The Zen Hen.
For starters, I can only say that this is the perfect go between for a bride-to-be who wants to let loose but would still like to remember a cherished once-in-a-lifetime weekend with friends. There is always option two: Think back to that memorable 2009 hit movie The Hangover; a gang of friends getting wasted for an entire weekend that ends with a roll of pictures they’d rather incinerate than show their wives or family of any sort.
So, instead of a traditional hen-do, or bachelorette party, imagine waking up and meeting up with your nearest and dearest for a day involving both serenity and celebration. Do you love yoga and other fitness? Want to test out what a new yoga fad (think voga) is all about? Been wanting to learn how to make a new raw food recipe? Then that’s perfect, because The Zen Hen can cater to your every wish.
What makes The Zen Hen so special is that Iris and her team understand it’s your day, and they are committed to providing you with whatever you can imagine within the world of wellness. Is the bride-to-be a fitness freak? Get the day going by getting sweaty with one of London’s finest trainers on a roof top terrace whilst laughing until your abs hurt followed by your choice of brunch, afternoon tea, or dinner and a night out on the town.
Want something more full on? The Zen Hen also can suggest weekend to week-long yoga retreats that can involve as many nights out as you’d like, all while waking up to a calming yin class and detoxifying breakfast.
Iris’ company caters to you exactly what you want. If you want to party hard in the evening but still hit the mat even harder for some yoga, she can make it happen.
I only wish she would have brought this idea to life sooner. One of my closest friends recently got married, and while she loves living life to the fullest, a night ending with smeared lipstick, willy straws, and lap dances is exactly not what she would have wanted. Luckily, being the good friend I am, we kept it classy 😉
But if letting lose once in a while is also your thing, I am sure Iris could order a private yogi-male stripper. After all, it’s the bride-to-be’s day, weekend or week to do whatever the hell she wants. Even if it is does involve completing an upward dog while sipping prosecoo from a glass.
If a Zen Hen sounds like your thing, check out the pictures below taken by the super-talented Courtney Nelson to see just what you might be in for.