Unwind & Rejuvenate at Dolphinholme Wellness Day

Starting Saturday 20th July 2024, at 10 AM:

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Join us for a full-day off rest and rejuvenation in our Walled Garden for an enriching journey starting with Chi gong to gently awaken your body, followed by a nurturing session of Self-Compassion Tapping using Emotional Freedom Techniques. Dive deeper into your personal healing with our Chakra Balancing Workshop and immerse yourself in the soothing sounds of a Sound Bath.

Then, we break for a delicious lunch, lovingly made by The Herbarium bar in Lancaster.

Finally, make a Matcha Tea Bowl out of clay & finish off with a Cacao Ceremony, all in a secluded walled garden with Liz, Tania & Angela!

Tickets are limited, book your space now so you aren't disappointed!

What's the schedule for the wellness day?
Saturday 20th July 10am - 6pm

10am - 11am Qigong with Angela
11am - 2pm Make a Chawan Matcha Tea Bowl out of clay with Liz, Sound Bath with Angela & Tapping with Tania (Each session will last 1 hour and will rotate between the 3 activities)
2pm - 3.30pm Enjoy lunch all together from The Herbarium
3.30pm - 4.30pm Learn about the Chakras (energy points of the body)
4.30pm - 5.30pm Finishing your Chawan Matcha Tea Bowl
5.30pm - 6pm Cacao Ceremony with Tania, Meditation & Closing

Who will be leading the sessions?

Liz Collinson


A ceramicist for over 25 years and has been teaching Ceramics, Pottery, for over 10 years in her purpose built studio in a magnificent walled garden, overlooking the Trough of Bowland. You can purchase Liz’s work at Daisy Clough nurseries, Scorton, the Fleece Inn at dolphinholme and in Arteria, Lancaster. Mugs, made by Liz, are used daily at The Herbarium Bar, also in Lancaster.

Instagram: @lizc_ceramics

Liz will be leading the Ceramics:

  • Learn how to make a Chawan, a Matcha tea bowl, by the meditative process of kurinuki. Carving from a single piece of clay, paying particular attention to the lip, foot and insides, you will make your own imperfect, organic, unique tea bowl.
  • The tea bowls will be fired after the event and you will be asked to collect them the following weekend. All materials and tools will be provided and firings are included in the price.

Tania Louise


Tania Louise is an Integrative Psychotherapist, Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner, Advanced EFT Practitioner, Intuitive Energy Therapist (Reiki Master/Teacher, Vortex Healing, Body Mirror Healing) and holds women's circles and workshops across the Ribble Valley.

Instagram: @tanialouisehealing

Tania will be leading the Tapping, Chakra Balancing Workshop, Cacao Ceremony & Meditation:

  • Self Compassion Tapping with Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT): during this session, Tania will invite you to follow some journaling prompts on the theme of self compassion, and then guide the group through an interactive workshop on how to tap with transformational tool EFT to deepen your self compassion.
  • Chakra Balancing Workshop: Learn about your main energy centres and how to balance them in this guided session tuning into the body and working with the chakras.
  • After the day long retreat, we will culminate in a Sacred Circle Cacao Ceremony where we will gather together in a group to drink this heart-healing drink and enjoy a guided meditation.

Angela Pollard

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Angela is a retired nurse and has been a practicing complementary therapist (Angela Pollard Therapies and Training) for over 25 years. As part of her therapies she practices and teaches Qigong and Tai Chi. She also offers wellness workshops across North Lancashire and Cumbria incorporating Tai Chi, Qigong and sound baths.

Instagram: @angelapollard_wellbeing

Angela will be leading the Qigong & Sound Bath:

  • Qigong helps to balance the energy systems of the body.  The gentle movements can help to: loosen muscle tension, strengthen the organs, improves cardio pulmonary function, eases stress, brings a sense of calm, can help to calm the mind, can help to improve balance and mobility.
  • Sound healing will be offered in a group setting with everyone lying comfortably on mats, with pillows and blankets as needed. The session will last for about 50 to 60 minutes. Angela will sound different instruments including singing bowls, drum, chimes and rainstick. This can help you to feel relaxed and calm.

What is Qigong?

Qigong is a traditional Chinese practice that combines physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intention to cultivate and balance the body's vital energy, known as "qi." It is used for health, meditation, and martial arts training, promoting overall well-being and harmony within the body and mind.


What is a Chawan?

Matcha is a finely ground green tea powder traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremonies, known for its vibrant color, rich flavor, and health benefits. A chawan tea bowl is a specially crafted bowl used for preparing and drinking matcha, designed to enhance the tea's aesthetics and the ceremonial experience.


What is a Sound Bath?

A sound bath is a meditative experience where participants are immersed in the soothing sounds of instruments like gongs, singing bowls, and chimes to promote relaxation and healing. The vibrations from the sounds aim to restore the body's natural frequencies, reduce stress, and enhance mental clarity.


What is Tapping?

Tapping, also known as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), is a therapeutic practice that involves tapping on specific meridian points on the body while focusing on emotional issues or physical pain. This method aims to release energy blockages, reduce stress, and promote emotional healing.


What are Chakras?

Chakras are energy centers within the human body that are believed to regulate various physical, emotional, and spiritual functions. There are seven main chakras, each associated with specific organs, emotions, and spiritual aspects, and maintaining their balance is thought to promote overall well-being.


What is a Cacao Ceremony?

A cacao ceremony is a spiritual and meditative practice that involves drinking ceremonial-grade cacao to facilitate inner reflection, heart opening, and emotional healing. Originating from ancient Mesoamerican traditions, it is often accompanied by guided meditation, music, and intention setting.


Where is this all happening?

Making the Chawan Matcha Tea Bowl out of ceramics will take place in a purpose built ceramic studio, within a walled garden in Dolphinholme. The sound bath will take place in a beautiful bell tent in the gardens. And the tapping will take place within the surrounding nature.

Wyreside Cottage, Wagon Road, Dolphinholme, Lancashire, LA2 9DH

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Day Ticket

  • Chi gong session (RRP £45)
  • Self Compassion Tapping (RRP £35)
  • Chakra Balancing (RRP £35)
  • Sound Bath (RRP £45)
  • Your Matcha tea bowl, glazed and fired, ready for you to cherish (RRP: £55)
  • Cacao Ceremony (RRP £15)
  • A wholesome lunch catered by The Herbarium Bar (RRP: £15)
  • Total Cost: £245, £99 Ticket


Everything you need to know about our Wellness Day.