This is a sponsored article on behalf of Olympia London.
Indulge Mind Body And Soul At London's Grandest Sanctuary
In the face of frantic work schedules and over-subscribed diaries, London life — while a bevy of excitement/ a mecca of endless cultural delights/ a guarantee for endless entertainment — is hardly a sanctuary of relaxation. As an antidote to increased daily stresses (yes, you know: achy lower backs, stiff necks, throbbing heads), the average Londoner is seeking out ways to unwind, and literally, exhale.
Retreat to the Mind Body Soul Experience at Olympia London this month and you'll find a wide range of pampering remedies including meditation, spiritual awareness and personal development. Sounds hippy dippy? The show is the largest of its kind in the UK, and urges the most cynical to come and give it a try, reckoning there is something enjoyable, maybe even life-altering, for people of all ages and all beliefs.
Beginning on the Friday, Charlotte Codral invites attendees to awaken their intuitive senses with a Psychic Development workshop, while Pennie Quaile-Pearce helps identify recurring patterns, asking you to ponder 'Why is this happening to me again?'. Transmission meditation is also on hand - instructing how to create a pool of higher energy - as is Theta Healing that centres around your self worth.
Saturday plays host to best-selling author of Heal the Hidden Cause and creator of the Mind Detox Method, Sandy C Newbigging, who will discuss the underlying roots of physical and emotional pain. On the more active side, unique breathing and dynamic relaxation exercises referred to as Sophrology is explored, as is Naturopathic Nutrition that stems around whole and organic foods and how they can function as natural medicines.
Sunday brings life-altering practices into play. Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway with Azmina Jiwa, one of an international team of trainers improving lives and workplaces around the world, based on the landmark self-development work by Susan Jeffers. Genevra Jolie grooves out with Crystal Singing Bowls and the natural rhythms of the body while Anne Hassett talks age, and ageing, and the ultimate 'faith-lift'.
If you've had enough of heedful holistic-ness - then check out the international artists such as Hindi contemporary jazz artist Unnati Dasgupta, or singer-songwriter Jain Wells, whose band is inspired by her work as a transpersonal psychologist. 'Alternatively', listen out for animal whispers, a form of healing for you and your pets, or get moving with Nigerian healing expressions and even belly-dancing involving real pythons.
There is something for everyone: be open, and let the chakra waves flow. From the more traditional mantras like 'Feeling Great - Whatever Happens' to the more outlandish 'Connecting with the Universal Power Source' - this weekend guarantees to let you unwind with creative, and soulful, intervention/ healing.
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Mind Body Soul Experience is at Olympia London from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 October 2014. Tickets from £8 advance.
Last Updated 10 October 2014