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Feng shui your finances

Feng shui your finances

Veranda Kumar and Ute Klingler, from Ganga Varinder, pictured at the Mind, Body, Spirit and Wellbeing Festival. Photo: Conor McCabe

Here’s something a little different for you – discover how (or if) feng shui can help to fix your finances.

The Chinese philosophical system, which espouses the virtues of harmony with the surrounding environment, will be celebrated at the Mind, Body, Spirit and Wellness Festival at the RDS from October 29th to 31st.

Feng shui expert Amanda Collins, who counts Bloomingdales and Dreamworks film studios among her clients, will be on hand to share her tips. “At the festival, people will learn how to make changes at home and at work that will lift their vibrancy and create an energy flow of abundance and wealth,” she said.

Boost body and mind

And there’s plenty else to whet your appetite, and boost both body and mind. New York personal trainer Kaman Ryan will demonstrate Animal Flow, one of the latest exercise trends from the US, while psychologist Michaela Avlund, who wrote Happiness Skills, will speak about how to access increased joy and wellbeing, and aromatherapist Sinead Duffy will reveal how you can tap into the effects of smell on the unconscious mind.

“Smell is the only sense that has a direct connection to our subconscious and we can use that connection to set intentions on what we want to change or manifest in our lives, fragrance works like pure magic,” Sinead explained.

Keep an eye out for the free yoga taster sessions, with 20 minute to one hour classes available three times a day, featuring laughter yoga, soulful yoga, yin yoga and animal flow yoga. Free entertainment will also be available on the live stage, with a lively mix of 45 performances ranging from music and dance to drumming and yoga demonstrations. Visitors will also have the chance to sample a variety of therapies and products at some of the 150 stands.

“The amazing spectrum of holistic and complementary practitioners at Mind Body Spirit makes for a truly stimulating, vibrant and potentially life-changing experience,” said festival organiser Louis O’Sullivan. “People will leave the Mind Body Spirit with a smile on their face having enjoyed eye-opening new experiences and meaningful engagement with people and ideas that can benefit them.”

Tickets to the event cost €15 (children go free) – see for details.

When not writing about all things personal finance, You & Your Money's editor Conor Forrest enjoys reading, football and getting lost in an ocean of Wikipedia articles.