Wanderlust Whistler draws yoga devotees with a thirst for mountain air and outdoor adventure

The annual event offers everything from asanas to ziplining

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      West Coast yogis looking to take their practice to another level—literally and figuratively—probably can’t wait for Wanderlust Whistler.

      The annual extravaganza takes place in mountain resort from August 2 to 5. It’s an extended long weekend packed with all sorts of different yoga sessions, talks, outdoor activities, live music, food and drink, and other draws.

      Among the yoga instructors attending are Seane Corn, Sri Dharma Mittra, and Noah Mazé.

      Also on offer are meditation sessions, goal-setting workshops, and FIXX classes, which are described in a release as Wanderlust Hollywood signature experience, a  “breath-based asana class set to a carefully curated soundtrack, specifically made for Wanderlust’s 2018 festivals by DJ Taz Rashid”.

      Individuals don headphones for the fest’s Silent Disco, with DJs such as DJ Drez, Jesse Blake, Zack Darling spinning tunes. Meanwhile, Donovan McGrath, creator of Amplified Yoga, “uses the deep house beats of a live DJ, Kundalini technology, breath, meditation and free form movement” in his sessions.

      New this year are HIIT classes, the acronym standing for high-intensity interval training.   

      Attendees will also be able to take in live performances that are part of the Whistler Presents: Outdoor Concert Series, featuring the Stars, MarchFourth, Orgone, Nick Mulvey, Garth Stevenson, Beautiful Chorus, Jordan Waré, Geoffroy, Samuel J, and others.

      Speakeasy Talks come courtesy of Karen Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre; iTunes podcaster Emily Morse (“Sex with Emily”); and best-selling authors Gary Zukav and Linda Francis, founders of the Seat of the Soul Institute, which aims to help people find their “authentic power”.

      Other activities on offer include ziplining, biking, stand-up-paddleboard yoga, river rafting, and more.

      There will be an outdoor, mountain-side farm to table dinner ($145 plus tax) with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options and the Happiest Hour ($55), with post-yoga snacks and drinks.

      Prices for the festival vary, with certain one-day passes starting at $100 plus tax until July 31. See here for ticket info.

      Headquartered in L.A., Wanderlust became a Certified B Corporation earlier this year.