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Shake Your Buddha
The biggest holistic hangout is returning to Earl's Court for the May Bank Holiday weekend between Friday 24th- Monday 27th. The Mind, Body, Spirit Festival 2013 is four action packed days of meditation, yoga, and regeneration. It is a chance to flex those muscles, gyrate those hips, and for those a little less limber, open up the mind and free the spirit.
This daddy of all festivals has true international spice with a gathering of the most enlightened presenters, performers, artists, and musicians from around the world. Experience the wisdom of all types of different cultures, whether they be from Mexico, South America, Australia - or indeed Clapham.
There will be dozens of classes, talks, workshops, and relaxation sessions all free for you to enjoy. For example, at the Wellbeing Studio you can take part in Sivananda Yoga, a class inspired by Swami Sivananda, one of the greatest yoga masters of 20th century India. There will also be a Tai Chi Taster session, and Just Jhoom!, which is a fusion of Bollywood dance and Western pop music. There will also be a number of meditation classes, including a rather unusual Laughter Meditation taught by Joe Hoare. Centering the mind has never been so funny.
Find a peaceful sanctuary at The Mantra Lounge, where you will be able to balance your chakras, take part in ancient Egyptian rituals, perform a sonic chant, and meet your spirit guide.
We have all lost a loved one at some point our lives, and so often we find that there was something left unsaid that we wish we could have told them. If you would like to pass on a message to someone who has passed away, Henry Cumming will be giving a demonstration on mediumship at the Free Stage. Jaw Harp will also perform Shamanic Healing, and there will be lessons on how to improve your vision.
As well as these free events, there will be a number of holistic workshops that you can book for £18-£40. Topics include astrology, self-sufficiency, and lucid dreaming.
The Festival will be open between 10am-7pm Friday-Sunday, and until 5pm Sunday with tickets between £8-£10.