Chyan Spring Program 2019

The days are getting longer already. Daffodils, snowdrops, primroses are all showing their colours and the blackthorn is about to bloom.

In celebration of this dawning springtime, we have an exciting program of events at Chyan in our spring program: a number of new regular events and some fantastic one offs, as well as volunteer days. Come and see what takes your fancy. Please remember to book for these events with the course leaders: all contact details supplied.


The Wisdom of Trees – tree planting volunteer day

On Sunday 17th March we are holding a day for the trees at Chyan.

This is a day to celebrate the importance of trees, acknowledge the challenges we face on this earth at this present moment, to think about how we can protect trees and to introduce our children to the essential need for connection with our trees and the forest.

The event will include:
– volunteer tree planting – putting down new roots
– A Talk on Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature – how we can unite to protect nature
– Treesisters Talk – women coming together to stand for the trees
– Film showing: “Call of the Forest – the forgotten wisdom of trees”
– Games, stories and activities for children.

All are welcome to attend this event – adults and children alike. Meeting at 10.30 on the Community Field for tree planting.

Donations welcomed – to go to supporting the rights of trees on Planet Earth.

Time: Sunday 17th March 2019 14.30-18.30
Place: Chyan Community Field
Cost: Donations
Contact: Hannah 07747514283




handstand 2Hand Balancing Circus Skills Workshop
Develop your handstand skills – learn to hold handstands and balance on chairs, equipment, people…
Time: Every Sunday 2-4
Place: Skybarn
Cost: £6 per person
Contact: Swamp 01326 377008


Bring a Dish – Vegan Feast
Come down to the Apple Barn at Chyan for our monthly VEGAN FEAST…last Sunday of every month…. bring a vegan dish and share a vegan feast with some like-minded people. Come and chat, bring an instrument or a story or a poem….
vegan feast
Please park in the Community Field Carpark or Camping Field Carpark and walk down – bring a torch!
£4 donation if you are unable to bring food.

Time: Last Sunday each month
Place: Apple Barn – 6-8pm
Cost: £4 donation or bring a dish
Contact: Swamp 01326 377008



Kundalini Shakti Dance Temple
Sacred Yoni Cornwall presents: Women’s kundalini dance circle.


Come and shake it all out and meet your divine feminine in this sacred women’s dance space – move without shame, self-consciousness or ego.

This session will involve some circle work, guided movement, lots of free movement, some amazing music as well as some relaxation and sitting meditation for integration purposes. We will be using some of Osho’s Kundalini techniques and encouraging our chakras to open and our energy to flow.
Time: Saturday 9th March 6-8.30pm (every month, see fb for dates)
Place: Apple Barn
Cost: £10pp – booking essential


Chyan Cinema
Showing banned films, environmental films, social justice etc

Time: see our fb page for details
Apple Barn
Cost: £3.00 donation





Macrame Workshop
Come and learn the ancient Arabic art of Macramé – the art of decorative knot tying.
Macramé is a great storage solution – it is fantastic for utilising vertical space in your home.
We will be making some beautiful macrame objects to take home – participants can choose their own level:

Easy: make a saucer, a plant holder or jam jar and tea light holders.
More complex: make a large plant holder.

Materials provided: If you have a particular plant pot that you want to accomodate, bring it with you. You can also bring any beads along that you would like to embellish your creation with.macrame 1

Samantha Tancock loves any craft that involves wool or string! Knitting, crochet, weaving, felting and Macramé. Mum to four boys and a couple of sheep, she is also a forest school leader – if she can’t get outside, you’ll find her baking or crafting.

Time: Saturday 2nd March
Place: Skybarn 11am-1pm
Cost: £10pp – booking essential
Contact: Sam 07543408079



Edible & Medicinal Foraging
Come and learn about all things wild and local that you can pick and eat from our hedgerows and fields.
Join local foraging experts Caroline & John and learn how to sustainably harvest wild food and medicine from the plants around us.

Foraging is a wonderful skill to learn, and not just for the free food! As we learn how to use the various plants that surround us, we form a relationship with those plants thereby deepening our connection with our local landscape.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or for more experienced foragers to deepen their knowledge: the workshop will be tailored to the experience of the people who attend.

Chyan Community Field & Cultural Centre is a wonderful setting for this work: a biodiverse area which is representative of much of the local rural environments you will find in Cornwall.

Time: Saturday 16 & 23 March 10.30am-12.30pm
Place: Meet on Community Field
Contact: Caroline 07751635670


Slipper Felting Workshop
Treat yourself to a relaxing Saturday in a lovely and warm environment at The Sky Barn at Chyan and make your very own cozy pair of felted slippers to keep your feet warm in these cold days.

This workshop will give you a short introduction into preparing raw wool for felting (i.e. washing, teasing, carding and dying with natural dyes) and lead you in detail through the different stages of felting your very own unique pair of slippers.


Felt making is a very relaxing activity, perfect for this cold and wet time of the year. Working in pairs, your slippers will be fitted to you, feeling the soft sheep’s wool and warm soapy water on your feet (hope you are not too ticklish!!!).

So join us to a lovely craft workshop, with nice people and home cooked lunch in a warm and cozy barn.

Please bring an old large and small bath towel.
Workshop start at 10:30 and finishes at 4ish

Refreshments and home cooked lunch will be provided

Fee: £45

Booking essential – only 8 spaces available.

Pre-payment via paypal. Please get in touch with Sharon to book a space and for any enquiries:

Time: Saturday 23rd March
Place: Skybarn 10.30-4pm
Cost: £45pp – booking essential
Contact: Sharon – 07780 468945


Copper Bowl Workshop

Come and learn the satisfying art of working with copper.
In this workshop you will make your own copper leaves and a small copper bowl to take home.
This class will teach you how to feel confident to use the basic fold-forming and basic sinking and rising techniques using recycled copper.
No experience necessary. Age 10+ – children must be accompanied by an adult.
Booking essential – there are just 6 spaces available so early booking advised.

To reserve your place you will need to make a non-returnable full payment as a lot of preparation goes into this workshop. Refunds will only be given if the class is canceled by the organisers.

Time: Saturday 30th March.
Place: Apple Barn
Cost: £40 booking essential
Contact: Phoenix 07477579700



Willow Bird Feeders
Come and learn the compelling art of willow weaving in this simple workshop.
Learn Basketry basics and make a rustic bird feeder. IMG_0601
Time: Saturday 6th April
Place: Community Field 1-3.30pm
Cost: £10pp booking essential – limited places available
Contact: Kate 07949451004



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