Your guide to EDEN

Published on 30 August 2017

At this time of year, we get the itch to spring clean our homes, and after being cooped up and wrapped up all winter, sometimes our bodies need it too.

Returning for its second year, Eden, Canberra Centre’s health and wellness sanctuary, is the ideal opportunity to reconnect with your mind and body. Over September and October some of Australia’s leading health and wellness experts will host masterclasses and workshops designed to help you find balance and your inner tranquility.

LOVE YOUR LIFE MASTERCLASS WITH TALINE GABRIEL

In this feel-good session, holistic lifestyle advocate and healthy cook book author, Taline Gabriel of Hippie Lane will help you understand her principles of loving life and getting the most out of the everyday.

Taline will share her eight life-changing steps for achieving happiness and connecting with what’s truly important in your life. She’ll cover mindfulness, gratitude, self-love and nutrition, as well as developing the wisdom to empower you to embrace your life with joy and authenticity.

When: Saturday, 2 September, 11am – 12pm
Where: Level 1, near Country Road

BASE BODY BABES MASTERCLASS WITH FELICIA & SEBASTIAN OREB

Learn techniques for building a strong and healthy body by leading fitness experts Felicia Oreb - one half of the Base Body Babes - and Sebastian Oreb - The Australian Strength Coach.
The workshop is suitable for fitness beginners through to athletes, and will set you up with a four-week training program to build a body that looks good and feels good. Be presented with the methods they use to create healthy, fit and strong bodies.

Felicia and Sebastian will cover build a base body, the benefits of weight training, how to perform squats and deadlifts correctly, designing a training program, what works for men and women, healthy lifestyle tips and rehab and injury prevention.

When: Saturday, 16 September, 11am – 12pm
Where: Level 1, near Country Road

FRUIT & FLOWER ARRANGEMENT MASTERCLASS WITH THE FLORAL SOCIETY - SOLD OUT


Turn petals into a work of art with this hands-on floral arrangement workshop. Learn the tips and tricks needed to create a beautiful arrangement from scratch using fruit, flowers and greenery – all under the guidance of qualified florists from the Floral Society. At the end of the workshop you’ll be able to take your creation home.

When: Saturday, 30 September, 11am – 1pm
Where: Ground Level, Monaro Mall near David Jones

FAMILY YOGA SESSION WITH ANGELA TONKIN FROM BE HAPPY YOGA


The research is in, yoga helps school-age children focus, as well as with memory, self-esteem, classroom behaviour, anxiety and academic performance. Not to mention all the physical benefits of yoga, too. This family yoga class, recommended for ages 4 – 8, will help youngsters develop their social, emotional and physical well-being. Along with the help of parents they’ll learn yoga poses, play games and do relaxation exercises.

When: Saturday, 7 October, 11am – 12pm
Where: Ground Level, Monaro Mall near David Jones

LEARN & INVENT WORKSHOP WITH ROLFE CLASSIC BMW

The future of driving technology is here. In this workshop, you’ll explore the latest in semi- autonomous driving and be introduced BMW 5 Series. Learn how BMW is driving change in safety, sustainability and the way people use their cars.

When: Saturday 14 October,
Where: Level 1, near Country Road

FRAGRANCE MAKING MASTERCLASS WITH DIMITRI WEBBER


Join Dimitri Weber, the founder of luxury Australian perfume store Goldfield & Banks, in a spectacular fragrance making masterclass. He’ll introduce you to the world of perfume making and help you create your own bespoke fragrance to take home. Having worked for houses like Yves Sant Laurent, Tom Ford, Jean Paul Gaultier and Issey Miyake, Dimitri’s masterclass is one not to be missed.

When: Saturday, 28 October, 10am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm
Where: Ground Level, Monaro Mall near David Jones

BEAUTY NIGHT MARKETS


Everyone likes a bit of glamour on a Friday night, and what better way to enjoy getting dolled up than at the Beauty Night Markets. Happening every Friday night during Eden, the Beauty Night Markets will bring you the best in beauty. Enjoy the pamper stations offering free mini makeovers and beauty treatments, and of course, complimentary champagne and chocolates.

When: Every Friday night, 5pm – 8pm
Where: Ground level, Monaro Mall near David Jones

POP-UP WELLBEING LIBRARY WITH DYMOCKS

There’s nothing like dipping into a book for some time out from the world. We took it a step further and filled a library with books aimed at helping you unwind. Take a break from shopping and relax in the Dymocks pop-up library.

When: Throughout September – October
Where: Level 1, near Country Road

YOGA SESSIONS WITH ALEX BALL


Taking time out on the mat is the perfect way to start your day. It can help increase energy levels, improve your mental clarity, circulation and posture and tone your muscles. Find your zen every Thursday morning with free yoga classes, led by local instructor Alex Ball. The classes will focus on Vinyasa flow and are suitable for all levels. Yoga mats are provided and no bookings are required – just bring an open mind, a towel and water bottle.

When: Every Thursday morning, 7.15am – 8am
Where: Ground level, Monaro Mall near David Jones

CANBERRA CENTRE TO FLORIADE FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE

Give your overworked brain a rest with a venture into nature. But you don’t have to head out of the city to get your fill – Floriade is in town. Over the course of the festival, a complimentary Floriade shuttle service, from four convenient city locations, will drop you at the front gates of Floriade.

The Canberra Centre shuttle times, from Petrie Street, are as follows.

10.00AM
10.45AM
11.30AM
12.15PM
1.00PM
1.45PM
2.30PM
3.15PM
4.00PM
4.45PM
5.30PM (*LAST ROUTE OF DAY)

When: Saturday 16 September - Sunday 15 October, 10am – 6pm* daily
Where: Petrie Street

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