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Trish Dent

Tuesday 9 January 2024

Gut-friendly Workshops for 2024


My ever popular Fermentation Workshop is scheduled for 16th March. 

More details on the Workshops page

Here's wishing you all health and happiness through the year.

Sunday 29 October 2023

Hip Health....

 .... is the focus of the next 6 sessions of my exercise classes, Click here for more details about the classes.

Friday 20 October 2023

What's stopping you from exercising?

We all know how much good exercising is for us, be it a good walk, cycle ride, gym or class
session. Yet, so many of us don't do enough exercise. How much is enough? What exercise should I be doing? Am I too old? What difference does it make? What are the barriers that prevent us from exercising more? How can we overcome those barriers?

Well, I was inspired by two things this week: a Radio 4 programme, called Inside Health, that was on air as I drove back from teaching a Chair Yoga class in Westleton; and, the very next day, at the end of my Strengthen class, a mature participant exclaiming how she had re-discovered the joys of walking after joining the local ramblers group. 

Have a listen to the programme, link below, it's worth it. Then consider the barriers that are preventing you from exercising more and how you can overcome them.

It's never too late (and you're never too old) to join one of my classes. Go to the Exercise page on this blog to find out more about the classes I teach. If you'd like to have a 15 minute call with me, we can discuss how you may move forward. Contact me by email to book your call

Inside Health - What's stopping us from exercising in older age? - BBC Sounds

Introduction to Fermenting Vegetables

Fermenting Vegetables, an introduction

Thursday 9th November 10am to 12noon

The Green House, Ancient House, Thoroughfare, Halesworth

Join Trish to learn how to ferment vegetables for you and your family's mental and physical wellbeing. 

You'll make your own ferment to take home, and receive a handout with recipes and guidelines for continuing fermenting success.

£35 secures your place and includes tasters, your jar of vegetables to take home and light refreshments.

Concessions available. To book, contact The Green House, via email or phone 

Facebook link

Tuesday 12 September 2023

Fermentation and Gut Health Workshops

Dates for my forthcoming workshops:

Fermentation Workshop

Saturday 14th October

Sure-fire techniques to ensure fabulous fermented vegetables, milk kefir, and natto

Heal your Gut Workshop

Saturday 3rd February 2024 

A practical step-by-step guide to healing your gut and improving your health

Go to my workshops page for more details and booking

Wednesday 30 August 2023

Exercise Classes for Autumn

My exercise classes are back, starting week commencing 11th September. There is a change of day for my Yoga for All classes. They will now be on Wednesday mornings at 11am.

Chair Yoga is Wednesdays 2.30pm

Stretch & Strengthen is Thursdays 5pm

See my Exercise Classes page for details.

Email me if you'd like to join me and get moving again.

Saturday 27 May 2023

Sailing travels

 We departed milford haven last Saturday,  arriving Scilly Isles Sunday. Great sail, dolphins came to say hello and play on the bow-wave. By night, the heavens filled with stars and phosphorescent lit our wake. 

Scillys are beautiful and we moored between Tresco and Bryher. That's my brother's vancouver 28 we're sailing on. Most of these pix are Tresco Abbey Gardens,  plants on steroids!

Friday 3 February 2023

Why Fermented Foods are so important

Did you know, that the are many times more cells of bacteria, fungi and other mirco-organisms both on and inside each of us than there are of our own cells? You're more than merely human!

An exciting new area of research has opened up recently, as scientists try to find out how we interact with these organisms and what they do, both for us and, some, against us.

Probiotic bacteria Lactobacillus stock photoMany of these micro-organisms reside in our gut, where they help make important vitamins and hormones, including feel-good serotonin. In short, keeping our gut bacteria happy keeps us and our bodies happy, as these hormones affect mood, how well we sleep and many other lifestyle factors.

During my Workshops I'll tell you more about how the bacteria produced during fermentation can help your overall wellbeing, for the better. I'll be offering a wide range of fermented vegetables to try, as well as milk kefir, homemade nut and milk cheeses, beetroot kvass and Natto, fermented soya beans that give you a vitamin K2 hit, and help prevent blood clotting. I show you how to make these foods and you get to make your own ferment to take home. Further information on my Fermenting Workshops page. Anyone who's attended one of my Fermentation Workshops is welcome to attend at half price.

If you'd like to hear a little more of what I do, register for a Free webinar afternoon this Sunday (5th February) with Whole Health Macrobiotic Forum where I'll be demonstrating and talking at 5pm.

Monday 2 January 2023

Exercise Classes for 2023


 My Yoga and Stretch & Strengthen classes at The Cut in Halesworth start again next week.

Join us to help support your new or continuing regime!

Details on my Exercises page

Thursday 1 December 2022

A present with no harm to the planet

My Gift Vouchers are valid for either my Exercise Classes or Shiatsu and other Massages that I offer. They have almost zero carbon footprint, so you feel good about the planet, while your voucher recipient feels wonderful too!

Available from £10 upwards.

email me to purchase.

My Exercise Classes run at The Cut, Halesworth and Westleton village hall.

Massage and Shiatsu treatments at my studio in Spexhall

Wednesday 17 August 2022

Early Bird Discount for Fermentation Workshop

I'm offering an Early Bird price of £85 for limited spaces on my Fermentation Workshop on 8th October. This offer is valid for bookings and payments made before 9th September. 

If you've attended this course before you'll really enjoy coming again for half price (£48)

Even Happier fermenting!


Exercise Classes begin September

Catch This:

My Yoga for All and Stretch & Strengthen Classes will be coming back to life at the beginning of
September at The Cut.

Yoga for All

Tuesdays 11.30am to 12.30pm

starting 6th September


Stretch & Strengthen

Thursdays 5pm to 6pm

starting 8th September


My Chair Yoga classes will be starting Wednesday 7th September at Westleton Village Hall

Go to my Exercise Page for details. Book with me by emailing or phone 07530 699985