Summer is nearly upon us and with that brings the Island Tides Yoga & Wellness Festival right here in downtown Charlottetown! From rooftop fitness classes and paddle board yoga sessions to intimate culinary experiences and gentle sunset meditation, there is something for everyone at this year’s festival.
Here are 10 reasons you don’t want to miss coming to chill in Charlottetown June 22 – 25, 2023
1) Try a Variety of Yoga Classes
With 30 unique yoga classes happening over four days, there is literally something for every style, practice and preference. Ready for an ideal day? Wake up with an in-studio hot yoga & live music session, head to one of Charlottetown’s green spaces for a chill flow class in the afternoon, then finish the day with a mindful nature journey along the waterfront.
2) Discover Unique Venues
Enjoy getting to know a different side of Charlottetown while expanding your personal horizons and exploring your inner landscape in the heart of Prince Edward Island. From lush courtyards, rooftop patios, and cozy studios to harbourside green spaces, wooded parks, and cool, urban environments – the list is endless for unique spaces to deepen your practice.
3) Indulge in Intimate Culinary Experiences
The Island is known for its incredible cuisine. Experience a taste of it through a Persian cooking session with Monelli down at Founders, or, treat your senses to a three-course tasting menu accompanied with complimentary mocktail creations.
4) Connect with Ideas that Light You Up
Island Tides is a place to learn, connect and engage with ideas that light you up. We’ll have thought leaders hosting informal and intimate workshops that range from self-love and sobriety to intuition and the art of breathwork. Come discover something new, dig deeper into your personal practice, and have a whole lot of fun.
5) Dance Your Heart Open
Fitness doesn’t always have to involve dumbbells and downward dogs. Take part in Monelli’s Persian Dance workshop or Polina’s Zumba class on Saturday afternoon, or shake your booty through the streets with the Silent Disco on Saturday night.
6) Take in Free Dance & Music Performances
Sit back and enjoy the variety of entertainment on offer throughout the festival. Kick off your weekend with an interactive dance performance with Monelli. Then take in a performance by the Xclusiv Crew, a joyful and creative HipHop & Caribbean dance group.
7) Get Your Endorphins Flowing
Whether it’s a hot yoga session, a 5k run, a rooftop workout, or a mountain biking session, there are countless ways to get your sweat on and feel great time doing it. Endorphins are powerful hormones that will only add to your overall enjoyment of your time in Charlottetown.
8) Meet New, Like-Minded People
One of the best things about travelling is the opportunity to meet new people. Island Tides attracts people in search of new experiences, interesting ideas and feel-good times. What better place to do it than in a place that’s already naturally therapeutic, beautiful and inspiring?
9) Experience Charlottetown in a Whole New Way
Get ready to have your perspective shifted after attending various classes & workshops in interesting spaces. From unique events like a sound healing journey to human design workshops, you’ll discover a fresh side of Charlottetown while learning new things about yourself in the process.
10) Soak Up Some Vitamin Sea
Charlottetown has a calm vibe that relaxes the nervous system and offers so many ways to recharge. Get out on the harbour with a SUP yoga class or book a Spin & Yin class held on the Sol Paddle Tavern, a solar and human-powered pontoon-style cycle boat, for an experience unlike any other.
So why not come chill out in Charlottetown? Head to www.islandtidesfestival.com to browse the full schedule of events!
Curious what else to do around Charlottetown? Don’t miss a beat over on our events page.
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