Find yourself in paradise

Island Tides Yoga & Wellness Festival is a brain wave of Discover Charlottetown, bringers of joy, creators of events, and spreaders of love for the charming capital city of PEI. The festival is a collaborative effort and has been brought to life in partnership with many community partners, funders, and businesses.

To play along the ocean’s edge. To eat whatever you please (a lobster roll a day keeps the doctor away, right?). To lay under a blanket of stars. To gather around a roaring bonfire. And to refocus on what really brings you joy.

Our Story

Island Tides Yoga & Wellness Festival is brought to you by your friends at Discover Charlottetown, bringers of joy and spreaders of love for our charming seaside city.

Changing tides

With all the many challenges the last few years have brought us, it also brought us a lot of perspective. For many of us, this meant acknowledging what’s really important in life and deciding what we want to bring with us into this next phase. As busy parents, entrepreneurs, students, and professionals, it’s important that we continue to take care of ourselves — fill up our own cups, so to speak — so we can show up that much better for our families, for our communities, and for the world.

Planting the seed

As we sat in the early, dark, uncertain days of the winter of 2020, we pondered brighter days and what a health & wellness celebration could look like. We knew we wanted something that would draw on the therapeutic nature of PEI and our incredible community partners that involved yoga, meditation, fitness, healthy living, and a dash of whimsy. Basically, we wanted to create an accessible festival that locals would embrace and visitors would come to year after year.

The 2021 Inaugural Event

Fast forward to spring/summer 2021, the concept came to life with playful branding, funding, an organizing committee, social pages, programming, and finally – attendees! As things began to slowly reopen and it became a lot safer to gather together here in Charlottetown, we were so officially excited to kick off the first ever festival on an adjusted timeline in July.

Choose your own adventure

From harbourfront parks to rooftop patios to green spaces under the stars, we’re thrilled to bring this event back June 16-19, 2022 with a ton of unique venues to deepen your practice and expand your horizons. We’ve also brought together some of the best teachers, practitioners, creators, experts, chefs, musicians, and more to help bring this festival to you. Because you deserve a break. We want this festival to be whatever you want/need it to be. So whether you want to start the day with movement & mimosas, learn about gut health, get toned at a HIIT workout, try stand-up paddle boarding, enjoy Happy Hour on a rooftop, or unwind with candlelit Yin class, you can choose your own pace and style.

Whatever you decide to do, we hope you’ll leave feeling inspired, rejuvenated, and refocused on what really matters.

Ready to come chill out in Charlottetown?

World-Class Teachers

Meet Our Amazing Lineup

Julie Pellissier-Lush
Julie Pellissier-Lush
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Ouma Cuniah
Ouma Cuniah
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Mel Martell
Mel Martell
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Monelli Rahmatian
Monelli Rahmatian
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Erika Killam
Erika Killam
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Charles Sanderson
Charles Sanderson
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Our Sponsors

Meet the companies and brands behind this event