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Mindfulness at Leeds – Get Cooking!

It’s all about mindfulness and living in the moment at Get Cooking…

October 10th signals ‘World Mental Health Day’ in the calendar, and the use of the word, ‘World’ illustrates how the strain on our mental health, is indeed, global.

For us at Get Cooking, in Leeds, we  fully understand the issues at hand and we recognise the importance of creating time out for YOU, dedicated time to learning a new skill and making new friends, or just focusing your attention on the here and now, complete mindfulness.

When is the last time, for example we took 5 minutes to check in with ourselves?

Quite often ‘How’ we’re feeling doesn’t cross our minds.. that is, until something seems wrong.

We have really enjoyed coming up with a variety of courses and workshops that could appeal to a wide and varied audience and even help combat the effects of those that feel isolated, anxious or depressed. And we’re giving you permission to take some time out for yourself! (YES, YOU REALLY CAN!)

Come and try our Cosmetic Herbalism workshop – Saturday 13th October. We’re joined by Heather Ware, a qualified medical herbalist. Heather has been practising for over 7 years in and around the Leeds area and believes the power of herbs can impact our daily lives and overall health. This workshop will teach you all about the mighty plants and herbs surrounding us, how they can invigorate us if we let them, and we’ll make some beautiful herbal teas and even a natural body cream to take home and enjoy.

We’ve also got a wonderful Soap Making Workshop on 18th November with the Saltaire Soap Company’s Fiona Smith. Fiona introduces you to the traditional cold press method of soap making, teaches you about using lye in the process and gives you the confidence to make more in your home, as well as giving you around 1KG worth of soap to take home and gift wrap just in time for Christmas.

Craft Beer brewing has also seen a rise in popularity recently, and you can enjoy the brewing process for yourself with Andy & Steve from ‘Learn to Brew’, who have been brewing delectable blends for a good few years in Leeds. Book for 17th November.

In addition to the array of home cooking classes and workshop we’ll always have on offer, we’ve also got a Lampshade Making workshop which includes a light afternoon tea. Or try our therapeutic Bread- making workshop for a true state of mindfulness.

There really is something for everyone at Get Cooking, so you’re actively encouraged to take a step in a new direction, and we promise you’ll be glad you did!