On September 23rd, 2012, I went to my FIRST Wanderlust event. Wanderlust festival is one of the BIGGEST yoga festivals in the world. They promote yoga, dancing, concerts, healthy vegetarian eating, meditation, and hiking over the course of 4 days in one of the most beautiful places in the United States. There are four locations where they are held annually: Vermont, Whistler, California, and Colorado. It is pretty pricey, about $400 dollars for all four days; however, you can purchase one day-three day tickets for cheaper. This does not include a place to stay. Wanderlust also hosts something called “Yoga in the City”. This only occurs for one day and is FREE!!! All you have to do is register online but to be honest, they don’t really check..locations this year were: Los Angeles, CA; New York City, NY; and San Francisco, CA. People get together, listen to music, do yoga, and try out healthy foods.
I was fortunate enough to attend the one in San Francisco. It was at the Little Marina Green; a beautiful location overlooking the bay area and Golden Gate Bridge. My sister and boyfriend accompanied me on this trip. When we first got there, we saw a couple of booths: Health Magazine, Lucy’s Yoga Apparel, Haas Avocados, and The Kind Bar. They all had little knick knacks and samples that they gave away which was awesome. Who doesn’t like free stuff?! After browsing around, we placed our yoga mat down in an assembly line for the sake of a good picture while we were doing yoga. The yoga class started at 10:30 and lasted for an hour and a half. During that hour and a half, four famous yoga teachers came up to teach and we were able to get a little taste of the way that they practice. It was awesome and fun. Over 1,000 people attended; the community and energy was amazing. It was my first time doing yoga outside in nature and I can’t even explain how liberating it felt. After the amazing yoga session, we browsed around for a bit; there was music playing and dancers on stage. The next yoga class was at 3:30 but we had left to go eat…all that yoga and dancing makes you hungry!
Overall, I would totally go again. It was a great experience. I loved seeing everyone’s love for yoga and they were all so nice. All my yogis, if you haven’t attended any wanderlust festivals, you must! I cannot wait to attend the main Wanderlust Festival in Lake Tahoe, CA this coming summer. It’s going to be so beautiful.
Enjoy the pictures! ❤
Seriously guys, don’t these look amazing and fun?! Definitely a moment to remember.