Chyan Workshops & Activities Spring 2018


There is loads going on at Chyan this as we head towards the spring.

Chyan Cinema

We have a film night beginning at Chyan every other Thursday in the Apple Barn, showing documentaries, banned films, independent films.
6pm – Kid’s Film
7pm – Adult Film
Suggested donation: £3 adult, £2 under 16s

Thursday 25th January – Coconut Revolution
Thursday 8th February – We the Uncivilised
Thursday 22nd February – A New We
Thursday 8th March – Tomorrow

Chyan Jam Night – Funk, Blues, Jazz, Soul

Calling all musicians: Chyan Jam is for those who like to play funk, blues, jazz or soul and have their own instrument. Feel free to bring food and drink and extra amplification if you have.
Last Wednesday of every month 7pm-10.30pm in The Apple Barn
Contact: Will on 07936648246

We also have a number of workshops and courses running through spring:

  • Aerial Yoga – every Sunday 10am-1pm, 6 week course on aerial swing. Next course 11th March to 15th April. Contact Nay 07502943510 for details and booking or email
  • Fruit Tree Grafting – learn to graft your own fruit trees with apple tree expert. Soup provided.  Contact Simon 01326 340744 to book
    Sunday 25th Feb & Sunday 4th March –  10am-3pm – £10/ £5 unwaged
  • Wet Felting  – A series of felting workshops beginning end January including slippers & bowls. Contact: Sharon 07780468945
  • Vegan Tasting evening – in Apple Barn – 1st Sunday of every month beginning Sunday February 4th. Bring a dish per person £1 or pay £5
  • Mindfulness Day Retreat – A stress reduction course for healthcare professionals.
    Contact Stephanie 07815801234
  • Copper Bowl Making – Craft your own copper bowl.
    Contact Phoenix 07477579700 Saturday Feb 24th  2-5 pm   £30
  • Kitty Star Art Workshops:
    Sigil Art – Sunday 25th February 2pm-5pm – £15 materials provided.
    Learn the art of creating beautiful magical symbols to manifest your intentions. Yoni Art – Saturday 25th March 10.30am-4pm – £30 materials & lunch provided.
    A day workshop for women exploring creativity and sexuality.
    Contact: 07949451004
  • Weaving & Dreaming Peg Loom Workshop
    Saturday 3rd March 9.30am-5pm £75 – £90 sliding scale
    Space to reflect, dream & weave a pegloom sitting mat. Lunch included.
    Contact: Naomi Hannam 07791703681
  • From Fleece to Fibre
    Saturday 7th April 10am-1pm £20pp
    Learn the basics about transforming wool from a sheep into wool for knitting. Looking at different types of sheep’s wool and how to sort, wash, comb and spin it.
  • Natural Dyeing
    Saturday 14th April 10am-1pm £20pp
    Learn how to dye raw and spun wool using foraged plant materials





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