The wellness festival industry is booming as more and more people look for ways to decompress and unplug from urban stress and find ways to calm the mind. Festivals all over the globe are cropping up and tapping into the yoga, meditation and holistic health-based trends seen everywhere. Here in Malaysia, MURFEST has taken up that mantle and this month it returns for a fifth edition.
The Malaysian Urban Retreat Festival is the country’s largest wellness, music and dance festival, spread over a wholesome three-day weekend that’s open to everyone from first time newbies looking to get their feet wet to hard-core fitness freaks and yogis.
A packed programme of workshops, masterclasses and talks awaits Murfesters, hosted by experts from around the world. Over 80 sessions will take place on the weekend, split into categories that include yoga, fitness, music, dance, healing, lectures and talks centring on self-improvement and self-realisation.
There will also be a number of free workshops held at the Community Pavilion for which no passes are needed. Fancy learning Indian Garba Folk Dance, Latin Reggaeton or acro-yoga? Well, then don’t miss out on these and many more.
On Saturday night, an immersive Sacred Cacao Ceremony and Ecstatic Dance Flow Party will help cleanse auras, while Sunday morning will see the best Salsation instructors in the country get together for an amazing concert. Finally, the traditional drum circle will cap off the weekend in a unifying burst of energy designed to make everyone dance, move, sing and chant as instructors, presenters and attendees come together.
With all that in mind, take some time to be kind to yourself and enhance your mind-body connection at MURFEST this month!
WHERE eCity Hotel @ OneCity, Jalan USJ 25/1, Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan
WHEN 10am-6.15pm (Nov 2), 9am-6.30pm (Nov 3), 8.30am-6.30pm (Nov 4)
ADMISSION RM99-RM159 (masterclasses and individually-priced sessions), RM199 (Saturday or Sunday, one day full workshop pass), RM359 (full weekend pass)
TEL 016 661 0262