Skip your go-to music festival for an event that will uplift your mind, body, and soul.

It’s hard to believe that festival season is right around the corner. But rather than relying on the old standbys (you know, those events that leave you sticky, hungover, and in need of some serious restoration), consider a different breed of fun: the wellness festival.

These events, usually spread over a few days and hosted at stunning destinations, combine feel-good activities (like yoga, hiking, and meditation) with inspiring talks, soulful music, and one-of-a-kind experiences that will uplift you inside and out. Best of all, you’ll meet new friends who share your interest in living your very best life.

Here are some of the best wellness festivals to look forward to this year:


This popular festival has attracted big-name speakers for more than 20 years. While 2018 speakers have yet to be announced, previous A-listers have included Arianna Huffington, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Deepak Chopra. When you’re not listening to engaging discussions, checking out eco-friendly film screenings, taking guided hikes, or getting your sweat on in fitness classes, you can get lost in the “Experience Hall”—an exhibitor showcase offering spiritual jewelry, soul readings, inspiring books, and wellness products.

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Article by Joni Sweet – Healthway.com



For over 20 years, the Sun Valley Wellness Festival has been a leader in the filed exploring topics of mind, body, spiritual, and environmental health. SVPN spoke with SVWF President, Andria Friesen and SVWF Director, Heather Lamonica Deckard, to see what attendee’s can expect at this year’s Festival.

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Environmentalist sows seeds of change
Vandana Shiva discusses global goals at Sun Valley Wellness Festival