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Yoga, Retreats & Slow Adventures in North Wales
A: Get moving...
Accessible yoga for every-body. Gentle & seasonally inspired group & 1-2-1 yoga classes in Llangollen at Verve Health. Sessions are created to celebrate the seasons & encourage space in the mind & body.
A: Find your slow...
Yoga + adventure retreats inspired by the seasons, based in rural North Wales. Do as much or as little as you like. Suitable for complete beginners. Our first autumn one is this September!
A: Go Where the views are...
Low cost and beginner friendly socials in North Wales. From walking & wild swimming to climbing, outdoor yoga & everything in between – meet likeminded folks.
Loving Life in Wellies was created by me Chelsea as a personal blog in 2012, to document my story of a stressed out disconnected city girl, to a country-bumpkin wannabe craving a simpler & slower way of living. Over the years of experiencing ‘the good life’ I have reaped the benefits & now I’d like to share those with others who are seeking a mentally & physically healthier way of living.
Food for thought...
Ecotherapy is the name given to a variety of treatments that aims to improve physical & mental wellbeing through the use of activities involving the natural world. It’s a fast growing field of research and so far, studies suggest that eco therapy improves mood, boost self confidence, encourages peer support & reduces feeling of stress and anger.
1 in 6.8 people are experiencing mental health issues in the workplace (mental health org) 0
1 in 4 people will experience a significant mental health problem in any one year (mind) 0
More than a third of us have felt depressed due to feeling alone 0
4 days immersed in nature boosts creative problem solving (plus one) 0
Over half agreed that ecotherapy is a valid treatment for anxiety 0
Yoga helps to relieve tension (Eventbrite) 0
The part of Central Nervous System responsible for relaxation increased by over half whilst being in forestry settings (Chiba University) 0
This is an amazing experience and so relaxing. I properly meditated in this highly recommended session. Chelsea is fabulous.
Chelsea lead the retreat group on a mindfulness walk through the countryside. It wasn't about the distance we travelled or where we were headed, but instead allowed us to slow, pause and really connect with the natural world. With Chelsea's encouragement the group explore the power and energy of objects in nature, and we ended by each hugging a tree! It was a wonderfully calm and nourishing way to spend the a morning, and Chelsea's friendly, knowledgable and personal approach worked perfectly.
I had my first yoga session last night and I have to say it was amazing. I would highly recommend it to anyone. cannot wait to go again next Wednesday.
I attended Chelsea's social sup meet up at Bala Lake, I had a great time on the SUP and a swim and good chat to follow 👌🏼 Can't wait to meet up again and also looking forward to a yoga session soon.
Myself and My Bois attended the social event at the Oswestry Climbing Den that Chelsea had arranged on Saturday Evening. Chelsea was as welcoming and as lovely as ever, as was Tara. I'm so glad we went as we had a great night there...even if my arms still know about it 3 days later! Thanks again Chelsea. See you soon hopefully! Cer x
You May Wonder...
Who is Loving Life in Wellies aimed at?
Those that want to get outside, dip their toe into a slow adventure or two, learn to use yoga as physical and mental time out, meet like minded people and enjoy a beauitful view in North Wales.
What's the story behind the name?
Before I moved to North Wales, I would visit friends for weekend adventures and arrive in unsuitable footwear. After inside jokes and too many ankle incidents, they gifted me a pair of wellies. Fun fact – I don’t own a pair of wellies. The name is more about what’s in your heart than on your feet.
Is this site for women only?
Not at all. My yoga classes and slow adventures are for everyone (some even dogs). Currently the retreats are women only but that’s due to sleeping arrangments and I am looking to change this in the future.
What makes Loving Life in Wellies different to any other health + lifestyle biz?
My own personal experience. I didn’t take to the outdoors for example although I love paddleboarding I had water phobias. I adore hiking but a flat-foot always presents a challenge. Yoga wasn’t something I loved, I felt frustrated that my body wouldn’t bend like others yet years of practice has taught me patience. I know what it’s like to be a learner and the fear we feel towards something new, and I feel I can apply that understanding to others in similar situations. I know what it’s like to feel physically and mentally bruised and exhausted from living a life of striving, people-pleasing and trying to attain material success. I also know what it’s like to live a life that’s more in align with what you actually want, rather than what you’re told and how good it feels to live a slow and simpler life full of fresh air, and I want to share that experience with others.