Lakeside Park will be home to an expanded Spirit Market this month as part of the second Kootenay Spirit Festival.

Kootenay Spirit Festival nears

Tickets on sale for second annual festival celebration of yoga, dance, meditation and music

Only a few more sleeps before the second annual Kootenay Spirit Festival held in Nelson. This incredible weekend of yoga, meditation, music and dance will take place this Sept. 18-20.

Here is an account of last year’s Kootenay Spirit Festival from Shayla Wright, one of the participants:

“The part of the Kootenay Spirit Festival that I was able to participate in made me feel that it is one of the brightest, most beautiful events I’ve ever seen in the Kootenays. Congratulations to you and everyone else who helped to create it.

“I see it becoming something quite large, to which people travel each year from all over. The energy, and the connections that were happening were quite remarkable.

“It was one of those days when I felt very proud to be part of this community. with love and gratitude”

Events are hosted iin various studios, venues and Nelson’s parks. You are encouraged to walk and cycle between events. Nelson provides an ideal location to celebrate mindful-living, love of nature and engaged community.

There will be an expanded Spirit Market at Lakeside Park with local vendors. As part of their mission of accessibility within the community, the festival will once again offer a free concert, acro yoga, hoops and new this year, a kids zone. The focus this year includes youth (teens and young adults) and programming will be provided by and for youth.

Thirty-eight workshops, five diverse concerts, a wellness market, an ecstatic dance event and amazing people including you.

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