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Fancy swapping hangovers for sunrise yoga?

Fancy swapping hangovers for sunrise yoga?

Alumna Claudia Albrecht

Alumna Claudia Albrecht

We had the pleasure of hearing from this month’s guest blogger & founder of Island Feather, 2008 Psychology graduate Claudia Albrecht, who has given us her experience of alternative festivals for this summer.

As a nation, we have well and truly embraced the concept of wellness. Over the last couple of years we have seen the summer festival season taking a turn in this direction to offer wellness festivals. A wellness festival is similar to a regular music festival, which combines live acts alongside health and wellbeing activities and swaps hangovers and sweaty tents for nutritious alternative meal options and sunrise yoga.

As a sportswear and events lifestyle brand, at Island Feather we have been introduced to this new festival experience and have had the pleasure to partner and have first hand experience of some of the top wellness festivals across England. Here are our favourite wellness festivals that we will be attending for 2019, featuring stand up paddleboarding, HIIT, healthy food, live music & even a G & T or two!

LoveFit

LoveFit
We will be escaping to the countryside with Love Fit for a three day adventure of fitness, wellbeing and magical forest parties just outside of London. At Love Fit Festival you can experience everything from yoga, spin classes, trail runs, strength training in the forest, wood-fired hot tubs and organic treatments. We will be delivering the Stand up Paddleboard (SUP) activities at the lake and showcasing our sports collection for the weekend.

St Clere Estate, Sevenoaks, Kent, 19-21 July 2019.

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Wilderness
Wilderness returns this year with an array of exciting activities and line ups. Set in the idyllic Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire, Wilderness Festival holds many aspects of a traditional music festival alongside providing guests with the opportunity to take part in activities such as wild swimming, fireside cooking sessions, mindfulness classes, live theatre shows, alongside relaxation time at The Sanctuary & Lakeside Spa, complete with outdoor hot tubs. For 2019 we are excited to announce that we will be offering taster Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga & Fitness sessions on the lake.

Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, 1-4 August 2019.

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Soul Circus
We will be running away to the circus with Soul Circus this year. This three day festival in the Cotswolds offers everything from aerial yoga to gong baths and reggae meditation. Where fitness and music collide, by day you’ll be challenging yourself with various types of yoga, by night it’s a full-on after party in the woods or simply chill out in the lakeside hot tub.

Elmore, The Cotswolds, 16-18 August 2019.

We have local events in Portsmouth too! Head over to Island Feather events page for more information.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 13 - 19 May 2019

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