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.


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.

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 11 January 2022, one hour per week: 10am to 11am, £10/week.

Special Events

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

Circle of the Seven Senses — Day Retreats

There will be a stimulating series of day-long retreats, on the last Sunday of every month (except December) continuing on 28th November 2021. 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 Smell"! Each day costs £65.

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