Autumn Equinox – Self ‘FULL’ Sunday

Sunday September 22nd, Radisson Blu Hotel Durham, 9.00 – 5.00 

For many of us September is all about getting back into routine after holidays and time off work. The nights are beginning to draw in and those long warm summer nights are slowly becoming a distant memory as we prepare for the colder winter months ahead.

It can be easy to begin to write off the rest of the year and simply plan to prioritise our wellness goals in the new year. But I truly believe that there is no time like the present! Come and join me for a day of wellness designed to leave you feeling rested, rejuvenated and bursting with new ideas to help you to feel your best.



This next Self ‘FULL’ Sunday of 2019 is all about the benefits of embracing a more plant based lifestyle. Most of us are aware that adopting a more plant based lifestyle is one of the best ways we can support the environment but it’s also proven to have significant health benefits  including reducing our risk of heart disease and cancer. 

During this workshop I will be sharing with you some simpledelicious and nutritious sweet and savoury recipes that I guarantee the whole family will love as well as covering some of the key questions that come up such as where to get your protein!

As well as my 2 hour plant based workshop we will, as usual, be enjoying a peaceful walk along Durham’s beautiful riverside, indulging in a blissful restorative yoga session with the lovely Elaine Smith and finishing our day of wellness with a full afternoon enjoying the Radisson’s leisure suite including pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam. 

Take this opportunity to spend a full day nourishing body, mind and soul.

Your day includes:


A 2 hour plant based cooking and tasting demonstration with Paula. 

A relaxing riverside walk with Paula and Elaine taking in views of Durhams historic cathedral and surrounding countryside.

A gorgeous 60 min restorative yoga session with yoga expert Elaine Smith.

A delicious buffet style plant based lunch prepared fresh for us by the chefs at the Radisson Blu Hotel (see sample menu in FAQ below)

A full afternoon of rest and relaxation in the Radisson’s very own leisure suite including pool, sauna and jacuzzi. (Includes use of robe and towel and exclusive offers on any additional spa treatments). 

There will also be tea and coffee and light refreshments available on arrival and throughout the morning.

Total Price for the Day£75.00 

Payment must be made in full when booking/additional spa treatments not included but can be booked by contacting the spa direct

May I take this opportunity to thank you so very much for a truly amazing day yesterday. It was beyond my expectations and I can’t wait to  do it again.

Please also extend my thanks to Elaine for a really lovely yoga session. Hope to join you again soon and once again, many thanks.


Thank you Paula and Elaine for a wonderfully restorative day. I thoroughly enjoyed it and felt very chilled and revitalised after it.


Thank you Paula and Elaine. Lovely to meet you and I had a relaxing, enjoyable day. It’s helped me to cope with a difficult time of year.


Thank you Elaine and Paula for a relaxing day, lovely to meet some new people too. Highly recommended to anyone who is thinking of some time out.


Thank you Paula and Elaine for a truly restorative day. Sam and I really enjoyed it. I too now have a juicer on my Christmas list!




Can I still participate if I am new to yoga?

Yes, this will be a restorative yoga session which will be designed to accommodate all abilities.

What will I need to bring with me on the day?

You will need to wear something suitable for a relaxed walk (including appropriate footwear) and also to participate in the yoga session. You will also need to bring swimwear for use in the leisure facilities in the afternoon. Although yoga equipment will be supplied please do feel free to bring your own yoga mat should you wish.

Are you able to accommodate dietary requirements?

The buffet is being prepared fresh for us by the hotel. It will be a delicious plant based buffet but if you have any further dietary requirements then we will do our very best to accommodate them and ensure you have an enjoyable lunch. Should you wish to discuss this further then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. An example menu would include: avocado and sundried tomato wraps, hummus and Mediterranean vegetable wraps, vegetable samosas, leek and potato soup, seasoned wedges, salad and a chocolate and orange torte.

Am I able to book additional spa treatments?

Although spa treatments are not included in the price of the day you are more than welcome to add a little more indulgence to your afternoon by booking additional spa treatments. You will need to do this directly with the spa by calling them on 0191 372 7223 or head to their website for more details. Discounts are available on Spa treatments. Simply mention you are attending a Be Happy Be Bright Be You event on booking.

Where is the best place for me to park?

The hotel has a car park that can take up to 130 cars and is fairly reasonably priced (£5 for 8 hours). Alternatively you could also park at the Sands car park next to Freeman’s Quay leisure centre and cross over the bridge to the hotel entrance.

How far is the hotel from the train station?

The hotel is in central Durham down on the riverside. If you are arriving by train it will be roughly a 20-25min walk to the hotel or alternatively you could grab a taxi from the station itself which would only take around 10min.




Total Price for the Day £75.00


Payment must be made in full when booking/additional spa treatments not included but can be booked by contacting the spa direct

Disclaimer: Paula is a certified Health Coach who trained at the Institute of Intergrative Nutrition. She is not a medical practitioner, nutritionist or dietician. Any advice given during the coaching/workshop sessions should not be considered a medical diagnosis and/or treatment and should you have any concerns regarding your health Paula would always recommend consulting with your own doctor first. The information offered by Paula is intended to support, inspire and help guide you back to a place of wellness and balance.