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Immerse yourself in EDEN

HerCanberra Team

Winter is officially over, and that means it’s time to give your body—and mind—a much-needed spring clean.

Returning for its second year, Eden—Canberra Centre’s health and wellness sanctuary—is the perfect way 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.

In a fast-paced world, where emails are linked to phones, where your lunch room is your work desk and when you sign off 5pm but you do not switch off until midnight, it is more important than ever to take a breath. Here’s how to get your zen on at EDEN.

BUILD YOUR BASE BODY MASTERCLASS WITH FELICIA & SEBASTIAN OREB

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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.

The Build Your Base Body Masterclass will be held at 11am on Saturday, 16 September on Level 1, near Country Road.

Find more information and get your ticket here.

FRUIT & FLOWER ARRANGEMENT MASTERCLASS WITH THE FLORAL SOCIETY 

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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.

This workshop will take place at 11am on Saturday, 30 September on Ground Level of Monaro Mall near David Jones.

FAMILY YOGA SESSION WITH ANGELA TONKIN FROM BE HAPPY YOGA

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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 four to eight years, 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.

Join the Family Yoga Session at 11am on Saturday, 7 October on Ground Level of Monaro Mall near David Jones.

LEARN & INVENT WORKSHOP WITH ROLFE CLASSIC BMW

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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.

Get your motor runnin’ on Saturday 14 October on Level 1, near Country Road.

FRAGRANCE MAKING MASTERCLASS WITH DIMITRI WEBBER

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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.

Get hands on in one of two sessions on Saturday, 28 October: 10am–12pm and 1pm – 3pm. The masterclasses will be held on Ground Level of Monaro Mall, near David Jones.

BEAUTY NIGHT MARKETS

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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.

The Beauty Night Markets will be held from 5pm to 8pm every Friday night on Ground Level of Monaro Mall, near David Jones.

YOGA SESSIONS WITH ALEX BALL

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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 take along an open mind, a towel and water bottle.

Yoga sessions will be held every Thursday morning, from 7.15am to 8am, on Ground level of 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. Canberra Centre is taking it a step further and has filled a library with books aimed at helping you unwind.

Take a break from shopping and relax and focus on your wellbeing in the Dymocks pop-up library on Level 1, near Country Road throughout September and October.

CANBERRA CENTRE TO FLORIADE FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE

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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 leaves from Petrie Street and runs from 10am to 5:30pm from Saturday 16 September to Sunday 15 October. Times are available on the Floriade website.

Experience EDEN at Canberra Centre from Saturday 2 September to Sunday 29 October, 10am – 6pm* daily.

This is a sponsored post for Canberra Centre. You can read our sponsored policy here.

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