Yoga is a powerful way to ground ourselves, enhance mindfulness, and tap into the balance of the universe. The word yoga derives from Sanskrit and means “to join or unite,” symbolizing the union of body and consciousness. So what better way to honor the spiritual practice than uniting with other yogis to celebrate its benefits?
June 21 has been officially designated International Yoga Day by the United Nations—and Jupiter locals can head to Carlin Park that day to join the festivities at the International Yoga Day Fest. Launched last year by Heather Viniar, founder of the Ignite Your Sunshine Foundation, the festival aims to create community, support local businesses, and provide healing, wellness, and lots of fun. This year, the four-hour outdoor event (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.) will offer yoga and wellness classes, local vendors, delicious (and nutritious) bites, live music, activities for kids, and more.
“Whether you’re looking to move your body in class, experience new wellness modalities, listen to live music, browse the market, interact with the community, or just unwind, International Yoga Day Fest is a vibe, and there’s something for everyone,” says Viniar, a life coach, yoga teacher, financial advisor, and self-described “connector.”
Entry to the festival is free, and yoga classes are donation- based with proceeds benefiting local nonprofit Paws 4 Liberty, which trains service dogs for veterans. Dogs are welcome to attend too!