An exciting weekend filled with wellness and lifestyle programmes, dance and music is about to take place at the Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside and the Marina Putrajaya this coming 7th t0 9th November 2014!
The Malaysian Urban Retreat Festival 2014 or MURFEST 2014 will showcase well-renowned names and brands in the wellness, music as well as health industries. Aspiring to be Malaysia’s largest wellness, music and dance festival, MURFEST will be graced with the presence of the world’s leading yoga instructors, traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners, meditation experts, healing enthusiasts, musical acts, and inspiring speakers as well as exhibitors, who will weave their expertise at the event.
MURFEST 2014 is aimed at creating awareness amongst visitors in the areas of wellness, fitness and healing while enjoying the weekend treating themselves. It also supports the call by the Minister of Youth and Sports YB Tuan Haji Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar, through Malaysia’s own Fit Malaysia programme, as a holistic retreat cum holiday destination.
Daytime workshops during the three-day festival will include different classes from various categories comprising of yoga, music and dance. There will also be a Wellness and Healing Vendor Village that will promote Malaysian-made health and wellness products as well as alternative Indian, Malay and Chinese medicines.
Yoga workshops and healing therapies during the day will be conducted by world renowned practitioners like Manish Goyal from India, Rachael Fallon, Konstantin Miachin from Canada, Rebecca Pflaum and Cat Kabira from USA, and not forgetting our very own homegrown Ninie Ahmad, Josephine Chan and Sandhya Manoj from Malaysia.
The music and dance elements of MURFEST will highlight a multi-disciplinary approach encompassing Latin, Afro, Cuban, Jazz, Folk and Malaysian styles. There will be exciting Drum Circles and percussion workshops, traditional and ethnic dance workshops, demonstrations by solo musicians and Belly Dancing as well as Capoeira and Zumba workshops.
Performers include Shervin Boloorian from Iran showcasing Tama-Do (Way of the Soul), Jody Lloyd performing electronic vibrational healing sounds, Hannah Kamal from Malaysia showcasing Zumba, Jocelyn Gordon from Bermuda, Nancy Bakshy, an Iranian belly dancing performer and teacher extraordinaire, Mayur Vaidya and Sachin Shinde from India, who are both popular choreographers and teachers for a variety of dance forms.
The highlight of MURFEST 2014 is the URBANITE CONCERT at Marina Putrajaya on November 7 and 8, featuring a two-night mini concert by bands and solo artists around the world including Malaysian artistes Amir Yussof, Russell Curtis, Christian Theseira and Atilia Haron.
Other attractions in store for visitors include folk dances, modern dances, an urbanite bazaar and a food pavilion. The URBANITE on Saturday, 8th November 2014, will be promoting Malaysian Batik and visitors are encouraged to wear some element of batik.
MURFEST 2014 is set to be a truly unique Malaysian event and hopes to be a source of inspiration and motivation to all visitors to stay healthy, happy and self-enlightened. MURFEST 2014 is fully supported by the Malaysian Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysian Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Perbadanan Putrajaya, and many other government agencies.
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