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Find Your Inner Zen: 5 Europe Wellness Festivals To Visit This Summer

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As midlife women, we understand the importance of prioritizing our well-being. We juggle careers, families, and personal aspirations, and sometimes, self-care takes a backseat. But what if there was a way to recharge, reconnect, and celebrate ourselves in a vibrant, supportive atmosphere? Enter wellness festivals!

According to a recent Global Wellness Institute report, wellness tourism
is one of the fastest-growing sectors of travel, forecast to be worth more than £1 trillion globally by 2027. It’s a trend which has seen the rapid growth of festivals around the world replacing music and drinking with relaxation and fitness.

So, ditch the stress and embrace the bliss with these incredible wellness festivals designed to nourish your mind, body, and soul. Here is a curated selection of the best ones in Europe from the CrunchyTales team.

Embracing the Essence of Wellness

At the core of this wellness extravaganza lies a diverse array of experiences designed to foster personal growth and renewal. From sunrise yoga sessions to guided meditation retreats, including workshops, fitness classes, inspiring talks, and rejuvenating spa treatments women in their prime are invited to embark on a transformative odyssey, reconnecting with themselves and their surroundings. 

Yoga Mela is an exuberant gathering that celebrates the beauty, well-being, and spirituality of life. As the biggest heartwarming kirtan and mantra festival in Europe, this event, driven by volunteers and free from commercialism, presents a wide range of experiences. These include exceptional performances of sacred music, practices that nurture the mind and body, groundbreaking yoga techniques, Karma Yoga, workshops that inspire transformation, and mindful meals. By embracing the transformative spirit of yoga as a lifestyle, Yoga Mela fosters deep connections and leads participants towards inner balance. Moreover, this festival also offers engaging activities for children.

Returning to the Cotswold hills of Elmore, Gloucestershire, in 2024, the event offers days of yoga, breath work, aerial skills, fitness, dance, tantra and much more, followed by evenings of cocktails, good food, and dancing at DJ after-parties, all in the scenic Cotswolds countryside. Explore workshops on mindfulness, aromatherapy, and herbal remedies. Rekindle your creativity with pottery classes, dance sessions, and open mic nights under the stars.

If you love herbs and natural remedies, don’t miss out on this fabulous festival happening on Hvar, Europe’s sunniest island! This two-day celebration pays homage to the healing plant that has been used on the island for centuries. Immerse yourself in concerts, workshops, meditation classes, exhibitions, book promotions, traditional songs, and dances. Perhaps the most fascinating part of the two-day festival is the demonstration of the distilling of the lavender oil from the freshly harvested bunches brought in from the fields. Tourists are occasionally invited to stand on top of the bunches in a large steel container, jumping up and down until the bundles are compressed. The fragrant lavender fields represent the essence of the Dalmatian way of life and have even been recognized as a UNESCO heritage site.

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This one-day event brings together 10,000 like-minded individuals for a day filled with wellness classes, expert talks and lots of music. Have you ever been introduced to sound healing? Or heard of the life-changing benefits of cold water therapy?! Have you experienced a blend of dance and yoga on a scale bigger than anything you’ve seen before? If not, it’s time to try. Sound healing, laughter therapy, ballet yoga, martial arts and strength work all feature, plus workshops on anxiety management, and mental resilience. They also have over 50 FitPros with their own designated space around the park running more sessions just for you! 

When you are naming the biggest wellness events in the world, Wanderlust would have to be in the mix. Wanderlust has been holding inspiring wellness events across the world for years. It gathers teachers, experts, musicians, and creators at stunning resorts for transformational experiences—each unique unto itself. While there are many events to choose from throughout the continent, we think that heading to beautiful Milan adds to, what should be, an amazing occasion. This event has a packed schedule which includes open-air stages, yoga classes, breath works, and Mindful Triathlon, Combining a 5K run, yoga, and meditation.


This is just a taste of the incredible festivals awaiting you! When choosing a festival, consider your interests, desired location, and budget. Many festivals offer camping options or weekend passes to suit your needs. So, pack your bags, grab your girlfriends, and book your ticket to a midlife wellness adventure. You deserve it!

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