Body, Mind, Self-Care at LIB
March 12th, 2020
LIB prides itself in providing attendees with a mindful, health-conscious festival lifestyle. We believe that the festival experience should encompass more than just music and entertainment, but also opportunities for learning, caring, and healing. We strive to do so by offering self-care practices through food, body, and mind. Read through this blog to plan your self-care journey at LIB this year!
You are what you eat! The nutrients in the food you ingest are an integral part of your growth, development, and maintenance of body functions!
At LIB, we offer workshops at the Learning Kitchen to spread conscious eating and cooking. This year’s LK lineup will highlight things like X, X, and X. Remember your body is a temple, and health starts from the inside out! These workshops will help you be mindful of the food choices you make, how they affect your body, and the well-being of our planet as a whole.
If cooking isn’t your forte, LIB’s food vendors offer an extensive array of conscious cuisine from over 50 hand-selected booths, all catering to a range of dietary preferences while keeping taste buds satisfied! Try something new and delicious, like different international cuisine, sustainable locally-sourced dishes, or yummy plant-based foods. For dessert, cool down with a delicious date smoothie or an organic shaved ice with no artificial flavors or preservatives.
photo by Jamal Eid
Yoga, meditation, and exercise are great ways to heal tired festival bodies, and we got your back (literally). Whether you’re a first-timer or advanced in your practice, the wide variety of classes and experiences offered at LIB welcome everyone to go deep and move out of their comfort zones.
The opportunity to move is not only on the dance floor; it’s right there on your yoga mat, on the soles of your feet, and palms of your hands! Attend Jai Dev’s “Joy of the Infinite” Kundalini experience, get into the flow with NAME’S Vinyasa workshop, or take flight by attending “Acroyoga 101” with Andrew Sealy, and so much more.
If your body is in need of something a little gentler and more therapeutic, The Haven is LIB’s hub for all things Healing Arts. The Haven hosts trained therapists and world-class practitioners in an array of modern and ancient modalities, offering affordable sessions throughout the weekend such as massage, acupressure, oracles and energy work. Come soothe your soul, nourish those aching muscles, reboot, and recharge! Be sure to book treatments in advance as they fill up fast!
Sometimes all it takes to revitalize the body is to simply spend some time in the water! So bring your swimsuits and towels and take a dip in the lake or hop in a relaxing shower. LIB highly encourages attendees to participate in swimming and/or showering to cool down from the heat.
photo by Don Idio
At LIB, we emphasize the importance of mental health! Peace of mind is the ultimate state of pure happiness and bliss! LIB’s Self-Love and Healing workshops provide ample opportunities for mind expansion and growth.
LIB is a center of learning and culture. Taking the time to expand your mind by attending talks like “Psilocybin, Neurogenesis and the Mycology of Universal Consciousness” with Paul Stamets and “Visionary Culture” with Alex Grey & Allyson Grey will allow your experience to continue beyond the festival. Attending a music festival can be very stimulating and requires a lot of stamina and energy. Learning about your inner magic at through workshops like “Radical Acceptance: Shadow Work” can help you rest your body, refocus your mind, and reactivate your inner strength!
And of course one of the best ways to show love to your mind – meditation. Visit Mediation Grove and partake in a breathwork and energy healing group meditation hosted by Millana Snow, or simply find a quiet place by the lake to sit with yourself for a while. Practicing mindfulness mid-fest is one of the best ways to clear your head and prepare for a night full of being present with yourself and others.
LIB also features many spaces to relax and unwind – tea houses and enchanting pockets of magic waiting to be explored around every bend. More than a festival, LIB is an experience in a way of living with body, mind, heart and imagination expressed to the fullest.
photo by Michael Drummond
header photo by Aaron Glassman