By midsummer, our thoughts (and meal plans) revolve around long balmy evenings, bright summer mornings and al fresco dining.
And so – with this in mind – The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh have embraced sunshine, sustenance and… serenity with their summer series of Yoga Breakfasts.
The first in a series of three took place last weekend overlooking RBGE’s beautiful biodiversity pond and gardens; the sessions are hosted outdoors, on the peaceful and newly refurbished terrace of the John Hope Gateway Restaurant.
The classes have been created in partnership with world-renowned athletic apparel brand, lululemon, from whom we’ve borrowed expert Hatha yoga educator, Pam Echiverria. Hatha yoga focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing, boosting physical and mental wellbeing, and so supports Sodexo’s ethos of improving quality of life.
After a good stretch and gentle meditation, guests indulged in a healthy breakfast. Hosted in the refreshed Gateway Restaurant, the menus included ingredients from RBGE’s very own market-garden, a ¾ acre vegetable plot within the grounds. Their full time gardener grows produce for all catering operations throughout the site and works closely with the team to ensure the finest and freshest ingredients are included in the dishes.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Yoga Breakfasts are the perfect way to use this new space, to explore and experience the restaurant and gardens it in a way it’s never been experienced before.
For more summer event options check out our summer brochure too!