A weekend spent entirely invested in wellness has left me feeling extremely inspired. When I purchased my weekend ticket to WellFest 2017 I wasn’t 100% sure what I was going to be attending. In all honesty I saw that The Body Coach was headlining and I instantly bought my weekend pass.
When the timetable was released I couldn’t believe the variety of classes and activities going on over the two days. I always wanted to try yoga and tap into the ‘mindfulness’ trend that seems to be getting more and more popular.
My usual choice of workout is mostly high intensity, I would spin a few mornings a week before work and YouTube Joe Wicks HIITs at home when I can’t make it to gym. Some friends and myself went along to WellFest with an open mind to try new methods of exercise.
Not only did we have the opportunity to train with the biggest names in fitness, but we also met so many like-minded people. I attended talks by motivational coach Enda McNulty, sports psychologist Gerry Hussey and so many more. These talks are what left me feeling truly inspired – exploring why physical activity is so important and why it’s essential to look after our minds as well. I thought this element was amazing and so well done with the different topics of talks on offer.
I also got to practice with some of the best yoga teachers in Ireland as well as world-renowned yogi’s. Being new to yoga wasn’t an issue; I didn’t feel out of depth or stick out like a sore thumb. The practices were open for all levels, with the teachers encouraging you to flow at your own ability.
Since attending WellFest I have purchased a membership at Yoga Dublin that I make sure I go to at least twice a week. Having learnt so much from the WellTalk area I’m also trying my best to take a step back from technology in the evenings, put time aside for meditation and continue educating myself on different aspects of wellness that interest me.
The energy that was surrounding WellFest was really special, thousands of people, all health conscious, working out and learning all things wellness in Herbert Park. What an uplifting, positive event! Already looking forward to 2018.