Our Story

Together We Support Planetary Healing

The Edinburgh Holistic Shop - Our Story

When you buy from our shop, you are helping the Planetary Healing Centre continue

its work with the people of Scotland, and more than that, you are also helping the

indigenous people of Brazil to thrive.

Our Holistic shop was officially created in 2016 as a Social Enterprise trading arm to support the Community Foundation for Planetary Healing, a registered charity in Scotland SC034826, also known as The Planetary Healing Centre.

It all began in 2003 when co-founders Claudia Goncalves and Mark Halliday set up the Edinburgh Shamanic Centre. The organisation grew from a small number of like-minded people who had the desire to help others in the community who were struggling with ill health and needing holistic support but could not afford it. 

In 2010 The Edinburgh Shamanic Centre and The Planetary Healing Centre officially became two independent organisations.

The Shamanic Centre physically moved to Balerno with the Community Foundation for Planetary Healing staying in Portobello and retaining charitable status.

Over the years the charity has delivered many projects supporting the people of Scotland and in 2016 began to also support indigenous people in Brazil with various projects.

After Covid 19 in 2020 things changed, we had to adapt and thrive. After the charity and the shop was closed for 9 months due to the lockdown, in order to continue the work and keep our doors open, we needed to become more self-sustainable financially so we decided that the shop was to go online.

At the beginning of 2021, a team of amazing people got together and created this

beautiful online shop you are accessing today. A lot of hard work went into it and the end result is this amazing online shop with a clear energy that you see.

In 2022 the Charity and the shop moved to Balerno where all the projects are delivered in the community woodland and the shop continues online. 

Deep gratitude for your support!


Claudia Goncalves and Mark Halliday