Survival Guide to Wanderlust

24th July, 2019

With just over two weeks left, here is everything you need to know for the yoga event of the year. Wanderlust at Whistler Blackcomb hosts a variety of activities ranging from yoga, speakeasy talks, silent disco parties and more.

Not sure where to start? Day 1 will give you a taste of what the festival has to offer. Start with a class or spend the day learning about what you care about the most. Whether it be yoga, self-growth, or nutrition, you will explore Wanderlust’s pillars of practice, listen, explore, learn, and taste.

With 200+ events to go to, narrowing down the options can become difficult so here is a quick review of what’s happening.

Immersion

New in 2019, Wanderlust offers Immersion, an all-in-one day workshop that make it easy for you to drill down on what you’re most interested in. Instead of picking and choosing separate events, Wanderlust has put together an itinerary that makes for the rewarding day.

On August 1st, Cheryl Strayed offers a day-long immersion workshop, “Clarity, Courage, Truth, Power”, to empower you to live a “creative and courageous [life]”. This personal development workshop blends classes and workshops into one and will set you up to get the most out of your weekend. It kicks off with optional morning yoga followed by a morning session and lunch break. After lunch, you have the option to participate in a musical meditation hike and finish the day off with Cheryl’s afternoon session. Find more information here.

Wanderlust Immersion

Photo Credit Bruce Mars | Stocksnap

Silent Disco

Have you ever been to a festival where you like one artist but not another? Wanderlust offers an experience like no other. If you stumble across this event you may be confused by people dancing away at what seems like no music. However, at the silent disco, everyone receives a set of headphones to listen to one or more of the DJs present.

Back again for another year, don’t miss out on Wanderlust’s Sound Off Silent Disco on Saturday, August 3rd. Find your tickets here.

Wanderlust - Silent Disco

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Yoga

When at Wanderlust you can’t survive without a couple sessions of yoga.

Led by yogi instructor Eoin Finn, ‘Joy Ride: Embodied Bliss flow’, not to be confused with the downhill mountain biking event at Crankworx, this class spends time on stretching, deep climax poses, and core work. Eoin is also an ocean activist and has been featured in Oprah, the New York Times, Vogue, and more. The goal of this class is to become more in tune with your body. If this piques your interest, you can find information and tickets here.

Want to try something different but aren’t sure what to do? “Slackline Yoga Fundamentals”, also known as Slackasana, will teach you body awareness. In this class, you will learn how to balance on something other than a yoga mat, a slackline. Already a pro? Wanderlust also offers several other slackline workshops to push yourself and possibly a partner past the boundaries of what you thought you were capable of. You can find tickets and your slackline yoga options here.

Food

And who could forget about the food? After a long day at Wanderlust, you’ll be eager to eat, drink, and reflect on the day. Whistler offers a variety of meal options, below are a couple to name a few to help you survive Wanderlust.

Meat-less fans - The Green Moustache is a plant-based café offering breakfast, lunch, smoothies, and juices open every day from 8am-5pm. For Whistler’s only 100% vegan café, you can find their menu here.

For a little indulgence -  Whether you’re pairing meats with cheeses or meals with wine, we recommend stopping by Basalt Wine + Salumeria, right at the centre of Whistler Village and attached to the Crystal Lodge & Suites. After a long day at Wanderlust, this makes for the perfect way to wrap up and appreciate on all that you have participated in.  

Basalt

Photo Credit - Darby Magill

Ask our Crystal Lodge reservations team about how you can make the most out of your stay during the Wanderlust Festival. Call 1.800.667.3363  or email [email protected] to book your Whistler accommodation and find your true north.