10 Reasons Why You Should Attend MURFEST 2016

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Now in its 3rd edition, MURFEST is bigger than ever, with an amazing line-up of world class presenters, a market place of health and wellness, a dance fitness party and more, happening from the 4th to 6th of November 2016. Opening its doors at the grounds of MaTic on Jalan Ampang, Murfest is your retreat to the city as you experience the most wholesome approach to wellness in Malaysia. If you ever needed a reason to come to Murfest this year, here are our top 10 reasons!

1) FREE Workshops

Yes, you read that right! You can experience some of the workshops for absolutely free via the Community Pavilion. All you need to do is arrive early and register yourself for a spot at the workshop of your choice, and you may just have a chance to try something new like Fly Yoga or Capoeira for absolutely no cost.

Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook
Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook

2) Over 80 Workshops by 30 Master Presenters!

With 3 days of workshops and over 8 workshop rooms offering sessions every hour, enjoy a buffet of amazing classes from yoga, dance and movement workshops as well as talks and more, all happening under one roof.

Try something new today; such as new-age classes such as Fly Yoga and Hula Hooping. Or perhaps you’d like to try folkloric dance and art-forms such as Cuban Rumba or Capoeira.

Other sessions from the daily 25+ workshops include:
a) Awaken your Radiant Self
b) Ageless Living
c) Explore your Body Type
d) Breath of Bliss
e) The Feminine Super Woman

Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook
Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook

3) Full Access Passes from as low as RM160!

Whether you want to just enjoy a taster of Murfest with a one-day pass; or would like to spend the weekend attending workshops; or perhaps you’re a health buff who can’t wait to spend 3 whole days of active living; Murfest has the pass for you!

Enjoy a full-access pass to workshops and talks along with the marketplace and other attractions at Murfest, with the ticket to suit your schedule.

Festival ticket options include the

  • 1-day Escape pass (RM160),
  • 2-day Explore pass (Saturday & Sunday; RM275) and the
  • Full 3-day Experience pass (RM359).
  • Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook
    Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook

    4) FREE entry to the Just Be market @ MURFEST

    Open to members of the public, the Just Be marketplace is a signature feature at MURFEST, featuring unique products and services including delicious healthy food and drink, carnival games and entertainment and spa relaxation treatments. Whether you want to grab a bite in between your active day at MURFEST, or interested in organic and spa products such as soaps, the Just Be market has it all.

    Enjoy complementary services such as pulse reading, body electrical reading, electro muscle stimulation workouts, and more; and be prepared to have your tastebuds teased with the food sampling you can expect from our healthy food and snack vendors.

    Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook
    Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook

    5) Dance your heart out with GLO KL: Dance Fitness Party!

    Literally “glow in the dark” as you dance to the Saturday night lights of KL city centre. Dance fitness, Zumba and Salsation lovers can rejoice at the exciting dance fitness party that will get you grooving to the backdrop of KLCC skyline.

    Confirmed Master Trainers include Luis Calanche from Cuba, DJ Yo Yo from Cuba and Caro B from Australia. They will be supported by local champions and crowd favourites: Eka Yahya, Chacha Garza, ZIN Ramizah Kamis and ZIN Hanif Shawn. It’ll be 2 hours of fun and dance with glow-in-the-dark apparel and accessories.

    This standalone concert at Murfest has tickets priced at RM55 with student tickets at RM35 and includes a set of glowsticks.

    Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook
    Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook

    6) Experience a Yoga Lover’s Paradise!

    Experience a wide variety of yoga workshops including healing yoga, Breath of Bliss, advanced Vinyasa Yoga, pre- and post-natal yoga, as well as the usual Hatha and Manasa yoga. A big hit from last year’s edition, take flight with Fly Yoga as you strap in and suspend yourself under the direction of experienced instructors.

    Yoga Certification courses will also be available by senior instructors from the USA and Australia.

    Expect some of the most impressive names from the global yoga world including Simon Borg-Olivier from Australia, Tymi Howard from USA/Canada, Christabel Zamor from Hawaii USA, alongside local favourites Ninie Ahmad and Reiko Soo.

    Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook
    Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook
    Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook

    7) Get moving to the beat!

    Get your dance on to a wide variety of modern and folkloric dance! Ever wanted to learn Latin styles such as Cuban Rumba, or perhaps get a feel of Latin hip hop with some Reggaeton? How about dancing up a sweat to Zumba, or getting a dance workout to the new craze of Salsation? Look no further to find all these dance styles at one location!

    And brand new this year: Hula hooping! Let Mishie Hoops from Australia/Bali loop you into her ‘hoopography’ as you explore this fun dance style!

    Also dip your toes into the famed Brazilian art of Capoeira, with everyone’s favourite locally-based Brazilian instructors Pimbal Rubens and Lilica Vargas.

    Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook
    Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook

    8) Witness an entry to the Malaysia Book of Records!

    The grounds of MaTiC are going to be rumbled by the sounds of percussionists attempting an entry to the Malaysian Book of Records.

    Come move to the beat and watch the amazing assembly of drummers who will play various percussions in unison for an official record attempt.

    Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook
    Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook

    9) Attend specialised wellness talks by qualified experts

    Let your body take a breather between all the active workshops, and enjoy access to specialised talks on wellness.

    Aromatheraphy and Raw Food Consultant Elke Wollschon will be conducting a workshop on essential oils, a not-to-be-missed session for aromatherapy lovers. Those looking to find solutions to healthy eating can attend the workshop discussing digestive health by Naturopath from USA/Bali Dr Andrea Davis. There will also be a self-improvement session on Empowerment and Stress Management by local darling Jojo Struys.

    Image Credit: Elke Wollschon's Instagram
    Image Credit: Elke Wollschon’s Instagram

    10) Let music heal your soul

    Music doesn’t just enlighten, it heals. Experience music therapy via workshops conducted by musicians from USA, Iran as well as Malaysia.

    Keep a lookout for the Gong Therapy session by Reiki master Anne Fong Braillard.

    Image Credit: Anne Fong Braillard
    Image Credit: Anne Fong Braillard

    For more information, surf over to the Murfest website and/or social media pages.