Tranquil woodlands and the warm autumn sun, set the scene for the 3rd annual Seven Sisters Festival at Mt Martha on the weekend and RPP FM presenter Debra Mar visited this wonderful event to find out what the excitement was all about.
Women from all around Australia, all walks of life and all ages united for this 3 day festival to celebrate their mind, body and soul in surrounds resembling a colourful post-modern medieval village.
I interviewed Festival Director and Creatress Dr Lauren Woodman who explained after treating women in her Melbourne Osteopath Clinic, she realized many did not have an outlet to engage with other women on a spiritual, wellbeing and nourishing level. Hence Seven Sisters Festival was born with indirect overtones of Pleiades, within the Constellation of Taurus and the touching Seven Sisters story from Greek mythology.
Lauren also explained that the festival is a safe environment where woman can be themselves and share similar experiences and a great opportunity to network. All this and more can be heard on a pre-recorded interview of Lauren and can be heard on The Breakfast Table on Tuesday, 1 April at 8.20am.
There are many activities, workshops, classes to choose from including Yoga & meditation, sacred weaving, celebrating motherhood, soul circles drumming, Salutation to the Moon, talks on women’s health and so much more. You can partake in a bit of retail therapy at the market place of just find your find your special place among the trees to mediate or simply chill out.
Not to mention the delicious food that fills and feeds the soul!
With an alcohol and drug free environment and no male reference this event is not to be missed to come together in sisterhood and focus on you!
The festival will be held again in Mt Martha late March 2015. For more details visit sevensisterfestival.com
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Words & Photography Debra Mar
Pictured: Toni from Brunswick and Festival Director and Creatress Dr Lauren Woodman enjoying the tranquillity at the Seven Sisters Festival.