Over 200 people enjoyed the sunshine at a family health and wellness event in Northampton on Sunday, raising more than £850 for a local cancer charity.
Soo Yoga’s Kristina Rihanoff, and Suneil Khakhar – Pilates expert and founder of ‘Professor Pilates’ – hosted the ‘Family Wellbeing Fair’ where parents, families and individuals got to experience different styles of yoga, meditation, sound baths and outdoor fitness classes.
The event, which took place on the tennis courts in Becket’s Park, Northampton, also included presentations from specialist speakers about all aspects of physical and mental wellbeing.
There was also a marketplace of Northamptonshire producers selling natural food, drinks, jewellery, clothing, and health-related products, and money raised is now being donated to The Lewis Foundation – a charity which provides free gifts and support packs to adult cancer patients.
“With the past 18 months having been a rollercoaster for everyone, it was great to provide our local community with an opportunity to celebrate wellness and health and talk about physical and mental wellbeing,” said Suneil, who has over 15 years in personal training, sports therapy and Pilates for rehabilitation.
“It also felt amazing to raise money for such a worthwhile local cause. The Lewis Foundation does some incredible work, and we are delighted to support them.”
Kristina, former Strictly Come Dancing professional, choreographer who runs Northamptonshire’s only family fitness centre – Soo Yoga – with her partner and former rugby player, Ben Cohen MBE added: “A massive thanks to everyone who supported us, including all of our stallholders and visitors. It was a truly glorious day, and everyone embraced the heat and had fun.
“We had some of the best health and wellbeing experts delivering presentations throughout the day too, so everyone left feeling better educated and inspired. The event really did prove how powerful and important our mental health and wellbeing is in these challenging times – everything we aim to promote at SooYoga.”
Lorraine Lewis, co-founder of The Lewis Foundation said: “We are so grateful to Suneil and Kristina for choosing to support The Lewis Foundation at their fantastic wellbeing event. It was great to see so many members of the community, and also the patients we support, taking part in all the activities.
“It was a really wonderful way to bring the community back together too, while helping us raise funds and awareness of our work as we continue to make a difference to adults going through cancer treatment in hospital. This money will fund 208 free gift packs which is amazing.”
For more information on The Lewis Foundation visit: www.thelewisfoundation.co.uk
For more information on SooYoga visit: www.sooyoga.com
For more information on Professor Pilates visit: www.professorpilates.com