Bel Charlesworth has worked in the natural health field since qualifying as a Medical Herbalist in 2003. She has worked with both students and clients to improve all aspects of their wellbeing. This includes prescribing herbal medicines, lifestyle and nutritional advice, and also yoga and meditation as a Yoga Therapist.
Her first real motivation to meditate regularly came while on a Yoga retreat in India. Bel loved the physical asana work but was still struggling somewhat with the stillness of Meditation. On the final day, Bel therefore asked her Yoga Master for 3 key yoga practices she could take home to help with her own stress levels. To this, his slightly frustrating answer at the time was: Meditation, Meditation and Meditation!
Six years of intensive yoga training and self-study followed, culminating in a two-year Diploma in Yoga Therapy. Bel is a qualified Dru Yoga teacher as well as Vinyasa flow (200RYT). She has further training in Yin Yoga, Backcare, Yoga for Kids and with the Teen Yoga Foundation. She is also a graduate of the Dent Meditation Teaching Training Programme. Bel fell in love with the Centre during this time and it is now a privilege to be able to serve as its Director.
Bel has a passion for teaching and the outdoors. It is therefore a delight to be able to combine these offerings at the Meditation Centre. She loves introducing others to the power and healing potential of Nature and also helping them to find the Joy and Stillness that resides within. Bel leads many of our Learn to Meditate days along with our Teacher Training Programme, plus Herb,Yoga and Meditation days and other special events and retreats throughout the year.
Bel has been a Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists since 2003. She is also the Senior Herbal Advisor for Twinings as well as a learning tutor at RHS Harlow Carr in Harrogate.
Find out more about Bel Charlesworth at her website: www.yorkshireherbalist.co.uk