Do I like yoga? Yes. Do I like being outdoors hiking? Yes. Am I always up for trying new food if claims to be organic or vegan or healthy even if it’s not really? Obviously. Do I like listening to live music? Of course. All these things are being rolled up into one and I get to go!
Tomorrow morning I’m headed to Stratton Mountain in Vermont for Wanderlust!
Wanderlust is a one-of-a-kind festival bringing together the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts and DJs, renowned speakers, top chefs and winemakers, and much, much more — all in a setting of breathtaking natural beauty. We’re talking about fun in the sun and dancing under the stars. Hiking on peaceful trails and gettin’ your down dog on at the top of the mountain. Sipping poolside cocktails with your friends, and then enjoying a tasty farm-to-table dinner with views of the surrounding mountain peaks. Early morning meditations and all-night chakra spinning musical performances – it’s an all-out ecstatic celebration in the most awe-inspiring locations in the world. (Wanderlust Festival)
Timberland invited me as their guest and I jumped at the opportunity. I will be heading up early tomorrow and staying until Friday afternoon. Sadly I’ll miss Anni Difranco and Ziggy Marley, two performers I’ve been forced to listen to over the years thanks to my eclectic groups of friends and grew to enjoy.
As of right now, here is my schedule:
- Waking the Tiger and Dissolving the F.E.A.R with Twee Merrigan (A Yoga asana class with lecture and discussion)
- Detox Flow with Seane Corne
- Morning Meditation Hike with Garth Stevensen
- Stand up Paddleboard yoga on the reservoir with Jonathan Bischoff
- Practice in motion – a basic mindfulness hike with Danny Morris
The entire festival is based at a ski resort so the lodging, markets, tents and hikes are all in the same area. There is a “Co-op” area that promises to feature a farmers market like atmosphere plus other organic brands and local restaurants.
There is a bus that is traveling up to VT from Boston and New York City to support the eco-friendly atmosphere. I feel kinda bad that I can’t take it since I have to leave early but it has the best name ever, The Wanderbus! It’s only $47 round trip for the 3 hour drive.
I am really excited for this adventure because I have never been to a festival that lasts more than a day, I can’t wait to be surrounded by health nuts like me, and to be honest, I’ve never really hiked that much because we simply don’t have challenging terrain in Boston. Whenever I visit my brother in LA, Runyon Canyon is my favorite place to spend quality active time. I can’t wait to see what Timberland has in store for me. I’ve been wanting to go up in NH or VT for a while but life sometimes gets so busy we forget to take time out to remember what it is in life we really enjoy. Lastly, I’m excited to escape the city heat!
Have you ever been to a yoga or music festival before? Let alone both at the same time?