Local yogis are in for a treat during September, when the inaugural Mandurah Yoga Festival opens its doors.
The festival, created by Rosie Richards who also runs the Bendigo Yoga Festival and Yamba Yoga Festival, is a state first.
Organisers promise a two-day celebration jam-packed with yoga and mindfulness on September 29-30.
The festival will feature more than 15 yoga instructors from the local area and beyond.
A diverse program of 30 classes will allow participants to embrace a variety of yoga styles in classes suitable for beginners and seasoned yoga students of any age.
The festival will be held at the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre.
Ms Richards said she couldn’t think of a better spot than Mandurah to host the exciting event.
“Mandurah offers a unique combination of world-class facilities, a picturesque setting and many talented local yogis,” she said.
“With the city being open-minded and willing to try something new it a perfect setting for the festival.”
She said the festivals helped enable local yoga instructors’ business to connect with visitors and the wider yogic community.
“The Mandurah Yoga Festival offers you a chance to sample a wide range of experiences with interactive workshops of different styles of Yoga, Soundbaths and mindfulness classes, that aren’t available in our daily lives, honour yourself by participating and soaking up the knowledge that this incredible weekend has to offer,” she said.
“The Yoga Festival is about, connecting with your local community of like-minded people, awakening to your true potential and expanding your mind, body and spirit. It’s a festival for nurturing yourself so you can embrace the future.
“The Yoga festival also offers workshops for you to take away knowledge and start your own daily practice of Yoga.”
The cost to attend the festival will be $35 for one day and $65 for a two-day pass.
Tickets are available online or at the door.
For more information visit www.mandurah.yogafestival.com.au.