Ma­jor yoga festival on its way to Tralee

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS - By FER­GUS DEN­NEHY

TRALEE is set to host a ma­jor yoga fes­ti­vals this week­end and or­gan­is­ers are hop­ing that peo­ple will over­come their trep­i­da­tion and join in on the fun.

Run­ning in the Ashe Ho­tel on Saturday Oc­to­ber 14 and Sun­day Oc­to­ber 15, Maeve Fer­ris and Cara Wal­lace, who to­gether make up ‘Golden Pear Yoga’, are the brains be­hind the festival.

“I was trav­el­ling all over to Cork, Dublin and Gal­way for fes­ti­vals and I just thought to my­self ‘why don’t we just try and hold one here in Kerry?,” said Maeve, talk­ing to The Ker­ry­man on Thursday.

“We’ve great fa­cil­i­ties here that could cater for it [fes­ti­vals] and judg­ing by how busy our classes have been over the last few weeks, there’s def­i­nitely an ap­petite for yoga here in Kerry,” she con­tin­ued.

“A lot of peo­ple too that come to our classes, they might only see one style of yoga and so with this festival, the aim is try and broaden peo­ples hori­zons as to what else is out there.”

Maeve says that no mat­ter what your age or abil­ity, there will be some­thing for ev­ery­one to take part in over the week­end.

Vinyasa yoga work­shops, bal­ance and in­ver­sion classes, lec­tures on healthy eat­ing, a yoga dance party and guided med­i­ta­tion are just some of the events that will be on of­fer dur­ing the week­end.

“The way that we have set the week­end up, tick­et­ing wise, is that peo­ple can buy a full week­end ticket, a full day ticket or a half day ticket, this means that peo­ple will be able to pick and choose what events they want to do over the two days,” she said.

“Peo­ple have this fear about yoga. They think that they have to be ul­tra flex­i­ble to take part - this couldn’t be fur­ther from the truth, it’s open to ev­ery­one, from be­gin­ner to bof­fin,” she fin­ished.

Tick­ets for the festival can be booked through Event Brite, the link to which can be found through ‘Yoga Fun Festival’ on Face­book; tick­ets cost €150 for a full week­end, €80 for a full day and €45 for a half day.

Maeve Fer­ris and Cara Wal­lace have com­bined their yoga knowl­edge to help set up one of Tralee’s first ever yoga fes­ti­vals - the festival will take place in the Ashe Ho­tel on Oc­to­ber 14 and Oc­to­ber 15.

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