Thu 29 Dec 2022

A note from our Founder

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“I followed the plan and it didn’t work! 

Sound too familiar?

That’s how I felt when I started my inner Wellness revolution a decade ago, and it’s little wonder.  In today’s digitally-fuelled, "everybody’s-an-expert" Wellness world, the paradox of choice is real. Our social media feeds are bombarded by the next best thing with tips, tricks, apps and hacks promising the holy grail in making us healthier, fitter and happier.

Some work. Most don’t. Why?

Well, we tend to pick a card, right? Any card! Then, once we’ve picked that card, we hope for the best but we forget the most significant factor shaping our Wellness journey: our very own distinctly unique bio-individuality.

With different predispositions, genetic compositions, and our unique set of likes and dislikes, we are all one of a kind. That’s the beauty of human nature and the beauty of Wellness. And that’s exactly why Wellness is a proudly unique and personal formula that needs to be about just you! Curated, personalised, re-adjusted – it is an incredibly rewarding endeavour and personal discovery journey.

It’s just on you to equip yourself with sound knowledge, incorporate what works into your lifestyle, and make the right choices among the myriad of options available. But remember, it’s half a game of trial and error, and half a game of sourcing the right expert advice.

It always starts with stepping outside your comfort zone and picking a good card, be it a new workout practice to try out, a big challenge to train for, or a new diet (in the sense of approach to food) to adopt.

It certainly shouldn’t be a burden if you approach it with the right mindset – and delving into the world of wellness at Balance Festival is certainly a great place to start.

At Balance, we believe that Wellness is a way of life.   

From 19th – 21st May 2023 at The Old Truman Brewery in East London, Balance Festival will return for its 6th edition to deliver its most comprehensive line-up yet. Our beloved annual celebration of Wellness has evolved to be more inclusive and progressive than ever, with a number of stages offering fitness, yoga, meditation, mindfulness, breath work and live cooking demos. The festival is curated by an incredible team of experts driven by a common vision: to help you achieve your healthiest and happiest self - while having a hell of a lot of fun in the process.

With over 150 cutting-edge Wellness brands to discover, hundreds of workouts from your favourite boutique gyms, workshops to attend, plus dozens of new mindfulness practices to trial in our brand new Sanctuary, it’s time to shuffle the Wellness deck, pick a card (or ten!) and experience the best the Wellness scene has to offer.

Finally, I’d like to thank all the brands, sponsors and contributors who’re joining forces with us to deliver our finest Balance Festival to date. I’d especially like to thank our friends at Boom Cycle, Kobox, and Barrecore, London Fitness Guy, Courtney Black, Bosh TV, Michael James Wong and the Just Breathe crew, Lilly Sabri, Mindfully Cami from La Maison Wellness, Chloe Pierre, Wellness Warrior and Alex Crockford for your support!

And of course, a big thank you to YOU for making Balance Festival what it is today.

To the boundaries of Wellness and beyond – let’s bring on 2023!

Ludovic Rossignol

Founder of Balance

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