Woodford Folk Festival – Good for the Soul ! A press release from our PR people showcasing Folk Medicine our Health and Wellness Program.


I added this post in my blog to support The Woodford Folk Festival and to let you know that we have a fabulous Health and Wellness Program running. I am happy to be involved in so many ways. We also have our MedicineRoom stall there and this year I will be on stall every morning so you can come and see me personally.  My clinics are 100% free Love Dom oxxoxox

Here it is…..





“Here (at Woodford Folk Festival), thousands of people from all over Australia and the world gather to construct together an arts festival which is so much more than the sum of its parts and so much more than just music.” – Sam Cutler Rhythms Magazine Feb 2013


Each year, thousands of people make the pilgrimage to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast hinterland over the New Year period to soothe, refresh and invigorate their soul at the Woodford Folk Festival, one of Australia’s most iconic annual events returning for its 28th year from– 27 December 2013 to 1 January 2014. The festival, which is held just one hour’s drive north of Brisbane, is Australia’s largest gathering of artists and musicians, as well as one of the most comprehensive health events in the country.


Beyond the music, “Woodfordia” is a retreat from the real world into one where music, love and peace is a given. Last year’s festival saw an aggregate audience of 113, 000 retreat to “Woodfordia” over the six days. For attendees and artists alike, the Woodford Folk Festival is far more than a festival; it is a state of mind. Tickets and camping for the 2013/14 ‘festival of the festivals’ are now on sale from www.woodfordfolkfestival.com



Dominique Finney, BHSc ND, MHlthProm, who is a Medical Herbalist and Health Writer; and also puts together Woodford’s Folk Medicine program said of Woodford, “the Festival is a wonderful place to reflect on the year gone by and plan for the coming one. When people visit the Folk Medicine Program they visit the latest trends in health, listen to the top academics and practitioners, learn a new style of yoga, tai chi or therapy. This is the viewing room of the future in health care and people can go home with news ideas of health education planted like a seed amongst the fabulous festival background of music, colour, dance, drama, community and fun.”


Now in its eighth year, the Folk Medicine programme at the Woodford Folk Festival is one of the most comprehensive health events in Australia. For six days from early in the morning until late at night patrons can indulge in yoga, academic talks, health dance, workshops, chanting, health and lifestyle events and educational experiences. Australia’s Integrative medicine and health practices are brought to the festival and highlight current trends, emerging patterns, popular ideas, research, and fun.


Woodford Folk Festival provides the perfect way to cleanse the body ready for the New Year. Organic food stalls are scattered throughout the festival including the Chai Tent, which has been a Woodford icon for the last 20 years acts as a meeting place where “Festivillians” can enjoy a steaming cup of chai or herbal tea and catch up with friends.


Start your day with yoga, listen to the top academics present their research, doctors, pharmacists, herbalists, naturopaths, yoga teachers, meditation specialists, happiness stylists, new age practitioners and astrologers all take to the stage and share their wisdom in The Blue Lotus Venue, The Village Green and Hill top stages.


The Blue Lotus is the Festival’s home of healing. Talks, workshops and forums invite conversation from some of Australia’s premier practitioners and open the door for “Festivillian” involvement. By night, the Blue Lotus hosts meditation in motion – dance and out-there meditation experiences with live music. Late afternoon forums nurture, with health, politics, beauty, revolution and adventure all playing their part. The Blue Lotus is a venue for adventures of the heart, mind and soul.


The extensive programme is coming together; formal expressions of interest made online are being carefully sifted through, recommendations are being phoned, emailed and posted in from friends and family, pitches are being made by agents, half-finished thoughts and e-connections are being made by artists who’ve played at the festival before, and finally, more and more commonly misspelled overexcited text messages are being composed in the dark between our staff while travelling; all so Woodford can craft the unique programme of local and international talent for the 2013/14 Festival to be launched on Saturday October 19th.


For more information on the festival ticket pricing and camping options please visit www.woodfordfolkfestival.com


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