These days we are all about health and wellness, but don’t think that it doesn’t extend beyond your local gym and health food store. Consider traveling the world for a spiritual awakening. Picture sitting on the beach and going completely Zen or perhaps heading to the mountains to get into downward dog. From yoga and wellness festivals to community and art festival or a combination of it all, here are my picks for the best “good for your soul” festivals from all over the world.
WHISTLER, BRITISH COLOMBIA, CANADA
TREMBLANT, QUEBEC, CANADA
Held in locations throughout North America as well as in Australia, New Zealand and Chile, Wanderlust Festivals are all-out, ecstatic celebrations bringing together the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts, renowned speakers, exquisite chefs, and thrilling performers. From multi-day mountaintop experiences to urban retreats, unplug from the ordinary and discover the extraordinary.
MORE INFO www.wanderlust.com
EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
4th Annual Bloom Festival October 14-16 @ Fort Edmonton Park
Edmonton. Are you ready to BLOOM? Join It’s Time to Bloom for a 3-day experience to remember in the heart of Edmonton.
Bloom brings together inspirational speakers, internationally acclaimed musicians and local yoga teachers and community for a weekend of BLOOMING. This year’s line up feature's Janet Stone, DJ Drez, Marti Nikko, Sheela Bringi, Myrah Penaloza & Robindra and much more to be announced soon.
MORE INFO www.itstimetobloom.com
SEDONA, ARIZONA, USA
Deepen your practice and tap into ancient wisdom with three days of yoga, music and energy work in the undisputed spiritual center of the West. The flexible conference structure gives you an unparalleled opportunity to weave your own experience in the richly colored cultural and natural tapestry that is Sedona. Known for its tangible regenerative and inspirational effects, deep spirituality, and healing lands, the small and picturesque town of Sedona, Arizona rests amidst endless acres of evergreen wilderness, red rock formations, and canyon lands.
MORE INFO sedonayogafestival.com
RANCHO LA MERCED, COSTA RICA
In just four years, Envision has blossomed from a backyard event into an internationally acclaimed community gathering, representing an elevated festival experience of spirit and community. By bringing people together in the lush landscape of Costa Rica, Envision offers opportunities to celebrate the spirit, heal the body and mind, and revitalize the soul while experiencing the beauty of the landscape, healing undertones, artistic expression, and the “Pura Vida!” way of life. Located near the famous surf mecca and beautiful beaches of Dominical on the pacific coast of Costa Rica, Envision Festival – Costa Rica offers something for everyone including surfing, lush jungles for exploring and camping, renowned DJs and musicians, world-class yoga teachers, workshops, adventure travel, and art.
MORE INFO www.envisionfestival.com
TELLURIDE, COLORADO, USA
The 8th Annual Telluride Yoga Festival is a 4-day event featuring over 100 offerings. These include yoga, meditation, music, hiking, dining, social gatherings and more. World-renowned teachers, artists, philosophers and scholars lead intimate workshops throughout the towns of Telluride & Mountain Village in eclectic and historic venues with stunning views of the majestic mountains surrounding the Telluride area…making it a unique and special gathering unlike any other.
MORE INFO www.tellurideyogafestival.com