Welcome to the self centre, Bury St Edmunds.
We are a special place to relax & unwind and simply be yourself - a place of sanctuary.
The Self Centre is tucked away on the outskirts of Bury St. Edmunds, offering a wide range of classes in Yoga, Pilates, Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Mindfulness Meditation as well as over 20 complimentary therapies. With three, purpose built studios, ten therapy rooms, and a café we are one of the town’s best kept secrets.
Founded in 2005, our goal has always been to provide a place of sanctuary and community to those in the local area. Your health and wellbeing matters to us. We take great pride in what we do and our philosophy is simple – no matter how you feel when you arrive; we want you to leave feeling better, equipped with the knowledge and tools to stay better. Whether you are looking for something to nourish the heart, body or soul, we have something to offer you.
Friendly staff members are here to point you in the right direction, give advice and show you around. There is plenty of information on the website and our contact details are listed below. Drop in, send us an email or give us a call with any questions and we will get in touch as quickly as we can.
Our teachers are fully qualified, unless otherwise stated and insured; we believe in supporting local businesses start up and so at times we employ student teachers to run classes, however they will have completed significant study before commencing and are closely supervised whilst they work on their 200 teaching hours qualifications. You can read all about both them under meet the teachers section of the infomration tab. Most are happy to have an informal chat to ensure they offer the right class for you.
Our therapy team offer many treatments which are listed in the therapy section of the website, they are also well qualified and insured for the sessions they offer. Please contact them directly to book a treatment.
The café is open all day and serves a wonderful range of homemade cakes, snacks, soups, salads, rolls and wraps. We firmly believe in using organic products where we can and our takeaway packaging is recycled and recyclable. Just ask if you have special dietary requirements, we should be able to help in some way. Feel free to pop in and chill out. You can also order lunches in advance for collection.
All of our rooms and studios are available for hire on an ad-hoc or permanent basis. If you are looking for somewhere to base your practice and feel you can add to our extensive range of treatments then we would love to hear from you. Rooms can also be used for business meetings, corporate events, private classes or clinics.
The Self Centre is an Not-For-Profit Business our principles dictate that:
- All the profits made by the self centre are reinvested back into the business to allow a greater range of affordable services to be provided and help fund low cost out-reach programs for health and wellbeing education.
- Minimise our impact on the environment through the use and promotion of eco-responsible and fair trade products.
- Provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for our staff and centre users.
- Maintain a sustainable and self supporting business for the long term. It has been established to make a difference to people's lives; the self centre and its out-reach programmes in schools, clubs and companies are a way of helping individuals of all ages and abilities to just be themselves in an environment of acceptance, inclusion and non-judgement.
the self centre is owned by Abbeycroft Leisure