Health & Wellness
Cultivate your mind & body on the farm in 2013. This festival season, we’re expanding our active offerings to include an extensive yoga, meditation & relaxation program, and for the first time ever, an organized race around the festival grounds. That’s just a start. See below to learn more about the ways in which you can stay healthy & happy at Bonnaroo.
The Clean Vibes' Trading Post
Win a Free Ride for 2 to Bonnaroo 2014!
This year welcomes back the Clean Vibes Trading Post, a non-profit project that wants to reward YOU for your green behavior. Help recycle as much as possible at Bonnaroo by turning in cans and bottles—then “trade” those cans and bottles for cool prizes! The cans and bottles become a currency of sort, and the more recycling you collect, the more valuable items you can “purchase.” Bring your cans and bottles to any of the Campground Pods or to the Trading Post in Planet Roo, and “cash them in.”
This year the Clean Vibes’ Trading Post is excited to partner with blu eCigs for the first ever “Cover Your Butt” program to help reduce cigarette butt litter on site. Stop by the Trading Post and pick up a small bag, fill it with cigarette butts, and turn it in for points just like the cans and bottles.
Depending on the number of cans and bottles, or butts, you turn in, you will receive a certain number of point vouchers. Bring your vouchers to the Clean Vibes’ Trading Post in Planet Roo and trade them in for your choice of a variety of awesome prizes– from earth friendly health and beauty products and organic clothing to autographed band merchandise and food vendor vouchers. Cash them in for small stuff or keep collecting points throughout the weekend to “purchase” something big! The person who trades in the most recycling throughout the weekend will receive 2 tickets to next year’s event! RECYCLE & WIN!
The Clean Vibes Trading Post is the non-profit arm of Clean Vibes, a company formed and dedicated to the responsible waste and recycling management of outdoor festivals and events. Clean Vibes has been a part of all of the previous Bonnaroo festivals, handling the trash and recycling management for each event. Over the past eleven years, Clean Vibes has diverted over three and a half million pounds of recyclable and compostable material produced at the festival from the landfill.
Heighten your global consciousness at Planet Roo. In this area you will find a variety of nonprofit organizations committed to protecting our resources, promoting healthy lifestyles and making the world a better place. Learn about issues from global warming to water protection to human rights issues. Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint with the Carbon Shredders. Our friends at Eco-Products have helped us to reduce our overall footprint by supplying our site with 100% compostable cups. Learn the how-to’s and benefits of eating locally, either from your own garden or from local farms, at the Victory Garden workshops. HeadCount has been a mainstay at Bonnaroo since 2004, so don’t forget to stop by their booth in Planet Roo to register vote, volunteer for live music events, and meet the HeadCount crew. Also, don’t forget to bring your old cell phone to the Rock the Earth booth to be recycled for free goodies and entry into the daily drawing for great prizes like CDs, DVDs, live downloads! Both HeadCount and Rock the Earth have opportunities that give you the chance to win tickets to next year’s festival!
In Planet Roo you will find a coffee shop, great meals at The Planet Roo Café (reserve your spot for a locally sourced dinner served at the café!), yoga classes, art and theatre at The Academy, ongoing short films at Planet Documentaries, and of course the ever popular Solar Stage. Be sure to visit Ben & Jerry’s who will be sampling the fabulous Coffee Caramel Buzz ice cream inspired by Bonnaroo!
Solar Stage in Planet Roo
Bonnaroo’s Solar Powered Stage presents an eclectic schedule of music, dance, environmental speakers and interactive entertainment. For the eighth year, Rock the Earth presents an eclectic schedule of music, dance, environmental speakers and interactive entertainment including yoga and other wellness practices. Be sure to check back for the Solar Stage schedule and start planning your visit to Planet Roo. A special thanks to Tree Power & Sound for four great years of providing power for this stage!
Health It Up and Get Your Mind Right @ Yoga-Roo!
Our enhanced yoga sessions were a big hit last year. The second annual yoga curriculum is even more calming, challenging, refreshing, and rewarding. With eclectic classes scheduled Thursday through Sunday, morning to sundown, we are confident you’ll find a program that fits your needs and wants. All classes are free and open to yogis of all levels. Yoga pants are optional, and so are yoga mats (grass is better anyway). Find a full schedule and instructor bios here!
Namaste & Smiles