Wonderland Or Wanderlust?

Whistler, BC, known for its gorgeous snowy peaks and world-renowned skiing is set to host one of the most thought provoking, health optimizing events this weekend.

It’s that time of year again.  A time to get fit, a time to get inspired and a time to dive deep in to the spirit of thousands other mindful human beings. Wanderlust comes back to Whistler, BC to display one of the years most beautiful, motivational and informative events around the world. This retreat-like experience attracts wellness enthusiasts, mindful adventurers, families and foodies from around the globe for a weekend of wellness, adventure, organic eats & treats, local wines, live music and inspirational presentations from a handful of the worlds most prestigious thought leaders.

Taking place August 3-6, 2017, attendees can choose from an array of activities including yoga, meditation, explorative hikes, running treks, food demos, music workshops—and more— culminating to a truly unforgettable August long weekend.

Wanderlust Wellness Festival Whistler BC

So, what’s new and cannot be missed at Wanderlust Whistler 2017?

  • Yogis are in the house: The festival offers classes with Seane Corn, Eoin Finn, Annie Carpenter, Vinnie Marino Yogi Amandeep and More. They are also excited to announce that Seane and Eoin, world-renowned, powerhouse yoga instructors, return to share their distinctive yoga styles that are sure to limber you up.
  • Break it down with Bodywork Classes: Wanderlust’s “Haven” venue will host a variety of bodywork classes throughout the weekend; learn how to release muscles with self massage, massage with props, such as rollers and balls, and techniques for relieving pain, facilitating proper posture, and improving sleep.
  • Be serenaded by Musical Performances: Get down with live jams. Whistler Presents: Outdoor Concert Series featuring the soulful funk of Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, the innovative circus performance of Quixotic, the R&B/psychedelic stylings of Con Brio, the emotional world-pop of Elijah Ray, the expansive, hypnotic sounds of Khruangbin and many more.
  • Sit through innovative Speakeasy Talks: Get inspired by its lecture series featuring: Bulletproof CEO Dave Asprey offering diet and lifestyle changes that support a sharper, smarter, faster, more resilient brain; former President of Harpo Studios and final Executive Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show Sheri Salata shows you how to reframe, redefine and reimagine all areas of your life without anxiety, guilt and self -judgment; Author of the bestselling book Conscious Uncoupling, Katherine Woodward Thomas helps you awaken your power to create happy, healthy, committed love—and more.
  • Sit down with Salt + Smoke: Traveling from North Carolina, the Salt & Smoke Roadshow is coming to Wanderlust for an evening to celebrate some southern cultural roots. Dance to live music, eat local, and enjoy an ever-so- fashionable Salt & Smoke pint glass.

Wanderlust Wellness Festival Whistler BC

  • Get down in the Yoga Music Workshop: Join DJ Taz Rashid for a workshop on how to build a yoga music playlist. Learn how to breakdown your classes in a simple way, and easily build your favorite music into any practice whether it’s a high intensity vinyasa, or a mellow yin, restorative class or to your personalized yoga style.
  • Find Peace and serenity with Meditation Classes: Unplug and get centered with meditation classes from renowned teachers such as Davidji, Insiya Rasiwala-Finn and more.
  • Deepen your consciousness with Soulscape Classes: This yoga practice accompanied by our DJs powerful, exclusive playlists is designed to dissolve hardened boundaries and unwind the tension. Classes devoted entirely to the music of Bon Iver, David Bowie, Moby, Coldplay and a mashup of Lauryn Hill and Enya are on this year’s roster.
  • Kick off each day with Daily Ashtanga Classes: Fiona Stang leads attendees through the fundamentals of this particular Mysore yoga tradition. Beginner as well as more advanced classes are offered.
  • Chill out in Wanderlust Listening Room: Their brand new, one-of- a-kind aural experience of music: Sink into the comfort and peace of low lighting, pillows, and cushions and drift into an intimate and personal experience of specially-curated music with a live musician in state of the art surround sound speakers.

The Wanderlust Festival North American tour will continue beyond Whistler with a final stop in Tremblant, Quebec (Canada), August 24-27. For more information, the full lineup and tickets please visit:

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Festival attendees will be nourished by a number of Wanderlust partners, including:

Adidas, who will host a one-of- a kind, immersive onsite activation to engage in attendee-led experiences, enabling them to embed more sport into their day and create their best selves at all US-based events. Apparel from the adidas x Wanderlust co-branded collection will be sold at each event.

Drawing on the healthy lifestyle of Scandinavia, Ole Henriksen skincare combines efficacious powerful actives, natural botanicals and essential fatty acids to exfoliate, treat and soothe skin – resulting in the Ole Glow™. Presenting the Glow Tour, a one of a kind-discovery experience designed to help attendees reveal their Ole Glow, Ole Henriksen invites festival attendees to stop by for exert skin consultations, hands-on product trials and luxe surprises around every turn. Overcome “problem” skin with Ole Henriksen and discover pure radiance from the inside out.

TY KU Sake, authentically brewed in Nara, Japan—the birthplace of sake—is 100% all natural and completely free of gluten, sulfites and tannins. It’s the perfect way to unwind without undoing the day’s practice. Come by for a special Sake 101 and sample four types of award winning sake.

Wanderlust Wellness Festival Whistler BC

 

About Wanderlust:

Wanderlust Holdings, LLC is a global yoga lifestyle company founded in 2009. It’s mission is to help you find your true north—to live a healthy and inspired life.  Wanderlust’s events encompass Wanderlust Festival, the largest multi-day yoga and music festivals in the world and Wanderlust 108, a one-day “mindful triathlon” taking place in urban parks across the world. In 2012, we opened the first Wanderlust Yoga studio, a re-imagination of the yoga studio experience and began offering Wanderlust Teacher Training, a yoga teacher-training program inspired by the Wanderlust festival experience. In 2015, we launched Wanderlust TV, a media platform connecting viewers with inspirational teachers and wellness experts and Wanderlust Hollywood, a 10,000 square foot center in Los Angeles, CA offering yoga and meditation classes, a world-class organic restaurant, and a full-

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Guest article by ~

Heidi Bauman:  The beautiful and talented Heidi Bauman is a Kootney girl with an affinity for capturing all the gorgeous moments and landscapes BC has to offer. If she is not hiking peaks she is seeking adventure by the sea, lake or river making every moment count. 

Cam MacDougall:  At his core, Cam is a true adventure seeker. From climbing mountains to paddling rivers and skiing the slopes he follows his inner child and never stops playing. As an entrepreneur, coach and writer he is always searching for that next moment, lesson or opportunity. He is passionate about optimizing human life and helping people dig deep in to their true potential. Born in Vancouver and raised in Whistler BC, he has the PNW coursing his veins. He embodies a mindful, fulfilling lifestyle and likes nothing more than to communicate his findings with the world. Writing is his favourite medium, personal experience his favourite research. 

Join Heidi and Cam at Wanderlust this weekend through our Facebook and Instagram live feed!

 

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Andrea Bell

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Having over twenty years in the fashion and PR industries, Andrea has covered positions as an author, editor, stylist, art director, consultant, marketing director, social media director and in various media stations in publishing. Green longer than she can remember. Updo in the clouds and feet firmly planted in a fabulously structured garden.