Discover Health, Connect Local
Meraki Wellness, Inc., a local non-profit, in collaboration with the City of Atlantic Beach, presents the 1st Annual Beaches WellFest.
Kicking off the day with an energetic yoga flow provided by MBody Yoga and spending the day listening to inspirational speakers including local resources that provide physical, nutritional, mental, and fitness services to help you along your health journey; teaching you how to integrate changes to build a lifestyle of wellness.
Sign up for small break-out sessions where you can spend time engaging with others and connecting with your community. Enjoy a latte from Chaunies Coffee and Such or stop by Big Island Bowls or Balu’s Surf Shack for lunch and stay to learn, grow, move, connect, and be part of something that will change the way you feel about holistic wellness.
This family-friendly event includes activities for the kids like Wild Child Kids Yoga and The Jaguars Junior Training Camp (2pm-4pm). Shuttle services will be provided by Beachside Buggies to and from Atlantic Beach City Hall. The Bike Bus will provide bike valet for those that ride their bikes to the park.
10:00 AM | MBody Yoga
Kick off WellFest and your weekend with an all-levels, mindful and energetic yoga practice led by MBody Yoga studio owner Leah Green, featuring music from the amazing Kalani Rose. Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, this class will leave you feeling empowered, challenged and ready to take on your day!
11:00 AM | John Goetze Physical Therapy
Stop living with nagging back pain. Explore simple strategies you can use to ease your back pain – some over time and some almost instantly that you can do TODAY to help ease back pain and stiffness. Learn ways to stay mobile, be more independent, return to an active lifestyle; all without pills, injections, or surgery.
12:00 AM | JAX Cooking Studio
JAX Cooking Studio believes that food should enrich your life rather than drag you down. Watch a live demonstration on how to prepare a variety of colorful, nutritious, and divine meals in a jar! Prepare these on Sunday and take one to work or school each day for a delicious lunch that will leave you energized.
1:00 PM | Camp Gladiator
Get your heart pumping with an afternoon bootcamp style workout.
2:00 PM | Integrative Medical Groups
What is Integrative Medicine? Integrative Medicine = Good Medicine ... New Frontier to the Conventional Tradition Medicine!
3:00 PM | Baptist Health - Jill Garrett, Psy.D.
Self-Care "Exercises" - Guided Imagery and Meditation. Join Dr. Garrett to learn about and participate in relaxation and mindfulness exercises to enhance your emotional well-being.
Throughout the day, attendees will be able to sign up for breakout sessions for intimate small-group education and engaging activities from the following sponsors:
Other sponsors that will be providing valuable information and education include:
The festival will be held at Johansen Park in Atlantic Beach. To allow for ease of parking and safety of attendees we are planning to have all traffic one-way with Park Terrace West going west towards Country Club; and Park Terrace East going east towards Seminole. Country Club Lane will be blocked between Park Terrace East and West for the food trucks.
Beachside Buggies will be providing shuttling services from The City of Atlantic Beach City Hall parking lot (by the entrance of the City Hall building facing the park) and have a designated drop-off / pick-up point at the corner of Seminole and Park Terrace West. From there all attendees can follow the sidewalk along Seminole to the front of Johansen Park where the official WellFest table will be set up. For all of those traveling by bike, The Bike Bus will be parked along Park Terrace West for valet parking.
Meraki Wellness, Inc. was established in support of the inaugural Beaches WellFest event in Atlantic Beach, Florida. The non-profit’s vision is to see the growth of WellFest nationwide, providing education to the public by connecting local resources with their communities to build relationships that support improved wellness. Meraki’s goals includes the growth of WellFest into five locations in five years.