Thrive, Groove Festival’s all new health, fitness and wellness precinct, offers festival goers the chance to relax, rejuvenate and reenergise the mind, body and soul through our weekend program of over 35 free movement classes, wellness workshops and inspirational talks.

Featuring over 20 leading names from the world of health, fitness and wellness, including Derval O’Rourke, Roz Purcell and Andrea Hayes, the broad program promises to challenge, excite and inspire.

Set in a secluded woodland sanctuary within Killruddery’s gardens, Groove Festival goers can find their flow in a gentle yoga class, let their hair down in a vibrant dance class, or take a seat at the Thrive Talks Stage to discover the secrets to nourishing the body and mind inside and out. Then it’s time to dance the night away to Groove Festival’s stellar line up of top international and local music acts, tuck into wholesome festival fayre, and discover all that the new and improved festival has to offer.

Whatever you choose, there’s room for you to restore, breathe and feel alive. 

If you’re excited by health, fitness and wellness Thrive is the place for you.

Activity in the Thrive precinct will run from 11am to 7pm over the two days of Groove Festival this August 19 & 20. Access to Thrive and participation at all of its events is included within the price of your Groove Festival ticket.

THRIVE LINE UP

Derval O’Rourke

Derval O’Rourke

Three time Olympian, World Champion Athlete, and No.1 Bestselling cookbook author.

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Roz Purcell

Roz Purcell

Author, blogger @naturalbornfeeder and social media star

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Andrea Hayes

Andrea Hayes

A familiar face and voice on Irish TV and radio. Her TV shows include TV3’s hugely successful series Animal A&E, Dublin Airport: Life Stories and Coming Home for Christmas.

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Emma Buckley

Emma Buckley

Nutritionist and TV host based in New York City.

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Chris Flack

Chris Flack

Chris Flack heads up a team of behavioural change experts at UnPlug who develop evidence based programmes that allow people to ​engage effectively with technology

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Gary Dunne

Gary Dunne

An experienced teacher of music and mindfulness

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Cathy Pearson

Cathy Pearson

Yoga teacher with over 20 years experience.

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Niall Hill

Niall Hill

Executive Chef with award winning The Butler’s Pantry.

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Gearóid Lynch

Gearóid Lynch

Chef and author of My Gluten Free Kitchen.

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Aileen Cox Blundell

Aileen Cox Blundell

The creative force behind Baby Led Feeding, the multi-award winning food blog.

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Yoga Sound System

Yoga Sound System

Music and movement to balance the body and mind.

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Yocella

Yocella

A peaceful candlelit yin yoga session led by Kitty Maguire to live cello played by Anna Marcossi.

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Gayle Norman

Gayle Norman

Sharing the power of Kundalini yoga

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Sunil Ghai

Sunil Ghai

Award winning chef and restauranteur

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Marie Power

Marie Power

Seaweed forager, educator, food producer and author

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Edward Hayden

Edward Hayden

Author of bestselling cookery books, cookery school proprietor and TV personality.

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Ciara McAteer

Ciara McAteer

Internationally trained baby yoga instructor

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Holly White

Holly White

Irish fashion and lifestyle blogger

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Siobhan Murray

Siobhan Murray

Psychotherapist, Mindfulness Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, Life Coach and Mediator.

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