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Mahabhuta Yoga VegFest Returns to Pensacola Beach

The Mahabhuta Yoga VegFest is being held November 10 to 13 at the Margaritaville Beach Hotel on Pensacola Beach. This annual festival features an eclectic variety of food vendors, an artisan village, live music, yoga and meditation classes, flow arts presenters and performers, and sand art installations 

This year’s theme incorporates the free-spirited water tiger, “The water tiger—embodying passion, creativity and life force—reminds us that it’s a time to be brave, bold and adventurous,” shares event co-organizer, Stacey Vann. 

Mahabhuta Yoga VegFest opens on Thursday, November 10, with an earth mandala ceremony intended to bless the festival’s yoga and meditation space. Over the course of the event, visitors can observe this work of art designed to encourage healing, peace and purification. 

On Friday, sand sculptors will create unique sand art installations in front of the Landshark Landing Beach Bar & Grill. Dan Anderson, founder of Dan Castles, and his team will build a pinnacle sand sculpture featuring the Year of the Water Tiger. 

On Saturday, the team at Dan Castles will host a free public sand building workshop, along with family-friendly beach games including corn hole, spikeball and paddleball.

Location: 165 Fort Pickens Rd., Pensacola Beach. Weekend passes for this ticketed event can be purchased in advance. Use promo code EQUINOX for 10 percent discount on weekend pass. For more information about the festival grounds, activities, event times, lodging and volunteer, vendor and sponsorship opportunities, visit

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