We have started our programme with life enhancing Body Mindfulness Meditation blended with the practices of love and gratitude: and we have expanded this class to include a cocktail of other powerful meditations too:  On most Wednesdays at 8 pm. Read on for more information and contact Karen(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) to confirm your place. 

Karen has also been sharing her Meditations for the charity Crisis; This is what they have to say;

“Karen has been teaching mediation here at Crisis every week for well  over a year now. We have many regular people who come to the sessions and they really enjoy the calming nature of the sessions, people often report feeling relaxed having attended a session. Karen is really good at adapting the sessions based on what people want, and is very welcoming to new attendees. She always explains the different techniques we are going to be using and people really enjoy being able to give feedback on each of the meditation techniques we use. Karen is very reflective after the sessions and I can really see how she adapts week to week depending on people’s needs. We are very lucky to have Karen teaching for us.”

Jo Keil
Mental Health Coordinator

Now and in the future at The Chateau, we are expanding into semi private classes including Yoga and Pilates and more. Check the next paragraph for the latest: Many of our teachers  will  support you to create a bespoke life enhancing intention at the beginning of their sessions and complete each session with an uplifting gratitude practice. Time permitting, you may also be invited to join us and your fellow students for a calming or uplifting herbal tea to follow your class.  We are also planning to introduce aromatherapy focused essences to many of our classes too. 


You may purchase single sessions or a 10 class pack.  Our trial timetable is below.  

How to join:

Your step by step guide:

  1. Classes are open only to members. Membership is free of charge (for a limited period). To register for your membership and join, all you need to do is submit your email on the pink strip at the top of the page.  You will be sent a  welcome email which you will need to bring to class.
  2. Book your chosen class, workshop or retreat in advance by contacting the relevant teacher. Please also contact the teacher for further details of the class being offered. This applies once the class has started running.

Please note we are still developing our timetable below. We will be adding new classes, workshops and retreats over time. Bookmark this page or join as a free of charge member to find out the latest.

“Cocktail of Meditations’ : Karen Skehel

Learn and experience many different meditation practices:  including Mindfulness, Guided Meditation, Loving Kindness and Moving Meditation to bring you peace of mind and insight.

Karen says “I have trained in many different meditation modalities and have found that different meditations suit different purposes and different people. My favourite is both easy to do and very effective, even for those who say “they can’t meditate”. This is a life enhancing meditation which blends Body Mindfulness with the practices of love and gratitude.

This is an extraordinary powerful meditation (which if practiced regularly) clears both short and long term emotional suffering, such as stress, negativity,  depression and anxiety as well as creating more “feel good” for those who are feeling OK, or better. It’s great for those who have struggled with meditation as well as for those who have included meditation in their lives. (In each class, I usually share several of my other favourite meditations too)

Karen says “Even though I have been meditating for 20 years, I felt inspired to review the benefits of meditation. There are so many documented benefits to our health and well-being; Do have a look through the list and note down which benefits you would like to receive.

Scientific, Psychological and Medical Benefits of Meditation: 

  • Meditation reduces stress, anxiety, depression, over thinking, OCD, and helps switching off.
  • Helps concentration
  • It encourages a healthy lifestyle.
  • The practice increases self-awareness.
  • It increases happiness, and from there our ability to attract our wishes into our lives
  • Meditation increases acceptance.
  • It slows aging.
  • The practice benefits cardiovascular and immune health.

Here is more scientific evidence:

If you want more of these benefits in your life (who doesn’t :),  I 
am offering this life changing Meditation most Wednesdays. Check with me at karen(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)">karen(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) to confirm your place.

Here’s a bit about me, Karen Skehel:

Over more than 14 years, I have helped thousands of clients with their “well-being” and “feel good” through a combination of individual sessions, workshops and retreats, plus many millions have watched my work on BBC1, ITV and international TV. You may have seen my long term contributions to Natural Health Magazine too (I wrote for them over a four year period.)
As a facilitator of “well-being” and “feel good”, I am unusual in that I have a broad repertoire of offerings and a wide range of skills in transformational coaching and coaching supervision, leading meditations, teaching dance meditation, and in energy work.

For a limited period Karen is offering Meditation sessions for only £10 and £97 for a 10 class pass (instead of £17 and £137)  Please  purchase your session/s below and then book your place in advance by contacting Karen via Karen(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) or text her on 07766138388.

Special offer meditation session prices for a limited period only can be purchased via paypal at the links below.

Single session £10  Special offer price for a limited period only. This price is for sessions bought more than 48 hours in advance.  On the door payments are £12

10 class pass £97  Special offer price for a limited period only

Normal prices for meditation sessions paid via paypal at one of the links below

Meditation Sessions:

Single Session £17

10 Class Pass £137

Please confirm your attendance via email to Karen(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)

Yoga and Pilates will start in the future  The exact start date is TBA. Sign up as a member to find out more.

‘Mindful flow yoga’;

This class will bring you out of your head and into your senses for a mellow vinyasa practice with emphasis on alignment and mindful placement of the body.  Aromatherapy blends are used to enhance your practice and for their therapeutic qualities, leaving mind, body and spirit feeling stimulated and refreshed.  All levels. Sign up as a member to find out more.

Yin/Yang: Finding The Perfect Balance

Begin your practice by creating heat through a dynamic, strengthening, energizing and uplifting Vinyasa flow (Yang) before moving into and winding down with a de stressing, nourishing and restoring Yin Practice. Floor based stretches will penetrate deep into the connective tissue which increases flexibility. Feel a combination of relaxed and rejuvenated but ultimately rebalanced – mind, body and soul. Sign up as a member to find out more.

Restorative Yoga: 

Dissolve tension and cultivate a deep sense of well-being through gentle floor postures that use props to support the body to achieve deep physical, mental and emotional relaxation. The poses allow the muscles to relax, the body to de-stress and the nervous system to let go. The practice has the potential to rejuvenate and restore energy levels. Suitable for all levels. Sign up as a member to find out more.

 “Family Dance of the Heart ” (offered monthly the second Tuesday of the month) : Karen Planned for a date  in 2018. Sign up as a member to find out more

Your payment for each session will include unlimited members of the same family (subject to space limitations)

Dance of the Heart is an uplifting blend of free expression dance blended with some moving meditation.  As there are no steps to learn, it is ideal for everyone including those who believe “they can’t dance”, as well as those who can.  It’s a great way for families to have fun together and deepen their connection. It’s also a great introduction to meditation for those for whom sitting still is not “ their thing”.

Karen has shared Dance of the Heart with adults as well as families at many festivals around the country.

Her current “Dance of the Heart”   has evolved from many years of teaching and leading Dance Meditation (Biodanza)  which included her teaching on BBC1’s Inside Out series where she showed 3.6 million viewers how Londoner’s can have fun without alcohol and on the BBC’s equivalent in South Korea as part of a documentary on dance to heal: the therapeutic value of dance (If you scroll down the page, you can see an extract from both of these programmes,)

Dance of the Heart includes hundreds of different exercises. The blend of exercises chosen for family Dance of the Heart are chosen especially to appeal to families.

A “Dance of the Heart” enthusiast shares what she most enjoys about it. “I love the freedom to be me, and to move without limitations. It’s so much fun: not only do I find my usual inhibitions are released, but I leave each session uplifted, energised and with my heart opened. I feel happy, relaxed and feel like I am falling in love with everyone!

Other fans talk about the following benefits:

“It is so much fun. I feel so great.”

“I feel so much more confident, more deeply connected with others and this impacts all my relationships”

“I used to judge myself and others. Now I do this less and less. Life is so much more fun”

“My health has improved so much”

“My stress levels have decreased, I  feel so alive. “

“Karen gently encouraged to expand my comfort zone and I find that so much more is possible now that I do”

Classes only open to members
See Classes to book in
Free memberships for limited period

Join by signing up on the pink strip at the top of the page. Bring your welcome email to class

As a mum myself, I like nothing better than activities I can do with my children that we all enjoy and benefit from. If you are like me, “Dance of the Heart” may be the missing piece in the jigsaw for you. You may purchase one session or a 10 class pass at these links below. (The payments can also be used for Adult Meditation sessions)

Family Dance of the Heart Single Session (unlimited members of the same family may attend subject to space limitations)

Family Dance of the Heart 10 Class Pass (unlimited members of the same family may attend subject to space limitations

Our Classes

8.45 – 9.45

Yoga/Pilates (starting date in 2018 tbc)

9.30 – 10.30

Mindful flow yoga (starting date in 2018 tbc)

10.00 – 11.00

Yoga/Pilates (starting date in 2018 tbc)


Meditation (Running some Thursdays)

Karen Skehel

Family Dance of the Heart (all ages)
Second Tuesday of the month (starting date in 2018 tbc)

Karen Skehel
Restorative Yoga (starting date in 2018 tbc)


Vinyasa Flow
All levels of experience welcome
£12 per class

Abi Barber
18.45 – 19.45

Hatha yoga (starting date in 2018 tbc)

20.00 – 21.00 (Running most Wednesdays)


Karen Skehel

Classes only open to members
See Classes to book in
Free memberships for limited period

Join by signing up on the pink strip at the top of the page.  Bring your welcome email to class.