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The 7th annual Emerald Coast Holistic Health Expo returns to Fort Walton Beach Saturday, September 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, sponsored by Natural Awakenings magazine, will showcase a wide range of holistic practices, products and workshops, empowering visitors to explore and embrace a well-rounded approach to their health and well-being. “We’re excited, more than ever, to bring back the 7th Annual Holistic Health Expo,” affirms Natural Awakenings co-publisher, Scott Chase. “After the COVID interruption in 2020, we have continued the tradition but only bigger and better. Since then, Natural health and wellness have taken center stage since COVID. We’re proud to showcase Northwest Florida’s premier providers and products supporting and inspiring healthy, happy, earth-friendly living.”

At the heart of the expo is a celebration of holistic health, encompassing all aspects of mind, body and spirit. The event showcases a diverse range of practices, therapies, and products, focusing on natural and alternative approaches to healing and self-care. Exhibitors across the holistic health spectrum will gather at the expo, presenting a vast selection of products and services. Visitors can browse through vibrant vendor stalls featuring organic food and beverages, herbal supplements, essential oils, crystals, natural skincare products, yoga accessories, and mindful lifestyle tools. “The expo provides a unique shopping experience, allowing attendees to discover new and innovative products that support their healthy lifestyle goals,” affirms Scott Chase, co-publisher of Natural Awakenings magazine.

The expo also features an extensive lineup of renowned speakers, experts, and practitioners, offering inspiring talks, workshops, and interactive sessions. Participants can learn from the best in the field, exploring topics such as mindfulness, nutrition, energy healing, yoga, meditation, herbal remedies, and much more. From introductory sessions for beginners to advanced workshops for seasoned practitioners, there is something for everyone.

In addition to the educational and exhibitor offerings, the Emerald Coast Holistic Health Expo offers numerous opportunities for relaxation and rejuvenation. “Attendees can participate in morning beachside yoga sessions, guided meditation classes, and nature walks along the breathtaking coastline,” says Chase. “There are also dedicated areas for massage therapy, energy healing, and other therapeutic treatments, providing a serene oasis for attendees to unwind and restore their vitality.”

The Emerald Coast Holistic Health Expo not only offers a wealth of knowledge and experiences but also fosters a sense of community among attendees and exhibitors. “The event serves as a testament to the growing interest in holistic practices and the profound impact they can have on individuals' lives,” says Chase. “The sense of community and connection is palpable throughout the expo, with attendees sharing their experiences, insights and stories with like-minded individuals. Whether one seeks to expand their knowledge, connect with experts, or simply embrace a holistic lifestyle, the Emerald Coast Holistic Health Expo is an event that nourishes the body, mind and soul, leaving participants feeling inspired, empowered and equipped to lead a healthier, more balanced life.”

During this festive event, Clean Eatz restaurant owner Sam Poppell will give a live presentation on how to lose weight without ever skipping a meal. The team at Trulieve will share the rules and regulations concerning medical marijuana recommendations. Additionally, Saving with Soul Pet Rescue will host a pet adoption for cats and dogs. “Even if you can't adopt, please stop by to love on our pets and learn more about how you can help make miracles happen daily for homeless pets,” says Chief Miracle Maker Jennifer Hagedorn. Other presentations are being confirmed and will be announced soon.  

This year’s sponsors include Trulieve, Clean Eatz, Life Extension, Coastal Medical Integration, LifeWave, Bodyworks by Bull Therapeutic Massage, CBD American Shaman, Honey Med and The Golden Almond Health Store. Additionally, event sponsor Sandcastle radio will be broadcasting live from the event. “We’re so excited to participate in this amazing expo and keep the energy going and flowing with our live broadcast, y’all,” affirms Sandcastle Radio co-founder, Deborah Bassett. 

Cost: Admission is free. Location: Destin-Ft. Walton Convention Center, 1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy. SE, Destin, FL. For more information, visit

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