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6 Best Wellness Festivals Around the World


Who says that your festival experience has to be a boozy free-for-all where you basically push your body to the limits? Over the past few years we’ve seen a huge uptick in wellness festivals where healthy living is the focus. Taking place at stunning locations around the world, these holistic gatherings fuse fab music with activities that better the body and mind like yoga, spa treatments, fitness classes, art workshops, inspiring talks with thought leaders, and healthy food marketplaces. Dust off your yoga mat and get ready to dance with your toes in the grass because these are some of the best wellness festivals coming up in 2019.

Wanderlust Festival

From its humble beginnings in 2008, Wanderlust has grown into a global phenomena with music, dance and fitness festivals taking place in locations around the globe. During the day you can practice your asanas at yoga classes, get your heart pounding on an exhilarating run or in a HIIT class, and spark some new ideas at a thought-provoking lecture. Come evening it’s all about healthy, sustainable eats and funky beats on the dance floor. The next Wanderlust Festival takes place in Oahu, but there will be many others taking place at various locations throughout the year.

When: 28 February – 3 March

Where: Oahu, Hawaii, USA

Tickets: Tickets range from USD $120 for a one-day pass to USD $445 for a 3-day pass. Get your tickets here.


MindBodySpirit is the biggest health and well-being festival in Australia and it takes place in three different cities at different times of the year. No matter which locale you choose to rock up to though, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to boost your energy levels with nourishing cuisine, pampering spa therapies, mind-expanding seminars and tons of natural, organic products. Adding to the mix are free dance and music performances, psychic reading rooms, yoga and cooking classes.

When: Brisbane: 8 March – 10 March, 2019. Sydney: 4 April – 7 April, 2019. Melbourne: 7 June – 10 June, 2019.

Where: Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia

Tickets: MindBodySpirit is free if you book online (1 ticket per email address). Get your tickets here.

Bali Spirit Festival

Held in Bali’s arts and culture capital of Ubud, the Bali Spirit Festival one of the world’s biggest celebrations of yoga, world music and wellness. Every year the festival attracts thousands of free-spirited folk who come to take part in over 300 inspiring yoga and meditation classes, healing workshops, and nightly concerts under the stars. Whether you’re into easy-going vipassana, high-flying aerial contortions, kirtan, or dharma talks on eco-activism, you’ll find plenty to get the body and mind flowing here.

When: 24 March – 31 March, 2019

Where: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Tickets: Tickets range from one-day passes for USD $120 to full-week abundance packages for USD $850. Buy your tickets here.

Telluride Yoga Festival

We can’t think of a more spectacular spot to get your downward dog on than in the midst of a lush canyon surrounded by rugged mountains. The 12th annual Telluride Yoga Festival takes place in June and features more than 100 events over the course of four days including invigorating yoga classes, grounding meditation sessions, hikes, workshops and social gatherings. Ride the gondola between classes and breathe in the clean mountain air as you feel your body getting stronger and your mind getting clearer.

When: 27 June – 30 June, 2019

Where: Telluride, Colorado, USA

Tickets: Passes include the 3-day Namaste pass for USD $350 or the 4-day Guru pass for USD $450. Get your passes here.

Soul Circus

At Soul Circus you get the best of both worlds with healthy daytime activities like yoga, dance and fitness classes and night time parties where you can indulge in a few bevvies and dance under the stars. Start the day with some body-moving exercises, fuel up with fresh juices, smoothies, and locally-sourced eats, expand your mind at a sustainability-focused workshop, then reward yourself for a job well done with a soothing spa treatment and a DJ groove sesh. Gotta love detoxing and retoxing!

When: 16 August – 18 August, 2019

Where: Elmore, Gloucester, UK

Tickets: Tickets start from GBP £175.00. Get your tickets here.

Wonderfruit Festival

It’s all about arts and awareness at Wonderfruit, an annual festival that highlights sustainability and social responsibility in a fun and funky way. For four days straight revellers can rock out to stellar beats by world-renowned DJs and bands, indulge in farm-fresh eats and take part in engaging talks and workshops with innovative change makers. Expect tons of cool art installations, interactive wellness sessions and more. The 2019 lineup hasn’t been announced yet, but past acts have included the likes of Richie Hawtin, Alex Joy and Nightmares on Wax.

When: 12 December – 16 December, 2019

Where: The Fields at Siam Country Club, Chonburi, Thailand

Tickets: Early bird tickets are already sold out, but keep an eye on their website and FB page for the next ticketing phase.

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