Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course Open to All

Mindfulness is developed by purposefully paying attention in a non-judgmental way to your experience of your body, your mind and the world around you. Mindfulness is about being awake and aware and living in the present, rather than dwelling in the past or anticipating the future.

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. 

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.

There will be a taster session for this course on Sunday 3rd January 2-330pm at Chyan Farm. 

This course is funded by the Emergence Foundation

Participants for the 8 week course will be asked to complete an application form and a pre course interview. It is essential that participants commit to the whole 8 weeks.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course – open to all – January 2021

Sunday afternoon 2-4pm

Sky Barn, Chyan Farm, Penryn, TR10 9BT

Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 21, 28, March 7

Optional Day retreat Saturday February 27th 10-4pm

Dr Stephanie Jackson is a GP and Training Programme Director for Health Education England. She has a MSc in Mindfulness Based Approaches and has been offering mindfulness courses for 7 years to healthcare professionals and in the community. She is a trustee for Chyan Community Field.
For more information to contact: stephiej7@gmail.com

Festival Sundays at Chyan

Promoting Well Being, Fun and Health with new skills

11am – 12.30 pm

Circus acrobatics / hula hoop / trapeze and silks – all ages

Yoga – Adults – beginners welcome

Organic gardening and jam making – Adults

12.30-2pm Communal lunch – bring fresh salad offerings and cake. Soup and bread provided plus some cake.

2pm – 3.30pm

Circus acrobatics / hula hoop / trapeze and silks – all ages

Forest school – all ages

Organic gardening and jam making – Adults

Mad Hatters Tea Party over lunch on September 20th – bring hat!

All ages welcome families are £10 for 3 trainees e.g. 2 adults and 1 child / 1 adult and 2 children.

Come and train on Sundays for £5 ( under 5’s are free)

Workshops 11-12.30 and 2- 3.30pm

Fully distanced and insured

Qualifications available based on hours of training

Contact 01326 377008 / office@swampcircus.co.uk to book

Directions to TR10 9BT on www.chyan.org

Coop Local Community Fund

We are delighted to announce that the Coop Local Community Fund are supporting Chyan Community field – The community Growing program on Fridays is now being joined by our Container gardening project in partnership with Circo Kernow and others. If you or your group is interested please get in touch info@chyan.org or contact via text on 07775857677. We can come to you!

Roots & Seeds takes place on a Friday 10am-12pm at Chyan Community Field – socially distanced gardening project:

Come and volunteer on Chyan Community Field – grow organic, fresh produce, make friends, share skills, feel welcome, be part of a community.

Facebook page for Roots and Seeds click here




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