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Knowledge - 06/08/18

7 Wellness Festivals to Attend Post Wellfest

Wellfest has come and gone and like many, we have mixed emotions. It was an amazing weekend, another one that will live long in the memory. Nonetheless, there is that tinge of sadness that it’s gone for another year.

Not to worry, having been bitten by the fitness festival bug we decided to compile a list of some similar events coming up. We love a good music festival but these are something different. The type of social weekends that leave you more energized on Monday than you were on Friday. I’m sure most festival revelers will agree, that’s quite an unusual feeling.

Weekends like this should be experienced more often. So, here are seven re-energizing fitness events that we cannot wait to attend in Ireland this Summer.



1. EarthSong: 15-17 June, Glendree, Co Clare
Earthsong is a unique type of music festival that is much like a summer camp for adults. There is no alcohol, late night noise or electric music. Earthsong is held in the secluded fields of Glendree and was created to help its attendees reconnect with nature. The festival was developed by drum teacher John Bowker and is unlike anything else in Ireland.
Patrons can enjoy days full of yoga, chanting, drum circles, dancing, indigenous songs from foreign cultures and more. It is something a little different that will introduce you to a whole new way of thinking and living.

What better way to escape and re-energize.



2. Dublin Yoga & Vegan Festival: June 10 Trinity College Grounds, Dublin
This is a first of its kind for Dublin. The event is organized by Yogific and promises something really special. The one day event includes over 30 different yoga and meditation classes, interactive workshops, talks and more.

Of course, there will be plenty of great food to enjoy also. It is the first time that Yogific has brought this event to Dublin but the event has taken place in other parts of Europe with brilliant reviews. We are excited to check it out.



3. Mourne International Walking Festival: 22-24 June, Co Down
We often take for granted just how great a place Ireland is for walking and hiking. This festival celebrates that fact by offering a plethora of hikes in the beautiful surroundings of the Mourne Mountains.

The event lasts three days and attendees can take in some amazing scenery while mingling with fellow hiking enthusiasts. The festival is internationally recognized and a real highlight for the walking community. Besides, this is the land of the Game of Thrones, who wouldn’t want to hike through that? (While we’re on that topic, fans of GoT might like to check out the Game of Thrones Tours)


4. West Cork Yoga Festival: Aug 3 - 5, Ballydehob, Cork
The West Cork Yoga Festival is a three day fully immersive retreat. Experienced teachers and practitioners share their knowledge on all things meditation, yoga and spirituality. There is a heavy schedule of events over the three days so you really get your money’s worth.

For any yoga enthusiasts we definitely recommend this unique experience.




5. 53 Degrees North Adventure Festival: Aug 4 - 5, Lacken, Blessington, Wicklow
Fitness festival enthusiasts will be spoiled for choice on the weekend of the August bank holiday. As well as the West Cork Yoga Festival mentioned above, there will be a weekend full of activity as 53 Degrees North hold their first ever adventure festival.

Experience two days of camping, hiking, hill walking, mountain biking, archery, axe-throwing, climbing, kayaking, wake-boarding, sailing, yoga & pilates. There will also be a number of different talks, live music and much more.

All this will be set amongst the stunning scenery of the “Garden of Ireland”. Not a bad way to spend a weekend.



6. Soul Space: 22 Sep 2018, Claregalway Castle, Galway
Soul Space is a brand new festival created by Miriam Kerins and Gerry Hussey, the incredible minds behind ‘The Awakening’. Gerry is a well known sports psychologist while Miriam is a qualified pharmacist, integrated wellness coach and yoga instructor. Both recently drew massive audiences to their talks at Wellfest 2018.

Soul Space is an accumulation of all their experience which will focus on the three pillars of mind, body and spirit. Soul Space is billed as a "powerful, immersive one day event that delivers a synergy of remarkable workshops held by leading minds in mental, physical, spiritual and human performance." Gerry and Miriam will be giving talks on the day. Other speakers scheduled include Brent Pope, Alison Canavan, Sile Seogie amongst many other industry leaders.



7. The #SummerStretch Series 2018 in Association With Healthcoach by Laya Healthcare
Of course, at Gym+Coffee, we want to help re-energize our community all summer long. Just like last year, we are holding free outdoor workouts for ten weekends in a row. The sessions will be held each Sunday morning until the end of July.

Check out our Events Page, to find details on our latest events.

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