Zumba and yoga meet 80s music at festival

The Cumbrian festival with fitness at its heart has signed up a leading Zumba teacher for the weekend.

Eden Escape Festival will feature sessions led by Kelly McClelland of the Eden Dance School and Live Yoga Life.  Kelly will be offering Zumba suitable for all ages and Kundalini Yoga, a style of yoga that focuses on mantras, repetitive movements, breath and music.

Kelly McClelland

The festival, on the last weekend in May, will be held on the banks of the River Eden at Mains Farm near Kirkoswald. There will be a range of classes and sessions offered, including trail running, river swimming, and massage therapies. There will also be a programme of inspirational speakers, led by parkrun Global Operating Officer Tom Williams.

The Zumba and Yoga sessions are part of the festival’s ethos of health, fitness and adventure, as well as having a chilled camping experience with great music and food in a beautiful setting.

Keeping visitors dancing on the Saturday night will be 80s tribute band Under Neon who will headline in the big barn.

Under Neon

One of the organisers, Wiz Lees, said: “Visitors to our first festival will remember Kelly as the most enthusiastic teacher going. If Zumba may be a new experience for you, there’s no one better to help you get moving and having fun.”

Kelly says: “I absolutely love teaching Zumba classes. The reason is simple: every class feels like a party! We take the ‘work’ out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise.”

Tickets for the festival, and more details, can be found at: https://www.edenescapefest.co.uk/

  • Based in the Heart of Cumbria, the Eden Valley, Eden Dance aims to offer high quality dance training to youngsters and grown ups regardless of their rural location, in a variety of styles for fun or as a progressive route to a career in dance.
  • Yoga For Real Life – Kundalini Yoga –  is sometimes called the Mother of all Yogas or the Yoga of awareness. It is a powerful blend of postures, breath work or Pranayama, mantras and meditation that teaches deep relaxation and physical and emotional release, to awaken your inner potential.

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