The Women’s Wellness Fest is happening on April 22Apr 01, 2023 10:34PM ● By Rebecca Young
The Women’s Wellness Fest—a recurring event that is all about empowering women through community, connection and education—takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 22, Earth Day, at the Seawalk Pavilion, in Jacksonville Beach. Natural Awakenings is proud to sponsor this fun-filled event, which will include yoga, Pilates, breathwork, meditation, public speakers, dancing, a sound bath and more, plus a vendor village with more than 35 local vendors and nonprofits that will be open to the public. Products and services available at the vendor village will include chiropractors, massage therapists, gemstones, apparel, candles, jewelry and more.
“Women’s Wellness Fest helps to eliminate the fear of the unknown,” shares festival founders Mary Beth Perrone and Karen Wood. “It provides women with the opportunity to experience different wellness activities and techniques in a safe, judgment-free environment so they can find whatever works best for them on their wellness journey. Come join us on April 22, and let’s celebrate being a woman, being in community, and this beautiful planet on which we live.”
Perrone and Wood came up with the idea for Women’s Wellness Fest over lunch in October 2021, and just four months later, in February 2022, the first Women’s Wellness Fest was held. To their delight, and to the delight of those in attendance, their vision of creating a safe space for women to come together in community without comparison or competition was realized.
“Bring your yoga mat, reusable water bottle, sunglasses, sunscreen, blanket, props of any kind (even pillows),” adds Perrone. “Nourish with amazing food from a host of vendors with options for all dietary needs. Food trucks, our raffle table and the vendor village will be accepting credit cards and cash. Come with friends or come alone and leave with new friends. You are sure to make more than one. We promise. Leave with new connections, new information, a sense of peace and calm, and a super cool swag bag filled with goodies.”
The Women’s Wellness Fest is a proud supporter of V for Victory, a local nonprofit helping local families battling cancer with support from local small businesses.
Cost: $67 (a more than $120 value). Location: 75 1st St. N. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit WomensWellnessFest.com.