At a loose end this weekend and wondering what’s on? Not any more! We’ve rounded up the best wellness-inspired events taking place around the country
Wondering what’s on this weekend and where to go that won’t involved a load of drinks? We’ve got you covered. From the last WellFest Summer Tour to an intimate evening with Donal Skehan, there’s something for everyone.
What’s on in Galway?
KBC presents the WellFest Summer Tour @ Salthill Park
The is it, the last KBC summer tour event. And we’re sad! But not that sad, because it’s going to be incredible! Join us for our last event of the summer as we’re put through our paces with a dance cardio session from Fearless Moves; enjoy a yoga flow from Julie B; a bodyweight circuit with Tom Dalton AND a nutrition and wellness talk from Brian Keane and Orla Walsh. Unfortunately we’re completely sold out, but, waitlist places are still available and you never know!
Saturday, September 8 from 10am – 2pm. Attendance is free and you can register your place here
UPDATE: the event is now fully booked! A waitlist is now operating on the event page which you can find via the link in bio👌🏼 ❗️Registration for our summer tour finale in Galway with @kbcbankireland Ireland is now LIVE via the link in our stories🎉 . Join us on 8 September in Salthill Park for the fifth and final summer tour pop-up with @fearless.moves, @nat_tilly, @td_performance, @brian_keane_fitness, @orlawalshnutrition, @juliebyoga, @fulfil_nutrition, @gleniskinsta, @bella_bites_ and @skinnymalinkys😎 . Please note WellFesters, spaces are extremely limited and are first come first served. A waitlist will operate when all the places have been filled. We can't wait to see everyone in Galway🙌🏼 #WellFestSummerTour
What’s on in Dublin?
Image presents an evening with Donal Skehan @ The Alex Hotel
Happy Friday! First week of shooting new TV series nearly done! Can’t wait for you guys to see this one, it’s one of the first few that our new production company @weareappetite has made- set up with @robinmurr4y & @m_dillon99 who’ve been directing and shooting me for the last 8 years! We’ve custom built the kitchen and it’s such a cool space to work in- you can see some of the behind the scenes on my story! 👍🏼🙌🏼🇮🇪🎥🎉
Ashtanga Immersion With Kino MacGregor @ New Sports Hall, Bray
Ashtanga queen Kino MacGregor is back for her yearly Irish workshop, this year focusing on a three-day immersion.
Classes are designed to be both useful independently and as a set upon which to build, with each one slightly differently focused around the students’ need. All classes are rooted in both traditional yoga philosophy and the real-world application of the ancient teachings. Kino’s experience as a devoted practitioner for over 20 years and multiple trips to India combined with her relatable approach to yoga make her workshops unparalleled in the global yoga community.
Friday, September 6 – Sunday, September 8. Workshops are priced at €275 for all three or €60 each and can be booked here
If you’re feeling down, it can be hard to believe that things will get better. But sooner or later the tides always turn. Sometimes I get so bummed out about things that didn’t work out that I just feel overwhelmed by the heaviness of it all. _ If life has you feeling short-changed, like all your dreams are being lived by other people and that you got the short end of the stick, it can be hard to believe in yourself. When all the people who say that the universe has your back are privileged people who seem to have it all, it can feel like an insult. I mean, it sure does look like the universe has THEIR back, but what about you? I get it. _ When you’re faced with devastating loss, drowning in grief, and it feels like there’s no hope and someone tells you that life is “perfect” and you need to “let go”, I understand the rage that bubbles up. While the universe is in fact perfect, those type of spiritual statements invalidate the reality of pain when it is a lived experience. Not to mention it just feels off. It takes courage and strength to truly suffer with another human being. _ If you work and work, toiling away with heroic effort only to see someone else swoop in and claim the prize that you have had your eyes on for years, it can drive you insane and make your blood boil. I get it. I really do. There is a way to make peace, but it isn’t by denying how you feel. _ Just because I’m a yogi doesn’t mean I don’t get sad or angry or anxious anymore. I’m not perfect and I certainly don’t always do the right thing. I make mistakes. I have offended some people to the point that they have told me (and continue to tell me) all the ways I’ve let them down and why they’ll never believe in me again. It hurts. When all is said and done, I am the one that sits with all my actions, good and bad, and needs to find a way to love myself, forgive myself. I’m not sure if self-love gets easier or harder as you get older. In one sense you’re more wise, compassionate and forgiving. But in another sense you have all your past to atone for. There is a way to keep a sense of innocence despite the weight of experience. For me this is the promise of Grace. _ Photo @aybkk in Bangkok 🙏