Wednesday 20th – Sunday 24th April
Free, donations welcome
Relax and unwind at Delapré Abbey with four days of informal talks, classes and performances designed to increase your health and wellbeing. Let loose and move your body as you soak in the beautiful surrounds of the historic Abbey and its surrounding green spaces.
With a varied programme, you can choose which events you’d like to attend to create your own tailored experience.
Introductory classes include pilates, soul fusion, bootcamp, yoga, core de force, seated exercise, children’s sports activities, and zumba.
Talks include ways on managing your mental health, advice on how to stop smoking, and healthy eating on a budget.
There will also be African drumming performances on the South Lawn by the United African Association for all to enjoy.
This festival is programmed by Northamptonshire Sport, partnering with Talk Mental Health, Northampton Leisure Trust, Aligned Pilates, Adult Learning Service, Step Forward with Lewis, Public Health Northamptonshire and Action for Happiness.
Talk: Introduction to Self-Management
Wed 20th and Sat 23rd April, 10am-12noon
Discover self-care techniques with this introductory workshop to self-management, led by Nick Wilson of Talk Mental Health.
Have you been feeling more tired, anxious and agitated, with a lower mood than usual? Do you find yourself struggling with personal and professional social interactions, mood swings and experiencing a lack of motivation and sleep?
If so, it could be that you have stored a number of stressful situations which have begun to weigh you down, the past two years have been fairly stressful, emotional and upsetting, and as such, we need to safely unpack this stress and lighten the load for you. Once you’re not so weighed down by the burden of these stressful situations, you will find yourself sleeping better, becoming less anxious and agitated, more productive and generally feeling happier.
Does this sound good to you? Can you relate to any of the above? Do you want to take back an element of control over yourself?
This can be gained by working through the Self-Care Workshop and is a great first step towards becoming more self aware of who you are, your goals, values, strengths and purpose, whilst identifying how to create the best version of you and when you next experience a stressful situation, you will immediately know how to help yourself, preventing it from taking over your life.
Class: Introduction to Pilates
Wed 20th and Sat 23rd April, 10:30am-11:15am
Treat your body and soul in the surroundings of our beautiful Library with this introduction to mat based Pilates. Led by Aligned Pilates, the class is a good introduction to Pilates for general strength and conditioning and is suitable for all levels. No prior experience needed.
Instructor Lucy has been teaching for over 20 years and is experienced working with clients for injury rehabilitation as well ante-natal and post-natal exercise.
Class: Soul Fusion
Wed 20th, 12-1pm
Get moving to soul music vibes at this Soul Fusion class.
Performance: African Drumming
Wed 20th and Sat 23rd April, Times TBC
Enjoy an African drumming performance on the South Lawn by the United African Association.
CANCELLED – Talk: Stop Smoking
Sat 23rd April, 10am-12noon
Advice on ways to stop smoking.
Thu 21st 4-5pm, Friday 22nd 12:30-1:15pm, and Sun 24th April 12-12:45pm
Let loose and move your body at a fun 30 minute outdoor ‘bootcamp’ style session, suitable for all abilities.
This session will be led by Michelle – a qualified personal trainer, fitness instructor and coach. Michelle is known for her fun approach to exercise and her wacky leggings!
Thu 21st April, 2-3pm
Take part in an introduction to yoga. No experience necessary.
Talk: How to Nourish Your Body on a Budget
Thu 21st April, 2-3pm
Ideas on healthy eating that won’t break the bank with nutritionist Holly Koenig. Holly loves working with people and helping them to make changes in their lives.
Class: Core de Force
Fri 22nd April, 10:30-11:30am
Improve your balance and strength with this great core workout.
Class: Seated Exercise
Fri 22nd April, 2-2:45pm
An introduction to gentle exercise aimed at providing strength and balance classes for Older People. This type of exercise, which uses a chair as a support (some seated and some standing exercises) improves balance & strength, helping to maintain independent living and reduce injury due to falls.
About the instructor – Sally is a fully qualified and experienced OTAGO Exercise trained instructor.
Children: Mini Sports
Saturday 23rd April, 10:15am-12:30pm
Timed entry at 10:15am, 11am, 11:45am (20 children per time slot)
Recommended for ages 8-13 years
Get the kids moving with fun ‘mini sports’ led by Trilogy Leisure.
Sunday 24th April, 10-11am
Get moving with this fun Zumba class in the Coach House.