If riverside parklands mountaintop lookouts are your idea of bliss, then finding a relaxing spot of Brisbane isn't difficult. You're unlikely to head anywhere near the exhibition grounds, however, unless once-a-year dagwood dogs and sideshow rides help you chill out — or unless you're heading to the annual Yoga Fest.
Held at The Old Museum at Bowen Hills on November 5, Yoga Fest is perhaps the only day-long festival that'll give you a workout and ensure you're blissed out all at the same time. First started back in 2007, it puts bending and stretching in the spotlight in three large halls, including indoor and outdoor spaces, and throws everything from massage to meditation to music in for extra fun.
Eating, drinking and browsing for yoga-related goodies are also on the agenda — and while the full 2017 lineup is still being finalised, last year's festival included sessions on breathing, building energy and finding inner balance, and for beginners as well. Early bird tickets are now on sale for what promises to be a one-day patch of peacefulness.