Edinburgh wellbeing festival: Taking the Plunge
Photographer Anna Deacon and journalist Vicky Allan have both found outdoor swimming a transformative experience, and in the last year have travelled around Scotland meeting people from all walks of life who have experienced the physical and mental health benefits of taking to the water.
In their book - Taking the Plunge, they incorporate these stories with the knowledge, experience and latest science from psychologists, physiologists and other experts to show how open water swimming and cold-water immersion can help with chronic pain, grief, loss, depression, stress and anxiety, while introducing people to a supportive, energising and truly inclusive wild swimming community.
Anna & Vicky are joined by Body Positive Advocate and wild swimmer Danni Gordon, creator of the Chachi Power Project, to share their wild swimming stories and discuss how outdoor swimming can transform your body confidence - not just with how you look, but by finding out just what your body can do.
Where: Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
Date: 2nd February 2020
a day of intuitive living with gillian mccollum, Danni gordon and sarah alexandra teodorescu
This full day workshop focusing on EMPOWERMENT and EMBODIMENT is specifically designed for women with a strained relationship with food and their body. Through a variety of practices, we'll release body shame and fears around food and learn skills to help support us on our journey towards body acceptance and intuitive eating.
YOUR DAY INCLUDES:
An intuitive eating lunch
If you’re ready to take action to improve your relationship with food and your body then this workshop is for you. You’ll leave with a renewed feeling of self-acceptance, a stronger sense of self-trust and a deeper connection to your intuition. With only 10 tickets available, this will be an intimate gathering of like-minded women in a safe and supportive environment. We would LOVE you to join us.
Where: Meow Studios, Edinburgh
Date: 21st March 2020