For body, mind & soul.

Tranquil Spirit Studio is a warm. welcoming and nurturing space located in the heart of Haxby, only minutes from York City Centre, Strensall, Earswick and surrounding areas. There are also ample spaces to park for free. Please note that the Studio is upstairs on the first floor, and thus there is no wheelchair access.

The Studio is run by Irene Forsyth. She is dedicated to providing a nurturing and healing environment to any persons attending classes, workshops, or complementary therapy appointments.

The various therapies and courses are provided by a small group of specialists, based at the studio.

Why not try some of the therapies on offer? Currently we offer reflexology, Reiki, Yoga, flower essences and meditation.

The Studio itself is also available for hire for your own workshops and treatments. See the Contact page for details.


In the first in a series of interviews with therapists and artists using the studio, Irene talks to Leandra of Flying Cloud about her Yoga course on Wednesday evenings at Tranquil Spirit Studio. (See Yoga below for details.)


In the second interview, Irene talks to Liesl King about her Circle of the Seven Senses day retreats at Tranquil Spirit Studio on the last Sunday of the month. (See Circle of the Seven Senses below for details.)


Reflexology is a gentle and deeply relaxing holistic complementary therapy. It is based on the principle that all the body's organs, structures and systems have a corresponding reflex point on the feet and hands. By working on these points reflexology can provide a sense of general well-being, alleviate stress and help restore the body's natural balance.

Liz Redfern offers reflexology treatments on Thursday afternoons and at other times by appointment. On Thursday, there are three 1-hour sessions: 1.30-2.30pm, 3-4pm and 4.30-5.30pm.


Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing.

Leandra has studied, taught and practiced breath and bodywork for over 17 years. She is offering a new, gentle yoga class at the Studio. Classes are on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5.30pm to 6.45pm. The next classes are Monday 16 May and Wednesday 18 May. (It will then switch to online until back in the studio in June.)

£10 drop in (£40 for a 5 week term). Any questions or to book your place, ring Leandra on 07801 556251 or email

Reiki Treatments

Reiki means Universal Energy and is one of many ancient forms of healing that help balance a person’s energy system and promotes the body’s own natural ability to heal. When was the last time you allowed yourself to drift into a deep state of calm and feel revitalised afterwards?

Irene Forsyth offers Reiki treatments on Tuesdays (1.30pm-4.30pm) and Fridays (9.30pm-4.30pm), and at other times by arrangement.

Reiki courses

Learning Reiki can help you develop more serenity, help you deal with stress and enhance your spirituality. We offer a full set of Reiki courses: First and Second Degrees, an intermediate Deepening course, and finally Reiki Master. All courses are accredited.

Irene Forsyth offers Reiki courses at different levels frequently throughout the year, on Sunday. Each course includes study at home, followed by a group class in person at the Studio, which is a full day except for the Master level, which takes two days.

Baby massage course

Baby massage improves sleep patterns, strengthens bonding and gives a more relaxed and happy baby. Enjoy your baby's company and have some fun with other mums or dads at the same time.

Irene Forsyth teaches a 5-week baby massage course on Tuesday morning, starting 7 June 2022, one hour per week: 10.30am to 11.30am, £10/week.

Special Event Series

As well as offering therapies and regular courses, the Studio also hosts special events and series.

Drumming for First Full Moon

On Tuesday, 17th May 2022 from 6.30 to 7.45pm at the Studio, as part of her Sisterhood Drumming Moon Circle, Irene will be using her Shamanic drum under the Pink Moon to ease you into thougthful reflection, clarity and manifesting for an abundant year ahead. Allow the resonating sound of the drum as Irene takes you on a journey to help you let go of stress and worry and access that deeper wisdom within. Bring a yoga mat, blanket and cushion; a water bottle; and (optionally) a reflective journal. Cost: £9.99.

Irene Forsyth is the drummer and organiser. Please register in advance for this meeting. Spaces are limited to 6-8. To book, please email Irene or speak to her directly on 07941 697047.

Psychic Awareness Course

Claire Nicholls will be starting a new Psychic Awareness Course on Thursday, 24 March 2022, from 6.30-9.30pm for 6 weeks on Thursdays. Explore your psychic abilities, learn about the crystal ball, palmistry, mediumship, dowsing, psychometry and much more. (It's also great fun!) The 6-week course costs £90 (£40 non-refundable deposit required to hold your space).

Claire Nicholls is the organiser. To book, make contact with Claire directly on or 01904 659979.

Circle of the Seven Senses — Day Retreats

There is a stimulating series of day-long retreats, on the last Sunday of every month, with the final one on Sunday, 29 May 2022. The overall theme is Inviting women to conciously activate their spirits, fire up their creative imaginations, and dance! Each retreat is a full day, from 9.45am to 4.30pm, offering: yoga or deep relaxation; creative writing; art journally; guided, freestyle dance; and more. This month’s topic is "A Sense of Touch"! Each day costs £65. (Discount for previous attendees.)

Liesl King is the organiser. To book, please email Liesl or speak to her directly on 07743 441708.