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5 reasons to visit the Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival

5 reasons to visit the Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival

The Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival

GET FIT. EAT WELL. FEEL GOOD.

1st & 2nd February 2020

To be honest, this blog post could have been called the 49 reasons to visit the Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival.  Whilst I was researching this, I was excited by every single workshop / product / event / talk that I came across! 

Having taken a new happier, kinder, healthier, approach to life last year, I can say with 100% certainty that the small changes that I have made have made a HUGE difference in my life, from the relationships that I have with my kids and husband; to the energy I have, the success of my business and everything in between.  

So, if you are interested in making small positive changes that will make 2020 your best yet, get yourself down to the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh next weekend.

Our top 5 reasons to visit the Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival:

 1.  THE LOVE FREQUENCY FROM FELIX BUXTON & THE GOT SOUL CHOIR

4 - 5PM | SATURDAY 1st FEBRUARY | THE MUSIC HALL

This special event, looking at music's positive impact on wellbeing, is a bespoke collaboration between Edinburgh Music Lovers (EML) and the Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival.  Edinburgh Music Lovers was set up by Jim Byers who is a big believer that music can play a powerful role in our wellbeing and mental health. 

In this unique event, we bring together electronic music producer Felix Buxton of Grammy and Brit Award-winning Basement Jaxx, Scotland's Got Soul Choir and Dr Katie Avery of Reid School of Music to explore the transformative power of music.

Felix, who has studied the healing power of sound, has created a bespoke piece of music for the choir to perform to which is based on the 'Love Frequency', a specific type of sound frequency said to promote feelings of calm, healing and love.

 

2. ROOTS, EDINBURGH

10 - 4PM | SATURDAY 1st FEBRUARY + SUNDAY 2ND FEBRUARY| THE BALL ROOM

Feeding the folk of Edinburgh with yummy food and drinks with a friendly and informed service. Motivated by their core values of Sustainability, Well-being and Community, they believe in the power of food to heal, nourish and strengthen the body and the mind, creating their dishes and menus accordingly.

They will be in the market place on both Saturday and Sunday with delicious  breakfast pots (granola and soya yoghurt, Chia pots) plus a all plant based salad bar plus fresh smoothies, energy balls and bars.

3. THE EDINBURGH FERMENTARIUM

2 - 3PM | SUNDAY 2nd FEBRUARY | DRAWING ROOM EAST

Edinburgh Fermentarium make small batch, artisan, tasty and healthy fermented food in Leith. They ferment vegetables naturally, mixing traditional techniques with a modern twist to bring you delicious and healthy additions to your meals.  As well as their Kombucha Workshop (details below), they will also be in the market place on both Saturday and Sunday with their delicious and gut-tastic creations to aid your gut and digestive health.  There will be Thieves Vinegar, Fermented Figs, Kimchi’s and Krauts
WORKSHOP DETAILS:
Learn to make Kombucha and all about the health benefits of fermenting in this fun workshop with lots of tastings of Kombucha and other fermented foods and drinks. 
The link between healthy bacteria in the digestive system and immune function is becoming clearer as more studies focus on gut health. If the probiotics in kombucha improve gut health, they may also strengthen the immune system. 

Edinburgh Fermentarium

 

 

4. BRAXTON'S DISCO YOGA

11.30AM - 12.15PM | SATURDAY 1st FEBRUARY | THE MUSIC HALL
A fun and energetic class which brings together yoga with disco tunes to move your body and lift your soul. Not only is this great family fun, research shows us that this type of activity releases our happy chemicals, endorphins, and gives the brain a natural super high. A fantastically uplifting class which everyone can enjoy.
What's not to love?

 

5. FEEL BETTER IN 5

DR RANGAN CHATTERJEE

4 - 5PM | SUNDAY 2nd FEBRUARY | THE MUSIC HALL

Hosted by Kylie Reid, Founder of EGG

Ditch the pills, beat the sleepless nights and banish the yo-yo diets.  One of the most influential doctors in the UK, Rangan Chatterjee shares tips that you can stick to.  He will show you how to increase your mood-enhancing hormones, gain focus with gut-busting foods, tone up with quick, portable workouts, unwind with energising activities, and delay the aging process.  Drawing on his 20 years of experience, he can show you how small changes make a big difference.  

Dr Rangan Chaterjee

 

Spice Pots are on a mission to make it easy for our customers to create quick, delicious and healthy Indian-Inspired food at home.  Our 100% natural spice blends, clever short cuts and simple recipes will transform your curry cooking!

 

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