Courses and Workshops
Upcoming Special Courses and events.
Do-In Weekly Class
On Zoom every Monday morning at 9.30am.
£8 per session with concessions available.
This class is the perfect way to start your week! You will feel more relaxed but also energised after the session. We learn ways to support our health and wellbeing from the perspective of Chinese Medicine. The class is accessible to anybody and all the movements, including tapping, stretching, self acupressure, Chi Gong and breathing, improve the flow of energy through our meridian pathways and organs.
“Thank you so much for today’s session, I really enjoyed it and felt fabulous afterwards! I can’t tell you how much all of your sessions have helped me both physically and emotionally during what had been a turbulent time, as well as teaching me more about the meridians.” -JNBook and Pay Now
Introduction to Essential Oils
Come and join me - it’s free and I am happy to send you a sample beforehand. I love to chat about why I partner with this company, their fair and sustainable sourcing, state of the art testing process and how we can use these oils to support our physical and emotional health and around our homes in so many different ways. Bring your questions!
My next online Introduction to Essential Oils session will be on: Wednesday 15th February at 7.30pmRegister Now for Free.
Introduction to Shiatsu
One of the many things I love about Shiatsu is that we can train for three years to be qualified to work as a practitioner but in a day we can also learn effective and simple techniques to give to our friends and family. This workshop is mainly practical and you will leave with an understanding of the basic principles of Shiatsu and the ability to give an enjoyable treatment.
£80 including soup for lunch.
Sunday April 23rd 2023
Near PenzanceBook and Pay Now.
With Kate Burford and Yoga teacher Leif Olsen
Saturday February 11th at Inner Space in Newlyn
1pm to 5pm to include herbal teas and snacks
£45 paid in advance to book your place
This workshop is designed to encourage a deeper understanding of our menopause and to give us tools to prepare and support us through this time.
Combining Yoga, Shiatsu, Essential Oils, Nutrition, Herbs and discussion to inspire wellness and health.
“Wow, you two have such a lot of knowledge and you present it in such an accessible way. I learnt so much without feeling like there was any theory. Thank you .” -SC
“ I left feeling empowered, inspired, energised and positive” -JRBook Now.
Working with The Seasons through Yoga and Shiatsu
With Kate Burford and Yoga Teacher Leif Olsen
We will be exploring how working with the seasons can enrich and deepen our Practice.
We will start our sessions with herbal tea made by herbalist Janet Hay (you will get some of this seasonal supportive tea to take away), I will share the understandings of the Season from the perspective of the Five Element Theory of East Asian medicine and we will do self shiatsu/acupressure on points and meridians. Then Leif will teach an Asana class incorporating Yoga poses that stimulate the relevant meridians and draw on wisdom from nature from that season.
The Workshops will be held in Penzance
2023 Dates not yet fixed
All workshops are £40
Women’s Wellness Retreat in West Cornwall
3rd – 5th November 2023
ONLY A FEW SPACES REMAINING
This weekend of women’s health and well-being will be led by Yoga Teacher Leif Olsen and Shiatsu Practitioner Kate Burford. Leif and Kate have been working both together and separately in the area of women’s health for many years and have a wealth of knowledge between them and a comfortable, easy way of working with each other.
The weekend will include four yoga sessions exploring all aspects of yoga and how to optimise our practice, meditation, visualisation, healthy food with meals to support and cleanse, Ginger Compress treatments, the chance to sea swim, a creative group session, time to rest and be in nature, Shiatsu teaching both working on ourselves and each other, group discussions including one with a herbalist and we will also use beautiful essential oils. The weekend will promote and inspire deep self-care and be nurturing and empowering. Come and join us!
The price is £365 sharing a twin bedroom and £450 for a large double bedded single room
We ask for £100 deposit by the end of March 2023 to secure your place and full payment to be made by October 1st.
The course will run from 4pm on Friday 3rd until 4pm on Sunday 5th November 2023. You also have the option to stay at Rosemerryn with us on the Sunday night.
“Hi Leif and Kate,
There are no words great enough to say how special you two are...I’m lost for words, a totally amazing, memorable, inspiring weekend, just perfect..” DM
“It felt a very warm welcome and safe space allowing time to reflect and I came away feeling very nourished and inspired. Thank you.” SC
“I thought the programme was very well thought out and balanced in terms of theory and practice”Book Now.
To join a class or book a place on a course, please fill out the form below and Kate will be in touch to discuss it with you as soon as possible.
alternatively, please call or email.
Gift Vouchers are available
Accessibility notice -
Some of the places I teach and practice are accessible and some aren’t. If you are interested in receiving Shiatsu or learning with me but need to know if the venue will be suitable, please do get in touch.