SPOTLIGHT FESTIVAL: WELLFEST
Looking for something to do this May? 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 Tracy Marko, Director of WellFest in Florida who we are thrilled to partner with! You will be able to get complimentary copies of our magazine at this FREE festival!
What inspired you to create a festival?
WellFest was created to fill a need for education and awareness in our community. We knew people wanted to find ways to improve their health, but sometimes the most complicated part is figuring out where to start. We believed that building an event to connect our beach community with local health resources that provide physical, nutritional, fitness, and mental health services would provide the needed education and support. We believe that the resources needed to support an individual’s health journey are right here in our backyard and we just need to build that connection.
What makes your festival unique?
We function as a non-profit in partnership with the City of Atlantic Beach. We are truly built on connecting local and discovering health. Outside of our festival we offer multiple pop-up events in partnership with local businesses, volunteer at the local elementary school supporting morning health and fitness, and we started our first community garden. WellFest is more than just a festival, we are supporting a healthier, more active community.
What offering/presenter or class are you most excited about for this year’s event?
We have the most amazing stage line up this year. Not only are we proud to have Here Tomorrow as our Title Sponsor, but our stage class lineup features MBody Yoga, All Together Wellness, Kokoro Health and Fitness, and Nova Dance and Wellness Academy. Also, back for the second year we have a bigger than ever Coffee Crawl, featuring six local vendors serving coffee samples along a 1-mile blocked course so attendees can sip and stroll their way to the park and spend the day connecting with their community.