WELLBEING AT WALMER
At Walmer Castle and Gardens, we work with local practitioners and small businesses to offer a wide range of therapeutic wellbeing activities to suit all ages and abilities. Set against the backdrop of our beautiful gardens and seaside estate, take part in activities such as Yoga, Tai Chi, and meditation, among many others designed to enrich your life both physically and mentally.
Morning Flow Yoga
Flow slowly and breathe deeply in this Hatha style class. Combining breath and gentle flowing movement to invigorate and strengthen the body, while creating presence to calm the mind. Suitable for all experience levels.
Thursdays, 9-10am (Starting on 7 Sep). Sessions provided by Anchor Yoga.
£10 for a drop in. £40 for a 5-week block (£8 per class) to be used consecutively. Unattended classes will still be counted. All sessions to be booked and paid for in advance.Book now
Tuesday Evening Yoga
Yoga helps us develop awareness, create space, bring freedom and strength to the body, calm the mind, and feed the soul.
Sessions at Walmer Castle consist of sequences of asana (yoga postures), building heat and creating flow in a moving meditation, with a focus on pranayama (breathing), precision, alignment, and safe practice.
Sessions take place in the Learning Centre or, if good weather permits, in Walmer Castle's beautiful gardens. Yoga equipment is available to borrow, but you're welcome to bring your own if you prefer.
Sessions provided by Bright Skies. Please email for dates and times.Email to enquire
Candlelit Yin and Yoga Nidra Evening
Join Anchor Yoga for an evening of candle lit Yin yoga and yoga Nidra to help you relax and unwind. Yin is a slow-paced style of yoga that promotes passive stretching and relaxation. It works deeply into the body with longer held poses using blankets, blocks and bolsters for support. The evening will be ended with yoga Nidra, a form of guided meditation that encourages rest and calms the mind. Suitable for all experience levels.
First Thursday of the month, 6.30 – 8pm. Sessions provided by Anchor Yoga.
£15 per session. All sessions to be booked and paid for in advance.Book now
Sound Bath Meditation
Immerse in sound for an hour of sound bath meditation with gongs, monochord, singing bowls, harmonic voice and other instruments. A sound bath is often a very effective tool to reach deeply relaxing, meditative states that can have a positive impact on mental and physical health.
Sessions provided by Sound Emergence.
Sessions will take place on the second Thursday of the month, 6.30pm-8pm unless otherwise advertised.Book Now
Tai Chi is an ancient, foundational practice of health and wellbeing. Thought to release and enhance energy levels and boost vitality, these sessions will explore the fundamental elements of Tai Chi and Chi Gong.
Suitable for all ages and abilities, you will learn how to release mental and physical tension, develop breathing techniques for health and meditation, open and connect to the body, develop balance and stability whilst standing and moving, and live consciously in the body.
Sessions provided by David Willis.
Sessions will take place on Sundays monthly, 10am-1pm.
Outdoor Ecstatic Dance
Ecstatic Dance is self-expression through free form dance and movement. It's an embodiment practice connecting heart, mind, body and soul. It's a space where you can be authentically you and allow what comes as the music takes you on a journey. No experience necessary.
Sessions provided by Ecstatic Dance Folkestone.
Sessions will take place on the third Thursday of the month, 6.30pm-8pm unless otherwise advertised.Book Now
Increase happiness, reduce stress, enhance focus and achieve calmness through the art of Pranic Healing. Prana is the Sanskrit word for life-force, and Pranic Healing uses that life-force to harmonise and transform the body's processes. The healing is a touch free experience unlike any other.
Sessions provided by Jan Matthiasson, Pranic Healing Therapist.
Sessions will take place on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, 9am-10amEmail to enquire