You won’t wind up with dust in your lungs, blisters on your heels or a throbbing headache after Super Bloom Festival, a new two-day wellbeing extravaganza coming to the Abbotsford Convent in April.
More than 100 sessions are scheduled to run, led by practitioners, philosophers and pioneers of the industry. The hope is to inspire attendees to “nourish, activate, restore, evolve and bloom” – the five pillars the event. There’ll be a plethora of talks and other events, including group yoga and meditation classes, performances and market stalls.
Speakers include writer and feminist Clementine Ford, female-empowerment coach Kemi Nekvapil, freelance journalist Rachelle Unreich, and “free your shit” movement coach and speaker Kat John.
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Psychologist and yogi Lauren Tober, holistic medicine practitioner Marc Cohen, and sexologist Nikki Goldstein will talk health, happiness and fulfilling relationships.
International guest Al Jeffery, a community designer and movement facilitator, will chat human connectedness with life coach and meditation teacher Asher Packman.
Cooking demos and healthy eating tips will come courtesy of nutritionists Lola Berry and Jess Sepel, naturopath Reece Carter and plant-based chef Tobie Puttock.
After activating your mind and tastebuds, activate your body at a series of movement and dance classes, including acro-yoga (a heady mix of acrobatics and yoga), barre, hip-hop yoga, and slow grooves with award-winning First Nations choreographer Amrita Hepi.
Spread across the convent’s 16 acres you’ll also find live art and performances, one-on-one expert consultations, and market stalls selling plenty of nourishing and delicious food.
Tickets are on sale now. Early-bird two-day passes are $265 (available until February 22) and one-day entry is $160.
Super Bloom Festival runs Saturday April 13 and Sunday April 14 at the Abbotsford Convent, from 7.30am to 6pm each day.