10 January wellness experiences that will leave you feeling blissed out
There’s no better time than January to start being kind to yourself. Get to grips with your nutrition at a spa in the New Forest. Sign up to an online career course to help you find a job you love in wellness. Channel your inner goddess at a countryside retreat. Book a sound bath in the heart of the city and swap a hangover for gut-loving kombucha and non-alcoholic blends…
THE SECRET YOGA CLUB, WILD AWAKENING RETREAT, HAMPSHIRE
WHEN? 17 – 20 JANUARY 2019
Join teachers Rikke Brodin and Gabrielle Hales on a journey into the creative rediscovering of your body and mind. You will be guided through Tantrik style body practices, visualisations, Goddess initiations, mantras, movement, meditation, journaling, dance, sound healing and the dream awake work of Yoga Nidra. Expect powerful rituals for burning away what is no longer alive within your psyche, for clearing inner obstacles and igniting clarity of vision to help you turn your 2019 intentions into reality.
THE ADVAYA INITIATIVE: WINTER DETOX RETREAT: YOGA, MEDITATION & AYURVEDA TO NOURISH THE SOUL, WADEBRIDGE
WHEN? 16 – 20 JANUARY 2019
Bring in the New Year in the best way possible, surrounded by the wild beauty of the North Cornwall Coast for 5 days of yoga, meditation, walks and delicious food to warm the heart and nourish the soul. Expect wild walks in magical surroundings each day with nature workshops, from sit-spots to deep awareness practices that aim to connect you with the natural world. Some of the very brave might have a cold swim, while the rest will get cosy in warm baths. There will also be an art station set up to encourage guests to paint, draw and read and engage with their natural creativity whenever they can.
YOGA WITH LIVE MUSIC AND COMPLIMENTARY KOMBUCHA BAR, 42 ACRES SHOREDITCH
WHEN? 10 JANUARY 2019
As part of the new year regeneration series at 42 acres, join yoga teacher Lily Silverton and musician Ciara Haidar as they lead you through 90 minutes of mindful movement paired with the calming sound of live accompanying piano music. The class will combine meditation, hatha flow, static yin postures, and an extended savasana, to encourage deep stretching to the body and profound relaxation to the mind. A delicious complimentary kombucha bar will be available from Real Kombucha to provide healthy and revitalising nourishment to strengthen your gut health.
WORK IN WELLNESS: 8 WEEK COURSE
WHEN? START NOW
Ready to carve out a career in the $4.2 trillion wellness industry? Welltodo have launched an online career course designed to help you find a job you love in wellness. In just 8 weeks you’ll transform your mindset, discover your blueprint for career success, realise your industry potential, build your toolkit, and take more action towards realising your potential.
NUTRITION WORKSHOP WITH AMELIA FREER, LIMEWOOD, NEW FOREST
WHEN? 22 JANUARY 2019
Join bestselling author and Nutritional Therapist Amelia Freer for a workshop at Limewood Hotel on 22nd January 2019. Over the course of two hours Amelia will take you through her nutritional approach and how she works with and helps her clients to move away from any negative and restrictive feelings they might have associated with their diets, moving towards a more positive and empowered way of life. This will be followed by an Amelia-inspired delicious lunch and Q&A session. Make a day, or a night of it by adding on a spa treatment and overnight stay.
RE:SOLUTIONS, THE TRUMAN BREWERY, BRICK LANE
WHEN? 10 – 14 JANUARY 2019
In need on a re-set? Head down to The Truman Brewery between 10 – 14 January for RE:Solutions. A curated collection of wellbeing and happiness events. From mass meditation hosted by Michael James Wong, founder of Just Breathe, to mindful drinking with Club Soda, the Mindful Drinking Movement. Also find yoga, astrology and natural beauty sessions with Equilibrium plus nutrition workshops and gong baths.
RESET X HEARTCORE, LIBERTY LONDON
WHEN? 12 – 20 JANUARY 2019
Reset your mind, body and soul and start the new year on the right track. This year, Liberty are partnering with Heartcore, hosting a series of wellness-boosting events. From Sound Meditation with Leo Cosendai to powerful mat-based workout experiences built on the physical and mindful benefits of Pilates, Yoga and Barre. Explore Pranayama, Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra practices in an introduction to Natasha Kerry’s Yoga Sleep Method for health, vitality and better sleep at night. And learn practical techniques in breath work to help strip away mind clutter and distraction, bringing you the sense of freedom, focus, energy and calmness needed to thrive in everyday life.
CBD OIL MASTERCLASS WITH WUNDER WORKSHOP, MORTIMER HOUSE
WHEN? 16 JANUARY 2019
It’s the health buzz on everyone’s lips, but what does CBD oil really do? Why and how should you take it? What is our Endocannabanoid System? Join Tom from Wunder Workshop for an evening tasting and learning about the power of this ancient plant for modern day living. With his background in pharmacology and Chinese medicine, he is well placed to simplify the science and latest research. Wunder Workshop produces a potent Turmeric CBD Oil handcrafted in an ISO 5 Certified Laboratory in the heart of London. It is used regularly by a number of players of the English Rugby team and is inspired by Ayurveda – the “Science of Life”, whose principles are based upon a preventive and holistic approach to health.
MOVEMENT FOR MODERN LIFE: ONLINE YOGA
WHEN? START NOW
Movement for Modern Life, the online yoga portal has launched The Happy Hour: a curated collection of classes to help you to come back to yourself and ease yourself into the evening. All too often our days leave us feeling tired and depleted, or anxious and buzzy and instead of seizing the moment, we passively allow ourselves to drift into bad habits. Take back control with these daily yoga practices in the comfort of your home, specifically designed for the early evenings to help you transition from work to home, by spending some time getting out of your head and back into your body.
SHAMANIC GONG BATH AT THE MANDRAKE HOTEL
WHEN? WEDNESDAYS 7PM
What better way to check in with yourself midweek than with a Shamanic Gong Bath at one of Londons most luxurious locations? Wednesday’s will welcome Simone Salvatici to the theatre of The Mandrake. Salvatici is a multi-instrumentalist composer and performer influential within the Folktronic, Minimalist and Ambient genre. Simone has studied Sound Therapy at the British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST) and specialised in the use of Gongs, Himalayan bowls, Tuning Forks and Shamanic percussions. Through his sound practice he aims to expand consciousness to a higher level (Altered State of Consciousness), to facilitate release, energetic shifts and inhibition of certain chemicals in the body such as stress hormone and Cortisol to promote healing, regeneration and reconnection with the pure self.