Breathe conference for Oxygen Day

2016-06-29 06:00
Marie Rose Windels and her nephew, Loïc Mulongo (6) meditate. Photo: SUPPLIED

Marie Rose Windels and her nephew, Loïc Mulongo (6) meditate. Photo: SUPPLIED

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WHAT better way is there to celebrate World Oxygen Day than with a week-long conference that is all about breathing?

The Global Inspiration Conference (GIC) 2016 is set to take place from July 1 to 8 in the conference centre of the Boardwalk Hotel.

The conference is held in a different country every year, and Marie Rose Windels won the campaign to have GIC 2016 in South Africa this year.

According to Marie Rose breath is something we often take for granted.

The conference is organised by the International Breathwork Foundation (IBF), which has recently been recommended for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the UN.

There will also be several keynote speakers present and participating in the conference. These presentations are open to the public at an entrance fee of R100.

Breathing Circle at O2 Open Door Day

Those not registered for the conference can participate by attending an O2 Open Door Day at Hobie Beach on Wednesday, July 6, at 2pm where a breathing circle will take place.

The NMMU choir will also be there to perform a song called “Oxygen in a bottle”, to celebrate World Oxygen Day.

Creative Living Festival

Port Elizabeth will also welcome back the annual Creative Living Festival in conjunction with GIC 2016. Last seen in 2012, it is set to return with a bang this weekend alongside the GIC at the Boardwalk Hotel.

Organisers Evy Evlambiou and Maria Markides invite everyone to come and have a look at the festival and support local vendors.

“The festival is all about health and culture and will offer a variety of products and treatments, ranging from different traditional clothing to therapeutic massages,” said Evy.

The festival will run from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, and the entry fee is R20 per person.

For more info on the Creative Living Festival, contact Evy at 082 823 1525.

To register for the conference, go to www.ibfnetwork.com/gic/2016.

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The PE Express is giving away five one day passes, worth R1 100 each. To enter, send an email with your contact details to express.web@media24.com. Include “GIC” in the subject field. Winners will be notified by means of contact details provided to us.

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