Wellbeing Festival

Wellbeing Festival

Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd January
Spaces limited, pre-booking advised

Relax and unwind at Delapré Abbey with three days of informal talks, classes and activities designed to increase your health and wellbeing. Help banish those January blues and move your body as you soak in the beautiful surroundings of the historic Abbey and its 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, nordic walking, seated yoga, Zumba and more (all levels and abilities welcome).

The programme of talks include tips on managing chronic pain, ways to boost your mood during winter, using creativity and crafting to support your mental health and wellbeing, and tips for improved sleep.

This festival is programmed by Northamptonshire Sport and Delapré Abbey.

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Programme

Friday 20th January

9:30am: Class – Seated Yoga
10am: Class – Nordic Walking
10am: Talk – Chronic Pain: Come and find out what works and do more of it
11am: Activity – Walk and Talk
11:30am: Talk – Sleep: The seedbed for good mental health
1pm: Class – Pilates with Lucy
2pm: Talk – Using creativity, crafting and the arts to support your mental health and wellbeing
2pm: Talk – Keys to unlock your Happier Self
2pm: Class – Gong Bath

Saturday 21st January

9:30am: Class – Pilates with Lucy
10am: Talk – The Journey, SPACE Towcester
10:30am: Class – Nordic Walking
11am: Activity – Walk and Talk
11am: Class – Arts and Crafts with SPACE Towcester
11:30am: Class – Clubbercise
11:30am: Talk – Boosting your mood during winter
1pm: Class – Zumba
2pm: Class – Nordic Walking
2pm: Class – Arts and Crafts with SPACE Towcester
2pm: Talk – Menopause
2pm: Activity – Walk and Talk

Sunday 22nd January

9:30am: Class – Seated Yoga
9:30am: Children’s activity – Beginner’s Boxing Class for ages 7 to 13
10am: Talk – Keys to unlock your Happier Self
10am: Activity – Couch to 5k (10 week plan)
10:30am: Class – Nordic Walking
10:30am: Activity – Walk and Talk
10:30am: Arts and Crafts with SPACE Towcester

Plus more TBC.

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Classes and activities:
(All equipment provided. Please wear comfortable clothes)

Seated Yoga
Friday 20th and Sunday 22nd January, 9:30am – 10:15am
£6 / £4 if referred by a Social Prescribing Link Worker

This seated yoga class for all levels and abilities is led by Curvy Asanas. Yoga is for anyone, it doesn’t matter how curvy your body, how curvy your mind or what you wear, it’s about listening and connecting to your body, breath and mind.

This class will be held in Delapré Abbey’s Library and is limited to 12 people.

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Nordic Walking
Friday 20th January, 10am – 11am
Saturday 21st January, 10:30am – 11:30am and 2pm – 3pm
Sunday 22nd January, 10:30am – 11:30am
£5

Come and have a go at Nordic Walking around the wonderful grounds of Delapre Abbey.

This class will start in Delapré Abbey’s Coach House and is limited to 7 people per session.

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Pilates with Lucy
Friday 20th January, 1pm – 1:45pm
Saturday 21st January, 9:30am – 10:15am
£6 / £4 if referred by a Social Prescribing Link Worker

This is a class suitable for complete beginners and those new to Pilates. Lucy will guide you through various exercises designed to improve core strength, balance and reduce back pain.

This class will be held in Delapré Abbey’s Library and is limited to 12 people.

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Gong Bath
Friday 20th January, 2pm – 2:45pm
£7 / £5 if referred by a Social Prescribing Link Worker

Led by Mandala Moon Therapies. Give yourself permission to let go and relax into a deeply relaxing experience.

This class will be held in Delapré Abbey’s Library and is limited to 12 people.

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Walk and Talk
Friday 20th January, 10:30am
Saturday 21st January, 10:30am
Sunday 22nd January, 10:30am
Free

Wellness walk around the beautiful grounds of Delapré Abbey. The walks provide an inclusive friendly walk. There are no restrictions with ability or experience as these walks are at a slow pace using marked trails. Don’t worry there is no pressure to talk but many people find this time great for talking through issues they may have at work, home or just an opportunity to chat. Led by SPACE Towcester.

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Arts and Crafts with SPACE Towcester
Saturday 21st January, 11am and 2pm
Sunday 22nd January, 10:30am
£2.50

Join SPACE Towcester for arts and craft activities.

This class will be held in Delapré Abbey’s Coach House and is limited to 15 people.

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Clubbercise
Saturday 21st January, 11:30am – 12:15pm
£6 / £4 if referred by a Social Prescribing Link Worker

Dance like no one is watching. It’s good for the body and soul. You don’t have to be good you just want to have fun. This session is led by Clubbercise Northampton with JoJo.

This class will be held in Delapré Abbey’s Library and is limited to 20 people.

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Zumba
Saturday 21st January, 1pm – 1:45pm
£6 / £4 if referred by a Social Prescribing Link Worker

 Get moving with this fun Zumba class for all levels and abilities. Find your Latin self. You don’t need to know the steps, just love the music. This session is led by Clubbercise Northampton with JoJo.

This class will be held in Delapré Abbey’s Library and is limited to 20 people.

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Beginner’s Boxing Class for ages 7-13
Sunday 22nd January, 9:30am-10:15am
£3 / £2 if referred by a Social Prescribing Link Worker

 Join the Frank Bruno Academy for this Beginner’s Boxing Class aimed at children and teenagers aged 7 to 13.

This class will be held in Delapré Abbey’s Coach House and is limited to 10 people.

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Couch to 5k
Sunday 22nd January, 10am-11am
£20 (10 week programme)

Couch to 5K is designed for complete beginners, those who have never ran before or not for a long time. This course will take you through a walk/jog programme gradually, with the aim of walking less and jogging more as the weeks progress. You will be provided with encouragement, support and guidance each week from the coach. By week 10, you will be able to jog for 30 minutes continuously and be well on your way to achieving 5km.

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Talks:

Chronic Pain: Come and find out what works and do more of it
Friday 20th January, 10am-11am
Free

A talk by Dr Mike Scanlan & Suzy Dion.

This talk will be held in Delapré Abbey’s Drawing Room and is limited to 20 people.

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Sleep: The seedbed for good mental health
Friday 20th January, 11:30am-12:30pm
Free

A talk by Dr Mike Scanlan & Suzy Dion.

This talk will be held in Delapré Abbey’s Drawing Room and is limited to 20 people.

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Using creativity, crafting and the arts to support your mental health and wellbeing
Friday 20th January, 2pm-4pm
Free

Join Sophia Kyprianou from The Curator-Educator for a taster into using creativity, crafting and the arts to support your mental health and wellbeing.

Come along and create your own Japanese hand bound journal and explore a variety of creative journaling techniques. We will use this tool to express how we feel and process our thoughts, and look at the positive relationship between drawing, creating and our mental health.

This talk will be held in Delapré Abbey’s Coach House and is limited to 8 people.

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Keys to unlock your Happier Self
Friday 20th January, 2pm-4pm
Sunday 22nd January, 10am-12noon
Free

A talk by Suzy Dion.

Feeling tired all the time and struggling to smile? Being happier is good for our health and relationships. This talk, in partnership with the Action for Happiness Hub Northants, will describe some key actions that can build habits for how we can change our minds and bodies.

This talk will be held in Delapré Abbey’s Drawing Room and is limited to 20 people.

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Boosting your mood during winter
Saturday 21st January, 11:30am-1:30pm
Free

A talk by IAPT Talking Therapies Northants.

This talk will be held in Delapré Abbey’s Drawing Room and is limited to 20 people.

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The Journey, a talk by SPACE Towcester
Saturday 21st January, 10am-12noon
Free

Hear from the directors on SPACE Towcester on how they came together and formed SPACE. Find out the what’s behind the drive and passion that makes SPACE recognised across the Wellbeing and Wellness community here in Northamptonshire.

This talk will be held in Delapré Abbey’s Drawing Room and is limited to 20 people.

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Menopause
Saturday 21st January, 2pm-3pm
Free

Join Dr Fiona Moore for this myth-busting talk on the menopause – what is it and how can you help yourself?

This talk will be held in Delapré Abbey’s Drawing Room and is limited to 20 people.

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wellbeing@delapreabbey.org
01604 760817

Delapré Abbey
London Road
Northampton
NN4 8AW