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Countdown begins for Jamaica’s Inaugural Tmrw. Tday Culture

Published:Thursday | May 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Learn the magical arts of Acro Yoga at Tmrw.Tday at Irie Soul Beach. May 18-22, 4pm-7pm .
International wellness ambassador, David Wolfe.
Haile Thomas is a 16-year-old vegan chef and the youngest Certified Health Coach in America. Haile will be cooking up a healthy lunch at Tmrw.Tday’s Konscious Kids Day where students from a local school will enjoy a beach day full of activities and kids yoga led by the Yoga Angels in association with the Island Routes Foundation.
Stacy Chang Christoforou – Founder of Irie Soul.

A better tomorrow begins today on the stunning Caribbean beaches of Jamaica as the Tmrw. Tday Culture Fest kicks off its inaugural gathering this May 17-23.

Best known for its Seven Mile Beach, Negril will serve as home base for Tmrw. Tday, which will encompass all things music, wellness, gastronomy, environmental activism, and island adventure, inviting sun-drenched attendees to seek a higher purpose during a week-long exploration.

Complementing the eclectic mix of musical acts, sunset drum circles, and beachside parties are world-renowned pioneers of wellness, progressive education, culinary arts and global activism. These global leaders will journey to the spiritual hub of Negril - Irie Soul Beach - to engage in enticing workshops to help bring awareness to current political, economic and environmental issues and explore ways to counteract the current state of affairs.

Leading the brigade is international wellness ambassador, David Wolfe, co-founder of and founder and president of the non-profit The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation charity. As part of his contribution to the inaugural global gathering, David Wolfe

will host a CaÁao ceremony and dance party in addition to a farm-to-table dinner series.

"I love Tmrw. Tday's focus on health, wellness and yoga, and the arts, and this style of cultural immersion is a fresh way to elevate the lives of attendees. I love Jamaica and, am excited to return after 16 years. I am also excited to partake in Jamaican food, roots and herbs," said Wolfe.


Holistic workshops


Also on Irie Soul Beach will be a daily series of holistic workshops, fitness sessions, and meditations curated by Irie Soul programme directors and self-care guides Stacy Chang-Christoforou and Gillian B., who will deliver a message of empowerment, holistic health, yoga, spirituality and self-love to the diverse platform of offerings.

Founder of Irie Soul, Stacy Chang-Christoforou will lead attendees on a journey to self-discovery in addition to celebrating her Jamaican heritage throughout the diverse programming. "As my Jamaican roots run deep, it came natural to use this term to express myself. IRIE' means to live a life that you love, enjoy, can feel proud of and are satisfied with. It is to live with purpose and to be genuinely happy from the inside. 'SOUL - the spiritual part of a person that is believed to give life to the body. This is the part of us to heal, love and accept. This part is eternal."

As part of the wellness schedule for the festival's first foray, participants are invited to push the boundaries of their current practices by diving into unique classes such as Sunset Acro Yoga led by Toronto-based performance duo, the Acro Buddhas. Combining the ancient practise of yoga with acrobatics to make movements that work together harmoniously, Acro Buddhas' Miranda and Ryan will host beginners' workshops to teach their practice alongside showcasing their advanced moves during nightly sunset performances.

Amid the broadening the mind, body and spirit within the confines of Tmrw. Tday lies a trove of unique daily offerings designed to help attendees carve out a more conscious lifestyle. Activities such as Konscious Kids' Beach Day, led by 16-year-old motivational speaker, youth health activist, vegan chef and descendant of Jamaican parents Haile Thomas - the youngest certified integrative nutrition health coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Inviting revellers to consider alternate ways of life, Tmrw. Tday's immersive events will also facilitate a progressive movement geared towards natural healing, environmental preservation and sustainability.

Further festival highlights include thought-provoking events that propel groundbreaking movements such as the Rastafarian speaker series with visionaries Ras Iyah V, president of the Ganja Farmers Association of Westmoreland and Balram Vaswani, CEO of Ganja Inc., and a special screening of the internationally-acclaimed, feature-length adventure documentary A Plastic Ocean, created by Plastic Oceans Foundation, the official environmental charity at Tmrw. Tday Culture Fest.

Celebrating Caribbean heritage and global cultures alike, Tmrw. Tday welcomes a beautiful ensemble of reggae, house, and other musical acts such as Protoje and The Indiggnation Live In Concert, Wolf + Lamb, Toddla T, Chris Blackwell, Gabre Selassie, Yaadcore, Nick Monaco, David Marston, Teflon Zinc Fence, and Echomatik. Attendees will be further captivated by the plethora of experiential offerings such as the pioneering and ganja-inspired 7 Miles of Green, the Marley Coffee Beach Cafe serving premium Blue Mountain coffee, juice bar, massage spa sessions, essential oil treatments, and an endless amount of beachside activities.