Local shoppers were able to take a class alongside the reality TV personality to help find their inner zen to experience a more tranquil shopping experience. The Serene Shopping experience aims to take the long-associated stress out of shopping to help shoppers get the most out of their day out.
Local yoga instructor Libby from .BYoga, co-hosted the Serene Shopping yoga sessions with Kady McDermott outside of the Highcross Leicester shopping centre and drew in a crowd of fans eager to take photos of the Love Island star.
The pair showcased to shoppers the best breathing techniques and yoga poses to help combat stress and revive the body and mind; which in turn encourages smarter shopping purchases and overall a more enjoyable customer shopping experience.
Kate Nightingale, Retail Psychologist said: “When stressed, some people use shopping as a coping strategy. It might make them feel better for a few minutes or even hours but then post-shopping guilt appears and further increases the level of stress. Three words that will help you deal with stress and enhance your shopping satisfaction are: Breathe, Socialise and Move.”
Jo Tallack, General Manager of Highcross Leicester commented: “Serene Shopping has been a great success at Highcross, with everyone leaving feeling completely relaxed, ready to enjoy an afternoon of retail therapy!”
With the busy Christmas shopping period coming up, the shopping centre yoga sessions would come in very handy on those last minute shopping trips or when tackling the end of season sales!