Two for the price of one

Listen to the show next weekend and get two for the price of one when guests Andy Tudbury and Paula Drakeford join the Girls Around Town in the studio…

First up it’s Andy, organiser of The Belvoir Flower and Garden Festival which takes place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July.

Set in the castle’s stunning grounds, this brand new event brings together a range of show gardens from award-winning designers, a host of well-known nursery and floral exhibitors in the grand Lakeside Pavilion, a Gardeners’ Question Time panel and an educational area.

With a varied programme of live music from local performers in the Music Zone, everything from Prosecco and quality coffee to artisan cakes and burgers from a master butcher in the Nourish Zone and a wide range of trade stands brimming with garden products, sculptures and gifts, it’s guaranteed to be a great day out for all the family filled with floral inspiration and gardening ideas to take home.

In the second hour of the show, zumba and yoga teacher Paula Drakeford takes centre stage to talk about the classes she runs in the beautiful Ballroom of Upton Hall.

She’ll be explaining some of the benefits of the sessions – from building confidence and releasing stress to improving stamina and gaining fitness – with a little help from Helen Law, who’ll be sharing her own reasons for joining both classes and just what she’s gained from them.

Whether you’re thinking of trying zumba or yoga – or both! – this is your chance to find out what to expect from each of them. There’ll be advance details too of a new and unique dance class Paula will be bringing to Upton soon –  if you’ve always wanted the confidence to strut out in style, Strutology could be just what you’ve been waiting for…

Tune in or listen online when June and Rachel strut their own stuff from 10am to 12 noon  next Sunday


Are you ready to let go of pain?

If you’re suffering from pain brought on by stress, anxiety or depression, this week’s guest may have the answer you’re looking for…

Inspired by the positive effects practicing yoga had on her own physical and mental wellbeing, Liz Taylor decided to become a yoga teacher herself. “I realised that if I could help just one person in a similar situation enjoy the same benefits, that would be amazing,” she says.

After completing a Diploma Teaching Course with the British Wheel of Yoga, in 2010 she began working with small groups, gradually building her confidence as a teacher until she left her job in 2012 to start her own business, Liz Taylor Yoga.

Since then, she’s completed several further training courses which have enabled her to expand her teaching abilities and now works with clients both on a one-to-one basis and within a group setting.

Liz will be joining the Girls Around Town on Sunday to talk about her own journey to a pain-free, healthier and happier life. She’ll also be explaining how she’s putting her personal experience and training to good use, often with clients who are suffering in the same way as she once did.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon to find out how practicing yoga can help you let go of pain, improve your mental and physical health and get more balance in your life…

An all-round healing experience

How time flies when you’re having fun! Hard to believe it’s been almost exactly a year since Sunita Passi joined the Girls Around Town to talk about Ayurveda and the launch of her new Neem range…

She’ll be back in the studio again this weekend, talking about the role of meditation in promoting mental health and spreading the word about ThinKNotts, an event taking place in Nottingham on Saturday 13 May.

Organised by Unplugged Space, a group of holistic therapists Sunita helped to create, its aim is to bring together over 1,000 people for a mass meditation in the city centre’s Old Market Square. With the chance to try yoga (including laughter yoga), sample holistic treatments and even take a dip in a sound bath also on offer during the day, it’s sure to be an all-round healing experience for everyone taking part.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday to find out more about ThinKnotts – and, with Homeopathy Awareness Week running from Tuesday 11 to Sunday 16 April, to hear Fiona explaining why, despite being 200 years old, homeopathy is still ahead of its time.

She’ll have details too of Just One Drop, a new film about to be released in the UK which sets out to help more people understand what homeopathy can achieve.