Mindful Chef co-founders Myles Hopper and Giles Humphries have been testing out the novel concept of virtual reality mindfulness at the world’s first ‘wellness shed’ today.

The pop-up, which has been launched by Scunthorpe-based GLORIOUS! Soups in London contains a unique virtual reality (VR) mindfulness experience that involves stirring a pot of soup as slowly as possible.

The idea behind the ‘wellness shed’ at Creative Debuts in Shoreditch is to demonstrate the benefits of taking a few moments to be mindful, whatever you’re doing and wherever you are. The technology also incorporates binaural music which is scientifically proven to aid mindfulness.

Myles Hopper, Mindful Chef co-founder, said: “Our whole ethos is that we don’t believe in meticulous calorie counting or following fad diets. We like wholesome food that benefits you and your body; food that you can eat mindfully because you’re safe in the knowledge that what you’re eating is good for you.

“GLORIOUS! Soups ‘wellness shed’ is an ingenious way to experience mindfulness. The virtual reality technology really immerses you in a kitchen environment and it did feel very calming to stir the pot of soup slowly.”

The world’s first wellness shed pop-up is being held to mark the launch of GLORIOUS! Soups new & improved range of Super Soups. The flavours are:

  • Super Greens Primavera peas, beans & spinach
  • Super Grains coconut, lime & chilli
  • Tuscan chicken, tomato & grains
  • Mexican sweet potato & beans
  • Indian cauliflower, chickpea & turmeric
  • Reviving carrot, butternut squash & ginger

Brand and Category Innovation Manager at GLORIOUS!, Claire Roper said: “Gluten free and packed with protein and vitamins, our new range of Super Soups is designed to give you the energy boost you need to get you through your working day. There’s no need to worry about whether they’re good for you or not – so take some time to heat up a Super Soups pot, stir it slowly for two minutes, then eat mindfully savouring all the delicious flavours.

“We really hope people enjoy our Wellness Shed virtual reality mindfulness experience in London as we believe it reflects exactly how we’d love people to enjoy our soups.”

The GLORIOUS! Super Soups pots (600g) are available end of September in Asda, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Morrisons and Ocado with an RRP from £2.