September, 10 2015
Yoga and Wellness Weekend at Anandamaya Festival

This yoga festival on Sept. 18-20 will leave you healthy, sweaty and smiling.

by Devi Asmarani, Chief Editor
Lifestyle // Health and Beauty
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Looking to spend your weekend away from the mall next week? Here’s a great and healthy idea: the Anandamaya Wellness Festival.
 
The yoga and wellness festival will take place on Sept. 18 to 20 at Waterbom Jakarta, Pantai Indah Kapuk. The three-day event features a strong line-up of international and local yoga teachers as well as body works and healing therapists, and musicians.
 
It offers a range of yoga, pilates and healing classes, as well as discussions on various wellness topics. The yoga teachers include Les Leventhal from the United States, John Ogilvie from Byron Yoga Centre, and Paige Elenson, co-founder of African Yoga Project. Among the prominent local teachers are Yudhi Widdyantoro and Pujiastuti Sindhu.
 
You can choose from a variety of styles of yoga, from vinyasa flow, the meditative yin yoga, the ecstatic practice of kundalini yoga, to the always-playful acroyoga and hoop yoga. At the “healing village”, you can get a shiatsu and Ayurveda therapies or consult with an aroma therapist and sound healer. There will also be tai chi, qigong and meditation classes. Can’t leave your kids at home? Bring them in for a day of yoga and meditation for kids.
 
If you don’t plan to sweat all day, just hang around the lounge area to hear various music performances, or shop for yoga apparels, jewelleries and healthy, organic food food at the market place. The festival also offers community yoga classes for free (or by donation).
 


Anandamaya is founded by Bliss Wellness Co yoga studio and Annabe, the first pilates studio in Jakarta. Some proceed of the event will be channelled for community projects in collaboration with Helping Hands and Gerakan Kepedulian.
 
Tickets currently sell at Rp 800,00 for a day pass, Rp 1.4 million for a weekend pass, and Rp 2 million for the full 3-day pass. Kids Day Yoga Pass is Rp 200,000. If you just want to check out the market place and access community classes, just pay Rp 25,000 admission fee, and if you want access to the market place as well as do water activities at the water park, the ticket is Rp 75,000.
 
Check out this page to see where to buy the tickets. 



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Devi Asmarani is a functional introvert who enjoys mild socializing and dancing to hip hop music every once in a while. She cries when wowed by a movie, a song, a book, an article, a poem, a speech, a TV commercial – basically any work of human's mind that has been exquisitely created.