Whistler Wanderlust Festival – Here’s The Flowdown
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Whistler Wanderlust Festival – Here’s The Flowdown

When Whistler’s streets are full of brightly, and tightly, clad people who look oddly serene as the rest of us dash around, it can mean only one thing – the Whistler Wanderlust Festival has rolled into town.

Yogis from around the globe descend on our mountain town for some down-dogging, dancing and dining whilst sharing their wisdom in an amazing line-up of events. The Whistler Wanderlust Festival runs from July 31 – Aug 4, and is the producer of the largest yoga lifestyle events in the world – all we can say is it’s pretty cool they chose to bend and stretch their way over to our neck of the woods.

“Wanderlust is an opportunity to choose your own adventure and live it in a beautiful, natural location like Whistler,” said Wanderlust co-founder Jeff Krasno. “We look forward to bringing people together to celebrate, exchange ideas and experience the good things in life.”

Whilst you read this post, you could really get into this whole Wanderlust thing by cranking up their playlist. Now you’ve done that, here’s a run down of some of the cool things happening in our community that you can get involved with.

The Best of the Whistler Wanderlust Festival

Yoga

Hit the mat with top tier yoga personalities encompassing a vast variety of yoga styles and personal tastes: Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Eoin Finn and more. Dedicated yogis have the option this year to opt for a Voyager Pass that features the full festival experience with an added Module 1 of the Wanderlust Teacher Training, providing for an 8-day life-changing experience offered by no other yoga festival producer.

Yoga on the mountains, part of the Wanderlust Festival

Music

Get down with artists such as Emancipator, Tycho, the soulful Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, RJD2 and the positive hip hop of MC Yogi.

There is plenty of music to enjoy at the Whistler Wanderlust Festival.

Spectacle

Nicknamed the “Cirque du Soleil of yoga,” the Wanderlust Spectacular is a multilayered show that brings together artists from diverse fields of performance such as acroyoga, slacklining, Budokan (martial arts) yoga and hooping.

The Cirque du Soleil of yoga - part of the Wanderlust Spectacular event.

Food

Guests can experience “Winderlust,” an evening of wine samplings and beer tastings from local, organic, and biodynamic vineyards. Or, the Wanderlust Farm-to-Table dinner, which features a chef-crafted meal sourced from the freshest, seasonable ingredients from local British Columbia farms.

Farm to table dinner at the Wanderlust Festival.

Talks

Attendees will be inspired by the Speakeasy series, a casual lecture experience featuring today’s thought leaders in health, mindfulness, environmentalism, and other topics. Padma Shyam, one of Canada’s most respected and popular teachers of meditation, yoga and self-realization, the passionate and inspirational Ryan Leier and many more will speak.

Speakeasy Speaker Series at the Wanderlust Festival.

Feeling inspired to get your stretch on and connect with your inner chakras? Discover more about the Whistler Wanderlust Festival here or, better yet, for a totally zen experience let our friendly Whistler concierge services plan your ultimate weekend yoga escape in the mountains.

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