Soulful Nature

Inspiration comes from sounds and colours, changing seasons and vast skies around me.

I guide others in the art and science of yoga, pranayama and meditation. I trained with Internationally renowned leaders and at grass roots in India.

My hand-made work is ever evolving with watercolour painting, botanical fabric dyeing, sewing and hand-made crystal jewellery. I trained locally at The Arts Centre in Milton Keynes, in rural Northamptonshire and with the London Jewellery School in Hatton Garden, London.

I find it relaxing and restorative to make things by hand. I hope you find something here.

Wellbeing and creative practices to support you to live a soulful and connected life. What will you do with this one precious life?

My passion is supporting others to live well, to experience deep rest and relaxation through the therapeutic practice of Restorative Yoga and Pranayama. Training with Judith Hanson Lasater to become a certified Advanced Restorative Yoga trainer. Each year I take great pleasure in assisting Judith to train yoga practitioners in the art of Restorative Yoga and relaxation through observation, care and compassion.

Creativity and curiosity flows through all aspects of life. To be curious is to acknowledge there is more to discover. I hope you will join me.

We were gifted the most gorgeous parcel of goodness, charcoals, pencils, mixed papers and fabrics, that guided our afternoon’s creations.

We breathed and explored textures, we ripped paper, we bashed leaves, we printed our own colours, we drew, we moved our bodies, we observed. We created beautiful memories.

Being guided by Fran in an afternoon of Art and Nature was soothing balm for my soul. I was a little apprehensive when I booked, as I am NOT an artist, I am a nature lover and a creative person, but the thought of drawing and painting nature made me nervous.

But please, do not think you have to be an established artist to experience such joy and light in Fran’s workshops.

We were guided back to our breath, we were mindful of the placement of our pencil and charcoal on the paper. We created colours and patterns out of leaves from the ground, we observed colours of flowers change in the sunlight.

Please give yourself this time and space and experience to deepen your connection to yourself and to nature. It is truly a gift.

Lisa
Stoke Goldington

A creative & joyful afternoon of flowers, drawing, tea and cake.
We meandered around Kathy Brown’s wonderful Manor Gardens collecting inspiration to draw. Fran lead us through some great art practices to help us be more experimental. It was nice to draw freely and without expectation. We created leaf prints to fabric, we drew, we sipped tea surrounded by flowers and ate Kathy’s delicious homemade cakes… what’s not to love!

Lucy
Newport Pagnell

During my recovery from Covid-19, practising Restorative Yoga and Meditation 1-1 with Fran has been the medicine I needed to find myself again. I feel incredibly lucky to regularly experience Fran’s patience and kindness. She has shown me the true importance of looking after my wellbeing. Thank you Fran x

Jess
Oakley