The 3rd annual MURFEST (Malaysian Urban Retreat Festival) returns with an amazing line-up of world class presenters, a market place of health and wellness with the Just Be Markets @ Murfest, and more, all happening at a brand new KLCC location: stretch out to touch KLCC, and lean back to touch the KL Tower!
1) FREE workshops such as Fly Yoga, dance, and more, by international presenters at the Community Pavilion.
2) FREE marketplace with food & drink, complementary services such as pulse reading, body electrical reading, electro muscle stimulation workouts, and more.
3) Just Be Markets for unique products and services including delicious healthy food and drink, carnival games and entertainment and spa relaxation treatments.
4) 25+ workshops EVERY DAY over 3 days by world class presenters. Sessions include:
a) Awaken your Radiant Self
b) Ageless Living
c) Explore your Body Type
d) Breath of Bliss
e) The Feminine Super Woman
f) Dynamic Rejuvenation and Relaxations
Yoga Certification courses will also be available by senior instructors from the USA and Australia.
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).
5) GLO KL Dance Fitness Party. Join Master Trainers from Cuba and Australia who will lead a night time Zumba, Salsation and dance party.
Whether you are a yogi, dancer, music-lover, healthy-eating enthusiast or simply on a path of self-discovery to try something fun, new, and exciting, Murfest is the place to be this November!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Among the highlights to expect this year from the 80 workshop sessions and over 100 exhibitions offered, are some truly unique experiences by local artists and visiting artists from around the world.
Yoga lovers, there is no other weekend like Murfest in Malaysia! 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.
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.
DANCE & MOVEMENT
Get your groove 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.
Let your body take a breather, 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.
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.
JUST BE MARKETS & SPA 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.
Aching muscles from the workshops? Expect to find free massage samplers and treatments from vendors who will surely entice you with soothing relaxation treatments.
MURFEST: SETTING RECORDS
GLO KL: DANCE FITNESS PARTY
Have an exciting night out of dancing as you glow 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 take place at MaTiC, dancing 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.
DRUMMING UP A RECORD
The grounds of MaTiC are going to be rumbled by the sounds of percussionists attempting an entry to the Malaysian Book of Records. The assembly of drummers will be an official record attempt as they will play various percussions in unison.
SPONSORS & Brand Partners
Murfest would not be possible without the support of sponsors and brands including Sony, Corny, Evian, AIA Vitality, Malaysian Tourism Centre (MaTiC), Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Youth and Sports; and hotel partners Maya Hotel and Concorde.
Brand Partners for Murfest 2016 include Flyoga®, Slimming Sanctuary, Grolier, Manduka (Danivy), Raisin’ The Roof, YOUC100 (EH Beverage), Golden Horse Palace, Lorna Jane, Teh Tarik Place, Dyanna, Happy Fresh, Uber and Cocoa Boutique, and workshop activation partner Panaz.
For more information, surf over to the Murfest website and/or social media pages.