What inspired you to create a festival?
NEPA Yoga Festival started as a passion project to spread how many local spiritual practitioners are in our backyard, since 2015 the event has grown to the nearby states and continues to gain traction. Founder, Chelsea Manganaro, realized that we have plenty of wine festivals, vendor fairs, and concerts, but nothing surrounding yoga & wellness. Thus, NEPA Yoga festival was created.
What makes your festival unique?
This event is held at a waterpark and ski resort. It is a beautiful facility with plenty of amenities, the waterpark is also open so the day is filled with the sound of children laughing and splashing water. We also have a camping area that overlooks the whole valley. Although yoga is the main theme, we have so much more going on then that.
What offering/presenter or class are you most excited about for this year’s event?
We are super excited to have our first holistic expo happening at the same time. It will be indoors with some wonderful healers and vendors. There are so many amazing instructors it’s hard to choose.