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Yoga festival at Lake Aa: Bocholt gets off to a healthy start!

Saturday was the day: the first Bocholt Yoga Festival took place in the Aasee bathing bay in sunshine and high spirits. This event also marked the start of the new Bocholt Health Days, which run from 8 to 15 June.

Local yoga studios presented various styles on an open stage and offered around 200 visitors the opportunity to work out or relax on the green meadow between 3 and 8 pm. The response was very good. "This is a great offer, I came all the way from Merhoog, I usually only do YouTube yoga", said one enthusiastic participant. A curious couple also spontaneously decided after their first attempts at yoga: "Now we're going to start properly together."

We started with a 15-minute sun salutation programme, in which many children eagerly joined in. Then it got sporty: yoga for the spine and dance yoga were on the programme. Yin yoga and Viva Spirit Yoga provided relaxation. A highlight was yoga on the stand-up paddle, which was fully booked with 22 people. A reading with meditation and a singing bowl ceremony provided an atmospheric finale.

Kick-off for health days

There are still many exciting events to come in the next few days: From an information evening on mental illness to a herbal hike and a family rally to a Zumba party. Some events are already fully booked, but there are still places available for some.


The "Neighbourhood Development in Bocholt" programme is there to support local people and at the same time ensure that the neighbourhood develops positively.

This also includes strengthening local health promotion. In addition to meetings and community offers, many health offers are already taking place in the neighbourhoods.

The activities and campaigns of the Bocholt Health Days are aimed at all Bocholt residents.

Participation in the activities is free of charge, but prior registration is required for some of the programmes.

Have fun and enjoy!

Tuesday, 11 June

The building blocks of Liebscher and Bracht therapy

In this lecture you will learn more about pain therapy according to Liebscher & Bracht and learn simple exercises under guidance.

Neighbourhood meeting place Bocholt-Südwest
Bärendorfstr. 24
10.30 am to 12.00 pm
Registration: glades.tchiri@drkborkende
Tel. 0176 18029854

"Waffle Journey - Wonder Waffle"

We would like to invite you to our nutrition workshop, where we will teach you about healthy eating in a practical way using the food pyramid. Together we will prepare a classic waffle for the sweet tooth with strawberries and a savoury courgette waffle with herb dip.

Neighbourhood meeting place at the fountain
Breslauer Str. 2
3.30 to 5.30 pm
Registration: skobelt(at)l-i-a(dot)de
Tel. 0152 32176565

Wednesday, 12 June

Clever and healthy shopping

The workshop will provide you with valuable information and tips for healthy, inexpensive shopping and healthy food preparation.

Neighbourhood meeting place "Mittendrin"
Wesemannstr. 19
10.00 to 12.00
Registration: atekampe(at)l-i-a(dot)de
Tel. 0152 32175091

Info evening on mental illness

Melanie Klosowski from the Lower Rhine/Wesel Education Centre will inform those affected, relatives and interested parties about the symptoms of common mental disorders and give tips on how to deal with them. Participants can also ask questions and Mareen Bißlich from the Social Psychiatric Service of the Borken district will provide information on contact points for relatives and those affected.

Ewaldi parish centre
Schwertstr. 22
18.00 to 19.30 hrs
Registration: info(at)tat-bocholt(dot)de
Tel. 0176 45727498

Thursday, 13 June

Big & small active together

Get out into the park, enjoy the fresh air and try out both familiar and new games together. There's something for all ages. And if you need a break, you can bring everything you need for a cosy picnic.

Green space "Am Bären" near the Clemens-DülmerSchule
3.30 to 6.30 pm
No registration required

Different people of different ages

Friday, 14 June

Sportbox in the neighbourhood - "On the doors, get set"

Get to know the sports box with lots of great materials in the cemetery neighbourhood and take part in an exercise session. The sports box offers a wide variety of materials and is freely accessible and usable for everyone.

Lübecker Str. 9-13
10.00 to 11.30 a.m.
No registration required

Sew your own lavender pillow

As restful sleep is the key to a healthy life, we invite you to our sewing café at the DRK-Quartierstreff Bocholt-Südwest. We will be sewing lavender cushions together.

Neighbourhood meeting point Bocholt-Südwest
Bärendorfstr. 24
9.30 to 11.30 a.m.
Registration: glades.tchiri(at)drkborken(dot)de
Tel. 0176 18029854

Saturday, 15 June

Family rally in Hochfeld

The "Quartiersrallye 2024" for prospective schoolchildren, first and second graders and their families will take place around VFL 45 Bocholt in Hochfeld. Local players will be offering games of movement and skill at various stations.

VFL 45 Bocholt
Am Lönsstadion 1
14.00 to 17.00
Registration: auestuengoer(at)l-i-a(dot)de
Tel. 0176 12127230

Herb hike with tasting

Together we set off to the Mosse and collect various wild herbs. Mariefa Ally, wild herb and medicinal plant educator, will provide interesting details about the different plants. Afterwards, we will make nettle soup and wild herb pralines together for a delicious lunch. Please bring weatherproof clothing and sturdy shoes for the day, and don't forget sun and tick protection.

Feldmark House
Fliederweg 35
10.00 to 14.00
Registration: lisa.nachtigall(at)caritas-bocholt(dot)de
Tel. 02871 25131732

Zumba party in Langenbergpark

The final event of the Bocholt Health Days 2024 will take place in Langenbergpark: Zumba dancing together. Zumba combines aerobics with Latin American and international dances.

15.00 to 17.00 hrs
No registration required