Wanderlust108, a yoga festival
Continuing the festival season, FashionEdits would like to highlight Wanderlust 108, a yoga festival happening right here at Prospect Park on September 11th in Brooklyn, NY. Wanderlust’s core mission is to create community around mindful living. Yoga in its self is about cultivating a mindful experience through the union of the mind, body and soul as to develop self-awareness and inner peace in order to create a rippling effect that creates harmony with the world around oneself in one heart. Yes, yoga is more than pretzeling the body and looking graceful in a gravity-defying pose! And Wanderlust 108 is the perfect place for the curious or long-time yoga practitioners to come out and experience the healing vibrations of yoga.
The day is jam packed with mindful activities starting with the “mindful triathlon”. The first part begins with a 5K run (or walk, skip, and a hop) where every step taken is monitored through the Charity Miles app where Wanderlust will donate money towards charity. There will also be a DJ-powered yoga by our beloved MC Yogi led by top instructors ending with the final part, a meditation session led by Against the Stream. If the 5K seems too much on the body, no problem at all! Guests are welcome to purchase the Yoga & Meditation only ticket and listening to our own body is the one of the key principles of a yoga practice so do away with our ego, it takes up too much room! But if your body, mind and spirit is in tip-top shape, FashionEdits recommends going all in with the 108 Premium ticket that comes with a $15 credit towards Wanderlust merchandise and a mulit-functional Wanderlust fandana. It also allows you to participate in the full “mindful triathlon” (5K run, yoga, meditation) as well as the luxury to sign up for one of their bonus activity where guests can choose from AIReal Yoga, AcroYoga, Hooping, Slacklining, Barree3, Metta Meditation and Tribal Body Marking.
FashionEdits caught up with Kimberly Small, the Director of Publicity for Wanderlust who said, “Wanderlust 108 is the world’s only “mindful triathlon,” combining a 5k run, a 90 minute yoga class, and a large scale, led meditation. We take the concept of a traditional triathlon and focus on wellness and community, rather than competition. Whether you like to run and are new to meditation or love yoga and practice in a small studio, the Wanderlust 108 provides the opportunity to connect with a like-minded crew, perhaps make some new friends and, as many past attendees have told us, leave the event at the end of the day feeling better than when they arrived.” The event surely sounds like a makeover for the soul, an appropriate way to prepare and usher in the autumn equinox and end the summer on a yoga high note!
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