Talks & Activities to Help You Relax & Unwind
Our programme of talks and wellbeing activities will help you quieten your mind, move your body and nurture your soul. Yoga will be on offer throughout the day and expert speakers will inspire you and give you tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing. You will also be able to take some time out in one of our calming self-guided activities which encourage you to be mindful and fully experience the joy of the present moment.
Relax and unwind at our drop in yoga sessions!
Run by the very wonderful Kerrie Murray Dru Yoga is a beautiful, flowing form of yoga for all abilities and ages. It helps to relax, unwind and stretch out your body. It also revives tired muscles, reduces back pain and combats stress. Yoga gives your body a much-needed rest from all the ‘doing.’ In particular, it gives your mind a chance to stop, relax and find a quiet, still point in your busy world.
Yoga involves so much more than physical poses, practiced on a yoga mat. Yoga is a way of living the very best life you can. It is learning to accept your body, who you are and the situation you are in. But most importantly, it is learning to be kind to - and love - yourself.
Caring for your wellbeing has to come from within. You need to let go of expectations and embrace the present moment. Yoga gives you the tools to do this!
Sessions start at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
Immerse yourself in sound with Kiaya Living!
Sound Bath with Nicole Kiaya from Kiaya Living
Sunday 7th July at 2:30pm, Wellbeing Garden
Join Nicole for a relaxation sound bath meditation and ease into a live soundscape through the sounds of the gongs, bowls and chimes. Allow yourself to get comfortable and cosy, as you are bathed in sound waves. The majestic myriad of sounds created in gong bath meditation allow mind, body and spirit to heal, rest and rejuvenate.
Please note that this activity is not suitable during pregnancy or to anyone with a pacemaker.
Well Being Talks
Drop by and listen to a talk by one of our wellbeing experts to help inspire you to take better care of yourself!
The day will include talks by:
The lovely Gabrielle will be delivering sessions on gratitude practice and self care throughout the day.
Gabrielle is The Overthinker’s Coach, she offers one-to-one coaching, has helped over 1500 people via her online courses and offers the Pressing Pause podcast for overthinkers. She has also contributed to a range of magazines such as Flow, Breathe, Psychologies, Happiful and The Happy News. Gabrielle will help you to calm your overthinking mind, helping you worry less and enjoy life more.
Worry less and enjoy life more with a gratitude attitude
Gabrielle will share the extensive impact of creating a regular gratitude practice that is proven to empower you to build resilience, cultivate optimism, worry less and enjoy life more. 10.30am & 1.50pm
The far-reaching power of self-care
Gabrielle will dispel the myth that self-care is selfish (or solely baths and candles) and show how taking care of your own needs allows you to feel calmer, more in control and enables you to take better care of those around you too. 12.30pm & 3.10pm
Find out more about Gabrielle here
Natalie is the Marie Kondo of emotional baggage, changing lives through her blog Baggage Reclaim for almost fourteen years. Through her podcast, The Baggage Reclaim Sessions, as well as her courses, workshops and books, she helps people-pleasers, perfectionists and overthinkers reclaim their true selves and enjoy more fulfilling relationships. The relationship columnist for In The Moment magazine, she’s also been featured and mentioned in a wide range of places including Glamour, BBC Radio, Broadly and Mollie Makes.
How to use mindfulness to break a people-pleaser habit
It’s not unusual to have a level of awareness that you’re a pleaser and yet be unsure of what people-pleasing actually is and how to make change. Natalie will break things down and share powerful yet easy-to-implement mindfulness strategies to help you break the habit so that you can confidently and authentically say ‘yes’ and ‘no’, and live with more joy and intention. 11.50am
Your big beautiful boundaries
If the idea of having boundaries brings up fears of rejection, abandonment and conflict, this talk is for you. Natalie will shake up what you think you know, talking about the power of boundaries and how to put them into practice so that you can radically overhaul your life and cultivate a more positive sense of self. 1.10pm
Find out more about Natalie here
Claire Newton - Creatively Conscious
Tuning into your Creative Spirit 11.10am & 2.30pm
Uncover the lineage of your personal creativity
What you are drawn to and why
To niche or not to niche - the complex joy of living in and out of a box
How to make your creativity a priority even when your life is full
Born in South Shields and now based in Northumberland in the UK, Claire Newton is director of Creatively Conscious a company which aims to empower people to think in creatively using fresh and dynamic techniques to get the most from their work and life.
Claire has over 15 year’s experience of arts and project management working across the cultural and heritage sector and is a personal development coach/mentor for creatives and artists. Claire runs regular creative workshops with a focus on wellbeing and productivity across the North East and writes a blog about a sustainable approach to conscious creativity underpinned by wellbeing and her personal work and life balance.
Find out more about Claire here