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

I offer the following One day workshops most of which run as scheduled workshops (see below or Quick View Calendar on drop down menu) at one of my venues or which can be booked as group bookings at your own venue/event. Workshops generally run 10am - 4pm although this can be tailored to your group/event if required.

For scheduled workshops, please see the calendar or dates below and do check the venue which may be Edibles near Huddersfield, RHS Harlow Carr in Harrogate, Ivy House botanicals in Otley or the Meditation Centre in Dent in the Yorkshire Dales. Most workshop dates are colour-coded so you can hopefully see what's happening when on the calendar.

Please email me to discuss dates and requirements for your group bookings. I'm used to working with a variety of venue options both inside and outdoors from conference centres and home kitchens to offices and open fields! I may also be able to host your group at one of the venues above or somewhere similar subject to availability and venue hire.

2019 and 2020 workshops and group bookings now available for booking:

Using Medicinal Herbs at Home 10am-4pm:

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 2019 dates

Womens herbs for Health and Happiness 10-4:

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 2019 dates

Make your own Natural beauty products 10-4:

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 2019 dates

Naturally Fabulous Wellbeing & Yoga day 10-4
A fabulous full day of Herbs, Nutrition, Yoga and total Wellbeing designed for energy, vitality and balance. The workshop includes a herb walk and fantastic relaxation and yoga sessions suitable for all plus smoothie making session and make your own relaxation tea blends and body oils to take home.
Thursday 18th July 2019 RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate To book call RHS on 020 3176 5830

Herbs, Yoga and Meditation day 10-5
New for 2019, created for the beautiful Meditation Centre in Dent in the Yorkshire Dales, this fabulous day workshop combines all of my favourite things: morning and afternoon yoga sessions suitable for all complemented with short meditations, a mini herbal workshop and herbal tea tastings, an outdoor herb walk and meditation session and a guided relaxation to finish off the day. The following themes (all benefits of Meditation) are available: 'Relax and Restore', 'Energy and Vitality', 'Balance and Focus', 'Rest and Digest', 'Transformation' and 'Health and Happiness'.
Sunday 12th May 2019   'Relax and Restore'   The Meditation Centre, Dent. To book call Bel on 07775920079
Saturday 8th June 2019  'Energy and Vitality'  The Meditation Centre, Dent. To book call Bel on 07775920079
Sunday 21st July 2019    'Balance and Focus'  The Meditation Centre, Dent. To book call Bel on 07775920079
Sunday 29th Sept 2019   'Rest and Digest'      The Meditation Centre, Dent. To book call Bel on 07775920079

Winter Wellness 10-4
New for 2019, Herbal teas and remedies to ward off the winter chills, uplift the spirits and boost your mood, energy and immune systems. Full of practical wellbeing and nutrition tips, we'll also discuss herbal tinctures and make herbal decoctions, syrups and chest rubs.
Sunday 27th January 2019   Ivy House Botanicals, Otley.  To book call Bel on 07775920079

Rest and Digest 10-4
A restorative day of Herbs, Nutrition, Yoga 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.
2019: Group bookings only. Please contact Bel to discuss dates.

Everyday Nutrition for Health and Vitality 10-4
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.
2019: Group bookings only. Please contact Bel to discuss dates.

Naturally Gorgeous: Womens Natural Beauty and Wellbeing day 10-4

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. NB there is no yoga in this workshop so is suitable for a smaller venue.
2018: Group bookings only. Please contact Bel to discuss dates.

Prices including materials:

Scheduled workshops at Edibles, Ivy house Botanicals and Dent Meditation Centre  £55 per person. NB Prices for RHS workshops vary (£50 RHS members/£61 non-members).
Group bookings for your own venue or one of my venues in Otley, Slaithwaite near Huddersfield or Dent Meditation Centre: £250 per group (based on max 8 people) plus travel costs and venue hire if applicable. I'm very happy to personalise a workshop for your groups needs or wishlist based on the content of the workshops above.

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 once availability has been confirmed. NB No refunds are given after booking although you can transfer the place to someone else instead.

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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