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The Chill Out Area at Barefoot Festival 2017

The Chill Out Area

The Chill Out Area at Barefoot Festival™ 2017 will be a huge 3-day celebration of Yoga, Tai Chi, therapies and meditative movement practices.

Set away from the hustle and bustle of the workshop and music areas, it will be a place to take it easy, relax and rejuvenate, make new friends, enjoy some new yoga moves and deepen some existing ones.

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Workshops in The Chill Out Area...

Sandra Barnes at Barefoot Festival™ 2017

The Yoga Tree with Sandra Barnes - ESandra Barnes co founder of The Yoga Tree, has over 18 years experience teaching yoga in the UK, having moved here permanently to the UK for her children's education, after 8 years of winter and summer seasons in the French alps, after meeting her English husband on a volcano in Chili. Yoga, love and sharing, and what it can bring to people, is her passion.

Her accent, soothing voice, and lovingly put together choice of words, and directions, with integrated pranayama, cannot be forgotten. Each class with Sandra is a journey and creates a full mind, body and spirit work out. Underpinning all her work is a deep and heart felt desire to help spirits of all levels, reach a more happy and balanced state of being.

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Graham Batar at Barefoot Festival™ 2017

Gong Bath with Graham Bater - As a symbol, the gong represents wholeness, as a sound it is a calling to consciousness.

During a gong session, your body absorbs sounds that it needs for healing whilst filtering out what is no longer required. The complex, yet delicate, overtones of the gongs, allow your superficial thoughts to dissipate so you can easily reach a much deeper consciousness leaving you in a very calm, relaxed state. The gong vibrations continue to work long after the gong bath has finished.

Gong healing works on various levels – physical, mental, energetic, emotional and spiritual. Negativity and chaos are suspended; irregularity and resistance disappear and the whole being is returned to harmonic balance.

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Gregg Chapman at Barefoot Festival™ 2017

Didgeridoo Sound Healing with Gregg Chapman - Experience deep meditation and healing with the Australian Didgeridoo played by sound therapist, Gregg Chapman.

The vibrations of the didgeridoo help to soothe muscular aches and pains while bringing you to a state of deep relaxation.

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Elena Birkby at Barefoot Festival™ 2017

Laughter Yoga with Elena Birkby - Yoga With Elena offers an authentic, supportive, non-judgmental teaching style. Elena is a fully qualified 200hr yoga practitioner who trained with Nottinghamshire leading yoga school Bahia. With her extensive experience in the care sector, Elena can offer a supportive, caring and empowering practice to all that join her class.

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Gemma and Jake at Barefoot Festival™ 2017

Acro Yoga with Gemma and Jake - Gemma first started experimenting with acroyoga throughout her time at university in Sheffield and Cambridge. Upon graduating, she moved to Leeds where she became invested in the acro community and partnered up with Jake to create BaseAcro. Gemma has a passion for using acro to inspire confidence and encourage people to get active whilst having fun and being social.

Jake first started practising acro after moving to Leeds for university. Now, as a fully qualified osteopath, his knowledge of how the body works makes him an exceptional acro teacher. Jake has a passion for helping individuals challenge themselves mentally and physically, whilst working with their natural physique.

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Joanne Derbyshire at Barefoot Festival™ 2017

Sun Power Yoga with Joanne Derbyshire - Sun Power Yoga is a blend of traditional Eastern styles, Ashtanga for breath work or Pranayama, Iyengar for alignment and Sivananda for the controlling of the mind. By staring with pranayama and going through a series of asanas one can begin to develop and nurture self discover, self awareness and the joy of being through the practice of yoga.

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Emma Burniston at Barefoot Festival™ 2017

Flower Crowns with Emma Burniston - For all things everlasting flowers look no further than Emma Burniston from UnitiMake. Pick your favourite flowers from the garden and freshen up your festival style this season, by creating a unique floral headpiece that stands the test of time.

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Lisa Foden at Barefoot Festival™ 2017

LC Yoga, Singing Bowls, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Stress Relief with Lisa Foden - As a full-time British Wheel of Yoga instructor she offers a range of Traditional Hetha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Nada Yoga Nidra, Guided Relaxation & Kundalini Yoga.

Yoga is her passion, Yoga is her life, Yoga is her love - she is a modern day yogini and prides herself in bringing light to her students minds, bodies and thoughts.

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Victoria Jane Rainbow at Barefoot Festival™ 2017

Cuddle Therapy with Victoria Jane Rainbow - The healing power of platonic hugs and touch has been proven to improve health and boost your mood not to mention promoting unconditional love and the beauty of human connection.

This group session of cuddle therapy will provide a calm, safe haven where you can relax and revive, whilst experiencing the healing power of touch and interaction. Come and Cuddle up at Barefoot!

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Abigail Berry Hopkins at Barefoot Festival™ 2017

Detox Yoga with Abigail Berry Hopkins - Yoga Teacher Abbie runs MindFit Yoga which offers abbieVinyasa Flow yoga classes in Derby, to support a healthy lifestyle for both the body and mind.

Yoga has so many benefits including; increased metabolism, helping digestion, slows breathing decreasing stress levels, encourages peace of mind, increases strength and flexibility, lowers chance of heart disease… plus much more - If you are unsure what yoga is all about, just try it, see what happens.

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Carol Stevens at Barefoot Festival™ 2017

Mindful Yoga with Carol Stevens - Carol Stevens has been practising Hatha yoga for over 11 years. She completed a 200 hour yoga teaching diploma with Camyoga, this diploma is registered with the International Yoga Alliance, the Independent Yoga Network and the UK Register of Exercise Professionals. She likes to focus on awareness/mindfulness and classes are suitable for all levels, ages and abilities.

Yoga means 'United' and is about uniting body, mind and breath. Yoga creates balance and space in the body through developing strength and flexibility and has many specific health benefits. It also helps bring a sense of wellbeing to the mind through breathing, meditation and relaxation.

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Nick Cheang and Rachael Spence at Barefoot Festival™ 2017

Tai Chi with Rachael Spence and Nick Cheang - Tai Chi Chaun translates as ‘supreme ultimate fist’. It is a unique martial art bringing together the accomplishments of meditation, the internal energy (chi) and the concepts and principles of martial arts.

Yes, Tai Chi practitioners learn from the study of their movement patterns (forms), but also through fun cooperative play where you experience the calming, strengthening wonder of interacting on the basis of internal energy, softness and physical and mental mindfulness. At Barefoot, this is what we will do.

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Debbie and Nick Gannon at Barefoot Festival™ 2017

Tai Chi Qigong and Holistic Health with Debbie and Nick Gannon - Debbie has trained under several Tai Chi & Qigong Teachers all of whom have their own interpretation of whatTai Chi is, and how it should be taught. She feels enriched to have experienced these differing views as this has given her the courage to follow her own path. Debbie has now been a Tai Chi Teacher and Holistic Therapist & Therapy Teacher for several years

Nick likes to follow the basic principles of Lee Family Style Tai Chi because he believes that the movements and stances within this style work with the body without imposing stress and strain. This makes it a style particularly suitable for those of us who are older, or who have joints or limbs with limited movement, as well as those taking up Tai Chi at an early age. It is a style suited to everyone! Nick realises that Tai Chi is a personal journey for everyone because we are all different.

Visit Debbie and Nick's website »

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Dawn ​Wesslby at Barefoot Festival™ 2017

Hatha Yoga with Dawn ​Wesslby - Dawn has been teaching Hatha Yoga since 2000 and Kundalini Yoga since 2010. She strongly believes the true power of yoga is not in performing asana, but in being present in the body and in observing the fluctuations of the mind and how yoga affects your mental state and energy levels.

She is a fully qualified BWY (British Wheel of Yoga) tutor and teacher trainer, she also has additional training in Yoga Philosophy, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra and Yoga for Mental Health. Dawn has drawn from her many years of experience and slightly wicked sense of humour to create fun and inclusive classes and workshops.

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Natalie Slater at Barefoot Festival™ 2017

Kundalini Dance with Natalie Slater - Heeding the inner calling, in Feb 2015 Natalie travelled to Bali to train intensively in Kundalini Dance, directly with its founder Leyolah Antara. Already experienced and skilled as an Energy and Shamanic Healer for over almost a decade, Natalie is a passionate and natural Kundalini Dance Facilitator. She is highly skilled at creating and holding a high vibrational sacred space for the group, and at taking people on a deep and ecstatically activating journey!

Natalie runs Om Studio's in Nottingham - an eco friendly, ethically run yoga, meditation and wellness centre. There she teaches regular Kundalini Dance workshops and courses.

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Clare Pinchess at Barefoot Festival™ 2017

A drop of Wellbeing, Aromatherapy Workshop with Clare Pinchess - Clare has a passion for promoting a healthy mind and supporting mental well being. Combining all aspects of emotional and physical wellbeing for a healthier you. Clare is also an independent product consultant for DoTERRA (ctpg) essential oils

doTERRA oils are 100% certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils, sourced from all over the world, where they grow naturally and are rigorously tested, making them a step above organic. They are an amazing alternative to the mainstream 'everyday' medicine cabinet and can be used in a myriad of ways to support our health and wellbeing and that of our families.

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Rosemary Booker at Barefoot Festival™ 2017

Hatha Yoga and Pranayama with Rosemary Booker - Rosemary has been guiding students in the art of yoga and lifestyle now for over a decade. Her host of knowledge shines though in her teachings blending seamlessly the spiritual and physical.

Her focused breath work opens you up to opportunities, to see more clearly, it makes you strong and joyful.

You will find Rosemary’s classes inspirational, challenging, playful we laugh, share and make friends, and her contagious enthusiasm makes you feel happy to be alive.

Come and join us at Barefoot festival where she will be teaching some juicy flow classes accessible by all.

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Caitlin McReynolds at Barefoot Festival™ 2017

Minfulness Qi-Gong with Caitlin McReynolds - Mindfulness Meditation and Qi Gong. Will combine mindfulness meditation with mindful movement, breathing techniques for relaxation anxiety and stress and Qi Gong.

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Hayley Shaw at Barefoot Festival™ 2017

Yoga Bliss with Healing Mantra with Hayley Shaw - Hayley is an Akhanda Yoga teacher, trained in the foothills of the Himalayas in the traditional and holistic practice of Yoga. Her passion is in sharing all that she has learnt through her experiences and dedication to all aspects of Yoga.

Hayley continues to dedicate her life to the development of each individuals mind, body and soul by sharing traditional yoga techniques, stories, insights and her infectious enthusiasm for life in her classes, online and with all whom she meets.

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Shelley winterton at Barefoot Festival™ 2017

Crystals with Shelley Winterton - Shelley Winterton has been a Reiki Master for twenty years and practises holistic therapies at one of the UK's top health spa resorts. She has been guest teacher for Barefoot Retreats leading a variety of workshops recently in India. Shelley loves crystals and stones especially, and works with them intuitively. She looks forward to sharing a crystal experience at Barefoot Festival 2017!

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Therapists in The Chill Out Area...

Solace Massage at Barefoot Festival™ 2017

Solace Massage - Solace love massage. They take pride in their work and in order to do that effectively they do their best to really take the time to listen to their clients concerns. This way all of them get a treatment that is designed just for them.

If you're looking to improve your quality of life or you'd just like to relax for an hour please come and visit the Solace Massage area at this years Barefoot Festival.

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The Chill Out Area Schedules (subject to change)
Barefoot Festival™ 2017 Chill Out Area Schedule (pdf)
Barefoot Festival™ 2017 Chill Out Bell Tent Area Schedule (pdf)

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