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Our Story of The OM Festival 

Samantha Grout is part of the OM Festival and delighted to bring this family friendly, community event to Vermont.

This magical 5 day transformational festival will be held in Arlington, Vermont at The West Mountain Inn.

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Our Story


A Seed Was Planted....

A seed was planted after Sam attended a yoga festival in 2012 in California and was smitten by the festival experience. Sam wanted to curate and create an epic event in Vermont but needed to find other like minded folks and a true dream team with the same passion for creating a transformational 5 day yoga and wellness  festival.  Sam jumped into action and created, Yoga Fun Day which was born in San Francisco. Yoga Fun Day are one day and multi day events held across the country that are free family friendly events.   We are on a mission to bring Yoga to All!

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Her first one day festival yoga event off in San Francisco with over 40+ classes, vendors and more.  Although, these one day wellness events have been amazing Sam really wanted to create a multi day retreat experience in a remote destination location.

Last year was the first annual OM Festival. We are back for 2024.   Sam is passionate about building strong communities, conscious living, farm-to-table experiences and bringing more flow arts into her local communities and bringing yoga to all.

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Sam immediately called Aime at The West Mountain Inn where she pitched the idea of a “Vermont Yoga Festival” at the historic Inn. Amie loved the idea of creating a yoga and wellness festival and instantly was on board.

Sam and Amie at The West Mountain Inn

Voila, our second Co-Founder was found as well as a magical Vermont location set on a 150+ acres right next to the famous Battenkill River.

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Vermont Yoga Festival - The OM Festival Meet The Founders

Meet the dream team behind OM.   Our vision has come alive and we can’t wait to share the magical Green Mountains of Vermont with you for, year two,  OM 2024!

We are delighted to announce that our team of local volunteers and Amie Emmons the Owner of The West Mountain Inn with over 30+ years of running large scale events, weddings and more have teamed up together again to bring you the 2nd annual, The OM Festival!  The Mountains Are Calling! See yourself in Vermont in 2024!

The Mountains Are Calling. And I Must Go OM!


What are you waiting for? Don’t miss your chance to join us in Vermont.