Local Group: Skipton


Our discussion group in Skipton is led by Gina Lazenby.

Visit our Facebook page to keep up to date with meetings, or contact Gina directly at ginalazenby@me.com

Meetings are usually held at:

Avalon Centre for Wellbeing, Broughton Hall Estate, Skipton BD23 3AE

Keep an eye on our Meet-Up page for the latest events or check below.


Thursday 23rd September 6:00 - 9:00 PM BST

How do you live with your mistakes and imperfections?

A new season begins with our September event.

Do you ever look at other people’s lifestyles or homes and catch yourself thinking that they are luckier, trendier, maybe more blessed…. that perhaps their grass is greener than yours? Have you ever wished for a more perfect life without problems and always knowing the correct action to take?

Well, nobody is perfect so it’s useful to remember that it is our flaws, imperfections and mistakes – physically, mentally, domestically and professionally – that make us interesting, authentic and inspiring humans.

At this ConsciousCafe event we will be to take some time to evaluate the richness that mistakes and imperfections can bring to our lives. It’s a shift in attitude and one that can be borrowed from the Japanese.

They have a philosophy called Wabi Sabi ….. “a way of life that celebrates the perfectly imperfect – beauty found in the unusual, unfashionable places or objects, and in moments usually overlooked or unappreciated.”

It means mindfully reassessing the value that comes from repairing the damage, loving the well-worn and the irregular. If we take that chipped pottery, fix the broken vase, we can appreciate something as being made new and even enhanced by the break. Where in your life have you felt broken and then on reflection seen that the break made a difference that you now appreciate?

It will be a thought-provoking evening exploring how we can love, accept and embrace a perfectly imperfect life.

Tickets £10 (advance) Limited to 30 - register here.

£15 if cash on the door.

If you are part of our Meetup community, do visit the page and add your name with a YES .. thank you.


Wednesday 29th September 2:00 - 4:30PM BST

Life Skills Workshop - The Power of Plants in Teas

herbal teaConnecting to the medicinal qualities of plants through the simple experience of ingesting them as teas may just be the start of a journey to greater self-resilience. More and more people are searching for simple, natural ways to care for and support their wellbeing. Learning a little about plant medicine gives us the ability to become more self-reliant and offers us greater choices in how we care for ourselves and our families. Listening to your own body and becoming your own healer is incredibly empowering.

Join us for an experiential journey into the world of plants through ingesting them in a cuppa! An invitation to engage in a deeper relationship with plants and taste the potential they have to guide us, teach us, transform us and heal us.

Tea tasting is a very meditative practice, it invites us to take time out of a busy, distracted schedule to find some space, stillness and quiet. As we tune more intimately into the senses we open ourselves to the beauty and pleasure that a simple cup of herbal tea can offer. It also provides a sensuous opportunity to connect to the power of nature and to see the beauty of the wild that is everywhere around us.

We will use fresh and dried plants/herbs to make a small number of herbal teas and take time to experience for ourselves the effects of their medicine on our physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual wellbeing.

Herbs and plants and all other tea drinking essentials will be provided but do feel free to bring your own favourite cup to drink out of!

The session will be led by Conscious Cafe member Lisa Milnor, who has a background in the healing arts of yoga, mindfulness and trauma work and who has recently added the study of the healing power of herbs to her life skills repertoire.

Charge is £6 and includes your tea tasting and something delicious to enjoy with your tea!

Book your place here.



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