I went for the opening day yesterday and it was fabulous to reconnect with the festival, brands I love and also to find new and up and coming wellness brands of which there were plenty!
The Balance Festival is in its fourth year. The first three festivals were 2017; 2018 and 2019 then Covid struck. I went along in 2018 and this year seemed bigger and buzzier than ever. I think it was such a relief to be back and connecting again after 18 + months in isolation.
So what’s new this year?
The ultimate ride series by Boom Cycle. Expect giant glitter cannons, high bass, banging tunes and a ride you’ll never forget! I walked past one of these sessions yesterday and can vouch for the energy. The instructor was full of vim and was flanked by dancers either side, adding to the party atmosphere in the room.
Also new this time are The Mindful Drinking Zone and the Feelgood Kitchen.
In the Mindful Drinking Zone, you can sample delicious No + Lo alcohol cocktails developed by cocktail mastermind Camille Vidal. I loved this idea as I don’t drink very often myself and when socialising, I tend to stick with the same old non alcoholic favourites, but they are only favourites because until now there has been no real alternative. I liked learning about new drink brands which look exactly as enticing as the alcohol based drinks you can get when out.
At the Feelgood Kitchen you can tuck into restaurant-quality, nutrient-packed dishes. Think aromatic coconut curry and no-pasta vegan lasagne.
What’s free of charge once inside the festival:
When? Friday 12th – Sunday 14th November 2021
Where? Balance Festival will be taking place at The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1
Can I buy a ticket on the door? Yes you can, but they will need to be booked through the website as there will be no box office at the event (you can use your phone!) Prices are as follows:
Standard half day admission £45
VIP full day admission £75
Reduced rate for teenagers but under 18s cannot participate in the fitness classes.
What to bring:
~ Bring your own yoga mat.
~ Bring a water drinking bottle (although there will be unlimited mineral water provided at the Festival by Aqua Carpatica)
~ Wear your comfiest workout attire – leggings, shorts, whatever you feel best in!
– Freshen up: Alongside on-site changing rooms, visit brands in The Locker Room to freshen-up after any sweaty workout!
What tickets are available? VIP and Standard tickets. Both get you into the festival but the VIP tickets also include these extras…
~Unlimited Feelgood Kitchen food
~Unlimited Mindful Cocktails by La Maison Wellness
~Limited edition t-shirt
~Full day access to the event
~Access to the VIP Lounge
~ Complimentary coffee by Allpress
~ VIP recovery zone by Therabody
~An exclusive goodie bag filled with tonnes of wellness treats!
There are additional Covid measures in place:
Personal workout spaces
BYO yoga mat
Hand sanitiser stations
Show your Covid pass QR code at the door for entry
Still unsure? Here is what the Balance Festival looked like in 2019: