On Saturday (20 October) we hosted our monthly HIIT+CHILL+CHAT mini-retreat in Richmond – our mind, body, soul experience incorporating movement, mindfulness and education, with the special theme of mental health.
The sun was shining over the beautiful setting of Richmond, the perfect backdrop for a HIIT workout. This was followed by a calming mindfulness experience before we welcomed our guest speaker, Dan Strachan from Richmond Borough Mind for the CHAT element of the event.
What they said about our HIIT+CHILL+CHAT mini-retreat:
“What a great way to start the weekend, fresh air and positive chat.”
“HIIT, CHILL & CHAT. Fab combo! Thanks so much!”
“Thank you. A brilliant session on all levels. I’ll be back.”
“Zoned out after that melting wax but loved it all!”
“A wonderful way to spend my morning.”
“Thanks for a lovely morning. Lush blankets!”
Mindful about Mental Health
Our theme for October was Mental Health to tie in with World Mental Health Day which takes place every year on the 10 October.
Thank you to Dan Strachan for joining us at this month’s HIIT+CHILL+CHAT mini-retreat to share his story around his mental health journey to recovery. Dan spoke about how mindfulness is now such an important part of how he manages his mental health and he candidly answered questions from the our guests around supporting those with their own mental health struggles. Read our interview with Dan on Being Mindful about Mental Health here.
Future Event Dates
Our next mini-retreat dates are on the 24 November and 12 January and would love to welcome you along. If you’re interested in attending one of our next HIIT+CHILL+CHAT events click here for more information.
And don’t forget our weekly (free-to-attend) Wellbeing Wednesday events. Each week we rotate a HIIT+CHILL, STRETCH+CHILL and RUN+CHILL mind+body fitness experience. This free-to-attend event is open to all with any donations going to Richmond Borough Mind charity. All you need to do is secure your space through Eventbrite here.