Enjoy the finest of local holistic wellness practitioners, products and amazing artisans of all kinds at the upcoming Illuminate Festivals. The Fairfax Festival will be held on January 20 and the Columbia Festival will be held on January 26. Both events run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. At both of these events, participants can shop, sample and delight the senses.
Practitioners offer mini sessions of body- and energy-work such as reiki, massage or sound therapy. Try an intuitive reading, consult an astrologer or see what the Tarot deck reveals with an expert interpreter. Explore energy-enhancing crystals, essential oils and natural spa products. Find jewelry, gifts and select from beautiful art choices from a variety of disciplines—you may find painting, photography, pottery, glasswork and more. Admission includes free intensive workshops, held hourly, on a wide range of topics from the power of crystals to accessing past lives to the benefits of sound healing.
It is a wonder-filled day of wellness and spiritual rebalancing—blending the best of modern methods and ancient wisdom. Attendees are encouraged to look around, see what they are naturally drawn to and give it a try. There is always plenty to discover, for everyone from the newly curious to the avid practitioner.
Admission: $6 at the door/$5 (pre-purchase online). Free admission for active and veteran military, emergency response personnel and children under 18. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Locations: Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles, 14750 Conference Center Dr., Chantilly, VA and Nourishing Journey, 8975 Guilford Rd., Ste. 170, Columbia, MD. For more information, visit IlluminateFestivals.com.