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WellFest - Derby

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Wellfest health event Derby

I am super excited about a new event that is soon to take place in our area. WellFest is a fabulous new concept which will be taking place at the Round House in Derby and will bring together a whole host of health and wellbeing specialists under one roof. 

There will be some amazing talks from wellbeing experts as well as practical sessions such as yoga and gong baths. As well as all of this there will be a market place full of great food and products all focused around the health and wellbeing industry. 

I am delighted to be joining this event in the market place and I will be bringing along with me my fabulous range of wellbeing products such as candles, motivational prints and my latest product, cork yoga mats.

cork yoga mats

I hope to see you there and if you come along, do pop by and say hello!

You can find out more about this event here: www.lykkeevents.co.uk.


Modern Calligraphy Workshops

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By popular demand, our modern calligraphy workshops are back again! We have just released some new dates for October which come at the perfect time for a little 'me time' after the chaos of the school holidays. 

If you have not heard about our modern calligraphy workshops before, let us tell you all about them. 

modern calligraphy workshops Derbyshire

You will spend a morning or afternoon with me, Allie, the creative hands behind Polly and Me. I am a self taught modern calligrapher and I absolutely love teaching the skills I have learnt to others. It's so great to see people flourish with this new skill and enjoy it as much as I do. 

At the workshop you will have all the kit provided for you to get you started and I will guide you through the stages of learning modern calligraphy. We will have plenty of time to practice each stage as you go and your kit will come home with you so that you can continue your practice. 

modern calligraphy workshops Nottinghamshire
modern calligraphy workshops Nottingham

There are so many reasons for someone joining one of my workshops. Whether you want to learn calligraphy to personalise your own wedding or party stationery, or just to learn a new skill, it works for everyone. 

We are now about to embark on our fourth year of holding workshops and we have given our kits a little shake up! You can see from these picture. We are super excited to hold our next workshops and we hope you can join us. 

Personalised Cork Yoga Mats

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If you have been following me on Instagram recently you will know that I have recently announced a new product which will soon be launched. This product is something I am super excited about as it resonates with a huge personal passion of mine.

My new cork yoga mats come with a range of wellbeing messages, or they can be personalised just for you, allowing you to be the most stylish person in class.

cork yoga mats

Not only will you be super stylish at your next yoga or pilates session, but you will be eco friendly with your mat too. The Polly and Me yoga mat is made from cork and natural rubber, making it an eco friendly mat as it contains no PVC.

If you haven't tried a cork yoga mat before you may be concerned with the grip that a cork yoga mat can offer. However, cork has the amazing ability for you to begin your practice with brilliant grip, and finish your session with even better! The sweatier your hands become, the greater the grip. 

Cork is also naturally highly anti bacterial, so no need to use any additional products to keep up with the hygiene of your yoga mat. To clean it, you just need water and a soft brush.

I would always recommend ensuring your feet are clean before stepping on the mat, but water and lemon juice, with a soft brush will do the job of cleaning nicely.

cork yoga mat

I have been practicing yoga for a little while now and I truly believe in the mental and physical wellbeing powers that this exercise has. I have been delighted to use my new yoga mat at my own sessions recently. It has made me super happy to have something so beautiful and unique to work with at each session. As well as being amazing on grip, hygiene it also helps me to enjoy each session more knowing I am using something which is eco and environmentally friendly too.

The fabulous yoga teacher, Caroline Inspired, has reviewed this mat over on her website. Head over there to take a look at what she thinks! 

These new mats are currently on a pre-order offer. Get your order in now to secure this amazing product at a low price!
I will also be making a monthly Donation to Surfers Against Sewage from the sales of the mats.