Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens
The Organic Life Fair takes place at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens from 9 – 11 October 2015. The very first of its kind in South Africa, it is sure to appeal not only to those already living a holistic and healthy lifestyle, but similarly to others who may have heard conflicting stories and are curious to find out more for themselves.
The fair is the brainchild of Soweto-born Trice Mazwi, a social entrepreneur and metaphysical scientist with a passion for bringing health and healing to all South Africans.
“The fair is about creating a balance between the mind, body and soul, and offering everything needed for lifestyle transformation in one platform”, says Mazwi.
“What’s different is that for a nominal fee, visitors will be introduced to a wide variety of healing modalities and treatments at a fraction of the cost they would normally pay to visit just one such practitioner,” she continues.
Mazwi, through her own journey of discovery, and personal tragedy has become exceedingly passionate about the organic and esoteric lifestyle, and all that it offers. And so from what was originally just a pipedream, the fair has catapulted into a main attraction offering exposure to organic healing methods and transformation, including drawcards for the whole family - loads of stalls selling all things organic, a wide range of holistic health treatments on offer, presentations, fitness classes, food and wine, day care facilities for toddlers, and lots of fun activities for the kids. Even a fashion show promoting organic clothing.
Entry to the fair is R35.
In response to the question of what can a visitor expect, she went on to describe examples of the practitioners offering their services during the weekend.
“For visitors who have never tried organic therapies, my recommendation would be to start with numerology, which is the belief in a divine, mystical relationship between a number and one or more coinciding events. It is often associated with astrology and similar divinatory arts. Astrology, for example, consists of several pseudoscientific systems of divination based on the premise that there is a relationship between astronomical phenomena and events in the human world. Lastly and a personal favourite, BodyTalk which is a simple, safe and astonishingly effective system of integrative health care, offering a holistic approach to healing, based on proven principles of energy medicine.
We hope to have all of these and much, much more at the fair to offer visitors the opportunity to safely experience the practices, or ask questions that they may have.”
The Organic Life Fair team has also crafted special packages that cater to the different needs of fairgoers which can be viewed on the Organic Life Fair website www.organiclifefair.com
For further information about The Organic Life Fair, please contact: tel: +27 11 463 8195, or email:
ABOUT ORGANIC LIFE FAIR:
Mazwi’s journey to creating the Organic Life Fair started out with the birth of her daughter, Otlile - a life changing event that saw her give up her glitz and glamour lifestyle as model, TV presenter and advisor on beauty and etiquette to embark on the road of soul discovery. Otlile was born with an incurable disease, and doctors estimated she would live just two months. That catapulted Mazwi into a frantic search to save her baby’s life. Getting no answers from western medicine, she started looking into organic healing methods and practices, taking Otlile to numerologists, astrologers, body talkers, stress release practitioners, craneo-sacral therapists, and more.
“All these modalities made it easier for me to understand what was wrong with my daughter that medical science could not explain and Otlile outlived western medicine’s predictions, surviving until she was two and a half years old.”
These experiences inspired Mazwi to delve deeper into the causes of disease and illness and ultimately her studying a degree in Metaphysical Sciences. She is currently completing her masters in the field.
“After all the research and knowledge I gained, I realised I had to share it with those who might otherwise never have the opportunity to experience the benefits of organic healing methods and an organic lifestyle. And so this is how the Organic Life Fair was born.”
A national initiative, plans are to host fairs in the botanical gardens of Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town and Bloemfontein on dates still to be decided.