Wellness program

Staying active and getting outdoors is an essential part of the Cradle Mountain Film Festival experience. We’ve expanded the opportunities to do this and intersperse some new ways to meet people, learn a new skill, and be physical in a beautiful environment.

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Dove Lake Classic Trail Run - 14km

Hosted by Endorfun, this super popular timed run is limited to 100 runners (and sold out in 2018). Start with an early morning shuttle from the Ranger’s Station to Dove Lake, then run a quick lap around the Lake and up the Cradle Valley Board Walk to finish at the Ranger Station.

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Acro-Yoga and Nature Movement

Foundations of Flight - AcroYoga. AcroYoga combines the connection and presence of Yoga with the balance and playfulness of acrobatics together with the therapeutics of Thai Massage. In this two hour workshop we will explore the foundations of this amazingly playful practice. Every step of the way will be explained so that you will confidently and safely learn how to base, fly, and spot. Come laugh, learn and play with Scott in the Foundations of Flight AcroYoga Workshop.

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ColD water Therapy - Wim Hof Method

Join local accredited Wim Hof practitioner, Piet Blokker, for this 1.5 hour introduction to the benefits and techniques of the Wim Hof Method. Developed by the Dutch Iceman himself, there are loads of health benefits from learning how to safely and gently expose yourself to cold water...and where better to do it than the Cradle Mountain Film Festival in late March?

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Nia is a graceful, mindful, cardio movement practice that blends the dance arts, healing arts and martial arts. Powerful and flowing movements to upliting music - Nia is grounding, energising, fun and deeply soothing. A mind, body, spirit conditioning that will leave you feeling radiant, strong and connected. 

Nia is for everybody and all levels of fitness.

Bring your joyous spirit to the dance floor in the Forest Yurts!

Meet your instructors

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Piet Blokker

Before finding the Wim Hof Method in 2013, at the age of 50, Piet was suffering some serious health issues including lymphoma and the after-affects of the cancer: rheumatoid arthritis.

He was told that rheumatoid arthritis would be part of his life until the end of his time on this planet, but after one month of WHM his arthritis had almost disappeared. His health rapidly improved and today Piet can honestly say he's healthier, stronger and happier than when he was 30! He is one of the first Officially Qualified Wim Hof Method Instructors in Australia.

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Scott Cashins

Scott is fascinated by the role of movement in our lives. From its deep roots in human evolution and culture, to its importance in our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing, to the anatomy of movement, and how our joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons are meant to function and keep functioning at a high level, even as we get older. As a teacher, Scott studies methods to rediscover, in a modern context, our bodies deep potential as the greatest all-around movers on the planet and is dedicated to helping everyone build healthy, fluid, adaptable bodies along side flexible and peaceful minds.  He is Co-founder of Threads Tasmania (www.threadstasmania.com).

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Hayley Crawford

”I am so excited to be part of the Cradle Mountain Film Festival and to share Nia – the Joy of Movement – with you all.

I am passionate about wellbeing, dance, community, nature, art and self-expression. I have always been athletic and love moving my body. For the last 10 years I have been exploring various forms of dance. In 2017 I discovered Nia in a yoga magazine and began my training to be a Nia Teacher soon after. I started teaching Nia in July 2018 in Launceston.

I really look forward to meeting you and sharing the magic of Nia!  And to growing our Nia community in Tasmania.”

The ultimate adventure experience….canyoning with Cradle Mountain Canyons