Healing Festival returns to botanic garden

Make sure you check out The Healing Festival this weekend at Ventnor Botanic Garden – a wonderful showcase of holistic therapies and music surrounded by beautiful nature

Thanks to GP for this reminder about the return of the Healing Festival. In his own words. Ed

This weekend (11-12th August 2012) see the return of the Healing Festival at Ventnor Botanic Garden.

Healing Festival:From 10am to 6pm over two days, the Garden will play host to the diverse and wonderful world of holistic therapies.

You will be able to explore healing therapies and music while surrounded by nature.

Most of the therapists are local to the Isle of Wight and there will be free workshops, consultations, taster treatments and cut price full sessions.

You can learn first hand about the many different types of healing and how they help your energy and creativity flow and balance your mind, body and spirit.

New workshops
There are lots of new workshops this year for children and adults, including Zumba – a Colombian choreography of world dance and aerobic elements, the Nia Technique – a holistic movement for body and soul, an expressive movement practice promoting fitness, creativity and wellbeing.

A fusion of dance, yoga, tai chi and martial arts, Nia provides a holistic workout and leaves you feeling energised, relaxed and centred.

And relax ….
If you would like something more chilled out, start the day with Yoga, Reflexology or an Indian Head Massage, experience Transcendental Meditation or learn to make a live willow dome with Isle of Wight Green Gym.

Relax with your friends and family, take in the sights and experience the wonderful atmosphere the Healing Festival has to offer.

Garden entry prices apply.

Thursday, 9th August, 2012 12:10pm


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To its credit, VB always ‘flags up’ the source of its articles and this one is bylined by ‘A Roving Reporter’ but it reads like an advertisement feature written by and on behalf of the Healing Festival organisers.

It also refers to free workshops and cut-price sessions until the last ‘shaded’ sentence advises that ‘Garden entry prices apply’.

Sally Perry
Thanks for bringing this to our attention. You’re correct that the copy was written by the organiser of the festival. When the article was entered on the system, the author at the top of the list was selected (ARR) rather than GG. This has now been corrected and the editor’s intro text added. The festival organisers have no control over the entry prices to the Garden however,… Read more »

Last year was a wonderful experience at the Healing Festival and well attended. I hope, with the BG entrance charges now imposed, that it won’t stop many from attending. Unfortunately, I think it will.

Simon Perry

By way of guidance – If it’s a Sponsored feature (which this isn’t), it will always have ‘Sponsored feature’ displayed at the top block of the article, just under the short URL.


So its £5 to get to the festival , and £5 once your there? i feel sorry for the healers if thats the case .

Sally Perry
Here’s what GP says, “Unfortunately entry is not free like last year but we have sorted out a Healing Festival ‘All WEEKEND’ special 2 day deal: £4.50/senior, £5/adult, £3/student and under 16, under 6 are free, £12/family and a 25% eco discount for those arriving by green transport!! As far as therapists go, or anyone involved in workshops, music, production of the festival etc, entry is free… Read more »
It’s still not clear what it is going to cost in total to get in. Is it £12 per family to get into the Healing Festival including parking and entrance to the gardens/£9 for a family who come in an eco car? Or is it £12 plus entrance to the gardens plus car parking? And can anyone unpack the phrase “green transport” in order to get the… Read more »