Nourish your mind and body at yoga and wellness events
SINGAPORE – Large-scale wellness and fitness events have been canceled or reduced over the past two years due to social distancing rules during the Covid-19 pandemic.
With most restrictions lifted, such events are back and many focus in particular on nourishing the mind and body.
One such event is this year’s Yogafest World Edition, which organizers say is the first large-scale in-person yoga event since the pandemic.
This year’s Yogafest comes after its last physical edition was held in 2019 at Guoco Tower with 2,600 attendees.
In 2020, the festival went virtual with over 5,000 attendees and no events were scheduled for last year.
This event, which will be held this weekend at the Palawan Green in Sentosa, will feature 20 classes taught by yoga teachers from countries including Canada and the United States.
Other fitness events that have been suspended will also be held in person for the first time this year.
For example, OCBC Cycle, held last month, again offered in-person rides after moving to a virtual format for the past two years due to the pandemic.
Run For Light was also held at Punggol Waterway Park last month following a virtual edition of the race last year.
This year’s global edition of Yogafest will feature mass yoga sessions as well as handstand and meditation classes.
The highlight of the festival is the AcroYoga Village, which will provide participants with a space to perform a combination of yoga and acrobatics known as acroyoga.
Organizer and founder of Yogafest World Edition, Ms. Tricia Fok, 44, who is an avid yogi and acroyoga, says she is looking forward to developing a wellness community.
“A lot of people have missed the physical interaction and camaraderie of our yoga community at festivals, especially our acroyoga circle, which is partner-based and more social activity,” she says.
With wellbeing becoming a priority during the pandemic following periods of isolation and disruption that have damaged people’s mental health, some have also introduced new events.