15 Wellness Events To Watch Out For In April
We did it, we officially made it through another cold and dreary winter… spring is finally here and we at Dandy couldn’t be more excited! From a workshop that’s all about giving yourself and your life a needed spring refresh, to sound healing sessions, and even the chance to do yoga or meditate with a view at Sky Garden, London's highest public garden, there’s something for everyone.
Keep scrolling to browse some of our favourite events for the month, and we have no doubt you’ll be inspired by quite a few. Happy April wellness-ing!
Soundscape Facilitator Training with the Mystic Sisters
This foundational course on the topic of sound healing, hosted by superstar holistic practitioners Mystic Sisters, is not one to miss. Through seven training sessions, Maria and Barbra will go through the basics of sound healing as a transformational practice, its history, health and safety fundamentals, and then move on to a CMA-certified in-depth training that will teach you everything you need to know about using shamanic healing instruments to lead your clients to deeper healing. It’s an absolutely incredible opportunity, and one we highly recommend if you’ve been interested in learning more about sound healing!
Yoga, Meditation & Pilates At Sky Garden
There’s no better escape from the hustle and bustle of London’s daily grind than a meditation session with incredible city views from the 35th floor! Sky Garden and TruBe Fitness open up their doors to yoga, pilates, and meditation sessions throughout the month of April: they’re suitable for all levels and abilities, and will be guaranteed to brighten up your month from London’s highest public garden!
Sound bath, cacao ceremonies at Xscape Studio
Xscape Studio is the place to be. In gorgeous Sloane Hall, the recently refurbished jewel crown of One Marylebone, they host everything from yoga sculpt classes and spring equinox herbal sound immersions to cacao ceremonies, sound healing sessions, and transformational sound bath experiences. They take a meditative, thoughtful and reflexive approach to yoga and meditation, which promotes physical and mental well-being against the most evocative backdrop.
The Fly Girl Brunch Club at The Refinery
Looking for authentic connections with other black women interested in wellness in London? Just a stone’s throw away from The Shard and London Bridge, The Refinery is hosting the latest in an event series brought to you by the Fly Girl Collective to help you invest in your wellness through the power of sisterhood and connection. With a three course meal and a glass of wine, April’s brunch promises to be an open and memorable moment of community for black women and women of colour to level up their wellness and lifestyle in fly style.
Soul restore and sound healing at The Mandrake
In the lush surroundings of the Mandrake Hotel, a gorgeous place of spiritual discovery and a true antidote to urban living, you’ll enjoy an enchanted moment of soul-restoring soundscape hosted by talented sound healers for benefits such as deep relaxation, better sleep, mood improvements, increase of creativity and concentration levels as well as stress reduction. Through gentle but powerful meditations and tools like gongs, alchemy crystal singing bowls and a plethora of other percussion instruments, you’re guaranteed to feel nourished and restored on every level.
How to make difficult conversations easier By Crux Leadership Development
This Soho Works workshop hosted by educator Amanda Wilson promises to dive deep into the psychology of conversations and the tools you can use to support you when it comes to making difficult conversations easier. In just two hours, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of what goes down on a conscious and unconscious level when we have dreaded or anxiety-inducing conversations, as well as the awareness and tools you need to invite greater ease in your conversations.
Wellbeing of Women for Ten Health & Fitness’s WoW23
This female-led event hosted by Ten Health & Fitness at FORA Spitalfields will feature talks & workshops from a variety of women's health experts and specialists on the vital topics of pelvic health, menopause, hormone health, pre and post-natal nutrition, and so much more. The event is led by and caters to women, to educate and advise on preventable and treatable issues that are simply not taken as seriously as they should be by UK health services. For quite unbelievable value, guests will take part in a Pelvic Health Workshop, walk away with a luxury goody bag of treats and female supplements, as well as a free guest pass to a Dynamic Reformer Pilates class. Run, don’t walk!
Sex Talks: Sex, Intimacy and Modern Masculinity
Writer, presenter, and founder of Her Hustle Emma-Louise Boynton is coming back with an all-new Sex Talks event at the London Edition. Sex Talks are open and honest conversations around sex and the female pleasure taboo, something we’re dedicated to exploring and fighting here at Dandy, too! April’s session will be on the topic of intimacy and modern masculinity: it will see Emma sit down with a panel of brilliant men to discuss what such nuanced models of masculinity might look like and to draw up a manifesto for the modern man.
Tea Meditation at Wilder Botanics
Welcome both the arrival of spring and that of the new moon at the beautiful Wilder Botanics in Broadway Market. Lose yourself in this meditative and healing practice and learn to appreciate the ritual of brewing, serving and enjoying tea… plus, you’ll get to walk away with your own sample of one of the delicious Wilder teas!
Spa Social By agua Spa London
Tom Dixon’s agua Spa London’s Spa Social is a steamy evening designed to calm you down, help you socialise over a glass of Prosecco, and relax you into oblivion with a Theragun massage, steam rooms, elixir oils and mud packs. It’s centred around bringing people together through health, wellness and social interaction, and it is guaranteed to clear your mind and boost your immune system in the most gorgeous of settings.
Raise your vibration for manifestation with Emily Aitcheson
If you’re ready to manifest the life of your dreams, this self-development workshop led by Emily Aitcheson is for you! It promises to help you connect to your most aligned self and raise your vibe, so you can increase your vibration and call in everything you desire and more. We know we’re in, are you?
Until April 20th:
Raye travelling pop-up
Visit the travelling Raye pop-up store for a chance to discover and fall in love with innovative and emerging food, drink, wellness and beauty brands. The Notting Hill pop-up is open until April 20th and focuses specifically on beauty, with 200+ products from 60+ emerging brands innovating in the beauty and wellness space. It’s beautifully curated and absolutely worth a visit!
Spring Energy Refresh with Gemma Felix
This 90 minute transformational journey led by space holder, sound healer, yoga guide and holistic therapist Gemma Felix will be the breath of spring fresh air you needed! By harnessing the energy of the Aries New Moon with fluid yoga asana suitable for all levels, breathwork, journaling and a potent sound journey, it will leave you invigorated and ready for making the most of the beautiful spring season!
Wellness Day With myBlend and AllBright Collective
AllBright is the place to be if you’re interested in connecting with smart-minded women all over the world who are on their own journey to success, in whatever shape or form that resonates with them. In April, the collective is partnering with myBlend for a reset and pamper day: a wellness retreat jam-packed with classes and workshops to make you feel energetic and revitalised, so you can take the day off from hustling your way to the top and focus on what’s going on in your body and soul. With restorative yoga, meditations, massages, myBlend treatments and nutri sachets, it’s certainly a day you don’t want to miss!
Readings and sound healing with Maria Lodetoft
Join medium Maria Lodetoft for readings and sound healing in the lush surroundings of the Mandrake Hotel, a gorgeous place of spiritual discovery and a true antidote to urban living, for an evening of guidance, spirit connection, shamanic aura cleanse, and healing sound baths. Facilitated by tools and shamanic instruments, koshi wind chimes and Crystal Singing bowls, Maria will lead an audience of open-hearted soul seekers to a deeper understanding of spiritual guidance. If you feel a bit lost or stuck, this is your chance to clear out any murky energy and start over.
Virtual Business Breakfast With Julia Darlington
AllBright Ambassador Julia Darlington is coming back with this month’s Virtual Business Breakfast! In a supportive and inclusive environment, Julia helps inspire and empower other women all over the world, so they can build self-confidence, overcome their doubts and fears and live a life they truly love. If you need a little pick-me-up or Friday motivation (we know we do), here’s your chance to find inspiration for the weekend and week ahead!