Wellbeing by the Lakes is a 3-day festival exploring what it means to be mindful and live well in this fast-paced modern world. A curated blend of experts talks, meditation, movement sessions, art, live performance and healing therapies will open your eyes to fresh experiences for wellbeing.
Set in the picturesque sculpture park nestled in 26 acres of Dorset’s glorious countryside, the event brings together a wide-ranging programme to inspire and revitalise you. Broaden your knowledge, sample innovative and traditional practices for wellbeing and enjoy a playful, restorative day out.
Take a look at our 2019 daily festival programmes
Festival Highlights 2019
Talks, Workshops & Classes
Widen your knowledge and experience new ways of living well thanks to our line-up of world expert speakers, authors and practitioners including bestselling authors Liz Earle (MBE) and Gelong Thubten. From talks on Mindfulness, Creative Journaling and Aromatherapy there are a wealth of subjects to learn about. You’re also encouraged to take part in a guided meditation or try sound bathing session, stretch and unwind with a yoga or Pilates class and leave feeling inspired and invigorated!
Tashi Lhunpo Monks
Traditional Tibetan Buddhism
At the heart of the festival will be the unique opportunity to witness the Tashi Lhunpo Monks creating an intricate Medicine Buddha sand mandala over 3 days. On completion the sand mandala will be displayed before being ritually dismantled and offered to the River Frome. The creation of a sand mandala is an exquisite example of the artistic tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
Friday & Saturday
Friday evening the festival will be staying open until 10pm to showcase some exciting live performances including the Tashi Lhunpo monks traditional Tibetan Folklore dance and enchanting music from singer songwriter Lyla Foy.
Headlining saturday evening will be the sensational acoustic Jazz Sitarist Shama Rahman supported by Brazilian vocalist Bi & The Amanas. We encourage you to get a picnic and relax under the stars into the evening!