Yogis, yoga enthusiasts and pretty much anyone passionate about health and wellness gathered on the lawn in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park yesterday for Wanderlust 108 Yoga Festival. It was my first time attending and here’s my recap!
The day started with a mindful triathlon which included a 5K run and cool down with yoga & meditation. I didn’t participate in the 5K First but I did join my fellow wanderlusters in a historic attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most people doing yoga in pairs. Everyone who participated in attempting to break the world record received a red Adidas t-shirt to wear during the yoga session. As you can see above, the lawn was a sea of red..lol. It’s NYC so of course we rocked it and broke the record! Next, I hopped on my mat for THE BEST 90 minute DJ powered yoga flow I’ve ever experienced! The lawn was FILLED with over 300 people doing yoga and it was a flow to remember!
The crisp breeze and blue sky really helped set the tone along with the music by DJ Drez. There were yogi’s from beginner to advanced on the lawn so I didn’t feel intimidated at all. The pace & flow were faster than I’ve done in the past but the poses were repetitive every 5-10 minutes. I got the hang of it after about 5 or 6 tries and took breaks when needed. This session really worked my core, thighs, arms and more. I have that “hurt so good” feeling this morning which I low-key love!..lol. This flow called for relying on our partner and fellow wanderlusters for support in every aspect. I walked away from this session feeling calm, centered, grateful and with a sense of clarity.
I meditated for about 15 minutes and then my best friend and I decided to walk the lawn and scope out the booths and tents. Adidas is the official sponsor of Wanderlust 108 so we headed to their tent 1st. I purchased an official Wanderlust tank and Adidas “Performer High Rise Tights”. I also purchased “The Heart of the Revolution” by Noah Levine. This book focuses on the Buddha’s radical teachings on forgiveness, compassion and kindness. I can’t wait to start reading this week!
We tried samples from our favorite plant-based brands like Health-Ade Kombucha, Rebbl and Kite Hill. One new vendor we tried as plant-based snack company “Nothing But The Fruit”. They make the most delicious healthy fruit bites and provided LOADS of free samples. Check out the super cute booth they had set up! Their backdrop and props were PERFECT for taking pics! They also had a tasting station where you could combine healthy toppings with their bites to experience flavors on a different level. I ended up loving the Rasberry Chia Fruit Bites the most. Just think fruit roll-up without all the junk and preservatives!.lol.
I signed up for Wanderlust super last-minute so I wasn’t able to sign up for many of the workshops. There are two options for tickets: 1) Free ticket: Bandana + Yoga & Meditation only. 2) $55 ticket: allows you to participate in the 5K run, access to unlimited workshops, goodie bag, bandana and guarantees you a mat on the lawn by the stage for yoga & meditation.
Now that I know there’s a Wanderlust chapter in my area I’m totally there for next year’s festivities! Have you ever been to Wanderlust Yoga Festival in your city? I highly recommend attending at least once!
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