Exploring the relationship between creativity and mindfulness. 

This course serves as an introduction to mindfulness suitable for beginners, as well as presenting an opportunity to refresh practice for those more familiar. For those involved in the arts or working creatively in any field, the course offers an opportunity to enhance receptivity and to integrate mindful awareness through embodied meditative practice. 

Starting with Orientation open to all in the first session, the course continues through a further 5 weeks for those wishing to take part. 

Tuesday afternoons, 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm, April 21st, 28th; May 5th, 12th, 19th; June 2nd 


Course fee now £60 (was £70)
( concessions negotiable) 

A commitment to daily mindfulness practice of 20-40 minutes a day underpins the process of the course. Participants are encouraged and supported throughout their six weeks’ journey and beyond, through follow up events such as half day retreats. 

Course leader: Sophie Muir
Post-grad Dip. Mindfulness Based Approaches, University of Exeter, 2012; B.A. Fine Art, Falmouth School of Art, 1991; qualified T’ai Chi teacher 1995, 2000. 

For inquiries regarding booking or further information please contact sophie@gearmill.org or stephiej7@gmail.com


We will now offer the Mindfulness & Creativity course online.

Participants are invited, if they wish, to purchase the book ‘Mindfulness for Creativity’, by Danny Penman, in paperback or audio, although this is not essential. 
The themes and practices will all be covered during the course, with weekly session and home practice notes provided. 
Please do contact Sophie or Stephanie if you’re interested or with any inquiries


Yoga Stops Traffic

Yoga Stops Traffick, Chyan Cultural Centre, Penryn – 15th March 2020

Stops Traffick unites yoga practitioners across the globe in support of Odanadi Seva Trust. The profits raised from these events help prevent human trafficking in India and support Odanadi in rescuing and rehabilitating individuals affected by modern slavery and sexual violence.

Come and join us for 108 Sun Salutations, or as many as feels right for you, child’s pose is also an option!


11am-1pm: 108 Sun Salutations (bring your own mat / blanket if you can) You can rest in child’s pose as much as needed

1pm-230pm: Bring lunch to share.

Cost: £20 (£15 of which will go directly to Odanadi Seva Trust)

PLEASE BOOK HERE: https://www.mindfulmedicinecornwall.co.uk/workshops-1

www.yogastopstraffick.org to Odanadi Seva Trust)

Mind, Body & Soul – 9th Feb

Beat the winter blues and give your energy the boost it needs.

Join our 3 hour mind, body and soul workshop – just £30 pp.
Josh from @TheSpaceMountHawke will start us off with some gentle stretches and improvised movement to explore our bodies’ range and to have fun – so no need to worry about how fit or flexible you are! Jill will share simple techniques (visualization, affirmations, group energy and self-compassion) to allow you to let go of any tension or stress. We will also use our collective energy to promote feelings of calm, confidence, resilience and self-acceptance. We end our time together with some group Reiki.
People who have attended our workshops before say they leave feeling lighter, calmer, more relaxed and energized! Surely, we all want a bit of that?!
We encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and give it a go for yourself

This workshop is designed for 16 years plus to help with a positive mindset.

We deliberately chose 10 til 1 to allow people to still have time in the afternoon for other commitments. So there’s really no excuse not to come along 😊


BOOK AT tiny.cc/mbsfeb2020


Want to cut down on food miles?

Want to buy organic?

Want to reduce your carbon footprint?




Carbon Neutral, Organic Juice

Our juice is 100% organic pressed from apples grown in our orchard, processed by hand with absolute minimal carbon footprint. We do not use chemical pesticides or fertilisers. Our trees are all fertilised using organic, natural materials.

Apples are gathered by hand and pressed using a hand press. We use electricity to pasteurise our juice – this electricity is provided by our on site wind turbines. We recycle our bottles and we also recycle all of the waste from the juicing process as compost.

Caring for our Earth

Our orchards preserve over 30 varieties of Cornish and English apple and are a haven for birds and other wildlife. We are passionate about earth care and we produce all of our juice with a commitment to biodiversity and sustainability.

Special Delivery

We can deliver boxes of apple juice to your door FOR FREE, within 2 working days of ordering with us.

Each box contains eighteen 330ml bottles of juice with screw caps.

Boxes cost £25 each

Choose your Juice

Choose from:

Chyan Organic Apple Juice

Chyan Organic Apple & Blackberry Juice

Mixed Boxes Available.


Order Here

Please call 07949451004 or email info@chyan.org to order.

Chyan Apple Day – Saturday 19th October 12pm-6pm

It’s that time of year again – the apples are almost ready for juicing and we are celebrating with our annual apple day:

Chyan Apple Day is on Saturday 19th October 2019. 

Come and join us for a fun filled celebration of the harvest with apple pressing, vegan food cafe, bar, music, workshops, crafts, cakes and of course an appley kids area with kids crafts, storytelling and games.

Entry is £5 for adults and £3 for kids. Under 4 year olds are free.

The family fun takes place from 12pm-6pm – bring any apples from your trees and turn them into juice.

Yoga Retreat 13th-15th September 2019

A yoga retreat is being held at Chyan in September: see here for details

Provisional Schedule (Subject to minor alterations and additions)

Friday 13/9/19

Arrivals from 3pm onwards to set up/ settle in/ explore

4pm Welcome Tea and Cake in Apple Barn

(sample menu: hazelnut milk chai, vegan banana and pumpkin seed cake, vegan beetroot chocolate brownies)

5.30-6.30pm ‘Settle and ground’ yoga -Apple Barn (Jess)

7pm Dinner in Apple Barn

8pm– late. Sauna and social time.

(10.30pm quiet time in shared rooms.)

Saturday 14/9/19

6.45-7.45am Early bird mantra, meditation and movement session in Sky Space (Jess/ Maiaoum)

8-8.30am Breakfast, Apple Barn

(sample menu: coconut porridge with fresh fruit, berries, seeds, organic honey and nut butters, or fruit, or homemade bread.)

Free time to explore/ shower/rest

10.45am-12.30pm ‘Energise and Uplift’ Yoga in the Sky Space( Jess)

1pm Lunch, Apple Barn

(Sample Menu- warmly spiced dhal with rice. Cauliflower pakoras, with a selection of salads and raita)

2- 5.30pm Free time to explore/ rest OR

2.30-4.30pm Aerial Yoga workshop with Nayomi- Apple Barn (£25- please prebook on Eventbrite)

6.45pm– meet at gate to get transport to Durgan beach

7pm-late Packed evening meal and Fire circle at Durgan beach: stargazing, poetry sharing, storytelling, paddling,stone skimming, (vegan) marshmallow -toasting!

(sample menu: raw vegetable medley with hazelnut pesto, mushroom rice, wholemeal pitta , beetroot hummus)

SUNDAY 15/9/19

6.45-7.45am: Early bird mantra, meditation and movement in Sky Space (Jess/ Maiaoum)

8-8.30am Breakfast , Apple Barn

10.45am -12.30pm ‘Explore and discover’ Yoga, Sky Space (Jess)

1pm Lunch, Apple Barn

2.30-4pm ‘Movement in Connection’ class (Sebastian)

(an exploratory session of mindful movement /dance, looking at connection with yourself, and others, progressing to fun, playful partner and group work.)

4-4.30pm Harvesting Circle- Farewells and Close

CIRCUS CAMP 23rd – 26th August 2019

Fancy running away with the Circus this year?

Amazing acrobatics taught by acrobats from Kenya, stunning silks, hoop and trapeze classes at all levels taught by professionals including an aerial opera singer!  High wire and walking globe, comedy, clown, dance, yoga and more..

Swamp Circus is offering a holiday with a difference, set in idyllic Cornish countryside near Falmouth. Have a go at high wire, swinging trapeze and aerial silks. Learn the arts of trick-cycling, acrobatics and juggling. Enjoy morning yoga sessions and an evening sauna by the river. Great for beginners as well as those who want to hone their skills. Be entertained in our big top, gorge yourself on local organic delicacies, then relax and unwind in our saunas and solar showers.



Duration Age Price
Whole camp * Group booking of 10 or more people 10% discount
Whole camp * Adult or Child £100
1 day pass/classes Adult or Child £25
2 day pass Adult or Child £50
3 day pass Adult of Child £75.00
Camping only Adult or Child (no charge for 0-4 years) £10 per night

*What does the ‘Whole camp’ price include? All classes, camping, use of facilities on site including shower and sauna

For the full Circus Camp 2019 Programme please go to our FB event https://www.facebook.com/events/639151073253845/ or email us at office@swampcircus.co.uk

Arrival and Departure

  • Venue address is Chyan Community Field, Halvasso, Nr Falmouth, Cornwall TR10 9BT.
  • Please see a Circus Camp steward on arrival for pitching your tent/parking vehicles and use of facilities.
  • Arrival for Circus Camp is from 12 noon on Thursday 31st May 2018 onwards.
  • Classes take place on the evening of Thursday and all day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with over 20 workshops each day.
  • Departure is either the evening of Sunday 25/08/19 or after yoga and breakfast on Monday 26/08/19 (enter number of breakfasts required on booking form).
  • There will be a camp meeting at the start and end; feedback is valuable to us at all times.
  • There is camping space for approximately 100 tents on site and hard standing approximately 20 live in vehicles.

Café / Self Catering

  • Food is not included in the price for the camp.
  • There is a vegetarian/vegan café on site (catering for breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Food can be purchased from the café or you can self cater (sorry, small personal ground fires are not allowed on site).
  • We have a small shop on site; the shop sells healthy snacks and Chyan’s home pressed fruit juice.
  • Falmouth town is about 5 miles away if you need to stock up on supplies.

General Information

  • There is a safe box for any valuables that you do not wish to leave in tents.
  • Besides the programme training with professional tutors there is a daily notice board for offers of other workshops, skill-shares and performances.
  • The site is not brilliant for wheel chairs, but we have had wheel chair participants previously and will certainly help ensure good support for anyone with mobility needs.
  • Wood fired/solar showers and sauna on site
  • Marvellously clean composting toilets (kept fragrant and delightful by our dedicated team of toilet fairies!)
  • Pure spring water (tested for drinking)
  • There are recycling facilities on site, but we ask that you take land fill rubbish off site with you when you leave.
  • There is no crèche on site; the camp is inclusive of all ages, those under 12 years of age need a responsible adult with them at all times. Between 12 and 16 years of age will need a responsible adult on site.
  • The full timetable for the sessions for the camp will be sent out to you via email two weeks before the start of the camp.
  • You are entitled to cancel your place with a full refund up to 30 days before the start of the festival.

Time scale for each day:

Session 1 07:30 – 08:30
Breakfast 08:30 – 09:45
Session 2 10:00 – 11:00
Break 11:00 – 11:30
Session 3 11:30 – 12:30
Lunch 13:00 – 14:00
Session 4 14:00 – 15:00
Break 15:00 – 15:30
Session 5 15:30 – 16:30
Break 16:30 – 17:00
Session 6 17:00 – 18:00
Evening meal 18:00 – 20:00
Session 7 20:00 – 22:00

To Book a Place/Contact Details

To confirm your place on the camp complete the booking form on page 1 and email office@swampcircus.co.uk or post to Swamp Circus, 10 Lower Market Street, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 8BG. Please contact 01326 377008 if you need more information.



Summer season is here- the apples are ripening on the trees, there are dragonflies hunting by the stream and the lazy sound of bees drones in the meadows.

This is a great time to come and enjoy the pleasures and treasures of Chyan. Come down and camp for a few nights and immerse yourself in the outdoors – see our camping page for details,

Our Apple Barn and Skybarn are available to rent if you are thinking of holding any events – the beauty of these spaces is that the outside areas can be enjoyed as well – much nicer than being in the busyness of town in this warm weather.

We have Apple Juice for sale – £25.00 for a crate of 20 bottles – please email us if you would like to purchase a crate





8 & 9th April – Spanish Circus Company D-CLICK CIRCUS present Chinese Pole & Acrobatic Dance Workshop

April 8th  10am – 5pm  £10 a day/ £7 for a half day for trainees

April 9th  10am – 5pm  £10/ £7 for a half day a day for trainees

Bring packed lunch / drinks provided


in the Big Top @ Chyan Cultural Centre


10th April – D Click Circus – ISLA

D Click Circus present their amazing show ISLA – not to be missed:

ISLA is based on the dreams and hallucinations of three shipwrecked characters who find themselves alone and who will need each other to remake their story.

These characters will create unbelievable situations and they will choose the most bizarre strategies to overcome the limits of their island.

Based on a work of movement and body, the most typical tools of the circus, such as acrobatics and the Chinese pole form part of the show as a scenic language.

This project reminds us of the subtle barrier that exists between physical theatre and dance; circus and risk, and magic and dreams.

Isla has been performed at festivals all over Spain and elsewhere in the world and it has received awards such as the 1st Award of the Noctivagos Theatre Certamen 2017, and the Award to bestAragonese circus performance of the Festival de Circo Ciudad de Zaragoza in 2017.

Audience: Everyone

Tickets :
Adults : £10.00
Under 16’s : £8.00
Unwaged : £8.00
Family : £29.00

8pm in the Big Top @ Chyan
Tickets from Cornish Riviera Box Office or on the door

18th April – Swamp Circus presents HURLEY BURLEY

Brilliant circus show from Swamp Circus
7pm in the Big Top @Chyan
Tickets on the door
Chyan cafe

18th-22nd April – Swamp Easter Circus School

Come and learn some circus skills at the ever popular Swamp Circus School
5 volunteer places for volunteers – train for free
classes in acro/aerial/coordination all day 10 -5pm
18 April
Arrivals from 12 noon
2-4pm Introduction workshops
7pm Show in Big top
19 April 
8-9am Yoga Warm Up
9am Breakfast
10am-1pm Morning School
2pm-5pm Afternoon School
20 April
8-9am Yoga Warm Up
9am Breakfast
10am-1pm Morning School
2pm-5pm Afternoon School
21 April
8-9am Yoga Warm Up
9am Breakfast
10am-1pm Morning School
2pm-6pm Fair in Afternoon – Use your skills, perform your act or walkabout
22 April
8-9am Yoga Warm Up
9am Breakfast
Last chance to train
Circus Camp: £60  plus camping is £10 a night per person
(Family tent £25 per night)
Circus School day passes £25 or £20 on benefit / student / OAP
Half day set at £15
Snacks and drinks available
for bookings please contact – office@swampcircus.co.uk
or call 01326 377008 and leave a message

Apple Barn in action

21st April  – Chyan Well Being Fayre

This event includes workshops (yoga, tai chi, meditation, dance), healers (thai massage, shiatsu, sound healing, reiki) stalls, bands, music, poetry and crafts

As always, we will have our amazing kid’s area with crafts, story-telling, games and art.



Our vegan cafe will be providing delicious, healthy meals with our usual home cooked food stalls to complement.

£5 per adult, £2 per child, under 4s are free – pay on the gate.




22nd April – Chyan Plen Launch

Chyan’s new training dome launch party & exhibition