Wanderlust Is Here! Thursday Highlights.
As the sun looms over the Sierras and the mist rolls away this morning, a new journey begins. One filled with euphoric classes, exuberant dance parties, captivating lectures, local and organic food & drink, and so much more, high atop a magical place we'll call home for the next four days . . . WANDERLUST.
The weekend is sure to be a peak moment in your lifelong lust for wandering and wondering. And to make sure you will be fully engaged and aware of all things Wanderlust, we'll be sending out daily emails, posting to our Blog and of course on Facebook and Twitter.
Here are some of the day's highlights:
8AM. Classes in session.
The festivities kick off bright and early with teachers Annie Carpenter, Rusty Wells and Demetri Velisarius leading the charge. Seeker and Sage tickets are now sold out, but you can still purchase Pilgrim (one day yoga passes) for Thurs and Sunday here.
10:30AM. Hike the High Sierras.
Schuyler Grant, yoga teacher and co-founder, leads a truly epic hike along a babbling stream, passing through pine forest, up a steep rock face, across a field of wildflowers and maybe even through a patch of snow. The hike ends at High Camp around 2:30pm, at which point you can dive into the pool or soak your sore body in the oversized hot tub.
11 AM. Guided kayak tour of the Lake. Yoga on the beach.
Seva At The Lake is a truly unique opportunity presented by Off The Mat Into The World to explore and give back to mother Earth. Kayak through the beautiful north shore, floating above underwater granite gardens and into one of the deepest bays where the water is more than 1000 feet deep. Our journey will take us to a hidden beach, where we will practice yoga and clean up the beach. If you have registered for the event and have not paid, please bring $25 in cash or you will not be able to join.
1:30 PM. Rafting adventure with Shiva Rea
Our bodies flow as river of prana - that is why we feel so good on the rivers or in the flow of yoga or the joy of music. Join us for a ride with your favorite pranic river guide, Shiva Rea! For those of you who have registered but not paid, please be sure to bring $25 in cash. The bus leaves from the Village at Squaw, Building 5 at 1:30 PM.
Need some bodywork?
Take a moment and visit the Wanderlust Wellness Village where talented healers help to melt your tissues, find relief for that pain that won't seem to go away, or simply find respite in the nectarian surrender offered by healing hands. You can schedule a session with one of a dozen practitioners online here or in person at Wellness Village, nestled between Village Anusara and Kula Village.
8:45pm. Chill out and catch a flick
LUNAFEST, a traveling film festival of award-wining shorts by, for and about women, starts early evening at the Kula Vilage. Come relax, enjoy great food in the village and rest up for the official welcome party.
10 PM. Welcome Party with DJ Dragonfly
To wrap up an epic first day on the mountain, come get your dance on at the Olympic Plaza Bar for the Wanderlust welcome party featuring DJ Dragonfly! All yoga ticket holders are welcome!
We''ll leave you with a thought from Elena Brower, by way of The Daily Love. Stay tuned for more updates tomorrow. See you on the cable car!
"The practice of yoga helps you open space within you so you can have a greater awareness of how to love yourself."