Back at the beginning of May the #Hbloggers team had the privilege of being official media partners at the very first #HigherSelfie event – an all-day mind body and soul house party, organised by coaches Lucy Sheridan and Jo Westwood in collaboration with Lululemon UK. Fab, co-editor Aliya and I couldn’t wait to head down and soak up all the good vibes!
Higher Selfie was different to most events I’ve been to, as the order of the day wasn’t carefully planned in advance with a curated list of speakers/topics. Instead, the power was given to the audience. We all had the opportunity to submit a 20-minute talk in advance, and on the day we could vote for the talks we wanted to hear. It was super interesting to see all of the different talk outlines and what got the most votes – popular topics included gaining confidence, overcoming fear, and prioritising self-care… but there was also burlesque dancing and using your pets as gurus on the agenda!
Other than the talks, we were treated to an invigorating yoga session over lunchtime with Michael Wong from Boys of Yoga, along with some seriously tasty gyoza by the Rainbo Food truck. The upstairs pop up mall sold out of raw brownies (obviously), and you could also browse mystical artwork by Erin Petson, do some “spiritual shopping” at boutique Celestine Eleven, and even book in tarot readings on the day too.
The day ended with keynote talks from alternative therapist Jody Shield, Numinous founder Ruby Warrington and intuitive mentor and author Rebecca Campbell. Their talks followed a similar theme – following what lights you up, living from the heart and “doing your dharma”. Each speaker shared their own viewpoint and experiences which were all very honest, relatable and not at all preachy. We meditated, we laughed, we danced (well I did something resembling that), a fair few of us cried and we all left with big smiles on our faces.
Take a look at the video for some exclusive interviews and a sneak peek of what we got up to on the day.
All images credited to Beth Crockatt Photography