Wellness Weekend 

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th July 2022

Come along and try a range of activities or simply wind down and relax on the Pier, with  the beautiful views of Swanage Bay as your backdrop.

Swanage Pier Trust are excited to be launching this brand-new wellness weekend. Working with Yoga instructors Helen McCabe and Sandra Charlton, Paddleboard Yoga instructor Anna Barrow, Phil Palmer from Pierhead Watersports, Poet and Creative facilitator, Sarah Acton and Local Artist Heidi Steller. The Wellness Weekend will be packed with plenty of activities to suit all different interests.  Choose a day pass for £30 or £55 for the whole weekend and try as many activities as you can fit in!

Read on to find out what is on offer….

Saturday 16th July

 Activity  Time
 Yoga  9.00am - 10.00am
 Kayak Taster  9.30am - 10.30am
 Paddleboard Yoga  10.00am - 11.00am
 Drawing Workshop  10.30am - 11.15am
 Yoga Taster  10.45am - 11.15am
 Paddleboard Taster  11.30am - 12.30pm
 Drawing Workshop  11.30am - 12.15pm
 Drawing Workshop  1pm - 1.45pm
 Yoga Taster  1.15pm - 1.45pm
 Kayak Taster  1.30pm - 2.30pm
 Drawing Workshop  2pm - 2.45pm
 Yoga Taster  2.45pm - 3.15pm
 Drawing Workshop  3pm - 3.45pm
 Paddleboard Taster  3.30pm - 4.30pm
 Paddleboard Yoga  5pm - 6pm

* full details below on each activity

Sunday 17th July 

 Activity  Time
 Yoga and Writing  9am - 10am
 Kayak Taster  9.30am - 10.30am
 Paddleboard Yoga  10am - 11am
 Yoga Taster  10.45am - 11.15am
 Paddleboard Taster  11.30am - 12.30pm
 Writing Workshop  11.30am -12.30pm
 Yoga Taster  1pm - 1.30pm
 Kayak Taster  1.30pm - 2.30pm
 Paddleboard Taster  3.30pm - 4.30pm 

* full details below on each activity

£30.00 per day, includes as many activities as you like, depending on availability

£55.00 for the weekend, includes as many activities as you like, depending on availability

Yoga (one hour session) @ £10.00 per person per session

Yoga Taster @ £5.00 per person per session

Paddleboard Yoga @ £20.00 per person

Drawing Workshop @ £10.00 per person

Writing Workshop @ £10.00 per person

Taster Session of either Kayaking or Paddleboarding @ £20.00 per person (minimum of 2 people)

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Yoga 

The hour long and shorter taster sessions on both days will include an  introduction to simple breathing techniques, some standing and seated postures and a guided  relaxation.

Each session will start with a short guided breath awareness practice and somatic movement awareness. You will then be guided through a series of movements and asanas (postures), exploring variations to support everyone to find a way to move that feels comfortable in their own bodies. The end of each class will include a short, guided relaxation (Have a warm blanket and layers close by and any cushions or props that you would like to use). We are all beautifully unique and our practice will look and feel differently to each of us. We encourage everyone to honour their own body, exploring variations of each movement that feel supportive for you as we develop a curiosity about how it feels to move and breath with awareness. Postural Yoga practices should ultimately be steady and easeful.

All levels and abilities are welcome.

Further information

Yoga at the Space


Stand up Paddleboard Yoga 

Build strength, improve balance and get playful on your board with Anna. 

Anna is a senior yoga teacher with 10 years’ experience teaching yoga, 5 years teaching SUP Yoga and has hours and hours of experience on the water helping people to enjoy the magic of the sea safely.

Board and wetsuit provided 

Open to all levels 

Three Tree Yoga


Taster Sessions of Kayaking and Paddleboarding 

Stand up paddleboarding is fun, safe and everyone needs to try it once. Learn the basics  of the strokes and be standing up and paddling by the end of the session.

Learn the basic skills and gain the confidence to go kayaking, within this session you will learn the correct paddling technique’s and learn some basic safety to give you the confidence to join the world of kayaking.

Pierhead Watersport 


Drawing Workshop 

Join Heidi to explore a meditative approach to drawing inspired by the beauty of the pier and the nature around it. 

This will be an opportunity to tap into your creativity without pressure or expectation, just celebrating the marks you make and enjoying the simple process of drawing. 

Heidi will guide you through a series of drawing exercises and ideas to help you get the most out of your session. 

All materials will be provided, although if you have a sketchbook that you would like to work in please do bring it along. 

Heidi Steller 


Writing Workshop 

Join landscape poet and writer Sarah Acton for two bite-size interactive writing workshops for wellbeing. With a focus on creative resilience, we will  enjoy gentle movement outdoors (walking or yoga), listen to short readings and share ideas and creative conversation together.

Sarah will offer fun and playful exercises to explore writing and thinking about senses, response to landscape in and around us, and being together on the Pier at the seaside in high summer.

Pens and paper provided.

Sarah Acton 


The nature of the location, does mean that the floor surface is not as even as an indoor floor, which you need to be mindful of. Please dress in clothes that are comfortable to move about in. We are also exposed to the elements and hopefully will be blessed with warm sunny mornings but do please come prepared with layers for extra warmth and hat / sunscreen, as appropriate for the weather.

If the weather is too wet, wild, and woolly the class will be cancelled, and we will let you know via telephone and email. As a courtesy to your fellow practitioners and so that you have time to settle in and be ready, we ask that you please arrive a few minutes before each workshop starts.

You may not be able to join the class once it has started. If you feel ill or have any covid-19 like symptoms we ask that you do not attend classes. In the event of this happening, please cancel your space by contacting activities@swanagepiertrust.com .