We have all dreamt of making a festival, but most of these ideas usually disappear over time or are buried underneath everyday problems and worries. It’s not easy to build something new, especially an event of this scale. But, besides all odds, FloVibe founder Jason Pooley managed to create something breath-taking.
He and his co-creators had a simple idea – a festival that combines amazing music and unforgettable parties with wellness. So, instead of going to a festival and then trying to recover for a week after it is over, their festival provides people with the opportunity to nurture body and mind while partying. Guided by the desire to be wild and live well, they created something extraordinary for all like-minded people around the world.
FloVibe is about discovering a way to nourish and re-energise your mind, body and soul, while having the time of your life. It’s a hybrid festival – showing us that life is all about balance. You can escape from your everyday life, far away from all the problems and stress, and focus on what your body really needs – dancing all the while, like nobody is watching!
The best part? This festival is for everyone, there is no age limit. You can come alone, with your friends or with your entire family, including the kids. There are a lot of activities for the young ones – from kid’s yoga to storytelling, games and crafts… So, take charge of your wellbeing and get to know your wild nature. You’ll have a whole weekend to let loose and find your flow.
How would you like to start the festival of your dreams? Do you feel like you need to move your body and calm your mind? Then you should choose one of the fantastic Yoga and Pilates classes. This will help you relax and escape, at least for a moment, from your everyday stress.
Coaches at the workshop tent
The instructors are amazing and will create unforgettable atmosphere that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. You can find Jack Boken, Acroyogadance, Sarah Fretwell, Ben Harrison, Karl Williams, Simona Schimanovich, Bridget Pallas, Kwali Kumara and Jeff Lester at the Workshop Tent.
Maybe you’d like to energize your mind and body? No problem. Just find the FloVibe Fitness Station! Be warned though, because the high intensity classes are designed to kick your butt! You’ll sweat all your problems out and without doubt, you’ll feel reborn by the end of it.
Gabby Allen, Ben Gemmell, Innerfit and Fiona Digby-Jones are here to help you discover muscles you didn’t even know you had. They’ll make you work hard physically, in order to develop mental toughness and have fun along the way.
You want to simply relax and get in touch with the inner you? Then go chill and find your blissful state at one of the meditation and mindfulness workshops. You’ll wind down, awaken the senses, and reconnect to yourself and the present moment.
The amazing teachers like Jason Pooley, Natalie Hempworth, Charlotte Wiseman, Nathalie Kealy, Francesca Oddie, Gail Mott, Linda Chorlton, Bridget Pallas, Anna Patycka and Awaken Heart Yoga will help you expand your awareness, and feel more grounded, lighter and open-hearted.
If you feel a bit more adventuristic, besides Yoga, Pilates and Fitness, you can try an array of fun activities like Power Hooping, Fusion Fitness in the woods or Flow Balance.
All about rejuvenation
And let’s not forget about the Outdoor Spa for massage and rejuvenation! The available 60-minute treatments are aromatherapy, deep tissue massage, reflexology, shiatsu and the signature boutique camping massage. Their sole purpose is to help you feel relaxed and nourished in the midst of the busy festival fun.
FloVibe for Kids
There is a specially designed children’s area where your kids can enjoy while you are taking your classes. This area is designed for the kids to experience play, interaction and empowerment.
The best part of the FloVibe Kids area is Kids Yoga. The teacher, Phoebe, has taught children’s classes and workshops at The House of Yoga and at various schools and homes in South West London. Her classes are fun for the young ones, while at the same time very helpful for their confidence, concentration and awareness.
Plenty of activities available
Other activities that are available for children in the Kids area are Garden Games (Giant Jenga, Connect 4, balance beam and many more), Kids Cinema, Crafts, Camping, Kids Concession and Kids Meditation.
In short, your kids might have even more fun than you will on the FloVibe Festival!
Preparing for the FloVibe festival
Though your kids will tune into the flow right away, you might need a bit of preparation. Even though the festival offers plenty of introductory activities to fitness, you still might want to prepare upfront, in order to experience the full potential of such a dynamic and holistic fitness event.
There are plenty of workshops, and it would be shame not to visit most of them at least for a short fitness session.
So what’s the honest recommendation from Lifestle Updated? Well, you should definitely eat a more balanced and lighter diet at least several days prior to the festival. Adjust your sleeping schedule according to that of the program, and definitely move your body as much as you can during the preparation week.
We can recommend Beacbody on Demand, where you’ll find a library of different workouts, starting from dance and Pilates to some serious HIIT routines that burn up to 1000 calories. Their moto is to prepare yourself at home, so you can enjoy outside. How fitting!
You can also check our own fitness program, but I will leave the link for you to find. It is right there on our homepage, not going to promote anything here.
Hip hop, roots, jazz, reggae, disco, folk and soul – a vibrant mix of all the party we love! You can relax your mind, or activate your body, it’s all up to you! The music is there throughout the day and until late at night so you’ll be able to fully experience every sound you hear.
The main stage will be on fire from the performances of The Egg, K.O.G. and the Zongo Brigade, Chainska Brassika, Plump DJs, Mc Xander, Kelbie, Sophia Syndicate, Yaaba Funk and The Turbans.
DJ tent and acoustic performances
The DJ tent will we be filled with big names like Alex Everest, Jimi Needles, James Trystan, The Funky Dubster, Paul B, Ellis G, Pete Eves and Discobug.
And you can find Ceri Haggett, Stacey Cohen, YO/MU, Norma Jean, Paul Prem Nadama, Annalie Wilson, Massimo, Jack Stafford, Jade Stanger and Iceberg at the acoustic flow/speakers corner.
Alongside electric tunes, wander freely around the festival site, try out and explore workshops, holistic treatments or go boogie down at the woodland DJ area.
This festival is not just about wellness and music. In the FloVibe Village you’ll be able to enjoy delicious food from all around the world. It will heighten your taste buds and give you enough energy for all the classes, workshops and dancing available at the festival.
Food and shopping
The concession stands will include brands like The Devil’s Pantry, Burger Theory, Bhangra Bus, Bean There Drank That, Raw Food Dude, Routes Coffee, Bugbar, Strawberries & Greens, and Omnom!
Not feeling hungry? It’s OK. You can use your break to walk around the village and find some new clothes, essentials oils, or something fun for the kids! The FloVibe Village is a perfect balance between fun, food and fantasy!
The traders available on site are Manilife, The Lion Sparkles, Doterra, Soul Stretch Tents, Bam London, Moon Karma, Wow Clinic, Earth Monk and Chilli Baba.
Additional information about the FloVibe Festival
Are you planning to visit FloVibe this summer? Here’s everything else you need to know:
- Friday 10th August – Sunday 12th August 2018
- For the entire weekend: £150 (+ booking fee) for adults, £55 (+booking fee) for teens and free of charge for kids.
- For one day: £80 (+ booking fee) for adults, £30 (+ booking fee) for teens and free of charge for kids.
*If you’d like to buy a weekend parking permit for £10, add this when you buy your tickets.
- Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire, PO9 6DX
- The idyllic Stansted Park
Gate opening and closing
- Friday: 12pm – 12am
- Saturday: from 8am until late
- Sunday: from 8am until late
- Monday: All guests must have vacated the camping site by midday
Hotel Bell Tent will be creating beautiful boutique camps under the stars for the FloVibe Festival! Prices start at £40 per person per night for the standard package, £400 for the bedding and towel pack, £650 for the luxury package, and £1,180 for the VIP package. There is also a family camping area, and another area for vans and motorhomes.
Have you ever been to the FloVibe Festival? Or maybe you are planning to visit it this year? Feel free to share all your experiences in the comment section below.