How about a festival that soothes and cleanses the mind, body and soul and encourages respect for all life and the planet? Spirit fest does just that – celebrating life & spirituality through art and music, but also offering healing workshops, cocoa ceremonies, tantric dance, yoga and much more. With hot showers, a steam sauna, veggie, vegan and raw food. This festival is perfect to round up a summer and to enter Autumn with a cleansed body and mind. www.spiritfestuk.org
Whilst some may be looking to the future for medicine, some are looking back, realising the power of remedies that have been lost in the modern world. Anima Mundi Herbals work with indigenous peoples to ensure the most potent and effective products possible, whilst protecting them and their practises to support true fair trade and preserve their knowledge. From energy-boosting tonics to detox kits, there’s something to benefit everyone, and their beautifully designed packaging make them perfect presents.
Forget vaping, how about a smoking device that also combines the therapeutic effects of aromatherapy tailored to you? Whether it’s to relax, increase energy, focus or improve memory, there are loads of different blends to choose from. Monq have recognised the increasing disconnect between humans and nature that is causing “technostress”, and so have created ‘Therapeutic Air’ that harnesses the power of plants, yet is accessible in the urban environment. Oh, and it’s recyclable! www.monq.com
With the ever growing diagnosis of cancer and world-wide epidemics of malaria, Ebola and Zika, scientists are on a quest to find new ways to protect human life. As intelligent as the earth is, the answers can be located with the organisms living in the coral reef. Such organisms play a decisive part in drug development. Unfortunately we are in the midst of the longest coral bleaching events in history – are we are killing the cure?