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For therapies, see Therapists page.


Accommodation in India!
Seventh Heaven Inn, Rishikesh

Accommodation in SW Scotland
McMurdoston House, Auldgirth DG2 0JX
Bed & Breakfast.
Lovely house, beautiful views, great welcome.
Ideally situated for either those travelling on the north-south axis or those travelling west-east.
Top ratings on Trip Advisor
Also two newly-converted self-catering cottages, each capable of sleeping four, ideal as bases from which to explore the area.
01387 740200


Soul Astrology readings by Margaret Koolman.
Recognizing the beauty within, I inspire people in repairing self-image, lifting relationships, and connecting with the soul’s path, ensuring the most satisfying life.
Reading your birth chart reveals the best way to use your energy so that life becomes full of opportunities for growth and happiness. This moves you further along your path towards knowing yourself better, realizing your true talents, understanding your relationships, relaxing into yourself so you feel comfortable in your role in life, and finding the source of your energy. Readings by phone, on tape or on CD – your choice.
Margaret Koolman is an international astrologer with 30 years’ experience of teaching astrology, presenting talks and workshops, and giving personal and relationship readings. She specializes in Soul Astrology, which focuses on everyday life as underpinned by spiritual understanding and strength.


Creative celebrant
Fran Riley, Creative Ceremonies.
Heartfelt ceremonies personally designed for you. Mark your important events, whether they are naming days, marriages, funerals or other significant life milestones, with a beautiful event you will treasure forever. Please contact me for a chat. Tel. 01229 588853

Personalised Ceremonies
Weddings, funerals, baby-namings, religious/spiritual/non-religious(traditional or humanist in style)
Diana Raven, Interfaith Celebrant
tel. 01228 595923. mob 07980 825168


The Secret Garden Therapy Retreat, Beattock, offers a wide range of
Quality Holistic Health Care Treatments,
all designed to empower & restore:
Peace of mind
Joy of Heart
Health of Body
Bliss of Spirit.
Also: Full Therapy Pamper Days.
Time is a great healer. Treat yourself or a loved one to six full hours (noon-6pm) of Blissful Transformation at a special 20% discount. Holistic Healthcare at its best. Soothe, pamper, heal, relax, refresh, renew and emerge as a new you!
Tel 01683 300009,


Robert Plotzke – teaching all levels of Usui and Karuna since 1997 – 01576 610 211

School of Bio-Energy Healing Scotland
Become an Energy Practitioner obtaining a Diploma Qualification, a 5-month modular course with only one weekend a month commitment in Bio-Energy Healing Therapy.
Gain self-development and new direction for 2017 now!
Marjorie Cooper BETD, TIACE, SCP

School of Bio-Energy Healing Scotland
Perth Airport, Scone, PH2 6PL
Tel: (07714) 208818
Bio-Energy Healing Diploma Training link


The ‘Orchards and Wild Harvest Project’ (managed by South West Community Woodlands Trust) aims to:
1) facilitate the planting of a minimum of 1000 fruit & nut trees in Dumfries and Galloway over the next two years;
2) encourage the people of Dumfries and Galloway to plant and eat locally grown fruit and nuts to promote health and wellbeing, enhance local biodiversity and reduce carbon emissions;
3) celebrate the seasons by helping people hold local blossom and fruit events throughout the region at food events, farmers’ markets and country fairs;
4) run orchard tours, juicing and tasting sessions, storytelling sessions and cookery demonstrations, linking up with local jam-makers and wine producers.

The photo shows members of the Kirkcudbright Academy Rural Crafts group planting an apple, cherry, plum and pear tree as well as a blueberry bush in their school garden.

The Orchards and Wild Harvest Project will also help in the mapping of existing fruit trees and orchards and collect information on varieties that do well in Dumfries and Galloway.
The project is funded by people buying a tree for the project, perhaps as a present or a memorial.
If you want to be involved or donate a tree; if you know of an area of land that would benefit from fruit and nut trees; if you have information about ancient orchards, new orchards, or specific varieties, please contact Jools Cox, 100A Queen Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1EH
Tel. 01556 503649


Loch Arthur Creamery & Farm Shop
Beeswing, Dumfries.
The home of fine local organic produce. Winner of Best Food Producer in Britain award. Prize-winning organic farmhouse cheeses, Freshly baked breads, Organic meat, fruit, vegetables and eggs. All produced on our own farm or sourced as locally as possible. Plus an extensive range of other fine foods, baskets. pottery and crafts.
Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm, Saturday 10am to 3pm. From Beeswing, take the New Abbey Road. Signs left after 50 metres.
Tel. 01387 760296, email:


Roucan Loch is set in many acres of gently undulating country, surrounded by a mature Scots Pine wood, completely hidden from any road, yet just over three miles from Dumfries. The serene site, overlooking tranquil waters with abundant wildlife, birdsong and panoramic views, offers the ideal setting for contemplation.
Roucan Loch Green Burial Site is the first green burial site in the country that has been pre-planned and planted with native trees, including Scots Pine, rowan and birch. The secluded site offers a natural final resting place, an oasis of stillness and calm. It is in effect a nature reserve, providing peace of mind for the family, as the site will remain a protected natural environment in perpetuity.
The beauty of Nature is timeless. Roucan Loch is an inspirational setting, providing a true sense of creating life from death.
You are invited to view this unique Green Burial Site at weekends between 10am and 4pm. No appointment is necessary. You are free to experience for yourself the beauty of this site, just off the A709 Dumfries to Lockerbie road, sign-posted ‘Roucan Loch’.A green burial is similar to burial in a cemetery; the difference is that a tree becomes the living memorial instead of a traditional headstone. At Roucan Loch it is possible to pre-purchase your plot and tree.
Full details from William Jardine, Tel. 01387 253518.
Office hours 8am–5pm.


Handywoman: Su Thornton
Need more time for the quality things in life?
I can help with

• Cleaning
• hanging pictures
• assembling flat pack furniture
• painting (inside and out) and decorating
• fitting blinds and curtain rails
• tiling (wall and floor)
• garden maintenance

Contact me, even if your job is not on the above list, no job too small
Call: 07745 026 880 or email:


Jan de Vries Healthcare, Dumfries
10 Church Street
Dumfries DG! 1DF
Tel. 01387 270 760
Jan de Vries Healthcare, Stranraer
52 Hanover Street
Stranraer DG9 7RP
Tel. 01776 704 702


CAMLIS, A Library for CAM Professionals
CAMLIS – Complementary and Alternative Medicine Library and Information Service, Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital, 60 Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3HR.
T: +44 (0)20 7391 8828
F: +44 (0)8458 334 550


T’ai Chi is an art where the soft overcomes the hard, the calm subdues the aggressive , and the subtle transcends the gross. It is a method of bringing ourselves into harmony with ourselves, those people with whom we interact, and all the energies of our larger environment. The Tai Chi form develops internal strength. Partner work develops sensitivity. Being externally relaxed whilst internally strong allows the possibility of resolving pressure without conflict.If you are looking for a practice that will stimulate you, and you recognize that deep changes take time and commitment to develop , then T’ai Chi is an excellent vehicle for learning.
Classes and Workshops in North Cumbria for Beginners to Advanced Students.
In this system we teach how to progress from outer awareness into an ever deepening internal awareness. Our interest is the deepening of the mind, through the mind body connection, using the genuine body sensations, mind intention and energy. This helps to build inner harmony and internal strength together with physical relaxation and a deep sense of well being. Yang style Tai Chi…..Master Huangs 5 Loosening Exercises…..Short and Long Form…..Partner Work ….Meditation.
Jean & Dave Haines, Tel. 01697344676


Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada).
The group holds a meeting monthly on Sundays, 2.00-4.30.
Teachings are given according to Theravada as practised in Sri Lanka, Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand by authorised teachers. Activities include meditation, talks discussion, tea. Meetings are open to all. There are no charges, but donations are welcome. Location: Fellside Centre, Low Fellside, Kendal, LA9 4NH. Entrance on Sepulchre Lane. Use main(top) door, down stone steps.
For more information phone 01539 729793 or visit

Mindfulness Meditation
Ms Sydney Jarvis, Auchenstane, Townhead Street, Thornhill DG3 5NW.
Tel 01848 330 556.

Transcendental Meditation
Transcendental Meditation Independent UK
Transcendental Meditation is simple, natural and effortless, no concentration no emptying of the mind! Courses are given by independent TM teacher with over 30 years experience at prices upto 50% lower then national TM org.
For free info pack & details of courses tel: 01843.841010 or email or


Chimney Specialist: Chris Wall
Fireplaces, Stonework, Woodstove installation.
mob: 07740 910289

The Dolphin Press: We print the Green Handbook. For an estimate on your booklet or leaflet contact: The Dolphin Press, 96 Whitehill Road, Whitehill Industrial Estate, Glenrothes, Fife KY6 2RP. Tel. 01592 771652 Fax. 01592 630913


Deep Slow Yoga Flow classes around Dumfries & Galloway.
Tuesdays 7-8.15pm Kirkpatrick Durham Village Hall
Wednesdays 7-8.15pm Castle Douglas Community Centre
For more info contact Blanche, tel. 07818 361471 email: