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The OM Festival Returns to Arlington
Southern Vermont is no stranger to yoga festivals and fun immersive events . Sam Grout , a sixth-generation Vermonter , yogi , entrepreneur , and techie had a vision to start a new chapter and continue this tradition of yoga , good food , and building community . Sam is the Co-Founder of The OM Festival - a transformative retreat experience for your sacred soul . She and the rest of the Omies are here to invite you to experience the beautiful spirit living in the rolling hills of West Arlington . This is where the new chapter began with the first annual OM Festival hosted at the West Mountain Inn in 2023 . It is again that time of year ! The mountains are calling , and it is “ Time to Go OM .”
We are delighted to announce that Yoga Fun Day has again partnered with The West Mountain Inn and The Vermont Leadership Center to bring you The OM Festival . Yoga Fun Day is the producer of lifestyle events and festivals across the country . They have chosen Arlington , VT for a second year in a row as their spectacular mountain venue location July 24 through July 28 .
This epic , multi-day , family-friendly yoga , music , and wellness festival brings an amazing combination of yoga , music , workshops , and outdoor adventure to yoga lovers , families , foodies , and outdoor adventure seekers . This is the ultimate opportunity to experience an outdoor yoga and wellness festival in the breathtakingly beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont .
The 2024 festival lineup will feature more than 60 + classes and workshops , numerous guided hikes and nature walks such as mushroom identification , farm-to-table dinners , wine tastings , wood-fired pizza nights , and more . We boast an unparalleled lineup of local and international yoga teachers , kirtan artists , and bhakti musicians from around the world . There will also be flow artists , meditation instructors , and talented performing artists such as fire dancers . Attendees can practice and learn various styles of yoga ( at all levels ), outdoor activities such as SUP yoga , hula hooping , slack-lining , and more , or indulge in local farm fresh food from Jamaican Jewelz , cold-pressed organic Kombucha from Baby Kombucha or relax in the Enchanted Forest Spa with spa treatments from The Alchemist Laboratory , Well Balanced Massage , and Maggie ’ s Healing Path where our attendees can enjoy a facial , massage , healing treatment and / or reiki session . Be sure to check out OM Botanicals amazing all-natural products in our Vendor Village as well as Boston Vibrations ’ huge selection of singing bowls to the cool clothing from Kava Threads and Kukui Maca , an all-inclusive bohemian boutique . Kids under 12 will be admitted FREE . A five-day all-access pass starts at $ 499 , 3-day passes are $ 399 , and there are day passes as well as music passes that will give you entrance to all classes , workshops , vendor village , spa tent , and nightly entertainment .
Whether you are a die-hard foodie or just someone who enjoys nourishing their body with tasty treats - you are in luck at The Om Festival ! On July 25 at 4:30pm we offer Wine , Cheese & Chocolate at the West Mountain Inn Bar ( Inside the Inn ) at $ 45 per person . On July 26 at 6pm is Wood Fired Pizza Night at the West Mountain Inn at $ 25 per person . On July 25 and July 27 at 6pm , we are offering a Farm-to-Table Feast : A Culinary Journey through Four Exquisite Courses . Reserve your table now and be part of an extraordinary dining experience .
The cost is $ 95 per person including tax , service , and 2 drinks or glasses of wine . The VIP package is also available for $ 150 . theomfestival . com .
Matt Harrington Earns Certified Association Executive Credential
The American Society of Association Executives ( ASAE ) has announced that Matt Harrington , Executive Director of the Southwestern Vermont Chamber , has recently earned the Certified Association Executive ( CAE ®) designation . The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry .
To be designated as a Certified Association Executive , an applicant must have experience with nonprofit organization management by completing a minimum of 100 hours of specialized professional development . Applicants must also pass a stringent examination in association management focused on governance , executive leadership , organizational strategy , operations , business development , member and stakeholder engagement , advocacy , and marketing and communications . Finally , applicants must pledge to uphold a code of ethics . To maintain the certification , individuals must undertake ongoing professional development and activities in association and nonprofit management . Less than 5,000 professionals currently hold the CAE credential . The CAE Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies ( NCCA ).

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