Unlocking Serenity: New Wellness Festival Launches at Boconnoc Estate in Cornwall 5th-7th July 2024

Welcoming globally renowned yoga practitioner Shiva Rea, and electronic music outfit Morcheeba for a fusion of nature-inspired wellness and music.

Friday 5th – Sunday 7th July 2024, Boconnoc Estate, Cornwall

Tickets are available now from www.paradhis.co.uk

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Boconnoc Estate, nestled in the heart of Cornwall’s picturesque landscape, is the chosen location for a brand new wellness festival that is set to take healthy hedonists on a transformative journey for mind, body, and spirit. Paradhis Festival, pronounced ‘para-dees’ and named after the Cornish word for ‘paradise’, is a place where yoga trance dance, cacao ceremonies, and forest bathing meets world-renowned DJs, drum circles, and global headline artists. Taking place from 5th – 7th July 2024, the inaugural event will welcome globally renowned Californian yoga teacher Shiva Rea, and electronica pioneers Morcheeba.

A place where herds of fallow deer roam, ancient trees grow, and exotic flowers bloom, the serene surroundings of the historic Boconnoc Estate provide the perfect setting for a heady fusion of wellbeing and music. Offering a variety of workshops and activities blending ancient traditions with contemporary practices, this new three-day gathering is designed for free-spirited souls.

The brainchild of Quick Panda Productions, the team behind other sell-out events in Cornwall including The Great Estate and Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival, Paradhis unlocks a new experience in the county where ticket holders can uncover inner happiness through diverse communal wellbeing experiences, healthy food, music and immersion in nature.

Guiding the wellness programme is Shiva Rea, the creator of Prana Vinyasa Yoga and a leading figure in the evolution of contemporary yoga practices which has earned her widespread acclaim for her unique and dynamic approach to yoga and movement meditation. Curating an exceptional lineup of facilitators, ceremonies, activities, and workshops throughout the festival weekend, Shiva Ream will transform Paradhis into a sanctuary for self-discovery to help festival-goers embark on their own transformation journey.

On the music side of things, festival headline act Morcheeba will take to the main stage on Saturday evening with their sultry vocals and innovative approach to blending various musical influences. Having formed in the mid 1990s, Morcheeba achieved mainstream success with album releases like “Big Calm” (1998) and “Fragments of Freedom” (2000), which featured hit singles including “The Sea” and “Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day.” Morcheeba will be joined by Afriquoi, Scott Matthews, Hang Massive, and Indian Man across the event.

Festival organisers Ian Whittaker and Ben Hall comment: “Paradhis is a testament to Boconnoc Estate’s commitment to wellness and providing a haven for self-development. We invite attendees to embrace the diverse range of activities and teachings on offer which we hope will create a unique and transformative experience that lingers long after the festival concludes.”

Key Highlights of Paradhis include:

  • Sound Waves at Boconnoc Church: Seek solace in the sacred surroundings of Boconnoc Church and experience the soothing vibrations of gongs, drums, rain sticks, rattles, and Tibetan singing bowls.

  • Deer Safaris in Boconnoc’s Deer Park: Delve into the natural beauty of Boconnoc’s deer park with captivating deer safaris, a unique opportunity to observe and connect with wildlife in their natural habitat.

  • Enlightening Talks by Top Wellness Gurus: Gain insights into holistic living from a diverse lineup of renowned wellness experts. Talks will cover a spectrum of topics from aromatherapy to ethnobotany.

  • Wim Hof Workshops: Embrace the power of the breath and cold exposure with workshops led by certified Wim Hof Method instructors to help discover the potential of the body and the mind.

  • Forest Bathing and Nature Walks: Reconnect with nature and embark on guided forest bathing experiences and nature walks. Boconnoc Estate’s lush landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for grounding and rejuvenation.

  • Yoga Sessions: Join experienced yoga instructors in a variety of yoga sessions, catering to all levels. A place for both seasoned practitioners and beginners looking to connect with the body and the mind.

  • Cacao Ceremonies: Experience the heart-opening properties of cacao in ceremonial settings and discover how this ancient practice is designed to deepen connections.

  • Ice Baths and Wild Swimming: Challenge limits with invigorating ice baths and wild swimming sessions. Embrace the revitalising power of cold water therapy for a refreshing and energising experience.

  • Drum Circles and Storytelling: Engage in community spirit with drum circles and storytelling sessions. Connect with others through rhythm and narrative for a shared sense of wellbeing.

Tickets for Paradhis are available for purchase at www.paradhis.co.uk. Early Riser Weekend Camping Tickets are now on sale priced at £95 (plus £4.50 booking fee). For more information, visit the festival website: www.paradhis.co.uk