Sark Summer Festival – we’re on our way!

36 hours to go and we’ll be heading to the airport, then to the ferry, and then a walk up from the harbour to town and carry on for half an hour and we’ll be there – Sark Summer Festival 2018.  And we can’t wait.  Excited to be working with Caragh from Caragh Chocolates, and her team of volunteers, to offer some wellbeing workshops and tasters throughout the weekend.  The WoW team have never been to Sark or Guernsey, we reckon this is going to be a pretty amazing first!!sark wow

 

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WoW heads to Sark!

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We are beyond excited to share that we are heading to the beautiful Channel Islands as part of Sark Summer Festival 2018!

July 6-8th is a date for your diary.  Over the weekend we’ll be running tai chi workshops, Indian Head and Dip Your Toes (reflexology) workshops, and Jane will also be offering some 1:1 reflexology treatments.

We’re delighted to be working with Caragh from Caragh Chocolates who is in the thick of it, making this festival happen.  We’re also hoping to try some of her fantastic goodies.

It would be great if you could join us in Sark.  If you can’t make that, we’ve still a few spaces left for our Week of Wellness, all details here.

 

 

 

WoW price offer to celebrate #InternationalWomensDay2018!

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IWD2018 flyerWe’ve met so many wonderful women during our 13 years of WoW.  Women who’ve inspired, challenged, humbled, supported, shared, laughed, danced and savoured their week with us.  We know of others who’d love to join us for a “treat of a week“.  So in celebration of #IWD2018 we’re offering £100 off the price if you’re a first time #WoWer and bring along someone to share a room with – it could be a partner/best/mum/daughter/sister whoever!

Offer stands ’til the 31st March.  Check it out and get booking.  Limited spaces.

Happy #IWD2018 !

 

Trip Advisor accolade for WoW venue

STOP PRESS: Our wonderful WoW venue has just been voted one of the best 1% of hotels worldwide, and THE top agroturismo/B&B in Mallorca. Well deserved in our opinion!  A massive Congratulations to Paola, James, Leigh and the team.

You can join us at Hotel Son Ametler for a fantastic week of fabulous food, holistic therapies, tai chi, walks, gin and so much more, and if you’re quick you can still claim your  JAN Earlybird DISCOUNT.  Find out more here.

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Happy 2018! Earlybird catches the WoW!

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A new year, a fresh start, a blank canvas.  The short days of January see many of us yearning for the warmth of the sun, resolving to cease old “bad” habits, and to learn new skills, to eat well, to be mindful, visit new places and to be kind to ourselves.  Many of those aspirations will have fallen by the wayside by the first days of February (I speak from experience!).

So make a resolution to do all of these things later in the year, and book for our WoW Week of Wellness in October.  Tai chi, therapies, countryside, walks, coast, fabulous food, quality sleep, warm sun, pool time and down time, wonderful venue and optional gin!  Whether a tai chi beginner or returner, a wonderful week is pretty much guaranteed.

Resolutions are often easier to keep in the company of others, so come along with a friend or a member of your family.  You won’t regret it and you’ll have something wonderful to look forward to for the next 10 months.

And throughout January we’re offering an Earlybird discount of £50 per person, and if you’re coming for the first time and bring someone to share a room, we’ll give you an extra £50 off.

So check out what WoW involves, the prices, and what others had to say.  And contact us to book, and nail those new year resolutions.  You won’t regret it.

 

 

 

 

Date for #WoW2018!

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After a wonderfully sunny 12th Week of Wellness, we’re delighted to give you all the heads-up for our date in 2018.  We’ll be gathering at Son Ametler on Sat Oct 27 – Sat Nov 3.  Plenty of time for make plans, get the date in diary and to tell your friends and family.  Early bird bookings attract £50 off per person if booked before New Years Eve.  We hope you’ll join us.

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Tai chi – keeps body and brain on the go!

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Brain training games may not provide the benefits to brain health they claim to, according to experts.

Instead, a report from the Global Council on Brain Health recommends that people engage in stimulating activities such as learning a musical instrument, taking up tai chi, designing a quilt or gardening.

It said the younger a person started these activities, the better their brain function would be as they aged.

Age UK said it was never too late to learn something new.

The council – which is a collaboration of international scientists, health professionals and policy experts – has produced a report on the best ways to stimulate the brain and reduce cognitive decline.

It said that although many people thought playing online games, such as puzzles and mind games, designed to improve brain health was important, the evidence regarding the benefits was “weak to non-existent”.

“If people play a ‘brain game’, they may get better at that game, but improvements in game performance have not yet been shown to convincingly result in improvements in people’s daily cognitive abilities,” the report said.

For example, there was no evidence that playing sudoku would help you manage your finances any better, it added.

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The report recommends seeking out new activities that challenge the way you think and are socially engaging, while leading a healthy lifestyle.

Examples include:

  • practising tai chi
  • researching your family tree
  • photography classes
  • cooking
  • gardening
  • learning new technologies
  • creative writing
  • art projects
  • volunteering

James Goodwin, chief scientist at Age UK, which helped set up the Global Council on Brain Health, said brain decline was not inevitable.

He said: “There are plenty of activities that we can start today that can provide benefits for brain health, if they are new to you and require your concentrated attention.

“They may even be activities that you do regularly in your life, such as playing with grandchildren, gardening or playing cards.

“Even though it’s never too late to learn something new, the overwhelming message from this report is that you shouldn’t wait until later life to try to maintain your brain health.”

(BBC News 02/08/17)

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