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WHO WE ARE

Art and Spirituality CIC is a non-profit Social Enterprise (Community Interest Company) led by 3 international female volunteer directors (with 25 years of experience in organising events) and several volunteers. We are a Community Hub based in Gorgie, Edinburgh for Creativity and mental and physical Well-being with a beautiful  Studio Room and Therapy Room and a Cafe. A space for everyone where to find healing, inspiration, self-expression and nourishment  through healthy food, classes, workshops and therapies run by different facilitators. Yoga, healing, creative workshops, reiki, sound bath, meditation and more among beautiful artworks by local artists in the studio.  

OUR VISION AND MISSION 

We offer a unique space where individuals can explore their creativity, foster personal growth, and connect with a supportive community. For us, spirituality is not about dogma or religion, but rather the inherent human yearning for purpose and connection. It is the spark ignited by a breathtaking sunset, the profound peace found in nature, or the quiet wisdom gleaned from introspection. Art, in its purest form, becomes the bridge to this dimension. Our mission is to empower you on a journey of self-discovery. We guide you to identify your inner tools, understand your desires, and discover your true essence. Imagine a tiny mustard seed, holding within it the potential for a magnificent plant. This seed represents the spark of potential within you, waiting to be nurtured and cultivated. We act as your compass on this inward exploration. We understand that the most challenging journey is often the one within. Through our workshops and therapies, we provide the tools and support you need to become an “Inner Explorer of your Soul Mission,” venturing into the depths of your being to uncover your authentic self.

We believe that cultivating a creative attitude allows you to become a co-creator of your life. Our workshops and events act as fertile ground where you can plant the seeds of new ideas and reconnect with your soul’s purpose. Everything in the universe is interconnected, woven together by a single thread. This vital energy is the very essence of life itself. Our services are designed to rekindle the light within your body and soul, restoring balance and promoting overall well-being.

OUR ACTIVITIES

We offer a wide range of FREE community workshops, classes, and therapies, including arts (painting, crafts, and drawing), cooking, yoga, meditation, reiki, catering to a variety of interests and needs. We also provide free funded events in partnership with like-minded organizations, that equip participants with practical life’s skills.

OUR IMPACT

Since becoming a social enterprise in 2022, we have welcomed over 10,247 attendees to our impactful events, with 88% reporting improved mental, emotional, and physical health. Many have experienced life-changing transformations, pursuing new careers or rediscovering forgotten passions; like women who left their corporate jobs to become a nutritionist, a holistic coach or a young lady who found the courage to teach abroad. We empower people to embrace their passions and live authentic lives, ultimately creating a ripple effect of positive change in the world.

Art and Spirituality CIC is a melting pot of cultures, ethnicities, and backgrounds, all united by a desire to grow and learn. Our friendly space fosters connection, allowing you to meet like-minded people and build a supportive network. With 77% of event attendees from minority ethnic backgrounds, we champion inclusivity and celebrate cultural diversity.

Our focus on ethical and sustainable practices extends beyond the studio, encouraging participants to live in harmony with the environment. Additionally, by empowering individuals to embrace their true passions, we contribute to a more compassionate and connected world.

Join us and become your true authentic self!

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Customers Reviews Thank you

5/5
Jane K
Jane K
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Thank you for being in our community. I am grateful for this time, efforts and expertise
Sarah T
Sarah T
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Thanks once for organizing this beatiful event for us, it`s highly appreciated and I am looking forward to the next art and craft
Mary J W
Mary J W
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The teacher was expert in taking care of space and was very well prepared the event was so powerful and fully immersive i am very grateful to have had this experience
Laura Stecker
Laura Stecker
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What a beautiful space! Loved being here and Giada is so welcoming!
Frank David
Frank David
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The Art and Spirituality Centre is simply brilliant. I particularly like the therapy room which is very welcoming. Giada, the owner, is a beautiful soul and has a soothing presence. The choice of workshops and therapies is impressive and the place has a great vibe. I definitely recommend it.
Sarah Goldsmith
Sarah Goldsmith
@Sarah Goldsmith
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The room is nicely decorated, with a warm and cozy feel, and the centre is a warm and welcoming place too. There is an efficient and straight forward booking service for the room, and very good communication if any changes need to be made. The location of the centre is convenient with many bus routes going by, and having a lovely vegan café just next door is a great bonus
Rhona O'Donnell
Rhona O'Donnell
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Not only is Giada hard working and committed to providing a warm and welcoming environment, but she was so helpful, kind when we were lost. We used the studio space that is for hire at Art & Spirituality for rehearsals and it was clean, warm and such a lovely space. Since our initial booking we have since booked to use another 3 times in the next month we enjoyed so much! The studio, although not huge, is such a great space to create and develop your imagination, idea and connection to your mind and body. Nothing but love and light. Will 100% recommend. ☺️
Cori Wilkie
Cori Wilkie
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The studio space and therapy rooms are beautifully decorated, clean and welcoming. I have used both and had wonderful feedback from clients that the space has lovely energy. It is a wonderful place to enjoy yoga, sound or other wellbeing offerings as well as have a delicious meal or coffee at the Bites and Leaves cafe. Giada, the manager and founder of art & spirituality is professional and approachable, making safety and an empowering space her priority. I highly recommend this beautiful space. Cori from koaedinburgh
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