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Escape to the Country's Alistair Appleton shares update on exciting new venture

Alistair lives in Sussex with his husband Daniel

Francesca Shillcock

Alistair Appleton's day job might be finding gorgeous homes in the country for hopeful house-buyers, but away from his busy presenting gig on Escape to the Country, the TV host has another exciting venture. Alistair also works as a therapist and a meditation teacher, and the BBC star was thrilled to share some exciting news with his followers on social media recently.

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Alistair took to Twitter with a link to an online meditation course that he was participating in.

The presenter wrote: "YAY! My presentation at the Embodiment Conference goes live today at 6am and can be watched for 48 hours... Very honoured to be there with all those great speakers."

Alistair shared the news on his Twitter

Alistair explained a bit more about the new venture in another tweet, stating: "As part of the 2020 Embodiment Conference we have a powerful dream. Make the 2020s the decade of embodiment.

"Because when we're embodied we're sane. We're kind. We're connected. That's what is needed."

As well as speaking at the online conference, Alistair has been keeping busy in lockdown while offering his followers free online course in meditation along with his husband, Daniel, a yoga teacher.

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Alistair Appleton presents BBC's Escape to the Country

In one post on his website, he wrote: "My husband Daniel, a yoga teacher and I are offering free meditation and yoga to keep us grounded and happy during these extraordinary time. All welcome."

He added: "I am lucky to have found love and have a very understanding and supportive husband, Daniel... We're currently in a 1930s French sea captain’s cottage in the port of Newhaven. And we live there with our very big dog Ben."

Alistair spoke about training to become a psychotherapist back in 2012, telling Hampshire Life: "I loved that work so much that I started to get a bit disenchanted with all the crazy schedules of TV filming and I decided five years ago to re-train as a psychotherapist. That was the best decision of my life and I think I’ve hit my 40s in much better shape than I hit my 30s."

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