SOCIAL in the CITY: WANDERLUST FESTIVAL 2014
“Wanderlust Festival Elevates the Extraordinary with More Mindful Adventures than Ever Before”
Five-stop summer celebration to offer unforgettable yoga, mind-blowing music, intriguing speaker series, delicious organic offerings and more
For the last 2 summers, August activities in Whistler have been buzzing with anticipation, excitement and crowded sidewalks. One of the fastest growing festivals, Wanderlust Festival, decided to call Whistler ‘home’ in Canada. This one-of-a-kind getaway will welcome over 60,000 attendees as they experience transformative yoga, adventurous outdoor activities, organic dining by renowned chefs and sustainable brands, local wines, family fun, live music and a thought-provoking speakeasy series.
Social City‘s SOCIAL in the CITY crew has had the unique experience of being able to participate both past summer festivals, and each year that buzz comes back – we’re excited!
The Wanderlust Festival 2014 tour begins in Stratton Mountain (), a new Rocky Mountain home at Aspen-Snowmass ( ), a return to Wanderlust’s original birthplace, Squaw Valley ( ), an extended 5-day event in Whistler, BC, Canada ( ), and a newly expanded festival at Tremblant (August 21- ) to cap off the summer season.
This year, Wanderlust’s sustainable dining experience will be more prominent than ever before. Its signature Farm-to-Table Dinners, presented by EatingWell, will feature high-end mountain top dining created with fresh, locally grown foods and the festival’s very own Wanderlust wine. Superstar chefs, including Sarah Copeland will prepare tasty, well-balanced, whole foods at the Stratton Mountain & Squaw Valley festivals.
Additionally, Fitness and EatingWell magazines will continue to promote being healthy and staying strong in the village with tents featuring light bites and sample products from a variety of mindful food and lifestyle brands. Kashi will share its passion for the power of positive eating with samples of its new granola bars and organic, non-GMO cereals. LUVO will offer its delicious, nutrient-dense menu items, supporting a healthy lifestyle and sustainable future for our planet. Gardein will deliver its signature, mouthwatering plant-based protein—with no cholesterol and less fat and calories than traditional proteins and debuting the first vegan Farm-to-Table dinner at the California Festival. resource® Natural Spring Water, 100% natural spring water in a bottle made with 50% recycled plastic will keep practitioners hydrated and refreshed.
“After all the sun salutations, excursions, dance parties and just the overall physicality found at our festivals—the dining experience serves as the perfect social gathering to rejuvenate both body and soul,” said Wanderlust co-founder Jeff Krasno. “It’s an opportunity for us to express gratitude, enjoy local cuisine and savor each other’s company, mindfully.”
In addition to the food, Wanderlust will return with its traditional offerings including:
YOGA—Hit the mat with top tier yoga personalities encompassing a vast variety of yoga styles and personal tastes: Seane Corn, Gurmukh, Shiva Rea, Jonny Kest, Rod Stryker, Elena Brower, Ana Forrest and more. prAna will be hosting a special Pink Mat events at Wanderlust to show their gratitude for the ways they have helped so many find their strength with a rejuvenating yoga class like no other. The first 50 to arrive will receive one of their signature pink mats. (This summer at Wanderlust Whistler, local yogis such as Blissology founder Eoin Finn, Girlvana Yoga and Distrikt Movement founder Alex Mazerolle, and One Yoga‘s Ryan Leier offer special classes bound to be fun and diverse.)
MUSIC – Jam out with conscious artists like Big Gigantic, Jurassic 5, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Emancipator and Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires. (Wanderlust Whistler’s lineup includes Emancipator, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, RDJ2, TYCHO, MC YOGI, and more!)
NATURE – Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages will delight in the full range of adventurous activities from explorative prAna hikes (connection between nature, yoga and mediation), adventure runs and destination biking to paddleboarding on BOGA stand up paddle boards, kayaking and more. Kids can enjoy the Wanderkind program, while the entire family can take advantage of the festival’s very own campgrounds, the Wanderlands.
TALKS – Attendees will be inspired by the Speakeasy series, a lecture program featuring today’s most mindful and spiritual thought leaders, including Gabrielle Bernstein, Dr. Sara Gottfried, Sharon Salzberg and Sally Hempton.
OTHER ATTRACTIONS- A collection of imaginative activities like acroyoga, slacklining, and hula-hooping will be available.
With festival dates quickly approaching, there’s still a chance to plan an ultimate escape this summer at Wanderlust. For more information and tickets, please visit: www.wanderlust.com
Wanderlust Festival, LLC is a producer of large-scale lifestyle festival events focusing on yoga, music and wellness. Its flagship festival, Wanderlust, was first launched in California in 2009 and has already become the largest multi-day yoga event in the world as well as a significant player in the larger US festival market. The company was founded in 2009 as a joint venture between Velour Music Group, an artist management company and event producer based in New York City, C3 Presents and Starr Hill Presents, event producers responsible for the top music festival brands in the country, including Austin City Limits Festival, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Outside Lands. For more information, please visit www.wanderlust.com. Become a fan of Wanderlust at www.facebook.com/wanderlust, follow Wanderlust on Twitter at www.twitter.com/wanderlustfest, Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+wanderlustfestival , subscribe to Wanderlust’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/WanderlustFestival and follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/wanderlustfest.
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