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Our Wellbeing Plus Weekend

Mentoring Plus is all about improving wellbeing for young people. What better way to raise much-needed funds than to offer a women’s weekend away – one that’s all about their wellbeing too?

Join us on 5th-7th May 2017 at the Gold Award five star Llangattock Mountain YHA near Crickhowell in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, where we have sole use of this beautiful eco-friendly lodge.

Friday 5th May

Arrive from 4pm to welcoming choice of teas and cakes. Settle into your en-suite room, sleeping 4 or 6 in full size comfortable bunks.

Yogadoo founder Lucy Aston will lead an optional session helping weary travellers feel refreshed before supper – a delicious warming buffet including local specialities, with plenty of dietary options and the chance to chat with old friends and new.

In the evening, research psychologist and Chair of Trustees of Mentoring Plus Dr Karen John will lead an informal, interactive session introducing new ways to think about our own wellbeing and what we can all do to understand and improve how we feel.

Saturday 6th May

If you’re an early riser, choose to join an early yoga session with Lucy – then it’s a hearty breakfast.

Pick your own delicious packed lunch ingredients and set off on your choice of walks in the stunning local scenery: a mostly level 2.5 hour stroll along the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, or a more challenging 4-5 hour guided hike on the breathtaking Llangattock Escarpment.

On your return, choose from taking time out – perhaps making your own way to the beautiful local town of Crickhowell for a browse in the shops and cafes – or joining an inspiring art workshop with artist Catherine Beale. Ideal for beginners and improvers alike, Catherine will help you take inspiration from the brooding Brecons, letting paint, water and other materials mix to create surprising and beautiful results to take home.

Lucy will also be on hand to offer post-walk stretching and yoga exercises if you like.

Supper is a wholesome, home-cooked celebration of the day’s achievements. We’ll come together briefly afterwards to talk about the work of Mentoring Plus, then it’s time to chat and relax.

Sunday 7th May

A refreshing yoga and mindfulness session is on offer first thing. Then brunch is served, and a couple of our mentors and mentees may join the group, have some fun and give a first-hand insight into their world.

You’re welcome to stay and do your own thing afterwards until last check-out at 2pm – then, we hope, returning to the real world refreshed, exercised, informed and inspired.

The cost of the week-end is £225. All food and soft drinks are included in your stay and you’re welcome to bring wine or other drinks to enjoy with meals. The weekend is ideal for groups of friends, and we’ll do our best to ensure you can share rooms subject to availability. By all means bring female family members too but we set a lower age limit of 16 years (accompanied by an adult only). The lodge provides all bed linen but not towels. Please ensure you bring suitable clothing and footwear for walking in all weathers.

For an application form, please email stephanie.massie@mentoringplus.net, tel. 01225 429694