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Wanderlust Festival: Discovering my true north in Stratton, VT.



My first Wanderlust Festival experience was so amazing!

I have been wanting to attend one of these Wanderlust Festivals for years and finally made a commitment to myself to attend this year. Treat Yo'self. I was thrilled when a good friend of mine was willing to join in on the fun too. I booked my tickets as soon as they were made available back in February and quickly filled my schedule with as many classes possible. (Soon to learn this would be the best rookie mistake ever) Did I consider myself a yogi? Definitely No. However, having booked my tickets months in advance I told myself I'd up my game by integrating a daily yoga practice. LOL. Fast forward to June and I had only a couple yoga classes under my belt. #yolo

I'm known for constantly overbooking my personal schedule and always having something to do. To say that I had been feeling burnt out over the last few months is an understatement. I was determined to make this weekend at the festival about self reflection, discovery, rest, and a much needed recharge.

Below is a snapshot of what my days looked like!


Wednesday

-Arrival and check-in

-Paid for overpriced yet tasty 'Wanderlust' themed cocktails and got ready for the big weekend ahead.

Thursday

-Follow the Ayurvedic Rhythm of Nature w/ Erin Casperson*

-Sun Salutations

-Yin Yoga & Chakra Meditation w/ Joe Barnett

-Stand up Paddle Board Yoga* w/Jeramie Vaine

-The FIXX w/ Schuyler Grant*

-Welcome Ceremony

-Amplified Kundalini Yoga w/ the amazing Donovan Vriens-McGrath*


Friday

-AIReal Power Yoga w/ founder Carmen Curtis*

-Vinyasa for Life w/ Schuyler Grant*

-Speakeasy Talk: Living Life from Intention* w/ Lauren Ash, founder of Black Girl in Om

-Sunbowl Hike on Stratton Mt.

-Silent Disco!*


Saturday

-Speakeasy Talk: Detox, Declutter, Organize w/ Lauren Ash

-Morning Aloha music with Tavana at the Wanderlust Cafe

-Vinyasaless Vinyasa w/ Caley Alyssa

-Sound Journey Meditation w. Martier Sound Meditation

-Farm-to-table Dinner


( ^^^ seriously my body after full days of back to back classes)

Sunday

-Myths of Meditation w/ Megan Monahan*

-Attitude of Gratitude Meditation w/ Megan Monahan

-Gondola ride to Stratton Mt. Summit

-Transform to Transcend Kundalini Yoga w/ Kjord Davis*

-Head back home with a newfound clarity: check

*These classes were the highlight for me this weekend <3


There you have it! Those are just some of the things I experienced at Wanderlust. In-between classes my days were filled with delicious (vegan) foods, phenomenal music, shopping, and time with new friends.

There is simply too much to say regarding this life changing weekend. the Wanderlust Festival is something to be experienced. Everything was so fun and inspiring! Positive vibes all around.

If you're reading this, I hope you find the time to reflect on where you are right now and practice self care whatever that may mean for you. It's important to get recentered and figure out your personal intentions to ensure you're actually living the life you want according to your personal values.

I can't wait to book my trip for a future festival! Feel free to reach out with any questions!

Namaste <3

- G

Check out other photos from my experience below!

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