Get Fit. Eat Well. Feel Good



January 27th & 28th 2018



Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival brings together some of the biggest names in health, fitness and wellness from internationally-renowned yoga teachers to celebrity chefs, nutritionists, doctors and bestselling authors.  Join us for an inspirational weekend of yoga and fitness classes, guided meditations, talks and workshops on healthy eating, mindfulness and emotional health plus delicious food, massage and free health advice. If you really want to change your life this year, this is the place to start.

Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival is brought to you by City of Edinburgh Council and Good Thinking, in partnership with Yellow Kite books, Tribe Yoga, Pure Gym, Nuffield Health and lululemon.


Assembly Rooms, George Street



Bestselling author, cook and co-founder of Hemsley + Hemsley, Jasmine Hemsley, discusses her new book East By West, a modern take on the Ayurvedic principles of eating to nourish, sustain and repair. Ayurvedic food focuses on listening to your body, eating when you’re hungry, being conscious of what you’re eating and choosing foods that are right for your mood.  With delicious recipes and simple mindful rituals for when your energy levels need a boost, there is something to suit everyone. 


Chloe Madeley is a qualified personal trainer and nutritionist and runs the hugely popular blog  In her book The 4 Week Body Blitz she explains the exercises you need to do and the food you should eat every single day in order to get yourself in shape. Follow Chloe's instructions and you will see a significant difference in how your body looks.

Lauren Armes

Are you a teacher or trainer?  Do you run your own fitness studio, treatment centre or healthy eatery?  Do you want to know how to take your product to market?  Welltodo helps people to build incredible businesses and careers in wellness and is regarded as the definitive voice for the industry.  Founder Lauren Armes coaches some of the industry's most respected entrepreneurs and influencers. In this exclusive seminar she will provide you with practical advice and insight into building and growing a successful business.

Finlay Wilson

After recovering from an accident, Finlay Wilson found yoga was the best way to rebuild his strength.  He is now a certified Forrest Yoga and Senior Yoga Alliance teacher, co-founder and principal teacher of Heart Space Yoga & Bodyworks in Dundee and a widely sought-after international teacher.  Finlay’s Kilted Yoga video became an instant global sensation – with over forty million views online - and he has now published a book of the same name, Kilted Yoga published by Yellow Kite.

Join Finlay for a Forrest yoga class that will introduce you to the basics of breath, intent and moving in a way that is healing for the body. Forrest Yoga is highly adaptive and invites participants to explore all that they can do.


Shona Vertue is a personal trainer, yoga teacher and creator of The Vertue Method online training videos and book. The Vertue Method features a blend of resistance training to build strength, yoga to aid flexibility and a positive, mindful approach to exercise. Get in the best shape of your life, both physically and mentally, and feel stronger, healthier and more flexible with this dynamic class. 


In 2012 Jody escaped the corporate cage and embarked on a journey to heal her own life, change her career and learn meditation.  Jody is now an inspirational speaker, mentor and meditation ambassador for lululemon.  Jody Shield’s LifeTonic sessions will help you overcome the negativity, fear and anxieties that are holding you back and leave you with a deeper understand of your true self.  Jody is the author of LifeTonic: A Modern Toolkit to Help You Heal Your Life and Soothe Your Soul.

Tom Kerridge

Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge knows how to make things taste good. He also understands how to lose weight, having lost over 12 stone by following a low-carb diet.  Tom discusses his new book 'How to Lose Weight for Good' and how he achieved his dramatic weight loss by adopting a new and healthy approach to eating. 

dr rangan chatterjee

Dr Rangan Chatterjee is the presenter of BBC1's Doctor in the House.  He believes that the way we practise medicine is wrong.  In his book The Four Pillar Plan he reveals the root causes of what makes us ill, and what keeps us well.  Based on scientific research and his own experiences as a doctor Rangan explains the four pillars of health - relaxation, food, sleep and movement - and how with small changes in our lifestyle we can take control of our health and live better lives.

Credit: Brian Fischbacher

Credit: Brian Fischbacher

prof richard wiseman

The global epidemic of sleep deprivation is having detrimental effect on our health and happiness. Professor Richard Wiseman, author of Night School, will help you adopt better sleeping habits and get the best night’s sleep of your life.  Professor Wiseman has been described as ‘the most interesting and innovative experimental psychologist in the world today’. He has written several bestselling psychology books and his YouTube channels are some of the most watched in the UK.

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Rhiannon Lambert & Dr Hazel Wallace

With the rising trend of 'healthy eating' many of us have lost touch with the true meaning of what good food looks like. Junior doctor and personal trainer Dr Hazel Wallace aka The Food Medic and leading Harley Street nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert take us back to basics with a simple, evidence-based approach to eating well, bridging the gap between mainstream medicine and nutrition.   Together they will help you reach a happy, healthy relationship with eating. The key to their approach is that food should be enjoyed, and that feeling and eating healthily should be a simple pleasure for everyone.



Our wellbeing marketplace will feature a range of products, services and information to get you on the right track for a better, healthier lifestyle, including delicious healthy food, discounted massage and free health advice.   Waterstones will be selling books from all of the authors featured in the festival, and a chance to meet them face-to-face and get your book signed.


The full programme of events and marketplace activities and stalls will be released shortly.