Southern Bend, a new non-profit organization that aims at uniting the Chattanooga community, will be heading to the scenic city in August.

The kick-off for the city's first yoga festival will be Saturday, August 27th, 2016 from noon until 11 p.m. in Coolidge Park.

Officials involved with the event are inviting hundreds of individuals to come together in a powerful practice of unity.

The festival features a number of unique sessions lead by nationally acclaimed yogis.

Event officials are inviting all ages to come out and enjoy the festival, including those who do not have much yoga experience. 

Along with bringing together the local community, the Southern Bend Festival also donates 10% of funding to the Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA). 

COTA helps children and young adults who need a life-saving transplant by providing fundraising assistance and family support.

Tickets will be $60 for general admission, $12 for children under age 12, and free for children under the age of five. Early bird tickets will be available until August 14th for $45.

Tickets offer access to three out of eight different sessions.

More information on each session can be found on the Southern Bend Festival website

Southern Bend is currently seeking more sponsorship dollars to support the kick-off of the festival, and also to raise funds for a three-day festival in 2017. If you are interested in sponsoring or making a donation, contact: