Gathered once again in Cornwall’s Gwel an Mor Resort in Portreath, SpaFest 2023 drew together senior spa professionals and wellness leaders.
In a return to the original, smaller event, founder Amanda Winwood led a programme focused on people, sustainability and health for 65 attendees.
Connections were made through workshops and open discussion, and the emphasis was on the wellbeing industry working together to create a force for good.
Resilience and leadership
Jamie Edwards ran a ‘regroup and reset’ bootcamp. The wellness leadership day included a ‘find your leadership voice’ workshop, followed by a mindful forest walk and sea soul healing session.
“My learnings from SpaFest is that the people who need to be in the room, will be in the room. It’s a timing thing,” he says.
“By working on YOU and filling you’re cup again, you’ll be able invest more of you into work.”
Standing in your light
“We often go to industry events and talk about our operations, but we don’t focus on ourselves,” she says. “SpaFest encouraged me to ask who am I?
“We get so immersed in what we do, we don’t stop to think and reflect. My post SpaFest plan is for more self reflection.”