In front of the UŠĆE Shopping Center, on May 21, 2016, there was as epicenter of the capital’s positive energy! And all that, thanks to the II Wellness & Spa Fest, whose focus was on an affirmation of healthy lifestyles and inspirations to making changes regarding body and mind health, as well as the happiness of people of all ages, with a motto “Happiness is health!”
A sound of a gong marked the beginning of this unusual festival, organized by the Editorial board of the magazine Turistički Svet and Wellness academy Peđa Filipović, under the patronage of the City of Belgrade, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunication.
In the name of the organizer, guests were greeted by Ljiljana Rebronja – editor in chief of the magazine “Turistički Svet” and Peđa Filipović – the first wellness ambassador of Serbia, who highlighted the importance of preservation of health and prevention, with the message that wellness is not only the privilege of wealthy people. The first Serbian wellness ambassador and the most known massage therapy teacher Peđa Filipović, performed with fest’s participants the performance “Greeting Life Energy”, after which followed the performances of Lidija Mitrojević ("Urbanize"), Art yoga Similiris and Ballet school Ana Pflug…
Visitors of the II Wellness & Spa Fest had the unique opportunity to attend free classes of yoga, Pilates, Tai-chi, Zumba and try practicing sports like athletics and archery, enjoy in massages and numerous workshops in whole day live program in the sign of promotion of wellness & spa industry and health tourism.
Exclusive guest of the fest was the Croatian ambassador of the global movement "Global Wellness Day" Mladenka Nastovski Mesarić. On the central stage alternated numerous presentations of the most known hotel’s and spa town’s wellness & spa centers and cosmetics companies, variety of performances, workshops, motivational and "talk show" programs... Golden partner of the fest – Hotel Izvor in Aranđelovac, together with the European massage champion Magdalena Reichart from Switzerland, presented the latest massage technique with 24-carat golden oil, while the wellness partner of the fest - "Kraljevi Čardaci Spa", promoted its offer created in cooperation with Peđa Filipović, who on this occasion performed attractive wellness ritual of sound massage with Tibetan bowls "7 pulsations".
Humane mission of this Wellness & Spa Fest was the battle against diabetes! In this action visitors had the opportunity to be involved in all programme segments, activations, games, exercises, short lectures, dialogs with experts in various fields, doctors, and thanks to the Association „Blue circle“ check their blood sugar level, taste healthy food…
There should also be mentioned free treatments and consultations with beauty experts, participation of public figures – promoters of healthy lifestyles, as well as children workshops guided by the nannies from the Kolibri agency, puppet theatre, games and laughter as an integral part of the healthy concept. And at the end – a jazz concert of Belgrade’s saxophonists, who announced with their great music the 3. Belgrade SAXperience festival in October, and all that with the message full of good energy: BE HAPPY!