A POPULAR Wirral based yoga and wellbeing group are set to launch a new 'pop-up' space in Bebington.

The Wellbeing Campus will take over a barn near to Claremont Farm after a high demand for classes and workshops in places such as New Brighton beach.

Open seven days a week the 'Yoga Barn' will host a timetable of yoga classes throughout the day as well as a varied calendar of workshops.

At the weekend, events such as family yoga and mindfulness sessions will be held along with bushcraft, foraging and nature orientated adventures for children.

Holiday clubs and school mindfulness programmes are also in the pipeline.

However, the team now needs to raise £10,000 in order to make a barn a fully functioning and relaxing yoga studio.

Pop-up creator Louis McLoughlin said: "Being a not-for-profit organisation, we're struggling at the moment to find the money for some much needed refurbishment work. Several impractical issues are holding the studio back from reaching its full potential.

"Firstly, there's that ginormous, deep-pile, red carpet - some love it, some loathe it.

"Whatever your thoughts, it is very impractical for yoga as the mats slide about making some postures pretty difficult to hold.

"Our goal is to get rid of this carpet completely and to bring in some beautiful, white-washed wooden flooring to open up the space and add to the tranquillity of it.

"And then there's storage.

"The studio is in desperate need of some added features that make storing shoes and other personal belongings easier.

"We also need to be able to store yoga mats, meditation cushions, blocks and other props.

"There's also an old toilet in need of a replacement and a bathroom that we'd like to add some features to in order to make it more practical and pleasant.

"Other jobs we need your support with are: a sign for the outside of the building; a website; extra yoga mats - we've already raised some money for this at our Pop-Up Beach Yoga -fold-away chairs and art easels.

"We've been extremely lucky to have local interior designer James Roberts offer to do our interior design work for us for free.

"He's designing a space with us that's simple, natural, calming and clean - and from the work we've seen of his, he knows what he's doing.

"The more beautiful we can make this space, the greater an impact this space will have on the lives of those who come here.

"Every community is in need of a place to retreat to, where that much needed stillness that is lacking in the 21st century can be enjoyed.

"A space where you can just BE.

"During the evenings and weekends this space is completely silent; only the sound of birdsong and the rustling of trees blowing in the wind can be heard."

The barn space will become the new base for The Wellbeing Campus but the team, which now includes local PR and fundraiser Laura Young and holistic therapist Charlene Locke, will take wellbeing classes across Wirral this summer by hosting a series of more creative pop up events.

For more information or to get in touch with the team email them at info@thewellbeingcampus.com

To donate to help revamp their Yoga Barn visit https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-yoga-barn-at-claremmont-farm?tk=402bcec3c0bc4459f98008022f19cb10277d3eb4