The second annual Chattanooga's Holistic Festival, coming to Crabtree Farms on April 26 from 2-6 p.m,will showcase local wellness professionals and products.
"Chattanooga is home to a booming wellness community," organizers said. "There are many different aspects to holistic care, including massage therapy, chiropractic care, nutrition, acupuncture, herbs and supplements, essential oils, CBD and pulse therapy. Within these categories there are many different modalities or styles of care. For example, a massage therapist can specialize in lymphatic drainage, craniosacral, ashiatsu, cupping, neuromuscular or myofascial release. Each practitioner has their own specialty and style.
"With so many options out there, it can be intimidating and confusing; especially when seeking out a non-traditional mode of care.
"We created this festival so that people can experience what Chattanooga’s holistic community has to offer in one approachable event. Each practitioner will have their own booth to present their services and speak about what makes their business unique.
"We had a great turn out for our first festival in September 2019, and are excited to announce an expanded yoga schedule, as well as more family-friendly activities and vendors.
:We are also growing from 18 to 24 local vendors."
The festival opens at 2 p.m. with ”Meditation for Mindfulness” by Meagan Stone. Outdoor yoga offerings include, two family-focused classes taught by Grace Brooks Ratchford of Balance Studios. A “Healing Touch Restorative Yoga Class” with Suzanne Sobourin and Cypris Birkel, which combines nourishing poses with gentle touch massage therapy, will be running concurrently with a “Kids Only” yoga class that begins at 2:30 p.m. The indoor space will be transformed into a lecture hall for four, 20-minute information sessions beginning at 4 p.m.
Admission is free to the festival; the yoga classes are fee-based. Tickets are available on Eventbrite, by searching for. “Chattanooga’s Holistic Festival.
"Come out and meet some of the amazing people who can help you feel your best while enjoying the outdoors," organizers said.
About the organizers, Cypris Birkel of Cypris Bodywork & Wellness and Meagan Stone of Meagan Stone Massage Therapy:
Meagan Stone is a local, licensed massage therapist, who has been practicing for the past 10 years. She approaches the mind and body with a holistic focus to reduce pain and stress for the individual. Ms. Stone uses a combination of traditional and eastern based techniques, as well as, herbs and natural remedies to help the body to heal.
Cypris Birkel is a gentle touch massage therapist specializing in lymphatic drainage and craniosacral therapy. These methods stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself by working directly with the nervous system and the body’s fluids. A recent transplant from Silicon Valley California, she has been in practice for four years. Conditions Ms. Birkel enjoys working with are chronic pain, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, TMJ, MS and Lyme disease, as well as athletic preparation/recovery from events and injury repair.