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Welcome to my blog, with news of my Shiatsu massage practice in Suffolk, exercise classes and cooking workshops, some views on events and happenings locally and abroad....and more.....
Trish Dent

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Fermentation Workshop

A short introductory workshop to give you the fundamentals of fermenting, how to create tasty healthy fermented vegetables to boost your immune system. You'll also be able to sample other fermented foods and drinks. Full instructions given and you'll leave with your own jar of ferments veggies.
Saturday 18th March
10am to 12.30pm
at Leiston Centre for Wellbeing
Go to the Cooking Classes page for details

Monday, 30 January 2017

Yoga Workshop

My Okido Yoga teacher Tomoko Mori returns once again to Suffolk to lead a Spring yoga workshop. The date will be Saturday 11th March.
The workshop will be at the beautifully refurbished Theberton Village Hall. We begin at 10am and finish at 3.30pm.
The morning programme is Exercsie, Breathing and Asanas after which we'll break for a light homemade lunch.
In the afternoon we'll share a relaxing ginger compress and finish with Meditation.
The cost of the day, including lunch, will be £60.
For more details about Okido Yoga, please visit their UK website
email workshop queries to myself or Book online here

Monday, 9 January 2017

Individual and small group Yoga and stretches

Looking for a small exercise group or seeking one-to-one tuition in yoga for health and wellbeing?
Stiff or supple, we all benefit from exercise. I will share practical exercises that are achievable with your particular body-type and level of health.
Individual and group sessions (4 maximum) by appointment only.





email me for potential times/dates and rates,
or phone me on 07530 699985.

Sessions are at my new private studio in Spexhall.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

New Year, New Exercise Classes

My popular Shiatsu Stretch Exercise Classes begin on Thursday 5th January 2017 at Theberton village hall. New participants are welcome. See the Exercise and Stretch Classes page on the right for more info.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Heal Your Gut Cooking Workshop.....date change

Duh....well, I have to admit that I managed to double-book myself. So I have had to defer my cooking workshop to the 26th November....yes, that's a Saturday, so book with me now to find out how you can create a fundamental shift in your wellbeing and boost your immune system, naturally.

Friday, 30 September 2016

New Garden Venue

 We've been busy over the summer creating my wonderful new treatment and exercise room. My new log cabin is private and tucked away at the rear of our tranquil garden. Inside, although cosy, the wood-lined room is spacious and not overly fussy, allowing clients to feel at ease in the peace and quiet. My house and the new garden room is set amongst fields a mile from the main Spexhall road. 
I'm offering £5 off your first treatment, one-to-one yoga session or health consultation in my new space.
That's me inside, just the finishing touches of blinds and curtains to put up this weekend. I hope you love this space as much as I do!
I look forward to seeing you here.
tel: 01986 780939
Or email me for an appointment.

Friday, 16 September 2016

It's never too late to get fit

It's never too late to begin improving your fitness. At 97 years, Charles still goes to work and works out in the gym 3 times a week. As an octogenarian he took on a personal trainer to help him get fitter. Click here to read his story on the BBC website.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Wild Fermentation

Once you've mastered the principles, fermenting your own foods is easy and inexpensive. My next Fermentation Class is on Saturday 17th September. Come and find out how to transform vegetables, nuts, seeds and beans into foods and drinks to boost your immune system. If you have a vegetable surplus, fermenting is an excellent preservation technique. There's more information on my Cooking Classes page. Please email me if you're interested in attending.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Exercise Classes

My popular Shiatsu Stretch Exercise Classes will begin on Thursday 15th September. For ongoing participants, the classes will begin at 10am. For newcomers there will be a new class starting at 11.30am. Venue will be the lovely Theberton Village Hall. 
For more information click on my Exercise Classes page.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Fermentation for Gut Health

Our overall health and wellbeing is intricately connected to the health of our gut, and ultimately to the millions of healthy bacteria that reside there.
Eating fermented foods is a great way to help create good health in your gut.
And the best path is to ferment your own. Fermenting foods and drinks is easy, once you know how. It needn't involve specialist equipment or sterilization and the results taste fantastic, giving your tummy that "feel-good factor". 
Join my Wild Fermentation Class on Saturday 17th September: you'll get to understand how to ferment successfully and you'll create your own ferments to take home. The venue will be in Spexhall, near Halesworth, a charming corner of Suffolk near the Heritage Coast. Email me now for more information and to secure your place (more details also on Cooking Classes page, right).

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Food for Health Cooking Classes


Some news on my forthcoming cooking classes:


Saturday 7th May
Fermenting to transform your health
Fermenting our foods to make them more digestible and improve their nutritional value used to be central to good food-making practice. Easy steps to get fermenting.

Saturday 25th June
Heal your Gut, Heal your Health
How to re-boot your immune system

Our digestive systems are compromised with over-use of antibiotics and lack of beneficial bacteria, weakening our immune system and leading to weight gain. We explore how to get back on track.

Classes run 10am to 2.30pm at my kitchen in Spexhall. More details on the Cooking Classes page (see link on right hand side of page).


Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Secrets of a long healthy life

Researchers looking at why the people of Okinawa (a Japanese Prefecture) live long, healthy lives put it down to 5 key factors:
  1. A diet of mainly vegetables, grains and fish
  2. Low stress lifestyle
  3. A close and caring community
  4. High level of physical activity, including a later retirement age and active hobbies
  5. A sense of purpose, including a spiritual belief

Submit your email to this page and you'll automatically receive news of my Healthy Living cooking classes which begin this Spring. Topics will include:
  • Fermentation to boost your gut bacteria, vitality and overall health
  • Gluten and dairy-free cooking share
  • Guilt-free desserts (yes, they're still yummy!)
If you need to address your stress, try Shiatsu or massage as a starting point
If you'd like to improve your activity levels, try my regular class in Theberton or contact me for one-to-one yoga. shiatsutrish@btinternet.com