An outdoor family health and wellness event to raise money for a cancer charity is being held in Northampton next month.
Soo Yoga’s Kristina Rihanoff, and local pilates expert, Suneil Khakhar, will host a ‘Family Wellbeing Fair’ where people will get to experience different styles of yoga, meditation, sound baths and outdoor fitness classes.
The event is set to take place on Sunday 18th July at the tennis courts in Becketts Park, Northampton, and will also include presentations from specialist speakers about all aspects of physical and mental wellbeing.
£2 from each ticket sale will be donated to The Lewis Foundation – a local charity which provides free gifts and support packs to adult cancer patients.
“We’re very excited to be collaborating with Suneil, as we share the same passion to help people take better care of their minds and bodies during these challenging times. Especially as the pandemic has had such a huge impact,” said Kristina, former Strictly Come Dancing professional, choreographer who runs Northamptonshire’s only family fitness centre – Soo Yoga – with her partner and former rugby player, Ben Cohen MBE
“Suneil is known as Professor Pilates because of his fantastic experience in the industry, so we’ve come together to create a Family Wellbeing Fair aimed at helping people of all ages to combat their anxieties through fitness and wellbeing activities, all while raising money for a worthwhile charity.
“We believe it is the first event of its kind to be hosted in the county since national restrictions started lifting too, and we are making sure it is very safe and appealing with meditation and sound bath spaces, as well as the creche area, speaking sessions and classes. It is just what we all need to become better educated about looking after ourselves, and we intend to spread a little bit of happiness and fun.”
The Lewis Foundation’s co-founder, Lorraine Lewis, added: “We’re so thankful to Kristina, Suneil and the team for choosing our charity.
“Kristina has been running chair yoga sessions for adult cancer patients during our recent online pamper days too, which have gone down amazingly well with participants who are going through intensive treatment. Kristina has a wonderful way of connecting with people, and the ethos and vibe she has created at the Soo Yoga centre is so genuine and welcoming. We really are in for a fantastic day.”
Tickets for the Family Wellbeing Fair on Sunday 18th July, 10am – 4pm can be purchased at – £15 each for over 16s, and children go free. More details and the timetable of activities will be released soon.
Stall holding opportunities will also be available on the day for Northamptonshire businesses that produce or sell natural food, drinks, jewellery, clothing, or other health-related products. For more information contact .