NEW DATES ANNOUNCED! Balance Festival 19th – 21st May 2023
19 - 21 May 2023
The Truman Brewery
London
19 - 21 May 2023 / The Truman Brewery
STAGES
The LAB
Get inspired, learn something new and zing with ideas! 

Enter The LAB - a space where creative thinkers and entreprenuers come together to share revolutionary wellness insights. Through an inspiring series of panel talks and workshops, The LAB program dives deep into pressing topics such as mental health and the effects of social media, as well as more inspiring subjects such as self-love, building a wellness business and much more! 



 

 




09:30 | Start Your Day - The Journal Workout Way

Training your muscles shape the way your body looks, training your thoughts shape the way your life & mindset looks. Start Your Day the Journal Workout Way, is going to train you on how to Warm Up for your day. How to prepare your mindset for the ultimate workout, your day ahead! Part talk, part brain workout, this session will leave you experiencing Balance with a whole new mindset!

Hosts
Alice Rickard & Petrina Barber (Co-founders, The Journal Workout)



10:00 | Parenthood in Wellness 

Whether you are a single parent, mum, dad, carer or guardian, we all want to do what’s best to keep our children safe, fit and well. However, it can be easy to forget about our own health and wellbeing. Join our panel of parents as they discuss how to navigate wellness during parenthood for both yourself, and your little ones.

Host
Camille Vidal (Founder, La Maison Wellness)

Panellists
Kaisa Larkas (Founder, Kaisa Bespoke Training)
Simon Alexander Ong (Author, Award Winning Life & Executive Coach)
Rosalia Sempere Pico (Diet Culture Dropout)



11:00 | The Ugly Truth About Social Media

We explore the highs and lows of socials media and how content creators navigate the digital world.

Host
Lauren White (Life Coach, Lauren White Coaching)

Panellists 
London Fitness Guy (Influencer & Founder of PWER)
Tasha Bailey (Psychotherapist & Content Creator)
Victoria Winterford (Wellness Coach and Social Media Influencer)



12:00 | Diversity and Inclusion in Wellness - Why We Need More of It

Whilst diversity and inclusion have become buzzwords within the fitness and wellness industry, mainstream promotion and advertising of a healthy lifestyle still has a long way to go.

Prioritising diversity and inclusion matters in every facet of life, but even more so in the wellness space because health and wellness are important for truly everyone. The benefits of wellness, whether it be movement, nutrition, or mindset, extend to every single human being. It’s time to start asking questions.

Host
Milly Pickles (Motivational speaker, mindset coach and disability advocate)

Panellists 
Mira Manek (Author, Health Coach, Wellness Expert)
Simon Alexander Ong (Author, Award Winning Life & Executive Coach)
Becky Scott (Founder and Instructor, Missfits Workout and Director at Fitness Professionals Against Weight Stigma CIC)



13:00 | The Art of Fulfilment Through Self-Awareness

Morning Gloryville is the world's original sober rave movement & global community. Join Morning Gloryville's COO Roxy, MEUS Practice founder Mark White, DJ & Abeat Media founder Aaron Beveney and DJ & Conscious Explorers founder Caz Coronel for an interesting panel discussion. They will explore realising the art of fulfilment through self-discovery and self-awareness.

We're inviting you to be curious and join the conversation. There's power in taking no sides and standing in the middle. Conscious self-inquiry and openness is something that we're very passionate about. We believe a curious attitude can liberate us all from the burdens of societal pressures. In this panel discussion they will tune into topics like community, connection, diversity, sobriety, mental well-being, acceptance and belonging.

Host
Roxy Deniz Ozalp (COO, Morning Gloryville)

Panellists 
Mark White (Founder, MEUS Practice)
Aaron Beveney (DJ & Founder, Abeat Media)
Caz Coronel (DJ & Founder, Conscious Explorers)



14:00 | Body Neutrality vs Body Positivity 

When it comes to body acceptance, two labels seem to dominate the conversation. Some people subscribe to body positivity, encouraging those to love their bodies regardless of shape, size, color, gender or ability. Others embrace body neutrality, which focuses on appreciating what the body can do, not what it looks like. In this session we'll be exploring the positives and negatives of both practises and how we can all work together to embrace our bodies in whatever works for us.

Host
Vanessa Michielon (Founder, Transformative Movement Method Founder)

Panellists 
Becky Scott (Founder & Instructor, Missfits Workout and Director at Fitness Professionals Against Weight Stigma CIC)
Nicole Goodman (Women's Coach and Podcaster)
Lauren Mishcon (Doula and Podcaster)



15:00 | Be More Human 

An opportunity to connect with Tony’s Trifecta of natural movement and play, nature connection and breathwork.

Tony will be sharing his Be More Human stories and the science around these practices, as well immersing the audience to provide an experience to reawaken the atrophied sensorial playful being and reactivate their mind-body loop to support physical, mental and emotional processes - radically connecting the participants natural vibrations inside and out.

A session that will combine nature immersion with breathwork and grounding practices, which is also known as the life-giving trifecta by Tony.

Host
Tony Riddle ( Natural Lifestyle Coach)



16:00 | Eat Well For Life

An exclusive interview with Dale Pinnock, The Medicinal Chef. Balance Founder, Ludovic Rossignol, chats with his friend Dale Pinnock (The Medicinal Chef) about their new e-book, “The 7 Secrets to Healthy Eating”. Catch a glimpse into this nutrition bible, which has been created in collaboration with Feelgood Kitchen, Ludovic’s latest venture. Feelgood Kitchen deliver nutritious and delicious ready-made meals to healthy hedonists.

Host
Ludovic Rossignol (Founder, Balance Festival & Co-founder and CEO)

Panellists 
Dale Pinnock (The Medicinal Chef)

SUNDAY 



09:30 | Comparison is the Thief of our Joy

Ever end up missing great parts of your life because you are too busy looking over at someone else's? This part talk, part mind workout through journaling, is going to open your eyes to what you are comparing and why, but most of all, show you how to stop comparing and judging yourself. You'll leave with practical solutions for your comparison game that actually work in the real-world and. you can implement right away at Balance.

Host
Alice Rickard & Petrina Barber (Co-founders, The Journal Workout)



10:00 | The Female Factor with Dr Hazel Wallace

Interviewer
Jennifer Medhurst (Nutritionist)



11:00 | Health Myths: True or False?

We're putting the spotlight on the myths that leave us questioning if their true or false, right or wrong or just plain-old made up!

Host
Dale Pinnock (The Medicinal Chef)

Panellists 
Kelly Mulhall (Founder, The Natural Balance Nutritional Therapist, Yoga Teacher)
Dr Becky Townsend (Head of Nutrition)
Jennifer Medhurst (Nutritionist)
Jenna Hope (Nutritionist)



12:00 | The Weight of Diet Culture

When it comes to identifying Diet Culture in a world that is sadly consumed with it, there can be plenty of confusion. The glorification of toxic diet culture on social media has not gone unnoticed and we're here to talk about it.

Host
Laura Phelan (Eating Disorder and Body Image Therapeutic Coach, Founder of Phelan Well)

Panellists
Rosalia Sempere Pico (Diet Culture Dropout)
Olimata Taal (Associate Registered Nutritionist and Business Support Manager)
Nicole Goodman (Women's Coach and Podcaster)
Mira Manek (Author, Health Coach, Wellness Expert)



13:00 | How to Achieve Happiness in Your Work/Life Balance

Possibly the most sought after question from the pandemic. We deep dive into how our happiness should be at the forefront of our decision making when it comes to our work/life balance and how to expect the best from our employers and ourselves during the new normal.

Host
Simon Alexander Ong (Author, Award Winning Life & Executive Coach)

Panellists
Lauren White (Life Coach, Lauren White Coaching)
Michael James Wong (Founder, Just Breathe)
SJ Aboboto (Head of Exercise to Music, Virgin Active)
Lauren Mishcon (Doula and Podcaster)
Georgia Toffolo (TV Personality, Broadcaster & Author)
Chelsea Little (Presenter, Published author, Podcast Host, Radio DJ, Actress, Yoga Instructor + Social Media Manager)



14:00 | Finding Strength in Recovery

Whether you're taking a well deserved rest day or overcoming the biggest hurdle in your life, recovery can mean different things to all of us. In this intimate session, we discuss how finding strength and motivation can be crucial during these times and share our stories in hopes to inspire more people to keep going.

Host
Lauren White (Life Coach, Lauren White Coaching)

Panellists
London Fitness Guy (Influencer + Founder of PWER)
Emma Kirk (Co Founder of Running App Bulletproof Athletic & Under Armour Ambassador)
Tom McClelland (Head of Athletic Training, Virgin Active)
Petrina Barber (Co-founder, The Journal Workout)



15:00 | The Power of Plant Protein: De-bunking the Myth

Join BBC 'The Apprentice' Semi-finalist, Brittany Carter and her panel of specials guests as they discuss the health benefits of adopting a plant-based diet and address the myths that come with it!

Host
Brittany Carter (BBC 'The Apprentice' Semi-finalist)



16:00 | Let’s Build your Beauty and Wellness Brand

Join BeautytoLife® as they take you through their brand new eLearning programme designed as an intensive introduction to creating your brand. Join their expert guest speakers, Deborah Goldweis and Geraint John as they give you a taster of their group masterclasses, coaching and accountability calls and share their top tips into breaking into the wellness industry.

Host
Janet Milner - Walker 

Panellists 
Deborah Goldweis (Beauty and Wellness Marketing Consultant)
Geraint John (Commercial, Tech and IP Lawyer)
 

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