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SPAFEST  2024  

10th – 12th September 2024



SpaFest 2024 sees a return of the original event. Less panel focused and more about people, sustainability, and health with connections through workshops and open discussion.  The focus will be on wellbeing and the ability to work together to create a focus for the wellbeing industry to come together as a community and force for good.

Clothing – please don’t wear business attire.  Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Registration is available from Tuesday 10th at 10.00 pm – 1.30 pm.


This years program will be publicised once we have further details  however to give you a flavour here is last years program

Day 1  

07.30 am  Early Riser Workshop – meet in the Wellbeing Yurt

Forest Cacao Ceremony with Jill, The Gong Whisperer maximum 25 people.  Needs to be pre-booked.

08.30 onwards Registration for Jamie Edwards Regroup and Reset Boot Camp – Wellness Leadership Day.

10.00 Jamie’s “Find your Leadership voice” workshop commences.

12.30 Buffet Lunch

1.15 pm – 4.00 pm Part Two of Leadership Workshop with Jamie Edwards

4.15 – 6.00pm                Mindful Forest Walk, Sea Soul Healing and Beach Clean  

Meet Amanda in the Wellness Zone for a nature connection group session with Lizzi Larbalestier, Kari Herbert, Pippa Best and Avril Greenaway at Portreath Beach

6.30 pm Pre dinner Bubbles with Benefits from Wild Life Botanicals with nutritious Canapes prepared by one of the UK’s leading chefs – Stephane Delourme, Former Group Head Chef for Rick Stein Restaurants. Sponsored by Worldwide Financial Planning.

7.15 pm for 7.30 pm Welcome

Dinner Speech by Julia Leckey, Author – Fearless sponsored by BC Softwear


Day 2  

Rejuvenate you! Look after People, Planet and Prosperity

Choose from the following:

7.15 for 7.30 Early Risers ….. One hour Wellbeing Workshops – Meet in the Wellness Zone

7.30 –  8.30 A one-hour Vibrational Energy – Sound Healing Ceremony with Jill Russell, The Gong Whisperer

7.30 – 9.00      Sea immersion – a Blue Health experience (all)

Deepen your nature connection as we walk down to the beach for a morning swim (or a paddle) and a creative Blue Health session with Lizzi Larbalestier, Kari Herbert, Pippa Best and Avril Greenaway at Portreath Beach.

Also a further Beach clean to gather more materials for Avril’s workshop.

8.00 – 8.15 For Restful Risers

SpaFest Main Marquee – 45-minute workshops

Nutritional Workshop on the microbiome with Dr Neil Carpenter

Positive Body Image – Amy Bates, Beauty Rebellion

9.00 am Complimentary Healthy Breakfast in the SpaFest Marquee and settling in

9.30 am Opening and connecting of SpaFest with a multi-sensory experiential workshop with Amanda, Made for Life Jill, The Gong Whisperer and Justin, Internal Garden.

Optional but ideally – Bring a mat, cushion and warm blanket or clothing.

1100 am Sound and light immersion with Justin Wiggan, Internal Garden

11.30 Tea Break

12.00 am Standing in my Light – 5 Chapters in Mental Health, Resilience and Leadership with Kay Pennington, UK Spa Leader and Multi site Wellness Manager, Aqua Sana

Life lessons and learnings on survival and growth

12.45 pm Lunch and connections

2.00 pm  Chris Hines MBE, Stand in your Power and understand your impact

3.00 pm  The Real ConversationA discussion panel  on the power of Authentic conversations with our teams and guests.

With Jenny Warren, Lead Clinical Director, Compton Care, Teresa O’ Farrell, Global Wellness Director, Dorchester Collection and Jessica Sloyan, Spa Director, Lucknam Park – an immersive look at the power of Authentic Communication

4.00 pm   Laura Broady, our Scented Saviour with Aromatherapy for Life and Health

An experiential workshop on the power of Aromatherapy on mind and Body

4.30 pm Your time to learn, connect or just reflect – the following open one hour workshops are available:

  • Julia Leckey – Branding beyond fear – main marquee
  • Diane Hey – The power of Apprenticeships – main marquee
  • Golowi with Gill Sadler – Elements of Emotion –Nature and yoga practice entwined – Yurt

5.30 – 6.30 Forest bathing and yoga Nidra with Kari Herbert

  • Mindful restorative nature practices to soothe and inspire, hosted amongst the trees by Kari Herbert.

6.45 pm for 7.30 pm Drinks followed by Buffet Dinner and The Stowes, Ceilidh sponsored by Ellison’s Hair & Beauty


Day 3

Early Risers – Meet at the Wellness Yurt at 7.00 am for

7.30 – 9.00 The H(ART) of the Sea – art and plastic with Avril, Lizzi  with Sound Healing by the Sea with The Gong Whisperer

Art workshop, mandalas and connecting with the oceans hosted by Avril Greenaway, including the materials gathered during the beach cleans.

09.30 Grab your healthy Breakfast Snacks – muesli, fruit, yoghurt and juices.

10.00 Reflections and Welcome by Amanda and Fran followed by…

10.15 An interview with Sue Harmsworth MBE on the role of Integrative Wellness in Spas, Salons and in our own practice

10.45 Inclusivity for Wellbeing – Bridging the Gap with Polly King, Oncology Surgeon  RCHT with Emma Jane Nort, Spa Director Y Spa, Wyboston and Laura Meeson, Premier Spa/Journey

A discussion on the role of surgeons, the NHS and integration with our own practice to improve health for all

11.45 Moving on, Moving Forward – Health and Life circles with Land and Sea

A panel discussion with Tim Westwell, co-Founder of Pukka talking with Avril Greenaway, Cleaner Seas and Lizzi, Blue Mind, and co-Founder of Cabilla Cornwall Lizzie Hanbury Tenison.

12.30 pm Wave of Words with Avril and Lizzi

12.40 pm SpaFest Gives Back – Your pledges, stories and feedback with Jamie, Amanda, Fran and Andy Williamson

1.30 pm It’s a wrap. Lunch and Celebration of Life

2.15 pm SpaFest closes. Until next time……

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