The first port of call for those in need of medical care is the 1st Aid & Medical Tent. Here you’ll find fully qualified paramedics, first aiders, medical herbalists and other health professionals. Our medics have a super speedy fully equipped cycle response service for emergencies, and a holistic approach.
The Welfare Tent, close to 1st Aid, is open 24 hours a day. Caring, experienced practictioners offer practical assistance (dry blankets etc), a listening ear and a safe space.
Our HEALING CIRCLE, on the edge of the camping fields, provides a tranquil space to relax. If you’re lucky there’ll be harp, sitar or flute music wafting on the breeze as you enjoy glorious views across the valley.
The circle has a garden at its centre, flanked by yellow, blue, white and green domes and yurts where Yoga, Chi Gung and Healing Arts workshops take place. Situated around the circle are tents belonging to healers, masseurs and complementary therapists.
Most of the healers and therapists at The Green Gathering work for donations; this is a fantastic opportunity to experience a session with a gifted, qualified practitioner at a fraction of the usual cost. Suggested donations start at £10 for a half hour session, £20 for a full hour; but if you genuinely cannot afford this, just tell the Healer and negotiate.
The Healing Workshops are perfect if you prefer a collective, rather than one-to-one, therapeutic experience. All day, from around 8am, there are free workshops. There are programme boards outside each space, classes last about an hour, and if you’re late it’s usually still ok to join in if you do so sensitively. Kundalini Yoga and Bhajan Chanting are just a couple of the sessions you might discover.