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An ‘Australia first’ experience at Canberra Centre

HerCanberra Team

Meditation, yoga and nutrition classes aren’t things you’d usually expect to see in a shopping environment, but that’s about to change with the launch of Eden at Canberra Centre.

With in-centre activations and a series of masterclasses hosted by a high profile line-up of Australia’s leading Health and Wellness experts, Eden is described as an “Australian First” health and wellness experience.


Bianca Cheah

Canberra Centre’s Centre Manager Amanda Paradiso says the Eden experience will be something visitors will have never encountered in a shopping centre environment before.

“It’s a sanctuary where people can replenish, revitalise and regain their optimal self. We want our visitors to feel a sense of belonging and nourishment,” Amanda says.

“We’re also bringing some of the biggest influencers in health and wellness to Canberra to share their wisdom and tips for a creative and centred life.”


Jacqueline Alwill

Wellness advocate and founder of popular digital publication Sporteluxe.com Bianca Cheah leads the Centre’s expert line up as the official face of Eden.

As a mindfulness expert, Bianca will share her health philosophy and tips on staying fit, healthy and stylish whilst constantly on the go in her Wellness and Wellbeing Masterclass on October 1.

“I am so excited to be involved in Eden – I truly believe in what the experience is trying to achieve. It gives people a reminder to stop and rejuvenate themselves,” says Bianca.

“Eden creates an opportunity for visitors to be present. When I say present, I mean wholly in the moment. It’s paying attention to whatever you are doing and not thinking about anything else, focusing your awareness on the present. This will allow people to focus on one single thing rather than many things. It stops you from being too busy. ”


Gary Gorrow

The Eden Masterclass series will also include founder of the luxurious Maison Balzac candles, Elise Pioch, who will be providing guidance on the art of candle making. Customers will be able to experience the unique Eden scent that Elise has created, and hand pour their own candle to take home.

Paper engineer, artist and educator Benja Harney of Paperform will also showcase his knowledge and skills as he shares the secret to creating gorgeous paper blooms, while Vedic Mediation Master teacher Gary Gorrow will provide a fascinating insight into mediation and mindfulness, whilst teaching a series of simple techniques that can be utilised in everyday life.


Elise Pioch

Esteemed journalist and editor of biannual men’s fashion publication Manuscript Mitchell Oakley Smith will share his well-heeled advice on the fashion and accessory must-haves for the season, as well the watches that will never go out of style, over a nip of whisky.


Benja Harney

Nutritionist and founder of wellness blog The Brown Paper Bag, Jacqueline Alwill, will top off the series by guiding the health conscious through the four pillars of holistic health and reveal her tips and tricks to maintain balance in all aspects of health and lifestyle.

As well as ticketed Masterclasses, customers can also engage in a series of immersive installations and experiences including the pop- up perfume lab and beauty bar, or just take a moment to unwind and relax in the tranquil surrounds of Eden.

The Eden experience is at Canberra Centre from Thursday 8 September to Sunday 30 October, located on Level 1, near Country Road.



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