Hilton Avisford Park Hotel - Arundel, West Sussex
Sunday 15th March 2020
Immerse in 60+ unique activities, a day designed to leave you feeling full of joy, inspiration, rest and empowerment.
Uplifting Speakers | Empowering Workshops | Creative Lessons | Movement + Mindfulness Sessions | Nourishing Pop-up Spa | Insightful Sanctuary | Wellness & Wonder Trading place |
RESTFEST is a one day festival experience focused on emotional intelligence by ensuring all our guests leave feeling super happy!
You’ll enjoy an emporium of experiences mixed with wellness wisdom, meaningful conversations & authentic connections. All fully focused on you!
It’s fun, it’s thought provoking, it’s life affirming! There’s nothing else quite like it! Welcome to RESTFEST!
Your #feelgoodfestival awaits!
Explore RESTFEST’s 10 zones | Wellness & Wonder Expo | Discovery space | Move | Dream, Believe, Achieve den | Pro-CRAFT-ination place | Slow Flow Studio |The Float Spa Be-Well tent | Wonder tent | Book Club tent | R&R pop up Sanctuary & Spa | Zen Zone | plus opening and closing ceremonies and golden goddess experiences |Ticket details Buy Tickets
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Choose a ticket package tailored to suit the experience you seek
General entry ticket - Great value admission to RESTFEST
Golden Goddess Experience
Upgrade to after-dark VIP Goddess experience! Lets get golden together!
Speakers & Workshops
Pick and mix your perfect day from over 60 activities and experiences. Each one lovingly curated to bring you joy, empowerment, rest or inspiration.
Life lessons you’ve never heard before! Soak up all the inspo and info from our specially chosen, sassy, female, thought-leaders. They’ll blow your mind with new ideas whilst sharing their wisdom and stories. Expect to leave these sessions overflowing with ideas and possibilities. Games change under the glittering chandelier in this majestic ballroom!
Get out of your head and into your gorgeous booty. Find your groove in The Grand Hall where the mind and body melt into one in this imperial space. Unleash the wild & free woman within and join masses of like-minded women on a mission to groove their way to wellness.
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!
Slow Flow Studio
Super chilled studio space at the end of the lawns where you can stretch, bend, balance and hold! Your body, Your mind and even your Signing Voice! Fun, giggles and confidence boosts….. Our super special teachers will be sharing their badass vibes here!
Be Well festival tent
Gather under canvas with the wisest of RESTFEST wellness warriors sharing science based information and expertise. Hosts will be exploring all essential elements of women’s health 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.
Wonder 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?
Book Club tent
Join us in the Book Club tent for a day of connection, empowerment, inspiration and of course – self care AND books! Workshops and talks hosted by authors, writers and book lovers. Share your passion for the wisdom found in written words in this book lovers haven.
Wellness & Wisdom Expo
The epicentre of RESTFEST. A space of deep connections and revelations.. Our wellbeing expo brings the newest holistic health ideas together with independent business owners, beautiful boho traders and talented artisans. Alongside a collective of wellness traders sharing their wonders. You’ll enter full of curiousity and leave impressed (and usually with a few delightful treats) Always buzzing with magical vibes.
R&R Pop-Up Spa & Sanctuary
The fairy-light lit spa & new sanctuary – a heavenly space where angels await to pamper and rejuvenate you. Their healing hands will send you to a blissful dimension during your treatments. New for 2020 – Sanctuary space where you can pre-book appointments (for all guests)
Official charity partner
We are honoured to help raise awareness and funds for this impactful and life changing project. The only women’s centre in West Sussex, My Sisters’ House is a grassroots organisation set up in August 2014. Embedded in the Bognor Regis community, they work across the coastal area of West Sussex. They aim to support a population of vulnerable women who are characterised by a range of issues including histories of physical, emotional and sexual abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, trauma, and mental health problems. MSH also supports women who may be having a difficult time in their lives – a recent loss such as bereavement, suffering poverty from unemployment, relationship breakdown, a victim of crime, accident or illness/disability. To date 1000 women have accessed their services.
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.
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.
Life is a miracle, we sometimes take this for granted. As women we are born to create, we have been responsible for the creation, or bringing into form, of every single living thing that exist on this planet. This workshop will not only be a celebration of that, but it will also allow you to connect with the power that is contained within this gift.
WE HAVE HAD SELF-LOVE. WE HAVE HAD SELF-CARE. NOW IT’S TIME FOR SELF-CELEBRATION. Self celebration acknowledges, supports and celebrates who you are right now. It bypasses the modern day pressure to have more and be better and instead offers a quiet and brilliant support tool in your back pocket at all times, cheering you on. And you can start doing it, right now.
After manifesting her dream life using the law of attraction including the dream man, successful businesses, a book deal, becoming debt free, her dream house and selling her previous business. Emma thought she'd completed her dream life list and would now be able to stop, feel complete and live her life. Expect none of these things she'd manifested truly made her feel complete or fulfilled and she realised it had all became one big checklist. This sparked a deep inner journey for Emma to learn how to re-define her version of wealth and bring her previous money-saving expertise into her spiritual work to help her followers and readers create harmonious spiritual relationships with money and wealth.
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.
An empowering workshop combing dance, mindfulness and coaching, to help women connect to themselves on a heart and soul level. This unique class has been created with the aim to help women build confidence, reconnect with themselves not just physically but mentally and feel absolutely fabulous from the inside out.
Kung Fun! Self defence made fun and accessible Everything Rach does has a laugh factor!
We will achieve this deepening connection to contentment through gentle flowing movements of Qi Gong, and meditation techniques using visualisation and the healing sounds of Koshi chimes attuned to the elements air, water, fire, and earth. We will also be paying attention to our feet through self massage with essential oils & gentle feet exercises.
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.
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.
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.
Sketchy Sisters is a social sketch meet up for those who value community, love to sketch, doodle, create and express themselves through art. The workshop includes sketching exercises and art projects on around the themes of self love, self care, spirituality, empowerment and connection to nature. No drawing experience needed just a desire to connect with others, have fun, support each other and experience the joy of creative expression.
A 45-minute workshop in which you will create your own half mala to use in your meditation practice. We will discuss the energetics of mantra and how to use your new mala to enhance your meditation practice or inspire you to start!
Do you love giving cards but hate the feeling of wasting paper and finite resources? With plantable wildflower cards you can send your message and a gift for the recipient to plant their own mini meadow of wildflowers. All the cards are made from recycled materials and embedded with 11 types of pollinating wildflowers. In this workshop you will create your very own plantable Wildflower card! No experience needed and you get to keep your ethical gift.
A guided group meditation designed to enhance our feeling of wellbeing and prepare us to enter the relaxing flow state of creativity and gently introduce students to meditation if the are not already familiar. When everyone is relaxed and focused you will enjoy a practical demonstration of Japanese ink on water marbling and all the different techniques you can use to create different effects.
Relaxation and immersion in the beautiful art of brush pen calligraphy This workshop will enable you to explore the beauty of modern brush pen calligraphy. You will be shown how to create different letter shapes, words and phrases. Templates are provided throughout the workshop for you to create your own beautiful calligraphy. There will be opportunities to explore brush pen calligraphy by using different pens in different colours. This is a wonderful art to learn and by the end of the workshop you will have some basis skills to create your own projects at home, such as gift tags and greetings cards.
In this educational, creative and possibly very silly workshop you will create a vulva fridge magnet using easy-to-use and colourful modelling clay. Throughout the workshop we will give clear instructions on how to make the models, using correct language for body parts as well as talking about all of the ways which vulvas are pretty amazing! There’ll be plenty myth busing and favourite facts about vulvas as we encourage guests to think of their genitals as just another part of their body to be accepted and loved, just as they are!
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.
I will be leading a powerful releasing meditation. This meditation will start with connection to spirit, universe, god (whatever resonates with you) and getting everyone to be present and connect to their inner wisdom. Then we will move into a visualisation healing releasing attachments as if they are on a cobweb and we are blowing them away. Knowing that when we blow them away they won't leave us but we will be healing our need to have them and see them as completing us. We will feel whole on our own
When you have low self esteem life is a struggle but when you raise your self esteem life works much better. The good news is, it's totally possible to have soaring self esteem, but just like anything it takes practice. In this workshop you will learn my 3 steps to help you raise your self esteem. There will be a talk from me, you get to do some journalling and I will also lead you in a light hypnosis at the end. This workshop is for anyone who can be harsh, hurtful and critical towards themselves; for anyone who feels stuck in any area of their lives and for anyone who feels like their happiness is suffering as a result of low self esteem.
Do you spend a lot of life high on stress and low on self-love? Then this one’s for you! 10 of zen founder Nikki Wilson will be running a light-hearted workshop packed with facts about the science of stress and self-love. You will leave feeling calmer, kinder and equipped with practical mindfulness hacks to building more zen into your life. 10 of zen provides mindfulness training.
Can you imagine a life where you could truly love the life you live, whilst crafting the life you want? With a blend of science, psychology and meditation, discover how to unlock your own happy. You’ll gain an understanding of how happiness can really happen and practical skills that work in your actual life - the one with no time and lots of overwhelm. With meditations available in a free app, this is just the beginning. Be.calm. Be.Happy. Be.You
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Shakti Power! Learn about different aspects of your inner Divine Goddess through a yoga flow dedicated to different aspects of the Goddess or Shakti. This yoga flow will take you on a journey of the dynamic and fierce aspects of Shakti, the contemplative and poetic being as well as the sensuous Goddess nature. Open for all levels who feel inspired and open to move and flow in this yoga session.
Singing in harmony is one of the biggest endorphin rushes you can experience! In my Sing Out With Confidence workshop we'll sing together in unison and in harmony, and I'll teach you some invaluable technical tricks to help you sing better, bolder and freer. The focus is all on building confidence and helping you feel good about your voice. Leave your singing fears behind you and sing out with confidence!
In this workshop you will learn simple visualisation techniques to clear, call back and ground your energy. Energy matters. Our energy gets dirty as we pick up other people’s energy, their emotions and programming. We are affected by other people’s energy and you will have experienced this many times. It’s why we often feel down and drained when around negative people, why we feel upbeat when we’re around positive people.
Through setting a heart-centred intention we send out our wish, our request, our dream and then trust it’s going to bounce right back, in the most wonderful way. Through connecting with our hearts, the most powerful magnet in our personal toolbox, we create a cosmic connection with an abundant universe. Setting an intention is more than just writing an affirmation, it's a multi-sensory experience, tuning into ourselves and feeling into our dream and desires, seeing it, using truthful and pure words to describe it, noticing that tingle in our body that confirms we are in true alignment and living on purpose.
Join Meghan for an immersive experience into the world of movement, ritual and creative practices designed to support you in reclaiming your true voice - the one that whispers to you from your soul - and stepping into your power. In this workshop, Meghan will guide you through a transformational session in which you will pause, listen and reflect on your true essence, based on aligning with how you want to feel and listening to the messages your body has for you. You will be invited to speak that truth into power - to use your voice and be clear on who you are and how you want to be every day - bringing the benefits from the workshop beyond Restfest and into your daily life.
In this workshop I will share a variety of simple tools you can use to create a happy, healthy, and harmonious home environment for you and your family. It's especially suited to those who are sensitive and those who care for children, young people and pets who may be sensitive too. I will introduce a step-by-step guide on how to clear clutter and create space for a new positive energy to flow into your home and provide a handout for you to take away. I will also lead you through a guided meditation that will enable you to truly connect to your home environment and identify any changes that need to be made. Each participant will receive further details about my Energy Harmonisation programme and a special offer if they wish to book the level one workshop.
An experiential and healing workshop where we will journey with native instruments and the channelled voice to reclaim those parts of ourselves that become lost when we experience disempowerment or powerlessness in our lives. With love and acceptance, we can call these parts back, no matter how old or new. Let us embody our light, embrace the medicine we hold within, we can become our own warrior of love and reclaim our power!
BeMoreTree workshop is based upon the present learning we have on the amazing wisdom of trees. We will share an understanding of the biology of stillness and rest and how to be able to develop daily practices and consequent habits, to maintain physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Everyone will create their own personal plan for enhancing rest in their everyday living.
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…
In this masterclass, Jamie will help you unlock and unleash your sexual potential through the Erotic Blueprints™. You will come away with the confidence of knowing each of the Erotic Blueprints™ and the skills, touch, and mindset that works best for your body’s pleasure wiring. Learning your body of pleasure through the Erotic Blueprints™ will be revolutionary to your sexuality, no matter whether you are single, in relationship - newly together or long term partners, you will walk away with erotic golden nuggets.
I educate and inspire home cooks just like you. I expose the travesty of processed (supermarket) breads. And; reveal how consumers are manipulated to buy bread containing spurious ingredients and how this affects your health. I will inspire you to think differently about ‘the staff of life’. I share with you pioneering and easy to understand research about your gut microbiome. You will discover how you can make improvements to your gut health, which in turn affects your physical and mental health. I will also introduce you to the benefits of fermented foods. Plus, why making your own bread is an easy, healthy and delicious option. You can also look forward to tasting my superb, homemade, authentic sourdough bread and compare it with supermarket ‘sourfaux’. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A’s at the end. I look forward to empowering you.
Do you trust your own body to tell you what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat? Or do you rely on external tools like rules, calories, point systems and meal planning to keep you in check? My session will focus on helping you take your power back and on relearning how to let your body call the shots! Using some simple techniques, we can tune into the messages our bodies are sending via hunger and fullness, but also paying attention to satisfaction and cravings. I will be sharing practical tools and guidance to give you the confidence to feel the freedom to eat naturally and normally on your own terms. I can't wait to meet you - an of course there will be chocolate involved!
This workshop focuses on 3 or 4 herbs which are useful for common menstrual imbalances such as pain and heaviness. So many women experience and accept these symptoms as normal. I hope to empower woman so they can stop dreading period time. I would like ladies to leave feeling they could, if necessary, try these herbs and if they need further support know a consultation with a herbalist can offer that. I will also give an overview of other diet and lifestyle changes and bodily systems that need supporting, to help achieve lasting changes to these common imbalances. These herbs are also a starting point to treat ladies with more complicated conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids and perimenopause and possible to try while seeking further advice. Safety and any possible drug interaction information will be provided. I will offer tasters of the herbs in tea, juice or tincture form.
Does your love life feel in a rut right now? Confused about what's going on in your body? Or are you just too tired to be bothered about intimacy? In this workshop you'll learn how to understand and increase your desire to have more pleasure and intimacy in your life. You'll learn techniques from sexology and tantra to put more oomph into your love life.
The quality of our relationships is one of the key determinants of our feelings of wellbeing and satisfaction with our lives. And yet most of us are just muddling along, doing our best, without any real idea of how to build lasting, satisfying relationships. Catherine Topham Sly is a therapist and speaker who specialises in relationship issues. At this workshop she’s going to teach you what the extensive research into couple relationships tells us about how to communicate effectively and feel close. We’re going to talk about the 4 toxic communication styles which damage relationships and how to avoid them. Plus you’re going to get some practice asking for what you need gently and clearly, AKA the ultimate relationship superpower!
In this 45 minute workshop with Life Mentor, Nicole Barton we will dive deeply but gently into an understanding about how the mind works and who we really are beyond that, which helped Nicole drop into insights that completely transformed her life of suffering (and a self-help addiction!) - almost overnight. Mixing inspirational talk with some gentle, meditative breathing, this safe space of connection offers a beautiful reminder of our true Wild Woman power, tapping us right back into our soul.
Soul Writing starts from the self and combines guided meditation, free-writing and creative writing techniques. Learn how to write from your intuition, access your unique imagination, and express your authentic inner voice. For writers of all kinds, singer songwriters, journal writers, bloggers and poets as well as people who want to connect with their inner world.
What if you were able to let go of the feeling that you're not good enough and accept who you are, as you are? What if you were able to find balance between doing more of what matters most, with what needs to be done? What if you were able to replace your inner critic with an inner friend and take yourself from stressed out and triggered to instantly calm?
The modern world is a virtual playground - full of life-liberating gadgets, endless information, virtual realities at the touch of a button and a plethora of opportunities. Despite this instantly accessible abundance however, stress and anxiety levels are increasing and it’s become the norm to be overwhelmed and to simply survive, rather than thrive. We have too much choice and it’s become hard to hear our own guidance amongst the noise. Having successfully progressed through the last half century to the point where we can have it all, we’re now realising we actually have too much. In this nourishing workshop you will explore some simple but powerful ways to press pause, quieten the noise, get out of your head and reconnect to your heart, so that you can start directing your life from within. Expect love, laughter, levity and liberated life-force energy. No hustle required.
Relaxing, Rediscovering, Refreshing - Time for you.
Hilton Avisford Park, Arundel, West Sussex