The rise of the wellness movement has seen a significant increase in the amount of people looking after both their mental and physical health and with this we’ve seen a big shift in the types of festivals being offered across the UK and Europe. Wellness festivals are now just as popular as traditional music festivals and many are swapping their muddy wellies to discover the world of yoga, meditation and clean living.
“People are now wanting to make more responsible and intellectual decisions about how they rejuvenate, reconnect to each other and nature, and inspire themselves.” – Ella Wroath, co-founder of Soul Circus.
Wellness festivals and fitness festivals tend to focus on all aspects of the wellness movement; mindfulness, fitness, nutrition, yoga, spirituality and self improvement, but many combine these with traditional festival experiences such as live music and DJ acts.
A festival is the perfect place to express yourself, let your hair down and promote self love and we’ve got some brilliant brands to get you festival ready.
Choose clothing that will be versatile for the wide range of classes that feature at a wellness festival. The Yummy Yoga Girl range has been designed by our founder Natalie to be soft like a second skin and made with super comfortable technical material that won’t disturb your workout. We also love the Free Spirit tanks which are made from organic cotton or bamboo and feature cute yoga inspired prints and slogans.
Add next level comfort to your festival yoga classes by taking along a Wolf & Mermaid Meditation cushion and Yoga Mat. Not only will they improve your practice but they feature beautiful unique designs that will make you stand out from the crowd.
No festival would be complete without a little sparkle and In Your Dreams are the ultimate festival beauty brand and have a wide range of festival glitters and face gems. We love their range of biodegradable glitters which are better for the planet and just as sparkly as normal glitter!
After your workouts keep your lips moisturised with the Coconut Bee lip balm. They smell incredible and are100% vegan, chemical free and sustainably sourced.
Our wellness festival recommendations
When: 16-18th August
Where: Elmore, The Cotswolds
“Put yourself back together and recalibrate”
Soul Circus wellness festival is where music, yoga and holistic therapies meets glittery, festival antics and after parties.
By day take part in over 250 classes including hip-hop yoga, sound healing, aerial and silks or visit the spa for the ultimate relaxation. By night discover DJ sets, live bands, burlesque and transformational workshops
Natalie our founder has teamed up with In the Moment Magazine here and will be teaching a morning gratitude meditation on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th at 7-7.30am in the Breathpod.
When: 7-8th September
Where: Manor Farm, Wiltshire
Verve festival combines health, nature and hedonism in an incredibly picturesque location.
By day take part in yoga and pilates classes, HIIT sessions, silent walks and forest bathing or attend one of Verve’s speaker programmes. When darkness falls, dance under the stars to house, disco and funk classics.
When: 18-19th April 2020
Where: Shoreditch, London
Balance Festival showcases best-in-class practices, experiences, brands and ideas.
Workout with leading fitness and wellness gurus in over 150 cutting edge workouts, sample delicious healthy foods, learn from nutritionists and discover the latest athleisure brands.