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Rebels without Paws

Greenwich Wellness Rooms Supports Team to Row the English Channel!

The Greenwich Wellness Rooms are excited to be supporting a team of intrepid women who are about to embark on an adventure of a lifetime – to row the English Channel!

We are a bespoke wellness centre based in Greenwich. And, we are committed to improving all aspects of wellbeing, with an extensive team of experts to meet your every need.

Libby Agate is a Counsellor and Mindfulness Teacher at the Centre and she came up with a unique challenge for her dog walking friends in the local area – to row the English Channel! Libby said: “Training to be a mindfulness teacher helped me experience things I might otherwise find terrifying!”

Libby even swam the English Channel last year and decided to ask her friends to take part in the latest challenge to raise funds for The Ahoy Centre, in Deptford, which helps empower disadvantaged young people to change their lives through sailing and rowing.
The team is made up of local dog walkers who call themselves Rebels Without Paws: Team Captain: Libby Agate. Crew: Kallie Bosran Schut, Caroline Cullern, Kate Halpin, Rosie Roche, Michelle Smith and Jane Sturtridge.

The Greenwich Wellness Rooms Team  have stepped up to the challenge, offering our services to the rowing team for free – personal trainer, Sebastian and also Co-founder will help with their fitness, Anneli, voice coach will train the person sitting at the boat’s cox to project their voice, Carly, nutritionist will ensure the team are eating well and Bernadette, holistic therapist will provide breathing techniques for motion sickness. This team work will ensure the rowers reach optimum wellness by the time they set off.

Nicola Vanlint, Co-Founder and Psychotherapist said: “Everyone in our team has experienced physical or mental health issues in the past and have accessed the type of services we offer. We are focused on teamwork and improving wellbeing within the community so couldn’t think of a better challenge to support than a team of rowers rowing to raise funds for a local charity committed to that cause.”

Our centre is based on The Seven Dimensions of Wellness, which the challenge ties in with:
• Physical – the challenge is intensely physical and will stretch the team
• Emotional – Rowing the Channel will be an emotional journey
• Social – all the women have bonded over their shared love of dog walking and have formed new relationships which have enabled this challenge
• Occupational – some of the women work in the field of wellbeing including Libby, a trained counsellor
• Intellectual – as they prepare to row the Channel they are learning new skills along the way every day
• Spiritual – having the courage to take off in a boat together is a spiritual quest in many ways
• Environmental – on the water, everyone is subject to the environment and has to work with the elements

The rowing team have raised nearly half of their fundraising target of £12,000 and are holding events to raise more money – attend an Afternoon Tea to celebrate the Royal Wedding! Visit:
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