Fancy a UK festival this summer? Five reasons to choose Unearthed

2. Wellbeing and ceremony

“We treat the festival like a ceremony,” Rees says. “We want people to feel safe enough to have open hearts and minds. When people feel safe, they are then open enough to have the sorts of discussions that maybe we don’t have day-to-day, which is particularly important for mental health.”

To help with this, a new arena will be opening in 2022. The Temple will offer a place for festival-goers to enjoy yoga, tantra and storytelling, as well as tea and cacao ceremonies. One highlight will be 5 Rhythms Dance – a moving meditation practice – with dance teacher Alex Mackay.

Michaela Williams, a trauma expert will also lead a guided trance session for two hours, which is a shamanic method to spiritual healing. She loves Unearthed because she says it’s “a celebration of consciousness, human connection, healing, expansion and creativity”.

“It’s just what people need right now as the mental health crisis is at an all time high. It’s the perfect medicine for our times,” she says.

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