bodymindsoul Carnival Nov 2017
The HEART of Community
The HEART of Community
In numerology, 2017 adds up to number 1. It was a truly eventful year for bodymindsoul Magazine, as we held our first ever holistic wellness event – the first bodymindsoul Carnival.
Visitors Were Inspired
All in all, it was a hugely successful carnival. It had been an inspirational and educational experience for everyone.
One visitor from Langkawi commented that the contents of the goodie bags were very generous. Another enjoyed our carnival so much that she came back on the second day with her entire family to participate in our activities!
As for 13-year-old Derek Wong who joined the “Switch On Your Brain In 5 Minutes” demonstration, he said that one of the techniques taught really worked in stopping giddiness almost immediately!
Other than the positive reviews from visitors, the vendors who took part in it were also happy. Many enquired as to when our next carnival will be as they do not want to miss out on it!
Enchanted World Of Mother Earth
This amazing corner was a big attraction for children and adults. Set up and managed by the Guardians of Mother Earth (GME), it had many attractions. There was a photo booth complete with props and a stunning backdrop for selfies and wefies, as well as a special spot to exchange pre-loved toys and books.
One undeniable crowd puller was the HUGE cardbox robot, standing right outside the entrance to this place. Even the adults were enchanted by it! Educational and fun activities were scheduled for the children, e.g. upcycling CD sessions, coloring and also a talk on aquaponics; which explained how you can combine aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (the soil-less growing of plants) in one integrated system or contained space.
With so many new and exciting activities to explore, the children certainly wished that time had stood still at our carnival!
Hands-On & Sharing Sessions
The adults had their fair share of interesting activities too. They attended yoga and meditation sessions, talks on self-empowerment, energy healing, organic products, zero waste lifestyle, an art healing circle and many more.
Participants responded enthusiastically to the music healing session using Tibetan singing bowls, whilst the yoga session had a young child participant! One demonstration held during the carnival was on how to serve tempeh, hot or cold. Who knew that tempeh could taste so heavenly if you served it right!
One aspect that many visitors liked was that some activities, talks and workshops were conducted in English, whilst others were conducted in Mandarin.
This allowed participants to join activities conducted in the language that they were most fluent in, to fully enjoy and understand all that was shared.
Free Hugs Parade & Collaborations
Our Free Hugs Parade team was certainly a big attraction. Happily beating on drums, they walked around the mall, giving out free hugs and heart-shaped bookmarks folded with love. The other music-themed highlight was the Flash Mob that broke out at random times during the carnival, sending everyone scrambling for their mobile phones.
Collaborations with generous sponsors had allowed for the allocation of special booths for single mothers and NGOs at our carnival. We are happy that they were able to share their products and services which included tasty pesto sauce and homemade muruku.
Our Heartfelt Thanks
There were many generous persons who helped make this carnival a huge success. We would like to thank each and every one of them.
Thank you Datin Vince Chin of Multimedia Entertainment Sdn Bhd, Mr Ng Thiam Chai, Mr Yong Chean Peng of Pembinaan Mentari Muda, Mrs Arica Walters of Versalink Holdings Limited and Mr Vincent Tan.
We would also like to show our deep appreciation to Mr Danny Ho of Commune, Ms Alicia Chong of The Touch and the management of Sunway Velocity Mall.
Our sincere thanks to Master Umesh Nandwani & The Golden Space Malaysia, Janine Lee, Holistic Hair Care, Peppermint Avenue, Originalution Dance Studio, Dream Mix, Wellness Concept Malaysia, Slimming Sanctuary, Claire Organics, Something Café and Meal, iHVNOSTYLe, Caruso Vinyl, Private Stitch Lifestyle Co, JC Nursery, TIGA Lifestyle (Trigano Honey, Mist Lock Bottle, Phone Pop Socket, Garlic Lemon Ginger Apple Cider Vinegar) and Rinjin Shokudo.
Our deepest gratitude to Guardians of Mother Earth, and the support from Incredible Breakthroughs Solution, Little Artist Enrichment Field, Urban Farm Tech and Ms Chen Wai Fong.
And last but not least, we would also like to say that it was an honor and a pleasure to work with all our vendors in sharing light and love with the community. They are Meraki Trading, Incredible Breakthroughs Solution, Prana World, Precious Cargo, Coconics, Wellness Concept (M), Pameri Organic Malaysia, Starfield Wellness Center, ANJ Associates (M), Slimming Sanctuary, Signad Marketing, Chai Woan Sheu, Originalution Dance Studio, SWO Body & Mind Care, Nobility Wisdom Enterprise and Holistic Hair Care.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for this opportunity and for participating in our carnival.