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Sunday 19 August 2018

10 things worth experiencing at Body & Soul

1 THE QUEENS OF NEON GO WILDSIDE A five-course dinner in the woodlands. The collaboration between Queens of Neon and Wildside Catering is a celebration of Irish wild foods and promises to be a culinary experience like no other. €55, booking essential.

2 BOUNDLESS BATHING Kick back in the wood-fired hot tub while sipping homemade lemonade. Additional features include bespoke changing rooms and wood-fired showers. Fluffy towels and swimwear are provided, should you forget yours.

3 GUILT-FREE FOOD Nourish your body with a smorgasbord of nutritious yet delicious fare at Natasha's Living Food Emporium. Expect super power cacao smoothies and an 'all night long' love drink!

4 ATTEND THE MASQUERADE BALL In the twilight hours of Saturday, in the Walled Gardens, don a carnevale-style mask and costume and twist and twirl beneath the stars.

5 THE LATIN QUARTER The new Latin stage, Casa Habana, in association with Havana Club, features live acts, drumming workshops and a menu of chilled Mojitos and Daiquiris.

6 HOLISTIC HAVEN Thirty on-site therapists will be offering full body massage, aromatherapy, reflexology and Reiki, among other therapies. Otherwise, you can stretch, twist and gyrate with yoga, samba, belly dancing and hula dancing classes.

7THEATRE IN THE ROUND Expect mini-plays, spoken word, acrobatics, jugglers, fire-breathers and stilt- walkers roaming around the festival grounds.

8 INSTALLATIONS Marvel at the site's permanent and new installations by Burning Man artists Gerard Minakawa and SHRINE. And make sure to check out the phantasmagorical creations of wood sculptor, Christy Collard.

9 BOG PEOPLE The Bog Cottage/Rambling House & Health Spa includes traditional breads and refreshments by day, and foot spas, soaks and rubs at night.

10 SOUL KIDS There is a designated area for children. Soul Kids offers singing, drumming and dancing classes, puppetry and fairy tales in a magical realm just for little ones.

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