Fayetteville’s Cool Spring Downtown District Hosts Yoga and Painting Event

In an effort to continue beautifying the city of Fayetteville, Cool Spring Downtown District is hosting a “Make Your Mark and Find Your Zen” event.

The event started on Friday and ends on Saturday. It includes the painting of the linear park wall near the art park and three yoga sessions.

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Before the yoga sessions on Saturday, there will be a session of making mandalas with nature at noon. A mandala is a geometric pattern that symbolizes the universe in different cultures.

The first yoga session will take place at 1 p.m. with the Guiding Wellness Institute. The second session will be at 2 p.m. with Prima Elements Wellness Center, and the last session will be at 3 p.m. with Space Yoga NC.

According to Lauren Falls, director of marketing and events at Cool Springs Downtown District, the yoga sessions were added to help encourage mindfulness meditation.

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Participants will paint the hexagons on the wall of the linear park. Paint and brushes will be provided but participants in yoga sessions must bring their own yoga mat.

“Our goal is obviously to bring entertainment to downtown, so one of the ways we do that is to spruce up different areas of downtown to make it beautiful so people can enjoy it,” said Falls. “Also, as we paint Linear Park Wall, which is right next to Cross Creek Trail, people can cross Cross Creek Trail and see that was just another excavation point where people can just enjoying the artwork.”

Even though the event is free, those wishing to attend will still need to register so organizers can plan to welcome attendees and keep the event safe and socially distanced. Masks will be mandatory.

People can register for the event at eventbrite.com

Editor Akira Kyles can be reached at [email protected]

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