A two day-outdoor festival promoting natural health, wellness, mindfulness, fitness and the outdoors is coming to Saratoga Springs April 29 – 30.
Called the Festival for Change, and Powermastery Retreat for Human Potential & Breakthrough, the event is being dubbed by organizers as “a major launch and re-birth of the Saratoga region as a hub for health and wellness.”
It will be held at the Saratoga Spa State Park and utilize the Victoria Pool and Gideon Putnam Resort.
Events will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days. The festival will be held rain or shine.
The festival is produced in cooperation with the Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau, Saratoga Chamber of Commerce, I Love NY, and Carson Worldwide.
The goal of Festival for Change is to get individuals and families active, informed, into the outdoors, connected with natural health and wellness, empowered with possibility, creating outcomes, and to introduce the area as a go-to, one-stop destination for health and wellness, officials said.
“Increasing concerns for affordable healthcare and avoiding illness has brought wellness into the spotlight,” the tourism bureau said in a new release.
“As fitness, diet and mental health become important considerations, we learn there are more cost-effective and safer ways to health and happiness. Festival visitors break through traditional dependencies and see beyond a singular view of how to take charge of their own lives instead of allowing others to dictate the one-size-fits-all approach. At the festival, guests begin the journey with mindfulness, a healthier lifestyle and tap into a new wellness resource.”
Activities include will yoga, meditation, fitness, guided tours of the local mineral springs, wellness hikes, health and wellness presentations and demonstrations.
There will be Native American performances and lore, energy healers, wellness exhibitors, and a gear swap area where people can bring their outdoor gear and apparel to trade or giveaway.
Registration is required for the multi-workshop, hands-on event. Organizers said faculty will include best-selling authors and mentors in mindfulness and breakthrough.
For information, visit www.festivalforchange.com.