Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Yoga & Wellbeing
Consultations, Workshops and Herb walks

"Bel Charlesworth has been delivering Medicinal Herbal courses at RHS Garden Harlow Carr as part of the Adult Learning program for many years. Bel's knowledge and gentle teaching style make these courses popular with people of all ages who want to learn more about the medicinal uses of plants. She uses a combination of theory and practical techniques to allow people to learn and experience first-hand how to identify herbal plants and then use them to make salves, infusions and tinctures. The courses are always very popular and many people return for more courses with Bel as she encourages them to learn more. People always request Bel's courses and it is a real pleasure to work with someone so knowledgeable and passionate about her vocation."
Gill Owen, Education and Learning Manager, RHS Harlow Carr

One day workshops

Please see Events calendar for scheduled workshop dates or email me to discuss dates for group bookings either at your own venue or in Holmfirth. Most workshop dates are colour-coded so you can easily see what's happening when.

I offer the following One day workshops which generally run 10am -4pm. Scheduled workshops run most weeks of the year from January to November.
2017 and 2018 dates now available for booking:

Using Medicinal Herbs at Home:

An introduction to using common herbs from the kitchen garden and hedgerow to enable you to treat everyday ailments with confidence. Find out how to make your own herbal infusions, tinctures and medicinal oils along with tips on harvesting and storing your herbs. Also includes a lovely herb walk and identification advice.
Full details and dates

Womens herbs for Health and Happiness:

Discover a treasure chest of wonderful herbs to nourish and support you through all stages of womanhood. Find out about the history of herbal healing and learn how to make herbal infusions and macerated oils for your own health and beauty needs and generally celebrate how fab it is to be female! Includes a herb walk. Suitable for teenagers upwards (under 17s must be accompanied by attending adult).
Full details and dates

Make your own Natural beauty products:

In true herbal goddess style, discover how to make your own beautiful face and body preparations. From facial cleansers, steam-baths and scrubs to lip-balms, hair treatments and body and bath oils, we’ll explore different herbal ingredients, base and essential oils, make macerated oils and learn how to use and blend them all together. We’ll also look at herbal teas and foods to promote clear skin and lessen worry lines and learn a simple massage routine to help you relax and rejuvenate.
Full details and dates

Herbal-tastic Wellbeing & Yoga day
A fabulous full day of Herbs, Nutrition and total Wellbeing designed for energy, vitality and balance. The workshop includes a herb walk and fantastic relaxation and outdoor yoga session suitable for all.
Weds 5th April CANCELLED, Weds 24th May PLACES AVAILABLE, Sat 17th June FULLY BOOKED, Tues 27th June FULLY BOOKED, Weds 5th July PLACES AVAILABLE, Sun 16th July 2017 PLACES AVAILABLE

Rest and Digest
A restorative day of Herbs, Nutrition and Wellbeing advice to soothe a stressed mind and/or digestive system. This relaxed informative workshop includes lots of herbal teas, practical dietary advice plus essential tension relieving tips such as breathing exercises and guided relaxation.
Tues 4th April CANCELLED, Weds 3rd May FULLY BOOKED, Weds 7th June CANCELLED, Sun 2nd July FULLY BOOKED 2017

Everyday Nutrition for Health and Vitality
With over 10 years experience helping others improve their health through changing the way they eat and as an active busy mum with a mainly meat, dairy and gluten-free diet myself, this workshop will give you the know-how to make these changes yourself to improve your own health and vitality. With practical advice on meal planning for your needs and that of your family, it also gives you the chance to try out new out many everyday 'superfoods' to find what you like and discover quick, easy recipes using wholesome nuts, seeds, grains and pulses.

From smoothies, herb teas, raw food balls, sprouting beans and quinoa salads to wholesome soups, dips and stir fries, we'll look at the best ways to support your day from start to finish to maximise your energy, physical and emotional wellbeing. While everything we prepare on the day will be vegan and gluten-free, including the delicious lunch we'll make together, you'll be given lots of ideas of how best to combine your new knowledge with meat, fish, cheese and eggs for those that prefer a more varied diet.
2017: Group bookings only. Please contact Bel to discuss dates.

Naturally Gorgeous: Womens Natural Beauty and Wellbeing day

A fun, jam-packed day of herbal potions, natural beauty recipes and nutrition and well-being tips to keep you looking and feeling gorgeous inside and out. In the morning, we'll look at herbal teas to relax, revive and promote optimum health and vitality and smoothies to re-invigorate and supercharge your system from within as well as making some delicious raw food balls to enjoy after our special herbal tea tasting. Before lunch you'll have chance to blend some of your own herbal teas to take home with you.

After lunch with a herbal tea, we begin our natural beauty session. We'll look at how to use herbal infusions and natural foods and oils as part of your skin and hair care routines and make up your own bath/ body oil using aromatherapy oils for you to take home. You'll then enjoy creating your own Naturally Gorgeous luxury Hand treatment including a lovely self-massage routine. We finish off with a short relaxation to ensure you end the session smiling with serene loveliness.
2017: Group bookings only. Please contact Bel to discuss dates.

Prices including materials:

Scheduled workshops in Holmfirth £55 per person (except Everyday Nutrition £65). Prices at other venues may vary.
Group bookings at my Holmfirth venue: book 4 places and get 2 places free.
Group bookings for your own venue: £250 per group (generally max 8 people) plus travel costs if applicable.

One day workshops for larger or multiple groups tailored to your needs are also available: please contact me to discuss your ideas.


To book your place on a scheduled workshop please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Payment is required to reserve your place and can be made online or by cheque once availability has been confirmed.

Booking onto one of my herbal workshops would be the perfect opportunity to explore the beautiful Wharfe Valley and surrounding area. From Otley Chevin to Ilkley Moor and then further on to Skipton and Yorkshire Dales for fabulous walking and fresh air or head to the spa town of Harrogate for shopping and RHS Harlow Carr gardens or further North to Fountains Abbey near Ripon.


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Bel Charlesworth Medical Herbalist

Bel Charlesworth MNIMH
Medical Herbalist

BSc Herbal Medicine

Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists since 2003

Tel: 07775 920079

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