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Exploring Brisbane's First Mindfulness Festival | kyliejanefrost
When I first heard about the Music & Movement Mindfulness Festival, I quickly grabbed a couple of VIP tickets. A subject so close to my heart would be the focus of a festival that included some of my favourite things. Yoga, barre, indoor rock climbing, live music and health foods. What else was I to do? Arriving at Urban Climb Newstead on Saturday morning, I heard some great music and felt a nice energy around the place. This was the festival. Two beautiful picnic areas, a DJ and live music tent, and stall holders encouraged a relaxed atmosphere outside. While inside promised yoga, bouldering, climbing, barre, health foods and an opportunity to speak up about mental health issues. While everything looked like a perfect social media photo shoot, understanding what was going on was a challenge. As learned from years of London life… if there’s a queue, join it. I found myself in a queue for what I thought was to present my ‘ticket’ and obtain some kind of VIP access and goodie bag. Actually, it was a queue to write down my name to opt into the yoga, barre or rock climbing classes. Although I did get a purple wristband …