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Wellness Lineup: Your Guide to Rejuvenation
Tuesday June 25, 2024
Wellness

Wellness Lineup: Your Guide to Rejuvenation at Pickathon 2024

Wellness at Pickathon isn’t just a program; it’s woven into every inch of the festival, feeding our souls and building our community. From the moment you step onto Pendarvis Farm, you’re immersed in an atmosphere that promotes holistic well-being, connecting you to nature, your community, and your inner self.

Comprehensive Wellness Experience

Our special wellness initiatives invite you to nurture your mind, body, and spirit, ensuring that your festival experience is not only enjoyable but also deeply enriching.

Connection cures and Music mends those with dusty feet who travel the paths of Pendarvis Farm. Wellness awaits you to fill your 2024 Pickathon cup. Let’s meet at the Mat.

 Jeanna Collet, Pickathon Wellness Lead

Discover the Wellness Lineup

Imagine a range of transformative experiences that provide mental, physical, and spiritual support, enhancing your festival journey. From tarot readings to sound healing and energizing stretches, Pickathon’s 2024 Wellness Lineup inspires you to embark on a journey of renewal, restoration, and inspiration.

Kids activities at Pickathon 2023 on Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon. @jenvanj

Yoga & Movement 

Curated by Jeanna Collet, Yoga and Movement at Pickathon is a highlight, providing an opportunity to wake up with purpose, stretch out those dancing limbs and recalibrate yourself after a grand night of music. Both the Lucky Barn and Galaxy Barn Courtyard host several morning yoga sessions throughout the festival, ranging from Deep Stretch, Hatha, Core Flow and Mindful Movement with Poetry, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Add a yoga mat to your camping pack list.

Explore with Movement

Pendarvis Farm has provided sanctuary to the trees, ferns, and wildlife within the festival grounds for decades. Take advantage of this well kept landscape and treat yourself to a guided morning stroll, run, or guided hike. Join us at the Windmill Neighborhood, runners gather at 7:30 am, hikers gather at 8 am. 

Nature & Fresh Air

It’s Happy Valley, after all, and we’re committed to putting the “happy” in Happy Valley. The serene environment of Pendarvis Farm, with its lush landscapes and fresh air, is an essential component of our wellness offerings. Whether you’re exploring the trails, lounging under a tree, or participating in a guided nature walk, you’ll find countless opportunities to connect with wellness through the natural world.


Wellness Schedule

Thursday, August 1st

Lucky Barn 

5 PM – 6 PM: Flow Yoga with Danny Meza

Friday, August 2nd 

Windmill Neighborhood

8 AM: Hike Scouters Mountain Nature Park with Brett Sherman

Lucky Barn 

7:30 – 8:30 AM:  Deep Stretch with Karli Janine Erickson

9 AM – 10 AM:  Deep Stretch with Karli Janine Erickson

Galaxy Barn Courtyard 

8 AM – 9 AM: Flow Yoga with Danny Meza

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Flow Yoga with Danny Meza

Saturday, August 3rd

Windmill Neighborhood

7:30 AM: Fun Run with Samantha Cox

8 AM: Hike Scouters Mountain Nature Park with Brett Sherman

Lucky Barn 

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM: Flow Yoga with Danny Meza

9 AM – 10 AM: Flow Yoga with Danny Meza

Galaxy Barn Courtyard 

8 AM – 9 AM: Mindful Movement + Poetry with Miranda Lattimore & Marcus 

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Mindful Movement + Poetry with Miranda Lattimore & Marcus 

Sunday, August 4th

Windmill Neighborhood

7:30 AM: Fun Run with Samantha Cox

8 AM: Hike Scouters Mountain Nature Park with Brett Sherman

Lucky Barn 

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM: Deep Stretch with Karli Janine Erickson

9 AM – 10 AM: Deep Stretch with Karli Janine Erickson

Galaxy Barn Courtyard 

8 AM – 9 AM: Core Flow with Julia J.

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Core Flow with Julia J.


Refuge Neighborhood: A Zen Oasis

Curated by Libby Brown and Lindsay Love, the Refuge Neighborhood is a sanctuary for relaxation and rejuvenation. Nestled in the shade of the forest, this wellness hub features pillow-laden resting areas and offers six daily activations with nearly a dozen collaborators and practitioners.

Experience foot rubs, showers, and comfortable breastfeeding nooks. This year’s theme, “A Thousand Paper Cranes for Peace and Prosperity,” features origami wishes, pre-made cranes, and a wishing wall with 2,000 cranes.

This tranquil forest retreat offers massages, sound therapy, and spaces to decompress and re-center. Adorned with florals, aromatic plants, and botanical weaving walls, it provides a sensory delight that calms the mind and soul. The area also includes reading nooks, a rustic lending library, and a performance stage for intimate, relaxing sessions.

Meditation, Sound Baths & Sound Healing

Find your inner peace with guided meditation sessions and immersive sound baths, perfect for calming the mind and grounding yourself amidst the festival’s energy. Surrender to a soothing sound journey where harmonic frequencies will help you relax, heal, and transcend the ordinary.

Showers, Cold Plunge & Massage 

Showers and massage in the Refuge Neighborhood are brought to you by Libby Brown and Lindsay Love. The public can receive paid massages from some of the best masseurs and masseuses in the Northwest, open from 8am to 8pm. Bringing the river to Pickathon, enjoy the trendy and healing benefits of cold plunges. Treat your mind and body with care and attention while being immersed in a forest bathing of the Refuge Neighborhood.

Foot Rubs by Knot Springs 

We’re thrilled to announce the return of Knot Springs, bringing wellness back to Pickathon after a brief hiatus last year. Enjoy relaxing foot massages with a view of the Mt. Hood Stage. Attendees can reserve times on-site or online. Knot Springs will offer foot rubs from noon to 4 PM on Thursday and full service from 10 AM to 6 PM, Thursday through Sunday. Secure your spot on-site or via our upcoming online link.

Alongside the foot rubs, Knot Springs products will be available in the Refuge Neighborhood for attendees to enjoy enhancing showers, yoga, and other experiences.

“Knot Springs is Portland’s unique wellness social club, bridging wellness and good times through real community. Pickathon is a special place that unites good times and community all while sprinkling in wellness opportunities to balance the experience. Picture yourself receiving a foot massage, beverage in hand, while watching your favorite band perform on the Windmill stage. It’s this unique and memorable experience that continues to make Pickathon an elevated adventure for all. ” – Alli Lurie, Director of Hospitality, Knot Springs

Tarot Card Readings & Interactive Art

Dive into the depths of your consciousness with warm and compassionate tarot insights. Explore the mystical and connect with nature through interactive nature weaving sessions. Engage in various art workshops and find comfort in designated areas designed to provide a relaxing retreat from the festival’s excitement.

Comfort & Good Vibrations

Enjoy a pillow-laden, billowy dreamy escape with a Family Feeding Nest, a comfortable and private space for nursing mothers, ensuring they have a peaceful area to care for their little ones. Embrace the positive energy and good vibrations at Pickathon, where every moment is designed to uplift and inspire.

Scheduled Sessions

Harmonize your mind, body, and soul with classes designed to help you feel good at Pickathon. Immerse yourself in holistic wellness with massages, showers, saunas, cold plunges, thermo therapy, and ceremonial tea hours by Smith Tea. Engage in horticulture therapies, DIY workshops, and sobriety meetings with Dharma, including indigenous trauma recovery sessions. Enjoy nature weaving, tarot readings, sound baths, energy and stretch classes, art workshops, and cold plunges. Jenna will offer free tarot readings for three hours each day, providing insights and guidance.

Please note that Knot Springs is not located in the Refuge Neighborhood. Ensure you’re in the right place for your desired activities, as wellness offerings are spread throughout the festival. Stay blissed out and enjoy the holistic experiences Pickathon has to offer!

Sanctuary Space

Returning for the third year, the Sanctuary will be decorated with flowing fabrics and giant mobiles, incorporating elements from the community. Experience the machine wall for photo tags and the weaving wall for interactive art. The Sanctuary will also feature sound baths with Melody and Bex, enhancing your wellness journey.

Wishing Wall & Botanical Weaving

The popular wishing wall will return, allowing you to set intentions or notes of goodwill to the universe. Last year saw close to a thousand entries! Engage in hands-on botanical weaving throughout the space.


Jenna, Present Path Tarot

Readings offer insights into how to best navigate to your best life from the highest self. Jenna’s style comes with warm humor, compassionate sensitivity, and a direction toward positive potentials. She has been described by her clients as an authentically channeled intuitive who brings fresh energy to the situations before you. LGBTQ+ Friendly. All are Welcome.

Bex Nicholes & Melody Christensen, Sound Bath

Let us take you on a sound healing with a unique blend of crystal singing bowls and violin. Melody Grace is an experienced reiki master energy healer harnessing the universal life energy with crystal singing bowls. Bex Beloved is a multi-genre violinist who uses soaring bow strokes and gentle plucks to create a unique meditative soundscape. Together they create Liminal Glow. Sound healing works by using specific sound frequencies to stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanisms. When we are exposed to sound, our brain waves entrain to the frequency of the sound, which can promote relaxation, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote physical healing.

Deb O’Connor, Energy/stretch class

Come and join our Energy Stretch class to open your mind, body, and soul. We’ll use a combination of stretches both small and large, breathwork, energy boosting movements, and acupressure to balance energetic flow, open the body, and create space in your being for joy and vitality. It’s a perfect way to bring all of YOU present to not only make you feel wonderful, but also enhance your experience at Pickathon!

Megan Barella, Art

Let’s gather, nature weave and create community together. You’re invited to create your very own nature weaving to take home and remember Pickathon all year long. Have fun designing these pieces with found wood, biodegradable twine, and found flowers and leaves. Everyone’s an artist and welcome to join us!

Refuge Neighborhood 2024 Sneak Peek

2023 Pickathon Quiet Zone. Photo by Rob Kerr @robkerr6

No matter which route you choose, Wellness at Pickathon will engage your mind, body, and spirit, offering a perfect escape from life’s stress. Join us at the Refuge Neighborhood for your hub for rejuvenating escape and immerse yourself in the tranquil, beautiful setting at Pickathon 2024.

Check out a sneak peek at the Refuge Neighborhood below.


2024 Wellness Lineup Spotlight: Present Path Tarot

Meet Jenna, a seasoned tarot reader whose journey began at 15. With warmth, humor, and compassionate sensitivity, Jenna invites you to explore the ancient wisdom of tarot.

Join us for Pickathon 2024 and elevate your festival experience with our enchanting Wellness Lineup. See you at Pendarvis Farm August 1-4, 2024, for a weekend of music, community, and holistic rejuvenation!

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