While yoga on the Burrard Street Bridge may have gotten the ax, there are plenty of other Vancouver events to participate in this summer that feature downward dog. While I started off writing about 5 of them, I found myself narrowing it down to just one–because that’s how cool the following event sounds.
(PS- I really want to go.)
From July 30-August 3rd, yogis, hippies, outdoors-men, and general life-lovers alike will participate in a celebration of wellness. Whether you are there for the yummy organic food, yoga and meditation classes, music, or top chefs and winemakers, this family-friendly festival is not to be missed.
Live music will be a massive part of this festival, and confirmed artists for 2015 include Michael Franti, Thievery Corporation, Lake Street Dive, Lee Fields and The Expressions, The Barr Brothers, Rising Appalachia, and MC Yogi.
Taking place in scenic Whistler Village, this festival promises to boast amazing atmosphere. There will be music, speakers, incredible food prepared by some amazing chefs, performers, and of course, a whole lot of tree pose.
Maybe a little mermaid.
Have kids? The Wanderkind children’s festival will also be available for the entire weekend for kids aged 4-10. Activities include yoga (obviously!), arts, crafts, hoola-hooping, and music making.
Wanderlust Whistler brings together the world’s most renowned yoga teachers, and draws participants from all over North America. Confirmed instructors for 2015 include Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Elena Brower, Rod Stryker, Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman, and Sri Dharma Mittra.
Between their various teaching styles and the broad spectrum of yoga disciplines, Wanderlust is hypothesized to feature some of the world’s best yoga. If you’re a yogi, you need to be here.
Actually, it doesn’t really matter if you’re a yogi.
Aside from yoga, there will be guided hikes, meditation, zip-lining, rock climbing, cross-country bike riding, rafting, and paddle boarding–something for everyone!
The Farm to Table Dinner is supposedly an unforgettable dining experience. Local farmers and chefs collaborate to create an inspired assortment of sustainable, eco-friendly, fresh, and local foods that come together in one incredible meal.
There will also be a Farmer’s Market in the Upper Village for participants to check out.
Local winemakers will be present at the festival to showcase their newest varieties. Termed ‘Wanderlust Uncorked,’ the festival organizes small gatherings featuring local wine, craft beer, and fabulous company.
Want tickets?! Thought so–you can get them HERE, but keep in mind that the price goes up July 1st.