21st December 2017


We are celebrating the solstice at Chyan on 21st December

  • 8pm FIRE SHOW
  • Vagabond Circus
  • disco
  • flamenco
  • bands
  • open mic
  • vegan food
  • bar


The solstices represent the two pivotal turning points of the year. This is easy to understand when we use the cycle of the breath as an example: the winter solstice can be likened to the end of the year’s exhale. After the winter solstice, the earth begins to inhale, continuing to do so until she reaches the summer solstice, after which time, the exhale begins again. All of our cycles: the seasons, the moon, a woman’s body, our life cycle, the tide, the breath, they all follow this same pattern of growth followed by retreat. Part of the problem with modern society and its rampant capitalism is that it does not follow this pattern. There is only room for growth in the model of capitalism, but without these times of rest and retreat, the system becomes cancerous and destructive and out of control.

This is why the solstices are so important and were celebrated as such by our ancestors. Although we will remain in the darkest months for some time after the solstice, this point marks the return of growth, of light, the turning of the year.



3rd March 2017 – Weaving and Dreaming Workshop

weaving and dreaming workshops





It must be autumn!!!

Chyan Apple Day, the date we’ve all been waiting for,  is taking place on 8th October 2017.

We will have stalls, workshops, crafts, a kids area with storytelling and activities, live music, a bar, a vegan cafe, wood-fired pizza, cakes, archery and of course, apple pressing and plenty of other apple based activities.

12pm-6pm. Entry £5 per adult.

Come and celebrate the apple harvest with us.

The Naturally Vegan Plot…

The Naturally Vegan plot is a partner organisation that Chyan Farm supports and is one of the federation of stock-free organic producers in Cornwall.
Their website is here.
The Naturally Vegan Plot is a developing volunteer run 3.5 acre research, education and demonstration gardens, based in the rolling hills of the Tamar Valley near Callington, dedicated to raising awareness about the negative impacts of certain land management practises whilst focusing on positive practical solutions through implementing low impact, non exploitative vegan organic principles, with a long term view of dissemination of information and knowledge and providing vegan organic produce we aim to involve people wherever possible, we are also committed to growing and uniting the vegan community, with this in mind we organise various Vegan Events …
If you are interested in helping us in our mission to provide vegan organics to the local community … and beyond … perhaps you’d like to check out our page for details of our visitor volunteer days and other events …
Please see below for more details about some of the upcoming events …
How does The Garden Grow – Visitor Volunteer day –
27th July Plant Survey of The Naturally Vegan Plot – for budding botanist and ‘wild’ plant enthusiasts –
29th July All Day Vegan Elevensies – Monthly Pop Up Drop In Vegan Outreach Mini Market –
5th / 6th August – Back To Earth Composting Seminar – learn composting and much more, the first and introductory module of a series of courses and workshops –
26th August – All Day Vegan Elevensies
10th September – Sunday Afternoonsies Vegan BBQ –
16th / 17th September – Let’s Grow Vegan Camp – weekend of activities including camping, cycling, tree planting, music, yoga, trampolines, visit to the Donkey Sanctuary –


At the end of summer an acroyoga event will be held at Chyan:

Acroyoga weekender: 1st-3rd Sept 2017

A fun filled weekend of Yoga and Acroyoga with Alice and Chris, assisted by Ceri. The weekend will include Solar and Lunar elements with optional Thai massage. Camping available with hot showers and sauna. Arrivals Friday (1st) from 15:00. Sessions finishing at 17:00 in Sunday.

Booking here:

Festival Time!

The amazing Deanne Greenwood is teaching a herbal course on managing PMS symptoms naturally…this is taking place on Thursday 18th May 10am to 1pm and costs £15 (£10 concessions). Click HERE to book.

The end of the month sees SURYA YOGA CAMP at Chyan from 26th to 31st May,
‘Surya Yoga Camp is about getting away, trying new forms of yoga and movement and finding harmony, within yourself and with those around you. It’s a small festival which takes place once a year and welcomes families and single visitors alike.”

The following weekend, Swamp Circus are holding Cornwall Circus Camp at Chyan from Thursday 1st June to Sunday 4th June.
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.”

Anyone interested in volunteering, please call 07949451004 for dates/ info


Volunteer Event: Allotments, Tea and Cake

When: Saturday 6th May 12noon – 3pm

This Saturday we have a special volunteering event at the allotments – join us for all or part of the afternoon ending with a celebration with free tea and cake, to mark the end of the Chyan Forest Garden Project and the newly restored raised beds.

No experience is necessary, all ages welcome, our expert gardeners will offer skills and equipment.  Bring outdoor shoes and a coat.

Where: meet at the fire-pit at Chyan Community Field. Please follow the link for directions and if you haven’t been to the site before, please park in the Community Field car park, walk down hill a little way and follow the path to the right past the willow zoo.

Also, there is a charcoal making and drawing workshop at Chyan from 10am-2pm at the Community Field this Saturday.  So, if you’re more into art than gardening, why not come to the charcoal workshop and stay at the end for the tea and cake?

Any questions please phone Lou 07792059854.


CHYAN WELLBEING FAIR – Sunday 9th April- 12pm onwards
Come along for a day of healthy food, yoga, music, tai-chi, arts workshops, circus big top, mediation, healing areas, stalls and children’s area.

VOLUNTEER DAY: Wednesday 29th March

Meet at 10am in tea-shed. Volunteering 10.30am-1pm. Drop in any time, we will be around the allotments on the community field.

Saturday 22nd April – 10am-4pm – family and friends volunteer day

UPCOMING COURSES (click on links for booking details):


Saturday 1st April – Herbal Medicine – Spring Detox





Chyan News February 2017


From Tuesday 7th February we will be running weekly volunteering days at Chyan Community Field: Every Tuesday from 10am-1pm with the option to stay longer if you wish.

These volunteer days run on a drop in basis, if you can’t make the whole time slot, just come when you can. We will be based in the area around the polytunnel and allotments – follow the signs to Nature Playgroup.
Any questions call Tabs 07544 962895 or Kate 07949451004

Other volunteer dates:

Wednesday 22nd February – 9am-1pm – volunteering and free yoga
Saturday 25th February – 10am-4pm – family and friends
Wednesday 29th March – 9am-1pm – volunteering and free yoga
Saturday 22nd April – 10am-4pm – family and friends

Please see our volunteer page for more details


Saturday 18th February – Natural Wool Dying (Children and adults)

Saturday 11th March – Willow Structures

Saturday 25th March – Herbal Medicine – Women and the Menopause



There are currently two regular yoga classes at Chyan – see our Regular Events page for more details.

Wednesdays: 6pm-7pm – Yoga with Daisy – 07837879876

Sundays: 10am – Aerial Yoga with Naomi – 07502943510

Chyan News January 2016

Our next volunteer day is: Thursday 26th January 2017: 9am – 1pm

Start the morning with yoga 9-10am in our beautiful barn and break for tea before volunteering on our community allotments from 10.30 – 1pm. If you don’t want to do yoga, just arrive after 10am for tea. All ages welcome and no experience needed.

Where: meet at the Chyan Community Field car park from 8.50am – late-comers walk down through the Community Field and ask for the Apple Barn. Anyone arriving after 10am, we will be at the allotments on the community field. You can pop along for as long or short as you want.

Bring sturdy footwear and a coat – and stretchy clothes if doing yoga. Any questions phone Lou 07792059854.

Future volunteer dates:

Saturday 4th February – 12pm-2pm – Willow maintenance  (followed by Imbolc celebrations 2pm-5pm). Children welcome.

Wednesday 22nd February – 9am-1pm – volunteering and free yoga
Saturday 25th February – 10am-4pm – family and friends
Wednesday 29th March – 9am-1pm – volunteering and free yoga
Saturday 22nd April – 10am-4pm – family and friends

Please see our volunteer page for more details




Saturday 4th February – Hedgelaying

Saturday 18th February – Natural Wool Dying (Children and adults)

Saturday 11th March – Willow Structures

Saturday 25th March – Herbal Medicine – Women and the Menopause

Saturday 1st April – Herbal Medicine – Spring Detox

Saturday 8th April – Making Artists Willow Charcoal and Drawing the Landscape


There are currently two regular yoga classes at Chyan – see our Regular Events page for more details.

Wednesdays: 6pm-7pm – Yoga with Daisy – 07837879876

Sundays: 10am – Aerial Yoga with Naomi – 07502943510