Wellness

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Wellness

Considerate of all dimensions of wellbeing, Fora’s approach cares for the whole person – what fuels them and connects them. Expert partners are recruited to present solutions to enrich four domains: mind, body, soul and space.

The 360° menu of wellness is easy to access in order to experience more joy, calm, and clarity – to experience the best working life.

Wellness Domains

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Mind

By better understanding the world, we better understanding ourselves. And by better understanding ourselves, we better understand the world. Fora recruits spiritual and scientific experts to expand Residents’ minds in many ways:

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Body

Step into our studios to run, stretch or lift at your leisure. Whether you use the gym to switch off or for that adrenaline boost, there is always a class tailored for you:

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Soul

Pause to connect and find your soul, getting lost in the energy around you. We encourage our Residents to use this time to recharge and reset together as a community and find their best selves:

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Space

The lighting, seating, air and sound qualities in all Fora spaces are designed for health and joy. Fora’s investments also go beyond its workspaces to consider the areas and modes used to travel to and from work:

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Restore: Philosophy at Work – Find your Focus
Restore: Philosophy at Work – Find your Focus

Distractions. Decision fatigue. Procrastination. In this Philosophy at Work talk, we discuss why it's happening and how to clear your head. ***FORA RESIDENTS, BOOK YOUR EXCLUSIVE TICKET THROUGH THE FORA APP*** We will, on average, be interrupted every six to twelve minutes with notifications, shoulder taps and calls. But these interruptions are not the only things we need to learn to switch off from for the sake of our own wellbeing and productivity. In this session, we’ll introduce how common ‘thinking traps’ like decision fatigue and procrastination can also steal your focus, and we’ll show you how to avoid being distracted by them in the first place. You’ll leave with some meaningful exercises you can do yourself and with your team whenever you hit a block. If you’ve ever had a moment where you’ve said to yourself ‘My brain just isn’t working anymore!’ - this one’s for you. ABOUT Philosopy at Work Philosophy at Work are a collective of philosophers, academics, thinkers and authors who help teams develop the mindsets and behaviors of great thinkers through workshops on key ‘Thinking Skills', signature ‘Thinking Labs’, and keynote talks. They’ve worked with the likes of Sony Music, Deloitte and Sky and specialise in translating the benefits of philosophers/philosophy into practical insights that make a real difference for personal and team development. This session will be led by philosopher and founder of Philosophy at Work - Dr Brennan Jacoby. ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDS YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications. *Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event. **In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Yin Yoga and Sound Bath with Massage
Restore: Yin Yoga and Sound Bath with Massage

Take some time for yourself to reset and recharge with a 90-minute Yin & Sound Bath with Jill and Molly with optional supported massage.***FORA RESIDENTS, BOOK YOUR EXCLUSIVE TICKET THROUGH THE FORA APP***Take some time for yourself to reset and recharge with a 90 minute Yin & Sound Bath with Jill and Molly with optional supported massage.Yin Yoga is a great way to reset your body and mind, alongside the additional sound experience you will leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.Sound is a beautiful and transformational medicine that offers a direct pathway back to the body.We will be using vibrations as a guide to drop into the body and feel our way into a deep meditation. Set to a soundscape of peaceful tones- expect gongs, crystal bowls, chimes, bells and soaring sounds. You will also be offered an optional head and neck massage to heighten your sound experience and set you up for deep relaxation. A full body and mind experience.No prior experience necessary. What do you need?We advise you have a mat/towel on hand as well as a bottle of water so you can stay hydrated.ABOUT Jill Jill is a compassionate, down-to-earth yoga teacher specialising in Yin. She began practice in 2006 as a way to ease stress and this developed into an integral part of her well-being and way of life. Teaching since 2017 in London studios, Jill also works with Mind UK, St Pancras Community Association, BlindAid, St Mungo’s, Solace Women’s Aid and Fierce Calm. Known for her gentle and encouraging approach, with a commitment to making yoga accessible for everyone. Jill offers guidance with a strong emphasis on awareness of breath and attention to functional movement for balance in body and mind. As well as teaching, Jill manages the London Choir With No Name, which is a choir for people affected by homelessness and volunteers at the North London YMCA. She believes it's essential to rest, connect with nature and community in downtime, loving a roam around North London's green spaces and visiting her family in Ireland; climbing mountains, swimming in the sea and drinking lots of tea!ABOUT MollyMolly is a yoga & meditation teacher, and sound healer, living and working in London. With a deep love of ritual and creating magical moments, Molly’s classes are soulful, playful and creative, exploring the union of body, mind and breath by guiding awareness deeper within. Drawing from her curiosity of the traditional energetic and elemental systems inspired by her study with teachers Shiva Rae, Tara Judelle, Talia Sutra and Meghan Currie, alongside her lifelong exploration into music, sound and vibrational healing, expect beauty, nourishment and lots of blissful tones.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: The Power of the Wellness Community
Restore: The Power of the Wellness Community

An expert panel delves into the power of the wellness community - on and offline - and how best to harness your energy.***FORA RESIDENTS, BOOK YOUR EXCLUSIVE TICKET THROUGH THE FORA APP***Jools Walker - aka LadyVelo - is best selling author (Back in the Frame - Little Brown), podcaster and cycling community builder. Jools has worked within the bike industry for over a decade, with the aim of widening participation and increasing diversity in cycling for marginalised and under-represented groups. Join us for a positive and insightful conversation on the power of wellness community for mind, body and soul. Jools will be joined by Manatomy’s co-host and former editor of Men’s Health magazine Phil Hilton, Not Dead Yet and Netflix’s Ryan Lanji and youth practitioner and founder of The Outrunners charity, Tyler Williams Green. Hear from our panel about their experiences of setting up wellness communities and thoughts on what positive changes the wellness community can do to be more diverse and inclusive to all. Useful particularly for business owners, fitness instructors, stylists and wellness practitioners. Learn tips on;- How to create environments that feel welcoming and inclusive to all - How to make positive actions to change the narrative of who can be well through your staff, clientele and social media campaigns ABOUT Phil HiltonPhil’s first job in consumer magazines was deputy editor of FHM – a position he landed partly because his flatmate was the outgoing deputy editor of FHM. This run of nepotism and luck took him to the editorship of Men’s Health in its early days as a UK launch. He went on to edit a few men’s magazines he doesn’t talk about much anymore before helping start free publications Shortlist and Stylist. He has interviewed Jerry Seinfeld, Brett Easton-Ellis and David Lynch among others – none of them remember him now.Addicted to all forms of exercise, Phil is usually jogging, kickboxing, lifting weights or doing HIIT just at the very moment you need him for something urgent. Above all, he likes watching TV with his wife and grown-up kids while drinking beer and eating proper economy snacks that have neither been locally sourced nor hand-crafted.ManatomyManatomy is a place where well-known men* talk honestly about their bodies. It’s not about getting thinner or fitter or putting on muscle – it’s about being funny and honest. We cover secret vanities, bizarre insecurities, muscle, fat, broken bones, damaged pride and the magnetic appeal of cheese. You will laugh, gasp and feel part of a warm, awkward, human family.*and women – everyone is welcome.ABOUT Ryan LanjiRyan Lanji is a cultural producer and public personality. His beliefs of raising awareness and visibility by creating culture, championing creativity, and causing opportunity have made him a natural leader and an active public figure in the LGBTQIA community. He is regularly booked as a personality and ambassador for brands (including Nike, Browns Fashion, Ellesse, Footlocker and more) hosting talks, curating events and exhibitions highlighting and amplifying the voices in the South Asian LGBTQIA+ community. Ryan is the winning Champion of Netflix's 'The Big Flower Fight' released in 2020 and will be hosting the new BBC THREE series 'The Big Proud Party Agency' shooting later this year. He has recently founded NDYglobal, a collective that transforms queer club nights into fitness classes in premium gym spaces. He believes in nourishing the queer community and giving them unapologetic access to fitness that is gender inclusive, queer and affordable. ABOUT Tyler Williams GreenTyler Williams Green set up the Outrunners 6 years ago after noticing runners across Hackney saying that they wanted to feel more connected within the local Hackney community which they live in.From his years of working with young people across London, Tyler noticed that there was a serious lack of good access to opportunities for the amazing young people of Hackney and London. With this in mind, Tyler pivoted the running club to facilitate three youth programs connecting its runners with young people.● Outrunners youth which has four youth running clubs across Hackney● Run your career which is now the largest career event for young people aged 8-18 across Hackney and partners with brands such as Facebook, Lacoste and Birch● Outrunners youth mentoring programme which matches young people who are finding the last year of primary school challenging with a mentor to support them with the transition into secondary schoolAnd this spring, a new adult running club which has the aim of getting adults who are inactive, active! The new adult running club is also designed for women of colour.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Bittersweet – Jessie Cave and Pandora Sykes in Conversation
Restore: Bittersweet – Jessie Cave and Pandora Sykes in Conversation

Actress, writer and comic artist Jessie Cave chats love, grief, sisterhood and her new novel, Sunset, with Pandora Sykes.***FORA RESIDENTS, BOOK YOUR EXCLUSIVE TICKET THROUGH THE FORA APP***Join us for this open and funny conversation with journalist and broadcaster Pandora Sykes as they talk about the power of creativity to help deal with the anxieties of modern life. Jessie will be selling and signing copies of Sunset at the end of the evening and a free copy of the book will be up for grabs for the first 10 people in the room. ABOUT Jessie CaveJessie Cave is a talented actress, writer and illustrator who is best known for playing Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter films. She is also a brilliant stand-up comedian and illustrator who is known for her open, funny and truthful accounts of real life, love, loss and everything in between. Jessie’s podcast series with her sister Bebe, We Can’t Talk About That Right Now, was a breakout hit in 2020 and her highly anticipated first novel, Sunset made The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller list and has sold to widespread critical acclaim. ABOUT Pandora SykesPandora Sykes is a journalist and broadcaster, she focuses on popular culture, lifestyle, books and social commentary and has written for titles including The Sunday Times, Vogue, The Observer, GQ, ELLE, The Cut, Red and Grazia. Before going freelance in 2017, she was the Fashion Features Editor at The Sunday Times Style. In July 2020, How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right?, her debut essay collection about modern life, was published by Penguin Random House and was a Sunday Times bestseller.Spending most of her time making podcasts, Pandora was the co-creator and co-host of the No.1 women’s podcast, The High Low, and she is the host of The Missing, a podcast about long-term missing people, which was nominated for a British Podcast Award. She has also produced an interview series, Doing It Right, about the trends, myths and anxieties of modern life.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: What’s so funny about anxiety? with Georgia Pritchett
Restore: What’s so funny about anxiety? with Georgia Pritchett

Join us for a frank and funny conversation with Georgia about learning to cope with anxiety.***FORA RESIDENTS, BOOK YOUR EXCLUSIVE TICKET THROUGH THE FORA APP***Tortoise x Fora What’s so funny about anxiety? In conversation with Georgia Pritchett It’s often said that laughter is the best therapy. But when anxiety hits, it just isn’t as easy as all that to look on the funny side.Join us for a frank and funny conversation with Georgia about learning to cope with anxiety. If the book is anything to go by, we may also talk about hamsters, the Queen, budgies, questionable fashion choices and Jimmy Osmond.ABOUT Georgia Pritchett Georgia Pritchett is multi-award-winning comedy and drama writer, who has five Emmys, five Writers Guild awards, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and a Producer's Guild award. She is also no stranger to anxiety.Her book, MY MESS IS A BIT OF A LIFE: Adventures in Anxiety, is an invaluable field guide for anyone who struggles to contain their worries. Why bother writing them down? When you feel like you’re losing your mind, how do you even begin to talk about it? How do you discover what makes everything worse, and find the things that make it better? A copy of Georgia's book will be up for grabs for the first 10 guests in the room.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: ​​Fireside Chat with Dr Alex George and Shareefa J
Restore: ​​Fireside Chat with Dr Alex George and Shareefa J

Dr Alex George talks mental health, dealing with loss, his time in A&E during the pandemic and more with Shareefa J.***FORA RESIDENTS, BOOK YOUR EXCLUSIVE TICKET THROUGH THE FORA APP***It’s good to talk! Join us for an uplifting conversation with one of the nation’s most popular TV doctors and Youth Mental Health Ambassador to the government, Dr Alex George. He’ll be talking to presenter and mental health advocate, Shareefa J about his mental health journey, dealing with loss and his passion to help people live healthier and happier lives both in mind and body.Alex has become a leading voice amongst healthcare professionals in the UK, bringing the nation accessible and reassuring advice directly from the frontline at Lewisham Hospital throughout the pandemic. Alex uses his social media platforms to campaign for better mental health education for children and share simple and accessible wellness tips.A signed copy of Alex's book, Live Well Every Day, will be up for grabs for the first 10 guests in the room.ABOUT Dr Alex GeorgeDr Alex is an A&E & TV Doctor and Youth Mental Health Ambassador to the government. He is also the author of Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller, Live Well Every Day, and presents for ITV's Lorraine.Alex has become a leading voice amongst healthcare professionals in the UK, bringing the nation accessible and reassuring advice directly from the frontline at Lewisham Hospital throughout the pandemic. With over 1.9M followers on Instagram alone, Alex uses his social media platforms to campaign for better mental health education for children, and also shares simple and accessible tips for living a healthier and happy life, both in mind and body. Most recently, Alex launched his own self-care business, Prescrib'd, which was born out of his own love of a bath bomb after a long shift in A&E. The company launched with bath bombs and has plenty of new products coming soon.ABOUT Shareefa JShareefa J is a London based presenter and plus-size model with a background in musical theatre, she is at the forefront of promoting equality and mental health awareness. She uses her platform to discuss many topics including Black Lives Matter, LQBTQIA+ topics, plant- based eco-friendly living, fitness, adult ADHD, women’s health and eating disorders. Shareefa is an ambassador for the UK based mental health charity CALM and works closely with them to help raise awareness and destigmatise the conversation around suicide. In 2017 she began pursuing a career in presenting in and has since presented for Fane productions, Nude by Nature, Boohoo, Simply B and more! She’s also had publications with MTV, BBC 5 Live, Cosmopolitan, The Sun and the list goes on. It’s safe to say she has an exciting journey ahead she continues to develop her skills as a budding new presenter.In 2019 Shareefa returned from working and living in Australia where she dominated the plus-size fashion industry and was voted number one top model in Australia to know by In Style magazine 2019. Since then, she's continued to work internationally. Shareefa previously ran an organisation called @shine4diversity in which she created short documentaries and photographic campaigns to highlight the importance of racial inclusion within advertising, her last campaign in 2019 featured in Buzzfeed. Although her efforts for social change are prominent, she has a light-hearted approach and always finds a way to make her audience smile with her bubbly and warm persona. ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

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