Wanderlust is the world’s premier yoga & music festival, and the dates for the third annual festival, Wanderlust 2011, have just been announced.
Billed as a place to relax, unwind, bend, dance, revel, and contemplate, USA-based (for now) Wanderlust creates a community of like-minded people who share a common set of interests and values. Bringing together a cross-pollination of yogis, musicians, festival-goers, and the curious, Wanderlust gives everybody a chance to escape the mundane and dwell in the extraordinary. The organisers like to say it’s healthy hedonism and spiritual exploration.
For the first time, Wanderlust 2011 will happen in two different locations, two months apart. The first event is at Stratton Mountain Resort, in Bondville, Vermont June 23rd to 26th 2011. The second Wanderlust happens at Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe California, July 28th to 31st 2011.
The line-up last year of yoga teachers was a who’s who of American Yoga, Shiva Rea, John Friend, Seane Corne, Doug Swenson, Baron Baptiste, Annie Carpenter… and many many more.
The musical line-up included Moby, MC Yogi, Dave Stringer, Steve Gold, Shaman’s Dream and yep, you guessed it… many, many more.
Words can never capture a festival experience, so I’ve selected three of my favourite Wanderlust videos to give you a glimpse into the brave new world of yoga festivals. It’s all about creating community, pushing boundaries, celebrating life & yoga and just having fun.
Enjoy! And who knows… maybe a Kiwi Contingent can make the trip for 2011 and represent Yoga New Zealand at Wanderlust 2011.
Wanderlust 2009 Highlights
Insight into a day at Wanderlust 2010
And finally… Matthew Caton of Pangea Film explores the interaction between yoga and live music at the 2009 Wanderlust Festival.
And if you can’t see those videos in your email or RSS reader… make a trip to the website and check them out – so worth it!
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