The Women’s Wellness Festival - A gathering of kind hearts, fierce minds & brave spirits.
Hilton Avisford Park Hotel - Arundel, West Sussex
Sunday 6th Oct 2019
Workshops | Speakers | Pop-up Spa | Wellness & Wonder Trading place
Immerse yourself in 50+ unique activities to leave you feeling full of joy, inspiration, rest and empowerment.
RESTFEST is a one day festival experience focused on feeling good from the inside out.
Take the info and inspo from a wellbeing fair and mix it with the fun and freedom you expect at a festival. Add in the nourishing and relaxing qualities of a retreat and hey presto... RESTFEST awaits!
Explore RESTFEST’s 9 zones | Wellness & Wonder Expo | Discovery space | Movement & Mindfulness | Dream, Believe, Achieve den | The Float Spa -Being-well tent | Wonderment tent | WILDWOMAN tent | R&R pop up | plus opening and closing ceremonies and golden goddess experiences |Ticket details Buy Tickets
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Speakers & Workshops
Pick and mix your perfect day from over 50 activities and experiences. Each one lovingly curated to bring you joy, empowerment, rest or inspiration.
Soak up all the inspo and info from our specially chosen sassy female thought leaders sharing their experiences, wisdom and stories. Expect to leave these sessions overflowing with ideas and possibilities. Games change here.
Movement & Mindfulness
Get out of your head and into your gorgeous booty. The mind and body become one in this majestic uplifting place. Unleash the wild & free woman within with Qoya. Find your flow alongside expert yoga teachers and chill ya boots with meditation and healing experiences.
Refuel the right side of your mind. Maybe it’s been a while since you got creative just for the fun of it. No artistic talents required here – just a willingness to express and explore your inner creativity. Unleash the arty side of you.
Dream Believe Achieve
An enchanting space where RESTFEST dreams come can true…..
Amplify your motivation to stop day-dreaming and start doing.
“If one woman can, any woman can” Come on a journey with us from here….
We’ll turbo boost your self belief and share personal stories & tips for getting out your comfort zone and exploring what it feels like to flourish. Its a personal development party zone!
Being Well festival tent
Gather under canvas with the wisest of RESTFEST wellness warriors sharing information and expertise. Hosts will be exploring all essential elements of women’s health & wellness here. From relationships to periods, pelvic health to sex & pleasure. We’ve got a lot of ideas for proactively caring for your one and only physical body.
Wonderment festival tent
This is where the magic happens ladies. Bring an open mind and prepare for life affirming special experiences when our Sages bring their A-game. Get ready to tune into your power and enjoy nourishing rituals. How woo are you?
Wellness & Wonder Expo
The epicentre of RESTFEST. A space of deep connections and revelations.. Our wellbeing expo brings the newest holistic health ideas together with beautiful boho traders and talented makers. Alongside a collective of wellness warriors sharing their wonders. Enter this Grand Hall curious and leave impressed (and usually with a few delightful treats) Always buzzing with magical vibes.
Schedule from March 2019
This is a taster of our workshops and talks from our previous event. New schedule due to be announced on 1st June 2019. All to be included in your ticket price. You will be able to enjoy your perfect day of creativity, movement, talking, discussions, evolving, learning, mindfulness, laughing, connecting, relaxing and transforming.
If you have a feeling that you're actually consciously (or unconsciously) creating your life, you're right. Learn how to do it in time with the Moon and you will start to manifest your dreams in ways you probably never realised were possible. Moonologer, Yasmin Boland show you how.
Foundational Joy is a workshop designed by Tamu Thomas to support Gen X women create a pathway to deeper self-connection. It is this connection that Tamu has seen lead to deep self-love enabling women to create a grounding foundation of joy. Tamu has learnt that when we create lives where pleasure and joy are our foundations life unfolds in all kinds of delicious ways! The aim is to reframe the way we meet our needs and soften the existential crisis associated with approaching ‘mid-life’. Attendees will be encouraged to identify the things that bring them joy, sink into that feeling and develop a daily practice enabling them to invite that feeling into their lives on a daily basis.
Every woman knows that voice, don’t they? That repetitive, loud inner bitch inside our heads. That inner dialogue that’s like a permanent radio broadcast telling us why we aren’t good enough, who do we think we are? Reminding us of our failures, catastrophising all the "what ifs"….. The truth is…. It exists with in every person on this planet. Our inner critic is there to keep us safe. To encourage you to playing small and familiar. Even the most successful people on the planet have this voice….. they’ve just learnt how to quieten it. Within this interactive workshop, Naomi will explain how you can use Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to learn to turn the volume down and focus on what we really want without the inner critic getting it’s own way.
Discover how to use ancient wisdom in modern day today times. When we do our dharma we are happier healthier and live longer not only that but we have a deep sense of inner peace. Kitty Waters demystifies this the Vedic terms and shows you how flowing your highest excitement is the key too unlocking your greatest poetential.
‘Rest is the revolution that is going to power your life and menstruation is the ultimate time for getting it.’ - Wild Power We have been taught to see our menstrual cycle as a hassle, a problem, even a weakness that we need to overcome and pretend is not there. The truth is, our menstrual cycle is our ultimate inner guidance system and self–care tool. Getting to know the ‘inner seasons’ of your menstrual cycle will reveal how your feelings and energy shift through the month and that there is a pattern and purpose in this. Learn how to respect and co-operate with the pattern of your cycle to reap wonderful benefits including: - a new, kinder relationship with yourself (and quite possibly your nearest and dearest too!) - increased levels of energy and wellbeing - heightened creativity and productivity - reduced stress and anxiety - increased intuition and clarity - greater pleasure and pride in being a woman. Join Sjanie at Restfest to discover the power and potential of your bodies cyclical intelligence. Life will never be the same again - in a good way!
Yin Yoga is an opportunity to slow down in an often busy life. The poses are held for 3-5 minutes, encouraging softening into the moment, a chance to check in with how you are doing and knowing that how ever you are it's ok. Yin is the energy of allowing and in this workshop we will be exploring what happens when you just let yourself be just as you are.
Working in pairs or potentially small groups, participants of this workshop will explore using movement and balance to create shapes with the body. Participants will support each other to create positions more commonly seen in the circus ring to provide a feeling of joy and a sense of achievement.
BounceandBurn is a high energy / low impact workout which takes place on Rebounders (Mini Trampolines) with lots of amazing health benefits.
In our dualistic work we tend to expect things to take a lot of work. That we have to ‘do’ so much. That we only get rewarded by working hard. I’d like to flip this belief on its head and invite you to do nothing but come and experience the energetic effects of sound and how it can upgrade your energy by effectively you doing nothing.
Come and experience what it feels like to embody the fullness of life through Qoya. Qoya is movement with meaning and it's based on the simple idea that through movement we remember our essence is wise, wild and free. Wise evokes the wisdom of yoga, wild the creative expression in dance and free invites us to expand our capacity for pleasure in the body. In Qoya, we focus less on how it looks and more on how it feels. There are no beginner, intermediate or advanced levels because there’s just one level and that is when it feels good you’re doing it right.
The Om & Bass Charka Shakedown - Yoga Rave was born out of a love for yoga and a passion for music. We begin in a a bassy slow dub reggae genre, moving though all things up beat and soulful as we build the practice thought the chakras, culminating in a Drum n Bass / Jungle Rave! It’s like having a shot of joy and love all in one go 😉 Super unpretentious, super uplifting, super powerful. Zero experience required. You are lovingly guided, so fear not…..you are in a safe space and we are all here for a little bit of wellbeing and fun.
Join Sarah and Gemma from Feed to discover how food can help balance your hormones and support liver function. Learn about key yummy ingredients which which can help you maintain a healthy hormonal balance, ways which may help improve the highs and lows during your cycle and share experiences with the opportunity to ask questions. They will give you tips, ideas and suggestions into how you might be able to bring more balance into your life! You will also get to sample some complimentary tasters using the key ingredients to focus on and take away some delicious recipes to try at home.
Your body map is your perception, understanding and experience of your own body. Sometimes we have a fairly accurate sense of our body map but what is your perception of your ‘body-mind’ and how it works? Body Mapping is a creative therapeutic process involving simple art relating to the body and emotions combined with expressive movement and EFT. During this session Mel will help you come to a deeper understanding of how the mind and body are one and should therefore be treated as such when addressing physical and/or emotional and mental needs or problems. What will you get out of it? a) Self-help for everyday problems using EFT b) A deeper understanding and clearer perception of why your body-mind responds and reacts the way it does to external/internal stimuli, helping you take more control of your own wellbeing
Icons are sacred works of art that inspire us and are used to call in qualities we desire in our lives. In this mini session of the Be Your Own Icon™ art workshop you will have the chance to try out some of the Wild Art Journaling™ techniques to create your own mini Iconic portrait - an anchor to your higher self and to call in what you wish for in life.
Access fun and play in your life, combining laughter and happiness exercises and creative writing. Bring energy, enthusiasm and fun into your writing practise and life. Ann will share laughter and happiness exercises and writing top tips, to get your creative juices flowing. No experience needed. All warmly welcome. Bring pen and notebook.
Harness the power of your inner wisdom to connect to your intuition, and dial up your creativity through creative mindfulness. This interactive session combines simple action to creative positive change in your life all with with a little everyday Practical Magic.
This wonderful quote from a poem by Mary Oliver, “what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” provides a perfect starting point for reflecting on 1) where you are in your life and 2) how you would like your life to be. Are the two positions aligned? In this workshop we will explore conscious living through powerful journaling prompts. Life can often divert us away from our dreams and passions, so we end up drifting through life. In your journals I will guide you in writing about your ‘why’ and whether the life you are living now reflects your core values and beliefs and is indicative of who you really are. Your insights will enable you to set heartfelt intentions and create a meaningful plan that will set you on your path of living your life authentically and being the conscious author of your ‘story’.
Learn from RESTFEST Founder, Naomi’s experience of jetting off to live a summer in the sun whilst remote working and home schooling her family. The summer of 2019 has been Naomi’s fantasy life - one that she could have let slipped by.... Naomi will share the Hypnotherapy, NLP and coaching techniques that she’s developed into daily habits to banish her excuses and develop a limitless mindset to get her head in the right place to make this her living reality. Dream job as a Hypnotherapist / Festival organiser, Dream life-style travelling through Europe whilst remote working, Dream parenting with three school-aged children by her side for 6 months. All consciously crafted, planned for and practised great gratitude for Let Naomi guide you through this personal development experience to get you believing you can achieve your dreams too. “If one woman can, any woman can."
This workshop is rooted in creativity and soul work. You'll discover why affirmations are so magical and how you can use them in a powerful way to support you in going for your dreams. Helping you to quieten down the inner critic and make space to unleash your inner cheerleader. Affirmations are one of the easiest ways to change your mindset, rewire your brain and lessen the hold that limited ways of thinking have on you so they no longer stop you from accessing your dreams, joy and peace. We will be using them to create a practice which challenges negative self-talk head-on and supports you to get what you want out of life all whilst being ok with the present. In this workshop you’ll get right into the magic by creating your own personal Affirmations which you can take with you so you can weave positivity into your everyday.
Transformational breathwork is a simple yet incredible self empowering technique that releases stress in the mind and body. Bringing about a sense of clarity, connection and peace. Its origins are in the pranayama (lifeforce) practices in India. You will learn to harness the full power of your breathing potential.. I am passionate about reaching as many people possible to stay calm and in flow. in a world that is becoming increasingly stressful. When you practice the simple techniques demonstrated you will feel more energised and relaxed on a very deep level. A tool you can use every day to reset your nervous system which is linked to the immune system. Reclaim your true breath to bring more balance, vitality and joy.Everyone knows that we breathe to live. That breath gives us life. However not many of us realise we are not breathing efficiently and are not present in our bodies. Or that we are unconciously using our breath to repress and supress our emotions.
This modern life is hard work. The endless “busy” leaves us feeling stressed out, our health suffers and we feel far from the person we know we can be. We know we want to change things but we don’t know where to start. Meditation has been scientifically proven to supercharge your health and mental wellbeing BUT for many of us it feels too hard. Our minds are too busy, we don't have time or we don't know where to start. This workshop will bust the meditation myths and give you practical tools and knowledge to make meditation attainable and accessible for your busy modern life. You’ll also learn how meditation can be a tool to reinvent your life.
The Vibrational Healing of Crystals During this workshop Annie will introduce you to the magic of crystals and how their vibrational energies work with our Chakra's. Crystals are constantly healing and cleansing our energies, so Annie will instruct and demostrate how to cleanse and care for these wonderful gifts from Mother Earth. Each person will be gifted a crystal and she will take you on a beautiful guided meditation to finish this wonderful gathering
In this session, you’ll explore both self-care and ritual and what this means for you. You will look at your self-care style and think through practical tools for how you can slow down, get clear on your intentions and feelings and notice what happens in your body when you do. You will look at how you can alchemise mundane moments into magical experiences and create a life that you don’t want to run away from. Together, we will design a self-care ritual and you will walk away from this session with a deeper understanding of your self-care needs and practical rituals to nurture your mind, body and soul.
Join Alchemical Chocolate Practitioner and Shaman Amanda Waring for a delicious and empowering cacao ceremony. You will drink Sacred cacao which is beautifully heart opening and womb activating, enabling healing and emotional release. A shamanic drumming journey will allow you to integrate and discover the gifts revealed by Mama Cacao and help you step into your own unique power with greater passion and self compassion. Live your passion and let your passion live and let sacred chocolate and sacred drumming support you.
Your heavenly dose of strength, positivity and blissfully deep, profound relaxation. Delve into your wise and wild imagination to compassionately release and set free any unwelcome feelings, memories, and emotions that you're ready to rise way up and above. Lovingly ask your incredible subconscious how it feels today, in this moment, thank it for its positive intentions and for keeping you safe, and then give yourself permission to be guided into a world of full of light, wonder and magical sparkle. This empowering and uplifting hypnosis session will allow you to leap, dance and set your soul alight, it'll ensure you leave feeling lighter, brighter and dazzling like the beautiful shining star that you are.
This unique workshop offers insight into the transformative power of colour through the Aura-Soma Equilibrium bottles and the seven major chakras in the human body. Working through each chakra and its corresponding colour, we will explore the mental, emotional and physical levels of human experience. You will leave knowing yourself at a deeper level with an understanding of how the vibration of colour can restore balance to your chakras, transform and uplift your mind body and spirit with a sense of vitality and wellbeing. Choose your favourite bottle and feel the vibration of colour through your aura using a corresponding Pomander to cleanse and uplift your energy field.
The secret to having more pleasure isn't aiming for bigger and more intense experiences, it's something you can cultivate at any time. Whatever you've heard about Tantra, it can give you a juicy framework for connecting more deeply with yourself, and then with your partner. I'll show you how you can use simple exercises with your breath, energy, and movement to experience more pleasure than you thought possible.
Putting the R back into Relationships is a workshop that will inspire, encourage and shine new light on your relationships past, present and future. I will show you how to implement the 4 R’s: • Rapport building, by improving the lines of communication • Re-awaken the senses, to recreate connection and intimacy • Resolve conflict, I’ll show you a simple but effective system • Restructure, become aware of your own needs and those of your partner Not only will you leave this workshop with thought provoking insights, but also with some new tools that will help you to create the long lasting, passionate and supportive relationship that you’ve always dreamed of.
In this workshop we discuss the relationship between the Pelvis, Pelvic Floor and the Posture. We educate ourselves by looking at the role of the Pelvic Floor in everyday terms and explore the challenges we face with this subject as women. The pelvis, posture, weak bladder, abdominal connections, back pain, neck pain, head aches, pelvic pain, hysterectomy and surgery are some of the subjects we delve into. Opening our minds to possibilities, what's really going on physically with posture and muscle control in relation to these challenges and how they all interconnect. This is where we can move forward with insight, mindfulness and move aside the myths of what we should or shouldn't be doing with our bodies in order to remove the stickie plasters in order to cope with everyday life.
You cannot love others without loving yourself first….. The energy we give, is often the energy we get. Join MD of The Float Spa, Camille Pierson and learn how to free your inner goddess by creating your own Bath Salts with intention and learning the art of the Goddess Bath Ritual. Don’t forget to bring a pen and paper…
My talk at RESFEST is going to be about the 5 most common period problems and the herbs that can help with them.
Transform your skin with a dedicated skin care coach! Forget Botox and other invasive procedures - everything you need for youthful, toned skin is right at your fingertips. Mary will teach you a simple and effective facial massage routine to incorporate into your daily skin care or self care regimen.
Have you wondered why scent, and essential oils specifically, are so powerful? In this workshop we will practise meditations with different essential oils, understand why and how aromatherapy works and how to use them safely in your daily life. Through our sensory meditations and discussion we will explore and experience how and why essential oils affects our physical, mental/emotional and even energetic wellbeing. You will leave the workshop feeling grounded, yet uplifted and in full balance with the power of aromatherapy. With knowledge on how to use essential oils, practical hand-outs and aromatic take-aways.
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What our fans love about uflourish & RESTFEST #busywomensdayoff
A lovely day at Restfest, My husband said I was beaming when I returned home. Saving the date for March 2019. Thank you for a smashing day. It was great to spend a special day with my tribe and meet awesome new ladies too.
I had the most magical day at Restfest 2018. I feel like I have a new vibration for my dreams and goals. I’ve been inspired by stories of the all the women I met on the day. The journey hasn’t been easy but the passion, devotion, enthusiasm and drive is what sets these women apart. Sharing their dreams with us at Restfest made me want to reach for my dreams even harder. Everything is possible and my cup is now full because of Restfest. Easily the best event I have been to this year. Everything was well thought out and you could tell a lot of energy went into organising and putting together an event like this. Roll on Restfest 2019.
Thank you, Naomi, for having the vision, courage and willingness to organise #busymumsdayoff day retreat. It was amazing and I’m still doing everything I learnt whilst relaxing to improve my life and myself and in the spirit of Wild Motherhood creative writing... I’m just flowing with memories, hooping, zen doodling, relaxing massage, delicious food, hydration, inspiring quotes and books, cosy places, beanbags, comfort and fun, relaxing and chatting, learning who I am a little more, growing in my self-confidence daily because of my day off. Because of you, I’m a better mum, a better person and inspired by the teachers and mentors you introduced me to. And all the other lovely women that I met. It feels like the start of a a journey. I relax more. I take time for me and am still hooping – I’ve lost 2cm from my belly! You also made sure I could indulge my taste buds with plenty of dairy free options. I’ll be coming again – Every busy woman deserves the ultimate day off.
Aine HomerBaby Reflux Lady
This event is set to be absolutely amazing. Naomi who is organising it has been a huge light and inspiration in my life since meeting her almost 6 years ago. Her passion for life and following your dreams is infectious and I always leave my time with her feeling inspired, educated and alive with ideas and goals that I just know are going to happen.