How your posture affects your personality, the health benefits of trees and the life-changing magic of decluttering your home were just three of the topics covered at the recent Wellbeing by the Lakes festival.
The wellness event held at Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington, Dorchester is now in its third year. Visitors enjoyed everything from yoga and sound healing workshops to meditation on a floating platform while holistic treatments and a covered marketplace full of local artisans selling hand-crafted goods added to the line-up.
Talk hosts, including Poole-based breathwork coach and podcaster Ellie Loves, interviewed experts on the Riverside Stage in front of crowds of visitors, followed by Q&A sessions and book signings.
Ellie added: “The event was incredible. Everything has been amazing, from the scenery and workshops to the guest speaker line-up which included Donna Lancaster, author of The Bridge.”
Reiki practitioner Debbie Gardener, pictured above, who runs Reiki by Boo in nearby Moreton, was one of the many therapists offering treatments in bell tents by the lake during the Thursday-Sunday event.
She said: “It is a fantastic event with a lovely atmosphere and it’s really inspiring – I came last year and it goes from strength to strength. Many people travel hundreds of miles specifically for this event.”