Why Wanderlust Whistler Is Yogi Paradise

Why Wanderlust Whistler Is Yogi Paradise

If you’re a yogi looking for an active mind-body retreat| there’s no event quite like a Wanderlust Festival. Between the world-renowned teachers| scenic views| and awe-inspiring events| all of the Wanderlust Festivals all over the world have something special to offer. This year| I was lucky enough to head up to gorgeous British Columbia to attend the Whistler| British Columbia| Canada| event. Plenty of attendees snapped creative shots documenting their favorite parts of the festival| so click through to join in on the fun. Once you check out all this yoga goodness| chances are you’ll be ready to book for next year!

Photos by Jon Chiang for Wanderlust Festival

| An Acro Spectacular

Wanderlust calls their opening-night party their version of a “”yoga circus.”” Think of it as a giant Cirque du Soleil dance party for yogis. Many teachers like Chelsey Korus and Matt Giordano (pictured) got on stage to show off their strength and grace.

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| Yogi Beats

MC Yogi is a staple at Wanderlust Festivals all over the country u2014 and for good reason! His classes are full of awesome music| energetic enthusiasm| and powerful messages of love and peace. If you even have the opportunity to take class with MC Yogi| don’t pass it up!

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| S’up?

Paddleboard yoga is an awesome opportunity to bring your practice to open water u2014 and it’s offered at every Wanderlust Festival! Interested yogis can learn the basics of stand-up paddleboarding and then experience a gentle practice out on the water.

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| Open Hearts

The spiritual side of yoga pervades the scene at every Wanderlust Festival. At the “”Seeds of Change”” class| yoga superstars Seane Corn| Kerri Kelly| and Suzanne Sterling led a group together in a combination class that included yoga| meditation| and dance.

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| Zen Hikes

While lots of work is done on the mat| Wanderlust Whistler offered plenty of far-out yoga experiences like self-massage classes| slackline yoga| mindful runs| and gorgeous hikes followed by mediation practice. There was something for everyone.

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| The Perfect Postyoga Sip

After hours upon hours of yoga| I was lucky enough to put my feet up at the gorgeous Four Seasons Whistler. I was thrilled (and relieved) to find out they had a room service menu offering a ton of local goods and fresh-pressed juices just like this refreshing and nutritious mix of carrot| celery| apple| and ginger.

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| A Little Night of Music

Yoga classes aside| Wanderlust brings a killer mix of musicians to the scene. After long days of incredible yoga| sore muscles got another workout at wild dance parties featuring music from RJD2| Charles Bradley and the Extraordinaires| and Tycho. It was a fun and fantastic way to end each day!

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| Expect the Unexpected

Impromptu dance parties on the mountain are the standard at Wanderlust. Be prepared to get moving on and off your mat| move past your perceived limitations of your practice| and make a ton of new friends in the process!

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