Wild Vibes was born in Portsmouth, NH on a hot summer day in 2014. We were inspired by the Seacoast's abundance of yoga, music, and art, but also felt a disconnect and separation among not only these creative cultures, but also within our community, and within ourselves. So we mused over an idea. An idea of creating a day to change all that. That idea brought in a handful of people to the first ever Wild Vibes Festival held at Pierce Island in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Although that gathering was small, something there felt really big. What had started as a dream to break down the walls of our vibrant art and holistic communities, soon became an annual festival that aims to bridge the gap, bring people together, and simply put: celebrate all the wild.
Wild Vibes has become a home where people return and arrive to year after year. A place to share talents, to learn from one another, and to connect over the universal languages of yoga, music, and art that bring us all together. Completely run by volunteers, a group of people who donate a lot of talent, heart, sweat, and soul, Wild Vibes continues to be a place of what it was founded on: inclusivity, creative collaboration, kindness, and the celebration of our most natural state: wild.
Since our first festival (shout out to our friends and family) in 2014, we have grown into a movement, a festival, and a retreat company, connecting humans both locally and globally who choose to share, be, and live their wild.
At Wild Vibes, you're invited, you are welcome here.
♥ Stay Wild,
With love & gratitude.
Wild Vibes Co-Founders,
Mags & AJ
Co-Founder & Co-Creator
Magnolia Barrett is a Seacoast native and Yoga teacher who loves to combine holistic healing with nature and art whenever possible. She teaches Yoga during the summers in Rye Beach and runs Yoga camps for Seacoast kids.
"Respond to every call that excites your spirit"
Co-Founder & Co-Creator
AJ Govoni is an international Yoga teacher and holistic wellness trainer, leading events, retreats, and programs around the world. She's passionate about all things creative, holistic health, and bringing people together in unique and uplifting ways. Her free spirit endeavors will find her pursuing anything that involves the ocean, the open road, and collaborating with like-minded people from around the globe.
"Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray”
SPONSOR & MARKETPLACE COORDINATOR
Marisa is a NH Seacoast Native and came from a brand marketing background before falling in love with yoga. After leaving the corporate world she completed 500+ hours of yoga teacher training and taught professionally for two years before finding that she truly thrived on the business side of the industry. Soon after, she began working with yoga teachers and fitness studios administratively - designing websites, managing social media presences, and handling much of the behind the scenes work required of growing businesses. She now is co-founder of Satya North, a marketing agency for the Wellness industry and lives in San Francisco.
LOCAL MUSIC CoORDINATOR
When it comes to music, Justin Uhlig is a jack of all trades. As a musician, Justin has been singing and playing guitar for audiences all across New England and Canada for over 23 years and is currently the bassist for the bands Yelloyuth and Slow Coyote. Justin is also the founder and event coordinator for Barnstormers Music and Art, multi-genre, multi-venue traveling mini-fest.
As the new Music Coordinator for Wild Vibes Festival, Justin hopes to help the annual event soar to new heights.
"The sky is kind of the limit"
PERFORMANCE ART COORDINATOR
Mel is originally from Vermont, and recently moved back to the Seacoast from living abroad in Mexico. She currently lives in Eliot, Maine and works as a baker for local restaurants and cafes. When not working she enjoys being outdoors, gardening, hiking, yoga and lots of travel!
SPONSOR & MARKETPLACE
Katie is a NH Seacoast native, but spent her early career in Brooklyn where she worked in sales and advertising at a technology start up. She thrived in the "daily grind" of start up life while also developing a passion for health and wellness. Heeding a call to follow that passion, Katie left the corporate world and completed her health coaching certification at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Over the course of the next few years she would start her own business, launch a successful podcast (Badass & Bare), and self-publish a personal development book (She Makes it Work). She now is co-founder of Satya North, a marketing agency for the Wellness industry and has returned to the Seacoast area.
Kids & Family Program Coordinator
Amanda Annicelli is an aspiring yoga and elementary teacher. She is passionate about branching the gap between youth and adults through awakening the mind, soul, and body. She seeks opportunities to deepen her knowledge and be apart of making a stronger community.
"Aim for love in everything you do."
Healing Space Coordinator
Lauren Shea washed ashore to the Seacoast 6 years ago from Boston, to live among her favorite things - the ocean and the mountains. She operates her wellness business, Wild & Free Wellness, offering reiki, holistic health coaching, and yoga! Her mission is to help people feel empowered in living their fullest, happiest life; challenging them to discover the balance of strength and softness within their being. What she loves most about yoga is how "your mat becomes your mirror" - every time you step onto it there is a new reflection, real and raw. She loves spending time on the beach, playing with essential oils, and telling Dad jokes. She is beyond excited to share the new Healing Space with the Seacoast community, and hopes it opens new doors to self-compassion and connection to the Universe.
"the cure for everything is salt water and great music"
Sarah’s New England roots run deep. Although her travels have brought her around the world, she continually finds her way back to her home in Portsmouth, NH close to all the things she loves most: friends, family, the mountains, and the beach. She’s full of passion to and for her community, always has a craft project and an adventure in the works, and never passes an opportunity to help visitors “live like a local”.
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
DREAMERS DEN Coordinator
Shelby Phoenix is a Seacoast, NH-based artist specializing in Custom Watercolor Portraits. As well as being an artist Shelby teaches art classes for Main Street Art in Newfields and manages Public Relations for the Dover, NH based non-profit Art group Wrong Brain. She is passionate about creating platforms to make local art visible and accessible to the general public. She is excited to apply her skills to Wild Vibes to create an immersive, and interactive art experience.
"Experience life in all possible ways."
YOGA & WORKSHOP COORDINATOR
Caring, compassionate, nurturing, empathetic, and supportive. Ocean lover sun worshiper, and moon follower. Yoga, dance, holistic health, and cooking enthusiast.
Kristen is passionate in connecting the mind, body, breath, and spirt through physical movement. She grew up as a dancer, was a runner and cycler, and over the past years has found balance and spirituality through yoga. She is dedicated personal growth, reflection, and healing. She strives to shine her love and light in everything she does and encounters.
"Listen deeply, love boundlessly, shine brightly"
Photographer, yoga teacher & curious human. Based in New England & traveling globally to empower women and capture & create #ordinarymagic
Social Content Curator
A lover of the outdoors and yoga, Tori is passionate about finding the magic in the small moments of everyday life. A seacoast NH native, Tori couldn't be more excited to be part of a local festival that brings all her passions into one place: yoga, music, art, and being truly free and wild in your own skin.
"All good things are wild and free."
Wanderluster, lover of all music, creative arts enthusiast, and photographer. Berkeley is always looking for moments that will lead her towards the life she strives for and searching for opportunities to better herself and the ones around her.
“Never forget how wildly capable you are”
Marketing & PR COORDINATOR
Christine is an artist, intuitive chakra coach, reiki master, and entrepreneur. When she’s not having fun with her 4 kids, she spends her time teaching mindfulness workshops in elementary schools, coaching adults in their personal and professional lives, and taking on projects that she loves! After quitting her corporate design job, she decided to take a spiritual journey across the country. She opened herself up to all the magic the universe has to offer. She spent over 15 years working in the music industry, working on shows and festivals, booking tours, designing, and traveling. She is now the founder of SoulFire-Living, her intuitive coaching business and the co-founder of Shine Bright Workshops, an organization that is bringing mindfulness into elementary schools. She is a free spirit and strives to help people find their inner power and strength to also live a life they love.
“Life holds special magic for those who dare to dream”