Inaugural I-CANN Health & Well-being Festival later this month allows you to catch your breath and laugh during yoga

The Friends of Cannizaro Park are bringing some positive vibes back to 2020 with the launch of the I-CANN Health & Well-being Festival later this month. The first event of its kind for the Grade II listed park will welcome a world of wellness to Wimbledon for four days only: Saturday 15th & 22nd and Wednesday 19th & 26th. From Laughter Yoga to Family Yoga, Mood Enhancing Meditation to Breathwork Therapy and much more beyond, it’s hard not to feel uplifted at the prospect of catching a deep breath of fresh air in Cannizaro Park’s glorious Italian Garden, where the 18 different classes will be held in a safe and socially distanced environment.

With a programme spanning the practices of Yoga, Pilates, Osteobreathe and Meditation, and led by specialists who will be positively addressing a wealth of health and well-being concerns, there’s something for everyone regardless of age or ability. Dedicated family classes allow parents to involve their children, according to age group, at no extra cost.

If you’re looking to re-connect and put some fun back into your life, join Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Lotte Mikkelsen to discover the effect the release of chemicals triggered from Laughter Yoga can have on your immune response, stress relief and general relaxation. If you want to feel less overwhelmed and more energised and available to yourself and others, Osteobreathe Breathwork Therapy could be for you. Join Kerry Dowson in this new approach that combines osteopathy and breathwork to bring about a sense of wellness, tension release and general well-being. Her recent work has included online NHS consultations with recovering COVID-19 patients to help retrain their dysfunctional breath.

Whether you’ve been active or stuck at your desk during lockdown, Yoga For Runners & Walkers with Tish Dodson or Pilates For Posture with Jacqueline Pye, respectively, could be the antidote to any ailments or bad habits you may have picked up. And if you just want to find a moment to cut through the clutter of the current environment to stop it draining your energy so much, the Mood Enhancing Manifesting Meditation will teach you some techniques to help you clear a pathway to focus on your priorities in life.

The I-CANN Health & Well-being Festival runs all day on Saturday 15th &22nd and from 3p-7pm on Wednesday 19th & 26th. Classes are priced at £10 each and all participants must be over 18, except for Family Yoga, where ages are indicated. Tickets for Family Yoga classes cover one adult and one accompanying child per single ticket. Please bring your own mat or rug. Hotel du Vin Wimbledon will be open for healthy refreshments throughout.

Full details on the I-CANN Health & Well-being Festival, the Italian Garden and general information, about the Friends of Cannizaro Park, can be found at or

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