FestiWell 2017

Yogis, gym bunnies, pavement pounders and the tentatively energetic. Join us for a free one-day wellness festival and one-stop shop for those seeking a healthy lifestyle in London on Sunday 6th August, 12noon to 4pm, in and around Granary Square, King’s Cross. No need to book, just drop by. Activities are first-come, first-served. Download the map and here’s what you will find…

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Maple and King's: Introduction to nutrition

Maple and King's: Introduction to nutrition

Nutrition shouldn’t be about fad diets or restrictions. It’s all about balance. At Maple we believe that we should eat the rainbow, seasonally and unprocessed. We explain simple principles that will improve your physical and mental health.

1-2pm, Lewis Cubitt Square
Maple and King's: Sugar cravings

Maple and King's: Sugar cravings

Our society is over consuming sugar and more and more people suffer of health issue due to it. A certain amount of sugar is useful to our body, but we want to teach you where our sugar intake come from and how it acts on our body. Maple and King’s will show you easy tips that will help you regulate your consumption.

3-3:30pm, Lewis Cubitt Square
Tai Chi taster classes

Tai Chi taster classes

Strengthen your body, relax your mind and lift your spirit with a Tai Chi taster sessions, an ancient Chinese form of exercise.

1.50-2.20pm and 3.30-4pm, Lewis Cubitt Park
Boxing masterclass

Boxing masterclass

Join a 20 minute boxing masterclass and learn the very basic boxing fundamentals that will help get you fit for everyday life. Let’s work up a sweat!

12noon-12.20pm, 1-1.20pm, 3.30-3.50pm, West Handyside Canopy
Fighting fit HIIT workout

Fighting fit HIIT workout

Work up a sweat during a 20 minute fighting fit high intensity interval training class with Work It boxing. These are great for getting your heart rate going and building up fitness.

12.30-12.50pm, 2-2.20pm, 3-3.20pm, 4-4.20pm at West Handyside Canopy
Zumba!

Zumba!

All fitness levels and ages can enjoy a dance based work out inspired by salsa, afro, brazilian funk and dancehall.

4.10-4.40pm, Granary Square
Mindfulness for kids

Mindfulness for kids

Mindfulness for older children and teens (aged 12+) – Kerry will guide you through an introduction to mindfulness, techniques to focus on the present moment and calm the monkey mind in moments of anxiety or stress.

1.10-1.40pm, Lewis Cubitt Park
Mindfulness for adults

Mindfulness for adults

Come and explore techniques to keep the mind focussed on right now (the only moment in which we are ever alive!). Whether you have never tried mindfulness before, or have your own practice already – come along to just ‘be’ with others in a meditative space. Reconnect with your body and breath, switch off autopilot and switch on consciousness.

2.30-3pm, Lewis Cubitt Park
Mindfulness for Movement

Mindfulness for Movement

Have you ever tried walking and really, truly felt your feet, legs and whole body moving with each step? Come and try out this mindfulness session, where we will explore how we can stay present with our bodies, without judgement, by simply paying close attention to the simple action of walking.

12noon-12.30pm, Lewis Cubitt Park
Laughter yoga

Laughter yoga

They say “laughter is the best medicine”; laughter unites people, it reduces stress and pain, and can even boost the immune system. Long spells of spontaneous sustained laughter, however, are rare. In this brief introduction to Laughter Yoga, you will learn how to laugh without need for jokes, comedy or humour. Walk away feeling uplifted and relaxed.

3.10-3.30pm, Lewis Cubitt Park
Boost your resilience and achieve your dreams

Boost your resilience and achieve your dreams

Paralympic triple medallist Elizabeth Wright and happiness & resilience expert Frederika Roberts will share with you some simple tools you can use immediately to help you bounce back from setbacks more easily and map your journey to success.

Do you sometimes find it hard to pursue your dreams in the face of relentless obstacles? Does life occasionally feel like a series of challenges just waiting to knock you off-balance? In this brief inspirational presentation, Paralympic Triple Medallist Elizabeth Wright and Happiness & Resilience Expert Frederika Roberts will share with you some simple tools you can use immediately to help you bounce back from setbacks more easily and map your journey to success.

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2.15-2.45pm, Lewis Cubitt Square
FRAME Mumhood class

FRAME Mumhood class

MumHood Pre and Post-Natal Fitness is the perfect workout for anyone who wants to remain active during pregnancy or starting back on your journey to full fitness without the need for childcare. MumHood Pre and Post-Natal Fitness is 30mins of upbeat tunes, to get your sweat on whilst bonding with your bubba!

2.35-3.05pm, Granary Square
Circumference circus performs

Circumference circus performs

Circumference presents a series of acts over the fountains of Granary Square. A combination of circus, dance and theatre from a 8m high structure in a performance which responds to the physicality over the water. Make sure you are around to take it all in.

12-12.20pm, 1-1.20pm, 3.10-3.30pm, Granary Square
Circumference circus workshop

Circumference circus workshop

Circumference, our circus collective, invite you to join them for a circus skills workshop. Learn juggling, acro-balance and hula hooping. Drop-in throughout the day.

1.30-1.50pm and 3.45-4.05pm, Granary Square
Bollywood dance workshop

Bollywood dance workshop

Akademi presents a 30min Bollywood dance workshop led by Sita Thomas – choreographer, fitness instructor and presenter of Channel 5’s Milkshake. Suitable for all ages and abilities, come along to get active and learn some new moves.

3.35-4.05pm, Granary Square
Camden Kala yoga film

Camden Kala yoga film

An exploration of yoga asanas in iconic architectural and public spaces across Camden. Kick-back for a rest in between classes and treatments.

12noon-12:15pm and 4-4.15pm, Lewis Cubitt Square
Batman, Wonder Woman and the art of well being

Batman, Wonder Woman and the art of well being

The happier and healthier we are, the more we flourish. But what makes a human flourish? Zarah Williams, Career and Lifestyle Coach, will talk about what we can learn from our super heroes (both mythical and real) about practicing the ‘art of wellness’ and how we can flourish on a physical, mental and spiritual level, every single day.

1.40-2.10pm, Lewis Cubitt Square
NIKE running club

NIKE running club

Pop to the NIKE store on King’s Boulevard where there will be all manner for running related fun – running analysis, treadmill running competitions and an XBOX running game for the younger visitors. And a DJ pushing out motivating tunes will keep everyone going. Plus some serious goody bags.

12noon-5pm, NIKE on King's Boulevard
Creative family dance workshop

Creative family dance workshop

Join The Place for a friendly and creative family dance workshop, introducing the whole family to the basic principles of dance. A fantastic introduction for first time movers exploring shape, space and rhythm all accompanied by live music.

Join The Place for a friendly and creative family dance workshop, introducing the whole family to the basic principles of dance. A fantastic introduction for first time movers exploring shape, space and rhythm all accompanied by live music.

This is an open level workshop, and no previous dance experience needed. Children are most welcome to join but must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear loose and comfortable clothes that are suitable to move in.

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12.25-12.55pm, 2-2.30pm, Granary Square
Have your say on Camden health services

Have your say on Camden health services

Visit the Healthwatch Camden stall to share your views and vote for the issues you think we need to be working on in 2018 in your local health and social care services – such as  GP’s, paid carers, hospitals and dentists. They want to hear the good and the bad!

Visit the Healthwatch Camden stall to share your views and vote for the issues you think we need to be working on in 2018 in your local health and social care services – such as  GP’s, paid carers, hospitals and dentists. They want to hear the good and the bad!

Healthwatch Camden look at all publicly funded health and social care in Camden. It has legal powers to enter and view any publicly funded health and social care service and to call for a formal response to any recommendations we make.

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12noon-5pm, Lewis Cubitt Square
Detoxing & Cleansing talk

Detoxing & Cleansing talk

The Organic Pharmacy will be speaking on the importance of detoxing and cleansing. They will be covering an introduction to detoxing, antioxidants (supplements and skincare) and body brushing.

12:30-1pm, Lewis Cubitt Square
Detox workshops

Detox workshops

Pop into the wellness tent for one of The Organic Pharmacy’s 30 mins detox workshops. They will cover nutrition & supplements (including 10 Day Detox Kit), how often should we detox/cleanse, how to know if our body needs a cleanse, the importance of both internal and external (Antioxidants & Skin Brushing demonstration). Additionally, they will offer complimentary mini Vitamin & Mineral Scans throughout the festival.

12.30, 2pm and 4pm, Lewis Cubitt Park
Juices, acai bowls, vegan delights and more

Juices, acai bowls, vegan delights and more

There will be some seriously fresh food to feed mind, body and soul. Click “read more” to see who will be there.

There will be some seriously fresh food to feed mind, body and soul. Here is who you will find on Granary Square and Lewis Cubitt Park.

Elephant Juice for your juice, smoothie and coconut water fix
Ama Vida for Acai and Pitaya super food bowls
Quinoa for Andean Food based on, you guessed it…quinoa
Smokoloko for smoked BBQ protein bursting with flavour, directly from their vintage locomotives
Pomobasilico for Italian vegans
Ruby Violet for homemade ice cream, sorbets and other frozen treats

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Moe's bootcamp

Moe's bootcamp

Join a Moe’s Bootcamp session for a high calorie burn workout using a variety of different equipment. This one is for complete beginners to extreme athletes. You only get out what you put in, so there’s no military style coaching here. Simply bring a good attitude and be prepared for a good sweat on!

12noon to 5pm (15mins sessions every hour), Granary Square
Blow-dry bar

Blow-dry bar

Treat yourself to a blow-out or your hair dry-styled at the Radio hair salon blow dry bar. They are amazing!

12noon to 5pm drop-in, Lewis Cubitt Park
My cup of tea

My cup of tea

Yumchaa is an independent English tea company specialising in yummy blends of loose leaf tea. Our blends are sourced from the best tea gardens world wide and hand packed in England. You’ll find classic blends like English Breakfast alongside more adventurous creations with herbs, spices, chilli and chocolate.

12noon to 5pm, Lewis Cubitt Square
Yoga workshops

Yoga workshops

Calm an anxious mind, increase mental focus and physical rejuvenation with a stimulating yoga sessions. Kathryn Fielding, yoga teacher and nutritional therapist will be running yoga workshops in the Wellness tent on Lewis Cubitt Park for all levels.

12:30-1pm and 16:30-5pm, Lewis Cubitt Park
Nature Storytime

Nature Storytime

Sit outside in the woodland and join in with stories all about some of the animals that live here. You can then look in the minibeast area and see which animals you can find!

Suitable for 2-6 years.

12noon-1pm at Camley Street Natural Park
Dragonfly craft

Dragonfly craft

Learn about dragonflies and make a colourful dragonfly to take away, you could even join us later in the day and take your dragonfly on the Dragonfly Detective walk.

Suitable for 3+ years.

1-2pm, Camley Street Natural Park
Pond dipping

Pond dipping

Come and explore the pond habitat through pond dipping with a member of our team. Discover what animals live here through pond dipping with a member of our team.

12-4.30pm, Camley Street Natural Park
Minibeast hunting

Minibeast hunting

Join our team in exploring the woodland habitat and looking for a variety minibeasts under logs and underground.

1-4.30pm, Camley Street Natural Park
Dragonfly Detectives (only if a sunny day!)

Dragonfly Detectives (only if a sunny day!)

Join us for a walk around the park to learn more about dragonflies and damselflies and the work of the London Wildlife Trust Water for Wildlife project whilst seeing how many of these animals we can spot!

2.30-3.30pm, meet at the Visitor Centre
Design your own Paisley pattern

Design your own Paisley pattern

Kids and adults alike! Create your own unique Paisley pattern with Project Paisley. Paisley is a distinctive design of intricate patterns featuring droplet shaped motifs. With its Persian and Indian origins, the pattern has traveled far and wide through the ages. Poject Paisley will explore individual expression and freedom  through pattern, shape and colour.

12.30-15.30pm, The Crossing