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Your summer of wellness

We all need time to relax and in today’s hectic lifestyle it’s more important than ever to take time for yourself and be mindful of the present moment.

Many retailers and restaurants in the town are holding special events, offers and workshops designed to help you focus on your own wellbeing, from mental health awareness, yoga and meditation through to nutrition advice and cookery classes.

For the most up-to-date list of events taking please, visit the What's On page

Riverside Pilates Flow

Take advantage of the peaceful riverside setting with a weekly outdoor pilates session, completely free.

In Kingston are delighted to be working with local practitioners All Things Pilates to bring a weekly, early morning session that helps increase mobility, flexibility and core strength whilst helping to improve your mental wellbeing. Sessions are open to all levels of experience and are completely free, just be sure to bring along your own mat.
Sessions take place every Wednesday in July and August at 7.30am, at Eagle Brewery Wharf (behind The Ram pub on the river)

Places are limited, so please ensure you book via the All Things Pilates app, available on Google Play and App Store.

Cookery Workshops at Chakra

Throughout the summer, contemporary Indian restaurant Chakra will be hosting a number of events designed to uplift the soul. Events include Yoga, henna workshops and cookery classes with Executive Chef Satyabrat Jena, and each event includes refreshments or lunch to compliment the session.

Sat 8 Jun, 10am-12.30pm, Indian Street Food Cookery Class
Sat 22 Jun, 10.30am, Yoga Class followed by a healthy indian lunch
Sat 6 Jul, 10am-12.30pm, Tandoori Kebabs & Grills Cookery Class
Sat 20 Jul, 2-4pm, Henna (Mehndi) Workshop, Canapes & Cocktails
Sat 3 Aug, 10am-12.30pm, Indian Starters & Salads Cookery Class
Sat 31 Aug, 10am-12.30pm, Indian Seafood Cookery Class

Summer of wellbeing at Food for thought

Food For Thought’s knowledgeable team are here to welcome you to a world of wellness. Do you need more energy and concentration? Or are you having difficulty switching off to relax or sleep? Would you like to get to the bottom of that niggling digestive issue…..or know how to speed up your recovery from injury? For all of life’s ups and downs, see what they have in store to support yourself and enjoy life. To get you started, they’ve got a great line-up of in-store events this summer.

Sat 8 & 22 Jun, Summer recipe workshop with Vitamix
Vitamix- Spectacular Summer Recipe Tastings and Demos In Store with our friendly practical staff who will be delighted to show you how it’s done and answer any questions. A great opportunity to see the Vitamix in action and taste our popular recipes.

Thu 13 Jun, Male grooming workshop + artisan beer & pizza
We’ve got Father’s Day covered! Come & see our gorgeous gifts for the special man in your life- your father or partner. Or drop in yourself for a quick trim or 10-minute beard clinic to learn all about making the most of your assets!
Beard Care & Trimming, Skin Care & Skin Clinic, Hair/Scalp Analysis/Sports Nutrition – all washed down with Artisan Beer & Pizza!

Sat 20 Jul, Body beautiful summer makeovers & nail painting
Book your free Summer Makeover with Aurelija from Pravera to get ready for your holidays, parties, those special occasions or just treat yourself using Lavera sustainably-packaged make-up. Get your nails painted from Berta with our Benecos colourful chemical-free nail varnishes and enjoy a hand massage at the same time!

Sat 17 Aug, Outdoor living
We will help you get the most out of this summer whatever the weather! Come to our BBQ  & picnic delight! We have dips and chips, cold drinks & ice cream, veggie burgers & sausages, relishes & wraps and lots more for al fresco dining.



Restore balance to your mind and body with this morning masterclass combining yoga and a tea masterclass. First increase your zen with 45 minutes of yoga with a qualified Sweaty Betty instructor, then learn about teas that reclaim what it means to be well in a masterclass with the tea experts at T2.

Sessions run for 1.5 hours and start at 9.45am at T2 Tea, Kingston.

> Book for Sunday 9 June
> Book for Sunday 7 July
> Book for Sunday 11 August


Wellness workshops with Vorwerk

Helping you on your way to a summer of wellness, innovative appliance store Vorwerk will be holding a series of workshops in their experiential kitchen in store. All events are free of charge, but must be booked in advance as spaces are limited.

> Fri 7 Jun | Skin glow detox juice, smashed plum tomato with poached eggs
> Fri 28 Jun | Porridge with pear compote
> Fri 12 Jul | Hemp and matcha overnight oats, green glow cucumber pear juice
> Fri 26 Jul | Versatile chunky soup, soda bread
> Fri 9 Aug | Immune boost drink, soufflé with macaroni and manchego cheese
> Fri 23 Aug | Green smoothie bowl

Summer of Wellness at John Lewis & Partners

Take time for yourself this summer with John Lewis Kingston’s line-up of fantastic in-store events, from helpful wellbeing advice, through to rosé wine tastings. All events take place in the store’s Community Hub on the third floor.

Fri 7, 14 Jun, 19, 26 Jul, 12-2pm, Free sahaja yoga and meditation
Tue 11 Jun, 1-2pm, Discover the benefits of plant-based diets
Wed 12 Jun, 10 Jul, 12-1pm, Mental health awareness with Mind charity
Wed 17 Jul, 1-2pm, Healthy eating advice and summer menu inspiration
Sat 20 Jul, 2-4pm, Crafternoon with Mind Charity
Fri 2 Aug, 1.30-3pm, Good Energy Club with Hestia charity
Tue 13 Aug, 1-2pm, Rosé wine tastings

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