Transformation is the theme of this edition of the popular healing arts festival that will be held in San Pedro on the weekend of December 6 and 7. The Arte Sano festivals have been running for 8 years now, offering a chance for people to experience different ways of living, and transforming their lives through healthier eating, holistic disciplines like Yoga, meditation and personal development. The Arte Sano festivals are weekend events that are packed with activities for people interested in trying something new – classes and workshops give people the chance to try practical activities, while talks and conferences can introduce new and innovative ideas. The eco-holistic market has all kinds of natural and organic products as well as original artisan gifts, ideal with Christmas just round the corner. “San Pedro’s municipal ‘Carpa’ provides an excellent venue for this event,” explains Monica Bereuther, co-organiser of the event. “It is very easy to find in the town’s feria ground and has enough space for the diverse market as well as all the activities. As a complement to our summer edition on the Paseo Maritimo, it serves to bring our message of natural living to a wider audience.”
Children are always an important part of the Arte Sano festivals and a dedicated area is organised by a Montessori education project based in Coin, ‘La Casa Verde’. They run workshops, classes and activities specifically for the little ones, emphasising natural and creative play. There is also a chance to learn more about the Montessori method, or take a break in their relaxing chill out area.
As always, the winter edition of Arte Sano allows the team to collect funds for local charities and this year the chosen charities that will benefit from the 1€ entry fee are Construye Mundo who have projects helping development in Africa, and valores working with handicapped young people in San Pedro.