Tomorrow (18th Feb) Busaba Eathai officially opens its new flagship site in Shoreditch. In celebration of this, and to mark Busaba’s 15th anniversary, a six week series of free wellbeing workshops – known as ‘Sookjai’ events – will launch on Sunday 22nd February…
The UK’s leading Thai restaurant group Busaba Eathai is launching a six week series of ‘Sookjai’ wellbeing workshops commencing on Sunday 22nd February. Sookjai is Busaba’s living ethos and is based on traditional Buddhist values. It literally means ‘to enjoy’ or ‘to have pleasure’ without being distracted by the chaos of everyday life. Free to attend, the events will include workshops in yoga, meditation, mindfulness and Thai cooking. All sessions will take place at Busaba’s new flagship Shoreditch site, which opens to the public on Wednesday 18th February. Guests can book via the Busaba website and Eventbrite (www.busaba.com/discovery/sookjai-events).
The Sookjai events will kick off with CookThai taster classes, taking place every Sunday from 12–2pm. Classes will be held in Busaba Shoreditch’s new CookThai Academy, a dedicated development and teaching kitchen created for culinary exploration and creativity. During the class, guests will be taught how to make the classic Busaba dishes at home, learning techniques and culinary secrets from the Busaba wok-masters.
Thursday lunch times will be dedicated to yoga with Fat Buddha Yoga sessions. Founded by DJ and yoga expert Jessica Skye, Fat Buddha Yoga offers a modern approach to the ancient art. Music will be a big focus of the experience with tailored made mixes to suit every class.
The London Buddhist Meditation Centre will host some of the Friday meditation classes, where they will cover the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavna, the cultivation of loving kindness. The rest of the sessions will be hosted by meditation expert Carly Grace, who will guide attendees into a deeply relaxed state of being to open into peace..
There will also be Sookjai workshops covering mindfulness with Emma Mills London; and Calmworks, who run interactive and educational workshops across London.
The new Busaba Eathai Shoreditch is spread across two floors accommodating 164 covers in the iconic dining room, new Kinnaree bar and two terraces; it is a testament to Busaba’s evocative and ambitious design ethos, and most importantly of all, its authentic and flavoursome Thai cuisine. This year the beloved brand celebrates its landmark 15th anniversary.