4 ways to fill your weekends with wellness
Aaah, October – when the arrival of both Halloween and Oktoberfest means turning a rowdy street corner might reveal a group of gore-adorned youngsters or hairy men in Lederhosen. Or both. Fear not. From tasty meditation to a film festival encouraging environmental action, these London-based events are an antidote to the full-on social scene and will bring balance amidst the hurly-burly.
Mindful eating coach Meredith encourages unity of body and thought, with sensory-focused meditation. You will hold chocolate in your mouth, in order to slow the mind and focus inwards. Leave relaxed with chocolate in hand so you can practice your newfound mindfulness at home.
With 1.6 million people attending, Vegfest UK is one of the largest vegan lifestyle shows in Europe. Besides mooching through all the fashion, beauty and wellness stalls, why not try a Rainbow Family Yoga session, or get inspired at one of the many talks in the auditorium? If all that leaves you feeling peckish, head to the Vegan Food Village to feast at famous plant-based institutions like Veggielicious and Southern Fried Seitan.
Head along to the legendary Pineapple Dance Studios for an hour of fitness and dance fusion, led by the hip hop aficionados behind SupaFresh Dance Movement. Suitable for all abilities, it doesn’t matter if you’re a fervent fist-pumper and consider yourself quite the street dance specialist – this pop-up is sure to be a great addition to your Sunday evening. Prepare for sweat, smiles and old-school bangers.
The London Eco Film Festival will be a weekend filled with eye-opening environmental content, debates, and discussions. There’ll be films on topics from the extent of the extinction threat to the pivotal role women play in conservation. If you’re keen to get a more hands-on experience, take part in one of the many workshops, or head to a Q&A about the impact that storytelling has had on encouraging change.