Wellbeing Festival: Kids+Clay, Fermenting Fun!

The bi annual Well Being Festival in Fundao was again held at the Parque de Convento this summer. There were workshops, gong baths, live cooking, stalls and lots of different types of therapies.

Many of our friends from BioEco were present, and Mount of Oaks shared 2 sessions.

In the pictures below you can see that on the Saturday I (emma) had a great time playing with the kids as part of the programme organised by Susana Carvalho. We built with clay and then made crowns from natural materials. It was brilliant to chat with the kids and their parents about how enlivening it is to play with mud, get dirty and be outside!!!


And after making a castle we made the crowns…..

On the Sunday morning Marcia Luz, Jeannette Trevethyen and I ran a fermenting workshop and tasting session. While it started with only a few participants, buy the end we were a big group of food lovers ~many with questions and comments!

Thank you to the team of organisers, in particular Paula Roque, and look forward to an even bigger crowd in 2 years time!!



Nourishing: Mind, Body and Soul

We organised a weekend of loveliness! The aim of the Saturday was to leave the group feeling energised, grounded and renewed. There was a definate emphasis on the  how to look after your endocrine system, your skin, your general well being and honour yourself in the process.

08:00 Welcome and energising herbal tea.
08.45 Yoga with Laura or a 15min taster treatment of your choice with Carly
10.15 Breakfast
11.00 Sharing Circle hosted by Laura on the subject of hormonal balance.
12noon Learning self massage followed by Pranayama and meditation.
13:00 Vegetarian Lunch
14.30 Workshop on natural cosmetics
16.30 Tea break and final circle.
17:00 Good byes.


The morning was delightful – after a session of relaxing yoga with Laura we ate our breakfast in the soft morning sunlight. Breakfast flowed into a session on our endocrine system…  




A walk into the woods to have an instruction on how to do a simple self massage and a destressing/energising breathing technique….

After the leisurely lunch, the afternoon was devoted to learning about natural cosmetics.

Demonstration of how to make your own deodrant was really fun!

The group had a lot of wisdom and knowledge to share about aromotherapy, natural first aid kits, home made toothpaste and much more!

Hatti shared about the Bach’s flower remedies and Keri showed the ingredients that make up some of her most popular natural products.



Nicky had brought along some vegan chocolate cup cakes and we finished the day with this celebration and some home made ginger champagne!



Congratulations and thanks go to Laura, Marcia, Carly and our volunteers Kirsten, Henrike and Juila for a great team effort!