Wanderlust = a long weekend of whatever you’d like to make of it, including the capability of choosing 3 activities a day (yoga-a plethora of styles from vinyasa, hatha, hula hoop, aerial, hiking up Stratton Mountain, running, and meditating). These activities are also combined in some cases, and lead by some positive teachers such as Seane Corn, Elena Bower, and MC Yogi.
And it doesn’t stop there. There are numerous talks (Speak Easy) throughout the day, which include topics such as chakras, ayurveda, and finding your true north, the theme of the festival. If a talk isn’t up your alley, which is included in your ticket price, you can check out live entertainment throughout the day, located at different stages throughout Stratton Mountain.
Many vendors are aligning the paths that you pass as you make your way to your next activity. This years big sponsor was Kashi, handing out free bowls of cereal and granola. Free samples are the usual from the many vendors, with a selection of yogi teas to taste samples of SO Delicious products to tumeric drinks.
If you don’t fill up on all the free samples, you have plenty of dining options available. Food trucks gave options such as pizza, indian cuisine, pitas, salads, and more. A few restaurants were open along Stratton Mountain’s Village also, including a pub and sushi joint.
You can even sign up for the Farm to Table event for dinner. My best friend and I enjoyed the fresh meal at last year’s Wanderlust, also in Stratton. We decided to try the Winederlust this year instead, allowing for two evening hours of wining and dining on some local beverages and cheeses with a picturesque setting of the mountaintop behind us as the sun descended. We relished in the beauty of our surroundings while noshing on the bite size food and sipping the sweet wines.
When the sun sets, you can head to the main tent to catch the night’s entertainment. Bands, singers, slack liners, and dancers adjoin the stage from around 8pm-12am each night, Thursday-Saturday. Sunday night’s performance end in the early evening, as most Wanderlusters are beginning their travels home from their blissful weekend.
Wanderlust events are all over the world, not just at Stratton Mountain, Vermont. Check out where else they will be this year here: http://wanderlust.com/yoga-festivals/
Or come join us next year in Stratton! Tickets are available for Thursday-Sunday, Friday-Sunday, weekend, or even one day passes. Various lodging is available. My best friend and I enjoyed the Long Trail condo we stayed in this year, with the view of Stratton Mountain outside our patio.
There are even some one day events that pop up around the country for free! I’ve missed the last two in Philly, but heard they were a blast!
Whatever Wanderlust you choose to go to in the future, you will not be disappointed, and will return home feeling like a rested, relaxed, and rejuvenated new person. And who knows, maybe you will even find your true north?