How Earth Living Festival Began
The Earth Living Festival (ELF) was birthed out of many dialogues with local holistic practitioners and artists over the years, all of which share the aspiration for Reading to become a livelier and more interconnected place culturally, where wellbeing is at the heart of that strategy. And it is very much a matter of heart and soul- with activities being varied, widely available and a pathway to not simply finding balance, but actively exploring the meaning of balance itself.
Alice (Alice May Yoga) has set up this inaugural festival in 2019 in Caversham Court Gardens, having previously organised a Yoga fundraiser on the site. She has project managed countless events in Reading with local arts organisation Outrider Anthems.
“The vision for Earth Living Festival is to unite holistic practices with creativity and conscious living, so that there is something for everyone to be inspired by and participate in.
We are on the brink of burning out in all capacties, as individuals, communities and globally. Growing our understanding around the mind/body/soul through felt-experiences and our connectedness to the earth, is vital if we are to truly understand the value of changing this current narrative. It is paramount to shifting our awareness. All the activities at the festival have the potential to raise our vibration- the flow-state, a spiritual experience or moving mediation- however you wish to describe it. In fact just about every act in our lives holds that possibility; the drum that calls us to see what cannot be put into words, the wonder of a breath in...and out. When we become more aware, we can act from a place of connectedness and love.
This gathering holds a space through which we can share, discover and find awe in both ancient and new expressions of the life force in us all. Let us acknowledge the value of wellbeing for ourselves as humans and that of our home; this sacred living planet."
- Alice Maureen May McGuigan
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