A showcase of the region’s best wellness operators sets up at Caves House and Yallingup Hall next weekend. Organisers of this year’s Yallingup Wellness Expo, scheduled for Sunday, November 19, said they hoped to raise the profile of numerous small businesses across the Capes region as well as contribute to local charities. Devi Harpal told the Times the Yallingup-Margaret River region was coming into its own and would be synonymous with centres like Byron Bay in years to come. “The South West region is well known for its beaches, wineries, breweries etc,” she said. “The region is not as well known for the extent, variety and array of wellness services, modalities and therapies on offer. “The purpose of this expo is to highlight and promote the amazing amount of wellness services now on offer in the regions,” Ms Harpal said. “This is a growing and important sector of the South West community and economy.” Additionally, Ms Harpal said her own experiences volunteering at Safe Space Busselton showed her how crucial local organisations needed support. “All proceeds from the expo will be supporting three local charities, including Radiance South West, Safe Space Busselton and Community’s Refuge,” she said. A full day’s schedule will see practitioner stalls set up on the Caves House garden terrace featuring everything from health and beauty, skincare and natural clothes and products, through to healing crystals and psychic readings. From 9am, attendees will be able to join a variety of active movement classes on the other hotel terraces, with modalities including different styles of yoga, pilates, qigong, sacred dance and sound healing. Coinciding with the expo at Caves House, Yallingup Hall will open at 8am with a one-hour guided meditation and then a group circle, after which a series of presentations will follow. Guest speakers include author and musician Tarn Taran Singh, an early adopter of the kundalini yoga tradition, and Total Reset author Greg Campbell. Festivities at the hall conclude at 6pm with a sound therapy session. Entry is free, with a recommended $10 donation fee per class to support the expo and local charities. A $35 all-day pass allowing access to the entire class program is available to purchase at kundaliniyogasouthwest.com.au.