THIS WEEK

Published Sep 4 2014

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What: MONDAY MINDFULNESS - MEDITATION

When: WEEKLY EVENT - EVERY MONDAY: 19:30 TO 20:45

More: In this playful weekly class*, we will explore the practice of mindfulness meditation. From week-to-week we’ll look at a range of techniques to help you become more aware, to build your resilience to physical and emotional pain, and help you feel more energised and content with life. Practices will include breathing work, mindful movement, sitting meditation, and mindful speaking/listening. Mindfulness is a technique drawn from the centuries-old Buddhist tradition but is not religious. It doesn’t require for you to be anything but inquisitive and interested! Suitable for all levels. *starting 15 September.

Website: http://www.evolvewellnesscentre.com 

Tickets: Here

What: FAT BUDDHA YOGA

When: Every Saturday, sunday, Tuesday evening and Wednesday mornings

More: Fat Buddha Yoga is a modern approach to the ancient art and science of yoga for the next generation of urban yogis founded and taught by DJ and Yoga junkie Jessica Skye. The Fat Buddha Yoga ethos is to make yoga more accessible, affordable and fun. Jessica began holding her own pop-up classes at Google Campus and her classes have popped up all over East London ever since. Her sessions are set in unique spots with an emphasis on ambience and the integration of music by creating tailor made mixes to go with every class. The sessions are open level dynamic Vinyasa Flow and suitable for any ability from yoga virgins, rookies to pros.

Website: http://www.fatbuddhayoga.com/ 

Tickets: Here


LAST WEEK

Published Aug 28 2014

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What: GOING DEEP WITHIN: A WORKSHOP WITH JOANNE KING

When: SATURDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 

More: A restorative yoga and meditation workshop to rest, renew and restore. Join Jo for a luxurious restorative yoga workshop to completely relax your body followed by a deep meditation practise to renew your whole self. In this powerful stress relieving session, prepare to go deep within.

Website: http://www.yogaonthelane.com/ 

Tickets: Here

What: HOW TO CREATE AN ORGANIC BEAUTY REGIME THAT WORKS FOR YOU WITH CALGARY AVANSINO

When: THURSDAY 11 SEPTEMBER

More: Join Calgary Avansino - Contributing Editor to British Vogue and Wellness Expert - on Thursday 11 September at 7pm. Calgary will be at Whole Foods Market Kensington talking about the power of organic food, what it means to be organic and her journey towards organic beauty and wellness. If you're keen to create an organic beauty regime that works for you, then come along and get your questions ready for Calgary. We'll be serving food and drink, and there'll be a gorgeous goody bag for you to take home.

Website: http://wholefoodsmarket.co.uk 

Tickets: Here

What: ACE HOTEL INTRODUCTION TO RAW CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP

When: SATURDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 

More: Cacao is one of the most nutritious plants on the planet. Raw chocolate is made with the un roasted beans- which ensures all the nutrients are in tact. In this two hour workshop, you will pick up easy- to- follow chocolate making skills, that you can go home and put into practice straight away. Laura will show you how to make your very own decadent, beautiful chocolates, using only the finest, Organic and Fair trade ingredients. You will learn about the nutritional benefits of Raw chocolate and other superfoods. By incorporating Raw Cacao into your diet, you will instantly feel more vibrant. There will be plenty to taste and your own creations to take home at the end. Laura has been making Raw chocolate for the last 5 years. She teaches all over the country and supplies shops with her creations in London. She featured on River Cottage in 2011, where Hugh visited her pop-up restaurant. Her recipe can be found on the Chanel 4 website.

Website: http://www.acehotel.com/ 

Tickets: Here

What: FASHIONING THE FUTURE

When: WEDNESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER

More: At People Tree we believe passionately in organic cotton. Over 60% of People Tree’s collection is made with 100% Fairtrade organic certified cotton. To celebrate Organic September 2014, on the evening of the 10th 6.30pm – 8.30pm People Tree is hosting a panel discussion to highlight the social and environmental benefits of organic farming. The panellists in include Romy Fraser, OBE, Founder of Neal’s Yard Remedies and most recently Trill Farm, Lord Peter Melchett Policy Director of The Soil Association, and Safia Minney, MBE, People Tree Founder and CEO.

Website: www.facebook.com/PeopleTreeUK 

Tickets: Here


THE WEEK BEFORE

Published Aug 21 2014

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What: THE FIVE STAR BURGER

When: WEDNESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER

More: I’ve invited some of London’s top foodies to join forces and create the ultimate ‘Five Star Burger’, for a one-off fundraising event. I’ll be concocting cocktails from my book and lacto-fermenting pickles for the burgers. We’ve got London’s finest on board, Richard Turner from Hawksmoor, Martin Morales from Ceviche and Andina, Daniel Young the curator of Burger Monday, and Forza Win the insanely popular wood-fired pop up. Martin Morales is stepping up for an exclusive DJ set with Tiger Milk Records, other special guest DJ’s to be announced.

Website: http://www.tomsfeast.com/

Tickets: Here

What: INTRODUCTION RAW FOOD CLASSES - MAIN COURSES BASIC

When: Sunday 24 August 

More: Learn how to make mouth-watering entrees and satisfying main course dishes for you, your family, and your friends. Eat healthier without spending lots of money on gadgets and discover how simple it is to create quick, affordable, wonderful raw food diet meals

Tickets: Here


THE WEEK BEFORE

Published Aug 14 2014

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What: King's Cross Harvest Festival Feast

When: Friday September 26

More: Celebrate the start of the British Autumn with Alara!

We will be hosting our annual Harvest Festival Feast on the 26th of September 2014, from 6pm-8pm at our King's Cross Gardens for all who would like to enjoy a casual Friday Fun with us! 

Come along and take part in our inspirational activities: 

- Grape Harvest (on site we have the largest inner city Vineyard in London)
- Live music brought by blues band Strayhorn (Check out their music and what are they up to on their Facebook http://tinyurl.com/poxfj8p)
- Bonfire to keep us all warm and toasty
- Guided tours in our orchards and secret forest garden 
- Fireworks to end the evening with some sparkles
- A free goody bag including organic and gluten free cereal samples, information on the organisations we support and gardening advice with seeds attached
- Delicious organic food, grown on our site at Camley Street. Sean Tuomey, nutritional chef, is going to turn these ingredients into culinary, based on his gourmet recipes. 

Pick up the kids and head to 110-112 Camley Street after work and reward yourself with some socializing and nourishing food!

Website: http://www.alara.co.uk 

Tickets: Here

What: Raw Food Master Class

When: Tuesday August 19

More: Bored of eating bland salads? Are you drawn to eat more cooked food than you want to because of your lack of inspiring raw recipes? Ready to lose excess weight and improve your energy, complexion and overall health? Come join us at Goldfinger Factory in Portobello for a Raw Food Master Class with raw food guru from Hong Kong Chan Cudennec (www.sol-wellness.com) & her London-based health food blogger daughter Marie (www.bainmarieblog.com). We will be exploring the diverse and exciting world of raw and living foods by recreating a few classic Asian favourites such as sushi, pad thai, curry and a surprise dessert, the raw and vegan way! Live demo to show you how easy it is to make delicious raw dishes (none of these recipes require a dehydrator!)

Satisfying textures and flavours to replace your cooked comfort foods. Low-calorie nutrient-rich raw alternatives to traditional carbs like rice, noodles and cakes. Not that keen on cold food? Find out how to heat raw food without killing nutrients Whether you’re a Raw Food novice and keen to find out more, or an old hand looking for fresh inspiration, this class will delight your senses and inspire you to try something new in the kitchen!

Website: https://www.facebook.com/bainmarieblog 

Tickets: Here


Published Aug 9 2014

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What: ORGANIC GARDENING

When: SATURDAY AUGUST 9

More: Observe our "going green" methods of organic gardening at the Greenhouse while touring a variety of annual and perennial plantings with Greenhouse Horticulturist and Plant Health Care Specialist, Kelley Sullivan. We will discuss organic techniques using compost, mulch, water conservation, organic pest management, and companion planting.

Website: http://www.mountauburn.org 

Tickets: Here

What: MINDFUL EATING 1-DAY INTENSIVE

When: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13

More: We seldom take the time to really gauge our hunger, focus on our food or even truly savour a few bites. As a result, we often eat when we’re not really hungry, and eat too fast, too much and too unhealthily. Diets that teach us to restrict our calorie intake or eliminate certain foods have proven to be unsustainable. Around 95% of people who lose weight by dieting will regain it in 1-5 years, and our dieting can cultivate an unhealthy relationship to food.

This workshop is based on the Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) programme, which was developed and clinically tested by Dr. Jean Kristeller at Indiana State University. A growing evidence base suggests that the MB-EAT programme is highly effective in helping people manage unruly eating habits and lose weight.

Website: www.londonmindful.com 

Tickets: Here


Published July 31 2014

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What: ACE HOTEL INTRODUCTION TO RAW CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP

When: SATURDAY 13 SEPTEMBER

More: Come and learn about the magical world of Raw Chocolate- All free from Dairy, soya and refined Sugar. Cacao is one of the most nutritious plants on the planet. Raw chocolate is made with the un roasted beans- which ensures all the nutrients are in tact. In this two hour workshop, you will pick up easy- to- follow chocolate making skills, that you can go home and put into practice straight away. Laura will show you how to make your very own decadent, beautiful chocolates, using only the finest, Organic and Fair trade ingredients. You will learn about the nutritional benefits of Raw chocolate and other superfoods. By incorporating Raw Cacao into your diet, you will instantly feel more vibrant. There will be plenty to taste and your own creations to take home at the end. Laura has been making Raw chocolate for the last 5 years. She teaches all over the country and supplies shops with her creations in London. She featured on River Cottage in 2011, where Hugh visited her pop-up restaurant. Her recipe can be found on the Chanel 4 website

Website: http://www.acehotel.com/     

Tickets: Here

What: 2DAY ITALIAN RAW GOURMET COOKERY CLASS

When: SATURDAY 25 OCTOBER 2014 & SUNDAY 26 OCTOBER 2014

More: Do you love Italian cuisine and flavours? Do you love healthy eating? Would you like to be able to combine the two and learn to prepare the most amazing Italian recipes and still wonder “how can that be so heavenly tasty and still so light and good for me?

Maninpasta 2Day Instrument is a in-depth hands-on cookery class ideally designed for you to learn how to prepare amazing raw gourmet recipes that also look and taste fantastic. A 2-day-workshop where you have your own workstation and tools, including a Vitamix and a food processor in pairs, and where Chef Lorena Loriato of Nudo&Crudo will share with you the secrets hidden behind the renowned Italian cuisine. From a raw gourmet perspective. This is the only authentic Italian raw food class in the UK and Europe outside Italy.

Website: http://lorenaloriato.co.uk

Tickets: Here


Published July 24 2014

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What: Facial Masque Therapy Workshop!

When: SATURDAY AUGUST 30

More: Do you love organic skincare, and want to discover how you can create your own? Is your skin in need of a botanical boost, with the help of some of the finest organic ingredients? Would you love to take home your own spa products, which you formulated and crafted yourself? Yes You Say

Join me for this indulgent half day, to learn the art of formulating and blending Facial Masques, and discovering the science behind various herbs, clays and oils that will add a natural glow to your skin. And of course you get to take home your own concoctions!  Perfect for beginners

You will get to make

Clay Masques and Gel Masques

Tickets: Here

What: THE RAW FOOD WORKSHOP

When: WEEKLY EVENT - EVERY TUESDAY & SATURDAY: 18:30 TO 20:30

More: If you want to feel and look fantastic, lose weight naturally, and have loads of energy, changing to a raw food diet makes a huge difference. Instead of just thinking about it, why not learn about raw food at first hand? It couldn’t be easier.Introducing  "Raw Food Workshop"

This intensive two hour class is a wonderful way to discover:

•How to create mouth-watering, nutritious raw meals

•Which raw food equipment best suits your budget and kitchen

•How to make the transition towards a raw food diet

•Simple ways to include more living food into your cooked food diet

•How to make the transition towards a raw food die

Website: http://downtoearth.co.uk

Tickets: Here


THE WEEK BEFORE

Published July 18 2014

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What: Morning Gloryville - East London

When: East London episode #14 on 23rd July

More: Morning Gloryville ~ Rave your way into the day! is an immersive morning dance experience for those who dare to challenge morning culture and start their day in style! We’re on a soul-shaking mission to turn clubbing upside down and transform mornings into something truly remarkable, and you’re invited!

Website: http://morninggloryville.com 

Tickets: http://morninggloryville14.bpt.me 

What: Wild & Raw: Full Moon Gourmet Feast

When:  Tuesday August 12

More: Taking place each month around full moon these dinners focus on connecting us to nature’s natural rhythms by exploring and playing with delicious, abundant and unexpected natural foods prepared in a most tantalizing – orgasmic – sensual and uplifting way.Joel’s specialty is gourmet raw and wild cuisine and he takes pride (and a lot of time:) preparing and crafting intricate and mouth-watering dishes using carefully sourced ingredients, wild foods and 15 years of experience in technique and flavour combinations.This is a perfect opportunity for those of you who want to explore and experience more of Wild Food Cafe’s delicious offerings and take it one step further into plant-food world with us.For us it is an opportunity to play and do something truly extraordinary! To take time care and attention to craft a gourmet menu and really express our creativity and passion for orgasmic, uplifting natural plant-food

Website: http://wildfoodcafe.com/events/

Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wild-rawfull-moon-feast-gourmet-dinner-feast-with-joel-gazdar-team-at-wild-food-cafe-tickets-12288014783?aff=erelexporg


Published July 10 2014

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What: PURAVIDA SOCIAL CLUB

When: WEDNESDAY JULY 16

More: 

Pura Vida Social Club will launch at Fairground on Wednesday 16th July with the first in a series of monthly mid-week gatherings. Founded by Hugo Toland, Xochi Balfour and Dominic Cools-Lartigue, PVSC will provide a night of sensory exploration with spirit, substance and style, bringing together like minded people for an evening of food, music, craft and conversation for the mind, body and soul.

The launch event will feature, six sumptuous healthy dining dishes, both savoury and sweet curated by Xochi Balfour with The Detox KitchenDanielle Copperman fromModel Mange Tout and Punch Foods alongside PVSC cocktails and drinks from juice experts Imbibery London.

PVSC School of mysteries presents “the cosmic vibration” exploring the wonder of resonance and cymatics with a sound bath performance, workshop and open discussion hosted by Lani Rocillo from Sound Being.

Music will be provided by South London producer and DJ Al Dobson Jr, who will be showcasing his brand new release on Izwid “Sounds from the Village Vol.1” recently cited by the Guardian, Boiler Room and Giles Peterson as one to watch, alongside a live acoustic performance by folk singer Tanya Wells.  

PVSC will also be showcasing a selection of specially curated traditional and contemporary crafts, featuring talisman workshops, mandala painting and special guests and Wool & the gang.  

Website: http://www.puravida-socialclub.com

Tickets: Here

What: PLANT-BASED EATING 101

When: WEDNESDAY JULY 23

More: Are you looking to improve your diet but need a little inspiration? Join Maura, our Healthy Eating Specialist, while she prepares & shares some of her favourite plant-based recipes. Maura will discuss healthy alternatives to common ingredients & discuss the nutritional benefits of including more plant-based meals into your day.

Website: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/events?store=6574 

Tickets: Here

What: MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

When: Weekly Event - Every Wednesday

More: Mindfulness Meditation with its roots in Buddhism, is scientifically proven to help people increase their personal effectiveness creating greater resilience to the stresses they might experience in their lives. This eight week experiential course combines practical mindfulness meditation practices with cutting edge tools and techniques borrowed from neuroscience which lead to greater well-being and creativity at home and at work. You don't have to be spiritual, recite a mantra or meditate in a group.

Website: http://www.westminster.gov.uk/services/libraries/findalibrary/marylebone/ 

Tickets: Free - Here


Published July 4 2014

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What: ACE HOTEL INTRODUCTION TO RAW CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP

When: SATURDAY  5 JULY 

More: Come and learn about the magical world of Raw Chocolate- All free from Dairy, soya and refined Sugar. Cacao is one of the most nutritious plants on the planet. Raw chocolate is made with the un roasted beans- which ensures all the nutrients are in tact. In this two hour workshop, you will pick up easy- to- follow chocolate making skills, that you can go home and put into practice straight away. Laura will show you how to make your very own decadent, beautiful chocolates, using only the finest, Organic and Fair trade ingredients. You will learn about the nutritional benefits of Raw chocolate and other superfoods. By incorporating Raw Cacao into your diet, you will instantly feel more vibrant.

There will be plenty to taste and your own creations to take home at the end. Laura has been making Raw chocolate for the last 5 years. She teaches all over the country and supplies shops with her creations in London. She featured on River Cottage in 2011, where Hugh visited her pop-up restaurant. Her recipe can be found on the Chanel 4 website. The ticket price includes a welcome drink from our cold press farm to kitchen juice bar, Lovage.

Website: http://www.acehotel.com/london

Tickets: Here

What: TWO DAY INTRODUCTION TO RAW FOOD IMMERSION / 19-20 JULY

When: Saturday 19 July

More: We are very HAPPY to annouce brand new summer dates for this popular raw food and wellbeing weekend. Also, we are super ACED about securing a new, bright and spacious open-plan venue in Central London which will allow for us to facilitate an even more hands-on experience for YOU. Finally, we further adjusted and improved the course structure to make sure you get the most value from the weekend. We belive in what we do wholeheartedly, therefore we now offer a 100% SATISFACTION guarantee. More about our terms and conditions below. Our inspiration and drive comes from seeing you THRIVE and EMPOWERED with food, nutrition and wellbeing. We love to see your SOUL sing & dance & have fun in LIFE. We would love to see you in JULY and facilitate this experience for you!

Website: http://www.wildfoodcafe.com

Tickets: Here


Published June 27 2014

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What: YOGA TO MEET YOU

When: SUNDAY JULY 27

More: At Secret Urban Escape we like to mix things up, so you can expect something different from each event. Some might make you #SWEAT, #RELAX, #MOVE and so much more... So get ready and grab your fave yoga pants to get your downward facing dog on. Woof! THIS IS A FREE EVENT, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ROCK UP AT THE LULULEMON STORE IN COVENT GARDEN ON THE DAY ITSELF. Make sure you get there on time, as we're expecting this to be a popular one. First come, first to grab a mat. You can expect an energising yoga class with a difference, with shaking, stretching & socialising on and off the mat. Stick around afterwards and join us to fill the bellies with healthy refreshments, snacks and an extra treat or two. The perfect way to start the day.. easy like Sunday morning!

Website: http://www.secreturbanescape.com 

Tickets: Here

What: COOK WITH SUPERFOODS & ORGANIC BURST - INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP

When: TUESDAY JULY 22

More: Cook with Superfoods interactive workshop - learn how to turn everyday food into super-powered recipes and find out all about superfoods benefits, including wheatgrass, chlorella and spirulina. Veronique from Organic Burst will cook with you some interesting recipes including Spirulina truffles,Acai raspberry parfait, Coconut and Baobab Chia Pudding, Wheatgrass vinegrette!

Take away the fruit of your cooking or eat in with the rest of the group!

Website: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/fulham 

Tickets: Here


Published June 19 2014

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What: CONTENT SUMMER WELLBEING FESTIVAL 2014

When: 27 JUNE – 19 JULY

More: Content Beauty is excited to announce that we will be hosting our second Summer Wellbeing Festival jam packed full of the best and latest faces, brands and initiatives within London’s growing wellbeing mecca. With a range of in, out of store and online events – this year’s festival is not to be missed!

Website: http://www.beingcontent.com/blog/2014/06/content-summer-wellbeing-festival-2014-save-the-date/

What: RAW FOOD FOR BUSY LIVES

When: Monday July 7

More: Saskia Fraser, author and lifestyle coach, discusses the benefits of introducing raw food into your diet for energy and vibrantly good health. In this fun and accessible talk she’ll be explaining what raw food is and how it works with your body to de-stress you, help you look more youthful and attain your natural weight without dieting. Saskia will be sharing practical raw food tips and secrets to help improve your confidence and health long term. Her delicious raw cake will also be available

Website: http://www.rawfreedom.co.uk/

Tickets: Here

What: GROW LONDON

When: THIS WEEKEND 20 – 22 JUNE

More: A one-stop hub of gardening excellence taking place on Hampstead Heath this weekend. Set your imagination free as we introduce you to this new gardening fair experience – the likes of which has never before been seen in the UK. Whether you grow herbs on a window sill, plant pots of peonies on your balcony, sow seeds in your allotment or are just looking to jazz up your garden, GROW London promises masses of inspiration, creativity, originality and style for everyone from plant-mad professionals to green-fingered enthusiasts.

Website: http://growlondon.com/london/

Tickets: Here


Published June 13 2014

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What: HEALTHY SKIN WORKSHOP WITH REN + ORGANIC BURST: BANISH POST-WORKOUT SPOTS

When: Wednesday 25 June

More: Healthy Skin Workshop with REN + Organic Burst: Banish Post-Workout SpotsLove your workout, but not so much the spots you tend to get afterwards? Don't let bad skin get in the way of what's meant to be a beautiful, sun-kissed summer. Book our Healthy Skin Workshop, happening Wednesday, 25th June, at the Clissold Leisure Centre in Stoke Newington. David Delport, of REN Skincare, and Veronique Soignot, of Organic Burst will be giving a talk on how to prevent breakouts and support a clear complexion all summer long!

Website: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/stokenewington

Tickets: Here

What: THE PROVOCATIVE CHOCOLATE AFFAIR - A SUMMER EVENING OF FEMALE TALENT

When: THURSDAY 19 JUNE

More: The Provocative Chocolate Affair is an Inspirational Evening of Provocative Ideas and Sensational Female Talent, all with a sustainable angle – Oh and sinfully good artisan chocolate! Orchestrated By Journalist Alison Jane Reid, Founder and Editor of Ethical Hedonist Magazine, the only online magazine devoted to luxury and sustainability. Sponsored By HW Fisher and Co – London’s Leading Firm of Sustainable Accountants. For one night only, Rococo offers its guests an exclusive, closed door shopping & tasting experience to peruse the Alice Through The Looking Glass Belgravia boutique for the perfect artisan  chocolates.

Website: http://www.ethical-hedonist.com

Tickets: Here


Published June 5 2014

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What: SPIRITED SESSION: EXPRESS YOURSELF

When: SATURDAY 7 JUNE

More: The Spirited Sessions are down to earth, fun, wholehearted workshops, which will lift your energy and help you reconnect with your heart, soul and spirit. Through this powerful combination of meditation, physical work, energy healing, chanting and life coaching you will meet like minded and hearted people, leaving with a clearer vision of who you really are and what you’re here to do.
This 'Express Yourself' Spirited Session is all about listening to that part of you forward that longs to be expressed. By the end of the session you will have clarity on what your soul is trying to tell you, gain the courage to listen to it and a have plan to make it happen!

Website: http://www.thespiritedproject.com/spirited-sessions/

Tickets: Here

What: GLOW FROM WITHIN! HEALTHY GLOWING SKIN WITH ORGANIC BURST SUPERFOODS

When: TUESDAY 17 JUNE

More: Due to the demand and the success of the first Glow From Within Workshop we are repeating this class in June! Veronique from Organic Burst will share her secrets on how to get a healthy glowing skin using superfoods. You will enjoy a fun and informative 1 hour masterclass, with welcome superfood cocktail and 2 recipes workshop, plus a goodie bag!

Website: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/glow-from-within-healthy-glowing-skin-with-organic-burst-superfoods-tickets-11805475495?aff=es2&rank=1

Tickets: Here


Published May 29 2014

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What: VEGAN AND RAW FOODS BBQ

When: Sunday June 15

More: A Vegan and Raw Foods meet up, this Summer to enjoy the Summer evening in the garden, and to enjoy a Veganilicious and Rawlicious BBQ  Most Delicious -Nutritious and Scrumptious and freshly squeezed Juices and Smoothies.

Tickets: Here

What: HOLI ONE COLOUR FESTIVAL

When: Saturday August 2

More: Thousands of people, dressed in white, come together to share music, dance, performance art and visual stimulation. HOLI ONE brings this unforgettable experience to cities all around the world. We come together to share in music, dance, performance art and visual stimulation.

Website: http://holione.com/en/events/london.html

Tickets: Here

What: YOGA DATING - CENTRAL!

When: Friday May 30

More: Forget Bikram, is this the hottest Yoga in London!?

As seen in the Daily ExpressMetroDaily Mail Online. Time Out and Sky News. Yoga that connects. What better time to meet someone then when you’re killer relaxed and having been in a shared, soulful experience? For this class i've The classes are suitable for all and based on Heart warming Dru yoga and feature; partner yoga sequences – rotating between partners in the class to get acquainted; connection and mindfulness exercises; group (humandala) yoga; and an immense deep relaxation at the end! So less of a yoga class attended by Single people and more of a yoga class designed to connect.teamed.up with dating site Dateinadash to offer a unique class and social dubbed 'yoga dating!'

Website: www.creativeyogalondon.co.uk

Tickets: Here


Published May 22 2014

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What: HEAR NO EVIL

When: Saturday May 24 - Sunday May 25

More: How to make the most of your Bank Holiday Saturday? You could do a lot worse than head down to the London Fields Brewery arches, the site of this fundraising festival for the Macmillan cancer support charity. The music bill, which leans towards reverb-heavy psych-rock and pop, includes some of London's best young bands, and there's plenty of comedy and other fun stuff too. Oh, and because of the location, there'll be a fair amount of craft beer sloshing about.

Website: http://www.londonfieldsbrewery.co.uk/

Tickets: Here

What: CHELSEA FRINGE EVENT

When: Saturday May 24 + Sunday May 25

More: 'I beg your pardon, I never promised you a herb garden' is an art installation by Emma Edmondson. Emma invites visitors to make themselves a cup of tea from an exciting range of herbs, and sit down with strangers to discuss topics submitted by visitors and social media in an effort to put the world to rights.

Website: http://www.khwgarden.org.uk/events/

Tickets: rsvp@khwgarden.org.uk


Published May 15 2014

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What: Spring Beauty, Glowing Skin & the Azure Eye w/ Lou Dartford

When: May 20

More: This Spring is all about the revival of blue for eyes. Think you can't wear it? Sounds too 80's for you? Organic Make-up Artist Lou Dartford shares professional tips for easy ways to wear colour (not just blue!) on your eyes and mastering glowing skin. Ideal for those switching to organic make-up or those wanting to master a pretty, natural complexion.

  • Learn how to adapt the seasonal colour trends for eyes to suit you. With inspiration from the spring/summer runways and expert tips, Louise will demonstrate a variety of key trends for wearing colour and keepng skin looking healthy this season so you can try the latest looks no matter how colour shy you are.  

Perfect for if you would like to introduce a little colour to your eyes and get tips for glowing skin.

Each Masterclass Includes

  • Group demonstration and instruction from Louise Dartford lasting 1-1.5hrs
  • Notes and diagrams to take home.
  • Drinks and snacks.
  • Booking Fee may be redeemed when you spend over £50 on the night.
  • Bring your make up kit and we'll help you swap your old favourites for new.

Website: http://www.beingcontent.com

Tickets: To book phone Content on 020 3075 1006. Places are limited.

What: MIND BODY AND SPIRIT FESTIVAL

When: May 23 – 26 

More: The Mind Body Spirit Festival is back! And this time it brings with it the fresh air of Wellbeing. Yes! The Mind Body Spirit London Wellbeing Festival has arrived. Yes it's a lot of words but then it's a whole lot of Festival. Featuring a 360 degree Soul Dome Cinema, a Mantra Lounge, The Yoga Monkey, The Krishna Pop up Temple, The Love Dome, Amma’s Pop Up Temple, an experiential art space, Inspiral Cafe, a free stage with over 30 hours of music and interactive live experiences, the all new Wellbeing Zone and Wellbeing Studio sponsored by Psychologies Magazine and over 100 cutting edge exhibitors and therapists. Add to that 42 hours of workshops presented by some of the world’s greatest thought leaders and teachers.

Website: http://www.mindbodyspirit.co.uk

Tickets: Here


Published May 8 2014

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What: Planting design - how to create successful borders with thriving plants

When:  Thursday May 29

More: The class is for you if you'd like to know how to transform a garden with stunning plant borders. The class will cover the principles of planting design and plant selection. We’ll look at the importance of understanding your soil and how to combine plants to create beautiful borders that deliver throughout the year.

Website: http://www.organiclea.org.uk

Tickets: Here

What: Slow Fashion & Beauty Revolution Popup Sale Flat Planet Carnaby Quarter

When: Sunday May 18

More: Calling London’s coolest, most discerning fashion and beauty hunters – top journalist Alison Jane Reid aka The Ethical Hedonist Magazine and Flat Planet – London’s finest local diner in the legendary Carnaby Quarter London - invite you to come for a glam Sunday brunch popup sale (organic and locally sourced) and discover London’s new crop of extraordinary British artisan fashion stars – all part of the amazing slow, conscious fashion revolution which is sweeping the fashion capitals of the world and making fashion that is once again about quality, beautiful stories and authentic pieces to treasure.

Website: http://www.ethical-hedonist.com

Tickets: Here


Published May 1 2014

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What: Breakfast with Pai Skincare founder Sarah Brown, with food by Rude Health

When: Friday May 9

More: Taking over The Study will be a range of truly special brands that focus on beauty, inside and out- from organic food to holistic treatments and amazing natural cosmetics. A few of the brands we will be housing over the weekend include; Pai Skincare, Bobo’s Juicery, Silk + Honey; an amazing bespoke product brand, and Arganic with their Argan Oil for both food and face. The event will be running for three full days celebrating natural beauty, from the 9th-11th May. The full schedule of events will be announced soon; but as a taster we can reveal the first event we will be hosting is an exclusive breakfast morning on Friday the 9th from 9-10am. “How I took control of my sensitive skin” will be the topic of conversation with Sarah Brown, founder of organic skincare brand Pai. And for beauty on the inside, Rude Health will be providing us with a delicious brunch to keep you going for the whole morning. We also want to give you a proper introduction to all the brands; and so will be giving each ticket holder a goodie bag at the end of the morning, containing over £25 worth of products!

Website: http://www.sheridanandco.com

Tickets: Here

What: Spirited Meditation

When: Tuesday May 6

More: Would you like to quieten your mind and find some peace in the city? Spirited Meditation sessions provide an opportunity for you to listen to your heart and put aside the craziness of everyday living in London. Hosted by Robyn Silverton and Rebecca Campbell these relaxed sessions are open to absolutely anyone interested in the the many many benefits of meditation. No experience necessary. Suggested donation £10.

Website: http://www.thespiritedproject.com

Tickets: DONATION


Published April 24 2014

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What: Lunchtime Yoga for deskworkers

When: Friday May 23

More: Relieve the mental and postural stress and tension that builds up from desk work, computer use and life in general with these gentle, largely chair-based yoga exercises. Sam Cowan’s lunchtime yoga for desk-workers class includes yogic breathing (to rev up your brain with extra oxygen!) and stretches aimed to relax and energise the hands, arms, shoulders, back, neck and head. Wear clothes that are comfortable to move in, save your lunch for afterwards (no meals for 2 hours beforehand!) and bring some water along. Please do not come if you have a cold (or anything else contagious) or feel unwell. Suitable for all levels, including absolute beginners.

Website: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/cbl

TicketsHere

What: June Sunday Roast at Sunday Papers Live – Forgotten Feast 

When: Sunday May 25

More: The Trefusis Hall will lay host to epic shared-plate banquets by Tom - an award winning eco-chef and founder of Forgotten Feast, working on projects throughout the UK to revive our cooking heritage through convivial feasts. Tom only uses the best organic and seasonal ingredients one can find, creating feasts that can be compared with only the best artisanal cooks in London.

Website: www.tomsfeast.com/restaurants/forgotten-feast/

Tickets: Here


Published April 17 2014

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What: RAW REREAT

When: Friday June 20 – Monday 23 

More: This raw retreat is in the perfect setting, on the North West coast of Wales, hosted in a 1300 century stately home, you really do feel that you have retreat into tranquillity,

Over the course of the 3 night stay, there are raw food workshops, teaching you how to prepare raw breakfast, lunch, evening meals and snacks. During your stay you are treated to all inclusive gourmet raw cuisine, which is cleansing and healing your body with an added bonus of tasting delicious.

Each day begins with morning meditation and should you wish to take a walk along the beach or go for a dip in the pool, the estate has more than enough to offer, the panoramic views are magnificent, literally breath taking.

Website: www.rawchifood.com

TicketsHere

What: INTRO TO ‘GROWING YOUR OWN’ – WORKSHOP BY ORGANICLEA

When: Thursday May 22

More: Kick start your 2014 kitchen garden with an introductory 'grow your own' workshop. This workshop will help you develop your food growing skills and understanding of organic gardening, including seed planting and creating wildlife friendly designs. As part of the workshop you will sow some vegetable seeds, plant out some plugs, and take them home to get your vegetable garden underway. Whether you are an absolute beginner, or would like some guidance to ensure you are making the most of your growing space, OrganicLea offer a wealth of knowledge and experience to point you in the right direction.

Website: www.organiclea.org.uk

Tickets: Here


Published April 10 2014

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b. active

What: Yoga Therapy For The Mind 8 Week Course

More: Yoga Therapy for the Mind is designed to help you reduce stress and enhance your wellbeing. It brings together mindfulness meditation, breathing, and yogic movement exercises in a therapeutic way to help you learn simple techniques that harness both your mind and body to bring about emotional ease. The course is for those of us who would like to weave into daily life a practice that enables us to:

• manage stress, anxiety and/or depression better
• enhance concentration and focus
• expand psychological tolerance of uncomfortable feelings
• improve wellbeing
• develop resilience

When: Friday May 2

Website: http://www.theschooloflife.com 

Tickets: Here

b. nourished

What: Two Day Introduction to Raw Food Immersion

More: During these two days we strip it back to the basics, no fluff. We dive deep into the core foundations of wellbeing, raw food and, most importantly, the key principles that build a solid understanding to all the common WHYs and HOWs. You will learn a lot about context and core architecture of wellbeing, food, nutrition and more, because we believe that once you understand the core principles of your body, environment, ecosystem, nature and food you will be empowered to make choices that perpetuate your wellbeing, naturally.You will be empowered to lead a healthier, more sustainable, rewarding and playful lifestyle. Because You deserve it.

When: Saturday 10 + 11 May

Website: http://wildfoodcafe.com 

Tickets: Here


Published April 4 2014

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b. nourished

What: Easter Raw Chocolate with Laura Coxeter

When: Saturday April 19

More: Come and learn how to make Raw Chocolate for Easter! Ditch the sugar laden confection and create your own healthy and decadent eggs and truffles with the added satisfaction that you made them yourself. Cacao is one of the most nutritious plants on the planet. Raw chocolate is made with the un roasted beans- which ensures all the nutrients are in tact. In this two hour workshop, you will pick up easy- to- follow chocolate making skills, that you can go home and put into practice straight away. Laura will show you how to make your very own decadent, beautiful chocolates, using only the finest, Organic and Fair trade ingredients. You will learn about the nutritional benefits of Raw chocolate and other superfoods. By incorporating Raw Cacao into your diet, you will instantly feel more vibrant. There will be plenty to taste and your own creations to take home at the end.

Laura has been making Raw chocolate for the last 5 years. She teaches all over the country and supplies shops with her creations in London. She featured on River Cottage in 2011, where Hugh visited her pop-up restaurant.

Website: www.acehotel.com

Tickets: Here

b. beautiful

What: Organic Make Up Masterclass Series with Louise Dartford

When: April 24 + May 20

More: The masterclasses will be run by Make Up Artist Louise Dartford whose work graces the covers of magazines and features in fashion shoots and music videos, and will incorporate tips on how to use some of the best natural and organic make-up ranges from around the world. 

Each fun packed evening covers a different topic and notes are provided to ensure you get all the tips you need for professional make up at home. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Website: www.beingcontent.com

Tickets: Here


Published March 27 2014


b.enlightened

What: How To Have Better Conversations

When: Monday March 31

More: Our lives are so often filled with superficial talk, from office chit chat to commentaries on last night's television. How can we have conversations that inspire us to think in new ways, that stimulate our curiosity and that prompt us to say things we've never said before? How should we talk to our lovers? How can we deal with difficult conversations both at work and around the family dinner table? Join us for a class about the art of conversation. We'll be exploring its history, drawing lessons from top talkers like Doctor Johnson and Woody Allen. We'll investigate the psychology and philosophy of conversation - what works and what doesn't - as well as the assumptions we make about other people that stifle mutual understanding. And of course we'll put the ideas we explore into practice. Come along and discover how to make the leap from mere idle banter to enriching and adventurous conversation.

Tickets: Here

b.nourished

What: The Raw Food Workshop

When: Classes starting March 29 + running til the end of the year

More: If you want to feel and look fantastic, lose weight naturally, and have loads of energy, changing to a raw food diet makes a huge difference. Instead of just thinking about it, why not learn about raw food at first hand? It couldn’t be easier. Introducing  "Raw Food Workshop". This intensive two hour class is a wonderful way to discover:

-How to create mouth-watering, nutritious raw meals

-Which raw food equipment best suits your budget and kitchen

-How to make the transition towards a raw food diet

-Simple ways to include more living food into your cooked food diet

-How to make the transition towards a raw food diet

Tickets: Here

b.enlightened

What: The Earth - her spiritual secrets revealed

When: Sunday April 6

More: Talk presented by award-winning international bestselling author Richard Lawrence.

The Earth is a living being. She is an ancient intelligence who has accepted the limitations of her current physical form to provide us with a planetary home. By doing so, she has given us a wonderful classroom to gain experience after experience in the journey called life.

For millions of years we have reincarnated on this beautiful planet, for the most part with little thought of offering even a token of thankfulness in return for this sacrifice she has made on our behalf. But a great change is taking place. According to the perfectly balanced Law of Karma mankind cannot reside here indefinitely while indulging in the futilities of war, pollution, excessive materialism, and so on. We will have to change or we will no longer be allowed to continue to reincarnate upon such a holy entity.

In these talks you will discover the outstanding, controversial and inspiring revelations given to humanity by, and through, the founder of The Aetherius Society – Dr George King (1919-1997) – one of the most remarkable mediums the world has ever seen. Through intense practice of the higher forms of yoga, for an average of 8-10 hours a day for about a decade, Dr King entered the highest states of consciousness attainable on Earth, and also became a skilled medium – not just for intelligences on the higher planes of Earth – but also for beings from other planets.

 Tickets: Here

CITY: SPECIAL EVENT | GREECE

b. benevolent + b. active

What: Light Up Yoga

When: Sunday March 30

More: This is a Yoga charity event to donate your loving pracitce to people in Patras. We help one by one, so this event is for a lady with serious health, family and financial problems. The Yoga Teachers are Spyros Kapnias Garudananda and Niki Lambropoulos Sensei. Organisation ASTO Community Centre Patras, Athina Kokla and Yoga in Town.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/612125398842320/