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Mindfulness + Sauna and Plunge


Dr Larissa Bartlett

Currently the Mind Games Research Fellow (Mental Health) at the University of Tasmania’s Menzies Institute for Medical Research, Larissa’s research spans workplace mental health, behaviour change, wellbeing and mindfulness. She is co-lead of the WorkSafe Tasmania Working Well study, which is benchmarking organisational capabilities for looking after employee mental health. Larissa has published promising evidence on the effects of workplace mindfulness training on stress, quality of life and mental health, the role of mindfulness in social contexts, and on things we can do in daily life to reduce the risk of developing dementia. Larissa teaches mindfulness in community settings and for organisations, and provides consulting and contract research services that aim to improve mental health and wellbeing.


Mawson Place

Australia’s gateway to Antarctica will be transformed into a bustling Antarctic outpost as Beaker Street’s ‘Hobartica’.

Mawson Place, Hobart 7000
(03) 6238 2765


Waterside Pavilion has level access, however some ‘Hobartica’ elements such as the sauna and plunge will have steps. For particular accessibility concerns, please contact [email protected]

Eat and drink

The McHenry Distillery Antarctic Lounge and Observatory, located in the Waterside Pavilion, will be serving up Tassie’s finest range of whisky, gin, and beers, as well as a special range of Antarctic cocktails. For a snack, head to one of the neighbouring restaurants and cafes. 

A Seat at the Table

Beaker Street Festival’s pay-it-forward initiative, A Seat at the Table, helps make our science and art offerings accessible to those who can’t afford to purchase a ticket. When you buy a ticket you have the option to donate towards the cost of a stranger’s ticket. You won’t know who you’ve helped, but your donation will go directly towards allowing someone else to access this great event. All donations $2 and over are tax-deductible.

If you’d like to request one or two free tickets, please let us know. If we can offer you a seat, we’ll notify you by email.

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