Following the coveted second UNESCO inscription as part of the Great Spas of Europe nomination, businesses in Bath are gearing up for a weekend of wellness events next month.
The city will celebrate World Wellness Weekend on 18th and 19th September, with local spa and wellness businesses organising a range of free or value events for residents and visitors to enjoy.
Championed by Visit Bath in partnership with EHTTA (European Historic Thermal Towns Association), the World Wellness Weekend engages with towns and cities around the world to inspire and encourage people to make healthier choices and enjoy an active lifestyle with family and friends.
Wellness businesses in fitness, spa and tourism and hospitality are asked to open their doors and showcase their expertise to the community and raise their profile.
World Wellness Events in Bath include:
Thermae Bath Spa
- Explore mind, body and soul with expert teachers including Bex Bridgford, Lana King, Amy Williams MBE and Lucy Stone for a day of mindfulness, wellbeing and a Thermae Welcome 2-hour spa session with use of towel, robe and flip flops. Enjoy holistic Aquasana sessions in the rooftop pool, complimentary juice and wellness talks in the Cross Bath, along with yoga, meditation and movement sessions in The Chapel at the Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel. Passes per person are £15 for a half day retreat and £20 for a full day retreat.
The Soul Spa – a dedicated space for meditation and mind-body therapies
- The Soul Spa in Hetling Court has organised a programme of free taster events and workshops over the weekend in support of local charity Bath Mind. Pre-book to be sure of a spot for drop-in sessions with specialist practitioners including hand reflexology, healing sessions, spirit readings, calming techniques to share with children and teenagers, a talk on Feng Shui, a Zyto personal wellness scan, mindful meditation, yoga, family guided relaxation and sound bath, Reiki healing, an introduction to Tarot reading and Thai massage. A contribution to Bath Mind is asked for in return for attending the free sessions.
Restorative Yoga with YMCA Health & Wellbeing
- The YMCA, Bath, will host a one-hour free restorative yoga session on Saturday 18th September at 10.45am with one of their practitioners followed by free access to the gym facilities. 30 places are available.
Alfesco Yoga at MacDonald Bath Spa Hotel
- Join the Leisure Team at MacDonald Bath Spa Hotel for World Wellness Weekend for an alfresco yoga and pilates taster session taking place on their front lawn between Noon and 1pm on Sunday 19th September.