Yoga fest tipped to draw crowd of 500

Chloe FraserBusselton Dunsborough Times

About 500 people are expected to take part in the inaugural South West Yoga Fest in January.

The full-day festival, held on a property in Cape Naturaliste, will bring together yoga, meditation and mindfulness to create a connection to yoga, culture and adventure in the South West.

The day’s program includes yoga classes, drumming workshops, crystal sound meditation, and health and wellness speakers.

Organiser and Starr Light Yoga owner Heather Starr said the idea started as a pop-up yoga workshop with sportswear supplier lululemon, but expanded into a 500-person yoga festival with a variety of health and wellness stalls.

“It’s about connecting with our community,” she said.

“There will be different types of yoga from different schools as well as meditation, drumming and gongs. We will also have guest speakers talking about how to keep a healthy balance in your life.

“It’s a good way to start the new year not just physically, but mentally.”

Ms Starr said the festival aimed to bring balance to the South West and “yogis” from near and far.

Part proceeds from the event will go to the Zenergy School Program, which will provide yoga mats, classes and workshops to local schools.

The event will be held on Saturday, January 13, from 8am, with children under-12 free. For tickets and full program visit www.southwestyogafest.com.

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