About Us

Our mission statement:

To support, educate and encourage people in improving their own wellbeing mentally, physically and spiritually, and that of the environment.

The Isbourne is a pioneering hub of wellbeing and spiritual development in the South-West of England, running a variety of inspirational courses, workshops and talks throughout the year from our Cheltenham town centre location.  Originally founded in 1995 as a centre of light intended to be open to all, over 20 years later we remain one of the UK’s leading holistic organisations. We are committed to providing people with the tools, resources and encouragement to inspire happier, healthier and more positive lives.

The educational arm of the organisation was launched in 2014, providing holistic education with professional credibility to a wider audience. As well as developing and running a programme of Quality Endorsed and Accredited courses on a range of subjects, we also provide training for holistic practitioners to help them grow their own businesses and further their professional development.

The Isbourne boasts an impressive programme of distinguished guest speakers from across the UK (and beyond), and a packed schedule of regular classes for all ages and abilities. As a mark of quality, all therapists practicing out of our therapy rooms must first be approved through an Affiliation process, and as a result we have a catalogue of over 100 recommended local practitioners offering a vast range of treatments and therapies.

We also offer a variety of services aimed at local businesses, including increasing the effectiveness of internal training and improving the wellbeing of staff. The Isbourne has a thriving outreach programme working with disadvantaged and vulnerable groups within our local community, including Gloucestershire Young Carers and the female prisoners at HMP Eastwood Park.

In addition, there are a wide variety of light and spacious rooms available to hire across the Regency terrace The Isbourne occupies, and members of the public are welcome to pop in any time to enjoy coffee, cake and lunches in our on-site café, browse our gift shop and pause for a while in our holistic library.