Awaken Is Peninsula Hot Springs' New All-Encompassing Wellness Festival Debuting This Autumn
Lock in a day of expert-led wellness workshops, yoga, talks and live tunes, interspersed with geothermal bathing and massages.
February 09, 2023
Perhaps you've made 2023 the year of prioritising self care, or maybe you're looking to recharge and recentre as we ease out of summer and into a fresh season. Either way, you'll have the chance to kick some serious weekend wellness goals at the Mornington Peninsula's newest festival, Awaken.
As Peninsula Hot Springs' latest offering, it'll take over the Fingal bathing precinct on Sunday, March 26 for a day devoted to wellness, music, culture and art. Designed to reawaken body and mind, the gathering is set to deliver a hollistic program of workshops, bathing, guided experiences and performances.
You can fill your day with soothing dips in the precinct's many geothermal pools, stress-relieving treatments in the dedicated massage zone and a whole host of yoga-focused activities. Plus, enjoy live tunes from artists like Kyle Lionheart, Mama Kin Spender (backed by the Macapella Choir), Garrett Kato and Edo Khan.
Those looking to stretch their mind can sit in on a whole range of talks and workshops led by experts like celebrated US yoga teacher Shiva Rea, stem-cell biologist Dr Bruce Lipton, Dr Marc Cohen, Wayapa Wellness' Jem Stone and trainer Simone Callahan. William Wong, Uma Spender, Sonja Kyra-Bleau and Maggie Carr are just some of the others who'll be offering expert guidance and inspiration on the day.
What's more, the Peninsula Hot Springs amphitheatre and sprawling new 'food bowl' will play host to a good portion of Awaken's program — the pools here offer an indulgent front-row seat to whatever's happening on stage, allowing you to literally soak while you soak it all in.
There are multiple saunas, icy plunge pools and even an ice cave to hit in between the performances and workshops. And if you fancy making a weekend of it, don't forget about the onsite glamping retreat where you can spend the night in luxury just metres from all the action.
Awaken will take place at Peninsula Hot Springs, 140 Springs Lane, Finga,l on Sunday, March 26. General tickets are $110 (or $180 with bathing access), available online.
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