Posted on 17th January 2020
On 11th January 2020, the Rediscovery Centre hosted its first Health and Wellness Festival. It proved to be a hands-on and engaging chance to take a positive step into 2020.
In the wake of a new year and under the theme of physical and mental regeneration, this day-long event consisted of immersive talks, inspiring seminars, community yoga classes, food sampling and more, all contributed by local health and fitness enterprises in Ballymun. Topics covered include fitness, diet, nutrition, mental health and creativity. It ran as part of First Fortnight, a festival in the first two week of January that focused on challenging mental health stigma.
The event included talks and classes from various experts, all while being under the umbrella of sustainability and low-carbon living. Lord Mayor Paul McAuliffe was also in attendance where he spoke for the first time publicly about his fitness journey, mental health and mental resilience. It was a valuable opportunity to gather with the local community, learn about how we can take small steps towards a healthy lifestyle and to brainstorm about ways to begin anew. We hope to run a similar event later this year!
10:00 Beginners Yoga with Lúnasa Yoga (€5)
11:00 Park Run Information Session (FREE)
11:30 Special guests and speakers including Tracey McCann and Ger Prendergast (FREE)
12:30 Yoga and Mindfulness with Lúnasa Yoga (€5)
14:00 Fitness and Nutrition Talk with Luke Kelly (FREE)
14:30 Pilates Class with Anthony Brennan (€5)