SPOTLIGHT FESTIVAL: OM
July 26th – July 30th,
10% off general admission tickets
Looking for something to do this July? We are thrilled yoga festivals are back and can’t wait to check out all the amazing events taking place around the world. This week we had a chance to connect with Samantha Grout, Founder of the OM festival in Arlington, VT who we are thrilled to partner with! You will be able to pick up complimentary copies of our magazine at this festival!
What inspired you to create a festival?
Hi my name is Samantha Grout, I am Executive Producer and Co-Founder of The OM Festival, Experience, and Summer Retreat. I am the Founder of a wildly successful Yoga Fun Day which is The Premiere Yoga Festival in South Florida. I wanted to bring some of the magic up north to my home in Vermont and have a destination festival retreat experience take place in the mountains of Vermont.
So many people right now are elevating their level of consciousness, and yet we are so scattered all over the USA and the world. The OM Festival is intended to help all of us gather together and find our tribe. We are holding sacred space for enrichment, mindfulness, self-awareness, socialization, yoga, hiking, exploring nature, music, great food, and frankly a whole lot of fun!
What makes your festival unique?
The OM Festival is being held at The historic West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont. This charming, enchanting hidden treasure of a town was once the capital of Vermont. With 150 acres of open untouched woodlands and fields, you truly feel at peace and one with nature. The Mountains are calling, it is time to go OM.
We also are having a special opening and closing ceremony at our festival that are sure to connect our tribe. Sound healing, daily hikes and tubing down the famous Battenkill River are sure to be festival attendee favorites not to mention the resident Alpaca and Goat Yoga classes that we will have going on at the event.
Now add to this all the wonderful incoming “OMers” who will be arriving. Each brings its own unique vibrant energy to the mix along with vendors, musicians, teachers, and farm-to-table cuisine all accompanied by nature exploration you cannot experience anywhere else in the world. This promises to be a one-of-a-kind, not to be missed retreat!
What offering/presenter or class are you most excited about for this year’s event?
Picking just one is next to impossible. That is like asking a parent which of their children they love the most! We are thrilled to have in our lineup, DJ Taz Rashid, DJ Ifa Halima Bumi, Jovie and The Honeysuckle, DJ Mark Longnecker, Shannon Roy, Flint Blade, Karina Skye, Shelley Herlihy, and Dana Kaplan, myself (Samantha Grout), Anthony Profeta, Janie Larmour, Jo Kirsh, Sudir Shah, Suzanne Gundersen, and Diane Rivera. We are also adding more presenters as the festival nears and there is still time to apply to teach and or perform as applications are due by April 26th 2023.
If I had to choose one, I personally am very excited about world renowned DJ Taz Rashid as one of our featured musicians. He brings a high vibrational energy to wellness and yoga events instantly with his mixed beats of love and rhythm. A mix of ancient new world, devotional, and house all in one massively powerful cosmic sound.
I am excited to dance, set my soul on fire, feel the energy of the crowd, and let the music take me away! The Mountains are Calling. Time to go OM. See for yourself in Vermont this July.