Well-being Evening & Lantern Walk

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    • Relax & reflect over a delicious, seasonal dinner
    • Dusk lantern walk around our fields
    • Inspiring after-dinner talk
    • Taster sessions of well-being activities
    • Fresh, healthy foods to taste in our Food Hall

    Everything (dinner, lantern walk, well-being taster sessions, food hall tasting sessions) is included in the ticket price except make-your-own natural beauty products mini workshops, for which there is a small surcharge.

    Lanterns will be provided and you can decorate your own lantern over supper.

    Due to the weather dependent nature of some activities, the programme of taster sessions is subject to last-minute change, but there will still be plenty to keep us all busy.


    Dinner menu

    Chicken Marbella
    Falafel
    Summer Vegetable Tart

    Salads
    New Potato with Peas and Coriander
    Crispy Broccoli and Kale with Garlic, Cumin and Lime
    Cauliflower Pomegranate and Pistachio
    Channel Slaw
    Couscous Cherry Tomato and Fresh Garden Herbs

    Finishing off with Herbal /Black tea or Coffee

    After dinner speaker – Jo Middlemiss
    Local life coach, co-founder of the Ethiopia Medical Project and one of eight winners of the Rotary International Britain and Ireland Community Champion for Change Award 2018-19, for outstanding humanitarian service.


    Taster sessions

    We are delighted to welcome local well-being practitioners to this event–please scroll down to view their bios.

    Your main ticket includes two taster sessions, one in each time slot. Once you’ve booked you’re main ticket, you will be directed to a page where you can register for your taster sessions; all are included in the price except Fiona Ritichie’s mini workshops – there is a small surcharge as these include all ingredients.

    • Please note that numbers are strictly limited and will be done on a first-come-first-served basis.
    • All taster sessions must be booked in advance.
    • It may not be possible to change Taster Sessions once the booking has been made.

    Taster Session 1 — 5:30-6:15

    • Functional Fitness Pilates –Mat based exercises (Val Oswald)
      Fitness Pilates– functional mat based exercises to improve breathing, postural alignment, core strength and stability, mobility, flexibility and mental cognition in an enjoyable and challenging way.
    • Mindfulness Meditation (Orla Beaton)
      This session will provide a brief introduction to Mindfulness and the chance to enjoy a seated guided meditation (chairs will be provided).
    • Blend your own facial oil–mini workshop (Fiona Ritchie)
      Formulate your own blend of natural facial oil to take home. All ingredients provided; there is a £5 surcharge to cover payable to Fiona in cash on the night.
    • Therapies (Zoe Tod)
      Choose from Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Angelic Reiki
    • Running – exploring alternative styles for effortless running  (Jessica Thomson)
      This taster session is a sample of the Running & Yoga Workshops Yogido deliver at Loch Levens Larder. If you would like your runs to feel easier, more enjoyable and have you smiling rather than scrunching then this taster session is for you! Suitable for seasoned runners and beginners alike.
    • Yoga with Susannah (Susannah Dean)
      This class will engage, uplift and give you time to realign your posture. The class will include a short relaxation. Please bring your own mat.
    • Nordic Walking  (Bryony E Lean Malvenan)
      Nordic Walking is an excellent activity for just about anyone, from the super-fit to the person who just likes to go out for a stroll. It uses poles which, when done properly, engages 90% of our muscles instead of the usual 50%. This 45 minute introduction will give you a taste of what it can offer you – poles will be provided.   It takes place outdoors so dress for the weather – layers and waterproof jacket (+ trousers if you wish) in case it rains.  Good supportive footwear is important but trainers will be fine for this session.
    • Nia—Mindful Dance Fitness (Cat Mackenzie) 
      Nia is a cardio-dance workout which tones your body and tunes your mind. Combining simple moves inspired by dance and martial arts. Nia is practiced barefoot, it’s low impact, and easily adaptable–you’ll move your way, in tune with your body.

    Taster Session 2 — 7:00-7.30

    • Gentle Pilates-Chair Pilates gentle seated routines for all ages and abilities. (Val Oswald)
      Gentle Pilates exercises to improve posture, balance, mobility, core awareness and stability, co-ordination and concentration from seated and standing positions. Particularly useful for those who do not feel comfortable performing exercise on a mat lying down.
    • Yoga with Susannah (Susannah Dean)
      This class will focus on relaxing the body through postures, breathing, relaxation and meditation. Please bring your own mat.
    • DIY natural face masks-mini workshop (Fiona Ritchie)
      We will explore different clays and butters for face masks and formulate one for you to take away.  All ingredients provided; there is a £5 surcharge to cover payable to Fiona in cash on the night.
    • Therapies (Zoe Tod) 
      Choose from Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Angelic Reiki
    • Running – exploring alternative styles for effortless running (Jessica Thomson)
      This taster session is a sample of the Running & Yoga Workshops Yogido deliver at Loch Levens Larder. If you would like your runs to feel easier, more enjoyable and have you smiling rather than scrunching then this taster session is for you! Suitable for seasoned runners and beginners alike.
    • Mindful Walking and Movement (Orla Beaton)
      During this session of Mindfulness in nature we will experience walking meditation and a simple sequence of mindful movement based on Qi Gong.
    • Nordic Walking (Bryony E Lean Malvenan)
      Nordic Walking is an excellent activity for just about anyone, from the super-fit to the person who just likes to go out for a stroll. It uses poles which, when done properly, engages 90% of our muscles instead of the usual 50%. This 45 minute introduction will give you a taste of what it can offer you – poles will be provided.   It takes place outdoors so dress for the weather – layers and waterproof jacket (+ trousers if you wish) in case it rains.  Good supportive footwear is important but trainers will be fine for this session.
    • Nia—Mindful Dance Fitness (Cat Mackenzie)
      Nia is a cardio-dance workout which tones your body and tunes your mind. Combining simple moves inspired by dance and martial arts. Nia is practiced barefoot, it’s low impact, and easily adaptable–you’ll move your way, in tune with your body.

    The dusk lantern walk will be led by Natalie Garry, Founder & Director of DanceSing, an inclusive, intergenerational, feel-good singing experience, which brings together a unique fusion of the arts and fitness.

    Natalie trained as a professional ballet dancer at the English National Ballet School and has performed with Scottish Ballet and Scottish Dance Theatre. She is qualified as a trainer in many exercise programmes including fitness, nutrition, weight management, exercise counselling and stress management.


    Find out more about our local well-being practitioners

    Val Oswald

    Val is a former principal teacher of physical education. Following her retirement, she gained her Pilates Diploma along with diplomas in body massage and complementary / holistic therapies. She has been teaching pilates for 10 years and providing holistic therapies for 8 years. She has also gained certification in Pilates for Orthopaedic Conditions focusing mainly on helping clients with back pain to develop and maintain a healthy back.
    www.flutterbytherapies.com

    Orla Beaton

    Orla is a local Mindfulness Facilitator and Yoga Teacher registered with Yoga Scotland. Having experienced first hand the far-reaching benefits of these ancient practices she is passionate about sharing them with her community.

    www.yoga-by-nature.com

     

    Fiona Ritchie

    Fiona has a passion for natural skincare and formulating products that are simple yet effective. Her Siabann range seeks to nourish and give your skin a bit of love, without chemicals, animal testing or palm oil.
    www.siabann.com

     

     Zoe Tod

    Zoe’s professional life started with an Honours degree in Physical Education; she taught P.E. and Guidance for five years in Primary and Secondary schools. She qualified as a Stott Pilates teacher, running her own business, and teaching classes at venues such as Gleneagles Hotel and Keavil Hotel. She then completed an ITEC Diploma in Massage, Anatomy and Physiology, and also qualified in Zumba, taking very popular classes of over 100 participants! She is a Usui Reiki Master and Teacher, and an Angelic Reiki practitioner. She qualified in Craniosacral Therapy, and has an ITEC Diploma in Reflexology. She also offers Indian Head Massage and teaches spiritual development.
    http://www.heartandsoultherapy.co.uk/

     

    Jessica Thomson

    Yogido was founded as a training provider, giving those working in education the skills, knowledge and tools to deliver yoga to children. Running is my other passion and I am enjoying combining these two in my new Running & Yoga workshops. Running is a love of mine but that doesn’t mean that I have always found it easy. Being plagued by knee / hip and back injuries have led me to enjoy researching differing methods of running, to make my stye lighter, easier and for longer distances. I love sharing these with others who wish to evolve their own style to enjoy a lifelong love of running.
    www.yogido.co.uk

     

    Susannah Dean

    Susannah started doing yoga some 30 years ago and has now been teaching for 15 years. Her grandmother, Connie Dennison, taught yoga into her 100th year. Susannah is passionate about yoga and transformation of the body and mind. Susannah is the author and illustrator of ‘Yoga and breathing for pregnancy and birth’ and is the Yoga Advisor for Twinkl Educational Publishers.
    www.theyoga.co.uk

    Bryony E Lean Malvenan

    I have been cross country skiing for over forty years and would regularly take my poles when going for walks at any time of the year when there wasn’t any snow. The fact that all I need is a good pair of Nordic Walking poles and footwear and a simple walk turns into an effective exercise session, whether in company or alone. It was a natural extension to become a Nordic Walking Instructor and share the benefits I’ve enjoyed all this time. I trained as an occupational therapist and was previously a Nordic Ski Instructor and involved with Snowsport Scotland.
    https://www.facebook.com/Norwalkin-383562295810606/


    Cat Mackenzie

    I first got into Nia when I was looking for an exercise form that I would really enjoy, rather than just endure. This had been a lifelong quest! When I first tried Nia, I loved it immediately and knew that I had finally come home. I’ve been teaching since 2013 and then did my my fitness instructing course at Edinburgh University in 2018. For me, Nia is an ideal blend of structure and freedom – there are moves to follow but I always encourage my students to tweak the moves so they move in a way which feels good and right to them.
    www.niaedinburgh.co.uk

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