November 07, 2016

MURFEST 2016 is coming back with more exciting events cater for all of us. The 3rd annual MURFEST ( Malaysia Urban Retreat Festival) line up amazing of world class presenter, a market place for health and wellness with the JustBe markets @ MURFEST, grow in the dark dance,  fitness party, and more happening at KLCC.

There are more that 80 workshops happening on MURFEST 2016.


Yoga lovers, there is no other weekend like Murfest in Malaysia! Experience a wide variety of yoga workshops including healing yoga, Breath of Bliss, advanced Vinyasa Yoga, pre- and post-natal yoga, as well as the usual Hatha and Manasa Yoga. A big hit from last year’s edition, take flight with Fly Yoga as you strap in and suspend yourself under the direction of experienced instructors.

Expect some of the most impressive names from the global yoga world including Simon Borg-Olivier from Australia, Tymi Howard from USA/Canada, Christabel Zamor from Hawaii USA, alongside local favourites Ninie Ahmad and Reiko Soo.


Get your groove on to a wide variety of modern and folkloric dance! Ever wanted to learn Latin styles such as Cuban Rumba, or perhaps get a feel of Latin hip hop with some Reggaeton? How about dancing up a sweat to Zumba, or getting a dance workout to the new craze of Salsation? Look no further to find all these dance styles at one location!

And a returning hit from last year: Hula hooping! Let Mishie Hoops from Australia/Bali loop you into her ‘hoopography’ as you explore this fun dance style!

Also dip your toes into the famed Brazilian art of Capoeira, with everyone’s favourite locally-based Brazilian instructors Pimbal Rubens and Lilica Vargas.


Let your body take a breather, and enjoy access to specialized talks on wellness.

Aromatheraphy and Raw Food Consultant Elke Wollschon will be conducting a workshop on essential oils, a not-to-be-missed session for aromatherapy lovers. Those looking to find solutions to healthy eating can attend the workshop discussing digestive health by Naturopath from USA/Bali Dr Andrea Davis. There will also be a breathing session on Pranayama and Movement Meditation by local darling Jojo Struys.


Music doesn’t just enlighten, it heals. Experience music therapy via workshops conducted by musicians from USA, Iran as well as Malaysia.

Keep a lookout for the Gong Therapy session by Reiki master Anne Fong Braillard.


Whether you want to grab a bite in between your active day at Murfest, or you’re keen to explore organic and spa products such as soaps, the Just Be market has it all!

Aching muscles from the workshops? Expect to find free massage samplers and treatments from vendors who will surely entice you with soothing relaxation treatments.

There will even be an on-site jump park that you can visit


Explore & experience the ‘Panaz’ room, the fitness wear brand offering slimming pants, waist belts and arm bands designed to help you sweat! Find out more about their products while you check out all the workshops that will be taking place at their space.


Glow under the city lights and enjoy an exciting night of dance with GLO KL. Dance fitness, Zumba and Salsation lovers can rejoice at the exciting dance fitness party that will take place against the backdrop of the KLCC skyline. Two hours of fun and dance with glow-in-the-dark apparel and accessories await!

Salsation Master Trainer Luis Calanche from Cuba will be in town, appearing alongside Zumba ZIN DJ Yo Yo from Cuba. They will be supported by local champions and Zumba crowd favourites: Salsation Elite Trainers Eka Yahya and Chacha Garza, as well as Zumba stars ZIN Ramizah Kamis and ZIN Hanif Shawn.

GLO KL early-bird tickets are priced at RM50 (or RM69 for door price) which includes a set of glowsticks. Tickets can be purchased via http://glokl2016.peatix.com (Closed) 


Relax and unwind to the sound of soothing music under the stars. Festival goers are welcome to hang out after workshops on Friday evening to chill and relax to the vibes of ‘Nadi Night’ while allowing the stress of a hectic week to simply melt away.


The grounds of MaTiC will be rumbling to the sounds of percussionists at the Murfest Finale on Sunday, 6pm. The drum circle will play various percussions in unison, and will invite the crowd to participate with instruments of their choice, bringing the festival to a thundering close.

More Information can be found at MURFEST website www.murfest.com or social media pages: www.facebook.com/murfest #Murfest2016

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