The Rainforest Fringe Festival in Kuching, Sarawak this year (6-15 July) is inviting all festival goers and yoga practitioners to a spiritual retreat in the forest.
The three-day event (9-11 July) is brought in by Under Armour and is meant to introduce Sarawak as an “intact” and “untouched space for a clear mind” says the event’s curator, Joe Sidek.
“We want to promote Sarawak as a destination where all yogis from around the world can converge and use the splendid rainforest as a canvas and home for their retreat,” adds the Penang-based Sidek, who is also director of the George Town Festival.
“Its all about Sarawak, her people, culture, food and history and above all, positioning the state as an international platform.
“What we are doing is to get people who may have not heard about Sarawak before, to become our indirect ambassadors.
“And it is through these international eye-balls and the proud Sarawakians both in Malaysia and elsewhere, that we get to show the world what Sarawak has to offer,” Sidek adds.
The yoga retreat, priced at RM1,600 per person, will be held at Cove 55, billed as an ethnic-inspired hideaway where Mount Santubong welcomes the South China Sea.
The yoga package includes:
• Return ground transfer from town to Cove 55
• 2x nights twin sharing room*
• Meals: 2x breakfast, 1x lunch & 2x dinner
• Yoga sessions by celebrity yoga instructors
And here’s something about the instructors …
Denise Keller is a Singaporean certified yoga instructor, model and former VJ for MTV Asia. She completed her Yoga Alliance 200 hr Teacher Training & Certification with PURE Yoga, and her 300 hr advanced training with Bryce Yoga.
Her other credentials include Yoga Medicine with Tiffany Cruikshank and Pre-natal training with Michelle Papa.
She has conducted large events like the TLC Festival and Soulscape as well as private corportate events and workshops. Learn more about her at her website or Instagram @denisekellerofficial.
Hendri Take is a yoga practitioner and entrepreneur. He is Certified and registered at the Yoga Alliance 200-hour Yoga Flow Teacher Training and Winner of Influence Asia Awards for the category of Health and Fitness back in 2015 in Singapore. Visit Hendri’s blog by clicking here or Instagram @hendritake.
The themes of Hendri’s classes are: Catching Fire and Grow the Strength. Hendri will teach Vinyasa yoga (Strength, balance, and core stabilization).
Some housekeeping notes:
• Please note that no payment will be taken upon initial registration.
• Please note that if you book as an individual you may be assigned a rooming partner. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information.
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(All images courtesy of Joe Sidek)