May 20, 2014

Connecting Mind, Body and Spirit

This weekend, London is hosting a celebration of all things mindful and spiritual in the shape of the Mind, Body, Spirit Festival.

If you’re looking for inspiration or a fresh perspective, to learn or try out some new tools and techniques or just to have some fun, then this is the place to be.

Every day, from Friday 23rd May to Monday 26th May is packed full of goodies of different types. Included in your ticket price are a host of free events and activities, from yoga classes in the Wellbeing Studio to relaxation in the Mantra Lounge (in the shape of a yurt), to music, dance, drumming and more on the free stage. If that’s not enough, there are also in-depth workshops. The challenge will be to slow down enough to take it all in. From the extensive line up, we’ve picked out five highlights that we’re tempted by. And even if you can’t attend there’s no need to miss out! You could always take inspiration from the events and talks on offer– book yourself a new class you’ve been meaning to try out, watch some films of speakers online or take time to read a book.


1) Acro Yoga

Ever wanted to fly? This could be your chance. In acro yoga, you work with a partner in a practice that incorporates acrobatics. It just looks so much fun! In theWellbeing Studio on Friday afternoon


2) Laughter Yoga

If laughter is the best medicine, this is the place to come and laugh your socks off. Joe Hoare is running sessions on awakening the laughing Buddha within. In theWellbeing Studio on Saturday afternoon, and on the Free Stage Friday and Saturday


3) Ruby Wax

The wonderful Ruby Wax will be sharing mindfulness techniques, based on her book, ‘Sane New World’. On the Free Stage on Saturday afternoon


4) Liberate your Naked Voice

We often talk metaphorically about ‘finding our voice’. But what does it actually mean? And how can sound help us to find our inner voice? On the Free Stage on Saturday morning


5) Slowing Down to Speed Up Success

We’re always on the lookout for new ways to help us slow down, so this workshop on Monday with Robert Holden and Sandy Newbigging sounds like a good one, as they share a Mind Calm meditation technique


Congratulations to Sarika, our lucky winner who won a pair of tickets to the Festival with this lovely snapshot of how she gives her feet a pause.

And if you are going, get in touch via Facebook or Twitter and let us know what catches your eye, we’d love to hear your recommendations as well as any ideas to create your own mini festival.