ILKLEY BID is looking forward to holding its second Health and Wellness Event at The Winter Garden on Saturday (September 30) from 10am to 3pm.

The aim of the free event is to showcase the individual businesses in Ilkley which provide products and services to improve body and mind as well as inspire visitors to enhance their overall physical and mental wellbeing.

A wide variety of the town’s best health and wellness professionals will be attending, ranging from gyms and fitness studios, active wear stockists, stores selling luxury products with health benefits, movement and pain relief providers to health and beauty salons. As gardening is proven to reduce stress and improve overall physical fitness, Moss & Moor will be on hand to answer your gardening queries.

There will be Yoga and Pilates demonstrations, along with industry speaker presentations covering a range of topics from the benefits of herbal teas, the physical and mental health benefits of climbing, an introduction to Jiu Jitsu, an introduction to Reiki healing and lots more.

For the younger audience, a children’s fun circuit training course will test their agility, balance, coordination and strength, with medals for those who can complete the obstacles and challenges.

A £50 Ilkley Gift Card is also up for grabs by completing the Wellness Crossword Trail on the day.

Lisa Drake, Ilkley BID Project Coordinator said: “We were really pleased that our Health & Wellness event last year was such a success with our visitors able to learn more about the amazing health, beauty and wellness businesses that we have in town. One of Ilkley BID’s aims is to promote the important ‘support local’ message so we were also delighted that some of the participating businesses gained new customers as a result. We’re looking forward to welcoming Ilkley residents and visitors as well as our exhibitors to this year’s event.”

The timetable of talks and demonstrations is as follows:

10.20am: How good is your nose? Discover herbal teas and their benefits. With Julia Richards of Ilkley Complementary Therapies.

10.40am: ‘Lasagne Planting’ for continuous flowering pots. With Alex Scott of Moss & Moor.

11.00am: An introduction to classical pilates and the principles behind it. With Kirstin Ferrie of Pure Pilates.

11.20am: The physical and mental health benefits of climbing. With Sally Shelton of Clip ‘N Climb.

11.40am: How to make and use your own Plant, Flower & Crystal Essences. With Jenny Howarth of Yorkshire Flower Essences.

12.00: An introduction to Jiu Jitsu. With Francis Robinson of Evolution Jiu Jitsu.

12.20pm: From DNA to Dinner Plate: How nutrigenomics can transform your health. With Beth Hughes of Beth Hughes Nutrition.

1.00pm: Community class of Chair Yoga. With Susie Dennis of Ilkley Yoga Centre.

1.30pm: Common posture types and muscle imbalances of lower back issues. With Gemma Kennedy of GK Physiotherapy & Pilates.

1.50pm: An introduction to Reiki Healing. With Susan Lambert of Ilkley Complementary Therapies.

2.10pm: Vessels of Love: Belly, Heart & Head. Breathwork and Yoga Nidra Meditation. With Emmalene Katayama of Yorkshire Natural Healing.

2.30pm: ‘Lasagne Planting’ for continuous flowering pots. With Alex Scott of Moss & Moor.

The Ilkley BID Health & Wellness Event takes place on Saturday, September 30th from 10am to 3pm and is free to attend.