A number of Estevan residents took the opportunity to learn a little bit more about themselves and their health over the weekend.
The Natural Health Expo, the second such event to be held in the city, went Saturday and Sunday at the Wylie-Mitchell Hall.
Organizer Chaelynn Slykhuis of Carlyle was thrilled with the turnout, noting they had more people attend the expo Saturday than they did for last year’s two-day event.
“We are up to probably 150 people through the door which is really neat,” Slykhuis said. “This is a non-competitive environment. There are lots of good feelings in the room. It’s been great.”
The focus of the expo is health and wellness and giving people a chance to find themselves, Slykhuis said.
“Some people are struggling and trying to figure out what is best for them,” she said. “They don’t want to go to doctors. There are a lot of people that want to heal for themselves.”
The range of exhibitors touched on everything from herbal teas to water filtration systems to healing crystals, all with a goal of helping people in whatever situation they might find themselves in.
“We go from healthy foods to skin care products; there are psychics, angel readers, people that focus on your aura and balancing your chakra. There is a lot of good selection, a lot of different people here so it is not like the same thing.”
Slykhuis said the success of this year’s expo increases the likelihood of another event in 2013.