Wellness junkies do it in the wild - in the forest - lake-side. Taking body, mind and spirit to another level!
Hold your lion pose. And connect body and your surroundings in our gentle morning yoga with Alex. We will breathe deeply, stretch our bodies and soothe our minds. No previous yoga experience, flexibility, or mat needed!
The ALSO Running Club is back for 2021. Decide whether you want to join our 5k or 10k and start your Saturday morning with a jog round our gorgeous Warwickshire countryside.
The ALSO Running Club is back for 2021. Decide whether you want to join our 5k or 10k and start your Sunday morning with a jog round our gorgeous Warwickshire countryside.
Wild swimming is glorious and restorative - and takes centre stage at ALSO with our lake swimming sessions open to all. 2-4 pm Saturday and Sunday. Our lake is a quarter of a mile wide and was designed by leading landscape architect Capability Brown (we hear to look like the Mississippi) it is designed to make you feel awe for nature and the natural landscape and nowhere is it easier to feel this awe than from in the lake. So please, be our guest, dive in!
Our wild swimming expert has designed a restorative Sunset Swim Experience timed perfectly to see our extraordinary lake in the most magical light. Adults only. Booking opens soon.
You will not want to miss our highly immersive session MOVE - the new science of body over mind from biologist and consultant to the New Scientist Caroline Williams, and her superb case for movement in our lives, and if there's ever been a year to reassess our relationship with movement this it! Lookout throughout the festival for many different opportunities to move your body in different ways as we bring Caroline's excellent research to practical life. Why not try as many as you can?
With a focus on alignment, precision and breath, Pilates is excellent for mindfully unwinding and toning your body. We will cover simple Pilates repertoire, with variations for those with more experience. Jemima has been teaching Pilates in the community and to dancers for 15 years and is an award-winning dance maker, performer and teacher.
Join Sohan Kailey as he takes you dancing around the world with songs from his debut album Let's Naach (Let's Dance). Bhangra Pop Music for children and families. Get ready to sing and dance along to Bhangra Rave, Bhangra Pirates, Dinosaur Rock, Shake It Like (Bollywood style), party on the beach. Fun songs for all to enjoy. Audience participation a must!
Learn fun Bhangra dance moves with Sohan Kailey. Bhangra is an agricultural farming dance from the Punjab region of India. Dance to vibrant music. Suitable for all ages.
As we gaze at our beautiful setting, seek inner calm and creativity as you let yourself go and discover your inner artist. Free from judgement and self-criticism, this experience is not about the finished product, it’s about you, achieving a state of relaxation and mindfulness, and, trust us, the creativity will flow.
A chance to experience this ancient Chinese art. As a moving meditation, Tai Chi helps to strengthen and balance the body while also bringing the mind into the here and now. With no previous experience required, this gentle physical exercise is suitable for all - so there's no excuse not to give it a go!
A session of morning movement meditation, based on a combination of Qi Gong and Tai Chi movements. Qi Gong, whole body breathing, focuses on slow movements, combined with meditative breathing, to relax the body and calm the mind. A very practical way to alleviate the symptoms of today's life style (stress and too much sitting). They are the perfect morning exercise, bringing calmness to your mind while gently promoting flexibility, strength and balance.
Explore the fragrance materials used in perfumery to make animalic accords, and create your own scent creature. Smell (synthetic cruelty free) musks, civet and ambergris, plant essential oils which perfumers use to evoke animal aromas, and hyrax. Take away a scented porcelain disc - made specially to hold fragrance by Les Parfumables in Limoges - perfumed with your favourite materials. Artisan perfumer Sarah McCartney of indie fragrance company 4160Tuesdays will share her materials and help you create the scent of your spirit animal.Info & Tickets
Join Sarah McCartney founder of 4160 Tuesdays, the brilliant, independent artisan London based perfumery who will be our in-festival perfumer and will be, for the very first time, leading us in a guided visualisation using perfume to heighten, deepen and enhance the meditation.Info & Booking