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SwissPats - Body, Mind & Soul

SwissPats // Events// Explore Switzerland // By Tay Kinnear // Nov. 9, 2018


There seems to be a theme this week - how to take care of your body and mind. If you're interested in apples, chakras, yoga and connecting to yourself, we have some great events to tell you about.



Saturday, Nov. 10 - 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.


Markthalle in Basel


At Öpfel-Tag, everything revolves around the juicy autumn fruit at Markthalle Basel. For one day, the market becomes the home to apples in all shapes and colors: fresh, canned, dried, fermented or otherwise refined. Throughout Markthalle, creative people will set up stands that featuring their take on the apple. 


This is an experience for the whole family. At 12 p.m. and again at 2 p.m. you and your children can make an apple strudel with the bakery Cool Beans.


One of the more creative persons on hand is Marianna Buser, a cookbook author, caterer and course instructor. She’ll be creating delicious things with apples all day long. For example, apple bread. And she’ll also demonstrate how to make the fastest applesauce in the world.


Most of the event is free, however…


There is a 45-minute workshop with Christine Brugger, a sensory scientist, lecturer and author, at 10:30 and again at 1:30. For CHF 30 you will discover special aromas in old and new varieties of apples, which there are more than 3,000 and all offering different flavor and tastes. In this workshop you will sharpen your senses and find out which apple type is your favorite.


At 11 p.m. and 3 p.m. learn about the healthy power of the apple with nutritionist Dr. Jasmin Peschke.


Throughout the day there are 15-minute walks around Markthalle with a different guide offering their take on the apple.


For the complete program and more information check out the website.




Front of Bicycle Exhibition in Basel

18 artists from all over the world, usually just artists who have come to switzerland 
started in 2013, and continue to be a non-profit organization, with the mission of promoting international artists in Basel.  frontofbicycle does on occasion and by invitation only, select artists living abroad to register, providing them also new opportunities and insight into the Basel art world.
They have invited an artist named Carl Chapple from Wales to take part, as well artists from Italy, Argentina, Germany, Scotland and Canada as well as some Swiss artists.
Another artist is the Tawainese/French artist Tzu Chen Chen who has had fame and success with her photography with names like Cartier, Louis Vuitton and Zenith, she blends eastern and western culture in her art work and is equally at home in her fine art and jewellery design. 
Previous events have included a cocktail theme, gin and tonic theme, whiskey theme and for the upcoming one, we've gone with a beer theme.  VoltaBrau is one of the sponsors the event, and if you know Voltabraus beers you know their drinks are worth a try.
The venue is centrally located near the Novatis Campus, and is a short walk from Trams 1 & 21. The venue is a hot place for quirky, interesting and fun events, and this one is sure to be that and more.
Families are welcome on Sunday to explore and admire the art works, and the times and dates for the events are
Friday 09.11.2018 Vernissage @ 1 8 h - 2 2 h
Talk to the Artists | Enjoy a Beer or Prosecco | Music
Saturday: 10.11.2018 @ 1 0 h - 2 2 h
Open all day and into the evening. If you missed the opening night, join exhibiting artists from18h | Refreshments available | Music
Sunday: 11.11.2018 @ 1 0 h - 1 5 h
Last day of the exhibition: Families welcome
Tram 1 & 21 stops right outside Voltahalle
Serving Beer & Prosecco on Friday & Saturday evening



Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9-17.30

Sunday, Nov. 11 from 9-17.30


At Expo Kasernestrasse, 3600 Thun


More than 70 exhibitors are on hand feature products related to yoga, Ayurveda (AH-YOUR-VEDA) — which is an system of medicine with historical roots in India —, natural cosmetics, sustainable fashion and organic food.


The goal is to have the visitor experience the treasures and the knowledge of nature and to provide inspiration for the body & mind and suggestions for everyday life.


Some of the lectures and workshops:


The key to powerful, natural hair - Evelina Aurora Gammeter (hair and energy work) notes again and again that after the natural hair care also the faces rejuvenate significantly. She explains how it works and gives helpful tips and tricks.


How everything is connected to the spine. Regina Kunzi discusses how it is the largest vertical force current in our body and directs all life impulses where they are needed.


Kids yoga & Family yoga


Self defense for kids from age 7. Noemi Porfido shows kids how to practice how they can prevent quarrels, how to deal with physical conflicts among peers and defend themselves without being unnecessarily rude. It is also important to know what to do when faced with unexpected situations with adults.


Tamara Kohler discussing Ayurveda (AH-YOUR-VEDA) - It is almost a good thing never to have time and always be active and dynamic. But what price do we pay for this idea of the perfect, dynamic and always available human? The number of people who suffer from a burn-out syndrome is growing epidemically worldwide. 



Ayurveda has profound measures to rebalance imbalances of the nervous system. In addition, the deep understanding and knowledge of Ayurveda helps to give meaning and value to life without performance delusion and to develop a responsible way of dealing with it.


Entry is free to view the exhibitors, lectures and workshops. There is a small fee, about CHF 20, for the yoga session, and on Sunday there is a vegan organic brunch that costs CHF 39.


Food trucks and stalls will be on hand to provide regional, organic delicacies. 


For more information, visit the website.



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