One thing we can probably all agree on is that the last few years has taught us to devote more quality time to looking after our wellbeing. Camp Bestival has always strived to bring self-care to the heart of the festival experience in our Slow Motion area, but this year Team CB really has gone the extra mile to bring together what we think is the strongest wellness line-up at any festival outside of an exclusive yoga-fest.
“I am actually probably as proud of our wellness line-up at both Camp Bestivals as any other part of the show. First up for Dorset, I’ve really rallied the best of the best to join us in the fields this summer. From meditation and mindset guru Maude Hirst, the shaman and guide you didn’t even know you were looking for Trish, top of the breathwork brothers Stuart Sandeman, to my favourite Wim Hof instructor Aodhnait Lombard, an Army Major who teaches mindfulness, Richie Norton and his epic breath and yoga sessions and the sublime sound baths of IO Project…oh yeah, and I might teach you a little meditation magic too. The most wonderful thing about all this wisdom and knowledge is it it’s free to share, just sitting there in a tent in a field waiting to be discovered morning, noon, and night… and relax…” – Rob da Bank
With a cornucopia of ways to restore your mojo and find your balance in a whole arena dedicated to contemporary wellbeing, Slow Motion is the place to connect your body and mind, helping you to find a little slice of inner peace and that perfect, relaxed festival vibe. There are myriad yoga styles to enjoy, including Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga and many more in regular sessions that you can find at The Retreat. Just next door in the Sleep Retreat mindfulness and wellbeing can be found in abundance with crystal healing, Wim Hoff breath, and meditation among the many transformative sessions on offer.
If you really feel like communing with your vibrations, there are sound meditation sessions, Gong Baths, Fire Ceremonies, Shamanic Drumming and Ice Baths. Or, if your idea of self-care features slightly more luxury, there is a superbly relaxing range of massage sessions that you must book in advance, from holistic, deep tissue and aromatherapy massages to Indian Head, full body, and Thai massages, plus a range of reflexology therapies, you’ll be spoilt for choice. And to add an indulgent touch, the Water & Flame Wild Spa features Scandinavian woodfired hot tubs, a sauna, fire pit and chill out area to bring some decadence into the festival wellbeing equation.
With yoga classes for all ages, meditation, massages, breathwork, boot camp and a deeper understanding of spirituality, be sure to make time to visit Slow Motion and explore how the Sleep Retreat and the Retreat can soothe your tensions and set you on a path to healthy-living, self-help, self-care, and wellness.
Please note: You must book your massage therapy in advance. Book your massage therapy here.