Awaken Festival: Music, arts, yoga and wellness at the Peninsula Hot Springs

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Awaken Festival: Music, arts, yoga and wellness at the Peninsula Hot Springs

The first festival of its kind in Australia, Awaken Festival features some big names in music, yoga and wellness, amid pristine nature and natural hot springs.

Set amid the picturesque setting of Peninsula Hot Springs, one of Victoria’s most beloved vacay spots, Awaken Festival is a new rest, relaxation and spiritual paradise.

Running for the very first time on Sunday, March 26, the Awaken Festival will transform the Springs into an immersive hub of live music, visual artists, yoga teachers, wellness experts and much more.

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Designed as an immersive experience, Awaken guests can practise yoga with world-famous teachers, explore ideas in thought-provoking workshops, experience a diverse range of thermal bathing and wellness practices and enjoy a full program of live music performances — all set in the pristine natural environment of Peninsula Hot Springs on the Mornington Peninsula.

The gathering will include a wellness dome village, a massage zone, sound healings, workshops, scenic camping close to the event and of course, hot springs bathing.

Wellness sessions will be facilitated by world-leading experts such as renowned yoga teacher Shiva Rea and bestselling author and stem cell biologist Dr. Bruce Lipton (both USA) plus Australia’s Dr. Marc Cohen, William Wong, Jem Stone (Wayapa Wellness), Uma Spender, Simone Callahan, Maggie Carr and Sonja Kyra-Bleau. Music will take place across a variety of stages and include live performances from Garrett Kato, Kyle Lionheart, Mama Kin Spender (with the Macapella Choir) and Edo Khan.

Some of these experiences will unfold in the newly opened 1400 capacity food bowl and in the Amphitheatre, where hot spring pools are arranged with a view to the stage, while  sensory domes, bell tents and other spaces will also be  activated across the site.

Attendees will also be able to explore and enjoy the globally inspired bathing experiences on offer at Peninsula Hot  Springs, including a multitude of geothermal springs, cold plunge pools, wet and dry saunas and an ice cave.

“We  are inspired and grateful to bring Awaken into the world,” Bharat Mitra, co-owner of Peninsula Hot Springs said.

“Many of us feel deeply the urgent need for a positive change  for humanity and the planet. Awaken recognises that a  meaningful change will not come to us but will happen  through us when we are awake to our pure nature.”

Awaken will take place on March 26, 2023 at Peninsula Hot Springs, Springs Lane, Fingal, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.

Tickets to explore Awaken’s arts, culture and wellness offerings are available for $110, guests can enhance their experience with a more immersive experience that includes bathing for $180. Head here for more info.