There’s nothing more enjoyable than strolling around the markets on a Saturday morning, with a coffee in hand, getting inspired by all the fresh produce to prep for a healthy week ahead and grab yourself a well-deserved bunch of your favourite flowers while you’re at it.
Well, dear Melbourne friends, your Saturday mornings are about to get a lot more zen with the ever-so-popular Queen Victoria Markets offering free yoga classes throughout the month of February.
Yep! From February 3rd – 24th, market-goers can add yoga to their morning market routine and join classes from Melbourne-based wellness hub Twosix Wellness.
Run by Twosix Wellness co-founders Bree Pagliuso and Emma Udorovic, the ‘I Love Summer’ flow classes will feature smooth tunes and slow, gentle movements designed to suit any level from beginners to intermediate and advanced.
But that’s not all the Market is offering. In celebration of the new year and to encourage the cultivation of healthy habits (January is ALWAYS just a trial month, after all), you can also enjoy a curated self-guided Market Wellness Trail which highlights all the wholesome treasures that can be discovered at Melbourne’s favourite marketplace.
The Markets is basically morphing into an all-round wellness hub, and quite frankly, we LOVE it!
Following the free yoga classes in A Shed, visitors are invited to download a Market Wellness Trail map and start their own wellness tour — think; refreshing fruit juices, single-origin herbs and spices, vegan-friendly treats, hand-made beauty products, and more.
Keep scrolling to learn more about what you can expect from the Market Wellness Trail: 1. Yoga: Start the day the right way by joining a free, summer-inspired yoga class hosted by Twosix Wellness. 2. Fresh Juice: Complement the post-yoga zen with a delicious (and healthy) juice from Market Juice. 3. Organic Meats: Visit the Market’s historic Meat and Fish Hall and discover fresh organic meat from Hagen’s Organic Meat and Mr Organics. 4. Pantry: From turmeric to black lava salt, marvel at the global range of single-origin herbs, spices, teas and sugars at kitchen wonderland, Gewürzhaus in the Dairy Produce Hall, or pick up a salad from one of the hall’s many vendors. 5. Healthy Treats: Check out the eclectic Therry Street Pop Up shops, then visit Invita to indulge in a not-so-naughty piece of vegan and gluten-free chocolate cake with a side of organic fair-trade coffee. 6. Organic & Fresh Produce: Head to the organics section of the Market and pick up fresh fruit and vegetables or browse the range of organic, biodynamic, vegan and gluten-free grocery products including milk, cereals, tofu, grains and honey. 7. Skincare & Beauty: Visit Coconut Revolution and De’Bee Signature Lip Balms to sample hand-made, organic skincare and beauty products. 8. Organic & Free-Range Eggs: Brown eggs, white eggs, duck eggs and quail eggs: take your pick from certified organic and free-range eggs by The Eggporium (I Shed) or The Eggsperts (B Shed). 9. Shopping: Choose from the rare selection of locally crafted goodies at Re Incense and Oils, browse the candle range at Inner Essentials, or stroll down String Bean Alley to Petal Melbourne for organic skin care, loose leaf teas and natural soaps. 10.Massage: Top off the wellness adventure with a relaxing massage at Shen Chinese Medicine.
Forget Saturday mornings, with a line-up like this, looks like you’ll be there the whole day! Check out further deets below: When: 3, 10, 17 and 24 February. 9am – 9:30am and 10am – 10:30am. Where: A Shed, Queen Victoria Market, corner Peel and Victoria Streets. Cost: FREE – spaces are limited so arrive early. A limited number of mats will be provided – participants are encouraged to BYO. Market Wellness Trail: download the map: www.qvm.com.au/whatson/market-wellness-trail/ Visit www.qvm.com.au | Instagram: @vicmarket