Bendigo to host its first yoga festival

MARGARET Coad was in her early 60s when she discovered yoga. 

The retired nurse was initially doubtful she would be able to do the poses.

At 67, she’s now a yoga teacher. 

An eagerness to promote the accessibility of yoga has guided her interests in restorative yoga and chair yoga.

Chair yoga will be among the activities offered at a wellbeing summit for women over 50 at Crusoeden Body Wellness, where Margaret teaches.

The summit is $30 and runs from 9:30am –1pm on April 5.

It follows a weekend filled with yoga, as the city hosts its first festival from April 1-2.

Bendigo Yoga Festival creator Rosie Richards said the event enabled the city’s yoga instructors and business to connect with the wider community.

“The Bendigo Yoga Festival offers you a chance to sample a wide range of experiences with interactive workshops of different styles of yoga, soundbaths and mindfulness classes,” she said.

“It’s a festival for nurturing yourself so you can embrace the future.”

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