting some special events at our Bath store over the coming months, where customers will have the opportunity to make up their own flower remedy blend to take home.

So, watch this space for more information about upcoming workshops/events and in the meantime feel free to come into the shop to chat to our friendly team about the wonderful world of flower remedies.

The Incredible Being That You Are

Your body is truly regenerative when you know how to feed and take care of it. And this all starts with gut health.

Each one of us exists thanks to an amazing living community of cells, bacteria, fungi & Protozoa, that balance each other for our wellbeing – welcome to your microbiome.

Your microbiome is found in your gut, on your skin, in your eyes, in your brain – it’s in every tissue that creates your existence. When this living community teaming with life becomes unbalanced we become physically ill and mentally stressed. A compromised microbiome stops your cells from communicating properly, with gut problems, allergies, a weakened immune system and chronic illnesses the result.

There is currently a radical changing paradigm underway in relation to our wellbeing, with research showing our health is determined by the relationship between our food and our gut microbiome, along with the relationship between our gut microbiome and the mitochondria within each cell of our body.

This eco-system determines whether we have a strong immune system, how stressed we feel and how happy we are. Gut issues are a signal from the body that this system needs support.

The foods we eat and the way they are grown, determine our immune function, vitality, brain function and emotional well-being, as they move through a digestive process which relies upon the health of this eco-system that underpins it, which can only function well when the food we eat is grown in soil that is alive — our health and the health of the planet are intimately connected.

Ayurveda, one of the worlds oldest healing systems, places gut health firmly at the centre of its approach to preventative healthcare and healing. It is a health system that connects us back to nature, recognising that we are part of nature and need to live in balance with it, through our food and lifestyle choices. When we don’t do this, Ayurveda explains that digestion suffers, immune function deteriorates and the conditions for disease have been created.

We are living through a time in which we can leap forward into a global food future that brings health to us and at the same time, care for the planet. We can step into this future by acknowledging the harm done by the chemical food production system and switching to regenerative farming, agroforestry and wilding approaches, which will return the life to our soils, nourishment to our food, and well-being to us.

We appear to be at a transition, with science acknowledging the Ayurvedic view, that both physical and mental health are based upon healthy digestion. And, this coincides with the understanding about the symbiotic relationship between the microbiome in the soil, how we grow our food, the microbiome in our gut, and our own biology.

There is a lot to feel optimistic about, but it all begins with understanding the choices we make about the food we eat and the way it is grown, along with how the things we consume through all our senses — our lifestyle choices — impact us. Ayurveda offers a constitutional blueprint for 3 main different constitutional types which covers this. The blueprint includes some simple lifestyle guidance appropriate for all constitutions that includes the following:

  • Live to a natural rhythm
  • Eat and make life choices that support your constitution to stay in balance
  • Eat you main meal at lunchtime when your digestive fire is at its strongest
  • Eat food that has been grown in living soils without the use of chemicals
  • Change your food and other life choices to balance the effects of the changing seasons
  • Carry out an Ayurvedic cleanse between winter and spring, and between summer and autumn
  • Get up at dawn and be asleep by 10 pm

It would be a rare person who followed these guidelines all the time without fail, but these 7 tips can have a huge impact upon your health, giving you a foundation for a happy, healthy life. If you would like to know more pop into the shop for a free 15 minute chat.

Lucy Fleetwood, of Fleetwood Health Coaching, is a health coach and long-time specialist in food sustainability, soil, and food growing. She helps people return to a healthy life balance through the food they eat and stress reduction, using the following approaches:

Lucy is a qualified Coach, Ayurvedic Consultant, and Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, working from the Neal’s Yard therapy rooms on Fridays between 2 pm and 7 pm. Lucy has memberships with The Coaching Association, National Council for Hypnotherapy, and Ayurvedic Professionals Association. She is also a long-time specialist in food sustainability, soil, and food growing.

Ayurveda is a preventative healthcare approach and ancient life science that helps to restore and strengthen your body’s innate regenerative abilities.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, applies the knowledge of neuroscience in combination with guided relaxation to help reduce stress, which nurtures a neural network that supports a more balanced life.

Therapy Rooms Open Evening 24/10/19

Please join us once again for our Therapy Rooms Open Evening …

Come and meet our therapists at Neal’s Yard Bath and find out how they work.

We have plenty in store for you on the evening including mini facials on the shop floor, seated massage, tongue and pulse diagnosis, spinal alignment checks and many other mini treatments in one of our 5 therapy rooms.

We will also have informal chats with our Herbalist, Nutritional therapist, Kinesiologist, Acupuncturist and others on the shop floor and of course organic nibbles and wine or sparkling non-alcoholic drinks.

Buy £5 tickets on-line or just turn up on the night. Book your self in for some mini treatments.

Ticket price is redeemable against any treatment booked on the night or within one month.

24th October 2019

18:30 – 20:30

11 Northumberland Place BATH BA1 5AR