5 wellness festivals in 2017 to make you feel zen

Swap a weekend full of booze for holistic facials, sunrise yoga and aerial classes...

5 wellness festivals in 2017 to make you feel zen

When you think of festivals - things like alcohol, loud music and hot and sweaty tents come to mind.

Wellness festivals are here to limber up our limbs and focus our mind, body and soul

Not to mention the seemingly never-ending queues for the portable loos, the horrible hangovers which seem to last for days and the lack of showers. Nice right?

However, this year your festival season doesn't have to involve alcohol, mosh pits or mud.

Thanks to the booming health and fitness industry, which is now worth more than £4.4 billion in the UK, there are a number of wellness festivals to help limber up our limbs and focus our mind, body and soul.

Think holistic facials, sunrise yoga and HIIT sessions. 

To help get you into the spirit of all things health-related, we've put together a range of wellness festivals from around the world for you to try. 

Balance festival, London 

12th -14th May 2017

Put your hand up if you love food, fitness and all things travel? If you do, then this three-day festival is for you. You'll find classes with Another Space, you can get involved with Barry's Bootcamp and once you've exercised to your heart's content, there's lots of yummy food to try. 

Wanderlust festival, various locations

Numerous dates from February 2nd - October 22nd 2017

Described as the ‘celebration of mindful living’, Wanderlust festivals involve yoga, wellness speakers and lots of chefs. The events are held in various locations including New Zealand, North Lake Tahoe in California and Novotel Twin Waters Resort in Australia. 

Soul circus, Cotswolds

18th-20th August 2017

You're sure to get a well-deserved break if you head off to the Cotswolds for this wellness festival which has a jam-packed lineup. Think circus shows, magic performances and live music. There is also a full range of classes with some of the most sought-after yoga and wellness teachers in the UK. And don’t worry about the sleeping situation – there’s luxury camping on site and hotel stay options too. 

Green Man Festival, Wales

17th-20th August 2017

With the tagline ‘stretch, unwind and set free those final few drops of stress’, this festival is sure you leave you feeling zen. This event is described as a haven of holistic realignment, with music, yoga and pilates classes. There’s also meditation, Indian summer massages, and outdoor wood-fired hot tubs. Namaste indeed!

MindBodySpirit London Wellbeing Festival

28th April - May 1st 2017

You can expect workshops from holistic experts, meditation sessions to get involved with and lots of yoga at this four-day event. There's also a wellbeing spa, and an exhibitor marketplace, where you can discover independent organisations, companies and therapists with a wealth of experience, expertise, treatments and treats for you to sample, try and buy. 

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