14th Jan 2020
Royal William Yard is inviting visitors to rid themselves of the January blues and embrace a season of health and wellness. From energetic coastal walks and yoga classes, to fulfilling skills workshops and new healthy dishes on the menu, the iconic destination is welcoming wellness at the Yard with special events, activities – and even an exciting new business.
Running throughout January and February, the Yard’s Wellness Season will provide an array of energising experiences suitable for all abilities. Offering a variety of health, wellness and fitness sessions, designed and presented by local wellness experts, there will be plenty of opportunities to nourish mind, body and soul.
For the Mind:
Royal William Yard is soon to welcome its newest resident, Enhance Aesthetics & Wellness. From the unique setting of the Guardhouse, Enhance will provide visitors with opportunities to relax, restore and rejuvenate. Specialising in a variety of spa therapy treatments, the clinic uses 100% natural, vegan products handmade in Devon. Additionally, Enhance will offer counselling services that focus on wellbeing and relaxing the mind.
With mindfulness a focus at the Yard throughout the year, visitors can also embrace the positive effects of arts and crafts, with both Ocean Studios and Make140 offering a range of creative workshops that provide mental stimulation, new skills and help banish the winter blues.
Taking advantage of all that the unique location has to offer, there are plenty of additional opportunities to treat yourself to a little me-time at the Yard. From discovering the array of boutiques for some retail therapy, to taking some time out for some special attention from the exceptional stylists at Yoke – there’s something for everyone to lift the mood.
For the Body:
Guaranteed to motivate even the most dispirited gym-goer, boost your physical wellbeing by embracing workouts accompanied by stunning scenery. Take advantage of South West Coast Path’s lunchtime walks. Held every Monday at 1:00pm, set off from the Melville Clock Tower for a 30-minute stroll to discover the coast with company and embrace the fresh sea air.
Or embark on the ultimate Yoga experience with Ashtanga Yoga. Taking place every Sunday at Ocean Studios from 10:15–11:30am, discover the mental and physical benefits of these calming yet energising sessions. From the experienced Yogi, to the complete beginner, Ashtanga Yoga is beneficial for all abilities, promoting health, happiness and strength through enjoyable exercise.
Continuing the journey to full physical health, registered charity Nuffield Health, will be offering the work community at Royal William Yard mini health MOT’s and a series of wellness workshops. Starting with Meet the Expert on Thursday 23rd January from 10:00 – 11:00am, wellness specialist Brendan Lightfoot, will reveal top tips for protecting the immune system during the cold and flu season. Nuffield Health will also be offering a Walk & Talk on Tuesday 11th February from 9:00–11:00am. Open to the public with no need to book, join Wellbeing experts on a guided tour of the Yard and the surrounding area.
For the Soul:
Food for the soul, the Yard’s wellness season welcomes a new menu from resident restaurant, Wagamama, as part of Veganuary. Its latest must-try creation is vegan ‘suika’ tuna, plant-based and 100% vegan, the ‘tuna’ dish is created using dehydrated watermelon, sliced, seared and served hot. Dressed in a miso sesame sauce, it is served on a bed of soy seasoned white rice with pickled radish, kale and tenderstem broccoli. Topped with avocado, edamame and tofu guacamole, this dish is a unique flavour journey designed to treat the taste buds. Wagamama have also brought back their mindful placemats which this year feature ‘the great kanagawa wave’ which can be folded into an origami boat offering a fun and mindful activity for all.
With a variety of high-quality restaurants, as well as a luxury wine bar, the Yard sets the scene for the perfect outing with family and friends. With plenty of culinary experiences to choose from, the Yard is ideal for getting people together to enjoy good food with even better company - a setting that’s sure to lift the soul.
Hailey Cattle, Regional Marketing Manager for Urban Splash, said: “, Our Wellness Season will celebrate everything health and wellness this winter. Lifting the spirits when it’s most needed, there’s plenty on offer to help people embrace and improve their physical and mental health. We are also excited to soon welcome new business Enhance Aesthetics & Wellness, which is such a positive and exciting new addition to the Yard.
“It’s so important to make the time to take care of yourself, and we hope that our Wellness Season will help people to value and enjoy activities that support their health and wellbeing. From diving in with open water swimming and discovering the benefits of Ashtanga Yoga, to getting the creative juices flowing or spending quality time with loved ones, join us to nourish the mind, body and soul.”
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