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Vanavasa: A Spiritual Practice for Menopause

The session contemplates the third phase in a woman’s life, within the context of all four phases, according to Samkhya Philosophy. How and why meditation is a supportive practice during Menopause and why the Menopause is the beginning of an exciting inner journey to peace and self-knowledge. Drawing on Yoga, Buddhism and Ayurveda, Moon Yoga […]

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Understanding Nature’s Rhythms: Self-Care for Women

An introduction to the four phases of the menstrual cycle, how our energy changes in each phase and corresponding practices to restore balance and wellbeing. Drawing on Yoga, Buddhism and Ayurveda, Moon Yoga events offer an insight into the different phases of a woman’s life – how by gaining an understanding of these phases we […]

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Working Cyclically – Period awareness in the workplace

A conversation on the benefits of working cyclically and introducing Menstrual Cycle Awareness in the workplace as part of a Wellbeing strategy. Join Pam Mc Carthy, Red School Policy Officer, and Natalie Swift, Human Resources Consultant, exploring personal, professional and organisational benefits of working cyclically, and how these might be achieved in workplaces. An enquiring […]

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Lucinda Pimlott

WHO ARE YOU? Over the last 10 years, I have led workshops, given talks and run weekly classes for women. I have studied and practiced yoga and meditation for over 20 years and is a Senior YAP Registered Yoga Teacher. Drawing on Yoga, Buddhism and Ayurveda, Moon Yoga events offer an insight into the different […]

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Women in conversation: Nature & the Environment

Join bestsellers’ author Isabel Losada in this series of interviews to inspiring local women who, each in their own special way, care for nature, the environment and sustainability. In conversation with Hannah Pearce Un-rap Falmouth In conversation with Manda Brookman Permanently Brilliant

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SOURCE FM community radio project – BENOW 2021

Anne Bala, Source FM Radio Show presenter (Women Talking) has been the driving force behind the Radio project linked to the Benow Festival 2021. The festival has been opened by Source FM on Sunday the 7th of March 2021 with a special online live broadcast via Facebook, creating a live festival experience thanks to the […]

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Ruth Purdy

WHO ARE YOU? I am a freelance artist/photographer and executive director of Make It Better (mitber) CIC, we support communities to live well through the arts. WHY ARE YOU PART OF BENOW? Its great to be part of BENOW, to work with talented people with different skills and make a difference in my local community. […]

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Kellie Gilmour

WHO ARE YOU? With an ‘east-meets-west’, traditional-meets-modern medicinal approach, I am a therapist, tutor and well-being consultant here to share with you a lifetime of experience and study in the recovery and maintenance of physical, mental and emotional well-being. As well as the anatomy, physiology and nutritional aspects of physical well-being, I am also qualified in […]

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Nature Connects

Alice and Sarah WHO ARE YOU? We are Nature Connects and we engage people with the transformative power of nature in order to help grow a happier and healthier society.  Our Names are Sarah and Alice and we set up Nature connects in 2020, our combined background knowledge includes eco-psychology, nature based practices, forest school, […]

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Sarah Perry

WHO ARE YOU? My name is Sarah Perry and I have a Community Interest Company called Cornwool Craftivista CIC. I’m involved in craftivist activities (craft + activism) which generally involves using crafting to raise awareness about important social and environment issues and wellbeing. WHY ARE YOU PART OF BENOW? I’m a feminist and try to […]

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Benow 2021

After a very challenging year in which we had to learn to live in the emergency of a world pandemic, isolation and social restrictions, the Benow Team has decided that there was the need, even more than before, for connections, dialogues, conversations as means to promote change and improve people’s life. The third lockdown meant […]

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Benow 2020

In 2020, the festival has become BENOW, offering a whole week of events, talks and workshops. That was a fantastic opportunity for the community of Falmouth (and beyond!) to get together and start conversations on women’s empowerment and gender equality. Here you can find and download the programme of the events for Benow Festival 2020.

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Back to the origin: Women of the World 2019

In 2019 Falmouth Cultural Services designed the Women of the World Festival, placed around the 8th of March, International Women’s day as an opportunity to provide a space to share and create today’s culture of what it means to be a woman, while also debating and discussing what improvements we need to make to achieve […]

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Benow 2021 – resources coming soon

We are working to add all the resources (videos, practitioners’ profile, reading materials…) from the Festival 2021 to the website. You will have access to all those interesting things soon. Watch this space!

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Thank you

The Women of the World Festival in Falmouth was an opportunity to celebrate and nurture the achievements and wellbeing of women and girls through events, creative sessions and workshops. We wanted to offer opportunities to actively reflect on health and wellbeing. We wanted to support people in recognizing and honouring womanhood in all its facets, […]