Get fit, feel good, eat well with the Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival

The City of Edinburgh Council and Good Thinking launch first Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival.

Kilted yogi

In January 2018 the Assembly Rooms in George Street will play host to some of the biggest names in health, fitness and wellbeing, with an exciting programme of events from yoga classes and meditation sessions, to talks and workshops on nutrition, sleep, gut health, mindfulness and emotional wellbeing. 

The festival will feature:

•East Meets West with Jasmine Hemsley
•Dr Hazel Wallace: The Food Medic
•Rhiannon Lambert: Retrition
•Shona Vertue: The Vertue Method Class
•Finlay Wilson, star of the Kilted Yoga video, teaching Forrest Yoga
•Lose Weight for Good with Tom Kerridge
•Transform your Body with Chloe Madeley
•The Four Pillar Plan with Dr Rangan Chatterjee
•LifeTonic: Heal your Life with Jody Shield
•Sleep Well with Richard Wiseman
•Build Your Wellbeing Business with Welltodo
•More to be announced in January

The festival is a collaboration between Edinburgh-based PR and events company Good Thinking and the Assembly Rooms, one of the City of Edinburgh Council’s landmark cultural venues. To launch the festival we have partnered with Yellow Kite, one of the UK’s leading publishers of wellbeing books including authors Dr Hazel Wallace (The Food Medic), Jody Shield, Shona Vertue  and Finlay Wilson. We have also partnered with Edinburgh-based studio Tribe Yoga, Pure Gym, Nuffield Health and lululemon.

Angela Robertson, Director, Good Thinking, said: "Edinburgh is home to a large and growing wellbeing community, from amazing yoga teachers to healthy food entrepreneurs. The festival aims to bring this community together and create something completely new at a time when our thoughts turn to getting fit and feeling better.” 

Councillor Donald Wilson, Culture and Communities Convener for the City of Edinburgh Council, said: "I am delighted to welcome the Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival to the Council’s beautiful Assembly Rooms. When we host major sporting and fitness events they inspire our people to take up physical activity and adopt a healthier lifestyle. I’m a keen runner myself, and I’ve experienced the challenges of combining the right diet with the right exercise, and how much they contribute to feeling good.”

Liz Gough, Publisher, Yellow Kite, said: "The inaugural Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival shows what a strong commitment Scotland is making in terms of encouraging people to improve their health and wellbeing – and it’s really exciting to see the launch of this new live event to support that. Yellow Kite is immensely proud to be part of the festival and to have a range of authors, from Scotland and beyond, appearing over the weekend.”

Tickets for individual events and classes are priced from £12.Tickets go on sale on Monday 27 November at 12pm. For further information and to buy tickets go to:

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