Do you want to feel better than you ever imagined, heal from injury,
recover from stress & have support to guide you through the process?
We are Joann and Kevin Buchan, partners in life, love and business. With us both having a passion for health and fitness we created Strength and Soul . . . we are very similar in many ways but opposite in others. Kev has a background in contact sports and strength training and Jo in creating a healthy lifestyle and yoga.
Strength and Soul seemed like an ideal name for our venture with Kev being outwardly big and seemingly strong, while Jo shares her inner vitality, energy and spirit. However the name goes deeper than that, we have strength together, strength in numbers. A strong relationship and strong characters.
There are many words associated with the word soul; inspiration, emotion, passion, animation, enthusiasm, commitment, being just a few that could be used to describe us both as individuals and together.
Strength and Soul, so different yet linked in so many ways. Like us, like our relationship and like our business.
Kinetic Chain Release “KCR” developed by Hugh Gilbert is a series of mobilisations and stretches to bring the body back into alignment. Therefore helping to alleviate many problems; weak ankles, knee pain, hip pain, pelvic discomforts, back, shoulder and neck pain, TMJ (jaw pain), headaches, snoring, chronic stress, fibromyalgia, lack of sleep, breathing difficulties, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, teeth clenching and many more.
Following on from KCR, your body may require some Connective Tissue Release (CTR). Our Connective Tissue is a 3D spider web in our body which flows from head to foot without any interruption. Our connective tissue interweaves and surrounds every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel, and organ of the body, right down to the cellular level. It stores our movement patterns, thoughts and emotions. It's the largest system in the body.
Women's health is a treatment specifically created to cover many of the problems women have to deal with, from irregular, painful periods to symptoms of menopause, childbirth, breast cancer as well as how all of these things have an affect on us at a mental and emotional level. The treatment included KCR along with some mobilisations specifically for the female body to help ease pain and discomfort.
GAIN MOMENTUM - JOIN US FOR 6 WEEK PROGRAM INCLUDING TREATMENTS, YOGA, EMAIL SUPPORT + MUCH MORE
Take one day to tune into what your body really needs. Completely escape from your day to day responsibilities, leave everything behind . . . make time for yourself a priority. I know you need it.
Just remember you can’t take care of others if you’re not taking care of yourself first
We hold yoga day retreats at The Barn each month. We start the day with a cup of tea and a yoga practice, followed by some beautiful fresh food, a walk or workshop (this changes each month) followed by a beautiful restorative yoga practice and deep relaxation leaving you feeling, calm at peace and one step closer to healing your mind + body.
Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old medical healthcare system which is a sister science to yoga. It is believed to be the oldest medical system (older even than Traditional Chinese Medicine). It’s a holistic healing system that look at the a whole lifestyle, including herbal medicine, diet, daily routines, exercise, mind, philosophy and spirituality.
Each person is born with a unique constitution consisting of 3 dosahs - Vata, Pitta, Kapha, when your Doshas are balanced you can live to 100 years.
Ayurveda is the science of life (‘ayu’, meaning ‘life’, and ‘veda’, meaning ‘knowledge.’)
Ayurveda consultations coming soon.
The Barn, is beautifully located in Central Scotland. Set in 250 acres of rolling fields and trees is the perfect place to attend a yoga class or experience a treatment. Get time away from the stresses of every day and enjoy being surrounded by nature even if it is just for an hour or two in a yoga class, or treatment. Spend longer with us on our day retreats or book or space for meetings and events.