Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8 week course.

This course is a blended course. You can attend in person or join online.

Mindfulness is a way of paying attention. When we practice mindfulness, we are training ourselves to be fully present in each moment, meeting our experience of ourselves and the world around us exactly as it is. This enables us to become skilled at working with our mind and our mental states.

Staying in touch with the present in this way, from one moment to the next, may lead you to experience yourself differently, perhaps feeling less stuck, or recognising more strength, balance and confidence in yourself. Research has shown that most people completing the programme report lasting physical and psychological benefits including:

  • Greater self-confidence and more acceptance of life as it is
  • An increased ability to cope effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations
  • An increased ability to relax and experience calm
  • More energy, enthusiasm and appreciation for life

What does the course involve?
You will be taught in a group of maximum 16 people. The course consists of 8 sessions of 2 hrs and one extended day of mostly silent practice. The silent day usually takes place on a Sunday after session 6. There will also be daily home practice of one hour. You will have handouts and audio files / downloads to help you with your home practice.

Getting the most out of the course will require some work on your part. It requires a strong commitment to work on yourself through a gentle but rigorous daily discipline of meditation and movement practice. Making the commitment to devote the time needed for this personal exploration can feel difficult, but most people consider it worthwhile.
Once your application has been accepted, you will be invited to an ‘orientation’ session where you will have the opportunity to ask questions and to meet some of your fellow group members.

Who is the course for?
The course is suitable for most people. We all experience difficulty in our lives and the course can teach skills to help manage difficulty. Some participants come to the course because of a specific physical or mental health problem; others come to help themselves with more general stresses. Sometimes people want to do the course for professional reasons: to improve performance, leadership and sometimes as first step towards learning to use the approach to help others. It is important that everyone fully participates as themselves and not as an observer.

Dates: April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, June 4, 11


Day Retreat – date to be confirmed
Cost: £200 supporter / £180 standard / £160 concessions

For more information or to book, please get in touch.

Free Taster Days for BTEC Organic Horticulture

SWAMP Circus is again holding the popular BTEC Course in Organic Horticulture at the Chyan Cultural Centre. 

We are offering FREE taster days to those who are considering this enriching course. This course provides skills in gardening, orchard, vegetable and fruit production with a veganic approach; linking to local producers and opportunities.

Join the  FREE lunch and chat.. Minibus service from  Penryn Station at 9.30am.

The course itself has funding for those on benefits. 
Please text 07775857677 or email office@swampcircus.co.uk to enquire or book. 

Chyan Apple Day 2022 Program

Our wild- eco Spa Soma will be open for all the family for our event ‘Apple Day’ this Saturday the 15th of October.

Unwind in our Wood fired hot tub, swim in our natural spring-fed pool & take some time out in our round wooden sauna.

Suitable for ages 8 and above, 10pp, 6 people maximum per session.

Spa Sessions hourly 2:30 until 6:30pm.

Book online here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/yoga-splice

Chyan Apple Day 2022

Chyan Apple Day 2022

Saturday October 15th – 12pm-6pm

Come and join in the fun – at our annual apple day – celebrating the harvest and connecting community – our super fun family day out.

£6 adults
£3 kids


Qi Gong
Apple Tree Talk
CIder Talk
Bee Keeping Talk
Singing workshop
Spoon Making
Leather working


Spa Soma wild eco spa
(pre book here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/yoga-splice)

Sound Healing Sessions
Soul Portrait Reading
Holistic Oracle/ Tarot Guidance
Thai Massage
Traditional Massage


Cakes & Pastries
Raw Cakes
Potions & Plants
Fermented Goods
Arts & Crafts
Health & Wellbeing
Fresh Produce


Vegan Cafe
Cake Stalls
Lemonade Stand
Cider Bar
Apple Juice


Apple Bobbing
Cooking on Open FIre
Poi Making
Kids Arts & Crafts
Snail Racing
Gary the Clown
Face Painting
Hair wraps
Hay Bale Flour Wars Grand FInale


Human rhythms dance
Qi Gong


If you have a stall/ workshop you would like to offer, please get in touch – info@chyan.org

Apple Picking Volunteer Day 10th Septmeber 2022

Apple season is upon us!

Come and join us for a community apple picking day at Chyan on Saturday 10th September 10.30am-3pm

We will be picking the orchards and there will be hot soup provided for lunch.

A chance to meet like-minded people and connect with the land and the trees.

Bring gloves if you need them

Please register for a free ticket here so we know how many to make lunch for:

Meet in the car park at 10.30am – if you arrive later, we will be picking in one of the orchards – come and find us. Lunch 1pm in the apple barn.

Cornwall Circus Camp 2022

We are excited to announce that our Circus Camps are back for 2022!

Book here: http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/swamp-circus

Set in the idyllic Cornish countryside, Swamp Circus Trust is offering a camping holiday with a difference! Come for a full weekend with camping or purchase day passes instead.

Have a go at a full range of circus skills, from high wire to trapeze, unicycle to acrobatics, and much more!
Great for beginners as well as circus fanatics looking to hone their skills.
Be entertained in our big top, gorge on local delicacies, or relax and unwind in our spa.

Suitable for adults and children, so bring the family, or maybe drop your children off for full/half days (age 8yrs+)

More info here: https://www.circokernow.co.uk/easter-big-top-chyan/