Celebrating passion for yoga

Local sports stars are lining up to take part in the upcoming Qantas Assure International Beach Festival and Olympic snowboarder Steph Magiros is looking forward to celebrating her passion for yoga.

“I have always liked yoga and started going to classes with my mum, but my yoga practice became an important part of my training when I transferred back to gymnastics after competing in the snowboard halfpipe at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games ” said Magiros, who now works as ‘The Traveling Yogi” taking yoga to people who can’t make it to the studio.

As well as providing a spectacle of international surfing and stunning swimming and running events, the upcoming Qantas Assure International Beach Festival is looking after mind, body and soul with morning yoga sessions.

At 7am on Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th and Sunday 6th November, Dunningham Park will transform into a haven for yogis of all experience, saluting the sun in front of one of the most beautiful backdrops possible.

The yoga sessions will be held by three different yoga studios from the area, promoting local business: Nikki Ayres, Exhale Wellness Spa, and HYA Yoga.

A small donation for the yoga sessions will go to the Sally Fitzgibbons Foundation, established to inspire the next generation of Aussie kids to live active and healthy lives.

Places are limited, with registration available on the Festival website-go to: www.internationalbeachfestival.com.au

At a stretch:"Yoga, you can practice at any time or place and it helps clear your mind and be in the present moment"-Steph Magiros at Wanda beach.Picture John Veage

At a stretch:"Yoga, you can practice at any time or place and it helps clear your mind and be in the present moment"-Steph Magiros at Wanda beach.Picture John Veage