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Time to celebrate wellness for mind, body and spirit

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Our wellbeing and a strong physical and emotional core have been rather important during the past two years with the pandemic shaking up our lives. It shouldn’t of course take a global health crisis to shine the focus on wellness yet now, more than ever, its value is vital. Always an advocate for our inner and outer wellbeing, a new edition of the Mind, Body & Spirit Festival will be held this month in Limassol, with all of its usual feel-good events!

After a two-year break, the MBS team is finally preparing for a great gathering and a weekend of expansion for the MBS friends and followers. And that’s not just bendy yogis, vegans and spiritual teachers. If you have been to any of the MBS festivals either in Nicosia or Limassol during their 19-year run, you would have seen that they are a place for all, even if you can’t do a downward dog with your knees straight.

This newest edition will again take place at the St Raphael Resort and Marina on November 20 and 21 with 80 classes and seminars, music and a market with plenty of goodies to browse.

“During the pandemic and the lockdown periods,” said festival founder Marilena Angelides “many people were affected on a physical and emotional level. There was an increase in isolation and stress in many people’s lives. That’s why people need more than ever to focus on their wellbeing and regain all the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. By improving our physical and psychological condition we enjoy our lives more.”

And that’s what the 2021 festival aims to do. A variety of new sessions are included in this new edition of the MBS programme such as Sound healing sessions, Cacao Ceremonial Circles, handpan music and Kritan yoga, which Marilena explains helps people experience heart uniting and deep healing without doing physical exercise. Dance sessions are also a new addition to the festival which the Bodyland movement exploration workshop aims to introduce on November 20, as well as the ecstatic dance and Chakra dance sessions.

Besides the classes and the signature marketplace with over 70 vendors, the festival also offers workshops with a more holistic approach. Yiannis Michael for example, a holistic psychologist-bioresonance therapist will present a lecture on how to release trapped emotions that can cause anxiety, fear and panic attacks. Dr Anna Pavlina Charalambous will discuss how we can prevent the emergence of mental health problems while Dr Andry Sophocleous will give a talk on the rise of Green and slow beauty discussing what the term means and what toxic substances known to be harmful to the human body should be avoided. The full two-day programme can be found online in the festival’s magazine.

There is something for all at the Mind, Body & Spirit Festival and after the year we have had it comes at a perfect time. “We are so happy to reunite after two years,” says Marilena. “Our Wellbeing is connected to the quality of our life despite the external conditions. People should always focus on their wellbeing – mind, body and spirit – so they can have a balance in their life which leads to our purpose in life to be happier.”


Mind, Body & Spirit Festival

Annual wellbeing festival with workshops, seminars, music and more. November 20-21. St Raphael Resort and Marina, Limassol. €10 per day, free entrance for children under 12 years old. Facebook page: @mindbodyspiritcyprus

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