Super Bloom Festival is a new boutique wellbeing event embracing the exploration of wellbeing and invites people to pursue a more extraordinary, well-lived life.
Held in the grounds of Abbotsford Convent, one of Australia’s largest multi-arts community hubs, Super Bloom Festival will transform the site into a sprawling village of discovery – bringing together a program of over 100 sessions that include wellbeing leaders, experts, practitioners, philosophers, performers and artists. Attendees will be immersed in a weekend of curated experiences, performances, classes and workshops.
Wellbeing leaders such as clinical psychologist, life coach and yogi Dr. Lauren Tober; pioneer of holistic medicine and wellness revolutionary Professor Marc Cohen and sexologist and relationship expert Dr. Nikki Goldstein will deliver talks on health, healing, happiness, relationships and sex to improve fulfilment and quality of life.
Also joining the expert speaker series are international community-designer, mindfulness and movement facilitator, Al Jeffery who will discuss human connection and cultural stewardship, alongside leadership coach and Victorian meditation teacher, Asher Packman.
Other incredible speakers include writer, speaker and feminist thinker Clementine Ford; female empowerment and leadership coach, Kemi Nekvapil; journalist Rachelle Unreich discussing her journey of self-discovery from profiling celebrities to writing for your soul, as well as meditation authority coach and speaker, Kat John.
Culinary and nutrition experts Lola Berry, Reece Carter, Jess Sepel and Tobie Puttock will provide tantalising live cooking demonstrations and insightful lectures on healthy eating and nutrition.
Teams from The School of Life and Dumbo Feather will be on hand, leading a series of interactive and informative workshops and panel discussions.
The Festival will also be host to an extensive series of yoga, movement and dance inspired group classes to activate the body. Visitors can participate in everything from hip hop yoga by Yoga 213, to slow and sweaty grooves by award-winning first nations choreographer Amrita Hepi. Those with an active flare can flip through the grasslands with acro yoga from Warrior One, whilst the more gentle-minded can combine traditional sculpting barre repertoire with a yoga flow and pilates poise in workshops from the cult-hit, Barre Body.
The grounds themselves will also feature art performances from Deep Soulful Sweats, Born In A Taxi and Motel Girl with a plethora of other festival fun to explore.
Attendees can enjoy personal, one-on-one consultations with wellbeing experts covering health, spirituality and beauty.
Super Bloom Festival encourages rest just as much as wholehearted participation. Beyond the sessions with various experts and group classes, attendees can wander through independent markets, nourish themselves with delicious food from artisan food stalls, or simply lay in the lush grounds of Abbotsford Convent and soak up the environment.
Super Bloom Festival’s wellbeing programme will continue to flourish, with more classes, experts and interactive experiences yet to be announced.
Festival Director, David Strong & partner Correne Wilkie (Manager, The Cat Empire) designed Super Bloom Festival to be based upon five pillars: nourish, activate, restore, evolve and bloom. The Festival is curated to be an exploration of these pillars and their integration into the lives of the individual, community and planet.
“After years working in and directing festivals, I am still inspired by how immersive and transformational festival experiences can be. With Super Bloom Festival, we hope to bring information, participation, creativity and celebration together with wellbeing at its centre” said Strong.
“We are a boutique festival with only 2,500 two-day tickets available, to enable our audience to have the best experience possible. We hope Super Bloom Festival will give people a new way to think about festivals. This is an exploration of wellbeing and wonder. We want people to explore wellbeing in relationship to themselves, others and the world.”
Enter curious, leave inspired.
Dates: Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 April 2019
Times: 7.30am until 6pm, daily
Location: Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC 3067
Tickets: Early bird two-day weekend festival tickets $265 (plus booking fee) (available until 22 Feb) Single day festival tickets $160 (plus booking fee)
For more information visit www.superbloomfestival.com