I’m back from deepest Oxfordshire where I had the pleasure of working for Wild Wellbeing in the Sanctuary area of Wilderness Festival. A perfect space for people to immerse themselves in peace and tranquility in order to feed their body, mind and soul.
I love this Festival and it’s always a highlight of my annual calendar. There is a huge mix on offer and it’s certainly more than just music. Theatre, arts, talks, workshops, craft, wellbeing, lakeside spa, adventures, magical experiences, banqueting, good food, chilled vibe and great people.
“It’s meant to be a holiday rather than a festival,” Jo Vidler, creative director and co-founder of Wilderness told Positive News, “A holiday experience with amazing entertainment around it.”
I was working as an in-house therapist offering Lomi Lomi massages in the Sanctuary. I love working outside, nature brings an added dimension to the treatments. The Sanctuary team was amazing, it’s great to work with such highly regarded therapists and yoga teachers in this special space.
It’s not all work and no play though. Festival highlights for me included Burt Bacharach, Jessie Ware, London Grammar, dancing at the “Village Hall”, dancing to a soul band in the pouring rain, the fire spectacular, bathing in the light of the supermoon (the closest and largest full moon of the year) and accompaniment from the Friends of the Earth Busking Stage whilst we were massaging.
Here’s Vogue’s “Postcards from Wilderness Festival”, a picture diary of the weekend including a special mention for the Sanctuary!
Thank you Wilderness, it’s been fun. Until next year…
Photo Credit: Wild Wellbeing/Secret Sanctuary