Health and Wellbeing Day, Saturday 2nd July
Learning Lodge, Chingford 11am-4pm
Yoga, pilates, Tai Chi, dance, singing, nutrition and medicinal herbs workshops and more….
WHO’S DOING WHAT WHEN
LATEST LINE UP FOR SATURDAY – AND IT’S ALL FREE! Exact timings are not possible, so if you can make it for the morning, the afternoon, or preferably the whole day from 11-4 we recommend it!
Saturday morning sessions:
YOGA FOR OLDER PEOPLE’S HEALTH with Alison Wade
Focussing on balance, alignment and improving self awareness this simple introduction to yoga for older people will help connect mind, body and breath. Bring your own mat.
CHANGING YOUR DIET AND LIFESTYLE TO BEAT CANCER with Carolyn Axtell
Breast cancer survivor Carolyn Axtell shares her health recovery journey, the factors which contributed to her cancer and how she corrected them through diet and lifestyle changes. Learn how to reduce the risk of developing cancer and improve wellbeing by reducing exposure to environmental toxins, improving diet and managing stress.” Carolyn will also be making fresh vegetable and fruit juices for people to try and will have handouts from various cancer/complementary health charities such as Yes to Life, Breast Cancer haven and the Penny Brohn Centre (eg nutritional guidelines, info on environmental toxins etc).
GUIDED MEDITATION with Jyoti
After the week we’ve all had, this will be a great moment to pause and recharge.
BEES WAX CANDLE MAKING DEMO AND TALK from Pimp Hall Park and Nature Reserve allotments Bee Project
Find out about honey bees and bee keeping and take part in a question and answer session. There will be a practical demonstration of candle making and an invitation to join a candle making workshop later in the year. Plus honey tasting.
Saturday afternoon sessions: 2pm till 2:30pm
INTRO TO EASY YOGA FLOW SESSION with Kate
Open level slow flowing class, with focus on correct body alignment and connecting breath with the movement. Come explore the power of simple yet strengthening practice of yoga. Everyone welcome. Mats are limited so we advise to bring your own if you have it.
FAMILY-FRIENDLY PILATES – Nicola (after 2 pm)
WALKING IN NATURE AND HERB PLANTING with Rasheeqa Rasheeqa Ahmad from Hedge Herbs is a community herbalist based in Walthamstow and is excited about the sharing of plant medicine knowledge amongst the people through Hedge Herbs. She will offer a guided herb walk around the nature reserve teaching about traditional and contemporary medicinal uses of seasonal plants as well as folklore and practical applications. She will also have a stall of handcrafted herbal remedies for you to sample. Info at www.hedgeherbs.org.uk
DAO LU TAI CHI DEMO with Aileen
Tai Chi has great health benefits. It helps improve balance and coordination and calm your mind. Please do join us and have a go at Tai Chi after the demonstration. We run a regular session at Pimp Hall every Wednesday:https://www.daolu.co.uk/womens-tai-chi-corner-chingford/
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE AND REFLEXOLOGY with Kay Kaur
Kay Kaur (MFHT, MQCF, Dip in Holistic Therapies) is a professionally qualified therapist. She trained at London School Of Massage and qualified in 2013. Prior to working in holistic health she worked in the NHS and has a decade of experience. Kay is passionate about natural health and strives to offer personalised treatments and informative after care advice. Having tried different therapies herself and seen the results, Kay was inspired to become a therapist. After studying various therapies she has comprehensive knowledge of alternative medicine. Kay has a special interest in helping and educating people with busy lives to relax and de-stress using her therapies and advice to suit each individual’s needs. registered with Federation of Holistic Therapists.http://www.ashlins.co.uk/therapists/kay-kaur/
HERBAL SKIN BALM WORKSHOP with Gail Farrow
Learn how to make beautiful skin balms with Gail, a qualified Medical Herbalist who practices in Walthamstow. She is a qualified aromatherapist and has a range of holistic tools to enhance her herbal work. She is a full member of both the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) and the International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA) and works within their Codes of Conduct. https://herbaltouchuk.wordpress.com/
3.30 SINGING FOR CONFIDENCE AND FUN with Ania from The Song Within
Come and sing! No experience necessary. No ability to read music needed – all taught by ear! All levels welcome and perfect environment for total beginners too 🙂 www.thesongwithin.co.uk
The Food Assembly
How much do you know about your food an where it comes from? Come and find out about all the benefits of eating local at the Food Assembly Stall!
Meet the organic veg guys from OrganicLea – Chingford’s amazing growing cooperative – and learn about healthy eating and cooking. Have a look at their veg boxes, do a bit of cooking and find out about using veg and cooking with some of the bits and bobs that you might otherwise throw away (carrot tops, for example). If you’re receiving healthy start vouchers find out about how to use them to buy from OrganicLea’s box scheme.
Friday Hill Tenants Management Organisation will be providing FREE refreshments from 11am until 3pm.
See you there!
Join the Facebook event on Hornbeam’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/493816180814721/ or check Hornbeam website http://www.hornbeam.org.uk/2016/06/well-being-day-2nd-july-free-sessions-and-more/. Contact: Elizabeth 07809 562 341 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See http://www.hornbeam.org.uk/events/learning-lodge/ for directions.
Plenty more stalls, taster sessions and talks – all free. More info soon. Join the Facebook event on Hornbeam’s Facebook page for updates.