World-Class Fitness Gurus Lead Cavite’s 1st Wellness Festival

World-class fitness gurus on Pilates, Zumba, yoga, and healthy diet will lead Cavite’s First Wellness Festival on Nov. 26 at the Imus City Sports Complex.

Among the wellness professionals to coach the participants will be certified Pilates instructor and personal trainer and movement specialist Ryan Kenneth Escobido, international raw food advocate “Daniw;" "The Inner Mommy,” yoga guru "Raquel" of Ajarya School of Yoga in Rishikesh, India; and Zumba instructor Zin Lhenzie Azucena.

Hosted by Del Pilar Academy Alumni Association, Inc. (DPAAAI), the event is expected to draw hundreds of Cavite’s wellness enthusiasts and fitness buffs.

Levy Cayabyab Capule, over-all events manager, is optimistic that “the all-day event will surely ignite the communities’ passion for wellness.”

Capule assures the participants they will get their money’s worth.

For a ticket price of PhP100 per person, one gets to enjoy a day filled with yoga, Zumba, music, arts, health and wellness education, entertainment “that will inspire all to become a better version of themselves.”

“The event will also inspire them to achieve better life regardless of age, gender, and status in an all-out celebration of mindful living,” he added, citing various activities for “Check, Sweat, and Workshop” categories.

Event organizers said Escobido would share his expertise after spending more than four years as a fitness and wellness trainer in Maldives, and years of wellness coaching sessions in posh local resorts, such as Amanapulo in Palawan, and Shangri-la in Boracay.

According to Escobido, the event is not only about the popular Zumba, Yoga, and other exercises but also about wellness tips like “decreasing exposure to cancer-causing products, eliminating the use of harmful chemicals at home, and understanding the simple adjustment to food intake that can dramatically increase well being.”

Escobido, who has worked with high profile individuals including some Hollywood celebrities, said he would like to share his advocacy on clean and healthy living and his theory on wellness ratio, which is 80 percent nutrition and 20 percent exercise.

Another featured resource wellness speaker will be Daniw, who is behind the first raw and retreat centers of its kind in Asia and co-founder of “Bahay Kalipay” (House of Joy), where she introduced raw food nutrition and cuisine to scores who have later influenced the raw food support community in the country.

Wellness organizers said Daniw’s string of achievements included the organized and managed retreats and workshops in Penang and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the Raw Food Pinoy advocacy.

Raw Food Pinoy is an advocacy initiative that offers support system, making raw food accessible to regular households for personal and “planetary” health and well-being.

Daniw also leads transformative modalities, which include Inner dance, Inner food, Inner yoga, Inner birthing, and Inner parenting.

Yoga ‘guru’ Raquel, a product of Ajarya School of Yoga in Rishikesh, India, will also talk about steady mind and body connection.

Raquel’s approach in her coaching session is injecting a sense of fun and freedom in her classes.

Licensed Zumba instructor Zin Lhenzie Azucena also gears up to pump the participants’ energy during the wellness festival.

The day-long wellness festival, co-organized by the Rotary Club of Cavite, hopes to keep the province in pace with the ongoing global trend of health and fitness, said Festival chair and DPAAAI Class ‘93 president Cesar Ramos.

Supported by the Cavite Tourism and the Department of Trade and Industry - Cavite, local products and local business enterprises will also be on exhibit during the event. (PNA/Gladys Pino)

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