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AWAY FROM IT ALL BUT CLOSE TO EVERYTHING

Come to Roselidden for an hour, a day or a week, and the calm atmosphere will restore your sense of wellbeing. Enjoy the classes, retreats, talks, workshops, treatments and music that are on offer in the Long Barn and Hayloft. Walk the fields and woods nearby, or visit the many local beaches and cliffs. Enjoy all that West Cornwall has to offer; it is all within easy reach.

Before the lockdown in March 2019, Roselidden was going from strength to strength as a community centre, with more and more groups using the Long Barn and Hayloft. It seemed like hardly a day went by without some activity taking place!

During lockdown, we took the opportunity to spruce up the Long Barn and Hayloft, as seven years of continuous use had taken their toll. We are now in tip top condition to welcome people back.

Now that normality is beginning to return, albeit a very tentative and uncertain one, the emphasis will once again be on activities that promote wellbeing, such as T’ai Chi, yoga, mindfulness, meditation, Zen brushwork, shiatsu, music. We will also welcome back faith groups who find that the privacy that Roselidden affords for their meetings is a valuable thing. We will be pleased to offer the space for fundraising for local causes.

There are signs of activity at Roselidden again;  Jos is teaching T’ai Chi and Brushwork in person rather than on Zoom. She runs the monthly ‘End of the Road Cafe’, and hosts Western Chan meditation sessions. She has started monthly sessions ‘Walking with awareness’ in the grounds.

Old friends are coming back. Kate Burford offers her shiatsu massages each Wednesday. Wayne Robbins has started his occasional Saturday meditation days again. Amanda Brown will return to her weekly yoga classes on Tuesday morning after the school holidays. Camerata Kernow will resume singing once a fortnight in September.

We have fresh faces using the space; Laura Bond is running outside yoga sessions each Thursday, Jessica North has run a short course on TRE (Trauma Release Exercises), and Laura Howard has held a one day Mindfulness retreat.

New things are in the offing; weekend yoga retreats and baby massage are being discussed.

So, provided that Covid remains in the background rather than causing lockdown again, we are cautiously optimistic that Roselidden can return to its true purpose, serving the local community.

We always welcome new ideas for Roselidden, so if you would like us to consider your activity, please do contact us.

With best wishes

Jos and Peter

July 2021