Global Wellness Day Comes to Skipton

‘One day can change your whole life’ is the mantra of Global Wellness Day, launched in 2012 in Turkey by Belgin Aksoy, with the aim to establish a day celebrating living well.

Cover photo: Ebru Evrim Studio in Skipton

Founder Belgin Aksoy’s dream of celebrating a day dedicated to wellness has inspired an international network of over 87 GWD Ambassadors and numerous Advisors, who are lifestyle-oriented entrepreneurs and wellness professionals. The day of organised wellness events under Global Wellness Day around the globe encourages everyone it reaches to take a more positive and mindful approach to life.

 “What is wellness?”

According to Global Wellness Day, “Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life. It is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. A good or satisfactory condition of existence; a state characterised by health, happiness, and prosperity; welfare.”

How does Global Wellness Day differ from any other Spa or wellbeing day?

Global Wellness Day focuses on cultivating wellbeing within oneself as well as spreading the positive vibes within our communities. With the slogan “One day can change your whole life”, the event’s aim is

• To recognise the value of our lives
• To pause and think, even if for just one day of the year
• To be free from the stress of everyday city life and bad habits
• To make peace with ourselves
• To raise awareness about living well and increase motivation, not just for today, but for the remaining 364 days of the year

Taking place internationally every second Saturday in June, this year’s 10th Global Wellness Day is happening on Saturday, June 12, 2021, and it’s coming to Skipton!

What can Skipton offer?

Skipton BID is proud to support the inaugural event for the town, which is appropriately co-organised by Skipton’s own Turkish wellness entrepreneur Ebru Evrim, together with Rebecca Elsworth of Elsworth Kitchen, Ciara White of hellbent events and Sarah Collett of SBC Marketing. Together they are Skipton Business Social, a group of local business owners who are excited to bring interesting and inspiring events to our area. Beginning with Global Wellness Day, they are not limiting the celebration to just one day, but taking it to a full week, “Skipton Wellness Week” June 7 – 12 and inviting businesses to join them by hosting events that align with the ethos of Global Wellness Day. This might be any of the following:

Outstanding Cuisine
Nourishing the body with sustainably-sourced food is an important aspect of living more holistically.

Sumptuous Spas, Yoga & Pilates Studios, and Mindful Meditation
Global Wellness Day is all about reducing stress levels and quiet contemplation is essential to achieving this. 

Inspiring Activities
Keeping active and exploring the great outdoors is easy when you live or stay in Skipton with our treasure trove of activities, from scenic hikes and cycling routes to canal kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and more.

Wellness at Work
An opportunity for HR initiatives to engage with teams and set new goals for healthy work/life balance and introduce new paths to wellbeing in the workplace.

Supporting Charitable Causes
Giving back and helping others is another integral element of Global Wellness Day. Participating can be as simple as choosing a charity to support…but not just for today, for the rest of the year.

How can you get involved?

If you’d like to get involved and host an event with your business and join the celebration of Global Wellness Day in Skipton , then take the first step and follow this link: or email

Click here for more information on Global Wellness Day.