Plant-Based Food and Yoga Galore to be Featured at U.S. Veg Corp's 5th Vegetarian Food Festival

Scottsdale, AZ, January 11, 2019 --( Aerial yoga classes and eco-eating are just a couple of the innovative offerings on tap at the 5th annual Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival, to take place over the weekend of February 2-3 at the Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater.

The company called Elevate Yoga & Wellness will have teachers flying over the festival grounds both days, inviting attendees to try their traditional asanas in the air. With the support of soft, hammock-style silk slings, participants will learn how to integrate body, breath, movement, and meditative awareness while floating above the crowd.

As always, the festival will also feature more traditional yoga classes and chakra balancing in the Mind/Body Zone.

Across the way on the Apple Stage, festival-goers can drop in to hear the panel on Eco Activism featuring Yolanda Soto (executive director of Borderlands Food Bank) and Keith Tharp (executive director of Sustainable Seacoast). Other keynote speakers include Tess Chalis on “Veg Marketing & PR” and Robyn Landis on “How to Eat for Energy and Optimal Health.”

A panel of medical doctors, including Orestes Gutierrez and Bobby Price, will cover how plant-based foods can serve not only as nutrition but also as medicine for a variety of common illnesses. Kicking it up another notch, the Super Fit athletes panel will feature champion body builders Ndem Nkem and Robert Cheeke.

A variety of celebrity chefs will be on hand to demo and sample their ground-breaking vegan dishes. The cooking stage is sponsored by Chef Jason Wyrick who will feature new recipes from his recently opened restaurant, Casa Terra.

Other inventive chefs participating in the festival include Elizabeth Joseph (of Be More Raw fame), Sasha Raj (proprietor of the 24 Carrots natural café and urban juicery), JL Fields (who is also a master vegan lifestyle coach), Noemi Garcia (combining African and Latina flavors), and Jade Lotty (known as the Caribbean Queen).

Scores of vegan vendors will line the pathways of the festival, offering everything from cruelty-free clothing and cosmetics to plant-based appetizers, snacks, hearty meals, and desserts. There will also be information tables staffed by members of the Arizona Humane Society, Share International USA, Recycled City, and others.

In the Kumquat Kids Area of the festival, youthful attendees can settle in for arts and crafts, story-telling, music-making, and bounce-house jumping. And in the Artichoke Artists Area, an array of vegan-inspired art will be displayed, providing unique vistas and the backdrop for creative selfies.

Admission to the festival is free for children under 10, seniors, and active-duty military. Currently there are a number of ticket specials running for those who purchase in advance. Visit for further details.

The festival is presented by U.S. Veg Corp, a 9-year-old company which sponsors large-scale vegan events across the country. Its flagship event is the New York City Vegetarian Food Festival held in Manhattan every spring. For more information, visit
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Sarah Feoli