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Why Wanderlust Whistler Is Yogi Paradise

Aug 18 2014 - 5:38pm

If you're a yogi looking for an active mind-body retreat, there's no event quite like a Wanderlust Festival [1]. 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 [2], 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.

Source: Instagram user bohopro [3]

Yogi Beats

MC Yogi is a staple at Wanderlust Festivals all over the country — 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!

Source: Instagram user mcyogi [4]


Paddleboard yoga is an awesome opportunity to bring your practice to open water — 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.

Source: Instagram user spiritualgangster [5]

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.

Source: Instagram user siannasherman [6]

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 [7], mindful runs, and gorgeous hikes followed by mediation practice. There was something for everyone.

Source: Instagram user kellytrach [8]

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 [9]. 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.

Source: Instagram user popsugarfitness [10]

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!

Source: Instagram user wanderlustfest [11]

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!

Source: Instagram user judyswens [12]

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