I returned back to the UK almost 5 years ago and found no such community. Everything was based upon Mind Body Spirit selling worthless trinkets and spiritual materialism. Real missing the point kind of stuff. So I started to build the idea of having a holistic social, for anyone working or just interested in the field of holistic wellbeing or medicine. This would of course in clued all the alternative and complementary therapies, yoga, meditation and any other conscious work. I wanted to provide a space of acceptance inside Manchester and demonstrate that there was a support community, where people could come together , eat and chat and with no agenda but to meet, eat and chat.
It worked excellently. Having been running for the last 3 years the events are excellent and enjoyed by all. No one is cast aside and everyone is encouraged. At the events we have speakers, often 5 or 6 and some speaking at the same time so you have to chose which to go to. The topics vary from life coaching to sound healing to meditation practice and kundalini yoga.
There is a 650 plus facebook group now www.facebook/groups/holisticmanchester and a web page at www.holisticmanchester.com - For those people not on facebook I have recently created a Meetup page on http://www.meetup.com/HOLISTIC-MANCHESTER/
The group welcomes all and currently hosts events every 2 months with the next on the 17th of Feb in Hale – the following one is on the 14th of April in Hale.
The facebook page also doubles wonderfully as a community posting board and I welcome all posts that are holistic in some way – they must be promoting the togetherness of holistic understandings. The group is completely non religious and welcomes all faiths and belief systems so long as they are themselves accepting of others.
It’s a joy and an honour to be part of this group.