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The Perfect Event: Wellness Weekender for Queer Women

If you’re anything like us, you’ve had a really busy summer. Despite the UK’s lacklustre weather, we have made the most of the past three months with event after event. Summer just seemed to fly by with a succession of barbecues, outings, hikes, theatre, movies, and luckily, even some lovely seaside holidays. (Thank God Covid’s over.) 

Thrilling as it is to live life like this, it does get exhausting, especially in a hectic city like London. Pinballing from one event to the next can take a toll over time. Essentially, you’re sacrificing well-being, sleep, and your connection with yourself on the altar of summer fun. As a result, you often end up socially recharged but mentally and physically exhausted and in need of some grounding.

With the seasons slowly changing, we are ready to put summer festivities on hold and take some time out for ourselves. As autumn begins, it brings with it not just cooler air and longer evenings, but also, a sense of peace. This is the perfect opportunity to pause, breathe, and reflect on the year so far and form new intentions for the remaining months.

If you’re looking for a way to kickstart the new season, we have the perfect idea for you.

Woman swimming at mindfulness event
Guest at last year’s LezBe Mindful enjoying a dip in the lake. Credit: Elsie Moore Photography

The LezBe Mindful Wellness Weekender offers a wonderful opportunity to recenter yourself and find a moment of calm amid the hustle and bustle of daily life. Taking place from 15 to 17 September, the three-day event creates a space exclusively for LBTQ and non-binary people to reconnect with nature – and by doing so, with themselves.

The Weekender allows attendees to surround themselves with like-minded peers and partake in an experience of healing and connection. This year, attendees can expect a varied programme including activities like meditation, mindfulness, yoga, communal cooking, cold water therapy, swimming, and paddleboarding, as well as quiet nature walks exploring the hidden gem that is the (secret) Norfolk location.

LezBe Mindful founder Kalie created the event with both LBTQ couples and solo travelers in mind. “I think there is a lot of value in community spaces where people are able to be themselves without having to hide anything.”

Comfort and well-being were top of mind for Kalie when designing the space, but she also invites guests to set themselves an intention for the weekend and consciously work towards a spiritual or emotional goal. “The event can take the form of a healing journey where people can release trauma or make new friends. Keeping it an LBTQ-only space means we can each form a special bond and open up.”

Woman meditating at queer mindfulness event
Ice bath meditation at last year’s LezBe Mindful. Credit: Elsie Moore Photography

If, like us, you’re always on the lookout for spaces to connect with other queer women in a safe and mindful way, the Wellness Weekender is the perfect opportunity to do so. With a capacity of just 32 guests in total, the event makes it easy to form real connections and be open to new experiences.

Oh, and there is a mobile sauna AND a hot tub. We are completely sold.

Nonchalant will be attending this year’s event from 15-17 September, in Norfolk. A few spots remain, available here – be quick and book yours now!

Can’t wait to see you there.

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Ditta Demeter
Ditta Demeter

After trying out several European cities, Ditta moved to London three years ago, and although she finds the weather, rent prices, and transport times abysmal, the capital’s music scene was vibrant enough to get her to stay. She currently works at a technology PR firm and spends all her free time in amateur theatre groups, at open mics, yoga classes, poetry readings, or at home watching Netflix and eating too many peanut M&M’s. She’s a native speaker of Hungarian, fluent in French, and could still get by in Russian and Portuguese with some polishing.

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